Cold Case S04E21 Torn

Season : 4
Episode: 21
Directed by: Kevin Bray
Written by: Tyler Bensinger
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Airdate: 8 April 2007
Date of Crime: 23 June 1919
Previous: Stand Up and Holler
Next: Cargo

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Lilly and the squad take on their oldest case yet, when they're asked to look into the case of a young woman who was killed in her parents' home in 1919. The discover she'd become involved in the suffragettes' movement, campaigning for votes for women, which put her at odds with the rest of her family. Meanwhile, Lilly finds out that her mother's latest marriage has failed and she's resumed drinking.



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  • At 88 years old, this is easily the oldest case featured on the series to date. It's 11 years older than the second-oldest case (and previous record holder) in "Beautiful Little Fool", a 77-year-old case from 1929 solved in 2006. In both cases, everyone involved had since died except for an elderly woman, who was a little girl at the time, who unwittingly gives a clue to the killer's identity. Also, in both cases, the now-deceased killer had left a voice recording confessing their actions. Both episodes also feature a subplot involving Lilly's mother.
  • Several characters talk about the ratification of the 19th Amendment leading to Prohibition. In fact, Prohibition had already been enacted in January of 1919.
  • G. Hopper's case box is visible when Jeffries puts Francis' case box away.
  • Oddly, Francis Stone's name is the masculine spelling of the name, Frances is the feminine form.


  • Bessie Smith "Alexander's Ragtime Band"
  • Al Jolson "You Made Me Love You"
  • Sophie Tucker "Some of These Days"
  • Sophie Tucker "There'll Be Some Changes Made"
  • Jelly Roll Morton "Dead Man Blues"
  • Sophie Tucker "After You've Gone"
  • Closing Song: Hoagy Carmichael "Stardust"

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