|Aired: March 4th, 1990|
|Written By: Peter S. Fischer|
|Directed By: John Llewellyn Moxey|
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|Created By: Peter S. Fischer and Richard Levinson & William Link|
|Executive Producers: Peter S. Fischer|
|Producers: Robert E. Swanson & Robert Van Scoyk|
A show cancellation coincides with a network executive's murder.
Sixth of 14 "bookend" episodes in which Jessica only appears briefly and introduces them; the others are Murder in a Minor Key (Episode), The Grand Old Lady, Jack & Bill, Class Act, & Goodbye Charlie.
Victim: Keith Carmody
Killer: Andy Butler
Cause of death: Gunshot
Motive: Wanted revenge on Keith for cancelling his earlier show, forcing him to work as a supporting actor on Beat Cop.
Jessica says, "Will we ever hear from Margaret Mary again?" when the character she is referring to is named Mary Margaret.
Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher
Denis Arndt as Vincent Palermo
Talia Balsam as Julie Pritzer
Diana Canova as Margaret Mary McCauley
Miriam Flynn as Harriet Duval
Dwayne Hickman as Bryan Thursday
Leann Hunley as Dana Darren
Bruce Kirby as Andy Butler
Paul Kreppel as Leo Kaplan
Gary Sandy as Keith Carmody
Tim Thomerson as Burt Rogers