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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

Production Information[]

Production Number:
Aired: April 06th, 1986
Written By: Robert B. Sherman
Directed By: Arthur Allan Seidelman
Created By: Peter S. Fischer, Richard Levinson & William Link
Executive Producers: Peter S. Fischer
Producer: Robert F. O'Neill


Jessica attends a tennis tournament as the guest of honor. She struggles to protect her former student Carol when her boyfriend is blown up in her car and she is the only suspect.


A pre-Malcolm in the Middle & Breaking Bad Bryan Cranston appears briefly in this episode.

The title is a play on the phrase "tennis, anyone?"

This is the first episode in which Jessica doesn't directly confront the murder suspect, doing it to their father instead.

Victim(s): Brian East (accidental, meant to be Carol McDermott) & Lt. Tad Travis

Killer: Doris Robinson

Cause of death: Explosion via a car bomb; stabbed in chest.

Motive: Hated Carol after she stole Brian from her, and meant to kill her instead; to prevent him from realizing she was the killer.


Regular Cast[]

Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher

Guest Stars[]

Dennis Cole as Mitch Mercer

Bryan Cranston as Brian East

Karlene Crockett as Barbara McDermott

Linda Hamilton as Carol McDermott

Van Johnson as Elliot Robinson

Kelli Maroney as Cissy Barnes

Doug McKeon as Donny Harrigan

Barry Primus as Sergeant Len Berger

Betsy Russell as Doris Robinson

David Spielburg as Lt. Tad Travis

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