When an old truck containing human bones is pulled from the Delaware River, the team re-opens the case of a missing and possibly murdered girl who disappeared unexpectedly in 1932.
Detectives Rush and Valens discover that the truck was owned by a 1930s era bootlegger during Prohibition, prompting an investigation that leads to the supposedly dead sister of the vehicle's owner, and the revelation of a long-buried love affair.
- Kathryn Morris as Lilly Rush
- Danny Pino as Scotty Valens
- John Finn as John Stillman
- Jeremy Ratchford as Nick Vera
- Thom Barry as Will Jeffries
- Piper Laurie as Rose Collins (2005)
- Tom Bower as Curtis Collins (2005)
- Marla Gibbs as Little Georgie (2005)
- Samantha Streets as Rose Collins (1932)
- Tessa Thompson as Billie Ducette
- Tom Wright as Winsor "Doc Win" Watson
- This is the third oldest case in the series, and the oldest case in this season
- Michael Levine's composition "Best Friends" is featured throughout the episode. In the closing sequence, an original poem is heard over the score. The song can be found on the Cold Case soundtrack.
- Nobody gets arrested in this episode, since the death was ruled as an accident.
- This episode won a GLAAD Media Award.
- Debut of Tessa Thompson.
- Will Jeffries turns 60 in this episode. This contradicts the episode Strange Fruit, where his age is worked out to be 54.
- The episode begins with the usual disclaimer "The following story is fictional and does not depict any actual person or event", however the episode does depict an actual person: Billie Holiday.
- Ethel Waters with Ben Slavin "I Got Rhythm"
- Billie Holiday "Trav'lin All Alone"
- Ivie Anderson with Duke Ellington "It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)"
- Bessie Smith "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out"
- Closing song: Michael A. Levine "Best Friends"