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
The position of Dr. Mayfield's left arm changes depending on the shot when he and Columbo are sitting at the table during the party. His left arm is extended on the table holding a glass during side shots, but when the shot switches to head-on, his arm is in his lap. See more
Dr. Barry Mayfield
[finding Columbo at a buffet table
Collecting evidence, Lieutenant, or just being sociable?