Dr. Barry Mayfield is a highly successful and respected surgeon, but his patience leaves a lot to be desired. Nurse Martin becomes suspicious about his tools in sewing up internal organs in his most recent 'successful' operation (namely, his sutures). The good doctor kills her before she spills the beans, but Mayfield doesn't count on Detective Columbo's investigative skills, which quickly uncover a trail of murderous events. Written by
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Did You Know?
The uniquely shaped Operating Room, with observation windows above, was also used as the Beauty Mark lab in Season 3 "Lovely But Lethal". See more
When Columbo leaves the surgical observation area, the overhead shot shows Paul sitting up and turned halfway towards Columbo. A moment earlier, in a different camera angle, he was leaning forward with both forearms on a counter. See more
You know, that cleaning woman just now? You know, she said something strange to me. She said she saw Sharon Martin, and she was upset AFTER the operation.
Dr. Barry Mayfield
I'm afraid I don't understand.
Well, it just seems kind of funny, doesn't it, I mean, since it was so successful that she'd still be upset?