Episode 109, "Sherry Darlin'" Fri, Dec 27, 1|12c
SEASON 1, EPISODE 109 - Rush reopens a cold case when she receives a cryptic phone call from an anonymous man who claims he murdered his grandmother in 1989 and buried her in the basement of his former home. After Rush and the team locate the body and determine the caller's name to be James Hogan (JAKE BERN), she tries to get James to reveal why he's suddenly confessing 14 years after the murder. When his admission of guilt doesn't match the facts, Rush researches deeper into James' past and realizes that he must be protecting someone else.
SEASON 1, EPISODE 110 - Rush reopens the case of a hitchhiker found murdered in 1997 near Atlantic City, New Jersey. Initially, after reviewing the case, Rush and the homicide team believe that the victim, Matt Mills (Chris Beckwith as the 1997 character), was hitchhiking with his recent casino winnings and was murdered by a truck driver, who may have committed a series of homicides along his truck route. However, after further investigation, they learn that Matt had a troubled past, having robbed a convenience store as a teen with his cousin. This revelation leads Rush to believe that Matt's murder may have been an act of revenge. But when Matt's sister recounts a conversation she had with her brother on the night he was killed, Rush eventually discovers an unlikely suspect.
SEASON 1, EPISODE 111 - A former college professor, Roy Minard (Jeffrey Nordling - "The Lone Ranger"), asks Rush to reopen a murder case. Minard's career ended in disgrace when he became the prime suspect in the violent murder of his student Holly Rickter (Kaitlin Doubleday). Although Minard admits to a love affair with Holly, he maintains his innocence and offers Rush and Valens a compelling new theory on the murder, hoping to finally clear his name and return to academia. Rush speaks with several witnesses to Holly and Minard's relationship, including a schizophrenic ex-classmate, Barry Tepler (Blake Shields), who was in love with Holly and appears to have had a strong motive for committing the crime.
SEASON 1, EPISODE 112 - Lieutenant Stillman asks Rush to investigate the 1980 unsolved murder of an 8-year-old boy. Stillman worked the case and is still haunted by it. Initially, the team focuses on a local thug who quickly moved away after the killing. Then the victim's mother becomes a suspect. The detectives question a former neighborhood priest, who is now retired, and realize the priest heard the killer's confession but refuses to divulge the identity. Rush concocts a scheme to get the murderer, a former drugstore clerk who is now a successful businessman, to confess.