Cold Case

Season 2 Episode 9

Mind Hunters

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Nov 28, 2004 on CBS
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Mind Hunters
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The headless torso of a woman who disappeared in 1985, on the same day she filed domestic-abuse charges against her husband, is found by hikers in a wildlife preserve. The investigation quickly leads to the grisly discovery of 8 more decapitated bodies, the victims of a serial killer.moreless

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  • In the second season final, the shows brings up a pervious story ark, the serial killer, George Marks, the one that got away from them a couple mouths ago and ending it a clear manner. This episode clearly demonstrates what the Cold Case series’ writersmoreless

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    In the second season final, the shows brings up a pervious story ark, the serial killer, George Marks, the one that got away from them a couple mouths ago and ending it a clear manner. This episode clearly demonstrates what the Cold Case series’ writers can do for the fans of the show. By bring up digging up story arks over the past year.



    While I knew that George Marks would be back, because he was the one case that got away from them, but I didn’t know that the turn around would be so fast, that it would occurred in the same season. Because most of the time when a story ark starts in one season is normally continued or ended in the next series of seasons. This is why this episode is so great and pivotal because it breaks with a traditional way of doing story arks, being and ending in the same season. What makes story arks so great in story telling is the fact that the episode can’t waste time in telling the viewer what had happen, because the viewer is already inform of what happen before. So it can jump right into the action and this is what this episode did.



    With the first scene where the skulls are found in the dirt everybody knew who what this episode was all about, George Marks. Unlike the first episode that he appears, Mind Hunters, which was more about his victims, this episode is clearly about him and his past and what had happen to him when he was a child. Watching it you could see what had happen to him and what had turned him into a serial killer, a Mother that had locked him up in a dark room where his only connection to the outside world was a flashlight to another bedroom of another child. A Mother who did nothing to stop him from being rapped, you could feel why he acts they way he did when he grew up.



    And while learning about his past was interesting, he were also learned about Lily Rush as well, a piece of her past, the a part of her past that was only quickly hinted in Mind Hunters was fully explained, that she herself was a victim of violet and innocent robbing crime, while not as evil as the one that had happen to George when he was a child, but it still was an innocent robbing type of crime. A good reason why George thought that she was a kindred sprit, a person that could understand his quandary and it turned out that Lily wasn’t like that at.



    This diversion of options between the two of them resulted into the conformation between the two of them and proved to be a nerve-wracking experience to watch. As the two of them one-up each other, trying to get the upper hand on each other, praying on what had happen to each other in their past. During this, we also learned what of might of happen to Scotty Valens’s girlfriend, that George might of killed her as well. While they are doing this they are also upping the dangers for each one of them and you got the feel that this could possibly be the last of Lily Rush, but it wasn’t.



    While seeing a serial killer get what he deserves is both satisfying and upsetting, because he will know that he wouldn’t be hutting anybody else, but won’t know the entire story of why he did what he did. It is their type of unanswered questions that make you feel empty, that while George did get what he deserved, he still had the last laugh at all of them. That the secrets that he had, if there were other victims, went along with him to the grave.

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  • The best episode until the date I have seen.

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    Congratulations to the writers of "Cold case" for this episode. For me, the best of all the episodes I have seen until the date (and I have only seen the first season and half the second).



    You follow the story with a lot of interest, until detectives find who's the bad guy. That's when the interest goes high and high during the minutes. You see how they try get a confession of the guy but they can't. Not Vera, not Jeffries, not Valens, and incredibly not Rush. And you discover the characters are more complex that you had thought. And you want to know more about them and more about the bad but... the episode finishes.



    When the credits appeared on the television's screen, my mouth was opened. It was incredible in my opinion that they couldn't sent to prison the bad guy, and it was the first time in the series that happened.



    My favourite episode and maybe the best of a TV series I have ever seen, and I have seen a lot of them.moreless
John Billingsley

John Billingsley

George

Guest Star

Morgan Flynn

Morgan Flynn

Susan Lambert (1985)

Guest Star

Hedy Burress

Hedy Burress

Janet Lambert

Guest Star

Nicki Lynn Aycox

Nicki Lynn Aycox

Christina Rush

Recurring Role

Susan Chuang

Susan Chuang

Frannie Ching

Recurring Role

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