|Aired: October 25th, 1987|
|Written By: Philip Gerson|
|Directed By: Nick Havinga|
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|Created By: Peter S. Fischer, Richard Levinson & William Link|
|Executive Producers: Peter S. Fischer|
|Producer: Robert F. O'Neill|
A tyrant's demise puts Jessica on the trail of several of his betrayed executives.
The last acting role of Cornel Wilde.
Victim: Duncan Barnett
Killer: Kate Dutton
Cause of death: Electrocution via TV in his hot tub.
Motive: He refused to retire and name her husband, Tom Dutton, as his replacement.
Mrs McCormack threatens Jessica with a lawsuit for libel due to something Jessica said. However, libel is for the written word; slander is for the spoken word.
Spruce Osbourne states to Jessica that insider trading isn't illegal...but it is
Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher
Joanna Barnes as Lydia Barnett
Richard Beymer as Morgan McCormack
Lynn Carlin as Nicole
Nancy Dussault as Kate Dutton
Jenilee Harrison as Serena
Richard Jaeckel as Dr. Leon Chatsworth
Andrea Marcovicci as Anne Hathaway
Sandy McPeak as Spruce Osborne
Joanna Pettet as Virginia McCormack
Lawrence Pressman as Tom Dutton
Ray Walston as Q. L. Frubson
Cornel Wilde as Duncan Barnett