Cold Case (season 7)

Cold Case Season 7
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 22
Broadcast
Original channel CBS
Original run September 27, 2009 – May 2, 2010
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Season seven of Cold Case, an American television series, began airing on September 27, 2009 and concluded on May 2, 2010. Season seven regular cast members include Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Thom Barry, Jeremy Ratchford and Tracie Thoms. This is the series's last season; it was cancelled due to low ratings. This season had an average of 9.86 million viewers, being the least watched season of the series.[1]

Contents

Episodes

# # Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
(in millions)
135 1 "The Crossing" (Part 3) Alex Zakrzewski Taylor Elmore September 27, 2009 (2009-09-27) 9.19[2]

In the third part, Lily came back and Moe's judgment surprises everyone. Meanwhile, the disappearance of a young woman aboard a magnificent ocean liner in 1966, long assumed to be a suicide, is re-investigated as a homicide when the victim's bones are recovered.

  • The victim is seen by the man she was going to marry on the ship.
  • All music in this episode is by Ray Charles.
  • Song featured in the finale: "What Would I Do Without You?" by Ray Charles.
 
136 2 "Hood Rats" Chris Fisher Elwood Reid October 4, 2009 (2009-10-04) 10.05[3]

The team re-examines the 1995 murder of a homeless 17-year-old skateboarding prodigy who was trying to earn enough money to get himself off the streets.

  • The victim is seen by his younger brother and Lilly Rush at the skate park.
  • Song featured in the intro: "Feel the Pain", by Dinosaur Jr..
  • Song featured in the finale: "Disarm" by The Smashing Pumpkins.
 
137 3 "Jurisprudence" Holly Dale Christopher Silber October 11, 2009 (2009-10-11) 7.87[4]

The 2004 case of a teenager who died after being wrongfully imprisoned in a juvenile detention center is reopened.

  • The victim is seen by the boy he was trying to protect at the detention center.
  • Song featured in the intro: "In This World", by Moby.
  • Song featured in the finale: "None of Us Are Free" by Solomon Burke.
  • The story was inspired by the 2008 kids for cash scandal in Pennsylvania.
 
138 4 "Soul" John F. Showalter Ryan Farley October 25, 2009 (2009-10-25) 9.30[5]

The team reinvestigates the 1970 murder of a young virtuoso jazz musician who was keeping his hard-partying lifestyle secret from his devoutly religious father.

  • The victim is seen by his father and his grown son while playing the electric piano.
  • Song featured in the finale: "I'll Be Around" by The Spinners.
  • This episode was originally to air on CBS on October 18, 2009 but was pre-empted to the following week of October 25 for American viewers. Other markets, such as the Canadian network CTV aired the episode at its intended date and time.
 
139 5 "WASP" Chris Fisher Denise Thé November 1, 2009 (2009-11-01) 9.02[6]

The team reopens the 1944 case of a female pilot who was part of a civilian program to aid the Air Force during World War II.

 
140 6 "Dead Heat" Nathan Hope Adam Glass November 8, 2009 (2009-11-08) 8.17[7]

When the remains of a jockey who had been missing since 1986 are uncovered in an old horse grave, the team reexamines the circumstances of his disappearance.

  • The victim is seen by his apprentice at the apprentice's stables.
  • A younger Lily is seen because she was a fan of horse racing as a child.
  • All music in this episode is by Santana.
  • Song featured in the intro: "Oye Como Va" by Santana.
  • Song featured in the finale: "Samba Pa Ti" by Santana.
 
141 7 "Read Between the Lines" Kevin Bray Erica L. Anderson November 15, 2009 (2009-11-15) 9.59[8]

The team reinvestigates the 1991 murder of a 14-year-old aspiring rapper who was in foster care with her younger sister at the time of her death.

  • The victim is seen by her sister dancing with her younger self.
  • Song featured in the intro: "Sing a Song" by Earth Wind and Fire
  • Song featured in the finale: "Read Between the Lines" written by Jeff Moonie, Jr and performed by Danièle Watts. It is an original song written for this episode.
 
142 8 "Chinatown" David Von Ancken Alicia Kirk November 22, 2009 (2009-11-22) 9.55[9]

The team reopens one of Stillman's old cases from 1983, that of a Chinese-American teenager whose murder may have been connected to the killing of his girlfriend by Chinese gang members three months before his own death.

  • The victim and his deceased girlfriend are seen by his mother and his girlfriend's father.
  • A younger Stillman is seen because he was the original investigator.
  • Song featured in the intro: "Age of Consent", by New Order.
  • Song featured in the finale: "Every Breath You Take" by The Police.
 
143 9 "Forensics" Holly Dale Jerome Schwartz December 6, 2009 (2009-12-06) 9.64[10]

The team investigates the 1999 death of a young man, a member of a prep school debate team, whose death had been considered a suicide.

 
144 10 "Iced" Peter Medak Taylor Elmore December 13, 2009 (2009-12-13) 10.30[11]

The team reopens the 1980 case of an ice hockey player who was murdered on his team's ice rink on the same night the U.S. hockey team defeated the Soviet Union at the Winter Olympics.

  • The victim is seen by his brother at a pick-up hockey game.
  • All music in this episode is by Bob Seger.
  • Song featured in the finale: "Against the Wind" by Bob Seger.
 
145 11 "The Good Soldier" Gwyneth Horder-Payton Christopher Silber January 10, 2010 (2010-01-10) 10.38[12]

The team investigates the 2005 murder of an Army recruiter, who was killed two days before his deployment to Iraq, and uncover evidence that the victim may have been involved in a high-profile jewelry heist.

  • The victim is seen by one of his recruits at his gravesite.
  • Song featured in the intro: "I Don't Wanna Be", by Gavin DeGraw.
  • Song featured in the finale: "Politik" by Coldplay.
 
146 12 "The Runaway Bunny" John Finn Elwood Reid January 17, 2010 (2010-01-17) 10.62[13]

The team reopens the case of a private investigator who was murdered in 1974 while working to track down a teenage runaway, when his bones are found in the cement foundations of a demolished building.

  • The victim is seen by the girl he was tracking down.
  • Although the killer of the P.I. is arrested; the step-mother of the runaway girl who killed her two husbands is not arrested due to lack of evidence.
  • Song featured in the finale: "Forever Young" by Bob Dylan.
 
147 13 "Bombers" Janice Cooke-Leonard Gina Gionfriddo February 14, 2010 (2010-02-14) 8.73[14]

The team reinvestigates the 1982 death of a talented graffiti artist who was killed by a fatal overdose of toxic paint.

  • The victim is seen by his mother across the street from where he died.
  • Song featured in the finale: "Since You're Gone" by The Cars.
 
148 14 "Metamorphosis" Chris Fisher Adam Glass & Danny Pino February 21, 2010 (2010-02-21) 8.81[15]

The team reinvestigates the 1971 death of a young circus performer when new evidence indicates the girl was dead before the accident that supposedly killed her took place. Meanwhile, Lilly comes under investigation by Internal Affairs after Moe Kitchener, the man who tried to kill her, is found murdered outside a bar.

  • The victim is seen by her godfather at the circus.
  • All songs in this episode are performed by The Doors.
  • Song featured in the intro: "Light My Fire", by The Doors.
  • Song featured in the finale: "People Are Strange" by The Doors.
 
149 15 "Two Weddings" Nathan Hope Meredith Stiehm February 28, 2010 (2010-02-28) 9.83[17]

As the resident police expert on fires and explosions, Louie Amante, is going to marry a woman who was suspected of killing her previous fiance in 2008, the team reopens the man's case to make sure that their colleague isn't about to marry a murderer.[16]

  • The victim is seen by his former fiancée.
  • No one is arrested as the death is ruled as suicide.
  • Song featured in the intro: "Sweet Thing", by Keith Urban.
  • Song featured in the finale: "Out Last Night" by Kenny Chesney.
 
150 16 "One Fall" Don Thorin, Jr. Ryan Farley March 14, 2010 (2010-03-14) 10.22[18]

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 raped his mother.

 
151 17 "Flashover" Jeannot Szwarc Greg Plageman March 21, 2010 (2010-03-21) 9.43[20]

Realizing that the missing Vera has finally hit rock bottom, his worried team members hope that a new twist to a 2006 arson case, which he was secretly obsessing about in recent weeks, might supply leads to his whereabouts.[19]

  • Vera sees the wrongly accused man at the police station.
  • The two boys who died in the fire are only seen in a photograph.
  • This case is not officially closed, as the cause of the fire has not been determined.
  • All music in this episode is performed by Pink Floyd.
  • Song featured in the finale: "Wish You Were Here" by Pink Floyd.
  • This case bears a similar resemblance to that of Cameron Todd Willingham who was convicted of murdering his three children in a fire, and despite new evidence being brought to light disputing the original verdict, executed.
 
152 18 "The Last Drive-In" (Part 1) Chris Fisher Elwood Reid March 28, 2010 (2010-03-28) 10.32[21]

When ballistics tie a recent murder case of Rush's to a serial killer who has been inactive since 1983, a tough FBI agent with ties to Stillman shows up to enlist the team's aid in finding the killer who has eluded her for 27 years.

  • The victims are not seen because the cases are not closed.
  • Song featured in the intro: "Just What I Needed", by The Cars.
  • There is no song used in the finale. The last scene depicts another victim being shot, showing the killer that the team is trying to track down.
  • Part one of a two-part episode.
 
153 19 "Bullet" (Part 2) John F. Showalter Christopher Silber April 4, 2010 (2010-04-04) 10.10[22]

After determining the serial killer's identity - and some of his likely future targets - the team and the FBI work together to apprehend him while trying to locate and protect the people he's preparing to kill.

  • The first victim is seen by his girlfriend, who grew up to investigate the case.
  • The killer sees his father, who committed suicide.
  • The other victims are not seen.
  • Song featured in the finale: "Keepsake" by State Radio.
  • Part two of a two-part episode.
 
154 20 "Free Love" Jeffrey Hunt Elwood Reid & Denise Thé April 11, 2010 (2010-04-11) 9.86[23]

An attraction grows between Rush and FBI agent Ryan Cavanaugh as they travel to upstate New York to investigate the 1969 murder of a soldier who attended Woodstock. Back in Philadelphia, Vera's ex-girlfriend from high school asks him to investigate a break-in that occurred at her home.

  • The victim's girlfriend sees him in her office.
  • Lilly is the only member of the squad that investigates a cold case; the case is also investigated in New York instead of Philadelphia.
  • Vera, Valens and Miller investigate a break-in that occurred in the house of one of Vera's friends.
  • Jeffries does not appear in this episode.
  • Song featured in the finale: "The Weight" by The Band
 
155 21 "Almost Paradise" (Part 1) Alex Zakrzewski Christopher Silber & Adam Glass May 2, 2010 (2010-05-02) 10.01[24]

The team reopens the 1989 case of a high-school girl who was killed in a hit-and-run accident shortly after being crowned prom queen. Meanwhile, Rush gets some disturbing news about her sister.

  • The victim is seen by her best friend at their high school.
  • The episode ends with Lily discovering her sister's room in chaos, with signs of a kidnapping.
  • Song featured in the intro: "Bust a Move", by Young MC.
  • Song featured in the finale: "All I Want Is You" by U2.
 
156 22 "Shattered" (Part 2) Jeannot Szwarc Greg Plageman & Elwood Reid May 2, 2010 (2010-05-02) 10.01[24]

While Rush and Valens leave Philadelphia to find Rush's missing sister, Jeffries works to solve the 1993 murder of a teenage girl, hoping to fulfill the promise he made to the girl's parents to find the killer.

  • The victim is seen by Jeffries, the original investigator, when he puts her case box away.
  • Rush and Valens find Christina and bring her back to Philadelphia.
  • All music featured in this episode is by The Rolling Stones.
  • Song featured in the finale: "Winter" by The Rolling Stones.
  • Series finale. 


Notes

References

  1. ^ "Full Series Rankings For The 2009-10 Broadcast Season". Deadline. May 27, 2010. http://www.deadline.com/2010/05/full-series-rankings-for-the-2009-10-broadcast-season/. Retrieved June 2, 2010. 
  2. ^ Broadcast TV Ratings for Sunday, October 4, 2009. Your Entertainment Now. October 5, 2009. Retrieved November 6, 2010.
  3. ^ TV Ratings: Sunday Night Football, Grey’s win week with adults 18-49; NCIS leads with total viewers. TV by the Numbers. October 6, 2009. Retrieved June 30, 2010.
  4. ^ Broadcast TV Ratings for Sunday, October 18, 2009. Your Entertainment Now. October 19, 2009. Retrieved November 6, 2010.
  5. ^ Broadcast TV Ratings for Sunday, November 1, 2009. Your Entertainment Now. November 2, 2009. Retrieved November 6, 2010.
  6. ^ Broadcast TV Ratings for Sunday, November 8, 2009. Your Entertainment Now. November 9, 2009. Retrieved November 6, 2010.
  7. ^ Broadcast TV Ratings for Sunday, November 15, 2009. Your Entertainment Now. November 16, 2009. Retrieved November 6, 2010.
  8. ^ Broadcast TV Ratings for Sunday, November 22, 2009. Your Entertainment Now. November 23, 2009. Retrieved November 6, 2010.
  9. ^ Broadcast TV Ratings for Sunday, November 29, 2009. Your Entertainment Now. November 30, 2009. Retrieved November 6, 2010.
  10. ^ Broadcast TV Ratings for Sunday, December 13, 2009. Your Entertainment Now. December 14, 2009. Retrieved November 6, 2010.
  11. ^ Broadcast TV Ratings for Sunday, December 20, 2009. Your Entertainment Now. December 21, 2009. Retrieved November 6, 2010.
  12. ^ TV Ratings: Pro and College Football and The Simpsons and NCIS top weekly viewing. TV by the Numbers. January 12, 2010. Retrieved June 30, 2010.
  13. ^ TV Ratings: American Idol, Indianapolis Colts, NCIS and The Big Bang Theory top weekly viewing . TV by the Numbers. January 20, 2010. Retrieved June 30, 2010.
  14. ^ Broadcast TV Ratings for Sunday, February 21, 2010. Your Entertainment Now. February 22, 2010. Retrieved November 6, 2010.
  15. ^ TV Ratings Top 25: American Idol Still Top Show of Week With Adults 18-49. TV by the Numbers. February 23, 2010. Retrieved June 30, 2010.
  16. ^ http://www.spoilertv.com/2009/11/cold-case-episode-715-two-weddings.html
  17. ^ TV Ratings Top 25: American Idol, Olympics Top Weekly Broadcast Network Viewing. TV by the Numbers, March 2, 2010. Retrieved June 30, 2010.
  18. ^ TV Ratings Top 25: American Idol, Big Bang Theory, NCIS Top Weekly Broadcast Charts. TV by the Numbers. March 16, 2010. Retrieved June 30, 2010.
  19. ^ http://www.spoilertv.com/2010/01/cold-case-episode-717-flashover.html
  20. ^ TV Ratings Top 25: American Idol, NCIS, Undercover Boss, House Top Weekly Broadcast Charts. TV by the Numbers. March 23, 2010. Retrieved June 30, 2010.
  21. ^ Broadcast TV Ratings for Sunday, April 4, 2010. Your Entertainment Now. April 5, 2010. Retrieved November 6, 2010.
  22. ^ Broadcast TV Ratings for Sunday, April 11, 2010. Your Entertainment Now. April 12, 2010. Retrieved November 6, 2010.
  23. ^ Broadcast TV Ratings for Sunday, April 18, 2010. Your Entertainment Now. April 19, 2010. Retrieved November 6, 2010.
  24. ^ a b TV Ratings Top 25: Idol, Glee Tops With 18-49 ; Dancing Leads With Viewers. TV by the Numbers. May 4, 2010. Retrieved May 5, 2010.

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