Cold Case (2003–2010)
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Churchgoing People 

Lily looks into a man's murder that led to the dissolution of a religiously-involved family, but she finds something fishy about every member of the former household.


Mark Pellington


Meredith Stiehm (created by), Meredith Stiehm


Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kathryn Morris ... Lilly Rush
Justin Chambers ... Chris Lassing
John Finn ... John Stillman
Jeremy Ratchford ... Nick Vera
Thom Barry ... Will Jeffries
Isabella Hofmann ... Charlotte Bayes
John Walcutt ... Mitchell Bayes
Jimmi Simpson ... Ryan Bayes (2003)
Kerrie Keane ... Judy Enright
Douglas Smith ... Ryan Bayes (1990)
Daisy McCrackin ... Tina Bayes (2003)
Aimee Teegarden ... Tina Bayes (1990)
Kevin McCorkle ... Gil Sherman
David Forseth David Forseth ... Officer Silvan
Kelli Dawn Hancock ... Ashley




The Alzheimer's inflicted widow of a slain church organist begins having flashbacks about her husband's murder, leading Lilly to reopen the case. She is disheveled and babbling wandering the streets. Once returned home it is discovered that years ago her husband, the victim, Mitchell Baye, was found stabbed, left in an alley in a seedy part of town, surrounded by pornography and crack vials. Mitchell's widow, Charlotte Baye, remembers that she was suspicious that he was cheating on her with a fellow church member. Charlotte's son, Ryan, who is also her keeper, asks Lilly to close the investigation, and Charlotte's estranged daughter, Tina, who hasn't seen Ryan who she was so close to in years, also wishes to keep the case closed. Written by

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This is the final episode for Justin Chambers (Lilly's partner Chris Lassing). From episode 5 onwards he is replaced by Danny Pino (Scotty Valens). See more »


Detective Gil Sherman: [flash back to 1990] We found him in his vehicle just off of Kensington Avenue.
Charlotte Bayes: I don't understand why he'd be there.
Detective Gil Sherman: There's a lot of activity in that area.
Charlotte Bayes: What kind of activity?
Detective Gil Sherman: Drugs, prostitution, things like that.
Charlotte Bayes: Mitch wouldn't be there.
Detective Gil Sherman: I'm sorry.
Charlotte Bayes: Mitch didn't use drugs or prostitutes. We are church going people.
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Performed by Belinda Carlisle
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This was the first good episode of a great series
12 August 2013 | by femvamp-694-160770See all my reviews

This was the first episode of the series that I truly enjoyed. I view this episode as the mirror of what this show had the potential and sometimes actually did become. This was the first truly good episode of the series. What we have is a woman suffering from Alzheimers wandering around looking for her husband and is found by the police Lily soon finds out by her devoted son that her husband/his father was murdered and the case was never solved......Lily and co to the rescue. They soon discover why the case was quickly shut down. The victim was , a nice church going man found in the bad part of town surrounded by prostitutes and drugs is not something anyone wants dredged up but of course Lily dredges is up. The acting and the end result was all around good. I liked how it ended. Everything about this episode hit the right mark for me. Like I said this was first great episode of one of my favorite police dramas.

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19 October 2003 (USA) See more »

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