The WORST episodes of Cold Squad

Every episode of Cold Squad ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst 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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Deadbeat
star
3.50
2 votes

#1 - Deadbeat

Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/16/2004

Sam finally gets a case of her own -- the three year old beating death of a homeless man -- which leads the squad to a company that tapes homeless people fighting to sell on the Internet.

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Teen Angel
star
3.50
2 votes

#2 - Teen Angel

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/18/2004

When a young woman dies mysteriously before what everyone assures Cold Squad was a guaranteed win in a nationally televised singing contest, the group investigates only to learn that the singer's worst enemies may have been closer to home than she thought.

Directors: Paul Fox
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Voices Over Water
star
3.50
2 votes

#3 - Voices Over Water

Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/11/2004

When a camp counselor offers evidence that three children who died in a boating accident at camp thirty years ago were actually murdered, the Squad investigates the claims. Ali initially goes off what Goren Berkland is claiming even though there is only his word to go on, until she discovers that he lives in a mental institution and is only occasionally in touch with reality.

Directors: Grant Harvey
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Mr. Bad Example
star
4.00
2 votes

#4 - Mr. Bad Example

Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired 1/8/2005

Still torn up over his separation from Wanda, Len relentlessly pursues a serial killer as Wanda seeks sole custody of their two daughters.

Directors: Julie Stewart
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Righteous
star
4.00
2 votes

#5 - Righteous

Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/4/2004

Ali begins second guessing her actions on a past cast when lawyer Paul Deeds approaches her with the suggestion that Bryn Fulford, a man Ali and her former partner Desoto put away for murder over a decade ago, was really innocent of the crimes. Sam takes an active interest when Ray can't put aside the on-the-job shooting of suspected cop killer Boone Judson, who just happened to be the long-time nemesis of some strike force members that Sam has history with.

Directors: Peter Mitchell
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Cock of the Walk
star
4.00
2 votes

#6 - Cock of the Walk

Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/9/2004

When the squad identifies a body in the field as belonging to a young man named Joshua Stokes, Andy personally takes the news to his old friend Preston, the young man's father, and catches him in the middle of a messy divorce. His investigation soon takes him into the world of male prostitution, where he soon finds a young straight man named Rick who is trying to make a few bucks willing to give him as much information as he can. Meanwhile, Ali's friends at the station are determined to find her a man, but a disastrous bar setup and a matchmaking barbecue at Len's confirm that the only thing Ali needs a man for is occasional relief.

Directors: Paul Fox
Survivor
star
4.00
2 votes

#7 - Survivor

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/13/2002

When Ali is on her way back from a routine prisoner transfer, Winslow accidentally crashes the car (somewhere off highway five between Clearwater and Little Fort), leaving Ali and himself relying on the prisoner they're transporting, Paul King, who is accused of the brutal murders of two men. Ali and the prisoner both beg Mitch to uncuff Paul so that he can help them (Ali has a spike through her arm and Mitch has suffered heavy internal injuries), but Mitch absolutely refuses. When Mitch finally dies from his injuries, Ali begins to talk to the prisoner, who maintains his innocence in the murders and swears that he's only out to save the environment.

Directors: Gary Harvey
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Flamers
star
4.50
2 votes

#8 - Flamers

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/26/2002

The murder of gay-basher Ken Reegan on Davies street prompts the squad to re-open the three-year-old murder of another gay-basher, Terrance 'Tron' McLean. Nicco and Len connect with homicide to investigate the case, and Len can't keep his personal prejudices out of the case, which involve working with a gay officer, Luke Darling. Mickey uses the department's new computer toy to help Ali with a 10-year-old arson case. It eventually leads Ali to Boris Delgado, a former troublemaker who found religion after the first fire but was unable to escape his past.

Directors: Stephen Reizes
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Killing Time
star
4.50
2 votes

#9 - Killing Time

Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/25/2002

When Ali hears that suspected killer John Watts is about to be extradited for trial in Texas, she's determined to get him convicted in Canada of the murder of Gus Johansson to save him from the dealth penalty, which she does not agree with. When Ali and Agent Mitchell (who is there to extradite Watts) try to question the suspect, he grabs a cop's gun and holds Ali hostage. Nicco is accused of sexually assaulting the police psychiatrist, Leanne Walker, but maintains his innocence to Andy because what they did was consensual. When he tries to talk to her, she makes it clear that if he wants her to drop the charges, she has to come back to therapy with him. Mickey agrees to check an apartment for Christine's replacement, Denise, and learns that the building has had a large number of rapes recently.

Directors: Peter Mitchell
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Girlfriend in a Closet
star
4.50
2 votes

#10 - Girlfriend in a Closet

Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/11/2004

After comic book Steve Baker owner is shot at, Ali takes another look into the disappearance of a young woman named Thora who everybody believed Steve had murdered. At Ali's request, Ray begins 'protecting' Steve from Thora's father David and former boyfriend Mark while trying to uncover some dirt on him. Harper is pre-occupied with his wife having kicked him out of their home, and when she and her parents cut him off from seeing Eva and Kassia, Harper finds his world falling apart.

Directors: Gary Harvey
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Learning Curve
star
4.50
2 votes

#11 - Learning Curve

Season 7 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/15/2005

When a twelve-year-old girl disappears from her bedroom, Ali and Ray infiltrate the world of pedophiles in a desperate attempt to find her.

Directors: Paul Fox
Writer: Dave Aitken
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Dead Soldiers
star
5.33
3 votes

#12 - Dead Soldiers

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/24/2001

Frank investigates the death of a forgotten war hero. Ali applies to become a Big Sister after questioning her value as a cop

Directors: Peter Mitchell
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Live Fast Die Young
star
5.50
2 votes

#13 - Live Fast Die Young

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/12/2002

The squad gets involved in the world of street racing.

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C'mon I Tip Waitresses
star
5.60
5 votes

#14 - C'mon I Tip Waitresses

Season 7 - Episode 11 - Aired 4/2/2005

After a taxi driver reports a passenger who seriously gave him the creeps with his misogynistic views on women, Ali decides to look into it, and the trail leads her to Ian Summerhill, a dentist who had dated the first missing woman and had been dating the woman found a couple of days after the cabbie came in. Sam tries to investigate Summerhill's dark side and heads back to her old work place, where girls entertain men for money. Ali's relationship with Paul is threatened when Ian shares some stories of Paul's mis-spent youth with her, and she wonders how accurate they are.

Directors: Peter Mitchell
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Gavin MacInnis
star
5.80
5 votes

#15 - Gavin MacInnis

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/12/1999

After Mitchell Huston dies under mysterious circumstances at the Green Abbey hospice, Father Geddes points the finger at Dr. Sarah MacInnis. MacInnis ends up arrested, and Maz tells Ali he thinks they have an open and shut case, especially now that they also suspect Sarah of killing her husband Gavin (Mac) years earlier. Ross keeps trying to get Ali to move on the Seniuk case, and even though Tony learns that the real Nancy Seniuk was born in 1922 and died two years later, Ali lies to Ross when he asks her about it. She also suspects his motives after Malcolm, who sees them having dinner together, warns her against romance in the workplace.

Directors: Anthony Atkins
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Edmund Kritch
star
5.80
5 votes

#16 - Edmund Kritch

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/4/1998

Ali and Tony find a corpse hidden in a building that turns out to be Edmund Kritch, an anti-radical that disappeared over twenty-five years ago. While Tony investigates former members of a radical group known as Code Red, Cortez is convinced that the dead man's boss is behind everything, and Ali suspects the dead man's former girlfriend. Nick and Ali finally take their flirtation to the bedroom, where Ali is shocked to learn that Cortez was there first.

Directors: John Pozer
Writer: Rob Forsyth
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No Life Like It
star
6.00
2 votes

#17 - No Life Like It

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/4/2004

When the sister of a murder victim from a case Ali worked on years before is found dead in an alleyway behind a strip club, Ali investigates the murder even though she's not officially on the police force.

Directors: Gary Harvey
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The Shed
star
6.00
1 votes

#18 - The Shed

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired 2/2/2002

Harper struggles to build a case against a murder suspect, after an investigation that lasted 18 month long.

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Jane Klosky
star
6.00
5 votes

#19 - Jane Klosky

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/13/1998

The Cold Squad uncovers a link between the gruesome murder and decapitation of two nurses committed more than 20 years ago. (source: http://www.coldsquad.com)

Directors: E. Jane Thompson
Writer: John Hunter
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Salty Cheever
star
6.20
5 votes

#20 - Salty Cheever

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/27/1998

Tony and Ali investigate Theresa Sandiman, a prostitute Tony has long thought responsible for a murder.

Directors: Anthony Atkins
Writer: Ian Weir
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Janine Elston
star
6.20
5 votes

#21 - Janine Elston

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/30/1998

Twelve years ago, a teenaged girl named Janine Elston was shot while she slept in her bed. Her father, a former cop, goes to Cold Squad to ask for help when Wayne Corby, the man who was believed to have killed her, is about to be released from jail. Since Corby was never charged with Janine's death, he could still be held responsible.

Directors: John Pozer
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Tess
star
6.20
5 votes

#22 - Tess

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/6/1998

A skull and a computer-generated image lead the squad to the parents of a 14-year-old rape victim.

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Bob and May Lee
star
6.20
5 votes

#23 - Bob and May Lee

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/13/1998

The Cold Squad begins an investigation after a homicide victim's gun is traced to a 15-year-old unsolved double murder in Chinatown. (source: http://www.coldsquad.com)

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Death, a Love Story
star
6.20
5 votes

#24 - Death, a Love Story

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/3/1999

While I.A. investigates Ali for shooting at a man she thought was holding a gun (it was a remote control), Mickey and Nicco do stakeout duty together looking for Kirk Lennox and get on each other's nerves. Ali pairs up with Bill while reinvestigating the murder of Clara Pritchard, while Mickey comes under fire from Nicco, who wants her to lie and support Ali's original belief that the man was holding a gun. When Nicco learns that Mickey is sleeping with Bailey Gallanson, he berates her for refusing to lie for Ali yet being willing to sleep with Gallanson, who is not only married but has young children.

Directors: Jorge Montesi
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Common Knowledge
star
6.20
5 votes

#25 - Common Knowledge

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/13/2000

The squad re-investigates the murder of a well-known philanthropist at the request of the son who is believed to have murdered him. Nicco helps Mickey when she's suspected of murdering Bailey Gallanson's wife.

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