Cold Case

Season 1 Episode 7

A Time to Hate

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Nov 16, 2003 on CBS
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A Time to Hate
Lilly investigates the case of Daniel Holtz, a college baseball player who was found beaten to death in an alley behind a gay bar in 1964. Daniel's mother comes to Lilly in the hopes that his killer can be brought to justice before she dies. Lilly discovers the maltreatment gay victims received in the 60's, when her investigation discloses that it may have been a policeman's nightstick that made the lethal blows.moreless

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  • The mother of a man murdered in 1964, asks Lilly to solve her son's case before she dies.

    Daniel Holtz was a college baseball player who was secretly gay He was found beaten to death behind a gay bar in 1964. The suspects are a wide range of gay bashers. From his friends, to police, to the bullies who lived nearby.

    Eh, maybe it's just because the secret underworld of gay people back in the '60s doesn't interest me much, but this episode was just relatively unentertaining to me. It's all about what Daniel did to try to keep his secret a secret. I think it's sad though to see the way gay people were treated back than, but then again things haven't changed that much.

    This episode really let you get know the victim though so I was quite sad when it showed him getting killed in the end.moreless
  • wow

    I liked the whole black and white flashback to the 1960 scenes. I find Cold Case educational as well as entertaining. It's nice to see how people were in the olden days. I like to see the difference between todays society and the society back then. Brandon Routh made a cameo appearance in the episode which was nice. I loved watching this episode. It was funny when Jeffries and Vera were asking people about a crossdresser because they both got so nervous. Cold Case seems to be getter better and better as the episodes go by. Keep up the good work.moreless
  • Society has come a long way


    Another fan said that one of Cold Case's attractions is that it shows how society's views have evolved over many issues. In this episode, we see how gay people were treated in the 1960s and the present day. Danny, the victim, was a good-looking law student. He had a girlfriend, and he was part of his school's baseball team. But he's gay His parents initially refused to acknowledge this, much less to consider this as a factor in his murder. But as decades passed without his killer/s getting caught, his mother finally approached the Cold Case team to dig up Danny's case.

    The scene I liked best was when Hank (Danny's lover) visited Danny's mom in the hospital. She realized that Hank really did love Danny, and said "I"m glad."

    Watch out for Brandon Routh's (Superman Returns) small role as the young Hank!moreless
  • This is a series classic!

    A mother who is now in her seventies now wants

    Justice after being denied the real and just justice after

    Her son was killed in a gay bar. It has been since 1964 since her son was killed. And who could blame her.

    Thanks to Lily and the group, they made sure that she

    Will get the justice to her son that he deserves.
  • 75 year old woman seeks justice for her murdered gay son.

    Detective Lilly Rush is visited by a 75 year old woman, who seeks justice for her murdered son 1964 he became the victim of a rush on gays. When she feels the end of her life approach, she wants that the case is again rolled up, because she believes, that the police had put the case too fast away - because of the "moral" values into the 60ern, which forced gays to lead double lifes

    What can i say: so politically and socially right, that

    i had to love the episode. again corny, but full of beautiful

    gay people, only wanting to have their share of life

    and the ugly "normal" ones, hating everything different. what i really liked, was the scene when the retired policeman, showed to Lilly the photo of his gay son and his friend. And when a respected citizen was outed as the former friend of the victim. as if we didnt know it before: gays are just as normal as the rest of the world. the abnormal ones are the homophobic one.


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