"Debut" is an episode of Cold Case starring Kathryn Morris, John Finn, and Danny Pino. 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.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Lilly Rush
... John Stillman
... Scotty Valens
... Nick Vera
... Will Jeffries
... Kat Miller
... Emma Elizabeth Vine - 1968
... Travis Whitman - 1968
Kelly Miracco ... Lillian Vine - 1968 (as Kelly Miller)
... Landon - 1968
... Travis Whitman - 2006
... Lillian Vine - 2006
... Matthew - 1968
... Landon - 2006
... Chip - 1968


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. Written by lemoviecritic@yahoo.com

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Release Date:

29 January 2006 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Lillian Vine - 1968: Oh, this is so lucky. I would think the girls had all been chosen by now.
Irene - 1968: I have some pull in that area. After all, I am the Mistress of the Robes.
[Fade-out 1968 / Fade-in 2006]
Scotty Valens: Mistress of the what?
Lillian Vine - 2006: The titles are from centuries ago. It means she was in charge.
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Hooked On A Feeling
Written by Francis Zambon
Performed by B.J. Thomas
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