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Cold Case Love Conquers Al (2003–2010) Online

Cold Case Love Conquers Al (2003–2010) Online
Original Title :
Love Conquers Al
Genre :
TV Episode / Crime / Drama / Mystery / Thriller
Year :
Directror :
Greg Yaitanes
Cast :
Kathryn Morris,Danny Pino,John Finn
Writer :
Meredith Stiehm,Kim Newton
Type :
TV Episode
Time :
Rating :
Cold Case Love Conquers Al (2003–2010) Online

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.
Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kathryn Morris Kathryn Morris - Lilly Rush
Danny Pino Danny Pino - Scotty Valens
John Finn John Finn - John Stillman
Jeremy Ratchford Jeremy Ratchford - Nick Vera
Thom Barry Thom Barry - Will Jeffries
Vincent Ventresca Vincent Ventresca - Bennett Cahill
Josh Hopkins Josh Hopkins - ADA Jason Kite
Lacey Beeman Lacey Beeman - Jane
Tim DeZarn Tim DeZarn - Ricky Stockvis (as Tim deZarn)
James DuMont James DuMont - Will Harrell
Summer Glau Summer Glau - Paige Pratt
Howard Holcomb Howard Holcomb - Bennett Cahill (as Howard Halcomb)
Doug Kruse Doug Kruse - Al Clarkson
Saxon Trainor Saxon Trainor - Jane
Kevin McCorkle Kevin McCorkle - Gil Sherman

The murder plot in this episode is loosely-based on the true story of the murder of 16-year-old Adrianne Jones on December 4, 1995 in Texas. Jones was murdered by David Graham and his girlfriend Diane Zamora, after Zamora became jealous when Graham slept with her. They believed that her death would "cleanse" his infidelity. They were both convicted of first degree murder in 1998.

First appearance of Danny Pino as Scotty Valens.

Paige Pratt died on May 5, 1981.

User reviews



The plot of this one starts out mysteriously enough with the murder of a teen track star (played by sci-fi queen Summer Glau) and ends up super soapy -- like a lot of Cold Case episodes.

And while I found the process of getting there a lot more interesting than the ending itself, it's impossible to deny that ending montage over Billy Joel's "She's Got a Way" as the show intercuts shots of the characters' past (1981) and present (2003) selves.

My issue is the killer's motive, which, despite being based on a real case, still seemed a bit too flimsy for the brutality of the crime. I was left saying to myself, "THAT'S why she had to die? Really?" It all seemed engineered for maximum soapiness -- or maybe it feels that way because we don't learn enough about the characters outside of the words "love triangle."

There are episodes of Cold Case that can give me the "feels" while also creating somewhat plausible scenarios -- this wasn't one of 'em.