Music conductor Alex Benedict has an affair with a pianist. When the pianist threatens to reveal their affair to Benedict's wife, whose wealthy mother owns the company on which Benedict's career is dependent, Benedict decides to permanently silence his mistress. He arranges for her death to look like a suicide by kitchen stove gas asphyxiation. Lieutenant Columbo, a cunning detective in a rumpled raincoat, doesn't believe the pianist took her own life and suspects that Benedict was responsible for her death. He pesters Benedict with constant questions as he searches for clues to place Benedict at the murder scene. Written by
Kevin McCorry <email@example.com>
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This is the debut episode for Dog, Columbo's pet basset hound. See more
Janice Benedict's hair, at the end, just before she accompanies Columbo and Alex into the screening room to watch the incriminating video, is swept up in a bun behind her head. When she enters the room (it's a continuous scene, leaving no opportunity for Janice to change hair styles), her hair is down in a long ponytail. See more
You're not for real, Lieutenant. The only thing next door is a laundromat.
Well, there USED to be a cigar store.
You're not a jazz freak. You made a special trip over here to see me. Why?
References A New Leaf
6th Symphony, 4th Movement
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven See more