Cold Case

Season 3 Episode 1


Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Sep 25, 2005 on CBS
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Episode Summary

When a young girl is contacted by a man claiming to be her father, Det. Rush and her team reopen a 1988 case of a teenaged boy, killed on the same night the girl was born.

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  • Season Three Premiere.......they must be joking!!!

    I remember seeing this episode when it aired, and in turning the tv the other day I saw that it was repeated, so I decided to write a review. But, my mouth literally dropped when I was searching for the episode on the site and saw that it was Season three premiere.


    This episode was so boring and it was a premiere episode? What has happened to Cold Case?

    The high school kid decides to keep his love child with his sweetheart and the teacher who desperately wants to give his wife a child, kills him.

    Overall, bad episode.........and it was a premiere too.moreless
  • After a teenage girl who was dumbed in the garbage by her parents 17 years earlier is approached by a man claiming to be her father, the team reinvestigates the hit and run death of her father, Jimmy in 1988.moreless

    This episode bored me a lot. It was just so flat, it was like there was nothing to it, no emotion, nothing to make it interesting. I found myself looking at the clock every minute just waiting for the episode to end already.

    The episode also brings across a new detective in the mix. I enjoyed the regular line-up for the past 2 years and this new chick is just merely annoying. It's only her first episode and I can already see that she's got nothing to her. All the other detectives have something special about them that makes them interesting. All this chick has is how annoying she is.

    Also in this episode they brought along the four-screen split during flashbacks. It was annoying to have to look four different ways, only to see each square contains the same boring image, just at different angle.

    Overall, I don't believe I can think of one good thing this episode brought to the table. I would just skip it, you won't miss much, except 40 minutes of your life wasted.moreless
  • Very moving show

    Again great writing and great story

    Lily investigates the 1988 slaying

    Of a young teenage boy

    But here is the kicker right here

    His younger sister would be born the same night

    That he was killed

    When a man contacts her claiming to be her dad

    Lily thinks that something is strange about the case!

    Very good writing and acting as usual

    But CC are always with good writing and acting!
  • The Cold Case team solves yet another crime - this time it's from the late 80's. There's also a new twist to the show as a new member joins the team.moreless

    First there was love.

    Then there was a baby.

    Suddenly there was nothing.

    This episode depicts a sad story about two students who loved each other back in the 80's. Their love story culminates on the night of their graduation as the girl gives bith to a baby daughter. The promising new beginning turns into something horrible as the father of the baby is killed later that same night in a hit and run.

    The story goes on and in the 21st century the baby daughter - now a teenager - meets a man who says he is her father. This raises many questions in her and finally the case of her presumed father is opened once again.

    Finally the sad story gets a somewhat happy ending.moreless
  • Disappointing and very flat.

    One of the reasons I probably didn't enjoy this episode was the fact that here in Australia the network skipped the second half of Season 2 and went straight to this one.

    This episode though doesn't draw you into the storyline like other ones have. What was with the Jo Sutton - her role in this episode completely confused me as she was a guest star, yet investigating.

    Another really annoying thing about this episode was the constant split-screen thing going on. It was hard to watch and even harder to follow.

    A disappointing episode from all angles. The main cast do a great job of the acting - just a pity about everything else.moreless
Chuck Hittinger

Chuck Hittinger

Jimmy Tate (1988)

Guest Star

Robert Curtis Brown

Robert Curtis Brown

Jered Wyatt (1988/2005)

Guest Star

Alana Austin

Alana Austin

Angie Parrington (1988)

Guest Star

Sarah Brown

Sarah Brown

Josie Sutton

Recurring Role

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