|Aired: November 20th, 1988|
|Written By: Chris Manheim|
|Directed By: Walter Grauman|
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|Created By: Peter S. Fischer, Richard Levinson & William Link|
|Executive Producers: Peter S. Fischer|
|Producer: Robert Van Scoyk|
The owner of a coal mine is confronted by the daughter of a worker whom she holds responsible for his death, but when the sleazy coal mine owner is murdered and the woman is the prime suspect, Jessica arrives to help clear her name.
Megan Mullally was 30-years-old at this time.
The title pertains to country singing legend Loretta Lynn, the Coal Miner's Daughter, who had a hit song, an autobiography and a movie (which won Sissy Spacek an Oscar for Best Actress) named after it.
Victim(s): Tyler Morgan, Joe Stevens & Danny Harmon (the latter 2 took place 10 years earlier)
Killer: Carlton Reid
Cause of death: Gunshot; explosion.
Motive: Morgan threatened to reveal their illegal financial dealings if he didn't deal with Molly Stevens's harassment of him; Joe refused to go along with his illegal dealings and Danny was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher
Hoyt Axton as Sheriff Jasper Tate
Barbara Bain as Nora Morgan
Chuck Connors as Tyler Morgan
Cliff DeYoung as Carlton Reid
Marilyn Jones as Bridie Harmon
William R. Moses as Reese Morgan
Megan Mullally as Molly Stevens
Denver Pyle as Eben Connors
Jared Rushton as Travis Harmon