Cold Case: Season 5, Episode 7

World's End (4 Nov. 2007)

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The discovery of human remains in the bottom of a well leads to the reinvestigation of the case of a housewife who went missing during Orson Welles' radio broadcast of "War of the Worlds".



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Audrey Metz '38
Will Paige '38
Peter Haskell ...
Will Paige '07
Chip Hormess ...
Robert 'Dobber' Metz '38
Julianna McCarthy ...
Penny Centavo '07
Robert 'Dobber' Metz '07


The discovery of human remains in the bottom of a well leads to the reinvestigation of the case of a housewife who went missing during Orson Welles' radio broadcast of "War of the Worlds".

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This is not Jeremy Ratchford's first encounter with Orson Welles' Martians. Ratchford played an unnamed student in an episode of the TV series War of the Worlds (1988), a sequel to the original 1950s classic movie. See more »


When talking about the 'War of the Worlds' radio broadcast in 1938 the lieutenant says, "My wife and I heard it come over the car radio. All we could think of was to get back home to see our children before the final attack." Assuming he had married at the age of 16 and had 2 kids by the time he was 18, he would have to be 87 in the show's 2007 setting. However, he was merely reading a survivors account of the events from that night, just as Vera mentions a survivor driving all night across the country in a towel to see his fiancée. See more »


Written by Irving Berlin
Performed by Frank Sinatra
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It just seemed to me that some of the characters' ages were off in this episode. First off, when they discover the woman's body by the well, Lilli says something to the effect of her being gone for about 50 years, however, the crime happened closer to 70 years prior. That said, some of those characters (Will Paige, man standing next to Audrey in the soup line) would be close to 100 years old. I know it would be difficult to find actors close to that age (or apparently, apply sufficient makeup to make them look that way), but I just found the entire episode very disconcerting because of that fact. Overall, I did enjoy the episode's content, though.

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