History Series / ColdCase

24th Apr '17 8:05:29 PM MotiveFan
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* AgeAppropriateAngst: Highlighted when they confront the killer in "Honor". The man claims that he understood his victim's actions (He was a Vietnam POW [spoiler: who took early release and let the killer's father behind to die]) but the detectives point out that that is the perspective of an adult, which he very much wasn't at the time of the murder.

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* AgeAppropriateAngst: Highlighted when they confront the killer in "Honor". The man claims that he understood his victim's actions (He was a Vietnam POW [spoiler: [[spoiler: who took early release and let the killer's father behind to die]) die]]) but the detectives point out that that is the perspective of an a mature adult, which he very much wasn't at the time of the murder.
24th Apr '17 8:04:15 PM MotiveFan
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* AgeAppropriateAngst: Highlighted when they confront the killer in "Honor". The man claims that he understood his victim's actions (He was a Vietnam POW [spoiler: who took early release and let the killer's father behind to die]) but the detectives point out that that is the perspective of an adult, which he very much wasn't at the time of the murder.
21st Apr '17 9:41:38 AM DrOO7
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* HotGuyUglyWife: The handsome lothario in "Lonely Hearts" liked to court unattractive women, mostly because he knew they were so desperate they'd put up with his crap and therefore be easy to scam. But when his latest victim calls him out and instead of turning him in, suggests working with him and ratcheting up their schemes to include ''murder'', he seems downright turned on. When she herself is killed (not by him, ironically), he's so despondent that he never takes up with another partner and years later finally kills himself while watching a videotape that she made, implying that in his own bizarre way, he genuinely fell in love with her.

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* HotGuyUglyWife: The handsome lothario in "Lonely Hearts" liked to court unattractive women, mostly because he knew they were so desperate they'd put up with his crap and therefore be easy to scam. But when his latest victim calls him out and instead of turning him in, suggests working with him and ratcheting up their schemes to include ''murder'', he seems downright turned on. When she herself is killed (not by him, ironically), he's so despondent that he never takes up with another partner and years later finally kills himself while watching a videotape that she made, implying that in his own bizarre way, he genuinely fell in love with her.


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* IncriminatingIndifference: Vera became suspicious of the victim's boyfriend in "Our Boy Is Back" after noticing that the man was rude and hostile when being questioned and refused to cooperate by taking a DNA test. While not illegal, it's in Stark contrast to how a grieving boyfriend would act. Ironically, the man was innocent.
20th Apr '17 9:09:34 PM RoseAndHeather
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* TwirlOfLove: In the episode "The Road", when [[spoiler:the victim]] is [[spoiler:reunited with her fiance]] after [[spoiler:she's found alive by Lilly]], he greets her with one of these -- set to the strains of Music/OneRepublic's "Come Home". It's ''adorable''.
18th Apr '17 10:17:34 AM juniperlove15
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** Ditto for the killer in "The Key".



** The killer in "The Key" [[spoiler: who was just a lonely teenager whose [[ParentalNeglect parents barely seemed to acknowledge his existence]]. His only friend was his ''fathers mistress'' with whom he's tasked with chauffeuring around. Even she winds up [[DirtyOldWoman using him to make his father jealous]] leaving Jed confused about his feelings for her, which results in his accidently stabbing her]].



%%** The serial killer from "It Takes a Village" and the one from "Sabotage".

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%%** ** The serial killer from "It Takes a Village" and the one from "Sabotage".
16th Apr '17 12:59:33 PM nombretomado
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* RippedFromTheHeadlines: A number of episodes are based on real life cases, and many others, while not referencing a specific case, do reference the hot-button social issues of the time -- the AIDs crisis, the Vietnam War, Women's liberation, the dot-com bubble, the SpaceRace and so on. [[RippedFromTheHeadlines/ColdCase Has its own page.]]

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* RippedFromTheHeadlines: A number of episodes are based on real life cases, and many others, while not referencing a specific case, do reference the hot-button social issues of the time -- the AIDs crisis, the Vietnam War, Women's liberation, the dot-com bubble, the SpaceRace UsefulNotes/TheSpaceRace and so on. [[RippedFromTheHeadlines/ColdCase Has its own page.]]
6th Apr '17 6:10:35 PM Gosicrystal
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18th Mar '17 8:59:17 PM DrOO7
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* BalletEpisode: "Shuffle, Ball Change"
15th Mar '17 8:27:54 PM H8FearADRLuv
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* BitchInSheepsClothing: Anybody from the killer to the [[AssholeVictim victim]] to [[TheScrappy any suspect in between]].
** The killer in [[spoiler: "Gleen". Being a retired firefighter and caring father makes for fine sheep clothing. But underneath, he's a controlling, overbearing monster who scared off his last two wives and [[DivorceRequiresDeath killed his third wife, the victim]], with a bomb he planted.]]
** In [[SpoilerTitle Episode 9 of Season 1]], we have [[spoiler: Sherry Fox. Outide: A beautiful, caring young woman who loved her boyfriend. Inside:[[BreadMilkEggsSquick Con-Artist, Gold-digger, Murderer]].]]
** [[StealthPun In "Justice"]], we have the victim Mike Delaney, a handsome college student with good grades, [[TheCasanova a 'Casanova']], made valedictorian at graduation, and a charitable member of the meals on wheels. But [[BrokenPedestal all that goes out the window]] once you learn he was a [[AssholeVictim serial rapist in life]].



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** [[spoiler: Deconstructed when you have a pedophilic social worker named Josh ''Freely'' who [[StealthPun freely]] abuses his power over single mothers and their daughters.]]
** [[spoiler: Not surprising that woman named Sherry [[CunningLikeAFox Fox]] would turn out to be a con-artist.]]
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