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Lists music heard on the CBS drama series 'Cold Case' starring Kathryn Brenda Lee, "The End of the World", Closing Scenes. .. Karen tells Hilary she's living in a fantasy world, to forget about marriage to Erik Broms, "Don't Leave The Girl", Bend Your Ear, Track 10, Brandi kicks Ariel and Rita out of her sleepover. As Cold Case is a left-leaning show you'd expect him to be vilified, but he's At the end of the episode, he was seen still working at the garage as he was before, but in . to the point where she blatantly tries to interfere in the relationship by making The victim in The Sleepover is considered unattractive and nerdy by the. A former college professor, Roy Minard, asks Rush to reopen a murder case. Minard's career ended in disgrace when he became the prime suspect in the.
One of the victims from "The Road" was a young woman who was devout Christian that gave her life to the Lord, which the killer was more than willing to exploit; i. The killer in The Hen House can be seen as either an attempted Atoner tragically pushed back into doing evil again, or simply a murdering, identity-stealing, Nazi scuzzball through-and-through. The victim in Boy Crazy - transgenderor just a tomboy? The head bow of the victim in "Maternal Instincts" before her ghost fades away; was it done in disappointment over her kidnapped son being reunited with with biological family or shame over her past actions and behavior that led to her death and caused his subsequent particularly unhappy life?
She is either one of the most tragic killers of the show because of the circumstances who led her to wanting to kill herself with a can of beer full of Liquid X alongside Becca's cruelty towards her after that experience or a murderer worse than Becca due to giving the spiked beer that the latter used to pour Rainey's throat with in the first place and left her best friend die thereafter. There's a scene in Justice where Vera catches a gigantic Jerkass Ball and starts making rape apologist comments that seems to exist for no reason other than the writers needing someone to sound ignorant to make a point.
The scene is never mentioned afterward and everyone goes back to being friends again. Even stranger is the fact that in other episodes dealing with rape, Vera is typically the most disgusted, even more than Rush and Miller, due to his botching a high-profile rape case earlier in his career.
He's also inexplicably and relentlessly rude to Josie Sutton when she joins the team, despite her consistently showing herself to be a competent detective. For some strange reason he's adamantly opposed to working with anyone new and determined to think that because she's female and attractive, she's going to cause trouble—much like the above example, when vague references are made to her involvement in a sexual harassment incident, he insinuates that she was the one at fault.
He never apologizes for his behavior, yet he never acts this way again—he never treats Lily like this and when Detective Miller joins the staff, has no conflict with her. Both Sides Have a Point: The father and the victim in "Knuckle Up.
However, as the victim himself eventually realizedgoing all Blood Knight was an incredibly stupid thing to do. Rush's life, on and off the job, can be compared to Det.
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Both are brilliant detectives and are considered the "superstar" of their squads, have more empathy for their cases and the victims than their fellow detectives especially their respective partners, Valens and Eames, both of whom are far more cynical and argumentative and have a fan-preferred shipping with their said partners.
Granted, given this show is more fantasy-driven than fact-based, but some common police procedurals and conduct displayed here are blatantly disregarded and are downright illegal in real life.
At the end of the episode, he was seen still working at the garage as he was before, but in real life, he would have been arrested both for being an accessory after the fact and obstruction of justice. A similar case is the accomplice's secretary in Start Up, who knew for years that her boss had given the killer the poison he used to kill the victim, but kept silent due to her fear of him.
The boss is arrested as accessory, but she isn't. Cole Austen from "Knuckle Up". After watching his friend beat a businessman to death, he and the rest of the gang ran off with him, leaving the victim. He should have been arrested as an Accomplice by Inactionbut isn't, seen visiting the docks in the end of the episodes.
Similarly, Shirley and the other girls in "The Promise". While they are no doubt sympathetichaving been mercilessly bullied by the fraternity, they let Deidre set fire to the house, resulting in the death of Laurie. Only Deidre is arrested at the end. The episodes Wishing, Kensington, Family, Baby Blues, Spiders and The Dealer to name a few are examples where the it's only the victim and usually one other person are the only sympathetic characters among a cast of monsters and jerkasses.
A special mention goes to Two Weddings, where both the detectives who use the wedding they were invited to to solve the "murder" and even when they're caught in the act, still don't care and the victim himself who is already happily married Audrey Metz in World's End, who is portrayed as a liberated woman ahead of her time for Scotty Valens, namely in Shattered.
The killer in It Takes A Village, his only real tormentor was his sadist teacher who he purposefully goaded every chance he got. The other kids only attacked him because they were forced to share his punishment over and over again. Yet they were the ones he wanted revenge against and not once did he acknowledge his culpability in the incident. May be a case of Alternative Character Interpretation. We're never explicitly told what it is Malik did to trigger the punishment, so it's not clear whether Malik was genuinely badly behaved and pushing the counselor's buttons or whether the counselor was picking on him for normal kid behavior.
Even if the killers on the show, particularly the Serial Killersmostly manage to avert being portrayed in a positive lightGeorge Marks is considered the most memorable. His ruthlessness, ability to actually outwit the detectives and being played by the quirky John Billingsley made him a standout character and a villain that the show later continuously tried and failed to recreate. Family can be seen as this. Yes, the killer and the kidnapper do end up being arrested for their crimes, but the fate of the mother and daughter is unlikely to end well; the girl is still damaged from her years of growing up without a father, her knowledge of mother abandoning her at birth and in a garbage can, no less and being exposed to the harsh world of foster care or it was in her case.
The mother, on the other hand, lives hand-to-mouth in a group home, virtually has no skills to come by and is seen as still emotionally wrecked by the end of the episode, even with the Hope Spot between the two women reuniting and all. This also applies to the victim's daughter in Gleen. He did and Lilly does end up arresting him, but out of respect to her, she can't bring herself to put the cuffs on him in front of her.
The bastard father from The Brush Man is finally arrested for murdering the salesman who tried to intervene with the abusive situation of the man's family. However, this still does little to undo the plus years of torment he inflicted onto his wife, who's nowadays an alcoholic and his son, who hasn't accomplished much with his life due to all of his underlying issues.
The show goes out of its way to show nearly every killer, including the somewhat sympathetic ones, as a wangstypathetic person making threadbare excuses for themselves.
Even prolific Serial Killers like George Marks, Paul Shepard and John Smith, who might be Magnificent Bastards in another show, are depicted as ultimately sad, scared little men desperately trying and failing to seem bigger than they really are. Doing the right thing will often get you killed. The first two involved that loved one getting killed, the last ended up killing his wife.
To be fair, a helping of Laser-Guided Karma was dished out in those episodes. The eldest daughter in A Dollar, A Dream spent the rest of her life as an emotional mess while her sister was adopted by a loving family. The daughter in Stalker had to watch her entire family be killed after attempting a double suicide with her brother who may or may not have wanted to do it.
Lilly and Scotty, who had a clear Unresolved Sexual Tension in the early seasons even lampshaded by John Smith, who bluntly asks Scotty, "You get a piece of that? Bet you think about it from time to time. Episode S4E23 episode is titled The Good Death, which deals with the premature death of a terminally ill man who was later discovered to be mercy killed by his wife, through an act of euthanasia.
The term "Euthanasia" originated from the Greek term that means "good death. Late Returns was based on the real-life murder of Chandra Levy, an intern to a California Congressman Gary Condit, whom she was also sleeping with. The public opinion of the time pointed the blame at Condit, and the scandal ruined his career. Several years after the episode aired, Condit was found to be completely innocent. In The Plan, the closing montage shows that the military academy's swim teacher is now a woman.
Not to mention the show acknowledges female pedophiles exist, with the season 4 episode Blackout. Also, in Love Conquers All which is based off of the real-life Texas Cadet murdersthe victim based off of the murdered girl, Adrianne Jones, could be seen as unsympathetic because she cheated on a guy with a girlfriend, although her knowledge of if he had a girlfriend when they got together is left ambiguous.
As it was revealed in the real-life trial of one of the killers, David Graham, he never slept with her and on top of that, didn't even get a ride home with him that night. He remembers her, and he remembers the marks on her skin. He says he put the same marks on Kaitlin to make her look like Rita, but he didn't put the marks on Rita. He tells Scotty that Rita was his first kiss. Brandi made Rita kiss Neil so she could "go to first base" at a sleepover the night she died. He tells Scotty that he didn't kill Rita, it was the house because it is an "evil house.
Vera thinks Neil's a "whack job" with plenty of opportunity to kill Rita. Lilly wants to know why there are three girls who never admitted to spending the night at the sleepover with Rita the night she died. Stillman wants them to track the other three down. Lilly and Scotty find Brandi working in a party planning job. She says that Rita came by the sleepover, but she left in the middle of the night.
She never said anything because she was afraid she would have been blamed. She hasn't spoken with Ariel and Tiffany since high school. Lilly wants to know why an outcast like Rita was invited to Brandi's party. She says it was Ariel's idea. Ariel told Rita that Brandi thought she was cool and wanted her to come to the sleepover while her parents were out of town. Ariel assured Rita that it wasn't a trick, so Rita told them she would sneak out after her mom went to bed.
Brandi tells Lilly and Scotty that she came over around 10pm and left after they hid her glasses. Jeffries and Vera go talk to Ariel who is now a doctor. She tells them that Brandi and Tiffany really layed into Rita. Brandi circled Rita's "fat" with a magic marker. Each of the girls had to take a turn and circle it. Tiffany told her that she had fat like her mom, and that her mom was ugly.
Ariel tells them that Rita's mom was having an affair with Tiffany's dad, but Rita didn't know about it. She says that Rita left after the fat marks. The rest of the girls stayed behind, but she doesn't know about Neil. Lilly and Jeffries talk to Rita's mom at the police station. She admits the affair, but she didn't know that Tiffany knew about it.
The affair ended when Rita died. Vera asks her if she knows what happened to Tiffany, and she tells them that she had a drinking problem and was kicked out of high school. Valens goes to talk to Tiffany.
She's under house arrest for multiple DUIs. She denies having anything to do with Rita's death. Scotty wants to know what went wrong in Tiffany's life to lead her to where she is now. She hated Rita, but she says she didn't have it in her to kill her. At the sleepover, they made fun of her glasses, hair, and called her eyes weird. Brandi's parents came home early, and Brandi instructed everyone to hide. Rita couldn't find her glasses, so she was caught by the Beaudrys.
They asked her name, and she told them. Beaudry instructed Brandi to find her brother and he told his wife to run a bath. He asked Rita how many girls were over, and she lied to protect Brandi and said just herself. Beaudry called her a liar. Tiffany tells Scotty that the Beaudrys abused their children.
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She left after that, and doesn't know what they did to Rita. Beaudry at the police station. Beaudry says that someone has been telling her lies.
She believes it's Brandi because she's a liar and a drug addict. Beaudry says that they were physical with their children because they had to be. She says they were afraid of Brandi. Jeffries talks to Mr. He tells him that Brandi killed their cat. Brandi said it drowned, but they didn't believe her.
He indicates that she was capable of killing Rita. Lilly talks to Brandi, and she tells her that her parents think she killed Rita.
Brandi tells Lilly that she was an angry kid. The night of the sleepover, she was forced to go upstairs to the bathroom where her mom had run a bath. Her parents forced Neil to hold Brandi's head under water until she almost drowned as punishment for having friends over and lying about it.
Neil kept asking his dad to let him release Brandi, but he made him hold her head down longer. Rita was standing outside the bathroom and saw it all. Brandi says that Rita was supposed to go home, but she must have come back. She and Neil were sent to their rooms, and the next day Rita was dead. She was picked up for trying to get a morphine related drug with a false prescription. They know that Brandi thinks her parents killed Rita to keep the abuse a secret. Scotty decides to go talk to Neil, but he finds out that he's at the same hospital as Elisa.
Lilly asks him if he's going to see Elisa while he's there, but he says it's not the right time. At the hospital, Scotty tells Neil that he knows about the "dunking" that his parents made him do.
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Neil explains that that is what happened to Caitlin. He goes to Devil's Pool every year because he misses Rita. He saw Caitlin there and thought it was Rita. He put the marks on her to remind him of Rita. He held Caitlin under the water to keep her quiet, but he held her too long.
He says that his parents never left their room after the "dunking" incident. He tells Scotty that Rita tried to save him and his sister. Neil got Brandi in her room, and Rita entered. She told them what their parents were doing was wrong and she could help them.
She wanted to tell another adult. Neil was willing to go, but Brandi kept denying it. Tiffany and Ariel came back into the room, and Brandi told them that she wanted Rita to die. The other girls agreed. Neil left Rita alone in Brandi's room with the three girls. Lilly brings Brandi, Tiffany, and Ariel into the interrogation room. She tells them that she knows one of them killed Rita, and the other two should save themselves.
She leaves the room to see what happens. They start arguing amongst themselves, and Tiffany tells Brandi that she's not keeping her secrets anymore. Lilly and Scotty decide that the girls are ready.