Cold Case

Season 5 Episode 9

Boy Crazy

6
Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Nov 18, 2007 on CBS
9.1
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The team re-opens the 1963 case of teenage girl who was then thought to have committed suicide. Now, new evidence leads them to believe the girl might have been murdered for acting and dressing like a boy.

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  • Moving, highly controversial, and the embodiment of standing up for what you believe in

    9.0
    So many of the episodes make me cry like a baby. And I rarely cry. This one was no exception. It was not only extremely sad, but unbearably moving. It really highlights the downfall of society. It really is killing the teenager. It really didn't help Sam/Samantha that she was living in the 60's either. Whoever Lollipopfop is, I must disagree. This episode was about fighting to hold onto yourself. Nowadays all the world wants to do is change you into what other people deem acceptable. Expel all the rest. We might as well be back to World War II in a certain way. She fought the dress because she had to. She was not ready to give society the satisfaction of breaking her. How would you feel if someone tried to break you of everything you stand for? I know I would fight back with tooth and nail. If you were a deeper person, I think you would be shedding more than a tear. Also, if you're so tired of the show I suggest you stop watching it. I don't mean to offend/knock on you, I'm just stating.moreless
  • The team reopens a case involving the 1963 death of a teenage girl named Samantha who was considered a freak by society because she acted and dressed like a boy. Her death was originally ruled a suicide but newly discovered evidence suggests murder.moreless

    9.5
    The reason why I enjoyed this episode as much as I did despite it's very sad storyline is that I believe it's a very good reflection of society then and now. Like in a third-season episode titled "Committed," it showed how the hospitals of the time were doing anything but helping their patients. It's also a good reflection of today's society. While electro shock may no longer be used, harsh treatment and shunning are and they can be as dangerous an electrode. The acting is once again top notch here. Cold Case has delivered once again. A very good episode.moreless
  • This made no sense

    4.5
    I am tired of this show and the tear jercking.Samantha/sam the person would have to be a moron before the shock treatment. Most men would put on lip stick if it meant saving their lives. Only the most superficial person would spend so much energy fighting to dress a certain way. I don't agree with shock treatment, of course, but following a dress code at a school isn't that cruel. I didn't shed a single tear for that silly git. You don't need to be a detective to solve most Cold Case episodes. The wealthy attractive people are always guilty. It would be nice if just once the poor single mother was the culprit.moreless
  • Originally thought as a suicide. A girl is found dead in 1963 floating in a river with a red dress on. "Sam" had always dressed as a boy and would not let anyone tell her how to be.moreless

    10
    This is my favorite episode in the entire world. I watch it every time it reruns and i always cry. It is the best ever!!! I love how Cold Case uses music from the year of the murder. I downloaded all of the songs from them. I cant think od anything else to make this 100 words. dfg dfgdfg dfgdfgdfgdfgdfg dfg dfg dfg fdg fg gf fg gf gf fg fg gf gf gf gfgf d d fgd fdfd gfd gf gfd gfd fg gf gf gf gf gfd fgd fggf gf gf gf fgfgd dfg gfd gfd gf gf gf gf gfdgfd g fdgf gfmoreless
  • it was really good..but i still don't understand one thing...

    9.0
    This episode like all the others in cold case was really sad in the end....but one thing still gets me. I really don't understand why Dom got arrested. It wasn't his fault that she died, it was that hospital right? I mean, he technically saved her from the hospital but she was two far gone to be saved...isn't that's why she died? other then that bit I really did enjoy this one. It was really interesting how they portrayed the 50's in the flashbacks.



    The best part for me was when it showed Stillmen taking Scotty's place for the suspension. I thought that was pretty honorable thing to do...and it totally makes you wonder weather or not he is going to be leaving permanently or not...I Hope he doesn't!moreless
Danny Pino

Danny Pino

Scotty Valens

Tracie Thoms

Tracie Thoms

Kat Miller (Episodes 3.13+; recurring previously)

Kathryn Morris

Kathryn Morris

Det. Lilly Rush

Jeremy Ratchford

Jeremy Ratchford

Det. Nick Vera

John Finn

John Finn

Lt. John Stillman

Thom Barry

Thom Barry

Det. Will Jeffries

Linsey Godfrey

Linsey Godfrey

Samantha "Sam" Randall (1963)

Guest Star

Jonathan Keltz

Jonathan Keltz

Dom Barron (1963)

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David Selby

David Selby

Dom Barron (2007)

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Mark Rolston

Mark Rolston

Ari Gordon

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