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Murder, She Wrote: Season One


  1. "The Murder of Sherlock Holmes"
  2. "Deadly Lady"
  3. "Birds of a Feather"
  4. "Hooray for Homicide"
  5. "It's a Dog's Life"
  6. "Lovers and Other Killers"
  7. "Hit, Run and Homicide"
  8. "We're Off to Kill the Wizard"
  9. "Death Takes a Curtain Call"
  10. "Death Casts a Spell"
  11. "Capitol Offense"
  12. "Broadway Malady"
  13. "Murder to a Jazz Beat"
  14. "My Johnny Lies Over the Ocean"
  15. "Paint Me a Murder"
  16. "Tough Guys Don't Die"
  17. "Sudden Death"
  18. "Footnote to Murder"
  19. "Murder Takes the Bus"
  20. "Armed Response"
  21. "Murder at the Oasis"
  22. "Funeral at Fifty-Mile"
Murder, She Wrote: Season Two
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Murder, She Wrote: Season Six
Murder, She Wrote: Season Seven
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Murder, She Wrote: Season Nine
Murder, She Wrote: Season Ten
Murder, She Wrote: Season Eleven
Murder, She Wrote: Season Twelve
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Production Information[]

My Johnny Lies Over the Ocean
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Production Number: 59210
Aired: 10 February, 1985
Written By: Peter S. Fischer
Directed By: Seymour Robbie
Created By: Richard Levinson
William Link
Peter S. Fischer
Executive Producer: Peter S. Fischer
Producer Robert F. O'Neill
Associate Producer Mike Stevens


Jessica's niece is terrorized with reminders of her dead husband on a cruise intended to take her mind off her husband's recent suicide.


Jessica's niece is being "gaslighted" which is a term derived from the film Gaslight (1944), Angela Lansbury's first film.

The title refers to the traditional Scottish ballad, "My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean".

The first and only appearance of Jessica's brother, Dr. Marshall McGill.

The casting director must have been watching The Poseidon Adventure (1972) because like that film, both Leslie Nielsen and Byron Webster play high ranking cruise ship crew.

Lawrence Pressman and Belinda Montgomery would later go on to co-star together in Doogie Howser, M.D. (1989).

GOOFS: The goof is this, Johnny's biological mother much less her husband would have no way of knowing at all of Johnny's favorite meal that Pamela had been making for him, much less, neither one of them would have known about Johnny's pet name for his wife, now would they?

Victim: Andrea Jeffreys Reed

Killer: George Reed

Cause of Death: Poisoning

Motive: Wanted her money, but couldn't divorce her, so needed to make her look crazy enough to commit "suicide."


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DVD Release[]

This episode was released with the other 21 episodes of the first season of Murder, She Wrote in a variety of formats.

Title Release Date Region
Murder, She Wrote: The Complete First Season March 29, 2005 Region 1 (North America)
Murder, She Wrote: Season 1 August 29, 2005 Region 2 (Europe)
Murder, She Wrote: The Complete 1st Season May 2, 2007 Region 4 (Australasia)

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