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The case of a little girl who was seemingly abducted from her bedroom in the mid-seventies is reopened.

Director:

Marcos Siega

Writers:

Meredith Stiehm (created by), Erica Shelton
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Cast

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
Tracie Thoms ... Kat Miller
John Aylward ... Norman Campbell
Dee Jay Daniels ... Terrell Pierce (as Dee-Jay Daniels)
David Henrie ... Dale Wilson
Bobby Hosea ... Terrell Pierce
Jenny O'Hara ... Frances Campbell
Judith Scott ... Cherise Pierce
Gabby Soleil Gabby Soleil ... Cherise Pierce
Savannah Stehlin ... Melanie Campbell
Shannon Sturges ... Melanie Campbell
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Storyline

Bags of undelivered mail are discovered at the house of a mailman following his death. One of the undelivered items is a letter from an eight year old girl to her best friend, post-marked the day that she was abducted from her bedroom in 1975. Written by Alex Andrews

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Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 2006 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The flashback scene where a young Terrell Pierce tells his little sister about a boy named Emmett Till who "whistled at a white girl" and was dragged away and shot is unfortunately a true story. Emmett Till was a fourteen-year-old boy who, after flirting with a white woman in a grocery store, was dragged away by men in the night, beaten, mutilated and eventually drowned. This real crime occurred in 1955 and was a huge influence on the U.S. Civil Rights Movement. See more »

Soundtracks

The Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me
Written by Jim Weatherly
Performed by Gladys Knight & The Pips
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Excellent
11 June 2007 | by juliagrammaSee all my reviews

This episode left me completely in tears..it was a beautiful tale, heartbreaking, and yet it gives hope, hope for the future of humanity. The core of racism and prejudice is based in fear and ignorance, I knew that from experience when I was a child. The episode reminds us that there are many heroes who champion the cause of justice and truth for all, not for any major political gains, but for the simple, pure reasons of love and friendship. The characters in this episode display great courage, and yet there is the reminder of how much difficulty those who would stand up for the principles of equality and justice for all had to contend with. This, even at a time of so-called greater awareness and acceptance. It left me thinking, how far have we really come? will we ever, in truth, stand together with dignity and respect for each other? The truth remains to be seen. The music, as always, was outstanding, too! I really do love this show.


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