Cold Case (season 6)

Cold Case Season 6
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 23
Broadcast
Original channel CBS
Original run September 28, 2008 – May 10, 2009
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Season six of Cold Case, an American television series, began airing on September 28, 2008 and concluded on May 10, 2009.

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Cast

Main

Recurring

Episodes

# # Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
(in millions)
112 1 "Glory Days" Roxann Dawson Gavin Harris September 28, 2008 (2008-09-28) 11.36[1]
The team reopens the 1973 case of a murdered football player at the request of an old friend of Jeffries, and they discover that the crime may have occurred later than originally thought.
  • The victim's teammate sees him at the football field and they exchange a smile.
  • Pratt killed McShane after McShane became disillusioned with the steroid use and subsequent cover up.
  • Song featured in the intro: "Takin' Care of Business", by Bachman–Turner Overdrive.
  • Song featured in the finale: "Reelin' in the Years", by Steely Dan.
  • Loosely based on the 1963 San Diego Chargers, in which there were reports of steroid use on the team.
 
113 2 "True Calling" Paris Barclay Christopher Silber October 5, 2008 (2008-10-05) 11.10[2]

The team reopens the 1991 case of a young inner-city schoolteacher, originally thought to have been killed in a carjacking gone wrong, when her car keys are discovered in an old desk at the high school.

  • One of the victim's students sees her looking on as he studies for his GED.
  • The teacher that Laura was dating is the one that killed her. She discovered that he was the one selling the drugs and killed her to cover his tracks.
  • This episode appears to be based on Bel Kaufman's Up the Down Staircase.
  • Song featured in the intro: "Right Here, Right Now", by Jesus Jones.
  • Song featured in the finale: "Half a World Away", by R.E.M..
  • Based on Freedom Writers
 
114 3 "Wednesday's Women" John Finn Erica Shelton October 12, 2008 (2008-10-12) 10.99[3]
The team receives new evidence in a 1964 case which prompts Kat and Will to travel to Mississippi to investigate the circumstances behind the death of a door-to-door Tupperware saleswoman during Freedom Summer.
  • The victim's friends see her as they are reunited at the location where she was murdered.
  • The brother of the woman Miriam was staying with killed her to impress some of his KKK friends. The mixed race group she was with tried to tell police but the police didn't believe them, so they left her body in her home state of Philadelphia so she would be found.
  • Song featured in the finale: "This Little Light of Mine", by Tracie Thoms.
  • Loosely based upon the murder of Viola Liuzzo.
 
115 4 "Roller Girl" Holly Dale Elle Triedman October 19, 2008 (2008-10-19) 11.29[4]
The team reinvestigates the 1978 case of the death of a teenage roller-skater who was found in a ravine when a convicted thief reveals some information regarding the death in order to get a lighter sentence.
  • Lilly sees the victim at the roller rink where she used to skate.
  • No one is arrested as the death was ruled accidental. Hugh made a pass at Missy...she panicked and fell over the railing.
  • Song featured in the intro: "September", by Earth, Wind & Fire.
  • Song featured in the finale: "Sentimental Lady", by Bob Welch.
 
116 5 "Shore Leave" Alex Zakrzewski Elwood Reid October 26, 2008 (2008-10-26) 11.97[5]
When human remains and dog tags are found inside an old oil barrel, the team investigates the disappearance of a Marine who was reported AWOL on his last night of shore leave in 1951.
  • The victim's girlfriend sees him at the dock where they were supposed to meet.
  • Tully's sargent killed him after he wouldn't go along with the plan to discredit a fellow Marine.
  • Song featured in the finale: "Taps", by Daniel Butterfield (in the arrangement of New Age piano duo The O'Neill Brothers).
 
117 6 "The Dealer" Chris Fisher Greg Plageman November 2, 2008 (2008-11-02) 11.66[6]
The team investigates the 1981 case of a missing single mother after her body is found in the trunk of a car, and soon discover that she may have been growing wise to the shady operations at the car dealership where she had worked.
  • The victim's daughter sees her mother at the bar where the daughter works.
  • Song featured in the intro: "The Stroke", by Billy Squier.
  • Song featured in the finale: "Who's Cryin' Now", by Journey.
 
118 7 "One Small Step" David Von Ancken Taylor Elmore November 9, 2008 (2008-11-09) 12.69[7]
After a toy rocket is found in a river, the team reinvestigates the case of a 12-year-old-boy whose body was found in the river on the day after the Apollo 11 landing in 1969. But when one of the victim's childhood friends committs suicide while left alone in interrogation, the team must figure out what happened at the creek and who was responsible for the boy's death.
  • The retired detective from the original investigation sees the victim at the location of the crime.
  • Song featured in the intro: "Bad Moon Rising", by Creedence Clearwater Revival.
  • Song featured in the finale: "A Whiter Shade of Pale", by Procol Harum.
 
119 8 "Triple Threat" Kevin Bray Kathy Ebel November 16, 2008 (2008-11-16) 12.28[8]
The team reexamines the 1989 murder of a young Russian opera singer when her brother recovers her long-lost bag from a stranger on the street.
  • The victim is seen by her father.
  • A younger Vera was seen because he knew the victim and her family.
  • Song featured in the intro: "La Habanera", from the opera Carmen, by Georges Bizet.
  • Song featured in the finale: "True Colors", by Cyndi Lauper.
 
120 9 "Pin Up Girl" Chris Fisher Gavin Harris November 23, 2008 (2008-11-23) 12.15[9]
The 1953 murder of a well known pin-up model is reinvestigated by the team when a fan brings in a one-of-a-kind photograph that reveals more details about the night of her death.
  • The victim's manager sees her in a darkroom as he develops one of her prints.
  • Song featured in the finale: "Can't I", by Nat King Cole.
 
121 10 "Street Money" Carlos Avila Christopher Silber November 30, 2008 (2008-11-30) 11.52[10]
When an inmate exchanges some procured information on an old shooting, the team reopens the 2005 murder of a young African-American politician who vowed to rid the lower-class neighborhood he grew up in of drug dealers who prey on young kids.
  • The victim's friend sees him smile as he installs a new basketball hoop for the community.
  • Song featured in the finale: "Hands of Time", by Groove Armada.
 
122 11 "Wings" David Von Ancken Jennifer M. Johnson December 21, 2008 (2008-12-21) 11.74
The 1960 death of flight attendant who was trying to unionize her coworkers is reopened after her remains are found in the rubble of a demolished Philadelphia hotel.
  • The victim's boyfriend sees her in an airplane hangar.
  • All the music featured in this episode is performed by Frank Sinatra.
  • Song featured in the finale: "Someone to Watch Over Me", by Frank Sinatra.
 
123 12 "Lotto Fever" Agnieszka Holland John Brian King January 4, 2009 (2009-01-04) 12.67[11]

The detectives reinvestigate the 2007 murder of an auto mechanic whose lottery winnings earned him a number of fair-weather friends when it is found that his bank account had recently been accessed.

  • The victim's friend sees him at the auto garage where he worked.
  • Song featured in the intro: "The Underdog", by Spoon.
  • Song featured in the finale: "On the Way Back Home", by Lucero.
 
124 13 "Breaking News" Holly Dale Erica Shelton January 11, 2009 (2009-01-11) 12.30[12]

The 1988 murder of a Philadelphia news anchor is investigated after it is determined she was killed before she was able to report on a scandal involving a local factory's deadly working conditions.

  • The victim is seen by one of the employees of the company she was trying to expose.
  • Song featured in the intro: "Simply Irresistible", by Robert Palmer.
  • Song featured in the finale: "Shout", by Tears for Fears.
 
125 14 "The Brush Man" Roxann Reid Elwood Reid January 25, 2009 (2009-01-25) 13.25
When remains are found at the bottom of a drained duck pond, the team reopens the 1967 murder of an enigmatic door-to-door salesman who was popular with the neighborhood.
  • The family the victim was trying to help see him walking down the street as they reunite.
  • Song featured in the intro: "I'll Be Your Mirror", by The Velvet Underground.
  • Song featured in the finale: "Pale Blue Eyes", by The Velvet Underground.
 
126 15 "Witness Protection" Alex Zakrzewski Elle Triedman February 15, 2009 (2009-02-15) 10.89
The team opens the 2008 case of a man who was murdered while in the witness protection program when his widow comes to the police asking for help in looking for their missing son.
  • The victim's family sees him smile at them on the beach.
  • Song featured in the finale: "Until the Day Is Done", by R.E.M.
 
127 16 "Jackals" Marcos Siega Taylor Elmore March 8, 2009 (2009-03-08) 12.61[13]
The team reopens the case of a teenage girl who was murdered in 1976, and uncover evidence that she had become involved with a notorious motorcycle gang shortly before her death.
  • The victim's father sees her as he lays down flowers where she died.
  • Song featured in the intro: "Magic Man", by Heart.
  • Song featured in the finale: "Simple Man", by Lynyrd Skynyrd.
  • Spencer Locke as Sarah Blake (victim)
 
128 17 "Officer Down" Alex Zakrzewski Christopher Silber March 15, 2009 (2009-03-15) 13.02[14]
When Jeffries is wounded and another man is killed during a robbery at a convenience store, the rest of the team must race against time to track down the shooter before the trail goes cold. This episode depicts a lower class neighborhood, gang activities and the hard life of minorities.
  • This episode has the distinction of being the only episode that does not feature a cold case; the case is solved 10 hours after the crime was committed.
  • Gabriel, the younger brother of Francisco killed Pops. Valentine killed Francisco Azira.
  • Jeffries, as a young man, sees the victim in the hospital where they were both brought.
  • Song featured in the finale: "The Judgement", by Solomon Burke
 
129 18 "Mind Games" Donald Thorin, Jr. Gavin Harris March 22, 2009 (2009-03-22) 11.41[15]
The team reopen the 2004 case of a psychiatrist who died in a suspicious fire, and begin to suspect one of her former patients was the one that started the blaze.
  • The victim is seen by her patient in his hospital room.
  • All music featured in this episode is by John Lennon.
  • Song featured in the finale: Watching the Wheels by John Lennon
 
130 19 "Libertyville" Marcos Siega Kathy Ebel March 29, 2009 (2009-03-29) 11.85
The team re-investigates the 1958 case of a newlywed real estate developer when new evidence suggests his body might have been moved after he was killed.  
131 20 "Stealing Home" Kevin Bray Danny Pino & Elwood Reid April 12, 2009 (2009-04-12) 10.56
The 1999 murder of a former Cuban baseball star who escaped to the U.S. to pursue a major-league career is reinvestigated.
  • The victim is seen by his wife at their son's baseball game.
  • Song featured in the finale: "Vida Mas Simple" by Nil Lara.
 
132 21 "November 22nd" Jeannot Szwarc Ryan Farley April 26, 2009 (2009-04-26) 10.56[16]
When the murder weapon from a 1963 case is unearthed, the team reopens the murder of a pool hustler who was shot the same day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.  
133 22 "The Long Blue Line" (Part 1) Roxann Dawson Jennifer M. Johnson & Greg Plageman May 3, 2009 (2009-05-03) 12.46[17]
In the first part of the two-part season finale, the team reopens the case of the first ever female cadet at a local military academy, who was murdered in 2005.
  • All music featured in this episode is by Pearl Jam.
  • No one sees the victim. First part of the season finale.
  • Song featured in the intro: "Corduroy", by Pearl Jam.
  • Song featured in the finale: "Yellow Ledbetter" by Pearl Jam.
 
134 23 "Into The Blue" (Part 2) Jeannot Szwarc Jennifer M. Johnson & Greg Plageman May 10, 2009 (2009-05-10) 11.83[18]
In the second part of the finale, the investigation into the female cadet's murder continues. As the team finds more and more clues, the killer tries to stop the investigation in order to remain hidden.
  • All music featured in this episode is by Pearl Jam.
  • Cliffhanger...Lilly knows who the murderer is, but her car is hit from behind and she plunges into the water.
  • The victim is seen twice. First by Lilly when she's saved and second by her parents.
  • Song featured in the intro: "Once", by Pearl Jam.
  • Song featured in the finale: "Black" by Pearl Jam.
 


Notes

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  12. ^ BCS, NFL, The Mentalist and NCIS lead weekly broadcast prime-time viewing. TV by the Numbers. January 13, 2009. Retrieved June 30, 2010.
  13. ^ American Idol, CSI and The Bachelor lead weekly TV viewing. TV by the Numbers. March 10, 2009. Retrieved June 30, 2010.
  14. ^ American Idol, Dancing With the Stars and CSI top broadcast net viewing. TV by the Numbers. March 17, 2009. Retrieved June 30, 2010.
  15. ^ American Idol, Dancing With the Stars and 60 Minutes lead overall viewing. TV by the Numbers. March 24, 2009. Retrieved June 30, 2010.
  16. ^ Broadcast ratings: American Idol wins again, Fringe is 18-49 hit. TV by the Numbers. April 28, 2009. Retrieved June 30, 2010.
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