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Lilly Rush was the only female homicide detective in Philadelphia, until the later She specialized in working cold cases alongside her partner, Scotty Valens. Because of this, her relationship with men are relatively shaky and her family can . Lillian "Lilly" Rush is a fictional character in the CBS crime drama Cold Case, portrayed by She specialized in working cold cases alongside her partner, Scotty Valens. chose her for Homicide when she passed her detective exam (" The Long Blue Line"/"Into the Blue"). Lilly has a contentious relationship with her sister. The next morning Lilly woke up earlier than Scotty. She went "Lilly Rush soon to be Valens." Lil offered "Did you take a pharmacy pregnancy test?" "No, we The doctor entered the room just as Scotty deepened the kiss.
Suffering a broken jaw, among other injuries, young Lilly was nursed by Ray Williamswhom she later almost married as a young adult, but neither could bring themselves to get off of his motorbike to go into the courthouse after having ridden to Knoxville. Later in life, Lilly confides to her boyfriend Joseph Shaw that she was once engaged to Ray, but he was not the "settling down" type.
It is Lilly's lack of trust in other men that leads her to be alone most of the time.
Her lack of trust can be traced back to her childhood when her father walked out, and also when Patrick, a man Lilly was once engaged to when she was still a beat cop, cheated on her with her sister, Christina. At the end of season seven, after rescuing her sister Shatteredshe discovers that she's now an aunt to Christina's baby daughter. Soon, romantic gestures flares between her and Kite, but it quickly ends in when Kite is put off by Lilly bringing her work home.
Scotty and Lilly were becoming good friends until her sister Christina arrives in town.
An apparent beginning to making amends with her sister is also quickly cut short when Christina reveals that she has been dating Scotty, prompting Lilly to storm out after accusing Christina of destroying everything she touches. Despite their differences in the past, Lilly still tries to protect her sister when an NYPD detective, Mark Phillipsmakes a visit to her apartment with an arrest warrant for credit card fraud.
When Lilly calls Christina down to the office to meet her, Christina denies these allegations.
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Lilly doesn't believe her and tells her that she doesn't want any more 'early morning visits from the NYPD'. A case where a social worker was murdered draws Lilly's attention more than most. She finds herself feeling a connection to the victim, Joseph Shaw. As she solves the case, she discovers that Joseph is still alive, his foster brother having been murdered and Joseph allowing the authorities and the murderers to believe it was him so as to avoid a second attempt on his life.
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He and Lilly form a relationship, having much in common, including their dedication to their careers and their love of cats. Lilly and Joseph are drawn apart, however, by the arrival in town of Lilly's former flame, Ray.
Joseph breaks up with Lilly after finding out that she had gone to see him in the hospital after his rough lifestyle gets him beaten up.
Sadly, it is at this point that Lilly had said a final good-bye to Ray.
In a rare moment of total honesty, she blurts out to Joseph that she doesn't want to be alone. Nearly two years after the end of her short-lived relationship with Joseph, Lilly meets her match in Detective Eddie Saccardoa brash, egotistical fellow detective who works in the narcotics division. After working together on a few cases, Lilly comes to tolerate and even grow fond of Saccardo, especially after watching him use his personal history of drug abuse to get a witness to open up although this could just be made up lie in order to seek the truth, there is no indication that Saccardo has even admitted to being a former drug user himselfa tactic Lilly often uses with witnesses in respect to her rough childhood.
The two share a common trait of drinking, even in Jones Tavern. Sadly, their relationship came to a quick end after Saccardo was summoned to go undercover, he later reappeared in Season Seven's " Jurisprudence," after secretly texting Lilly.Cold Case Lilly Rush Hearts a Mess
It's there when he gives her the gun in "Chinatown," but Lilly never uses it. They ended up going out for a night of fun and dinner, that's when Saccardo gives her a bracelet.
The two then head to the beach, watching the sunrise together and share a kiss. In the end, Lilly discovers the apartment that he's been using is empty, and finds a box with a diamond bracelet inside. Saccardo is still undercover at this point. He appeared on a crossover episode of CSI: NY called "Cold Reveal".
It was further revealed in the episode "The Promise" that he was 28 when he transferred to Homicide, giving him a birth date sometime in Scotty is mentioned as having a number of siblings though only one, his older brother Mike, has appeared on the show.
Scotty's Granddad had ALS. He used to be a boxer, but at the end he couldn't even hold up a spoon. He suffered for weeks before he died. Scotty went to soccer camp as a kid. As a kid his late girlfriend Elisa lived 6 blocks away from Scotty.
Has stated he had a girlfriend that bit her nails and it drove him crazy. He has been shown to have a short temper at times, but is a very loyal partner to Lilly.
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Like Lilly, he also has difficulty with personal relationships. In the second season, his girlfriend, Elisa dies.