Episode 1 Little Girl Lost Halloween in a small town is cancelled indefinitely when a young girl is kidnapped and killed on her way home from a costume party. Two decades later, a cold case detective takes on the case that has haunted him since he was a child--racing to solve it before the family take matters into their own hands. Episode 3 She Never Came Home The case of a gruesome stabbing death of a bullied teenager remains unsolved for 27 years. Episode 4 Sweethearts, Silenced A killer authors a book about his con-man past that becomes the key to solving a year-old cold case of two high school sweethearts--and three other cold case murders--leading police to believe he could be the Zodiac Killer.
Premise[ edit ] The show is set in PhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaand follows Detective Lilly Rush Kathryn Morrisa homicide detective with the Philadelphia Police Departmentwho specializes in "cold cases", or investigations which are no longer being actively pursued by the department.
Usually, each episode would focus on a single investigation. All cases involved murders committed in Philadelphia, although investigations occasionally required travel outside the city. Cases were also spread out over much of the previous century, with some as recent as a year or two old and others dating back to the s.
Generally, an investigation would begin when the police received a new lead, or "new direction", on a case. First 48 vs cold case files might be the discovery of a body, a new lead such as an alibi witness not found in the original investigation, new evidence pointing to the innocence of the accused, or a critical piece of evidence such as a murder weapon e.
In some cases, the lack of a body meant that it was originally unclear if a crime had even occurred, with people instead believing that the victim had merely left town. Over the course of the episode, the detectives would interview witnesses associated with the crime and piece together the story of what led the victims to their death.
These interviews were accompanied by flashback sequences to the time of the murder which dramatized the testimony. Witness testimony, even from people who would later be revealed as the killer, was almost never false. At most the guilty party would lie by omission, leaving out critical details, or stopping their narrative before they implicated themselves.
The witness testimony was also generally presented in chronological order so that it formed a cohesive linear story for the audience. The show was also distinguished by "double casting" in which the characters and witnesses would flash back and forth in the scene representing them as they looked at the time of the crime and in the present day.
This was done with different actors as children or much younger selves especially if the year in question was well in the past.
If it was judged that the character was not likely to have altered in appearance significantly except for weight and gray hair, the same actor would be used. This was not just with the guest actors themselves but sometimes with the detectives as well if they had any involvement in the original investigation.
Detective Jeffries, for example, had flashbacks to himself as a child in two episodes, and as a young detective in another. Sometimes the twist in the story is that the prime suspect is the most obvious suspect [In one case the killer is exactly the same person thrown in jail for it in the first place.
The scene would show the details with exceptions having to do with the utter heinousness of the underlying motive of the crime such as rape or sexual assault. The police would be shown arresting the killer and walking them into custody. The killer and other characters in the story would be seen as flashing back to their younger selves and as now.
The spirit of the victim would be seen either by Lilly, one of the other detectives or a loved one of the victim. This would be accompanied by the playing of a song meant to symbolize the period in which the killing took place. Through the flashbacks, the show examined many issues related to 20th century history, including: Music[ edit ] The theme song is an excerpt from "Nara" by E.
Posthumuswith an introduction by series composer Michael A. Levine that begins with an otherworldly wail from vocalist Elise Morris. Besides Levine's original music, each episode makes extensive use of era-appropriate music for flashbacks to the year in question. Pearl Jam 's music was used in the two-part season-six finale, the first time one artist's music has been used for two full episodes.
In the series finale, music from The Rolling Stones was used, and for the first time, it featured an unreleased song.
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Cold Case is an American police procedural television series which ran on CBS from September 28, to May 2, The series revolved around a fictionalized Philadelphia Police Department division that specializes in investigating cold cases..
On May 18, , CBS announced that the series had been canceled. The series aired in syndication, and also on Ion Television in the U.S. and on. Over the past decade, the station has birthed a dizzying assortment of crime programs: Cold Case Files, American Justice, City Confidential, Investigative Reports, Crime , and The First First 48 is the name of the first one.
It focuses on the present murders and the detectives that work the crime scene. It is set in the first forty-eight hours after the crime has been committed. The second show, Cold Case Files is a show that focuses on old murder case, that have went on for years without being solved.