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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[]

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Aired: February 16th, 1986
Written By: Dick Nelson
Directed By: John Llewellyn Moxey
Created By: Peter S. Fischer, Richard Levinson & William Link
Executive Producers: Peter S. Fischer
Producer: Robert F. O'Neill


Jessica must find the murderer of her close friend whose will is in contention between family and a popular evangelist and soon finds herself in the middle of a feud between different members of the evangelist's family.


Mildred Natwick co-starred alongside Angela Lansbury in The Court Jester (1955) starring Danny Kaye. The characters played by Natwick and Lansbury comment that it's been 30 years since they saw each other, a nod to their time working on the movie.

Don Brodie was listed in the credits as "Don L. Brodie."

Victim: Carrie McKittrick

Killer: Sister Ruth Fargo

Cause of death: Poisoning.

Motive: To frame her husband, Reverend Willie John Fargo, for the murder, as she was tired of being married to him.


When Jessica is comparing Carrie's handwritten letter to her Last Will and Testament, the supposed "will" is actually what appears to be a page from a transcript of one of Jessica's books. The "will" starts with "It was a dark and stormy night in Cabot Cove. I sat in my favorite rocker contemplating the evenings happenings with anxiety and regret."

Then why use the page from a transcript of one of Jessica's books to forge Carrie's signature to. I get that no one knew that it was a page of from a transcript of one of Jessica's novels, but still, with it being point out as to the where the "will" came from one, why have a forged signature on it ?


Regular Cast[]

Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher

Guest Stars[]

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