Cold Case

Season 2 Episode 3


Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Oct 17, 2004 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Lilly and Valens reopen a presumed homicide from 1979 in which an unidentified victim's blood-drenched shoes, underwear and sheets were found in a trash bag, but no body. The investigation begins when a battered wife accuses her husband of murdering a girl in 1979 and brings in an amateur film from the time that supposedly shows him committing the crime.moreless

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  • Why I started watching

    My mom was living with me at the time. She had cancer & I was taking care of her. At night when we would go to bed, we would turn the TV on for a little while & watch. Typically, we would flip through channels until we were both bored, turn off the TV & go to sleep.

    One night, we were flipping through channels, & happened across Cold Case. So while we were getting into our pajamas, I left it there. We both were immediately interested & started watching. Needless to say, we were both reaching for tissues. What a beautifully written story. Tragic but beautiful.

    After watching this show, I DVR'd the rest & watched until the end.moreless
  • My all time favorite episode

    Daniela just wanted to be excepted as a girl and if he had stood up to his dad it wouldn't have ended tragic
  • all-time great episode

    beautifully written and directed tour de force; it's as good a dramatic episode as you'll ever find on american television - and easily one of the top 2-3 episodes ever on Cold Case. I would also disagree with the person who insists that Chris led a blase and untroubled life after the death of his great love: the guy, by 2004, was in his early 40s, unmarried, prematurely greying, stuck in a menial construction job, and evidently had no children; it is plain to me that he bears very deep psychic scars that will last with him for the rest of his life. It's amazing what a few minutes in time - and an abusive parent - can do.

    Classic episode I would recommend to anyone.moreless
  • Exactly why I love Cold Case

    This episode and the true story that was revealed, this is exactly the reason why I love Cold Case so much. I've watched this episode over ten times - each time, ending in tears. The song "Goodbye Girl" (I think it's by David Gates not Bread but anyway) fit the story ending so well that I even downloaded it right after I saw the episode. The social background during the era of the case that leads to the case/crime is always depicted well, and how it leads to the tragedy, which is so heart-wrenching. The music is also so appropriate. If this show was ever released on DVD, I'd buy it, definitely. Meanwhile, I will continue to diligently record the broadcasts here in Japan. I really love this show.moreless
  • This is a basic hoorah for this web site All I was looking for was one of the songs in the show. I thank for having the songs listed on the episode. This is a great site. Thank you again for having exactly what I was looking for.moreless

    I thank for not only listing the actors in the show but for also listing the songs that were aired in the show. It is hard pressed to find exactly what you are looking for sometimes but you guys nailed it for me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thank you again for making my search productive.

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