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Cold Case S01E20 – Greed Promo Update

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This is an interesting follow-up to the previous outing of our Cold Case season 1 promo photo updates.  We’ve been looking back to the same date Cold Case episodes aired 15 years ago.

It’s another pair of couples images, but this time it is Lilly and ADA Kite (Josh Hopkins) ending the episode in a bar with their colleagues.  The show started with them meeting in Kite’s office with a witness in the 1985 murder of a stockbroker involved in a Ponzi scheme (basically a pyramid scheme where new investor’s money profits those that were there before them).

A notable guest star in this episode was T.J. Thyne (Bones), who the next year went on to be on the main actors in the behemoth that was Bones, with Emily Deschanel (Bones) and David Boreanaz (Bones).  2004 was real purple patch for T.J. with him appearing in over a dozen different TV shows, many some of the biggest of their era.

The two photos we’re adding this week are not great quality but they are now in the KM UK the Gallery for you to peruse.

As things stand these are the last promo photos I will be bringing to you from Cold Case season 1.  Come back later in the year for the next season’s set.  There are lots more.

Cold Case S01E19 – Late Returns Promo Update

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Despite appearances, the two rather awkward looking photos above are not from a couples counselling session for Lilly and Scotty.  The scene towards the end of this episode could have been the thing under discussion.  Away you go shippers!

The 4th of April 2004 was when ‘Late Returns’ first aired, which is why we are posting some new promo photos today.  It’s part of our ‘the same day plus 15 years’ series of Cold Case image updates.

‘Late Returns’, episode 19 of Cold Case season 1, revolved around the murder of a political campaign worker during the 1992 U.S. Presidential election.  Politics play a part in the rather unsatisfying conclusion to the story.  The powers that be step in protect the chief suspect.  The squad are less that happy.  Fortunately for us all the days of scandals such as the real one this story is based on are far in the past…

The full-sized version of the two images you see above are now in the KM UK the Gallery.  Where else would they be?

Cold Case S01E17 – The Lost Soul Of Herman Lester Promo Update

s01e17_promo_001As episode titles go ‘The Lost Soul Of Herman Lester’ is, well, not exactly the catchiest.  It doesn’t exactly trip of the tongue and gives you few clues as the nature of the plot.

We continue are look back at Cold Case season 1, posting new promo photos on the same day as the original episode transmission.  Albeit with 15 years added on.

Sunday the 14th of March 2004 was the date episode 17, ‘The Lost Soul Of Herman Lester’, first aired.  The plot was featured the 1987 murder of a promising high-school basketball player, the titular Herman Lester, as played by Mehcad Brooks.  This was one of Mehcad Brooks’ early TV roles.  He has since gone on to feature in Desperate Housewives, True Blood and most recently in Supergirl.

One of the features of the Cold Case flashbacks was to invoke the time period with the a soundtrack of music heard in that era.  The show was very good at getting to use significant songs by big artists, though it is often said that the rights issues it caused prevented a DVD release.  Seemingly, the deals were not done with that in mind, or they were deliberately excluded to cut costs.

‘The Lost Soul Of Herman Lester’ is no exception with a very strong line up of songs across the duration.  In the order they are heard in the episode the tracks are:

  • ‘Walk this Way” by Aerosmith with RUN-D.M.C.
  • ‘Word Up” by Cameo
  • ‘Big Time” by Peter Gabriel
  • ‘Niggaz Wanna Act” by Mase
  • ‘Push It” by Salt-N-Pepa
  • ‘Don’t Give Up’ by Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush
  • ‘Walk Like a Man’ by Bruce Springsteen

That’s the basis of a good compilation album right there.  Something for everyone into the popular music of the time.  For those of us of a certain age…  A real ‘Now That’s What I Call Music ’86-’87’.  Some really great songs.  Peter Gabriel’s album ‘So’ gets a double outing with ‘Big Time’ and ‘Don’t Give Up’.  Two very different songs are from a brilliant album.  If you want spend a worthwhile few minutes check out the various music videos on YouTube, some of which showcase the ground-breaking work of Aardman Animations (of Wallace & Gromitt fame).

With his obvious connections to Philadelphia it is no surprise that Bruce Springsteen turned up on Cold Case several times over the seasons.  Memorably, ‘8 Years’ (season 2, episode 11) was one of a handful of episodes that only featured a single artist.

Where was I, oh yes, images. The episode title might be long but, sadly, the number of new promo photos I have to bring to you today is not.  Just the one you can see above.  It is now in the the Gallery in it’s glorious full size.

Cold Case S01E16 – Volunteers Promo Update

promo_005Who fancies a look at some new Cold Case promo photos?  Any… volunteers?

*cough* Moving on…

As we’re following the schedule of the original US airing of Cold Case season one, posting these updates on the same date (plus 15 years), the Sunday had shifted to Friday.  At least it has until now.  As you may have noticed, it’s Thursday.  Must be those cheeky leap year extra days on the end of February moving things.

The ‘Volunteers’ (episode 16) story took things back to 1969 for a case revolving around the murder of two people working for an underground abortion service.  Rather than focus on that side of things I’ll look at the other side of the fiction.

A lot of CC episodes have a guest star.  ‘Volunteers’ had more than most though.  Often the actors in these small roles go on to become household names (see Jennifer Lawrence in S04E18, ‘A Dollar, A Dream’).  Amber Benson, better known as Tara on Buffy The Vampire Slayer, picked up this gig a couple of years BTVS finished.  Maggie Grace of Lost fame had one of her earlier roles in this one.  In the same year that Katee Sackhoff came to the attention of the wider world in the (then) new Battlestar Galactica series, she turned up in the flashbacks in ‘Volunteers’.

This episode also marked the first appearance in the show of Scotty’s troubled girlfriend Elisa, played by Marisol Nichols (Riverdale).  It was certainly not Marisol’s first major TV role but playing such a recurring character in a prime time show certainly won’t have done her career any harm.  And, it was the second time we got to meet Louie Amante (Doug Spinoza) the explosives expert in the crime scene technicians.  His help was crucial in solving the case in ‘Gleen’ (ep 2) and he had such a great relationship with Lilly.  It was always a pleasure to have him back.  Surprisingly, he was only in 6 episodes across the whole show’s run.  The last time we saw him was at his own wedding in season 7.

This little update is brought to you by the number 5.  That’s how many new promo photos we have for you today.  Count them.  1 promo photo.  2 promo photos.  3 promo photos.  4 promo photos.  5 promo photos.  Mwah ha ha ha.  And where will you find these new images?  Down Sesame Street of course.  Not really.  They’re in the Gallery as you already guessed :-)

You will notice in the photo shown above that the image was clearly supposed to be cropped before usage, as you can see the stage direction marks on the floor.  As they re-film the scene with the flashback actor in place (see below right) they have to match their movements and positions reasonably accurately to make the transitions look right.  TV magic.

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Cold Case S01E15 – Disco Inferno Promo Update

promo_001I don’t think I’d be speaking out of turn too say that ‘Disco Inferno’ is a firm fan favourite amongst Cold Case episodes.  Feel free to let me know either way with a comment below.

At episode 15 of season one the show was into its stride.  The format is bedded in, no doubt with changes implemented after viewer feedback from the early part of the season.  The flashbacks have developed in length and complexity.  Danny Pino is settled in as the new partner Scotty Valens.

It is one of the few episodes where we get to see Lilly enjoying herself.  ADA Kite takes her dancing and we get some lovely shots of that as well as Lilly’s sighting of ‘the ghost of victims past’.

This promo image upgrade post, part of the KM UK run through season one 15 years since first airing, involves two pictures.  The first (above) is a significant increase in image size.  The 2nd (below) is all new, and equally big.  Find them both in the Gallery.  I know, they are not of the disco scene :-(  Check out the screencaps in the gallery to re-live those memories.

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