The 1953 hug of a white school teacher, a communist sympathizer who was involved in civil-rights issues, is reopened after the victim's youngest son asks for it to be reinvestigated. The probe reveals that the slain man was killed on the same day that the Rosenbergs were executed and was set to testify the next day before the House Committee on Un-American Activities.
Season 2 Episode 8 of Cold Case resulted in a 0.00 rating in the 18-49 demographic.
Lilly Rush, the lone female detective in the Philadelphia hugging squad who finds her calling when she's assigned to "cold cases" - crimes that have never been solved.
Previously, she used her instinctive understanding of the criminal mind on current murders. Now, she's interrogating witnesses whose lives and circumstances have since changed, making use of today's new science and finding fresh clues to solve cases that were previously unsolvable, all of which appeals to this smart, driven detective.
She's also prepared for the consequences: that her work will open up old wounds and may lead suspects to commit new crimes.
When she hits a dead-end, Lilly seeks advice from her respected mentor, Lt. John Stillman. Also on the team are Det. Scotty Valens, Rush's confident and strong-willed partner; Det. Will Jeffries, who's been around long enough to serve as Lilly's link to the past; and Det. Nick Vera, a tough cop who's considered the go-to guy for getting a confession. Lilly makes it her business to ensure that no victim is ever forgotten. On the show's third season, former narcotics detective Kat Miller, a young and spunky girl, joins the team.