|Aired: January 20th, 1991|
|Written By: Peter S. Fischer|
|Directed By: Vincent McEveety|
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|Created By: Peter S. Fischer
and Richard Levinson
& William Link
|Executive Producers: Peter S. Fischer|
|Producers: Anthony Magro
Robert F. O'Neill
Robert E. Swanson
Robert Van Scoyk
Dennis Stanton must prove his innocence when he is accused of murdering a old flame's estranged husband.
Thirteenth of 15 "bookend" episodes in which Jessica only appears at the beginning to introduce them; the others are Murder in a Minor Key (Episode), The Grand Old Lady, Jack & Bill, Class Act, Goodbye Charlie, Murder - According to Maggie, O'Malley's Luck, Always a Thief, The Sicilian Encounter, See You in Court, Baby, The Great Twain Robbery, & Murder in F Sharp. Also, the sixth of these episodes to feature a recurring character instead of a new one and the fifth with Dennis Stanton; the others are Always a Thief, The Sicilian Encounter (with Michael Haggerty), See You in Court, Baby, The Great Twain Robbery, & Murder in F Sharp.
This is the first "bookend episode" since The Sicilian Encounter where Jessica talks to the audience directly.
Victim: Ben Hellinger
Killer: Christina Hellinger
Cause of death: Stabbed with ice pick.
Motive: Done in heat of the moment during an unknown argument, likely about leaving him for Ryan Donovan.
Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher
Keith Michell as Dennis Stanton
James Sloyan as Robert Butler
Ken Swofford as Lt. Perry Catalano
Hallie Todd as Rhoda Markowitz
Susan Blakely as Christine Hellinger
Sam Bottoms as Joe Hellinger
Dennis Cole as Ryan Donovan
Robin Strand as Danny Hellinger
Adam Silbar as Clerk
Paul Keith as Cashier
Ed Beechner as Policeman
Lenny Citrano as Doorman
Robert Donavan as First Man
Judy Kerr as Housekeeper
Dennis O'Sullivan as Policeman #1
John Arndt as Policeman #2