A mother's dream of seeing her daughter presented at a Debutante ball has tragic results. Being the daughter of a prominent astronaut as well as her mother's prodding succeeds in her invitation to be one of the Debutantes. But there is tension within the society girls as well as one of the men who has been harboring the known secret within the set that he is a 'Jew' which should have made him ineligible. (A sign of the times.) The Debutante is dead from a fall at the base of a staircase as her name was announced.
The Cold Case team investigates a 1960's case of a young débutant who fell to her death. They also discover that the girl's mother was very traditional and expected her daughter to follow order.
- The 1968 death of an 18-year-old girl who apparently fell down a flight of stairs backstage at a debutante ball is investigated.