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Cold Case 

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The Philadelphia homicide squad's lone female detective finds her calling when she's assigned "cold cases", older crimes that have never been solved.

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Meredith Stiehm
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 12 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Kathryn Morris ...  Lilly Rush 156 episodes, 2003-2010
John Finn ...  John Stillman 156 episodes, 2003-2010
Jeremy Ratchford ...  Nick Vera 156 episodes, 2003-2010
Thom Barry ...  Will Jeffries 156 episodes, 2003-2010
Danny Pino ...  Scotty Valens 151 episodes, 2003-2010
Tracie Thoms ...  Kat Miller 106 episodes, 2005-2010
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Lilly Rush is a Philadelphia police detective working for the department's homicide squad and being assigned "cold cases": crimes that were committed many years before and have not been solved. Lilly must try to re-think the crime scenes and interview other people involved with the victims to find a link to solving the cases. Written by ahmetkozan

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Better late than never. See more »


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Justin Chambers was originally part of the main cast, appearing in the first 4 episodes of season one before leaving to take a role on Greys Anatomy. Danny Pino was hired several weeks later as Chambers replacement. See more »

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Multiple cases are shown to have occurred involving juvenile killers. These cases would likely be adjudicated quickly and the defendant being briefly jailed or even released as such cases are difficult to try and mature adults can not be held in juvenile facilities. See more »

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Will Jeffries: Who's Fanny?
Lilly Rush: One of the factory girls.
Nick Vera: Do you think she shot her husband?
Lilly Rush: We better find out...
Will Jeffries: I'm going with you. I'd LOVE to meet an 80-year-old who shot a guy...
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Referenced in CSI: NY: Cold Reveal (2007) See more »

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Nara
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The best new dramatic series of 2003
27 December 2003 | by 4-KaneSee all my reviews

A few years ago, I remember hearing stories about actual cold case squads, and how they successfully solved cases that went unsolved for many years. I was so intrigued by such stories that it soon occurred to me that it would be cool if there were a TV series involving characters solving unsolved crimes. To my knowledge, there wasn't one. But that has finally changed, thanks to this clever new show.

In my personal opinion, Cold Case is television's best new drama of 2003. What sets it apart from most other "whodunit" shows is that we see detective solving old crimes, rather than new ones (that, of course, is why they are part of the cold case squad). When characters associated with a given cold case are introduced, we get to see images of how old (or should I say young) they looked when the crime in question took place. When the case is resolved and arrests are made, we see an image of the murder victim (or victims). It's as though the deceased is actually seeing justice about to be done, and realizing that they can finally rest in peace, now that those responsible are about to get a long overdue punishment.

Cold Case may be dealing with fictional cases, but it just goes to show that there's no statute of limitations on murder. If you commit a murder, your punishment (whether in life, in the afterlife, or both) may be postponed, but it can't be prevented.

Since Cold Case is doing very well in the ratings, I am optimistic about its future. Hopefully, the show will go on for at least five or six years. I highly recommend this show.


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CBS | CBS Official Site

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USA

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English

Release Date:

28 September 2003 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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