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."
This episode was released with the other 21 episodes of the first season of Murder, She Wrote in a variety of formats.
|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)|
- My Johnny Lies Over the Ocean at the Internet Movie Database