The Best Episodes of Cold Case

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1. Cold Case (2003–2010)
Episode: The Letter (2004)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The 1939 case of a young lady living in a boarding house for "women of color" is reopened and Rush tries to solve it for Sadie's daughter, who has been ashamed of her own heritage since the murder.

Director: Tim Hunter | Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

Votes: 222

2. Cold Case (2003–2010)
Episode: The Plan (2004)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The Team gets an anonymous letter saying the 1999 accidental death of a swim coach at a military academy was the result of a carefully orchestrated plot.

Director: Agnieszka Holland | Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

Votes: 201

3. Cold Case (2003–2010)
Episode: The Badlands (2004)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The triple murder of a couple running a restaurant and their employee is reopened when it is revealed in court that the man who was originally charged with the crime was robbing a store at another location at the time of the murders.

Director: Tim Matheson | Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

Votes: 189

4. Cold Case (2003–2010)
Episode: Daniela (2004)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Lilly and Scotty are confronted by a battered woman whose pervert husband filmed a super 8 snuff film back in 1979 of a young girl presumably being shot.

Director: David Barrett | Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

Votes: 290

5. Cold Case (2003–2010)
Episode: The House (2004)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Outside a prison, the bones of an inmate who tried to escape during the broadcast of Johnny Cash's prison concert in 1968 are found in an old underground escape tunnel. Suspiciously, that ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Zakrzewski | Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

Votes: 175

6. Cold Case (2003–2010)
Episode: Mind Hunters (2004)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The Cold Case team is assigned to a very disturbing case of a sinister serial killer who kidnaps women and whacks off their heads - and he might be closer to home than they realize.

Director: Kevin Bray | Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

Votes: 227

7. Cold Case (2003–2010)
Episode: Best Friends (2005)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

An old truck is found in a river with human remains inside, leading the team to re-open the case of a girl who disappeared in 1932. When the girl's former best friend is interviewed, questions arise: just best friends, or forbidden love?

Director: Mark Pellington | Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

Votes: 372

8. Cold Case (2003–2010)
Episode: The Woods (2005)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

When a serial killer resurfaces after walking away from his convictions, Lilly unravels his childhood, which was filled with abuse, rape, murder and insanity, and he follows her every move.

Director: Nelson McCormick | Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

Votes: 229

9. Cold Case (2003–2010)
Episode: The Promise (2005)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Lilly reopens the case of an overweight film student who was subjected to a cruel 'Hog Scale prank' at a fraternity party, after which she mysteriously died in a fire.

Director: Paris Barclay | Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

Votes: 199

10. Cold Case (2003–2010)
Episode: Detention (2006)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A grunge high school boy supposedly kills himself in 1994 and Lilly reopens his case, learning of the dark secrets he was keeping with three other outcast students during their detention together.

Director: Jessica Landaw | Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

Votes: 250

11. Cold Case (2003–2010)
Episode: The Boy in the Box (2004)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The 1950's notorious cold case of the "boy in the box" is reopened and it's discovered that he resided in a Catholic orphanage with his sister until his sudden adoption before his death.

Director: Karen Gaviola | Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

Votes: 262

12. Cold Case (2003–2010)
Episode: The Sleepover (2004)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A young woman, with similar markings, is strangled to death near devil's pond. The team re-opens a 1990 murder of a 12-year-old prep school girl at the home of a troubled teen.

Director: Emilio Estevez | Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

Votes: 259

13. Cold Case (2003–2010)
Episode: Wishing (2005)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

In the early 90's, the death of a mentally handicapped teen has been reopened. Drawings depicting the incident at the railroad tracks surface, which indicate it may not have been an accident as originally believed.

Director: Emilio Estevez | Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

Votes: 237

14. Cold Case (2003–2010)
Episode: The Hen House (2006)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The "accidental" death of a woman newspaper columnist in 1943 is reinvestigated when old newspaper files indicate that the author of the "Hey Lo" column could have been murdered by a Nazi officer posing as a Dutch Jew.

Director: David Von Ancken | Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

Votes: 163

15. Cold Case (2003–2010)
Episode: Rampage (2006)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A 1995 mall shooting spree, in which two teenagers killed and wounded several people before committing suicide, is reopened when it is found that there may be a third person involved.

Director: Mark Pellington | Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

Votes: 425

16. Cold Case (2003–2010)
Episode: Fireflies (2006)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The case of a little girl who was seemingly abducted from her bedroom in the mid-seventies is reopened.

Director: Marcos Siega | Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

Votes: 221

17. Cold Case (2003–2010)
Episode: Forever Blue (2006)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The murder of a cop in 1968 is reopened when a dying jailbird makes a deal with the police in order to get released earlier and tells them that he found drugs in the victim's car.

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

Votes: 469

18. Cold Case (2003–2010)
Episode: Saving Sammy (2006)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The case is reopened of an autistic boy whose parents were both shot and killed while picking up Chinese takeout. Meanwhile the boy's near-adult sister, Ruby, wants custody of him.

Director: Paris Barclay | Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

Votes: 229

19. Cold Case (2003–2010)
Episode: Blackout (2007)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The team investigates the 1996 death of an abrasive, wealthy woman during a power blackout at a family gathering in her former husband's home.

Director: Seith Mann | Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

Votes: 186

20. Cold Case (2003–2010)
Episode: Shuffle, Ball Change (2007)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The skeleton is found of a sixteen year old who wanted to become a dancer, against the wishes of his grocer/father and wrestler/brother.

Director: Mark Pellington | Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

Votes: 304

21. Cold Case (2003–2010)
Episode: Stalker (2007)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

When a teenage girl wakes up from a coma, the team reopens the murder of her family. Soon, they find out that she was being stalked by a man calling himself "Romeo".

Director: Alex Zakrzewski | Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

Votes: 199

22. Cold Case (2003–2010)
Episode: It Takes a Village (2007)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The discovery of a dead body in a storage facility reveals the presence of a serial killer who has killed four African-American boys over the course of a few years.

Director: Kevin Bray | Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

Votes: 142

23. Cold Case (2003–2010)
Episode: Boy Crazy (2007)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The 1960's case is reopened of a young girl named Samantha ("Sam") who was relentlessly teased and even groped at one point for dressing like a boy, after which she was found murdered and left in a river.

Director: Holly Dale | Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

Votes: 274

24. Cold Case (2003–2010)
Episode: Justice (2007)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Lilly's team re-investigates the 1982 murder of a man who was killed after being accused of date rape by several female college students.

Director: Agnieszka Holland | Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

Votes: 183

25. Cold Case (2003–2010)
Episode: The Road (2008)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A woman was abducted in 2007 from her engagement party and is presumed murdered.

Director: Holly Dale | Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

Votes: 178

26. Cold Case (2003–2010)
Episode: Slipping (2008)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

In 1962, a woman's death is ruled a suicide. Her granddaughter asks the team to investigate her suicide after she provides them with newer evidence she hopes will prove that her grandmother's suicide was actually a murder.

Director: Kevin Bray | Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

Votes: 163

27. Cold Case (2003–2010)
Episode: Pin Up Girl (2008)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A fan of a 50s pin up girl comes forward with a new lead in the shooting death of the girl. A photo revealing the killer may not have been a random break in as believed. Could it have been her photographer, manager, best friend or stalker?

Director: Chris Fisher | Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

Votes: 143

28. Cold Case (2003–2010)
Episode: The Brush Man (2009)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A kind and friendly brush salesman's case is reopened from the 1960's after his remains are discovered in a pond. The Cold Case team learn that he was trying to battle his own troubled past.

Director: Roxann Dawson | Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

Votes: 139

29. Cold Case (2003–2010)
Episode: Soul (2009)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A young jazz musician, whose father is a strict clergyman, was beaten to death by a bottle in 1970. The investigation is reopened at the request of the son of the victim. Meanwhile, an unexpected person comes to meet Rush.

Director: John F. Showalter | Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

Votes: 122

30. Cold Case (2003–2010)
Episode: Read Between the Lines (2009)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The team reopens the 1990's case of a teenage girl murdered and stuffed in a zebra-print rug. But was it the rough gang she hung out with who hurt her, or was it somebody who went unnoticed?

Director: Kevin Bray | Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

Votes: 116

31. Cold Case (2003–2010)
Episode: Forensics (2009)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The team re investigates the death of a young man who was an outstanding debater and was being offered a college scholarship who supposedly killed himself. When someone tells them that he feared for his life.

Director: Holly Dale | Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

Votes: 98

32. Cold Case (2003–2010)
Episode: The Good Soldier (2010)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A Green Beret gets the team to re-open the murder case of his recruiter when he provides an alibi for the man believed to have been killed for stolen jewelry.

Director: Gwyneth Horder-Payton | Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

Votes: 99

33. Cold Case (2003–2010)
Episode: The Runaway Bunny (2010)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Suspects abound in the 1974 murder case of a private investigator who, the team discovers, uncovered unfavorable things for - and about - his last few clients.

Director: John Finn | Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

Votes: 116

34. Cold Case (2003–2010)
Episode: Bombers (2010)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

While attempting to solve the murder of a talented young graffiti artist, three detectives from the homicide unit cope with their own troubled lives on the side, trying to keep things together.

Director: Janice Cooke | Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

Votes: 94

35. Cold Case (2003–2010)
Episode: Metamorphosis (2010)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The team looks into the death of a teenage circus aerialist; Rush faces possible charges in another case.

Director: Chris Fisher | Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

Votes: 111

36. Cold Case (2003–2010)
Episode: Two Weddings (2010)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Louie, a colleague and friend of the Cold Case team, is getting married to a woman whose husband died mysteriously right before the wedding. Was it a coincidence, or was it murder? Will Louie be next?

Director: Nathan Hope | Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

Votes: 100

37. Cold Case (2003–2010)
Episode: One Fall (2010)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The team reopens the case of a dock worker who was moonlighting as an indy-circuit wrestler until he was shot dead in 1986, and Valens secretly looks into a lead on the man who mugged and ... See full summary »

Director: Donald E. Thorin Jr. | Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

Votes: 108

38. Cold Case (2003–2010)
Episode: Iced (2009)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The team reopens the 1980 case of an ice hockey player who was murdered on his team's Philly ice rink the night the U.S. hockey team defeated the Soviet Union team in the Olympic games in Lake Placid.

Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

Votes: 98

39. Cold Case (2003–2010)
Episode: The Last Drive-In (2010)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

When ballistics tie a recent murder case of Rush's to a serial killer who was seemingly inactive for 27 years, a tough FBI agent with ties to Stillman shows up to enlist the team's aid in ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Fisher | Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

Votes: 118

40. Cold Case (2003–2010)
Episode: Bullet (2010)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

After determining a serial killer's identity, the team works with the FBI to apprehend him and protect potential targets.

Director: John F. Showalter | Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

Votes: 112

41. Cold Case (2003–2010)
Episode: Almost Paradise (2010)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Pictures developed from a disposable camera leads the team to reopen the investigation into the death of a prom queen, who was the victim of a hit-and-run accident. Lily's troubled sister reappears, but she is reticent to assist her.

Director: Alex Zakrzewski | Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

Votes: 115

42. Cold Case (2003–2010)
Episode: Shattered (2010)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Valens partners with Rush to locate her sister, who was abducted from her drug-littered motel room, and Jeffries tries to bring justice and closure to a long-suffering mother whose daughter's murder case has remained unsolved for 17 years.

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

Votes: 135



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