The Lost Soul Of Herman Lester
Cold Case S01E17 The Lost Soul of Herman Lester

Season : 1
Episode: 17
Directed by: Tim Matheson
Written by: Sean Whitesell
Production Number: 176714
Airdate: 14 March 2004
Date of Crime: 11 March 1987
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When the son of a murdered high-school basketball star receives a death threat, Rush and Valens reopen the 1987 case of Herman Lester who was stabbed to death only hours after leading his team to win the state championship.


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  • During the ending scene, Herman's son Ray looks proudly to his father's jersey. In the next shot, Herman's apparition takes Ray's place, and he points at Lily as a way of showing thanks for solving his murder. Lily proceeds to wink at him as the episode fades to black.


  • Aerosmith & Run-D.M.C. "Walk this Way"
  • Cameo "Word Up"
  • Peter Gabriel "Big Time"
  • Mase "Niggaz Wanna Act"
  • Salt-N-Pepa "Push It"
  • Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush "Don't Give Up"
  • Closing Song: Bruce Springsteen "Walk Like a Man"

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