Cold Squad

No Life Like It

Season 7, Ep 1, Aired 9/4/04
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  • Episode Description
  • When the sister of a murder victim from a case Ali worked on years before is found dead in an alleyway behind a strip club, Ali investigates the murder even though she's not officially on the police force.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Matthew Bennett

    Sgt. Len Harper (2001-2005; eps. 60-98)

  • Garry Chalk

    Insp. Andrew Pawlachuk (2000-2005; eps. 40-98) [as Garry Chalk]

  • Joely Collins

    Christine Wren (2000-2005; eps. 40-98)

  • Julie Stewart

    Sgt. Ali McCormick (1998-2005; eps. 1-98)

  • Tahmoh Penikett

    Corp. Ray Chase (2004-2005; eps. 86-98)

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Notes (2)

    • Gary Harvey: (on season seven) As we hadn't expected a season 7 for Cold Squad we sort of ended the previous season with Ali walking away from the job. We wanted launch into this season being true to where we left off in season 6. We jumped ahead 6 months or so with the new Cold Squad beginning. The squad now consisted of 3 people, Pawlachuk, Harper and a new face Samantha (Sonja Bennett, no relation to Matthew Bennett (Len Harper)). And new offices as too. Ali is out in the world floating around not really knowing what to do with herself. Christine (Joely Collins) continues to feed her tidbits of info about the goings on inside the squad. Ali fights this, on the surface, but of course cannot give it up. Then movement in a case arrives that Ali hadn’t been able to close previously. It piques her interest but, true to her new self, has a difficult time admitting it. After much thought she ultimately ends up asking for her job back. Pawlachuk of course places some restrictions on her but we were wanting to get to a place where Ali was returning on her own terms. Her reasons for being a cop clearly defined and her resolve hardened. For the loyal viewer, the season arc seems to come to a logical conclusion by episode 98. This hardened resolve, motive and vulnerability all revealed in Ali as she takes a journey to the darkest places within herself. I put this here, because, in my mind episode 98 (the last Cold Squad episode) begins here. This episode also introduces Tahmoh Penikett as Ray Chase, a beat cop looking to fast track his career into detective work. Ray quickly becomes a fixture at the squad.

    • The French title of this episode is Incomparable.

    Allusions (1)

    • Ray Chase: She was telling the truth. Len Harper: Thanks, Kreskin. The Amazing Kreskin (real name George Kresge) is a well-known mentalist who became famous in the 1970s. From 1971-1975, CTV Network (which was also involved in producing Cold Squad) ran the show The Amazing World of Kreskin.

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