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

Episodes:

  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
Novels
Games
DVDs

Production Information[edit | edit source]

Production Number: 60305
Aired: October 6, 1985
Written By: Tom Sawyer
Directed By: Peter Crane
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Created By: Peter S. Fischer, Richard Levinson & William Link
Executive Producers: Peter S. Fischer
Producer Robert F. O'Neill

Summary[edit | edit source]

Plans for a new hotel in Cabot Cove are interrupted when a skeleton is discovered in a grave on the construction site. Sheriff Tupper calls in Jessica for help, all the while having an adamant belief that the skeleton in the grave is the remains of famous Revolutionary war-hero Joshua Peabody. However, Dr. Hazlitt argues that the existence of Joshua Peabody is nothing but an old wives' tale. Despite her friends' bickering, Jessica decides to get to the bottom of things, but things get more complicated when a second body (the body of construction mogul, Henderson Wheatley, to be exact) turns up at the construction site, and this one is much more recent.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

This was William Windom's debut as the curmudgeonly Dr. Seth Hazlitt.

This also was the first of three appearances John Astin made as real estate broker Harry Pierce.

This also was the first time the name Joshua Peabody, Cabot Cove's Revolutionary War hero, was first mentioned.

Victim: Henderson Wheatley

Killer: Dell Scott

Cause of death: Gunshot.

Motive: Revenge for her brother's death, who died as a result of Wheatley's shoddy construction work.


Goofs[edit | edit source]

When FBI Agent Fred Keller first places David Marsh under arrest, he states that he has been after after him for 17 years. But then seconds later Agent Keller states that the crimes Marsh is wanted for occurred 14 years ago.

When Jessica & Amos had brought up Joey, a Cabot Cove resident who had a role of a minuteman in one of the town's mock battles & that it turned out that he was Daniel Martin, a wanted fugitive, there is no story to explain why he would come back to Cabot Cove & also with no story to explain how he died, why would the town not put him in a cemetery instead of where his remains were found to give this episode fruition ?

Del Scott: The supposed killer knew of the body that was found, that explains her showing up, with her knowing of the body was found & knew that where the remains were found needed to be protected, she could easily have deduced that the sheriff covered it with whatever. Jessica could hardly have used her town's library archives to find about Del Scott's brother, given that it happened outside of Cabot Cove's city limits, when Cabot Cove's library would hardly have possession of what happened outside the state of Maine, given that the town's library would have to have gotten permission from Pennsylvania's library to keep PA's newspapers & explain as to why anyone in Cabot Cove would have an interest in out of state news ?

-Starring[edit | edit source]

Regular Cast[edit | edit source]

Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher

Recurring Cast[edit | edit source]

John Astin as Harry Pierce

Tom Bosley as Sheriff Amos Tupper

William Windom as Dr. Seth Hazlitt

Guest Stars[edit | edit source]

Chuck Connors As F.B.I. Agent Fred Keller

John Ericson as Henderson Wheatley

Meg Foster as Dell Scott

Michael Sarrazin as David Marsh

David S. Sheiner as Lawyer: Arthur Griswold

Ken Swofford as Construction Foreman: Leo Kowalski

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