Cold Case

Season 1 Episode 18


Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Mar 28, 2004 on CBS
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Episode Summary

A drunken driver's hit-and-run confession leads the detectives to discover that foul play -- not an accident -- may have killed the victim.

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  • oldie but goodie

    The cold case team reopens the hit-and-run of a man killed on New Year's Eve 1999 when a possible suspect comes foreward. The investigation reveals the list of supsects are endless. You have the victim's wife, who may have killed him so she could be with Mel, their friend. Or the local bully, who may have killed Gary (the vic.) because of an earlier confrontation. Or... could it be Tammy (who came foreward)? Or... the victim's own son? You suspect so many people until the end, when a surprise twist is revealed: the victim was also poisoned!

    "Resolutions" is not an episode of "Cold Case" to be missed!moreless
  • Foul play and not accident ruled!

    When a drunk driver confession is brought into evidence and sheds some new light, on a case which may not have been an accident as the detectives suspect foul play.

    Again this show rocks thanks to the lead actress Katryn Morris and the supporting cast that holds up very well.

    Great job done ideed!
John Kapelos

John Kapelos

John Butler

Guest Star

Chuck Carter

Chuck Carter


Guest Star

Leigh Kelly

Leigh Kelly

Tami Franklin

Guest Star

Kevin McCorkle

Kevin McCorkle

Det. Gil Sherman

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Greg Cardiff died on January 1, 2000.

    • Nitpick: Det. Rush uses her cell phone in Mel's hospital room where he was on monitors. It is common knowledge that cell phones interrupt monitors and are forbidden in hospitals.

    • In this episode, we find out that Scotty's girlfriend Elisa is schizophrenic.

    • Nitpick: (highlight below for a spoiler)
      If the car hit Greg's head while he was lying sick on the road, wouldn't an autopsy or even a simple look of Greg's body note that there was only damage to his head, leading to the conclusion that the only way the car could have hit him there was if he was already lying on the road? If he had truly been hit while crossing, there would have been damage to his legs or torso.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Scotty: Should have brought a coat.
      Lilly: Yup. Want mine? Wouldn't make you any less of a man.
      Scotty: I'd rather freeze now.

    • John: Maybe when I'm done here I could buy you a steak.
      Lilly: I'm vegetarian.

    • Scotty: We'll protect you, Russel.
      Russel: I read crime novels. You guys can't do nothing.

    • Lt. Stillman: Nice or not, no one gets a free murder.

    • Segment of Confession Letter (highlight below for spoilers):
      New Year's Day I went to Greg and Susan's to watch college football and when Greg's back was turned, I put the digoxin in his margarita. I didn't know how many hours it would take to kick in, and I wasn't sure if I'd given him enough. So that night, out celebrating New Year's Eve, I gave him a second dose. At the bar, we toasted the new century. I wasn't happy about what I was doing. I liked Greg. I loved him, too. But it had to be done. When he downed that last glass of champagne, I knew it was the end.

    • Russell Brinkley: Ah crap, I didn't see anything!

  • NOTES (4)


    • The book Russell is reading when he sees the brown Continental is Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden, published in January 1999. While reading the book, Russell listens to the Flower Duet from the 1883 opera Lakmé by Léo Delibes (1836-1891).