Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The 'Case' of a Father Figure

By LillyKat
PTR Senior Staff Writer

** WARNING: This post contains a major Cold Case spoiler; if you don't want to know, don't read any further

Never say never.

Nearly a year and a half after Cold Case offed Detective Lilly Rush's mum in a less-than-stellar (or should we say memorable) storyline for which there was a) never any funeral and/or b) real sense of closure, it seems we'll be getting a look at her dad this season in the form of actor Raymond J. Berry. Dad (name will be: Paul Cooper) seems to be the final piece of the Rushian fracture of a family to finally make an on the screen appearance seeing as sis' hasn't been around since season two, and mum is ... well, no longer an option.

Let's hope for a better handling of dad than mum.

And can I just say that if this recurrence of dad puts a wet blanket on the fun, living-life-again Lilly ... memo to Cold Case: please, don't go there.


From The Hollywood Reporter

Early father's day for Ward and Berry
Actors to recur as dads on 'Tara,' 'Cold Case'

Oct 17, 2008

By Nellie Andreeva and Kimberly Nordyke

The female leads on Showtime's upcoming comedy "United States of Tara" and CBS' "Cold Case" have found recurring father figures.

Fred Ward has landed a role on "Tara" playing Tara's (Toni Collette) father, Frank Gregson, while Raymond J. Barry has been added to "Case" as Lilly's (Kathryn Morris) dad, Paul Cooper.

Ward, repped by Innovative and Kritzer Levine Wilkins, next appears in "Management," "Armored" and "Bonjour Farewell."

Barry, repped by Metropolitan and McGowan Management, just wrapped the inide "Charlie Valentine," in which he plays the title role.


1 comment:

TVFan said...

I'm not sure whether this is a good thing or a bad thing for the show. Things are going so well right now, that I fear that any upsetting of the applecart could spell trouble. Hopefully, this will simply lead to more growth from the character and she will remain her new and improved self. My one worry is that they deal with this story in the same fashion as the mother story, and that would be a mistake.