Cold Case

Cold Case
Wednesday 30 January, 8.30pm

Detective Lilly Rush (Kathryn Morris) of the Philadelphia homicide squad works on ‘cold cases’ – crimes that have never been solved. She reopens dormant, unsolved murders that occurred years or even decades ago. By interrogating witnesses whose lives and circumstances have since changed and making use of today’s new science, she finds fresh clues to cases once thought unsolvable.

Rush realises that there are always consequences to delving into the past, namely that her work will open old wounds and may lead suspects to commit new crimes. Nevertheless, Rush makes it her business to ensure that no victim is ever forgotten.
After four seasons playing the driven detective on Cold Case tonight at 8.30pm on TV ONE, Kathryn Morris has settled into the role of Lilly Rush. She admits that despite being tough and smart, her character is deeply insecure and afraid of commitment: “Being a workaholic cold case cop, working with dead people, makes it a lot easier for her to be detached, really. And she’s with a bunch of guys. It’s macho work. They’re not expecting her to get all warm and fuzzy.”

The bunch of guys Lilly works with are part of the success of the show. Her co-stars in the squad room – John Finn ( The Human Stain and Dawson’s Creek), Jeremy Rachford (NYPD Blue and The Practice), Thom Barry ( Curb Your Enthusiasm and The West Wing) and Danny Pino (The Shield) – are all seasoned professionals who have starred in many varied roles. “They are the best,” Morris enthuses. “I honestly can say that I could not have picked four better guys to spend my years with. We’re very close. We’ve got each others’ backs as actors and as people. They’re all truly in it for the right reason – meaning the acting. They’re friendships that will last a lifetime. That’s very rare in this business, and extremely rare in a series. Everybody’s kind of grown up on the show.”

She admits they are also very generous about her starring role. “They really treat me with a lot of respect. They let me be the quarterback. They’re gracious about it and there’s nobody who’s prouder of them when I throw them the ball and they’re in the end zone with a touchdown.”

In the fifth season premiere, Rush returns to work several weeks after being shot. She tries to convince her boss – and herself – that she’s emotionally ready to spearhead the reopening of a 1994 case in which three boys were beaten to death and two teenage outcasts may have been wrongly imprisoned for the crime.

California Blazes Disrupt ’24,’ ‘Cold Case’ Production.

The raging wildfires that forced the evacuations of a million people in southern California are disrupting the production of several TV shows.

“24” was scheduled to film scenes featuring star Kiefer Sutherland at the Marine Corps Air Station El Toro near Irvine on Monday and Tuesday. Sutherland was on the set in one of the base’s hangars when filming was canceled at 7:30 a.m. Monday because of health reasons; the cast and crew had blurry eyes and difficulty breathing and were coughing from the smoke.

The show’s producers scrambled to get other actors not scheduled to work Monday to go to the show’s stages, where they were joined by Sutherland and the crew to shoot shorter scenes that don’t require extensive preparation.

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Channel Premiere: Cold Case

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Detective Lilly Rush (Kathryn Morris) works on ‘cold cases’ for the Philadelphia Police Department, reopening dormant, unsolved homicides that occurred years or even decades ago, to divulge fresh clues to crimes once thought to be unsolvable, in the absorbing and fascinating drama series.

Cold Case Wednesday 18 July, 9.30pm

In the season four finale of ‘Cold Case’, a hostage situation erupts in the Philadelphia police department. The team must negotiate quickly before they lose one of their own.

Wednesday 7 February, 8.30pm

Smart and driven Lilly Rush (Kathryn Morris) is a female detective in the Philadelphia homicide squad. She works on “Cold Cases”, reopening the unsolved homicides that have been left dormant for years, or even decades.

Intrigued by new challenges Rush interrogates witnesses whose lives and circumstances have since changed, makes use of today’s new science, and finds fresh clues to cases once thought unsolvable. Enlisting advice from her respected mentor, Lieutenant John Stillman (John Finn), and Detective Will Jeffries (Thom Barry) she makes it her business to ensure no victim is ever forgotten. Also on the team are Detective Nick Vera (Jeremy Ratchford); Detective Scotty Valens (Danny Pino); and relative newcomer Kat Miller (Tracie Thoms).

The season premiere sees the reopening of a 1995 case involving two teenage boys who committed suicide after going on a murderous rampage at a local mall. When a videotape of the shooting is discovered hidden in an air vent in the mall, Rush and the team notice that the third shooter managed to leave the crime scene by pretending to be a survivor.