Cold Case

Season 5 Episode 2

That Woman

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Sep 30, 2007 on CBS
out of 10
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Episode Summary

That Woman
After a piece of clothing belonging to a murder victim is found, the team re-opens the 1998 case of a high school girl who had a reputation for being promiscuous.

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  • The team reopens the case of the 1998 murder of a promiscuous high school girl who, tired of being used by her peers for sex, joins a Christian based club at her high school to help turn her life around.moreless

    I did like this episode quite a bit. While I have given it a high score, I would have gone higher if this episode did not recycle a plot device from an episode from the previous season titled "The Good-Bye Room" (One of the best episodes of Cold Case in my opinion) in which a group of people, who claim to be devout Christians, are concealing dark secrets. That is a flaw of this episode but I still found it very entertaining. Cold Case still continues to deliver strong acting performances even from guest stars which is a strong point.moreless
  • Why did this case get cold in the first place?

    This series is going downhill faster and faster.

    I can't understand why the case got cold. All the police work could have been done back then, there's no key piece of evidence that appears now (the shirt is unimportant, just the excuse to begin the episode), they just follow the logical chain of asking questions and getting answers that let them ask new questions, an investigation that could have been done originally.

    This is becoming an annoying custom in this series, they solve the cases asking the obvious questions to the obvious suspects and it seems that the original detectives were morons.

    And, of course, just in the opening of the episode you know that the slut is going to be killed by the prude.

    Pretty obvious, pretty boring, pretty nothing.moreless
  • Touching and heartbreaking. It made me say 'So unfair!'.

    This episode is so much better than the pilot! I always enjoy high-school themed episodes. They're always great and I can relate sometimes with them. This one was special. I loved the character Carrie.

    She was so kind. All she ever wanted to do was to make them open their hearts, so that they could be more comfortable with each other. This episode had the suspense, the thing that keeps you going. I loved it really much.

    The flashback part when we see what really happened was really touching. I was like trying to change what was going to happen, feeling it was so unfair! I love when Cold Case gives me these feelings. It's definitely a 10 episode. It had everything. Drama, suspense and good music.moreless
  • Prudes form a club and hypocritically turn on the "slut" one of them invited to join. And, the public school hired an "advisor," typical right-wing "minister" who preys on young women. She learns their secrets, their hypocrisy. They kill her.moreless

    Thank goodness Cold Case has the courage to show the world what a bunch of hypocrites these so-called "chastity" clubs really are. Any time a group gets together to tell the world they are better or more Christian than everyone else, you can bet that they are not. It is so refreshing to see America wake up to the right-wing "Christian" mirage and remove them and their ilk from the public square. I hope that the next President uses the full power of the Federal Government to shut down these "chastity" clubs at our public schools and ends the taxpayer-subsidizing of hypocritical child-molesting "ministers." The Catholic sex scandal and the perversions of Republican "people of faith" like Larry Craig and David Vitter, who had plenty to say about others' moral failures should be enough to convince any sane person that the "Christian" "right" is actually quite immoral and wrong for America.

    All that was missing from this episode was showing Ken Starr and Newt Gingrich with egg on their faces after their fishing expedition against President Clinton yielded zippo.moreless
  • It was exciting to watch

    I liked this episode very much but I was dissapointed because I didn't love it. The storyline seemed to be too familiar so it was like I could predict who the killers were from an early part in the episode. I think I liked the parts with Danny Pino in the best, that guy is so hot. He was actually the reason I started to watch Cold Case after I saw him on CSI NY. I enjoyed watching the episode and found it a little sad as well. As I watched it I sat there thinking how can people be that cruel to someone who was only trying to help them stop living lies. I hope that because the writers strike is finally over we will be getting some more interesting storylines.moreless
Kathryn Morris

Kathryn Morris

Det. Lilly Rush

Danny Pino

Danny Pino

Scotty Valens

John Finn

John Finn

Lt. John Stillman

Jeremy Ratchford

Jeremy Ratchford

Det. Nick Vera

Thom Barry

Thom Barry

Det. Will Jeffries

Tracie Thoms

Tracie Thoms

Kat Miller (Episodes 3.13+; recurring previously)

Mackenzie Phillips

Mackenzie Phillips

Sheila Swett (1998/2007)

Guest Star

Kayla Mae Maloney

Kayla Mae Maloney

Carrie Swett (1998)

Guest Star

Matt Funke

Matt Funke

Jerry Wood (1998)

Guest Star

Mark Rolston

Mark Rolston

Ari Gordon

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Nick Vera: Why don't you come downtown and take us down memory lane.
      Nathan: Wait, I, uh... She attended a handful of Hearts Wait Club meetings but I didn't... I didn't really know her.
      Lilly: But just as a coincidence you left the school a month after Carrie was murdered?
      Nathan: No, actually. It was rattling. It... made me really search for answers.
      Nick Vera: Us too. Come on, let's go.

    • Nick Vera: (to Jerry Wood) You're a Grade D slice of jackass, Jer. Better hope your alibi holds up.

    • Kat Miller: It's a purity ring, Carrie's ring.
      Lilly: Purity, like...?
      Kat Miller: Like, till I'm married, this finger belongs to God. And so does my virginity. Veronica's babysitter has one. Doesn't stop her from getting busy on my couch, though.

  • NOTES (3)

    • International Airdates:
      - Denmark: December 19, 2007 on TV3
      - The Netherlands: March 8, 2008 on Net 5
      - Czech Republic: May 14, 2008 on TV Nova
      - Finland: May 20, 2008 on MTV3
      - Germany: May 28, 2008 on Pro7
      - Norway: June 11, 2008 on TVNorge
      - Slovakia: July 7, 2009 on Markiza
      - Turkey: September 15, 2009 on CNBC-e

    • Several character names were once again changed from the initial versions of the script to the one that aired.

      • Sheila Swett's (Carrie's mother) first name was Mychelle.
      • Manny Kim was called Randy Kim.
      • Manny's girlfriend Laurie Wu was called Jessica.
      • Tina Quinn's last name was Luchesi.
      • The Hearts Wait club was called Pure Hearts Club.

    • Music Featured in This Episode:


    • Title: That Woman
      The episode title comes from the infamous quote of former president Bill Clinton with regards to the Monica Lewinsky sex scandal. He claimed that "I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky". Later, however, it was discovered that the two had had oral sex. Mr. Clinton argued in court that oral sex doesn't fall under the definition of "sexual relations". This is what Jerry jokes about in Ms. Danbury's class:

      Jerry: Miss Danbury, is it true that oral copulation isn't sex?
      Tina: That is so not true. President Clinton is a liar.