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* ADayInTheLimelight: The whole main cast tends to be pretty well served in every episode, although Boyd is consistently the main character, but stick around long enough on the Cold Case Squad and you'll get one or two of these. Spence gets this in "Final Cut" and "Cold Fusion", Mel in "Fugue States", Grace in "Straw Dog" and "Solidarity", and Eve in "Pietà" and "Substitute".


* CarCushion: In season four [[spoiler: Mel Silver]] is pushed over a balcony of a high-rise flat by a deranged killer and lands on the windscreen of Boyd and Graces car, dying instantly.

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* CarCushion: In season four [[spoiler: Mel Silver]] is pushed over a balcony of a high-rise flat by a deranged killer and lands on the windscreen of Boyd and Graces Grace's car, dying instantly.


* TheLabRat: Eve Lockhart, with a collection of wonderful analysis tools that puts the CSIVerse to shame. Well, until [[Series/{{CSINY}} the New York lot]] got that hologram corpse thing.

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* TheLabRat: Eve Lockhart, with a collection of wonderful analysis tools that puts the CSIVerse Series/CSIVerse to shame. Well, until [[Series/{{CSINY}} the New York lot]] got that hologram corpse thing.


* RevisitingTheColdCase: The premise of the series.



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** Quite a few murderers were this as well, though the worst would probably be [[spoiler: Adam Duke]] from the season 4 finale, whose actions directly result in the death of [[spoiler: Mel Silver]]. But he ends up getting off with no punishment of any kind after killing his girlfriend, who was the only witness and evidence in the crime.

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** Quite a few of the murderers were this as well, though the worst would probably be [[spoiler: Adam Duke]] from the season 4 finale, whose actions directly result in the death of [[spoiler: Mel Silver]]. But he ends up getting off with no punishment of any kind after killing his girlfriend, who was the only witness and evidence in the crime.


** Quite a few murderers ended up getting off scott free with no comeuppance as well, though the worst would probably be [[spoiler: Adam Duke]] from the season 4 finale, whose actions directly result in the death of [[spoiler: Mel Silver]] but ends up getting off with no punishment of any kind after killing his girlfriend who was the only witness and evidence in the crime.

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** Quite a few murderers ended up getting off scott free with no comeuppance were this as well, though the worst would probably be [[spoiler: Adam Duke]] from the season 4 finale, whose actions directly result in the death of [[spoiler: Mel Silver]] but Silver]]. But he ends up getting off with no punishment of any kind after killing his girlfriend girlfriend, who was the only witness and evidence in the crime.


* DownerEnding: Quite a number of the cases end horribly for everyone involved. This sometimes spills over into

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* DownerEnding: Quite a number of the cases end horribly for everyone involved. This sometimes spills over into onto the team as well, such as the season 4 finale.

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* DownerEnding: Quite a number of the cases end horribly for everyone involved. This sometimes spills over into


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**Quite a few murderers ended up getting off scott free with no comeuppance as well, though the worst would probably be [[spoiler: Adam Duke]] from the season 4 finale, whose actions directly result in the death of [[spoiler: Mel Silver]] but ends up getting off with no punishment of any kind after killing his girlfriend who was the only witness and evidence in the crime.


* TheLabRat: Eve Lockhart, with a collection of wonderful analysis tools that puts the CSIVerse to shame. Well, until [[CSINewYork the New York lot]] got that hologram corpse thing.

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* TheLabRat: Eve Lockhart, with a collection of wonderful analysis tools that puts the CSIVerse to shame. Well, until [[CSINewYork [[Series/{{CSINY}} the New York lot]] got that hologram corpse thing.


* HeyItsThatGuy:
** If you look carefully in ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'', the actress who plays Stella Goodman makes a cameo as a news reporter (it's just after the Miami scene).
** Michelle Forbes of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' fame turned up in one story.
** So did stage actress Creator/KateFleetwood, who played Mary Cattermole in ''Film/HarryPotter''.
** Julian Glover (from ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'') appears in "The Hardest Word" [[spoiler: as the killer]], and his co-star Michael Byrne appears in "In the Sight of the Lord" [[spoiler: also as the killer]].



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* FreudianExcuse: The killer in the pilot.



* MommyIssues: The killer in the pilot.


* HeyItsThatGuy: If you look carefully in ''Film/CasinoRoyale'', the actress who plays Stella Goodman makes a cameo as a news reporter (it's just after the Miami scene).

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* HeyItsThatGuy: HeyItsThatGuy:
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If you look carefully in ''Film/CasinoRoyale'', ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'', the actress who plays Stella Goodman makes a cameo as a news reporter (it's just after the Miami scene).



** Julian Glover (from ''IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'') appears in "The Hardest Word" [[spoiler: as the killer]], and his co-star Michael Byrne appears in "In the Sight of the Lord" [[spoiler: also as the killer]].

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** Julian Glover (from ''IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'') ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'') appears in "The Hardest Word" [[spoiler: as the killer]], and his co-star Michael Byrne appears in "In the Sight of the Lord" [[spoiler: also as the killer]].


British crime drama running from 2000 (pilot) to 2011. The ninth and final series recently finished broadcasting.

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British crime drama running from 2000 (pilot) to 2011. The ninth and final series recently finished broadcasting.
2011 for nine series.


* ShellShockedVeteran: The victim in "Burned Out" was a soldier that came a bit touched from TheFalklandsWar, then became a war reporter and went full over the edge after covering TheYugoslavWars.

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* ShellShockedVeteran: The victim in "Burned Out" was a soldier that came a bit touched from TheFalklandsWar, UsefulNotes/TheFalklandsWar, then became a war reporter and went full over the edge after covering TheYugoslavWars.UsefulNotes/TheYugoslavWars.

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