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Cold Case Cast Catch-up – April 2020

tracie_thoms_001_430x180The lockdowns are really starting to have an impact on the business we call show, as the pre-studio closure work has been broadcast and there is increasingly nothing new to replace it with.  Some formats, such as chat shows, have been able to work around the limitations but the traditional drama series really can’t.  As such there is going to be little to talk about in these monthly updates as the current situation goes on.  We will continue to bring you news of the other Cold Case cast members work as best we can.

In circumstances like these we need to cling on to those that we can most rely on to be there for us.  For the KM UK CCCC-up that person is Tracie Thoms (Kat Miller in CC).  Every month, almost without fail, she gives us something to talk about.  Often multiple things.  This April is no exception.

Two of weeks ago now Tracie reprised her role as Dr. Diane Lewis in the Grey’s Anatomy spin-off Station 19, which is set in a fire station.  As previously reported Tracie first appeared in this ABC drama three episodes earlier.  In that one Dr Diane was in pretty much every scene as show spoke to various members of the fire fighting crew.  Second time around the role looks to be a little smaller.

In a couple of days (2nd of May) Tracie re-reprises her guest starring role on the show that covers multiple emergency services: 9-1-1.  This episode is the penultimate in the season and is the first of a two parter to end the run.  A big draw for many fans will be the return of actress Connie Britton (Spin City) who lead the first season but seemed to make an abrupt exit.  Jennifer Love Hewitt (The Client List) was brought in as a new character to replace her for season two.

For a little variety Tracie also recently took part in a discussion with Mia Schachter in a podcast called ‘Share The Load’.  Look for it on your podcast app of choice.

After a great showing (beards excepted) last month we have been let down by the gents this time.  Instead we have to look two ladies that appear less regularly but we like to mention when we can as they played a significant role in the making of Cold Case.

Despite the issues the world faces, April saw the launch of the mobile only short form video application Quibi.  Some might say this was in fact the perfect time to do so.  Veena Sud (writer and director on CC and The Killing), as we’ve talked about several times before on this site, created The Stranger for the platform.  Maika Monroe (Independence Day: Resurgence) is Clare, who becomes an Uber (or similar) driver in LA to make some money whilst working on becoming a writer, when she meets her latest fare played by Dane DeHaan (The Amazing Spider-Man 2).  Things take a turn, and not just the car.  The reception to the 13 part seems largely positive.  The one rule the platform seems to have is that each video can be no longer than 10 minutes.  So, The Stranger is a two hour long thriller.

To finish up this month we must make mention of Cold Case creator Meredith Stiehm.  She was heavily involved in the earlier stages of the long running drama series Homeland, which just reached its series finale (not quite in the UK).  Meredith wrote 10 episodes and executive produced on over 40.  More recently she’s been involved in the Writers Guild Of America, who have been battling legal issues with talent agencies, and we await further news on a show called The Banker’s Wife which we’re reported on a couple of times before (here & here).  As the first news broke in September 2018 and here we are not far from two years later you can see how slowly these things work sometimes.

Cold Case S02E20 – Kensington Promo Updates

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This seems like a very appropriate set of images for the times we are living in.

Back in early Cold Case season one we had the episode ‘Sherry Darlin’.  In it James Hogan confessed to a murder that the squad determined he didn’t do.  He was locked up for being an accomplice in the crime with his then girlfriend, and actual murderer, Sherry.  What do you mean ‘spoiler alert’.  It’s been over 15 years!

It is not uncommon for TV cop shows to bring back killers seen previously but this was a little different.  In ‘Kensington’ James has contacted Lilly, who he clearly formed a bond with, to give information on another crime.  A relative of his died in 1985 and during a group counselling session, another inmate mentions something confesses to a minor crime which changes the course of events.

So, on the 24th April 2005 we first got to see Lilly and Scotty visit James in prison, something Scotty is less than happy about, not least because it was a long journey.  Our promo photo updates are taken from those scenes.  The first new image is not so new, but seeing as it is quite a different colouration and cropping, I thought it would be best to leave the original as well.

The 4 new photos are now in the KM UK Gallery.

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Self Illustrating

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Just thought I’d throw this out there to help with all the isolating (self- or otherwise) and lockdowns that are happening around the world at the moment.  It is a difficult time for a lot of people.

What about filling some of your spare time, or keep the kids busy for a while, with some fan art creation?

The KM UK Gallery has thousands of event photos, promo photos, posters and screencaps available to you for use in your own compositions.  Obviously Kathryn is the main focus but Cold Case in general features a huge amount.  I hear that rainbows are being used a lot of add colour to our lives.  If you need any help finding something then please contact me and I will do what I can.

In the years I’ve been running this site I’ve learnt that many of you are very talented artists.  We’ve showcased many pieces of work generously donated by you in the Fan Art section of the Gallery.  There are well over 700 items there already.  Wallpapers, banners, avatars, drawings, and even videos feature.  The lovely banner above by Kareen T is a randomly selected example to illustrate this post.

Of course, if you do create something it would be great to share them with the world on our little corner of the Internet.

Cold Case S02E19 – Strange Fruit Promo Updates

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Come on people!  You know the drill:  2 metres apart!

1963.  Remember then.  My guess is that most of you reading this (and the one writing it I hasten to add!) don’t.  Well, Will Jeffries (Thom Barry) in Cold Case does.  It was the year of his first murder… case.  He didn’t commit it!  As a young boy he found a body.  Can Lilly and the squad solve the case after all this time?  I think we all know the answer to that one.

15 years ago today (3rd April) the Cold Case episode ‘Strange Fruit’ aired for the first time in America.  To mark the occasion, as part of KM UK’s fifteen years later series, we have three new promo photos from the show to bring to you.  Find them all in Gallery.

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Cold Case Cast Catch-up – March 2020

tracie_thoms_001_430x180Things around the world are challenging at the moment for everyone.  The situation has already caused the pretty much complete shutdown of Hollywood so TV and film production has ceased.  This will inevitably impact future KM UK CCCC-ups covering the careers of the other Cold Case cast.  So, we will make the most of them when we can.

After last month’s change of pace, starting with one of our less regular customers (Jeremy Ratchford) we’re back to normal service with Tracie Thoms (Kat Miller in CC).  In February we mentioned Tracie guest starring in a show I knew nothing about: Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt For The Bone Collector.  Turns out Tracie donned the FBI badge again in mid-March, reprising her role as Agent Cutter.  I’m confident that Tracie won’t be back again on the show soon, because that second episode was the first of a double that night to mark the end of the season.

News of a guest role like would often be enough for one month, but that’s not the way that Tracie operates.  Oh, no.  Another show I was not aware of is Station 19.  It has been around for a couple of years and is a spin-off from the hospital drama Grey’s Anatomy, this time set in a fire station.  Jaina Lee Ortiz (Rosewood), Jason George (Grey’s Anatomy), and Miguel Sandoval (Medium) are amongst the stars.  Tracie appeared in the 10th episode of season 3, that aired last Thursday (26th March) on the ABC network.  By the look of it this was not the normal brief appearance.  Tracie was a significant role that meant Tracie was on screen for much of the duration.  She played a psychologist (Dr. Diane Lewis) that came in to talk to the crew after a series of traumatic events.

One thing we would never say to Tracie is “curb your enthusiasm.”  She might say it to us as at the beginning of March she guest starred in an episode of the long running comedy show Curb Your Enthusiasm.  Tracie worked under the moniker of Female Traveller.

And, we’re not finished with Tracie yet.  A few times in recent CCCC-ups we’ve talked about the movie Straight Up.  It came out in the US at the very end of February, but Tracie was doing some publicity into March.  On the 6th she showed up on the KTLA 5 station Morning News show.  You can watch her interview on YouTube HERE.

John Finn (John Stillman in CC) saw is time on the The Walking Dead come to an end.  We reported previously John being in the upcoming 12th episode on the 15th of March.  As it turns out he was also on the show the week before.  However, is was number 12 that saw his dramatic demise.  As we saw on Cold Case, John can do noble characters very well, must be why we often see him in uniform.  In this case whilst helping to protect a group of children John’s Earl character was attacked by some of the titular creatures and did his best to make sure he didn’t harm the children in his altered state.

danny_pino_instagram_001_20200306We don’t have any specific updates to report on new works by Danny Pino (Scotty Valens in CC), Jeremy Ratchford (Nick Vera in CC), or Thom Barry (Will Jeffries in CC).

What we do have is a 3-for-1 deal photograph.  Early this month Danny ran into two of his old Cold Case colleagues and posted a picture of them together.  You can see the image in its original setting on Danny’s Instagram HERE (a copy is in the KM UK Gallery too).  I guess Danny didn’t have time to grow a grey beard.  Typical :-)

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