Cold Case

Volunteers

Season 1, Ep 16, Aired 3/7/04
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  • Episode Description
  • When the remains of a young black man and a white woman are found under the foundation of a building, Rush and Valens discover that not only did the two go missing in 1969, but that they may have been killed professionally for their work in an underground abortion clinic.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jeremy Ratchford

    Det. Nick Vera

  • Thom Barry

    Det. Will Jeffries

  • John Finn

    Lt. John Stillman

  • Kathryn Morris

    Det. Lilly Rush

  • Danny Pino

    Scotty Valens

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • The so called era of upheaval!

    By JPPT1974, Aug 21, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (9)

    • Lionel: I was collecting reparations for slavery. Vera: From a 7-Eleven?

    • Scotty: Do not give out addresses except in emergencies. Lilly: I'd call a double homicide an emergency.

    • Lt. Stillman: We got the FBI file on Jane. Scotty: They had a file? Lilly: And they gave it up? Lt. Stillman: Public record now.

    • Renee: I need money (for an abortion). Charlie: Screw you, Renee.

    • Elisa: (to Lilly) You're a detective? But you're so beautiful.

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    Notes (4)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Dobrovoln√≠ci (Volunteers)

    • International Airdates: - Denmark: May 5, 2004 on TV3+

    • Guest stars Amber Benson and Michael Harney both previously guest starred in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode 4-22: Restless as Tara Maclay and Mr. Harris, respectively. Coincidentally, Amber Benson's character is shot in both shows.

    • Music Featured in This Episode: - Volunteers by Jefferson Airplane - Somebody to Love by Jefferson Airplane - Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) by Marvin Gaye - Whiter Shade of Pale by Procol Harum - Say It Loud (I'm Black and I'm Proud) by James Brown - Love Is All Around by The Troggs - White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane - I Shall Be Released by Joe Cocker - Get Together by The Youngbloods

    Trivia (3)

    • Nitpick: When Lilly is smoking with Adam Clarke, she holds the cigarette above the filter and at times in the middle of the cigarette. Regular smokers will always hold it by the filter to avoid being burnt.

    • This episode marks the first appearance of Scotty Valens' girlfriend Elisa (Marisol Nichols) to whom he has been heard talking on his cell phone in previous episodes.

    • Julia Hoffman and Gerard Gary were murdered on June 3, 1969.

    Allusions (2)

    • Title: Volunteers The episode title is taken from the song Volunteers by Jefferson Airplane, which is heard as the opening song.

    • The Summer of Love When the team finds out that the victims were killed in the late 1960's, Lilly says this referring to the era. The Summer of Love was a phrase given to the summer of 1967 when the hippie movement began in San Francisco. The term is often mistakenly used of the summer of 1969 -- the year this episode's victims died -- because that is when the Woodstock music festival took place.

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