Cold Case

Season 1 Episode 5

The Runner

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Oct 26, 2003 on CBS
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The Runner
After a drug addict brings in an audio tape she found on which a fatal shooting is heard, Lilly reopens a 1973 murder case involving the death of a 21-year-old rookie cop. The young officer was shot three times in the chest while responding to a call at a drug-infested housing project. Also on the tape are the victim's final words: "Runner! Runner! Runner!"moreless

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  • ok

    It is always hard when a cop is killed but i just found this episode so ridiculous. I knew that the drug addict that bought Rush the tape was Sammi they seemed to make it so obvious. I thought that certain parts of the plot had unbelievable parts to it. When the widow of Joe Washington said she had never been with another man I thought how depressing to not be getting any but I can also see why she wouldn't want to get married again or have a boyfriend etc. This is a great show so I know that the writers must have been having an off day.moreless
  • Painful to watch but love it anyway!

    This is a painful show to watch as a rookie

    Cop is killed. He is only 21-years old and dies

    A very violent death. A drug junkie gives Lily the tape

    Of how he dies and what is heard on the tape.

    Great ending in which the cops go out and have a few beers!

    Shows the unity and respect of them.
  • a murder case from the 70s: a junkie hands lilly rush a tape recorder with the recording of the murder of a police officer.

    i loved this episode-all the cliches about afro-americans, drugs, soul music mixed

    together, shaken and brothers, here we go. and for the first time, i liked the music.

    problem: unbelievable, that the wife of the shot officer has never chosen another man, although she thought, that he way cheating on her. unbelievable. that the murderer, the best friend of the victim, one one hand, to be waiting, to be discovered, because he never got over the fact, having killed his friend, on the other hand didn\'t take care of the young girl, the victim cared about, to make up for his \"evil deed\".

    but who cared, as long as it's entertaining?

Steve Ryan

Steve Ryan

Butch Rinaldi

Guest Star

Cory Hardrict

Cory Hardrict

Joe Washington

Guest Star

Barbara Eve Harris

Barbara Eve Harris

Diane Washington

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