(photo courtesy cbs.com)
The most shocking thing about this week's episode of Cold Case wasn't the killer. It was the level of service one used to receive from an airline! Did you see the shrimp cocktail, the expensive drinks, and the "world is your oyster" style service?! Now, you're lucky if you get half a can of soda and a bag of peanuts! The good old days, indeed. I had only heard about the days when pilots and flight attendants were treated like rock stars, although the sexual harassment sidebar was absent from those tales. Can't say I found it surprising, though. It was the 60s. The second most shocking thing about this episode was seeing Amanda Schull again (the poor, unfortunate Ally). The last time I saw her she was dancing all over the big screen in 2000's Center Stage. As far as this episode is concerned, everybody seemed like a suspect so no big surprise at the end. I'm not sure that I found Gloria to be the most likely of the lot, though. In fact, there didn't seem to be a very good reason for anyone to kill Ally, but then again, there isn't always one that makes sense in real life either. I just enjoyed the nostalgic look at the airline industry, so the whole killer thing was secondary this week.
Well, she finally did it. Lil stepped out of the stalker shadows and approached her father. And it wasn't a moment too soon, either. I was seriously starting to get VERY bored with this story line. They talked (kind of), but then Lil retreated in her usual fashion. I'm not sure what she's hoping to accomplish with this little project. I guess it would be nice to know that she has some family that she can actually track down and turn to if she needs them. It makes life a little less lonely. I'm hoping that whatever is hanging between these two is hashed out -- in front of us. I'm dying to know what hasn't been said because it seems to be bursting at the seams! Meanwhile, things seem to be heating up between Frankie and Scotty. He's not one to beat around the bush (as opposed to Lil), and it appears that she isn't either. I like these two, so I'm intrigued to see where it leads. Overall, a good episode. CC moves to 10-0-1 on the season.
EDIT: I completely forgot to mention how awesome Kathryn Morris's performance was in this one! She rocked that scene with Lilly's dad. You could tell that part of Lil wanted to wrap her arms around her father and forgive anything and everything that transpired between the them. And then the other part wanted to turn around and forget the whole thing. Add in the sadness, the excitement, the sense that there was so much hanging between them and just wow! Brilliant! I can't believe I forgot to give her mad props for that stellar performance. You can tell that my mind is way too focused on last-minute Christmas details!