Millionaire Bo Williamson returns from two months in Europe and finds an unpleasant surprise: his second wife, Jennifer, has financed a new town construction project. Incensed, Bo confronts Elliot Markham, the architect with the original idea. Shortly thereafter, Bo disappears again, and it looks as if he's off on another European trip, but his first wife, Goldie, doesn't think so and - despite the lack of a body - gets Lt. Columbo to look into it for her. It doesn't take the detective long to sense something is indeed amiss, but where's the corpse? Written by
Baldinotto da Pistoia
Did You Know?
This is one of the very few episodes where viewers do not see the murder being committed. See more
Columbo pays an office visit to Dr. Moss, who is Bo Williamson's cardiologist. To add to the comedy of the scene, the doctor insists on examining Columbo as he answers his questions. As Columbo is leaving the examining room, we see his suit jacket and raincoat folded over his right arm. In the next shot, as Columbo emerges through the door into the waiting room, his jacket and raincoat have suddenly shifted sides, and are now folded over his left arm. See more
Lieutenant, I want you to know I admire you.
You got the courage of your conviction. That's an admirable trait - misdirected as it may be.