History YMMV / ColdCase

15th May '18 5:37:06 AM jormis29
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** Not that it is very important, but [[Film/BackToTheFuture Thomas F. Wilson]] plays a person of interest in an episode about the 1973 murder of a college student... who was already 'old' in 1973, and died before the investigation was reopened in the mid-2000s.

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** Not that it is very important, but [[Film/BackToTheFuture Thomas F. Wilson]] Creator/ThomasFWilson plays a person of interest in an episode about the 1973 murder of a college student... who was already 'old' in 1973, and died before the investigation was reopened in the mid-2000s.
12th May '18 5:37:24 AM HighfalutinQuelea
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** The victim in "That Woman" [[following her friend into the woods despite discovering they all planned to kill her]].

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** The victim in "That Woman" [[following [[spoiler:following her friend into the woods despite discovering they all planned to kill her]].
12th May '18 5:36:44 AM HighfalutinQuelea
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** The AssholeVictim in "Justice" taunting [[spoiler:the younger brother of the girl he raped while he]] was holding him at gunpoint.
** The victim in "That Woman" [[following her friend into the woods despite discovering they all planned to kill her]].
** The victim in "The Promise" following her friend back into the house, despite the {{Jerkass}} frat boys still being in there and having [[spoiler:suggested burning the house down in revenge for their humiliation.]]
3rd May '18 7:31:32 AM Erin582
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** The head bow of the victim in "Maternal Instincts" before her ghost fades away; was it done in disappointment over her [[spoiler: kidnapped]] son [[spoiler: being reunited with with biological family]] or [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone shame over her past actions and behavior]] that led to her death and caused his subsequent particularly unhappy life?



** Frankie Rafferty.
** Moe Kitchener also seems to have very few fans even for a villain, owing largely to [[ArcFatigue his arc being dragged out]].

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** Frankie Rafferty.
Rafferty due to her and Scotty's relationship causing a RomanticPlotTumor of season 6, the reveal that she was [[spoiler: cheating with him on her not-quite-yet divorced husband]] and pulling in mounds of TheUnfairSex to not answer for it.
** Moe Kitchener also seems to have very few fans even for a villain, owing largely to his HateSink personality and [[ArcFatigue his arc being dragged out]].



** "Breaking News" and "The Dealer", two episodes from season six, had storylines where the female victim who in spite of being competent in their respective fields (of journalism and car salesman), were still in a sexist world and threatened by their male counterparts. Obviously, it would make perfect sense to let said sexist coworkers be the culprits (particularly in the latter episode, [[LaserGuidedKarma where it would have paid to see virtually any of those assholes be the doer]]), yet they pulled a out of left field and rather convoluted twist that left viewers unsatisfied. To wit [[spoiler: reporter's ''non-sexist mentor'' killed her due to her finding out about some corruption at a nuclear waste station he knew about and wanting to report on it and the car salesman's [[UnintentionallyUnsympathetic "sympathetic"]] coworker, an older gentleman who's not treated any better on the job than she is, killed her in the heat of the moment.]]

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** "Breaking News" and "The Dealer", two episodes from season six, had storylines where the female victim who in spite of being competent in their respective fields (of journalism and car salesman), were still in a sexist world and threatened by their male counterparts. Obviously, it would make perfect sense to let said sexist coworkers be the culprits (particularly in the latter episode, [[LaserGuidedKarma where it would have paid to see virtually any of those assholes be the doer]]), yet they pulled a out of left field and rather convoluted twist that left viewers unsatisfied. To wit , [[spoiler: the reporter's ''non-sexist mentor'' ''non-sexist'' mentor killed her due to her finding out about some corruption at a nuclear waste station he knew about and wanting to report on it and the car salesman's [[UnintentionallyUnsympathetic "sympathetic"]] coworker, an older gentleman who's not treated any better on the job than she is, killed her in the heat of the moment.]]
1st May '18 11:38:22 AM StFan
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: A number of the one-off victims have small fanbases of their own, particularly Sean "Coop" Cooper (''Forever Blue'') and Carrie Swett (''That Woman'').
** Even if the killers on the show, particularly the SerialKiller{{s}}, mostly manage to avert being [[EvilIsCool portrayed in a positive light]], George Marks is considered the most memorable. His ruthlessness, ability to actually outwit the detectives and being [[PlayingAgainstType played by]] the quirky [[Series/StarTrekEnterprise John Billingsley]] made him a standout character and a villain that the show later continuously tried (and failed) to recreate.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: EnsembleDarkhorse:
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A number of the one-off victims have small fanbases of their own, particularly Sean "Coop" Cooper (''Forever Blue'') and Carrie Swett (''That Woman'').
** Even if the killers on the show, particularly the SerialKiller{{s}}, {{Serial Killer}}s, mostly manage to avert being [[EvilIsCool portrayed in a positive light]], George Marks is considered the most memorable. His ruthlessness, ability to actually outwit the detectives and being [[PlayingAgainstType played by]] the quirky [[Series/StarTrekEnterprise John Billingsley]] made him a standout character and a villain that the show later continuously tried (and failed) to recreate.
22nd Apr '18 12:48:14 PM Mrs.Barch
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** While Tina Bream guilt tripping her husband for the kidnapping of their son even though everything from his kidnapping to them being unable to retrieve him was entirely her fault would make UnintentionallyUnsympathetic. What crosses her over to this is that she was told exactly how to find her son, but since it involved going to a pedo site she waited for her husband to do it so she wouldnít be implemented in a crime. When they found out he was dead after convincing her husband into killing the kidnapper she continued to guilt trip eventually turning him into a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds.


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** The mothers Sandra Riley and Tina Bream from ''Revenge''. One blatantly ignored her husband molesting her son as well as kidnapping other kids to molest because she enjoyed being HotGuyUglyWife. While she eventually felt guilty it was only after the boy was killed and even then she never went to the police. While the other constantly enjoys PlayingTheVictimCard repeating blaming others for her sonís death eventhough both his kidnapping and their failing to retrieve him was entirely her fault. Not to mention causing her husband to be consumed by guilt.


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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Ken Bream consumed by guilt because his wife kept blaming him for their sonís kidnapping allowed her to convince him to murder the man they thought was responsible for his death.
16th Apr '18 10:09:50 PM jormis29
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** ''Creatures of the Night'': it's not even a spoiler that [[CastingGag Barry Bostwick did it]].

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** ''Creatures of the Night'': it's not even a spoiler that Creator/BarryBostwick [[CastingGag Barry Bostwick did it]].
14th Apr '18 5:19:47 AM Erin582
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** "Schadenfreude" had a storyline with the wife of a prominent surgeon being killed in her home and the potential of a viable and unique suspect in the widow of a patient that died on the doctor's watch due to medical error. Instead, they just went with the lazy (and ''seriously'' overdone) [[spoiler: the best friend did it out of jealousy]] plotline.
** "Breaking News" and "The Dealer", two episodes from season six, had storylines where the female victim who in spite of being competent in their respective fields (of journalism and car salesman), were still in a sexist world and threatened by their male counterparts. Obviously, it would make perfect sense to let said sexist coworkers be the culprits (particularly in the latter episode, [[LaserGuidedKarma where it would have paid to see virtually any of those assholes be the doer]]), yet they pulled a out of left field and rather convoluted twist that left viewers unsatisfied. To wit [[spoiler: reporter's ''non-sexist mentor'' killed her due to her finding out about some corruption at a nuclear waste station he knew about and wanting to report on it and the car salesman's [[UnintentionallyUnsympathetic "sympathetic"]] coworker, an older gentleman who's not treated any better on the job than she is, killed her in the heat of the moment.]]
9th Apr '18 1:30:41 PM Pichu-kun
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* AcceptableLifestyleTargets: Jocks tend to be depicted as little more than sociopathic [[{{Manchild}} manchildren.]]

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Jocks tend to be depicted as little more than sociopathic [[{{Manchild}} manchildren.]]



** The victim in ''Boy Crazy'' - UsefulNotes/{{transgender}}, or just a {{tomboy}}?

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** The victim in ''Boy Crazy'' - UsefulNotes/{{transgender}}, {{transgender}}, or just a {{tomboy}}?
6th Apr '18 4:04:28 AM HighfalutinQuelea
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* CrowningMomentOfFunny: In "Andy in C Minor", when Jeffries reads Carlos' text message about Vera's ASL, it's funny to imagine the first message says "You're signing 'socks'". And the second time? "You're signing '[[MemeticMutation Steal socks]]'".


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** Averted in ''A Dollar A Dream'' and ''Libertyville'', neither Jenifer Lawrence nor Harve Presnell murdered the victims.
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