Cold Case

Cold Case (2003)

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Corrected entry: Season 5 Episode 104 "Family 8108": In the final 10 minutes, several characters make reference to a "Distinguished Combat Medal." There is no such medal awarded to U.S. military personnel, but there is a Distinguished Service Cross. Players of certain war-oriented video games can earn a Distinguished Combat Medal, but not in real life. [[According to the West Wing Continuity Monitor, there have also been references to a DCM on the show "West Wing," but the Monitor website also notes there is no such medal.]].

Correction: Fictional medals and awards are often used out of respect for real-life combat veterans who earned real awards (especially if the show is portraying the character as the killer). As long as they remain consistent and true within the world of the show, fictionalized elements aren't mistakes.

JC Fernandez

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Corrected entry: In season 2, "The Badlands", Derrick's brother, who is in the military, is wearing desert camouflage at the base. Soldiers only wear desert camouflage in arid overseas locations, not in the US.

Correction: Both Army and Marine Corps regulations at the time the episode was set authorized the wearing of the desert camoflauge pattern at all functions when prescribed by the commanding officer. See ALMAR Number 028/02 dated 5/20/02 for the Marines and Regulation 670-1 dated 9/5/03 for the Army.

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Corrected entry: In episode 85 "The Good-Bye Room": Huck's alibi is he claims he was at the movies with his girlfriend watching Bikini Beach in May of 1964. Bikini Beach with Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello wasn't released until July 22, 1964.


Correction: Character flaw. Poor recollection of an event forty years in the past. No one said it was a good alibi.

JC Fernandez

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Corrected entry: 4.22 (Episode 90) "Torn"Emma Stone is asking Lilly Rush to reopen the murdercase of her great great great grandmother Francis Stone in 1919. Francis Stone never got married and never had kids.

Correction: It was her great great aunt.

JC Fernandez

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Revealing mistake: In the Season Five opener "Thrill Kill," when Dylan is being led out of jail, you can see palm trees in the background behind him. This reveals that the scene was filmed in Los Angeles, not Philadelphia.

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Lilly Rush: People shouldn't be forgotten. They matter. They should get justice, too.

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