|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|
When an obnoxious out-of-town TV personality is murdered, it's up to Jessica to figure out the killer.
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.
I can see how Nick heard the call to know where Doug & Kevin would meet, so he can plant the bomb to kill Doug. But he also heard on that call that Doug didn't want Paula there, but was due to Kevin's demands. I can see that he had heard on that call where Doug & Kevin would meet. The question is that given that he was there at the meeting to learn that Kevin was going to handle the story on Cabot Cove before he heard the phone conversation between Doug & Kevin, so why bring it up to have Jessica putting it together as to what he had heard between Kevin & Doug in order for him to plant the bomb ?
Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher
Tom Bosley as Sheriff Amos Tupper
Robert Hogan as Dr. Wylie Graham
Richard Paul as Mayor Samuel Booth
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