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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.
Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher
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