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: 9 November 2003
Date of Crime: June 20, 1981
Previous: The Runner
Next: A Time to Hate

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A petty crook, Ricky (Tim deZarn), hoping 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 (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"

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