Cold Case

Season 5 Episode 7

World's End

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Nov 04, 2007 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Incorrectly Regarded as Goofs: At first glance, the handkerchief in the evidence bag that was found on the body seems to have the initials A.M.W. (and not A.W.M. for Audrey W. Metz). However, the middle letter, M, is the tallest of the three and represents the last name. The smaller initials on the right and left sides represent the first and middle names. Lilly even reads the initials out loud in the right order.

    • Audrey Metz died on October 30, 1938.

  • Quotes

    • Jeffries: Found torn movie ticket in Audrey's purse. The whole country's panicking, she goes to see the movies?
      Vera: Maybe the usher did it.

    • Vera: Anybody know it was a prank?
      Stillman: The power of radio in those days, Nick. It was the only live news source.
      Lilly: Back when the news wasn't about the latest starlet's drunk driving bust.

    • Audrey: (first time as a taxi dancer) Do we just stand and wait?
      Penny: You don't wait. (taking her bolero off) You advertise!

    • Vera: (after interviewing Elmer Gibbins) Is the boss punishing us for something?
      Kat: Told ya not to steal his paper clips.

    • Vera: This man said he was with the FBI?
      Elmer Gibbins: Of course he didn't say it. He was an undercover agent, not a moron! (to Kat) Is this guy new?
      Kat: (deadpan) Total rookie.

    • Toni: Don't see you much around the building.
      Vera: Busy. People keep killing each other, so... You?
      Toni: Same. People keep being sick.

    • Lilly: Suddenly everything precious in life became crystal clear.
      Lt. Stillman: Yeah: who do you wanna be with when the world ends.
      Vera: I wanna be with the guy who knows it's a hoax.

    • Lilly: There were Audrey Metz sightings for the next 20 years. Like someone saw her scuba diving in Jamaica.
      Lt. Stillman: Or working as a spy in Berlin.
      Scotty: People got way too much time on their hands.
      Lilly: Everyone thought Audrey traveled far and wide but... she never made it out of Philly.

  • Notes

    • International Airdates:
      - Denmark: January 23, 2008 on TV3
      - The Netherlands: April 12, 2008 on Net 5
      - Czech Republic: June 18, 2008 on TV Nova
      - Finland: June 24, 2008 on MTV3
      - Germany: July 2, 2008 on Pro7
      - Norway: July 16, 2008 on TVNorge
      - Slovakia: August 11, 2009 on Markiza
      - Turkey: October 20, 2009 on CNBC-e

    • Music Featured in This Episode:

    • This marks the 100th episode of Cold Case, which is celebrated with a slew of guest stars and the return of a familiar face. 100 episodes is usually considered the point after which a series becomes viable for syndication.

  • Allusions

    • Lilly: We find Hoffa in this hole, boss?

      Jimmy Hoffa was a labor leader, who was convicted to imprisonment for bribing a grand juror in 1961. He was released from prison in 1971 on the condition that he not participate in union activities. He was planning on sue to invalidate the order when he suddenly disappeared on July 30, 1975. He is believed to be dead but the body has never been found. Rumors abound as to the final burial place of Jimmy Hoffa.

    • The War of the Worlds
      This episode relies heavily on Orson Welles' radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds. Based on H.G. Wells' scifi novel by the same name, the radio adaptation was performed as the Halloween special of the radio drama anthology series Mercury Theatre on the Air on October 30, 1938. According to urban legends, many people believed the radio play to be an actual news broadcast of the Martian invasion on Earth.

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