Cold Case (2003–2010)

The Long Blue Line 

A young female soldier's murder is reopened and the Cold Case team learn that she was assaulted, harassed and teased while in the military academy before her untimely death. Meanwhile Lilly Rush faces a serious threat.


Roxann Dawson


Meredith Stiehm (created by), Jennifer Johnson | 1 more credit »




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
Michael Ironside ... Commandant Murillo
Jesse Plemons ... Ryan Stewart
Daniel Baldwin ... Moe Kitchener
Maddy Curley ... Kate Butler
Gary Hudson Gary Hudson ... Jebediah Buford
Jonathan LaPaglia ... A.D.A. Curtis Bell
Jake McLaughlin ... James Addison
Joe Penny ... Hank Butler
Jessica Tuck ... Charlotte Butler


The Detectives investigate a case from 2005, where one of the two first female cadets admitted into the Philly Military Institute (PMI) body was discovered in a cemetery. Kate Butler tried to live up to her father's standards and prove that she had what it took to be one of the "GUYS." Kate befriends an Afro-American cadet (Keith Henderson) who needed a tutor for calculus and she needed someone to talk to. Someone attached Kate in the shower with a saber and her hand was sliced. Keith found her and tried to help her get back to her room and they couldn't get the bleeding to stop so she had to go to the infirmary and was caught by other cadets since he had to go back into the Women's Latrine to retrieve his calculus book. Keith went to Commandant Murillo and reported the incident. Kate was called in by Commandant Murillo but lied and broke the code of honor. Commandant Murillo appointed James Addison to watch over her and protect her. James Looked forward to having her in his room so ... Written by John Joseph McGonigle

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All songs in this episode and "Into the Blue" are by Pearl Jam. See more »


Colonel Murillo must have joined the army at a very early age; his medal ribbons include those for the Korean War, fifty years before the setting of this investigation. See more »


Hank Butler: You better find the son of a bitch who did this before I do.
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Yellow Ledbetter
Written by Mike McCready, Eddie Vedder and Jeff Ament
Produced by Rick Parashar
Performed by Pearl Jam
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Release Date:

3 May 2009 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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