|Aired: October 28th, 1990|
|Written By: Peter S. Fischer|
|Directed By: Vincent McEveety|
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|Created By: Peter S. Fischer
and Richard Levinson
& William Link
|Executive Producers: Peter S. Fischer|
|Producers: Anthony Magro
Robert F. O'Neill
Robert E. Swanson
Robert Van Scoyk
Jessica learns that her old friend, Daniel Hannigan is dying and comes to visit him. He asks her to continue to work on his book about the death of a wealthy woman whose husband, he believes, was wrongly accused of the crime and her investigation puts her at odds with those who would prefer the case, closed.
Second episode in which Jessica investigates an older murder without a newer one also taking place; the first was The Days Dwindle Down.
First episode featuring an old murder in which the murderer themselves is also dead.
Van Johnson previously appeared on the show in Menace, Anyone?
Victim: Lydia Grant Thurlow
Killer: Edward "Eddie" Bradley Folkes Jr/"J.R." (with his father, Commissioner Folkes covering it up and pinning it on her husband).
Cause of death: Blood loss/trauma from being knocked into a glass cabinet.
Motive: Accident, knocked into cabinet during fight when he tried to hit her up for money owed to him by her drug addicted brother, Eric Grant.
The last thing that Jessica needs is to deal with the death of Folkes' wife, the mother of J.R., with Jessica knowing that it was an accidental death, why would she allow herself to put it out there for the boy's mother to know he accidentally killed a woman. Jessica was willing to allow J.R.'s mother to learn the truth of her son instead of allowing her to remember the son she knew, not the one she doesn't just so an innocent man will know that it wasn't him, now would she ?
Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher
Bradford Dillman as Commissioner Folkes
Anthony Geary as Eric Grant
Cynthia Harris as Phyllis Thurlow
Van Johnson as Daniel Hannigan
Mala Powers as Dorothy Folkes
Raphael Sbarge as Stephen Thurlow
Guy Stockwell as Bert Kravitz
Stephen Young as Mr. Domant
Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. as Richard Thompson Grant
Emory Bass as Jonathan Barish
LaReine Chabut as Madeline (Dorann-Collins)
Johnny Creer as Victor Impelliteri
Kate Randolph Burns as Madge (Percival)
Issac Turner as Eddie Folkes