Love Conquers Al
Cold Case S01E06 Love Conquers Al

Season : 1
Episode: 6
Directed by: Greg Yaitanes
Written by: Kim Newton
Production Number: 176706
Airdate: November 9, 2003
Date of Crime: June 20, 1981
Previous: The Runner
Next: A Time to Hate

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A petty crook, Ricky Stockvis (Tim deZarn) to get a reduced sentence, relates witnessing a young man washing blood out of his car the night a teen track runner was murdered. The young athlete, Paige Pratt (Summer Glau), was found shot, and her boyfriend Al Clarkson (Dylan Cope/Doug Kruse) was originally imprisoned for the crime. Meanwhile, Lilly is assigned a new partner: a cocky, young up-and-comer named Scotty Valens.



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  • Danny Pino joins the cast as Scotty Valens
  • First appearance of Josh Hopkins as ADA Jason Kite.
  • This episode marks the first time that a closed case (as opposed to an unsolved case) is reopened, and a wrongly convicted individual exonerated as a result.
  • Al's lawyer's was mentioned as being named Rudy Tanner. There was also a character named Rudy Tanner in the episode "Revenge". (Presumably, they are not the same person).
  • This episode is loosely based on the 1995 murder of Adrianne Jones by Diane Zamora and David Graham.
  • In the beginning of the episode when Ricky is being interviewed, Mitchell Bayes's box can be seen in the background.


  • REO Speedwagon "Keep on Lovin' You"
  • Men at Work "Who Can It Be Now?"
  • Foreigner "Urgent"
  • Styx "The Best of Times"
  • Kim Carnes "Bette Davis Eyes"
  • Air Supply "Every Woman in the World"
  • Closing Song: Billy Joel "She's Got a Way"