Cold Case

Season 5 Episode 10


Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Nov 25, 2007 on CBS
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Episode Summary

The team re-opens the 1982 case of a well-liked young man who was shot to death after being accused of date rape by several female college students.

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  • I liked it better when it was "The Plan"

    Warning: spoilers (sort of)

    The murder victim is a sexual predator whose victims find each other and hatch a plan to kill him. Ultimately, they confront the murder victim, but they don't complete their homicidal scheme. But somebody else finishes the job.

    Sound familiar? If you watch Cold Case, it should. This is pretty much identical to season 1 episode "The Plan". It's the same story. Plus, both episodes are set at a school and both cases are re-opened because of a "message" (in "The Plan" its a letter, in "justice" its graffitti). Am I the only one who noticed this?

    Also, I thought I should mention that this episode has a really good soundtrack.moreless
  • Very well SERVED in the end !! ;D

    I think becuz just u think a girl might not mean NO and doesn't mean it when she screaming NO!! Then u should know what's right from wrong and not just pretend it didn't happend. Also it was the same for Andrew Luster case closed. It did have alot of twists never who u expected o.O I think Jimmy was very brave for sticking up for his Siste r :') Btw the nerve of him when they left him there he was just laughing it off like it was nothing but he was begging for his life at first hmmm..All in all RAPE or any kind of physical abuse is NEVER OK and shouldn't be ignored it should reported or the person won't STOP!!

    {And yeah I do like when he turned off the speaker and pretends he's never gonna know what Lilly does for Jimmy} BY THE WAY SAW THIS EPISODE TODAY ON MY 20 TOTALLY CHANGED MY PERSPECTIVE MORE ON PEOPLE TODAY

    Bye thanks for reading my testimony!! :D ~Daniellemoreless
  • The real hero is the Jimmy for defending the honor of his sister something the detectives were smart enough to differentiate from merely revenge. The episode posts many questions we do not ask ourselves until it happens to us.moreless

    I apologize if I sound to boring but I am a Latino studying law. Do we really need to waste our limited resources in defending "roaches" or we should focus in the real victims, a distinction the law will never make it obvious because any written text would never encapsulate the whole spirit of human beings. Liberals tend to idealize this with torture - it is bad, but like in this case sometimes you must turn a blind eye. Another, revenge is not always bad like in this case the legal system was ineffective; when the law does not work people look for other ways to find justice. Remember at the opening of the Godfather when a man asks Corleone to find justice when the police ignored his pledges after his daughter was beaten badly.moreless
  • This is a well written episode!

    This episode is great! I just love it! It's probably one of the best in this show ( maybe even THE best). It was very emotional and i loved it. There are not so many episodes where a bad guy gets killed! So that makes this episode special! I love the part when the boss turns off the speaker so they don't hear that guy who killed the reaper. Our detectives did the right thing!

    I loved that part with the wall in the bathroom. This episode is full of emotions and conflicts and confusing moments and its just great! Bravo to the writers!!!moreless
  • The Detective team tries to find the killer of a popular intellectual college student whose tombstone was marked in graffiti with the word "Rapist" after the college made the announcement to honor his 25th anniversary death.moreless

    The show had lots of twists and turns of who did it. Stemming from victims, cops, and finally the surprise. Very sad in 1982, that the a college student loses her parents and has to raise her younger brother on her own with no help. Each victim has to relive the moment that they have been attacked and at the same time be accused of murder. I like how they mentioned "old school internet chat room" in the ladies room where they scribbled notes against the bathroom wall with individual anonymity. My only question is where was the murder victim relatives or friends? Don't they want to know who did it? At the time, it was thought as robbery or random violence because of the location of the college.

    I liked the ending of the interrogation room where Jeffries shuts off the intercom as well the rapist quoting Martin Luther King in his commencement and those girls feeling angry and sad on graduation day. You sensed empowerment amongst the rape victims who come together and look to stay together at the end.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

Michele Greene

Michele Greene

Tessie Bartram (2007)

Guest Star

Deirdre Lovejoy

Deirdre Lovejoy

Regie Kunze (2007)

Guest Star

Justin Hartley

Justin Hartley

Mike Delaney (1982)

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • There are a couple of inconsistencies regarding the date Mike Delaney was killed. Firstly, he was supposedly shot on the night of his college graduation. According to the title card, the graduation took place May 18, 1982, yet the date on Mike's headstone was May 29, 1982.

      Secondly, Lilly remarks that the 25th anniversary of his death is coming up. This would date the present-day events in the episode in May 2007, which is out of place considering the picture of the graveyard that Lilly shows one of the suspects is dated November 25, 2007, the air date of this episode.

    • According to the date on the headstone, Mike Delaney was killed on May 29, 1982.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Nick Vera: My point is, sometimes women say 'no' when they don't mean it. Cause if they didn't, they'd be thought of, you know...
      Kat Miller: Hoes?
      Will Jeffries: Digging that ditch deeper...
      Nick Vera: I would never call a woman a ho. All I'm saying is what's a guy to do? Back off at the first no? Human race would go extinct.
      Kat Miller: No means no! How many ways you need that spelled out?
      Nick Vera: The name of the game is pursuit. You run, I chase.
      Kat Miller: You ain't chasing me anywhere.

    • Nick Vera: Sayin' we got a serial rapist?
      Lilly Rush: Saying we got a new pool of targets.
      Kat Miller: And any one of them could have killed him.

    • Maggie Lafferty: They didn't even have a name for date rape back then.

    • Nick Vera: Maggie Lafferty! Philly PD.
      Maggie Lafferty: Would've never guessed; cheap suit and all.

  • NOTES (2)