Cold Case

Season 5 Episode 16

Bad Reputation

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Apr 13, 2008 on CBS

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  • At the scene of a drug bust, the severed hand of ex-convict Peter "Pistol Pete" Doyle, believed to be on the run since his disappearance in 1997, is found in a freezer. In light of this, Lilly and the team reopen Doyle's case.


    I found this episode of Cold Case to be interesting and well written, but it's not without its problems. I didn't care for the familiar storyline surrounding Doyle. He tries to make a serious effort to put the past behind him and start anew once he is released from prison, but society forces him back to the booze and his criminal ways (Yawn). This is redeemed somewhat by how his story, and ultimately his life, ends. Also, as other reviews have pointed out, the new guy does not look to be a welcome addition to this show. Good episode however.