Production Information[edit | edit source]
|Aired: December 7th, 1986|
|Teleplay by: Robert Van Scoyk
Story by: Bob Shayne
|Directed By: Walter Grauman|
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|Created By: Peter S. Fischer, Richard Levinson & William Link|
|Executive Producers: Peter S. Fischer|
|Producer: Robert F. O'Neill|
Summary[edit | edit source]
When an obnoxious out-of-town TV personality is murdered, it's up to Jessica to figure out the killer.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
Jessica's middle name is Beatrice.
This was Richard Paul's first appearance as Cabot Cove's do nothing mayor Sam Booth.
Victim: Doug Helman
Killer: Nick Brody
Cause of death: Explosion.
Motive: Was going to be replaced by two younger anchors, due to ratings.
Goofs[edit | edit source]
With how Kevin Keats kept to himself & not wanting anyone to know where he is at all costs, why would he risk calling Doug to meet him on the boat in order for Nick to kill Kevin Keats, given that the ending revealing who killed who, given that Nick had no motive to kill Doug Hellman, given that everybody believed that Kevin was blown up, even if he had motive to kill Doug, he still would have learned he was being replaced before all of them showed up in Cabot Cove, wouldn't you think ?
Starring[edit | edit source]
Regular Cast[edit | edit source]
Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher
Recurring Cast[edit | edit source]
Tom Bosley as Sheriff Amos Tupper
Robert Hogan as Dr. Wylie Graham
Richard Paul as Mayor Samuel Booth
Guest Stars[edit | edit source]
Abby Dalton as Judith Keats
Chad Everett as Kevin Keats
Robert Lipton as Richard Abbott
Kathleen Lloyd as Paula Roman
Robert Pine as Doug Helman
Rex Robbins as George Fish
Mark Stevens as Nick Brody
Erik Stern as Gerald Foster