Cold Case

Season 4 Episode 24

Stalker

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM May 06, 2007 on CBS
9.3
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In the fourth season finale, a hostage situation arises when the entire team is held captive while they're investigating the 2006 killings of a family who had just moved into a new house.

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  • The fourth season ends with Lilly and the team investigating the murder of a family who were once well off but are now falling on hard times. While interviewing the sole survivor of the crime, the team is taken hostage by a gun wielding stalker.moreless

    9.5
    Cold Case certainly ended the fourth season on the right note. An episode that starts off as most episodes of the show do but ends in a totally different way. The hostage situation in the police station was very well done and almost makes the viewer feel as though they are in the station with Lilly and her colleagues. I think that the death of Ellen Rush was a good thing to do. As good as Meridith Baxter was, there wasn't much more that could be done with her character and I think it's smart that the show moved on.moreless
  • Very interesting storyline; interesting development in lilly`s and her mom´s relation ship - awesome episode!!

    10
    I have to say, ever since the episode started I was completely hooked. A whoe family erased and then this camera technique that implies someone makes pictures at all times, was very interesting to watch and I really was excited about how they would resolve this storyline.

    The actress who played Kim was very talented and portrayed her in a very believable way.

    They escalation at the police station was surely nerve-wrecking but I wonder how he could get a gun in there??

    Then Lilly´s look when Stillman got shot showed her affection towards him and was very heart-breaking.

    Then in the observation room, Lilly was brave and risk-taking, her usual self... but did she actually got shot by Scotty? I´m pretty sure it was that way.... dramatic.



    Then the Ellen-Lilly storyline was very well written and played. I liked that they had this beautiful moment when Lilly came along brought lunch and they were talking about this book. You could see that they loved each other and especially with Lilly I was never this sure, now I am.

    An that her mom read that book to her many times indicates that there was at some point a good time....

    I felt very sorry when Lilly sat alone in her aparment grieving and I was touched by Scotty offering help in such a sweet non-invasive way.

    Now I would like some Chris-Lilly interaction and please this time make it about them, not about Chris and Scotty.

    Thank you.moreless
  • WOW!

    9.8
    !SPOILER WARNING! Wow! I started watching this and thought should realy be watching this when I'm supposed to be doing other things but I watched it and am very glad I did. It starts out telling us about a girl who had been shot and survived with the rest of her family shot dead by Romeo. Romeo is a stalker who she had fallen in love with. It goes through the story about how Romeo started to talk to her and how she fell in love with him. Then when that girl is talking to Lilly at the station. When lilly asks if she knows who Romeo is a gun appears at Lillys head the camera zooms out to show Romeo holding the gun. he then takes most of the team hostage. Then he gets the girl and Lilly to go into the interrogation room. They then go into the observation room behind that so they can see anyone who comes in before they see them. Lilly convinces Romeo to let the girl go and he does. Then Lilly is left in the room with him. He asks her if she thinks anyone could ever love him whilst he still has the gun pointed at her. 'You wanna shoot me?' Lilly shouts 'Go on then. Shoot me, Go on. Shoot me.' Scotty then shoots the glass and shoots Romeo dead. Scotty goes to check Romeo is dead and kicks his gun away. Then you hear an uh noise. Lilly has been shot. It is and amazing episode and I have only mentioned one of the best moments. Sorry if this review was a bit long. Anyway, The episode is amazing. One the best finales I have seen. Worth watching, if you haven't already that is.moreless
  • Amazing!

    10
    I found this case amazing! It was unique and I never guessed it was Ed until the very end. I couldn't watch the episode again though because it brought tears to my eyes! Excellent performance by all the cast! Especially Kathryn Morris. She played the whole episode amazingly especially the shooting. I don't know how she did it but she kept me tuned in and Danny Pino kept me glued too. It was good to see Vera acting more serious than funny. I do love him when he acts the fool but it just goes to show you he's versatile! =D

    Overall..amazing episode!moreless
  • amazing.

    10
    No matter how awesome the music was in this episode, it still freaked me out a bit. The prospect of a man that was in love with a girl would go to those lengths to be with her is just frightening; not to mention thst she wasn't intrested in him. But I wonder if she knew that it was him all along, or if she realized it when he took out the gun to put on Rush... It would and wouldn't make sence either way. He could have threatened her or something to make her not talk. Or maybe she really didn't remember.



    But I'm usually pretty good at putting together the murdered before it's revealed, and that guy was being pretty blunt about it. He refused to levae while she talked to the detectives; DUH! I mean, sometimes, it's just staring you in the face and you're too blind to see it!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)

Cooper Thornton

Cooper Thornton

Adam Jacobi

Guest Star

Ellen Woglom

Ellen Woglom

Kim Jacobi

Guest Star

Cynthia Ettinger

Cynthia Ettinger

Emily Jacobi

Guest Star

Bonnie Root

Bonnie Root

A.D.A. Alexandra Thomas

Recurring Role

Meredith Baxter Birney

Meredith Baxter Birney

Ellen Rush (as Meredith Baxter)

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Kat Miller: You ever hear Kim refer to him as Romeo?
      Martin Reed: No. I did see him once, though, from my living room at night. He was... skulking around the Jacobis' house.
      Kat Miller: Getting ready for a balcony scene.

    • Scotty Valens: What were you hiding from, Kim?
      Kim Jacobi: I tried to call someone, but I didn't have any friends.

    • Lilly Rush: Name Romeo mean anything to you?
      Rick: Ah. That's the dude finally spoke her language.
      Will Jeffries: What language is that, Rick?
      Rick: You know. Feelings.

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • This case bears some resemblance to the Huling family killings in St. Cloud, Minn. in 1978. In December of that year, the mother and three children were gunned down in their family home, with only 11-year-old Bill escaping after being shot at. The killer was later identified as Joe Ture, whom had a history of stalking and raping women.

    • The stalker referred to himself as "Romeo". Romeo is the name of the main male character in Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet, a famous tragedy that tells the story of two lovers whose families are strongly opposed to their relationship.

    • Lilly: The Jacobis. Dad was an out-of-work computer programmer.
      Scotty Valens: It looked like he was the doer. It was a John List kind of thing.

      On November 9, 1971, in New Jersey, John List killed his wife, his three children and his mother, then ran away and assumed a new identity. He was captured on June 1, 1989 after America's Most Wanted did a story about the case and List's neighbor recognized him.

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