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The Best Cold Case Episodes  

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List of the best Cold Case episodes, as voted on by other fans of the series. With so many memorable episodes of the show, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Cold Case episodes of all time are. One of the best mystery TV shows, Cold Case featured episodes inspired by famous unsolved murders. Fans of Cold Case are extremely passionate about the show, and there is often debate over which episodes are better than others. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is.

This list below has everything from "World's End" to "Forever Blue." What is the best Cold Case episode of all time? Look below and find out.

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A Perfect Day is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cold Case Episodes
RafaelCarvalho added A Perfect Day Nov 27 2005
When a fisherman finds evidence of a young girl's death washed up on a shore in New Jersey, Lilly re-opens the 1965 case of 4-year-old child who had a seemingly abusive mother.
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Fireflies is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cold Case Episodes
Nov 12 2006
When an undelivered letter with a missing child's handwriting on it shows up, the team is prompted to re-open the case of an 8-year-old girl who disappeared in 1975.
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Daniela is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cold Case Episodes
Oct 17 2004
Lilly and Valens reopen a presumed homicide from 1979 in which an unidentified victim's blood-drenched shoes, underwear and sheets were found in a trash bag, but no body. The investigation ...more
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Rampage is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cold Case Episodes
Sep 24 2006
In 1995, two teenage boys went on a shooting spree at a local mall and committed suicide shortly afterwards. The team is prompted to re-open the case when new evidence suggests that there may ...more
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Best Friends is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cold Case Episodes
May 08 2005
When an old truck containing human bones is pulled from the Delaware River, the team re-opens the case of a missing and possibly murdered girl who disappeared unexpectedly in 1932.
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The Sleepover is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cold Case Episodes
Nov 07 2004
Lilly reopens a 1990 murder case, in which a prep-school girl was found dead in a local swimming hole, after a present-day victim with similar markings is discovered at the same place. The ...more
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Boy in the Box is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cold Case Episodes
Feb 15 2004
The 1958 death of an unknown 6-year-old boy found in a field inside a cardboard box is reinvestigated after a small suitcase with the child's picture and his old cowboy hat is left in front of a ...more
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The Woods is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cold Case Episodes
May 22 2005
The discovery of nine human skulls leads Rush (Kathryn Morris) back to George Marks, the serial killer she was unable to incriminate months earlier, and who walked away a free man. As the ...more
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Saving Sammy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cold Case Episodes
Oct 22 2006
Lilly re-opens a 2003 case in which an autistic boy's parents were shot in their car when Joseph brings her information that the boy might have seen the killer.
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The Badlands is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cold Case Episodes
The Badlands Oct 03 2004
Lilly returns to her last case before joining the Cold Case Squad as she re-investigates the brutal triple homicide of a restaurant owner and his family, murdered in the restaurant bathroom in ...more
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The Letter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cold Case Episodes
The Letter Jan 25 2004
Rush and Valens re-open the case of a 25-year-old black woman, who was murdered in 1939, after the woman's granddaughter comes forward with new information. The woman was assumed to be a ...more
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Fly Away is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cold Case Episodes
RafaelCarvalho added Fly Away Nov 30 2003
When a young woman, Rosie (Laura Regan), wakes up from a coma, Lilly re-opens the fall in which her 6-year-old daughter Toya (Aynsley Lemon) died. Things get complicated when the mother ...more
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The Good-Bye Room is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cold Case Episodes
RafaelCarvalho added The Good-Bye Room Mar 04 2007
Lilly re-opens the 1964 case of a murdered 17-year-old girl who was killed the day after giving birth to a baby girl in a home for unwed mothers.
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That Woman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cold Case Episodes
That Woman Sep 30 2007
After a piece of clothing belonging to a murder victim is found, the team re-opens the 1998 case of a high school girl who had a reputation for being promiscuous.
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Forever Blue is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cold Case Episodes
Dec 03 2006
The team re-investigates the 1968 death of a policeman who was shot in his patrol car. The case was then ruled as a drug bust gone bad, but new evidence now reveals the victim may have been ...more
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Boy Crazy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cold Case Episodes
Boy Crazy Nov 18 2007
The team re-opens the 1963 case of teenage girl who was then thought to have committed suicide. Now, new evidence leads them to believe the girl might have been murdered for acting and dressing ...more
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Ghost of My Child is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cold Case Episodes
RafaelCarvalho added Ghost of My Child May 04 2008
In the season finale, a drug addict mother, who lost her son in an apartment fire in 2005, comes forth claiming she just saw the same child in the park.
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It Takes a Village is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cold Case Episodes
It Takes a Village Nov 11 2007
When the body of a newly missing boy is found in a cargo container along with the remains of three other victims who vanished in 1999-2003, the team realizes they're dealing with a serial
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Slipping is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cold Case Episodes
Slipping Apr 27 2008
The team re-opens the case of a woman who allegedly committed suicide in 1962 when the victim's granddaughter comes forth with evidence that the note found on the death scene -- then thought to ...more
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The House is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cold Case Episodes
The House Oct 24 2004
When human remains are found outside a former state prison, the team re-opens the 1968 case of a dead inmate, murdered on the night Johnny Cash's Folsom Prison Concert was broadcast to prisons ...more
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Death Penalty: Final Appeal is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cold Case Episodes
RafaelCarvalho added Death Penalty: Final Appeal Apr 16 2006
The 1994 case of a raped and murdered 16-year-old girl is re-opened when Det. Jeffries gets a call from a prisoner on death-row -- scheduled to be executed in just three days.
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Justice is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cold Case Episodes
Justice Nov 25 2007
The team re-opens the 1982 case of a well-liked young man who was shot to death after being accused of date rape by several female college students.
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The Promise is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cold Case Episodes
Oct 02 2005
Lilly re-opens the case of young girl, an overweight college freshman named Laurie, who died in a fraternity house fire in 2004. The fire was deemed accidental at the time, but a cell phone ...more
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Running Around is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cold Case Episodes
Running Around Oct 07 2007
When the victim's younger sister comes looking for her, the team re-opens the 2006 case of a missing Amish girl who was murdered while she was in Philadelphia experiencing the Amish rite of ...more
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The Plan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cold Case Episodes
The Plan May 02 2004
The 1999 drowning death of a military academy's swim coach, which was originally ruled as accidental, is reinvestigated after the homicide division receives a note that suggests it was murder. ...more