|Aired: November 15th, 1987|
|Written By: Peter S. Fischer|
|Directed By: John Llewellyn Moxey|
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|Created By: Peter S. Fischer, Richard Levinson & William Link|
|Executive Producers: Peter S. Fischer|
|Producer: Robert F. O'Neill|
A bomb kills a TV producer who stole a plot from one of Jessica's books.
Two actors had roles they had either performed over several seasons in the past or would perform over several seasons in the future. Lenore Kasdorf plays an actress portraying a nurse. Ms. Kasdorf played nurse Rita Stapleton from 1975-1981 on Guiding Light (1952). Yaphet Kotto played police Lieutenant Bradshaw. Mr. Kotto would go on to play police Lieutenant Al Giardello from 1993-1999 on Homicide: Life on the Street (1993).
Actor Bradford Dillman (Avery Stone) appeared in a total of 8 episodes of Murder She Wrote, and Actor Ken Wofford Sid Sharkey) appeared in a total of 11 episodes.
When they had brought up as to who heard footsteps, it was of a woman's heels. Not once did they ever prove that anyone heard a man's footsteps, so how could they prove that Bert had planted the bomb in Sharkey's office, given that no one heard Bert's footsteps. The only time they could prove that he set the bomb in Sharkey's office, was when the bomb was removed from Frieda's car.
Victim: Sid Sharkey
Killer: Bert Puzo
Cause of death: Explosion.
Motive: Tired of Sid bossing him around and making him deal with Gary Patterson.
Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher
Vincent Baggetta as Bert Puzo
Bradford Dillman as Avery Stone
Fionnula Flanagan as Freida Schmidt
Lenore Kasdorf as Brenda Blake
Yaphet Kotto as Lieutenant Alphonse Bradshaw
Doug McClure as Gary Patterson
Kim Miyori as Gayle Yamada
Gail Strickland as Kate Hollander
Ken Swofford as Sid Sharkey
Gail Youngs as Diane Crane