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The Best Episodes of Cold Case

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Detective Lilly Rush and her colleagues at the Philadelphia Police Department investigate old unsolved crimes in each episode of Cold Case. The best episodes of Cold Case often feature revelations discovered due to advanced technologies. Some good episodes of Cold Case also focus on the personal lives of the investigators.

What are the best episodes of Cold Case? “Rampage” from season four is a fan favorite. It finds the team reinvestigating a mass shooting from 1995 after new evidence reveals an additional shooter. “Best Friends” is also a compelling episode of Cold Case.

“Fireflies” is another good episode from Cold Case as is “The Sleepover” which reveals a potential connection between a current crime and a 1990 murder case.

Do you have a favorite Cold Case episode? Give the best episodes a vote up and vote down any episodes you may not have liked.

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  • A Perfect Day1
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    A Perfect Day

    Nov 27 2005

    SeasonCold Case - Season 3

    Episode Number9

    When a fisherman finds evidence of a young girl's death washed up on a shore in New Jersey,...
  • Rampage2
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    Rampage

    Sep 24 2006

    SeasonCold Case - Season 4

    Episode Number1

    In 1995, two teenage boys went on a shooting spree at a local mall and committed suicide...
  • Fireflies3
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    Fireflies

    Nov 12 2006

    SeasonCold Case - Season 4

    Episode Number8

    When an undelivered letter with a missing child's handwriting on it shows up, the team is...
  • Daniela4
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    Daniela

    Oct 17 2004

    SeasonCold Case - Season 2

    Episode Number3

    Lilly and Valens reopen a presumed homicide from 1979 in which an unidentified victim's...
  • The Sleepover5
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    The Sleepover

    Nov 07 2004

    SeasonCold Case - Season 2

    Episode Number6

    Lilly reopens a 1990 murder case, in which a prep-school girl was found dead in a local...
  • Boy in the Box6
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    Boy in the Box

    Feb 15 2004

    SeasonCold Case - Season 1

    Episode Number14

    The 1958 death of an unknown 6-year-old boy found in a field inside a cardboard box is...
  • Best Friends7
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    Best Friends

    May 08 2005

    SeasonCold Case - Season 2

    Episode Number22

    When an old truck containing human bones is pulled from the Delaware River, the team re-opens...
  • The Letter8
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    The Letter

    Jan 25 2004

    SeasonCold Case - Season 1

    Episode Number13

    Rush and Valens re-open the case of a 25-year-old black woman, who was murdered in 1939, after...
  • The Woods9
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    The Woods

    May 22 2005

    SeasonCold Case - Season 2

    Episode Number23

    The discovery of nine human skulls leads Rush (Kathryn Morris) back to George Marks, the...
  • Saving Sammy10
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    Saving Sammy

    Oct 22 2006

    SeasonCold Case - Season 4

    Episode Number5

    Lilly re-opens a 2003 case in which an autistic boy's parents were shot in their car when...
  • The Good-Bye Room11
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    The Good-Bye Room

    Mar 04 2007

    SeasonCold Case - Season 4

    Episode Number16

    Lilly re-opens the 1964 case of a murdered 17-year-old girl who was killed the day after...
  • Fly Away12
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    Fly Away

    Nov 30 2003

    SeasonCold Case - Season 1

    Episode Number8

    When a young woman, Rosie (Laura Regan), wakes up from a coma, Lilly re-opens the fall in...
  • Forever Blue13
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    Forever Blue

    Dec 03 2006

    SeasonCold Case - Season 4

    Episode Number10

    The team re-investigates the 1968 death of a policeman who was shot in his patrol car. The...
  • Boy Crazy14
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    Boy Crazy

    Nov 18 2007

    SeasonCold Case - Season 5

    Episode Number9

    The team re-opens the 1963 case of teenage girl who was then thought to have committed...
  • The Badlands15
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    The Badlands

    Oct 03 2004

    SeasonCold Case - Season 2

    Episode Number1

    Lilly returns to her last case before joining the Cold Case Squad as she re-investigates the...
  • That Woman16
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    That Woman

    Sep 30 2007

    SeasonCold Case - Season 5

    Episode Number2

    After a piece of clothing belonging to a murder victim is found, the team re-opens the 1998...
  • Ghost of My Child17
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    Ghost of My Child

    May 04 2008

    SeasonCold Case - Season 5

    Episode Number18

    In the season finale, a drug addict mother, who lost her son in an apartment fire in 2005,...
  • It Takes a Village18
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    It Takes a Village

    Nov 11 2007

    SeasonCold Case - Season 5

    Episode Number8

    When the body of a newly missing boy is found in a cargo container along with the remains of...
  • Justice19
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    Justice

    Nov 25 2007

    SeasonCold Case - Season 5

    Episode Number10

    The team re-opens the 1982 case of a well-liked young man who was shot to death after being...
  • Slipping20
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    Slipping

    Apr 27 2008

    SeasonCold Case - Season 5

    Episode Number17

    The team re-opens the case of a woman who allegedly committed suicide in 1962 when the...
  • The Promise21
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    The Promise

    Oct 02 2005

    SeasonCold Case - Season 3

    Episode Number2

    Lilly re-opens the case of young girl, an overweight college freshman named Laurie, who died...
  • Death Penalty: Final Appeal22
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    Death Penalty: Final Appeal

    Apr 16 2006

    SeasonCold Case - Season 3

    Episode Number20

    The 1994 case of a raped and murdered 16-year-old girl is re-opened when Det. Jeffries gets a...
  • Mind Hunters23
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    Mind Hunters

    Nov 28 2004

    SeasonCold Case - Season 2

    Episode Number9

    The headless torso of a woman who disappeared in 1985, on the same day she filed...
  • The House24
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    The House

    Oct 24 2004

    SeasonCold Case - Season 2

    Episode Number4

    When human remains are found outside a former state prison, the team re-opens the 1968 case of...
  • The Plan25
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    The Plan

    May 02 2004

    SeasonCold Case - Season 1

    Episode Number22

    The 1999 drowning death of a military academy's swim coach, which was originally ruled as...