Cold Case: Season 1, Episode 22

The Plan (2 May 2004)

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The Team gets an anonymous letter saying the 1999 accidental death of a swim coach at a military academy was the result of a carefully orchestrated plot.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lt. Nash Cavanaugh
James Creighton


The Team gets an anonymous letter saying the 1999 accidental death of a swim coach at a military academy was the result of a carefully orchestrated plot.

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Nash Cavanaugh was murdered on May 15, 1999. See more »


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A lesson to be learned
3 January 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Although I deplore violence, the fate of this sadistic pedophile certainly fits his crimes. His victims were able to figure out his strategy of "seduction" and use the same steps (The Plan) to punish him.

A "boot camp" was a perfect hunting ground for this sexual predator. With even the commandant referring to them as "slop," it was open season on cadets. Who would believe a behavior-disordered kid against a long-time, respected swim coach? Kids being abused by authority figures often feel helpless to resist, especially if they have tried to report it and it was discounted or ignored. As I watched this horrific story unfold, I couldn't help wondering how many kids are being abused right now by relatives, teachers, babysitters,...Everyone needs to learn the signs of abuse and be a protector against predators.

A gripping story told as a well-crafted mystery, including a surprise ending.

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