Cold Case

Season 4 Episode 14

8:03 AM

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Jan 28, 2007 on CBS
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8:03 AM
In 2002, two kids were shot in front of two different schools on the same day at precisely 8:03 a.m. It's the fifth anniversary of the shootings, and Kat Miller wants to re-open the murders because she feels the cases are connected.

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  • Amazing episode

    This episode was, for lack of better words, absolutely amazing. Watching it, you can feel the despair that Madison and her mother were going through, along with the aftermath of the two deaths. The detectives were also spot on in this episode. U2's music really helped with the story, especially at the end when "With or Without You" played when the murderers were found. This episode is one of my favorites and the story sucks you in. You really feel for Madison and her mom, and are deeply sadden with Madison's death. Overall, an entertaining and sad episode worth watching!moreless
  • While looking over a 2002 murder case, Kat Miller stumbles upon another case where the person was killed at exactly the same time, she re-opens the cases to find the connection.moreless

    Madison Reed and Skill Jones are two very different people with seemingly nothing in common. Madison is a straight A student living in the suburbs and Skill is a drop-out drug dealer living in the ghetto. The only thing they seem to have in common is that they were both killed at 8:03 A.M. I loved this story. The way they connected these two people who on the outside have nothing in common, but on the inside they both feel there's nothing left for them. It was interesting to see how different their worlds were but how they were very similar.

    It was quite a sad tale about two kids on the verge of turning down the wrong path and once they realize waht's right they get killed.moreless
  • OK!

    This episode's about kids. Sometimes kids are more "adult" than real adults. They are ignored and treated as invisible but still they find the strength to move on. Madison shows that strength with her mother's situation while Skill shows everybody he wants to learn, even though they despise him.

    Maybe Skill and Madison weren't that different from each other.
  • best one yet!

    this had to be the best episode yet! i LOVE kat miller! tracie thoms rock...she is seriously a very talented actress and singer i hope they do more episodes where she has larger roles! i was so glad they decided to give her a shot at making a staring role. i think next they need to give her a love life...cause seriously a woman that beautiful wouldnt be alone. hahah that episode had the best ratings ever and was the top watched show that sunday night! seriously everyone needs to go check out all of tracie's work she is amazing and a very sweet person! I LOVE TRACIE THOMS! hahaha so pretty much we want more tracie!moreless
  • Another very good episode

    I thought the acting by both the girl and the boy who were murdered was excellent. This episode really showed how drugs can affect a family, with the drug addict in one family and the drug dealer in the other. The music was great with U2. I guess my only complaint with this episode is I think it's a little unbelievable that both kids got shot at 8:03 am solely by luck. They could've just had the kids get shot on the same day instead. But I can see why they did that. That was the hook on the trailer to get people to watch it. But anyway, that's a minor complaint and it was another great show. I got into this show season 3 and it has quickly become my favorite show and this season has just been awesome. I keep waiting for a bad episode, but it just doesn't happen. The writers are doing a great job.moreless
Danny Pino

Danny Pino

Scotty Valens

Jeremy Ratchford

Jeremy Ratchford

Det. Nick Vera

John Finn

John Finn

Lt. John Stillman

Kathryn Morris

Kathryn Morris

Det. Lilly Rush

Thom Barry

Thom Barry

Det. Will Jeffries

Tracie Thoms

Tracie Thoms

Kat Miller (Episodes 3.13+; recurring previously)

Alexa Nikolas

Alexa Nikolas

Madison Reed

Guest Star

Thomas Kasp

Thomas Kasp

Michael Ellis (2002)

Guest Star

Tristan Wilds

Tristan Wilds

Skill (2002)

Guest Star

Sonja Sohn

Sonja Sohn

Toni Halstead

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Goof: At the end of the episode when the students are gathering around Madison's body after she's killed, if you look closely, you can see Madison blink her eyes right before the shot dissolves.

    • Madison Reed and Skill Jones died on January 28, 2002.

    • Kat was working undercover in narcotics and she was the one who found Skill Jones. She also sees the victims' "ghosts" at the end.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Lt. Stillman: (to Shirley Reed) The Jenny Crank diet, that ring a bell?

    • Toni: I never intended to settle down with a cop. Wondering every night if he'd walk through that door.
      Nick Vera: I never intended on being insta-dad but... sometimes life throws you a curve.
      Toni You saying my son's a burden?
      Nick Vera: No! I'm saying give me a shot.

    • Shirley Reed: I just... wanna not feel things anymore. So just let me do that, OK?
      Madison: I wanna go home. Please, mom.
      Shirley Reed: It's just like heaven here, sweetie. Don't you see how pretty it is? We're in heaven.

    • Shirley Reed: Madison used to give me that look, too. So disappointed in me... again.
      Lt. Stillman: Looks like you got clean.
      Shirley Reed: I tried so many times. But if addiction was a battle, rehab was war.

    • (Michael and Skill find Madison in the house with the meth addicts.)
      Skill: Hey. Hey, your boyfriend here. He came to bring you home.
      Madison: There's nothing for me there.
      Skill: Nothing for you here, either.
      (Skill finds a meth vial on Madison.)
      Skill: Yo, come on. Get on up! You don't belong here. You're just a kid.
      Madison: So are you.
      Skill: Me and you... we're worlds apart.

    • Lilly Rush: A super-achiever like Madison could have used meth to pull all-nighters.
      Kat Miller: How it usually starts. Next thing you know, you're hooked to the grave.

    • Toomey Nelson: Yo, baby girl. Where them stilettos and the tube top?
      Kat Miller: Yeah, well... I be respectable now.

    • Lilly Rush: Where's Miller?
      Scotty Valens: Storage. Been moping all morning.
      Lilly Rush: Oh yeah? What's up?
      Nick Vera: Probably hormones.
      Lilly Rush: (stopping dead on her tracks) Hormones?
      Nick Vera: Yeah. You know, that female cycle thing.
      Lilly Rush: Sensitive guy.
      Nick Vera: What?
      (Lilly walks away.)
      Nick Vera: What!?

  • NOTES (4)

    • International Airdates:
      - Denmark: March 14, 2007 on TV3+
      - Norway: May 2, 2007 on TVNorge

    • Music Featured in This Episode:
      All the songs in this episode are performed by U2:
      - Beautiful Day
      - Window in the Sky
      - Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of
      - Running to Stand Still
      - Bad
      - Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own
      - MLK
      - With or Without You

    • This episode aired at a special time at 8 p.m.

    • This episode was originally scheduled to air on January 21, 2007, but it was postponed by a week. It eventually aired on January 28, which was the same date as shown in the beginning of the episode. It was also Kathryn Morris' (Lilly Rush) 38th birthday.


    • Det. Jeffries: Hit and run. Another one bites the dust.

      Another One Bites the Dust is a song from the British progressive rock band Queen, released in 1980 on their album The Game.

    • The dreamcatcher on Madison's necklace is Navajo and it would traditionally be hung over a baby's crib. Good dreams float the hole in the center of the dreamcatcher and into the sleeping person. Bad dreams get caught in the dreamcatcher's web and at dawn, the sunlight kills them.

    • Gibby Hanes: I was Chestnut Hill's Tony Montana. "Say hello to my little friend."

      Tony Montana was Al Pacino's character in the 1983 movie Scarface. He was a Marielito from Cuba who came to Miami and became a powerful gangster. In the movie, the line about his "little friend" is referring to a gun.