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?
In the opening credits of this episode, it sure looks like Burt Young is working as an extra playing an apparent father holding his daughter in the hospital waiting room. See more
When Columbo is talking with the roommate of the victim, named Marcia Dalton, Falk accidentally calls her "Miss Talbot," which refers to the name of the actress playing Dalton, Nita Talbot. 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?