Cold Case

Season 2 Episode 22

Best Friends

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM May 08, 2005 on CBS
9.1
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When an old truck containing human bones is pulled from the Delaware River, the team re-opens the case of a missing and possibly murdered girl who disappeared unexpectedly in 1932.

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  • A story of forbidden love set in the prohibition era.

    9.0
    I think this is one of my favorite episodes of cold case. The story is that of forbidden love between two women, one white one black that takes place during the prohibition. This Cold Case so it doesn't end well. Lilly and Co find a car long sunk into the river. They find a body inside and soon are immersed in a mystery of forbidden love when they track the car back to a a young man who sold booze to the local black clubs. They later discover that his sister might have been the one in the car when they find out she disappeared on him after a fight but soon after find out things aren't that simple. It wasn't her the car. The truth is far more complicated, and far more tragic.



    The episode is at its tragic best and has one of the most classic lines I have ever heard on it. Rose: "I wonder if it was wrong, the feelings I had for her."



    Lilly "No it was just the wrong time."moreless
  • This is my favorite one

    10
    This is my favorite episode of all, when I saw it...



    A find amazing the capacity of expressing her feelings like she did, the poems are from the heart.

    They wanted to be together, they were in love in a time that wasn't ready for it.



    The beginning:



    Sent that girl away a night ago,

    and don't she know it's been ashes

    Sent her away and

    don't she know it ache

    Heart of mine, throat of smoke,

    I sent a girl away and

    it's been hell opened up,

    working on my skin

    till it be bone.



    The loving:



    Those three words I have never heard together,

    before you made them in your mouth,

    chewed them soft like sugar cane,

    polished them with your tongue,

    gave them to me sweet, and I swore I'd never get them lost.

    Is it how I can't find sleep, or get fed, this thing you said?

    Is it how my heart grows at the sight of you?

    Then, baby, yes,

    I love you, too.



    The fighting:



    "My body broken"



    Tired, nickel-colored night

    You can take my blood and keep it,

    I ain't need it no more,

    use my broken teeth to pave your street,

    my splintered bones stomped for sand,

    if this lead-footed man should once again leave me dead,

    my body broken,

    my soul would find a way,

    oh, night, to dance with his girl again.



    And the lost of a loved one:



    I came up from the dark without you

    and every day has been in shadow.

    I have begged the tide to wash away my sin

    and take me to you in the dark

    but every day I surface again.

    but in the spring, I am betrayed by the new earth

    with you in my heart, I am born again a green bud,

    I am born again blooming.moreless
  • A story of forbidden love between two women, set in the 1930's, that ends in tragedy.

    10
    I saw this episode the first night it aired and it has stayed with me ever since. The story was fantastic and kept you guessing. I loved the flashbacks going back to the 30's. The story is something that we can still relate to in this day and age, but it also really makes you think about how hard life was for certain people back then. Being gay african american, or part of an interracial couple. The poetry really helped set the mood and along with the music, took you back to another time. Amazing episode. I give it a 10 out of 10.moreless
  • Two lovers, both women, one black and one white, share an impossible love during the Prohibition era of the 1930's that ends in tragedy.

    10
    Loved the episode! From the interesting and well-written story line, to the amazing poetry, and talented actresses, this movie left me feeling both happy and unbelievably sad. Tessa Thompson did a wonderful job; it really showed her versatility and authenticity as an actress.It was a romantic story that wasn't mushy or unrealistic; it was well-paced and, although the situation was a little far-fetched, it had a definitive authenticity to it. Also, maybe I'm being a little dense, but did Rose and Billy plan to commit suicide, or did Billy die accidentally? The ending seemed a little disappointing if they committed suicide, but I guess it did add to the emotion of the episode.moreless
  • After finding a 1932 car in the Delaware River, the team opens it's case to investigate who's body is in the car and how it got that way.

    10
    After a drag of the last two episodes, this one really hit me hard. It was just a terrific episode in all aspects. The characters were great (both past and present) and it takes you quite deep into these people's lifes enough to care in the end.



    It's always the loved lost stories that seem to be the saddest ad this one was no different. It's about a love that begin in exactly the wrong time and wrong place.



    I thought the story was written quite well to explain everything that led up to the body in the car in the river. Much like most of this series, it started out with the very beginning of what was to be the end of this young girl's life.



    It was also nice to see how much things have changed from 1932 to now. Both with the characters and society at large. The writing was fantastic in the sense that it made me feel like these two women really loved each other and it was quite sad to see one of them go and one of them stay.



    This is an episode that definitely should not be passed up!moreless
Marla Gibbs

Marla Gibbs

Little Georgie (2005)

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Johnathan Tchaikovsky

Johnathan Tchaikovsky

Curtis Collins (1932)

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Tom Bower

Tom Bower

Curtis Collins (2005)

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Susan Chuang

Susan Chuang

Frannie Ching

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