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Cold Case

Season 3 Episode 12

Detention (a.k.a. All Apologies)

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Jan 15, 2006 on CBS
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Detention (a.k.a. All Apologies)
When a note connected to a supposed suicide is found, the team re-opens the 1994 case of a high-school kid who fell from the roof of the school building after having served detention. In 1994 the death was deemed a suicide, but the newly-found note indicates that the victim might have been fearing for his life.moreless

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  • In this episode "Detention", a note was connected to a suicide in the 1994 case is re-opened.

    The episode deals with suicide. Trevor had a poster of his idol Kurt Cobain in his school locker. Things have changed since he fell for Dawn Hill, a pretty black girl. Dawn has everything ahead of her, including she has an abusive stepfather, Phillip, who drinks heavily and abuses her every night. Boris states that Raquel is the Courtney to Trevor's Kurt. Dawn says that detention is not like "The Breakfast Club". Boris and Trevor try to kill Dawn's stepfather. Trevor tells her to back off, so she wouldn't be linked to the crime. Trevor saved his friend's life, but he fell off the roof and died. Boris is charged with involuntary manslaughter. Dawn's stepfather, Phillip was arrested for sexually molesting Dawn. The music that was futured was Alternative/Grunge Rock music.moreless
  • Four high school students are assigned to detention, one of the students ends up dying due to an apparent suicide.

    I really enjoyed this episode mostly due to the fact that it reminds me of my high school days (1994 - 1998). In the beginning i thought of Trevor Dawson as the typical high school rebel however, by the end i found myself falling for him. I was hoping for a more exciting ending however, Trevor's newfound respect for life right before he died was very beautiful. One of the things that i didn't really understand about this story was why the school's janitor kept the top half of the note for all of those years but, the story was so touching that it didn't really matter to me in the end.moreless
  • After finding the other half of a "suicide note", the team re-opens the case of Trever from 1994, who at the time was believed to have committed suicide.

    I thought that this episode was quite sad. I thought it was quite a clever plot. I wasn't expecting a lot of what had happened. The whole story was sad. At first it appears the story is mostly just about teenage angst, but toward the end it's revealed that the story is about something way more tragic.

    It was sad to see Trever come to the revelation of his life right before it was tragically ended. I almost balled my eyes out when Dawn met his parents at the end.

    Overall, I think the episode was perfect. I honestly don't think I can come up with anything that this story needed or anything that needed to be taken out. Definitely one of the greats of the third season.moreless
  • My favorite of them all.

    When I first saw that Jake Richardson was playing the main role of Trevor Dawson I almost freaked. I've watched pretty much every episode and movie that Jake is in and have found he is an amazing actor, exspecially when playing a dark/rebellious boy. Anywho, the whole plot was well played out. I honestly couldn't piece it all together until it all unfolded unlike many episodes of this show where I know who did it right from the get-go.

    The ending brought tears to my eyes. Trevor didn't want to die, he wanted to live because he found someone who cared about him.moreless
  • One of my favorites!

    A letter is found pertaining to a supposed suicide that suggests it wasn't what they thought it was. The team tracks around and does their usual interegations and everything to find out that there was a group of three friends that were planning all to commit suicide, but soon they found out that the victum did't want to die because he found a girlfriend that he really loved. In the end his friend accendatally pushed him off the school because he friend was trying to stop him from killing himself. This episode was great because the plot and the case was interesting. I really got into the characters and their stories. I thought it was a pretty sad and sweet story and it will go down as one of my favorites.moreless
Evan Arnold

Evan Arnold

Mr. Monti

Guest Star

Michael Weaver

Michael Weaver

Boris Litvack (2006)

Guest Star

Kristen Ariza

Kristen Ariza

Dawn Hill (2006)

Guest Star

Tracie Thoms

Tracie Thoms

Kat Miller

Recurring Role

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