|Aired: April 28th, 1991|
|Written By: Chris Manheim|
|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
While traveling through Pennsylvania with Reuben Stoltz, the liaison to her publisher, on her way to get a quilt for her nephew, Jessica's car is accidentally run off the road by an Amish buggy. With Reuben injured, the two end up spending time with the local Amish sect, and find a scarecrow in the fields is actually a member of the sect, having been murdered. Jessica, naturally sets out to solve the crime.
Jessica mentions that she's going to get a quilt for her nephew; this is likely Grady Fletcher, but she has been shown to have other nephews, and she would've mentioned him by name if she meant him.
Victim: Jacob Beiler
Killer: Sarah Lapp
Cause of death: Stabbed with a pitchfork
Motive: Self defense when he was going to attack her, after she threatened to reveal that she had gotten pregnant by him.
The major goof in this episode, is that all of the other Amish women took it out on a rape victim & completely ingores who got her with child, don't you think that's highly odd, given that they are women as well ?
Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher
Todd Eric Andrews as Ethan Kaufman
Hunt Block as Reuben Stoltz
Martha Byrne as Sarah Lapp
John Ireland as Sheriff Hainer
Jay Robinson as Bishop Burkhardt
Jennifer Runyon as Rebecca Beiler
Michael Sarrazin as Jacob Beiler
Arlen Dean Snyder as Franz Kaufmann
Ed McCready as Driver