Masterlist of awesome Cold Case eps!
I'm going to list some of my favorite Cold Case eps and even set up links for you guys to watch them! Since a lot of cases, the trigger warnings would spoil the episode, they're going to be greyed out like the following: Hi, I'm a Spoiler. Insert Steph Brown jokes here!.
LINK:The Sleepover (Season 2, episode 6). THEME: Girl space / childhood power structure between girls TRIGGERS/SPOILERS:child abuse, schizophrenia, bullying, fat shaming. SUMMARY: In 1990, a prep-school girl was found dead in a local swimming hole. 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. WHY I LOVE IT: Girls, especially teenagers and kids, can be incredibly cruel to each other. I love it when books and movies actually examine that. It's not just the bullying of outcast girls or the way that girls within the higher levels prey on each other, it's the way that girls can group together and protect each other -- or betray each other. The victim in this episode reminds me so much of myself and of a lot of my friends. FAVORITE LINE: "Rita, listen to me. Everyone who's ever been anything in the history of time has been a loser in junior high. In 6 years from now, you're gonna be in college and you are gonna be the coolest girl around. Because you're smart and you're different and you're wacky. And that's what's important in this world. Not what those idiot girls think of you."
LINK:Stand Up And Holler (Season 4, episode 20). THEME: Girl space / power structure between girls / high school / cliques TRIGGERS/SPOILERS:implied non-consensual sexual activity, abuse of authority, bullying, bullying, fat shaming. SUMMARY: The 1997 murder of a 16-year-old girl is investigated after an anonymous confession is discovered in a modern-art exhibit. The probe leads the detectives into the cutthroat world of high-school cheer-leading. WHY I LOVE IT: I love the main character, Rainey, and the outsider boy that gets through to her. This ep covers some of the same ground as The Sleepover and in a way, you could say that the popular kids from The Sleepover are the cheerleaders in this ep. Rainey's incredibly outspoken and I love the way that even from the start, you can see how there's spine in her that won't bend. FAVORITE LINE: Vera: "Who were you in high school, Lil?" Lilly: "Definitely not the cheerleader." Vera: "Bad girl no one'd mess with?" Lilly: "You could say that."
LINK:The Hen House (Season 2, episode 6). THEME: Nazis, Holocaust, feminism TRIGGERS/SPOILERS: This time, the theme section covers it all! SUMMARY: Lilly and the team tackle a 1945 case involving an ambitious reporter recently demoted to writing trivial advice columns after a heady period covering Eleanor Roosevelt and womens rights. WHY I LOVE IT: The main character in this one breaks my heart. She's ambitious, she's brave, she's principled -- and all of this at a time where being a woman meant that nobody valued those qualities in her. I think that she's fantastic and she deserves better than she got. She's the kind of person that I aspire to be. There are some gorgeous lines and moments in this episode and the raw intensity of the emotion just absolutely hooks me every time. FAVORITE LINE: "I am better than the worst thing I ever did."