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?
When Columbo asks Elliot how much it would cost to dig up a construction pile, he holds his hands out in front of him, but when the scene cuts to a second camera, his left arm, at least, is behind his back. When the scene cuts back to camera #1, both hands are once again held out before him, then he sets his left hand atop a 2x4 which holds down blueprints from blowing in the wind. When the scene cuts to camera #2 again, his hand is on the blueprints but nowhere near the same 2x4. See more
Lieutenant, I may not be the brightest lady in the world, but I do know whether I made a phone call or not.