Cold Case (2003–2010)
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A Perfect Day 

The remains of a small girl are found under a bridge. The story goes back to the 60's and turns out the girl has a twin sister still alive. A sad family story begins to unravel.

Director:

Roxann Dawson

Writers:

Meredith Stiehm (created by), Veena Sud
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kathryn Morris ... Lilly Rush
Danny Pino ... Scotty Valens
John Finn ... John Stillman
Jeremy Ratchford ... Nick Vera
Thom Barry ... Will Jeffries
Tracie Thoms ... Kat Miller
Meredith Monroe ... Cindy Mulvaney - 1965
Maree Cheatham ... Nancy Walsh - 2005
Megan Follows ... Maura - 2005
Michael Rodrick ... Roger Mulvaney - 1965
Ned Schmidtke ... Art Balducci - 2005
Charlotte Stewart ... Cindy Balducci - 2005
Jack Betts ... Dr. Greggs - 2005
Susan Chuang ... Frannie Ching
Amy Schlagel Amy Schlagel ... Maura Mulvaney - 1965
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Storyline

The remains of a small girl are found under a bridge. The story goes back to the 60's and turns out the girl has a twin sister still alive. A sad family story begins to unravel.

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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 November 2005 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Detroit, Michigan, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Vivian Mulvaney was murdered on August 28, 1965. See more »

Goofs

Throughout most of the episode, Vivian has a cast on her right arm. At the end of the episode as the twins are holding hands and looking out at the water on the beach, the cast is gone. See more »

Quotes

Cindy Mulvaney - 1965: You'll be in good hands here, better off without me.
[places necklace around her daughter's neck]
Cindy Mulvaney - 1965: It'll keep you safe and whenever it seems Mommy's far, far away all you have to do is close your eyes and I'll be here with you.
Maura Mulvaney - 1965: Forever?
Cindy Mulvaney - 1965: And ever. Bye bye, baby.
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Soundtracks

Catch The Wind
Written and performed by Donovan
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Have a Kleenex handy for this one.
19 July 2013 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"Cold Case" is often a very sad and moving show--and "A Perfect Day" is clearly one of the saddest and most moving. So, my advice is to watch this one but have some Kleenex nearby--you'll likely need them.

The show begins with the discovery of the skeleton of a child--dead 40 some years and at the bottom of the river. Who was the child and how did she die--this is the job of the cold case team. The trail leads to a very sad case from the 1960s involving domestic violence and a mother who is trapped. I'd say more, but don't want to spoil the episode for you.

Overall, this one was very sensitively handled and an emotional show. It is the sort of thing that, when done right, is great because it touches you so much--and the script and acting were tops. Well worth seeing.


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