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Season 1

  • S01E01 Look Again

    • September 28, 2003
    • CBS

    Kathryn Morris stars as Philadelphia homicide detective Lilly Rush, who investigates long-unsolved crimes, otherwise known as Cold Cases. In the pilot episode, Lilly investigates a 1976 case involving a teenage girl who was beaten to death on a tennis court during a party at a plush estate. A maid to a wealthy family, Bonita Jakarta (Lillian Hurst), claims she witnessed the murder of teenager Jill Shelby (Kate Mara). Now dying of cancer, the maid who remained silent, wants the killer brought to justice. Rush reopens the case, in which two brothers were originally suspected but not charged due to their powerful society family. Lilly interviews several witnesses: Jill's best friend Melanie (Lisa Waltz), and her boyfriend, Todd Whitley (D.W. Moffett) (who is now married to Melanie) and his troubled brother Eric (Michael Reilly Burke). The evidence points mostly to Eric, now a troubled alcoholic, but lawyer Todd has secrets of his own. Determined to uncover the truth, Lilly must force the Whitleys to confront their dark past despite resistance from everyone involved in the case, including the victim's mother (Elizabeth Franz).

  • S01E02 Gleen

    • October 5, 2003
    • CBS

    The fiancé of a fireman (DeLane Matthews) asks Lilly to help prove that a convicted felon, about to be paroled on an unrelated crime, is responsible for the murder of the fireman's first wife. The young mother was killed by a homemade bomb packed in a laundry-detergent box shortly before she was to testify in court against a man who exposed himself to her.

  • S01E03 Our Boy is Back (a.k.a. Useless Cats)

    • October 12, 2003
    • CBS

    A serial rapist sends a letter to the squad announcing his return to Philadelphia after five years and his plan to strike again. Lilly's best hope of catching the rapist comes from a victim who is able to provide a composite sketch.

  • S01E04 Churchgoing People

    • October 19, 2003
    • CBS

    Lilly re-investigates the case of a murdered church organist (John Walcutt), when his Alzheimer's-stricken widow (Isabella Hofmann) begins having flashbacks of the night in question. Lilly's investigation has both Mitchell's son, Ryan (Jimmi Simpson), and daughter, Tina (Daisy McCrackin), demanding Lilly close the search.

  • S01E05 The Runner

    • October 26, 2003
    • CBS

    After a drug addict (Dee Freeman) brings in an audio tape she found on which a fatal shooting is heard, Lilly reopens a 1973 murder case involving the death of a 21-year-old rookie cop (Cory Hardrict). The young officer was shot three times in the chest while responding to a call at a drug-infested housing project. Also on the tape are the victim's final words: "Runner! Runner! Runner!"

  • S01E06 Love Conquers Al

    • November 9, 2003
    • CBS

    A petty crook, Ricky (Tim deZarn), hoping to get a reduced sentence, relates witnessing a young man washing blood out of his car the night a teen track runner was murdered. The young athlete, Paige Pratt (Summer Glau), was found shot, and her boyfriend Al Clarkson (Doug Kruse) was originally imprisoned for the crime.

  • S01E07 A Time to Hate

    • November 16, 2003
    • CBS

    Lilly investigates the case of Daniel Holtz, a college baseball player who was found beaten to death in an alley behind a gay bar in 1964. Daniel's mother comes to Lilly in the hopes that his killer can be brought to justice before she dies. Lilly discovers the maltreatment gay victims received in the 60's, when her investigation discloses that it may have been a policeman's nightstick that made the lethal blows.

  • S01E08 Fly Away

    • November 30, 2003
    • CBS

    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 remembers very little of that night, and Lilly feels especially motivated to find the killer, as Rosie was poor and living on welfare, reminding Lilly of her own past, and giving her an emotional bond to Rosie.

  • S01E09 Sherry Darlin'

    • December 7, 2003
    • CBS

    Lilly gets an anonymous phone call from a man claiming he killed an elderly woman back in 1989 and buried her body in the basement of a house. When Lilly checks the dwelling, a body is recovered, but the alleged murderer refuses to identify himself.

  • S01E10 The Hitchhiker

    • December 21, 2003
    • CBS

    Rush and Valens investigate the case of a cold-blooded killer who shot a young man trying to hitchhike his way home to Philly from Atlanta.

  • S01E11 Hubris

    • January 11, 2004
    • CBS

    A college professor (Jeffrey Nordling), who lost everything − his career, his family, his reputation − after being suspected of murdering one of his female students (Kaitlin Doubleday) in 1995, offers new information regarding the case that he hopes will clear his name. He believes the student's death is connected to a copycat murder of a prostitute. Rush investigates the woman who was killed and the men in her life in order to discover which one of them killed her.

  • S01E12 Glued

    • January 18, 2004
    • CBS

    Det. Stillman asks Lilly to re-open a case he couldn't solve, wherein an 8-year-old boy, Tim Barnes, was murdered in 1980. The prime suspects included a catholic priest, three glue-sniffing teenagers, one elusive suspect, and the boy's own parents.

  • S01E13 The Letter

    • January 25, 2004
    • CBS

    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 prostitute murdered by a client, but letters written by the victim indicate that she was afraid of a milkman.

  • S01E14 Boy in the Box

    • February 15, 2004
    • CBS

    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 church. The new probe reveals that the rowdy boy lived at a Catholic-run orphanage and was adopted two days before his suspicious demise.

  • S01E15 Disco Inferno

    • February 22, 2004
    • CBS

    Construction workers discover a skull with bullet hole under the ruins of a disco club burned down in 1978. 22 people died in the fire. Rush and Valens come to the conclusion that the burning of the club was arson, meant to cover up a murder leaving them with not one, but 23 cold cases.

  • S01E16 Volunteers

    • March 7, 2004
    • CBS

    When the remains of a young black man and a white woman are found under the foundation of a building, Rush and Valens discover that not only did the two go missing in 1969, but that they may have been killed professionally for their work in an underground abortion clinic.

  • S01E17 The Lost Soul of Herman Lester

    • March 14, 2004
    • CBS

    When the son of a murdered high-school basketball star receives a death threat, Rush and Valens reopen the 1987 case of Herman Lester who was stabbed to death only hours after leading his team to win the state championship.

  • S01E18 Resolutions

    • March 28, 2004
    • CBS

    A drunken driver's hit-and-run confession leads the detectives to discover that foul play -- not an accident -- may have killed the victim.

  • S01E19 Late Returns

    • April 4, 2004
    • CBS

    The shooting death of a man in his driveway is connected to the unsolved 1992 murder of a Democratic campaign worker whose lifeless body was thrown into a nearby river on election night. The investigation centers on the relationship the dead woman had with a present-day congressman. Apparently, the victim in the current homicide probed into the earlier slaying and discovered damning new evidence. Elsewhere, Lilly spies Kite flirting with a new ADA and gets jealous.

  • S01E20 Greed (a.k.a. Greed is Good)

    • April 18, 2004
    • CBS

    The team reopens the 1985 case of a wealthy stock broker. At the time it was deemed that Charles Danville was killed when someone attempted to steal his car, but new evidence suggests that he may, in fact, have been murdered.

  • S01E21 Maternal Instincts

    • April 25, 2004
    • CBS

    The 1989 case of a woman murdered in front of her 3-year-old son is re-opened. A psychologist asks Det. Rush to look into the case again when the son, now a 17-year-old teen, suffers from intense nightmares and troubled behavior.

  • S01E22 The Plan

    • May 2, 2004
    • CBS

    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. Back at the office, Valens searches for Elisa after she goes missing.

  • S01E23 Lover's Lane

    • May 23, 2004
    • CBS

    When DNA evidence reveals that a wrong man was convicted for killing 15-year-old Eve Kendall back in 1986, the team re-opens her case in an attempt to find the real killer.

Season 2

  • S02E01 The Badlands

    • October 3, 2004
    • CBS

    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 2003. Also the other team member have personal reasons to closing the case; Jeffries grew up in the predominantly black neighborhood while Vera was the one assigned to the case when Det. Rush left.

  • S02E02 Factory Girls

    • October 10, 2004
    • CBS

    On the eve of the 60-year reunion of women who worked in a weapons factory during World War II, Lilly is asked to re-investigate the death of Alice Miller, one of the worker girls. The death was deemed accidental at the time, but her friend pleads to Lilly to look closer into the case.

  • S02E03 Daniela

    • October 17, 2004
    • CBS

    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 begins when a battered wife accuses her husband of murdering a girl in 1979 and brings in an amateur film from the time that supposedly shows him committing the crime.

  • S02E04 The House

    • October 24, 2004
    • CBS

    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 throughout the country. However, when it's revealed that the bones don't belong to the person everyone had assumed, the team must start the probe anew by first identifying who the victim was.

  • S02E05 Who's Your Daddy

    • October 31, 2004
    • CBS

    Det. Rush investigates the 1991 double murder of married illegal immigrants from Cambodia who were shot to death in their apartment and found by their 6-year old daughter. The now-teenage girl brings the case to Lilly after she discovers a bracelet once owned by her mother is for sale on the internet. The probe reveals that the parents had dark secrets unknown to their daughter.

  • S02E06 The Sleepover

    • November 7, 2004
    • CBS

    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 investigation reveals that the victim of the earlier crime was routinely tormented by a trio of classmates who invited her to a sleepover the night she was killed.

  • S02E07 It's Raining Men

    • November 14, 2004
    • CBS

    An HIV-positive gay man asks Rush and Valens to re-investigate the case of his dead partner who died of strangulation in 1983. Not only was the victim outspoken in his views about AIDS education within the 1980's secretive gay community, he was also the member of a very prominent family, disowned by his father for his sexual orientation.

  • S02E08 Red Glare

    • November 21, 2004
    • CBS

    The 1953 murder of a white school teacher, a communist sympathizer who was involved in civil-rights issues, is reopened after the victim's youngest son asks for it to be reinvestigated. The probe reveals that the slain man was killed on the same day that the Rosenbergs were executed and was set to testify the next day before the House Committee on Un-American Activities.

  • S02E09 Mind Hunters

    • November 28, 2004
    • CBS

    The headless torso of a woman who disappeared in 1985, on the same day she filed domestic-abuse charges against her husband, is found by hikers in a wildlife preserve. The investigation quickly leads to the grisly discovery of 8 more decapitated bodies, the victims of a serial killer.

  • S02E10 Discretion

    • December 19, 2004
    • CBS

    The team re-opens the 2000 case of a prominent Puerto Rican assistant district attorney when rumors about his connection to a large amount of money gone missing at the time of his death start to circulate. However, his widow insists that the claims are not true. The re-investigation reveals that the victim was prosecuting a murder trial and the man convicted for the crime after his death may possibly be innocent.

  • S02E11 Blank Generation

    • January 9, 2005
    • CBS

    The team re-opens the case of Matthew Adams, a teen-aged cult member who apparently committed suicide back in 1978, when his sister comes forth with new evidence about the deprogrammer her family hired to rescue her brother.

  • S02E12 Yo, Adrian

    • January 16, 2005
    • CBS

    When a dying boxing referee makes a confession about a 1976 fight, the team re-opens the case in which an underdog fighter, arranged to fight against a much more qualified boxer, took a heavy beating in the match and died only moments afterwards.

  • S02E13 Time to Crime

    • January 30, 2005
    • CBS

    After a murder weapon connected to the 1987 drive-by shooting of a little girl turns up, Det. Rush and her team re-open the case. The team slowly tracks back the gun's previous owners until the shocking original owner is finally revealed.

  • S02E14 Revolution

    • February 20, 2005
    • CBS

    Rush and the team investigate the 1969 murder of a 19-year-old girl whose body was found in her boyfriend's apartment the day he fled to Canada to avoid fighting in Vietnam.

  • S02E15 Wishing

    • March 6, 2005
    • CBS

    When someone leaves drawings recreating an accident that killed a mentally disabled teen, it points the finger at the incident being murder.

  • S02E16 Revenge

    • March 13, 2005
    • CBS

    Lt. Stillman's priest informs him of a long ago confession where a man confessed being involved in the 1998 kidnapping of a 9-year old boy. The case is reopened with this new lead, and it turns out the truth is closer to home.

  • S02E17 Schadenfreude

    • March 20, 2005
    • CBS

    A man claims that he was wrongfully convicted of the 1982 murder of his rich wife. The case is reopened when the victim's rare ring is discovered worn by a recently deceased junkie.

  • S02E18 Ravaged

    • March 27, 2005
    • CBS

    A woman, who was romantically involved with Nick Vera in high school, claims that members of a fraternity might have been involved in her alcoholic sister's death in 1995. The victim's estranged husband and a bar owner are also viewed as potential suspects.

  • S02E19 Strange Fruit

    • April 3, 2005
    • CBS

    The unsolved 1963 murder of a black teenager, whose body was discovered by the then-young Will Jeffries, is reopened.

  • S02E20 Kensington

    • April 24, 2005
    • CBS

    The murder case of a young mill worker is re-opened when Rush learns that a recent parolee admitted to stealing money off the victim's body.

  • S02E21 Creatures of the Night

    • May 1, 2005
    • CBS

    A serial killer is to be released from a New Jersey prison based on a plea bargain made twenty-five years ago. Philadelphia homicide is asked to locate a potential crime committed while the killer was living in Philadelphia during the summer of 1977. A doorman was found strangled to death in a subway station in full uniform. The plot follows an evening at "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" involving the doorman, his girlfriend and the future serial killer. Valens received word from NYPD that his girlfriend was involved with credit card fraud and there's a warrant out for her arrest.

  • S02E22 Best Friends

    • May 8, 2005
    • CBS

    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.

  • S02E23 The Woods

    • May 22, 2005
    • CBS

    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 detectives reinvestigate his mother's murder from 1972, George is forced to emerge from hiding to face Rush again. This time, their very lives are at stake in their final showdown.

Season 3

  • S03E01 Family

    • September 25, 2005
    • CBS

    When a young girl is contacted by a man claiming to be her father, Det. Rush and her team reopen a 1988 case of a teenaged boy, killed on the same night the girl was born.

  • S03E02 The Promise

    • October 2, 2005
    • CBS

    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 photo e-mailed from the girl's phone just moments before her death prompts a closer examination.

  • S03E03 Bad Night

    • October 9, 2005
    • CBS

    The 1978 murder of a young man is re-opened after the victim's mother finds a letter suggesting that his death wasn't random.

  • S03E04 Colors

    • October 16, 2005
    • CBS

    Det. Rush re-opens the 1945 case of a baseball player, bludgeoned to death with his own bat.

  • S03E05 Committed

    • October 23, 2005
    • CBS

    In 1954, 9-year-old Otis Petrowski last saw his mother in a mental institution. Now over 50 years later, after the death of an elderly woman who had been using Otis' mother's identity, Det. Rush sets out to discover what happened to the boy's real mother.

  • S03E06 Saving Patrick Bubley

    • November 6, 2005
    • CBS

    When a mother of five loses her fourth son to gang violence, Lilly sets out to save the youngest, reopening one of her first cases on the homicide squad.

  • S03E07 Start-Up

    • November 13, 2005
    • CBS

    Lilly re-opens the 1999 case of a young, healthy woman who nevertheless died of a heart attack. In the late 1990's, she was briefly an Internet millionaire, but due to bad business decisions, her dot.com company eventually went bust.

  • S03E08 Honor

    • November 20, 2005
    • CBS

    When a box filled with POW support bracelets is found in an abandoned drug den, Det. Rush re-investigates the 1972 shooting of Carl, a veteran of the Vietnam War.

  • S03E09 A Perfect Day (a.k.a. The Choice)

    • November 27, 2005
    • CBS

    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.

  • S03E10 Frank's Best

    • December 18, 2005
    • CBS

    The team re-opens the 2001 case of a robbed and murdered deli owner when the brother of the man convicted of the crime brings forth new evidence, suggesting the man may have been wrongfully accused.

  • S03E11 8 Years

    • January 8, 2006
    • CBS

    Four close high school friends each went their separate ways in 1980. Eight years later, in 1988, one of them was murdered. The homicide team receives a tip about the murder, prompting a re-investigation of the case and an examination of the friends' lives, hopes and dreams after high school.

  • S03E12 Detention (a.k.a. All Apologies)

    • January 15, 2006
    • CBS

    When a note connected to a supposed suicide is found, the team re-opens the 1994 case of a high-school kid who fell from the roof of the school building after having served detention. In 1994 the death was deemed a suicide, but the newly-found note indicates that the victim might have been fearing for his life.

  • S03E13 Debut

    • January 29, 2006
    • CBS

    Lilly re-opens the 1968 case of an 18-year-old girl who died -- apparently accidentally -- at the night of her debutante ball. Now her mother comes forth with new evidence when a local art dealer is accused of murdering his wife in the same manner the girl died.

  • S03E14 Dog Day Afternoons

    • February 26, 2006
    • CBS

    The case of a female bank teller shot to death in her work in 2000 is reopened when the same bank is robbed again by perpetrators wearing identical masks and equipped with identical weapons as six years earlier.

  • S03E15 Sanctuary

    • March 12, 2006
    • CBS

    The 1998 case of a female drug smuggler is re-opened. The woman was involved with Scotty at the time he was working undercover on a high-profile drug case, and he has been keeping it a secret from the team for all these years.

  • S03E16 One Night

    • March 19, 2006
    • CBS

    Lilly and the cold case team will have to decode the clues given by a twisted killer in order to save the life of a young boy who has been left to die alone. But first they must find the boy and for that they need to dig a little deeper into their own pasts.

  • S03E17 Superstar

    • March 26, 2006
    • CBS

    When a poison-soaked towel turns up at the station, Lilly re-opens the 1973 case of a murdered female college tennis star.

  • S03E18 Willkommen

    • April 2, 2006
    • CBS

    The team re-opens the 2002 case of a murdered amateur actor when the owner of a local community theater finds a gun hidden inside prop furniture.

  • S03E19 Beautiful Little Fool

    • April 9, 2006
    • CBS

    Lilly re-opens the 1929 case of a woman found dead in a ravine on Christmas Day when the victim's great-granddaughter comes in asking for help. Meanwhile, Lilly's estranged mother shows up, hoping to re-connect with her daughter.

  • S03E20 Death Penalty: Final Appeal

    • April 16, 2006
    • CBS

    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.

  • S03E21 The Hen House

    • April 30, 2006
    • CBS

    The 1945 case of a murdered newspaper reporter is reopened when new evidence suggests that the woman was thrown in front of a passing train by someone she knew.

  • S03E22 The River

    • May 7, 2006
    • CBS

    When a new witness steps forward, Lilly and the team are prompted to re-open the 1984 shooting of a respected and beloved ER doctor who had a secret he had been hiding from his family.

  • S03E23 Joseph

    • May 21, 2006
    • CBS

    When the victim's credit card is suddenly used a year after his death, Lilly re-opens the 2005 case of a counselor at a teens' rehab center who was shot to death just two weeks before he was scheduled to testify in a murder case. During the probe, Lilly feels a strange connection to the victim, and her personal attachment may end up jeopardizing the case.

Season 4

  • S04E01 Rampage

    • September 24, 2006
    • CBS

    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 have been a third shooter who got away.

  • S04E02 The War at Home

    • October 1, 2006
    • CBS

    The team re-opens the 2004 case of a female veteran of the Iraqi War when her prosthetic arm is found in a river. Meanwhile, Scotty visits his older brother in connection with a case that brings up painful memories from their childhood.

  • S04E03 Sandhogs

    • October 8, 2006
    • CBS

    When the remains of a sandhog miner who disappeared in 1947 are found in a subway service tunnel, the team is prompted to re-open the case when they suspect the victim might have been murdered for being a union activist.

  • S04E04 Baby Blues

    • October 15, 2006
    • CBS

    Lilly re-investigates a 1982 case where a newborn baby died under suspicious circumstances of what was reported as SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome).

  • S04E05 Saving Sammy

    • October 22, 2006
    • CBS

    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.

  • S04E06 Static

    • October 29, 2006
    • CBS

    The team re-opens the 1958 case of a local celebrity, a radio DJ nicknamed "The Hawk", when they discover his death was staged to look like a suicide.

  • S04E07 The Key

    • November 5, 2006
    • CBS

    When new evidence of a murder case from 1979 is found, Det. Jeffries – who then worked on the case as a rookie cop – sets out to find the killer, fulfilling the promise he made to the victim's daughter 27 years ago.

  • S04E08 Fireflies

    • November 12, 2006
    • CBS

    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.

  • S04E09 Lonely Hearts

    • November 19, 2006
    • CBS

    The team re-investigates the unsolved 1989 murder of a woman shot in an alley when the victim's video dating tape shows up in a dead man's apartment.

  • S04E10 Forever Blue

    • December 3, 2006
    • CBS

    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 romantically involved with his partner.

  • S04E11 The Red and the Blue

    • December 10, 2006
    • CBS

    When Jeffries' former partner comes forth with new evidence of the 2000 murder of a country singer, Lilly must travel to Knoxville, Tennessee with the reluctant Scotty in tow.

  • S04E12 Knuckle Up

    • January 7, 2007
    • CBS

    When a video clip of a missing student is found on the Internet, the team re-investigates the case of a talented 17-year-old boy who disappeared just a year before in early 2006.

  • S04E13 Blackout

    • January 14, 2007
    • CBS

    The team re-opens the 1996 case of a wealthy woman who was afraid of the dark and died during a citywide electricity blackout.

  • S04E14 8:03 AM

    • January 28, 2007
    • CBS

    In 2002, two kids were shot in front of two different schools on the same day at precisely 8:03 a.m. It's the fifth anniversary of the shootings, and Kat Miller wants to re-open the murders because she feels the cases are connected.

  • S04E15 Blood on the Tracks

    • February 18, 2007
    • CBS

    When traces of an explosive are found in a house, the team re-opens the 1981 case of a married couple who died in the same house in what was then ruled as an accidental gas leak.

  • S04E16 The Good-Bye Room

    • March 4, 2007
    • CBS

    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.

  • S04E17 Shuffle, Ball Change

    • March 11, 2007
    • CBS

    When a body is found in a dumpster, the team re-opens the 1984 case of a murdered teenage boy who wanted to become a dancer against his father's wishes.

  • S04E18 A Dollar, A Dream

    • March 18, 2007
    • CBS

    The team re-opens the 1999 case of a murdered homeless woman when her remains are found in a station wagon at the bottom of the river.

  • S04E19 Offender

    • March 25, 2007
    • CBS

    A desperate father turned serial killer coerces the team into taking another look of his son's 1987 murder.

  • S04E20 Stand Up and Holler

    • April 1, 2007
    • CBS

    The team re-opens the 1997 case of a 16-year-old high-school cheerleader when they discover an anonymous confession to the girl's murder.

  • S04E21 Torn

    • April 8, 2007
    • CBS

    The team re-investigates their oldest cold case yet, the 1919 murder of a young woman who was a passionate advocate for women's right to vote.

  • S04E22 Cargo

    • April 15, 2007
    • CBS

    The team re-opens the 2005 case of a killed longshoreman who got tangled up with the Russian mob.

  • S04E23 The Good Death

    • April 29, 2007
    • CBS

    The team re-opens the 1998 case of a terminally ill man when a nurse comes forth confessing to euthanizing six of his former patients.

  • S04E24 Stalker

    • May 6, 2007
    • CBS

    In the fourth season finale, a hostage situation arises when the entire team is held captive while they're investigating the 2006 killings of a family who had just moved into a new house.

Season 5

  • S05E01 Thrill Kill

    • September 23, 2007
    • CBS

    Recovered from the shooting, Lilly wants to convince her boss that she's ready to get back to work. The team re-opens the 1994 case of three 10-year-old kids who were beaten to death when Lilly suspects the teens convicted of the killings may have been wrongfully incarcerated.

  • S05E02 That Woman

    • September 30, 2007
    • CBS

    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.

  • S05E03 Running Around

    • October 7, 2007
    • CBS

    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 passage called "rumspringa".

  • S05E04 Devil Music

    • October 14, 2007
    • CBS

    The team re-investigates the 1953 case of a talented 19-year-old rock'n'roll singer when new evidence comes forth, suggesting he wasn't killed in the place where his body was found.

  • S05E05 Thick as Thieves

    • October 21, 2007
    • CBS

    The team re-opens the 1989 case of an unidentified Jane Doe when she dies in the hospital, after being comatose since the day she was shot 18 year ago.

  • S05E06 Wunderkind

    • October 28, 2007
    • CBS

    The team re-opens the 2002 case of a 14-year-old math whiz whose half-brother exploited his unusual talents: card counting and safe cracking.

  • S05E07 World's End

    • November 4, 2007
    • CBS

    When human remains are discovered at the bottom of a well, the team opens the 1938 case of a housewife who went missing the night of Orson Welles' radio broadcast of War of the Worlds.

  • S05E08 It Takes a Village

    • November 11, 2007
    • CBS

    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 killer.

  • S05E09 Boy Crazy

    • November 18, 2007
    • CBS

    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 like a boy.

  • S05E10 Justice

    • November 25, 2007
    • CBS

    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.

  • S05E11 Family 8108

    • December 9, 2007
    • CBS

    The team re-investigates the 1945 murder of a Japanese-American family man who was persecuted in his neighborhood following the Pearl Harbor attack. Meanwhile, Lt. Stillman has decided to retire from the force.

  • S05E12 Sabotage

    • January 6, 2008
    • CBS

    The team re-opens the 1999, 2001, and 2003 pipe bombing incidents that killed two and blinded one victim. The serial bomber is still on the loose and ready to strike again as he missed his latest target.

  • S05E13 Spiders

    • February 17, 2008
    • CBS

    The team re-opens the 1998 case of a murdered 17-year-old girl when her father is arrested for beating another child.

  • S05E14 Andy in C Minor

    • March 30, 2008
    • CBS

    After traces of blood linked back to a missing teen are found, the team re-investigates the 2006 case of a boy who disappeared from a high school for deaf children.

  • S05E15 The Road

    • April 6, 2008
    • CBS

    The team re-investigates the suspected 2007 murder of a bride-to-be who was kidnapped on the day of her engagement party. Lilly and Scotty travel to West Virginia to escort the prime suspect to Philly, and on their way back, they hear his side of the story.

  • S05E16 Bad Reputation

    • April 13, 2008
    • CBS

    When a severed hand is discovered at the scene of a drug bust, the team re-opens the 1997 case of a convicted criminal who was thought to be on the run from authorities all these years.

  • S05E17 Slipping

    • April 27, 2008
    • CBS

    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 be the suicide note -- was not written in the victim's handwriting.

  • S05E18 Ghost of My Child

    • May 4, 2008
    • CBS

    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.

Season 6

  • S06E01 Glory Days

    • September 28, 2008
    • CBS

    The 1973 death of a football player is reopened and allegations of steroid use arise.

  • S06E02 True Calling

    • October 5, 2008
    • CBS

    Rush and the team look into the death of an inner-city school teacher, originally thought to be a carjacking gone wrong, when a former student finds her car keys in an old desk.

  • S06E03 Wednesday's Women

    • October 12, 2008
    • CBS

    The team receives new evidence in a 1964 case which was then though to have been a hit-and-run. Now, a threatening letter addressed to the victim prompts Will and Kat to travel to Mississippi to re-investigate the death of a woman who was secretly involved in giving school supplies for black children.

  • S06E04 Roller Girl

    • October 19, 2008
    • CBS

    The team re-opens the 1978 case of a teenage roller skater who was found dead in a ravine.

  • S06E05 Shore Leave

    • October 26, 2008
    • CBS

    The team re-opens the 1951 case of a marine who went missing and never reported for duty after his shore leave.

  • S06E06 The Dealer

    • November 2, 2008
    • CBS

    When a body is discovered in the trunk of a car, the team re-opens the 1981 case of a missing single mother who used to work at a car dealership.

  • S06E07 One Small Step

    • November 9, 2008
    • CBS

    The team re-opens the case of a 12-year-old boy who died in 1969 when the retired detective who originally worked the case receives a new clue -- a toy rocket bearing the victim's name.

  • S06E08 Triple Threat

    • November 16, 2008
    • CBS

    Lilly and the team look into a 1989 case involving a Russian opera singer. Vera has a strong recollection of the case being a rookie in the department at the time.

  • S06E09 Pin-Up Girl

    • November 23, 2008
    • CBS

    The team re-investigates the 1953 death of a murdered pin-up girl when an old photograph provides important new evidence.

  • S06E10 Street Money

    • November 30, 2008
    • CBS

    When Dexter Collins, a young activist with a bright political future was found shot to death in 2005, it went down as a drug buy gone awry. Following a new tip regarding the location of the weapon, the police reopen the case and interview everyone from members of street gangs to his opponent for the city councilman seat.

  • S06E11 Wings

    • December 21, 2008
    • CBS

    In an episode featuring songs by Frank Sinatra, the team re-opens the 1960 murder of an airline stewardess whose remains are found in an old hotel.

  • S06E12 Lotto Fever

    • January 4, 2009
    • CBS

    The team re-investigates the 2007 murder of a mechanic who won $8 million in the lottery.

  • S06E13 Breaking News

    • January 11, 2009
    • CBS

    The team re-investigates the 1988 murder of a young TV reporter. Previously unseen news footage suggests she was on the verge of breaking a huge story about the unethical practices of a plastics company.

  • S06E14 The Brush Man

    • January 25, 2009
    • CBS

    When human remains are found in a duck pond, the team reopens the 1967 murder of a brush salesman.

  • S06E15 Witness Protection

    • February 15, 2009
    • CBS

    When the mother of a missing team storms into station. The case of a witness protection member is reopened when his body is identified by the missing teen.

  • S06E16 Jackals

    • March 8, 2009
    • CBS

    The 1976 murder of a teen-aged girl is reopened when her father produces a photo of her and a vicious biker gang.

  • S06E17 Officer Down

    • March 15, 2009
    • CBS

    The team has to cope with their own emotions as they search for the shooter responsible for Jeffries' shooting.

  • S06E18 Mind Games

    • March 22, 2009
    • CBS

    In an episode featuring only John Lennon hits, the team suspect a 2004 arson that killed a psychiatrist may have been caused by her former patient.

  • S06E19 Libertyville

    • March 29, 2009
    • CBS

    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.

  • S06E20 Stealing Home

    • April 12, 2009
    • CBS

    The team re-opens the 1999 murder of a Cuban baseball star who fled to the U.S. after being fired from his team.

  • S06E21 November 22nd

    • April 26, 2009
    • CBS

    When the murder weapon from a 1963 case is unearthed, the team re-opens the murder of a pool hustler who was shot the same day President Kennedy was assassinated.

  • S06E22 The Long Blue Line (1)

    • May 3, 2009
    • CBS

    In the first part of the two-part season finale, the team re-opens the case of the first ever female cadet in a local military school who was murdered in 2005.

  • S06E23 Into the Blue (2)

    • May 10, 2009
    • CBS

    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 to remain hidden.

Season 7

  • S07E01 The Crossing

    • September 27, 2009
    • CBS

    In the season premiere, the team re-opens the 1966 case of a young woman who was thought to have jumped overboard from an ocean liner.

  • S07E02 Hood Rats

    • October 4, 2009
    • CBS

    The team re-opens the 1995 case of a skateboarding prodigy who lived on the streets.

  • S07E03 Jurisprudence

    • October 11, 2009
    • CBS

    The team re-investigates the 2004 death of a teen-aged boy who was wrongly sent to a a juvenile detention center.

  • S07E04 Soul

    • October 18, 2009
    • CBS

    The team re-investigates the 1970 death of a 20-year-old musician who was keeping a secret from his religious father.

  • S07E05 WASP

    • November 1, 2009
    • CBS

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

  • S07E06 Dead Heat

    • November 8, 2009
    • CBS

    The team re-opens the 1986 death of a jockey when his remains are found buried with horses.

  • S07E07 Read Between the Lines

    • November 15, 2009
    • CBS

    The team re-opens the 1991 death of a talented 14-year-old rapper girl who was placed into foster care with her sister.

  • S07E08 Chinatown

    • November 22, 2009
    • CBS

    The team re-investigates Lt. Stillman's cold case from 1983, the death of a Chinese-American teen whose girlfriend had been killed by Chinese gang members only three months earlier.

  • S07E09 Forensics

    • December 6, 2009
    • CBS

    The team re-opens the 1999 case of a high school debate champion whose death was originally ruled as a suicide.

  • S07E10 Iced

    • December 13, 2009
    • CBS

    The team re-opens the 1980 case of a murdered ice hockey player.

  • S07E11 The Good Soldier

    • January 10, 2010
    • CBS

    The team re-investigates the 2005 murder of a Green Beret recruiter who was suspected of being a jewelry thief when his former subordinate presents compelling evidence for his innocence.

  • S07E12 The Runaway Bunny

    • January 17, 2010
    • CBS

    The team re-opens the 1974 case of a murdered private investigator.

  • S07E13 Bombers

    • February 14, 2010
    • CBS

    The team investigates 1983 murder of a graffiti artist who died from a fatal dose of paint.

  • S07E14 Metamorphosis

    • February 21, 2010
    • CBS

    When new evidence of potential foul play emerges, the team re-opens the 1971 case of a teenage circus aerialist who fell to her death while performing a dangerous new act.

  • S07E15 Two Weddings

    • February 28, 2010
    • CBS

    At a colleague's wedding, Det. Jeffries convinces the rest team to re-open the 2008 death of the bride's previous fiancé.

  • S07E16 One Fall

    • March 14, 2010
    • CBS

    The team investigates the 1986 murder of a pro wrestler.

  • S07E17 Flash Over

    • March 21, 2010
    • CBS

    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.

  • S07E18 Last Drive-In (1)

    • March 28, 2010
    • CBS

    When ballistics tie a recent murder case of Rush's to a serial killer who was seemingly inactive for 27 years, 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 30 years.

  • S07E19 Bullet (2)

    • April 4, 2010
    • CBS

    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.

  • S07E20 Free Love

    • April 11, 2010
    • CBS

    Rush and FBI agent Ryan Cavanaugh discover their attraction for one another while investigating the 1969 murder of a GI at Woodstock, and Vera helps his married ex-girlfriend, Megan, after sentimental jewelry is stolen from her home.

  • S07E21 Almost Paradise (1)

    • May 2, 2010
    • CBS

    Rush tries to ignore her father's appeals to give her troublemaker sister another chance after she suddenly resurfaces.

  • S07E22 Shattered (2)

    • May 2, 2010
    • CBS

    Valens partners with Rush to locate her abducted, drug-addicted sister, while Jeffries tries to bring justice to the case of a murdered teenaged girl that has haunted him for 17 years.