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Cold Case S01E04 – Churchgoing People Promo Updates

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I think that ‘Churchgoing People’ really made it clear that Cold Case was not your typical cop show.

It didn’t end with the squad high-fiving and proclaiming ‘we got him’.  Yes, justice was done.  A long standing wrong was righted.  But you weren’t spoon-fed the classic ‘happily ever’ after ending.  The team used their detective skills to find the facts, but Lilly had to use her empathy as well as her powers of observation to get to the heart the case.

Anyway, this is the first in a new series of KM UK Gallery updates of promotional photos and stills from Cold Case.  This time we’re going by the original air date and adding 15 years.  I didn’t have anything new for episodes 1 to 3 so we start here.  There are many more to come.

Above you will see an enlarged image and a new one to the Gallery.

15 Years Old: Cold Case

CC_Titles_16On this date, the 28th of September, Cold Case premièred on CBS in the USA.  Of course, that particular 28th of that specific September was the one in 2003.

A whole 15 years ago.  If you’re not feeling old enough already then that fact will not help.  We must, however, mark the occasion so important in many people’s, including my own, our introduction to Kathryn Morris.  The show is instrumental in the existence of this very site.

We got to enjoy Kathryn and her colleagues across seven seasons of Cold Case but the powers that be didn’t know that in 2003.  As with any new show they put it out there hoping audiences will find it and connect with it sufficiently to return each week.  And they did, in their millions right to the end.

Sadly the show did come to a close in May 2010 after 156 episodes.

Happy Birthday Cold Case.

In the coming months I will be posting new and updated promotional and stills photographs from Cold Case episodes in time with their original airing dates.  Look out for the first set in a few weeks.

Cold Case Is 14 Today

CC_Titles_16Yes!  Nailed it!  I’ve remembered and got the right date for the first time in a few years.

The 28th of September is one of those key dates in the KM UK calendar.  In 2003 it was first time the world got to Look Again.  The first episode of Cold Case premièred that Sunday night on the CBS network in America.

Happy Birthday Cold Case.

The basic formula of investigating old unsolved cases was set from the beginning, but the Cold Case greatly expanded the flashback elements as that initial season progressed.  They became key to what made the show different from other procedurals, and no doubt added greatly to the cost and complexity of making each episode.  Two actors were often used to play the same character at different ages, and the sets needed to be changed to match the time periods too.

One significant change in the early season was the departure of actor Justin Chambers.  Justin played Chris Lassing, the detective paired with Kathryn’s Lilly Rush.  He only appeared in three of the first four episodes (Look Again, Gleen, and Churchgoing People).  The order the episodes were filmed may have been different from the order they were broadcast, explaining Justin’s absence from number three.  Justin went on to become a lead character in Grey’s Anatomy.  The hospital drama returns to TV tonight to start its 14th season.  In the coming months Justin will be celebrating his 300th episode of Grey’s.  One hundred times more than he did on Cold Case!  That’s quite a milestone.

Danny Pino as Scotty Valens was brought in as Lilly’s cop partner from episode five, so the decision to change was likely taken before Look Again first aired.  Danny remained for the rest of the show’s seven season run.

With all the remakes and ‘re-imaging’ going on in Hollywood these days it is surely time to get the old gang back together again (as I pondered HERE in July) or for a Cold Case: The Next Generation?

Cold Case Is 13 (and 1/365th)

CC_Titles_16To quote someone I gather is making headlines again:  Ooops, I’ve done it again  😯

For the second year running I’m a day late with this.  You really must point out these mistakes to me or I’ll never learn :-)

Yes, it was 13 years ago yesterday (28th September 2016) that Cold Case first hit the television screens of our American cousins.  The CBS ‘procedural’ started on that Sunday night with the episode “Look Again” and was followed by 155 more across seven seasons.

TV has moved on, the super heroes have made a come back for a start, and the stars of Cold Case have moved on.  More on that tomorrow.

We miss you.

Pick Free Cold Case In UK

CC_Titles_16Starting next Monday (11th Jan) the UK television channel Pick (previously known as Sky 3) will begin broadcasting Cold Case from the première episode Look Again.

Each weekday (Mon-Fri) morning at 9am, with a repeat at 5pm, the Pick station, which is freely available on all of the UK’s broadcast platforms (Freeview, Freesat, Sky satellite, and Virgin Media cable), will be showing an episode of the police procedural drama starring Kathryn, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford, and Thom Barry.  Danny Pino didn’t join the cast until episode 6, replacing Justin Chambers.  Tracie Thoms’ Kat Miller didn’t appear until season 3.

In a slight twist in the first week there are actually six episodes across the five days.  I presume that the content of Our Boy Is Back (ep 3) means that they can’t show it at 9am and have pulled it forward to 1am.  Episode 4 (Churchgoing People) follows at 9am.  This may happen again later in the series.  If it works as it is designed to be used then the ‘series link’ feature of most PVRs should record them all for you.

This is only the second proper post of the year on KM UK and both have been about Kathryn’s work appearing on the small screen in Great Britain and Northern Ireland.  I make no apologies for that.  This is KM UK after all :-)  Hopefully it gives those of you elsewhere in the world a bit of inspiration to seek out things like Cold Case.

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