Cold Case

Season 5 Episode 5

Thick As Thieves

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Oct 21, 2007 on CBS
8.9
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Thick As Thieves
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The team re-opens the 1989 case of an unidentified Jane Doe when she dies in the hospital, after being comatose since the day she was shot 18 year ago.

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  • Really great episode once again!

    9.0
    An unidentified comatose woman who was that way for eighteen years as they prove that this woman was no angel and had a bad past indeed. Meanwhile, Scotty tries to find the rat that sold him out to Internal Affairs. And if you mess with Scotty, you better hope and pray that he doesn't break your ribs. Lily still is having trouble with the shooting and that it has affected her all this year. But that is what you call character development. The new ADA Thomas I like as she is tough but sympathetic as she and Scotty would make a really great couple of Scotty couldn't have Lily. Vera is a funny guy and is the show's comic relief amid a dark show!moreless
  • good episode...

    8.7
    The team investigates a woman that was shot 18 years ago and recently died from complications of the shooting; she was basically a vegetable for 18 years. In the end, it turned out to be her son's girlfriend that shot her so that the victum's son could be with her. The case in this episode was interesting and the guest characters were interesting also. I really liked the character of Spenser. The whole drama with Scotty is getting on my nerves though. I just want him to get fired or something. He's getting annoying. Overall, this was a good episode because of the case.moreless
  • An unidentified comatose woman dies in a local hospital where she has been since she was shot in the head in October of 1989. A look into her past by Lilly and the team reveals the woman is no angel. Meanwhile Dan and Lilly struggle with personal issuesmoreless

    9.3
    "Thick as Thieves" is the best episode of the current season so far. This episode is well written and entertaining on every level. The storyline of this episode is very compelling and keeps the viewer hooked until the very end. What I also liked about this episode is the look into Dan and Lilly's personal problems. It's always a good thing to have a look into the lives of the main characters of the show as long as it doesn't get into the way of the story. In "Thick as Thieves" it is done just right. A very good episode.moreless
  • Cold Case gives us another compelling and entertaining story to watch. Top awards go to the writers for introducing professional grifting into a storyline. Love the tension it was half way through before we learned that the grift team wasmoreless

    9.0
    Cold Case gives us another compelling and entertaining story to watch. Top awards go to the writers for introducing professional grifting into a storyline. Love the tension it was half way through before we learned that the grift team was mother and son. It was terrible to think the son would even consider killing his mother he didn't pull the trigger but set up the situation. Finally Scotty continues down the spiral of his IAB investigation and is having a purely sexual relationship with the DA. Nice solid episode enjoyed every minute of it oh and last but not least. Old Valera steals the show with a bad grifting uncle that guy is amazing.moreless
  • Lilly and the team unvestigate the death of a Jane Doe who died after being in a coma for 18 years. Also Scotty attempts to get to the bottom of who turned him into the Internal Affairs Department and Lilly is having nightmares about the shooting.moreless

    9.0
    Overall I loved this episode. It had lots of turns and kept me guessing right up to the end. I enjoyed seeing how Scotty was dealing with Internal Affairs because I really want to know who turned him in. Although I didn't like ADA Thomas in the beginning, I feel she may be something good for Scotty. She is very head-strong and stubborn which reminds me a lot of Lilly. I enjoyed the stakeout a lot aswell because Vera was so funny! He cracks me up everytime I watch him. His natural ability to make the viewers laugh is, what I think, got all the watchers through the darker episodes. Overall great episode!moreless
Danny Pino

Danny Pino

Scotty Valens

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)

Jeremy Ratchford

Jeremy Ratchford

Det. Nick Vera

Monet Mazur

Monet Mazur

Margot Chambers (1989)

Guest Star

Justin Bruening

Justin Bruening

Spencer Mason (1989)

Guest Star

Daphne Ashbrook

Daphne Ashbrook

Kylie Cramer (2007)

Guest Star

Bonnie Root

Bonnie Root

A.D.A. Alexandra Thomas

Recurring Role

Mark Rolston

Mark Rolston

Ari Gordon

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Goof: In the scene where Margot is talking to Mr. Delpy in the motel room, she's holding the gun in one hand. Then she raises the gun and starts to say "I told you, it's Margot", and grabs the gun with both hands. However, when the camera changes angle, mid-sentence, she is suddenly holding the gun in only one hand again. The camera then follows Margot's hands as she points the gun to the leaving Mr. Delpy, and she's holding the gun with both hands again.

    • Margot Chambers was shot on October 21, 1989.

    • This is the first episode in which the victim dies in the present (October 2007).

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Stillman: You've been lucky a long time, Spencer.
      Lilly: Eighteen years without an arrest.
      Spencer: It's not luck that's kept me out of trouble. I'm out of the game.
      Lilly: Just like any other working man: fake social, half a dozen aliases...
      Stillman: Which name's real?

    • Lilly: Nice trick with the decoy.
      Spencer: If I knew they'd send me a cop that looks like you, I wouldn't have bothered.

    • Det. Miller: So, how do we find a guy who changes his name more often than his underwear?

    • (Scotty storms into A.D.A. Thomas' office.)
      Scotty: You turned me in to IA, didn't you?
      Alexandra: Your charm never ceases to amaze.
      Scotty: Not even denying it. Unbelievable!
      Alexandra: I got asked a question, answered honestly. Try it sometime.
      Scotty: Where I came from, we got an issue with someone, we tell him.
      Alexandra: Where I come from, we don't tolerate screw-ups!
      Scotty: What's your problem?
      Alexandra: I could ask you the same thing!
      Scotty: You're pissed I never made a move.
      Alexandra: Come on, Scotty! Figured you were smarter than that.
      Scotty: Ahh, yeah, you got me all figured out, eh?
      Alexandra: You're nothing if not predictable.
      (Suddenly Scotty pushes over a chair.)
      Scotty: See that coming?
      Alexandra: Go ahead! Destroy everything! It's what you are good at!
      Scotty: (coming closer)You've got no idea what I'm capable of.
      Alexandra: Is that right?
      (They start kissing passionately.)

    • Lilly: It's tough, losing someone close. I'm certain wherever she is... she's glad you came.
      Spencer: Don't be too sure.
      Lilly: When my husband... Sometimes I feel responsible, you know?
      Spencer: You like older men, detective? 'Cause your husband died in 1942.
      (Lilly glances the headstone in front of which she's standing. It says, "Richard Edwards, 1877–1942".)

    • Det. Miller: (planning a stakeout) So we plant an obit. "Margot Chambers, blah blah blah, being buried at Oakland Cemetery." Stake it out.
      Det. Jeffries: No, not me. Got court.
      Det. Vera: When?
      Det. Jeffries: Whenever the stakeout is.

    • Lt. Stillman: They let you cross the street in daylight?
      A.D.A. Alexandra Thomas: Prepping testimony. Some of these medical types need cuddling.
      Scotty: And they sent you? That's funny.
      A.D.A. Thomas: And with that ringing endorsement...
      Scotty: Don't be so sensitive.
      A.D.A. Thomas: (dumbfounded) I should go. (to Lilly) Glad to see you back on the job.
      Lilly: Thanks.
      A.D.A. Thomas: Lieutenant, detective...
      (Scotty doesn't ever look at her as she leaves.)
      Lt. Stillman: (whistles) And I thought the cold war was over.
      Scotty: What are you talking about?
      Lilly: Only thing you didn't do was pull her pigtails.

    • John Stillman: Woman was no transient.
      Scotty Valens: That means someone out there should be missing her.
      Lilly Rush: That, or they're glad she's finally dead.

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