The BEST episodes of Cold Squad

Every episode of Cold Squad ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Cold Squad!

Cold Squad is a one-hour police drama originally on CTV that focuses on 'cold cases'; unsolvable cases that have gone for years without a solution. Each week there is a new 'cold case' brought out of the woodwork to solve, which may date back five years, or could even date back fifty years. The primary personality in Cold Squad is Sgt. Ali McCormick. Although she isn't the official head of the unit, her opinion is invaluable to the other workers. She is backed up by a team of highly skilled professionals who, as it so happens, are also her good friends.

Last Updated: 1/23/2023Network:CTV
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Faith
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8.33
3 votes

#1 - Faith

Season 4 - Episode 20 - Aired 4/21/2001

When Ali's testimony results in the release of a killer (Dean Bulmer), Coscorella takes it too seriously and makes catching Bulmer his sole goal, much to the displeasure of homicide detective Len Harper. Nicco is furious with Ali and believes she should have lied to keep Bulmer in jail, and tries desperately to keep the father of one of the victims from taking justice into his own hands. Cold squad is in danger of being closed down, and the officers absorbed into the homicide division.

Directors: Jorge Montesi
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Habeas Corpus
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8.33
3 votes

#2 - Habeas Corpus

Season 4 - Episode 19 - Aired 4/14/2001

Cold Squad is convinced they have the necessary ammo to bring down killer Dean Bulmer, and Nicco goes so far as to promise the family of one of his unlucky victims that it's in the bag, but when a body found proves to belong to the man Bulmer is on trial for killing, the Squad realises that Bulmer has been fingered for the wrong murder, and it comes down to the moral question of whether to lie to keep a vicious killer in prison, or to tell the truth and have him set free.

Enough's Enough
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8.00
1 votes

#3 - Enough's Enough

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired 2/23/2002

The Squad continues to work on the Ambleton case, feeling they've hit a break when they arrest a former student, Shelley Mack, who tells Mickey and Ali about parties that used to be held in the Love Shack, with Desmond Cage in attendance. Nicco tries to help Billie beat her addiction and get away from her pimp, but when he can't find her a place in a rehab clinic he tries to help her go cold turkey. Andy has no choice but to turn over the Ambleton files and all evidence on Desmond Cage when a request from higher up comes down.

Directors: Gary Harvey
Writer: Matt MacLeod
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Ambleton
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8.00
1 votes

#4 - Ambleton

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired 3/2/2002

The squad discovers what happened with Billy Wells and Michelle Ripley.

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The Box
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8.00
1 votes

#5 - The Box

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired 3/10/2001

The squad tries to break a former officer preparing to leave the country. They're convinced he killed two people while his young daughter, dying of cancer, watched from the back of the car.

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Loyalties
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7.75
4 votes

#6 - Loyalties

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/10/2000

Nicco is in the hot seat when his friend Gus (another cop) is shot and killed, and a local drug dealer, Hoppy, is charged with the murder. Ali and Mickey investigate when a thief about to be released from jail confesses to a murder, believing he simply wants to remain in jail.

Directors: Jorge Montesi
Writer: Matt MacLeod
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Amanda Millerd
star
7.67
3 votes

#7 - Amanda Millerd

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 4/3/1998

During a routine traffic stop, an officer arrests a shop-lifting suspect named Amanda Millerd. After she is taken to the station and booked, Ali and Jill realise that her fingerprints match those of Holly Tarrow, a prostitute believed to have burned to death on September 6, 1982. Although initially Holly maintains her identity as Amanda and claims she's in the city with her husband Grant and son Ethan, she soon admits that she is Holly, and that while at a party with her then-boyfriend Wesley Belmont, Amanda was accidentally killed by the owner of the house.

Directors: Giles Walker
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Deadly Games (1)
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7.60
5 votes

#8 - Deadly Games (1)

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/22/1999

After Ali hits a young boy with her car after having a fight with Simon, she soon finds herself not only fighting to prove her innocence, but also fighting to get her job back, which she was stripped of without her knowledge while on vacation. Cold Squad has been turned into a provincial task force, and the only member of the old guard left is Logozzo, so Ali has to prove herself to Coscarella, the new sergeant in charge.

Directors: John L'Ecuyer
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The Naked and the Dead
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7.60
5 votes

#9 - The Naked and the Dead

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/12/1999

Ali and Frank investigate a rock star accused of murdering a woman who fathered his child -- a woman he swears he never even met. While trying to figure out what Nicco does with his time, Mickey investigates the case of a woman who comes in to admit to murdering her husband.

Directors: Jorge Montesi
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The Unsinkable Iwa Gudang
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7.50
2 votes

#10 - The Unsinkable Iwa Gudang

Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired 3/31/2001

A cold case turns warm when a mysterious man collapses near a hospital.

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Vancouver Confidential
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7.50
2 votes

#11 - Vancouver Confidential

Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired 4/7/2001

A self-help lecturer may have influenced a prison guard to murder a prisoner.

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Personal Politics
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7.50
2 votes

#12 - Personal Politics

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/29/2001

When the squad investigates the murder of an abortion doctor, old wounds are re-opened for the team.

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Christopher Williams
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7.43
7 votes

#13 - Christopher Williams

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/23/1998

Christopher Gerald Williams was ten when he was taken from the bedroom he shared with his seven-year-old brother Joey in 1977. Twenty years later when another body is found, Tony realises that David Sawyer was killed in a way very similar to young Christopher, and Ali joins forces with Iredell to uncover the killer. After doing DNA tests, the squad realises that the same man killed both boys, and they begin investigating Victor de Jarre and Jacob Knewling, who were suspects in the first investigation. Ali tries to get what she can out of Christopher's now-grown brother Joey, who has become an alcoholic.

Writer: Matt MacLeod
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My So Called Death
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7.33
3 votes

#14 - My So Called Death

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 2/3/2001

Ali investigates the death of Philip Morris, a teen who was believed to have committed suicide by jumping off the Capilano suspension bridge six years earlier. Coscarella worries his son Leo may be gay after Frank sees him embracing another guy after returning from a rave.

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A Good Death
star
7.33
6 votes

#15 - A Good Death

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/6/2000

Firefighters find a mass grave in the cellar of a home with nine bodies, one of which is directly connected to a cold case. Christine has trouble fitting in when she takes over for Bernice, who didn't leave her any instructions. Mickey comes under suspicion when Bailey's wife is murdered because he pointed the finger at her.

Directors: Jorge Montesi
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Jane Doe (1)
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7.20
5 votes

#16 - Jane Doe (1)

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/25/1998

A 12 year old case where a murdered woman's death matched the M.O. of a now-convicted killer seems to be yet another victim. Until investigation shows the killer couldn't have done it. He was already in prison. McCormick and Logozzo try to find who was the original killer and who was the copycat. This two-part episode introduces Inspector Simon Ross.

Directors: Stephen Williams
Writer: R.B. Carney
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Jane Doe (2)
star
7.20
5 votes

#17 - Jane Doe (2)

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/2/1998

As an investigation into a 20-year-old killing spree continues, the Cold Squad is rocked by murder and internal strife.

Directors: Stephen Williams
Writer: R.B. Carney
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The Kowalchuk Boy
star
7.20
5 votes

#18 - The Kowalchuk Boy

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/15/1999

On August 2, 1982, two young boys disappeared. When the body of one was found later, they used the child's backpack to help identify him as Benji Harding, the son of a firefighter. Sixteen years later, a former co-worker of Harding's sees a computer screensaver featuring pictures of a child he swears is harding. Simms calls Lloyd Mastrowski in to work on the case, since he worked the original, and it isn't long before they realise the body belongs to Christopher Kowalchuk. During the course of the investigation, suspicion turns to Lyle and Grace Burgoyne, a family whose son died sixteen years ago in a fire when Harding was unable to save him. The case has political implications because the Kowalchuks spear-headed numerous missing childrens' campaigns after their son went missing, only to finally be told there was never any hope.

Directors: Gary Harvey
Writer: David Cole
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Deadbeat Walking
star
7.20
5 votes

#19 - Deadbeat Walking

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/19/1999

After an 18-year-old girl agrees to allow the man who raped her to go free after the mother of a rape victim convinces her that he has information that could nail her daughter's rapist, rapist T.J. is released and given immunity on the death's he informs on, but Coscarella realises that T.J. committed one of the murders himself. Unfortunately, they can't touch him.

Directors: Jorge Montesi
Trust
star
7.00
3 votes

#20 - Trust

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/1/2000

Mickey and Ali investigate a twelve-year old murder that was believed solved thanks to a tip from a junkie named Simon. Coscarella investigates when two dogs trained by the same man attack people on command. Christine cannot resist the lure of her past, and steals cocaine from the lock-up.

Directors: Jorge Montesi
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True Believers (2)
star
7.00
2 votes

#21 - True Believers (2)

Season 6 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/15/2003

Nicco is finally back on general duty, and his first major investigation involves a missing girl named Mimi whose mother has been searching for her. Ali continues to meet roadblocks in her quest to learn who truly killed Khallid Fulani, and makes a decision that will change her life. Len is determined to find Sonia's killer no matter what, and finally tells Wanda the truth about the affair.

Directors: Gary Harvey
Writer: Matt McLeod
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Horton Killed a Wu
star
7.00
1 votes

#22 - Horton Killed a Wu

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/28/2002

While Mickey moves into her new position upstairs supervising all the departments, Ali takes over the case of some recent murders at a massage parlor.

Directors: Gary Harvey
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Career Opportunists
star
7.00
1 votes

#23 - Career Opportunists

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/21/2002

When Dana Hughes comes into the station to report to Mickey that her estranged husband murdered two hookers three years earlier, they investigate, and when the young woman is beaten, Mickey blames herself because she warned the husband to stay away from his wife. As the case goes on, Dana brings in more and more evidence against Wayne, but what Mickey doesn't know is that someone is pulling all Dana's strings. After modeling for the cover of a local magazine, Ali considers a transfer to Ottawa, where she would be working in a joint American/Canadian anti-terrorist task force. Dan forms a partnership with his uncle so he and Vanessa can go with her, but Ali's mother's past is going to stand in her way. Nicco is forced into a meeting with department psychiatrist Leanne Walker in regards to the death of André, the pimp of a young hooker named Billie that Nicco had gotten involved with and helped clean up her life.

Directors: Gary Harvey
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Dead Letters
star
7.00
1 votes

#24 - Dead Letters

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired 2/9/2002

mickey stumbles across a potential lead in an investigation that had been leading the squad to a dead end in there investigation.

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All in the Family
star
7.00
3 votes

#25 - All in the Family

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/27/2001

Ali and the squad try to narrow the field on Sam Drainie, the former Ambleton security guard they believe is responsible for the shooting death of Ken Osborne, and possibly the deaths of Billy Wells and Michelle Ripley. Ali is also trying to juggle her personal life when she repeatedly makes and breaks dates with Vanessa's father, Dan.

Directors: Gary Harvey
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