Murder, She Wrote: Season One
Murder, She Wrote: Season Two


  1. "Widow, Weep for Me"
  2. "Joshua Peabody Died Here... Possibly"
  3. "Murder in the Afternoon"
  4. "School for Scandal"
  5. "Sing a Song of Murder"
  6. "Reflections of the Mind"
  7. "A Lady in the Lake"
  8. "Dead Heat"
  9. "Jessica Behind Bars"
  10. "Sticks and Stones"
  11. "Murder Digs Deep"
  12. "Murder by Appointment Only"
  13. "Trial by Error"
  14. "Keep the Home Fries Burning"
  15. "Powder Keg"
  16. "Murder in the Electric Cathedral"
  17. "One Good Bid Deserves a Murder"
  18. "If a Body Meet a Body"
  19. "Christopher Bundy - Died on Sunday"
  20. "Menace, Anyone?"
  21. "The Perfect Foil"
  22. "If the Frame Fits"
Murder, She Wrote: Season Three
Murder, She Wrote: Season Four
Murder, She Wrote: Season Five
Murder, She Wrote: Season Six
Murder, She Wrote: Season Seven
Murder, She Wrote: Season Eight
Murder, She Wrote: Season Nine
Murder, She Wrote: Season Ten
Murder, She Wrote: Season Eleven
Murder, She Wrote: Season Twelve
Murder, She Wrote: TV Movies
The Law & Harry McGraw

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Doing public service, Jessica becomes a hostage in a prison riot caused by anger in the handling of the doctor's murder.


Only contained an all-female cast. The only men are police officers seen at the very end.


Jessica had stated the cook was selling the kitchen supplies because the truck had arrived empty and Jessica had seen the prisoners unloaded it to use the kitchen stuff as a barricade. At the end, the guards are seen reloading the truck instead of returning the items to the kitchen dock behind them as the warden and Jessica walk by.

During the riot, the prisoners (particularly hotheaded Kathryn) like to "rack rounds," chambering shells into the firing chambers of their pump shotguns - some do it three or four times over the course of the hour. But if a shell is already IN the chamber, it would fly out to make room for the next one. The weapons are obviously empty.


Regular CastEdit

Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher

Guest StarsEdit

Margaret Avery as Dixie

Adrienne Barbeau as Kathryn "Kat" Lundgreen

Barbara Baxley as Amanda Debs

Yvonne DeCarlo as Cook: Mrs. Cookie Springer

Linda Kelsey as Mary Stam

Janet MacLachlan as Dr. Irene Matthews

Vera Miles as Warden Elizabeth Gates

Susan Oliver as Louise Marcus

Eve Plumb as Nicole Tug

Mary Woronov as Deputy

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