8 Years
Cold Case S03E11 8 Years

Season : 3
Episode: 11
Directed by: Mark Pellington
Written by: Meredith Stiehm
Production Number:
Airdate: 8 January 2006
Date of Crime: January 1988
Previous: Frank's Best
Next: Detention

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Four close high school friends each went their separate ways in 1980. Eight years later, in 1988, one of them was murdered. The homicide team receives a tip about the murder, prompting a re-investigation of the case and an examination of the friends' lives, hopes and dreams after high school.



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Guest CastEdit



  • The production team later revealed that this was a rare case of the script being written around the music, instead of the other way around. When they received clearance for an all-Springsteen episode, they came up with twists and turns in the four friend's story based on the lyrics and subjects of the various songs.[1]
  • Paige Pratt and Jeff Kern's case boxes are visible when Lilly and Jeffries review Clem's case.


Bruce Springsteen music used throughout the episode.

  • "No Surrender"
  • "Bobby Jean"
  • "Brilliant Disguise"
  • "Glory Days"
  • "I'm On Fire"
  • "Drive All Night"
  • "Stolen Car"
  • "Atlantic City"
  • Closing Song: "One Step Up"

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