Cold Case

Season 4 Episode 20

Stand Up and Holler

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Apr 01, 2007 on CBS
8.3
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The team re-opens the 1997 case of a 16-year-old high school cheerleader when they discover an anonymous confession to the girl's murder.

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  • Episde deals with the pecking order among...cheerladers. Never havng gotten within 50 feet of one, I was amazed to learn that the 'pecking' can involve accidental killing, and doing anything to remain, or get into, the in-group. Life itself becomes cheap.moreless

    3.3
    I did not grade this episode abysmal, because the acting seemed pretty goood...I just could't believe the things they did and said to each other, although...they seemed to. I suppose it only takes one bad apple to bring out the worst in everyone...the weak, the lonely, the desparate. Had the Top Dog not been purposefully manuipulatng these, the tragedy never woud have happeed.



    There's also something important to be larned from this epiode, whether everyone in your school (or workplace, or home) treats everyoe else like a human being or not...you can OD on ANYTHING. It does not have to have the reputation as a poison. It can be known for..something entirely dfferent.



    Asperin, for intance....yeah, I know: it wasn't asperin.moreless
  • Rainey Karlsen and her friend wanted to join the varsity cheerleading squad to be popular. They made it, but Rainey got the bad end of the deal when in the end she was killed. mainly as a result of peer preesure.moreless

    9.5
    This episode shows the lengths high-schoolers will go to just to be popular. Perhaps if Rainey Karlsen acted like herself she would not have made the squad. Yet, at the same time maybe she would have. With this episode you can see many examples of peer pressure. From the locker room scene to the scenes in the classroom. This episode show one of the reasons why I watch this show. Drama.moreless
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    2.0
    TNT has been airing lots of Cold Case during the afternoon, so it was inevitable that you would eventually come across this when flipping through the channels on a summer afternoon.



    But Cold Case is just a really bad show. Both of my parents loved it, and I honestly have no idea why. I guess it was a mildly clever concept in the beginning with the flashbacks, but once Lost started to use them it was game over.



    This featured an early appearance by Annalynne McCord who would go on to "act" in the CW's reboot of 90201. She was awful here and awful on that.moreless
  • Not my favorite episode, I really liked the Offender a lot better. But as usual, I enjoyed the team work and especially Nick (Jeremy) : I loved the picture of him back in HS !moreless

    7.5
    Not my favorite episode, I really liked the Offender a lot better. I've seen these shows before but they're on our national tv now in France so I enjoy watching them again. The actors did a good job though but the storyline about cheerleaders, it was probably the first episode not to get an amazing review here, probably because we don't have cheerleaders down here, so people don't understand the pressure. But as usual, I enjoyed the team work and especially Nick (Jeremy) : I loved the picture of him back in HS ! He was really cute. Everyone loves him down here.moreless
  • When a confession is found on a note in an art gallery to the murder of a girl in 1997. The team re-opens the case of the murdered cheerleader, Rainey.

    8.6
    Rainey Karlsen finally got what she wanted: to be on the varsity cheerleading squad, to hang out with the popular kids. But not long after becoming their friend she realizes they're not true friends afterall. She's found dead in 1997 on the football field of an overdose of GHB.



    I was wondering when Cold Case was going to get around to doing a high school episode (Sleepover doesn't count since that was in junior high, although they are somewhat similar). I mean, with all of the viciousness that goes on with social circles in high school, they could make like a dozen of these episodes and still be radically different from one another.



    For a high school episode I thought it was pretty well done. It held most of the basics that you would expect from such an episode. The plot was good and it was well written, although quite predictable.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)

Joseph McKelheer

Joseph McKelheer

Coach Pruit (1987/2007)

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Whitney Able

Whitney Able

Rainey Karlsen (1997)

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Aviva

Aviva

Celeste Church (1997)

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