Cold Case

Season 6 Episode 3

Wednesday's Women

3
Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Oct 12, 2008 on CBS
8.6
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Wednesday's Women
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The team receives new evidence in a 1964 case, then thought to have been a hit-and-run. Now, a threatening letter addressed to the victim prompts Will and Kat to travel to Mississippi to re-investigate the death of a woman who was secretly involved in giving school supplies to black children.moreless

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  • The team reopens the case of a twenty-two year-old woman believed to have been killed in a hit-and-run accident in 1964. The investigation takes the team to Mississippi and has them revisit old hatreds and prejudices of the time.moreless

    7.5
    This is a good episode of "Cold Case." There have been better ones but I believe this one is worth seeing. I like how the episode tricks the viewer with the opening scene. When Miriam Forrester's husband walks in on the Tuperware party, I'm sure many viewers believed they knew who the murderer was. Then as the story goes on the viewer realizes they thought too soon. That worked very well. So did the scene of Miriam losing control while driving the car to Mississippi. The scenes of Jeffries being duped into buying Tuperware were not necessary however. Good episode.moreless
  • Excellent Script, just what I've come to expect.

    8.0
    I loved the all around dynamtic of this episode. From the team's involvment to the people the met in order to solve Miriam's murder. You see and feel the tension of that time in our history. You felt Miriam's desire for wanting to make a difference. The friendship between the friends was very believable and honest. The insertion of meeting the participants of that time and the changes they'd had gone through was very dramatic. Side note on Eddie's abrupt departure. I thought it was very realistic with what he does for a living and I loved how Lilly was her strong indepentent self in letting him know that although she will miss him, she understands that it's his job.moreless
  • good episode

    8.5
    The team opens the case of an "accidental death" of a tubawear (spelling?) saleswoman. In the end, it turned out that she was a part of a group that went down to Mississippi to try to help the black schools and to educate blacks so they would have a chance. It was really sad that she was killed and that her friends couldn't even report it to the cops because they were biased against blacks. It's amazing to see how far black rights have come, and how much farther they need to go. This episode had a great, touching story. I also liked Rush's little love story side. Overall, another solid episode of Cold Case.moreless
John Finn

John Finn

Lt. John Stillman

Jeremy Ratchford

Jeremy Ratchford

Det. Nick Vera

Thom Barry

Thom Barry

Det. Will Jeffries

Kathryn Morris

Kathryn Morris

Det. Lilly Rush

Danny Pino

Danny Pino

Scotty Valens

Tracie Thoms

Tracie Thoms

Kat Miller (Episodes 3.13+; recurring previously)

Alexandra Lydon

Alexandra Lydon

Miriam Forrester

Guest Star

Maddy Kennedy

Maddy Kennedy

Lana Wilkes (1964)

Guest Star

Jennifer Hetrick

Jennifer Hetrick

Lana Wilkes (2008)

Guest Star

Bobby Cannavale

Bobby Cannavale

Eddie Saccardo

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Goof: The episode opens in June 19, 1964, with Miriam's sister, Lana, putting The Kinks' single You Really Got Me on. In reality, the single wasn't released until August 4 in the UK, and later on August 26 in the US. By the time the single was out, Miriam was already dead.

    • Miriam Forrester was killed on August 8, 1964.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Violet: We have to tell you what happened!
      Station Cop: Two coloreds and a Jew walking into a police station at 3 a.m.? This is gonna be good.

    • Jeffries: Three hours on a plane, another two in this tin can...
      Kat: Try 17 hours in an old beater with leather seats and no AC.
      Jeffries: That's some cruel and unusual family vacation.
      Kat: Dad always made us stop at this catfish joint, Aunt Margie's. Said it was the best in the state.
      Jeffries: (looking hopeful) Is it far from here?

    • Kat: (hands Kitty a photo)This the woman Miriam saw?
      Kitty Doyle: Why yes, yes, that's her!
      Kat: "Clumsy maid" graduated top of her class from Penn.

    • Kat: (seeing Nick carry two towers of Tupperware bowls) Hmm, fit some shopping into your busy day?
      Scotty: Takin' the Tupperware research pretty serious, Nick.
      Nick: You wanted names, I got you names.
      Scotty: (chuckling) Didn't come cheap, did it?
      Kat: (handing Nick a file) Another Tupperware lady waiting for you. Name's Debra Nelson.
      Nick: No way. You take her. I'm done with these sharks.

    • Vera: (looking into the office fridge) Well, it had to be one of you. Didn't just get up and walk away...
      Lilly: What's missing now?
      Kat: His cinnamon roll. (off his look) Don't look at me, I don't eat breakfast.
      Vera: You ate my coffee cake.
      Kat: Two years ago!
      Lilly: At least someone's eating it. Gotta be food in there older than our cold jobs.
      Vera: Someone oughtta clean this thing up.
      Kat There's a sponge right over there.
      Vera: I ain't the one leaving things in here to rot! ... What?

  • NOTES (3)

    • International Airdates:
      - Denmark: December 6, 2008 on TV3+
      - Norway: December 16, 2008 on TVNorge
      - The Netherlands: February 28, 2009 on Net 5
      - Czech Republic: March 18, 2009 on TV Nova
      - Slovakia: November 24, 2009 on Markiza
      - Turkey: March 4, 2010 on CNBC-e

    • Music Featured in This Episode:
      - You Really Got Me by The Kinks from The Kinks (1964)
      - Blue Velvet by Bobby Vinton (single released in 1963)
      - Walk On By by Dionne Warwick (single released on April 26, 1964)
      - Come See About Me by The Supremes (single released on October 27, 1964)
      - Nearer My God to Thee (hymn)
      - Will The Circle Be Unbroken by Jimmy Collier and the Movement Singers from Voices of the Civil Rights Movement: Black American Freedom Songs 1960-1966 (1980)
      - This Little Light of Mine, performed by Tracie Thoms

      This marks the first time a cast member has performed a song used on the soundtrack. Tracie Thoms plays Kat Miller on the show.

    • This episode marks the first time a cast member has directed an episode. John Finn plays Lt. John Stillman on the show.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • The episode/case takes place during the same time frame and specifically references the June 21, 1964, lynching murders of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner, civil rights activists killed during the "Freedom Summer;" the episode's victim and her cohorts hear a radio broadcast mentioning the lynchings on their way to Mississippi themselves. Contemporaneous events surrounding the details of this episode, particularly the lynchings, serve as the basis for the 1988 film Mississippi Burning.

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