Cold Case

Season 3 Episode 16

One Night

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Mar 19, 2006 on CBS
8.5
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Lilly and the cold case team will have to decode the clues given by a twisted killer in order to save the life of a young boy who has been left to die alone. But first they must find the boy and for that they need to dig a little deeper into their own pasts.moreless

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  • A man shows up at the station to say he buried a young boy alive. Lilly and her colleages learn the man's story and try to find where the boy is hidden.moreless

    6.0
    This episode is my least favorite of Cold Case to date. I just found this episode to be boring and uninteresting. With just about every other episode of the show I get very interested in where the story is going and get involved with the characters in some way. That was not the case here. Maybe it is because the identity of the killer is revealed in the very beginning of the episode. It's like reading the ending of an Agatha Christie novel first and then going back and reading the book from the beginning.moreless
  • A man comes foreward, claiming to have murdered a young man from 1980, and it is discovered he has struck again....

    10
    Lilly and the team must race against the clock to solve a young man's recent abduction and burial alive. I really, really enjoyed this episode. Medical inaccuracies aside, the plot was brutally emotional from start to finish, and the music fit the flashbacks (plus, the ending song was lovely, especially when the 2006 victim was found alive and reunited with his friend and lover). The team seemed to get into the case more so than other cases, probably because they wanted to prevent Justin's from becoming another cold case, just like Steve's. And the final scene with Lilly and John was one of the best and most emotional ever. The references to George Marks (from "Mindhunters" and "The Woods"), plus John explaining how he felt like he ruled the world at 17 (just like Steve and Justin) were most excellent. Overall: 10/10moreless
  • A man goes to Lilly, telling her he has the shovel that was used to bury Steve in 1980 alive.

    9.2
    This was an excellent episode. It was written very well. It's nice to see them have someone that doesn't know the victims kill them every once and awhile because although most murders are committed by someone the victim knows, not all are.



    I thought the saddest parts are when it shows Steve and Justin going through "the 5 stages of dying". It was sad to see how they reacted to him telling them they were going to die. It kind of made me think about how I would react to having someone tell me that. I got a bit choked up during those parts. It was also sad to see how Steve died. I mean to be buried alive is probably the worst way to die. The guy wants them to accept their death before he puts them in there, but it's obvious by the marks in the box, the last thing he did was accept it.



    This is definitely an episode that should not be missed!moreless
  • One of the best episodes, this episode remembers me why I see this TV show.

    10
    I think this episode is one of the best in Cold Case. The storyline is very good, the episode is superb from start to the finish, but my favorite moment in this episode is when Valentino and Justin were talking. That short moment is... I don´t know how to explain. The way they talk about escape like Thelma and Louise did in the film, and when Justin tells Valentino if he wants to come with him. At first Valentino doesn´t want, but only one touch of their hands makes Valentino change his opinion and say "ask me again".



    One of the best momentsis when the murderer tells the boys where do they want to die: Steve in the place where he did his first homerun and Justin where he used to go to ride horses with his mother.



    But the best one actually is when Justin is reading the paper he wrote and he remembers that he should have told Valentino to come with him when he said to him "ask me again". That only moment made me cry.



    That´s why I don´t understand why this episode is one with the lowest puntuation. The actor are very good and the storyline is superb. But the best are those emotional moments.moreless
  • Best episode ever.

    10
    I watch a lot of detective/cop shows. I like that genre the whole mysterie, solving crimes thing. That's why I watch Cold case. It's not the best crimeshow I've ever seen but it's good enough to watch.

    Anyway this episode reminded me why I watch Cold case, it was great plotted from beginning to end. I loved the way they brought in the five stages of grieve. And the music in this episode. Cold case is always known for it's great pick in music but this time, my god I almost cried in the end of the episode and cold case is not really a show that makes me cry. I don't really understand why it's rating is so low on this site, but who am I to judge.moreless
Danny Pino

Danny Pino

Scotty Valens

Jeremy Ratchford

Jeremy Ratchford

Det. Nick Vera

John Finn

John Finn

Lt. John Stillman

Kathryn Morris

Kathryn Morris

Det. Lilly Rush

Thom Barry

Thom Barry

Det. Will Jeffries

Tracie Thoms

Tracie Thoms

Kat Miller (Episodes 3.13+; recurring previously)

Taylor Handley

Taylor Handley

Steve Jablonski (1980)

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Jolene Hjerleid

Jolene Hjerleid

Mrs. Jablonski (1980)

Guest Star

Tim Haldeman

Tim Haldeman

Mr. Jablonski (1980)

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