Cold Case (2003–2010)
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The 1995 case of an alcoholic barmaid is reopened. The team learn she was struggling to recover for the sake of her neglected children, and that she was often a target for jokes and harassment.


James Whitmore Jr.


Meredith Stiehm (created by), Meredith Stiehm | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kathryn Morris ... Lilly Rush
Danny Pino ... Scotty Valens
John Finn ... John Stillman
Jeremy Ratchford ... Nick Vera
Thom Barry ... Will Jeffries
Meredith Salenger ... Sloane Easton
Sarah Aldrich ... Megan Easton
Clare Carey ... Rose
Susan Chuang ... Frannie Ching
Wendy Davis ... Julia Owens
Colby French ... Seth
Googy Gress
David Monahan ... Evan 2005
Michael B. Silver ... Rick
Steve Sandvoss ... Garrett Caine


Back in 1995, an alcoholic barmaid is found dead from a blow and exposure in freezing snow overnight outside the bar where she worked. She struggled to get her life on track including AA. There's plenty of potential culprits. This is a richly textured cold case and a good mystery. Written by

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27 March 2005 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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During a bar scene, Sloane Easton (Meredith Salenger) blurts out "Lake Placid" in answer to the trivia question, "Cities where the Olympics have been held." Meredith Salenger portrayed Deputy Sharon Gare in "Lake Placid" (1999). See more »


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My comment is more about a possible slip up rather than a long summary.
24 July 2007 | by jessopfamSee all my reviews

This plot is about a woman found dead in the snow in 1995, apparently dead from a blow on the head which did not kill her since exposure to sixteen degree weather is the reason. Ten years later, in 2005, the woman's sister comes to the police and questions the accidental verdict that Sloane, the dead woman, was habitual drunk and her death was listed as as accidental. During one scene, where the drunk woman is being hazed by some Frat boys, a woman stops the hazing hazing by announcing she is a police officer. In fact, she shows a badge and says "LAPD," (Los Angeles Police Department). This is later confirmed in the current inquiry . But it doesn't tell us why an LAPD cop is in Philadelphia. Was this a goof? Should she have said "PPD"? (Philadelphia Police Department? The policewoman explains that Sloane was an informer working for her in her job as the barmaid for a man who sells drugs, and has a dog who is trained for dog-fighting. The plot was very good, with enough suitable subjects for suspicion, the despairing ex-husband, his girlfriend who is at the scene,the Frat boys who have a nasty set up which enables them to lure drunk women to their "House" to have sex while others are able to hide and watch, the AA rescuer who tries to get Sloane to stop drinking,and the bar owner who has good reason to keep her quiet Certainly This enough to find it hard to guess the culprit. The script was good, and very human.

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