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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In the Dutch subtitles, Dr. Hidemann is consistently called Dr. Hiedeman. 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
Dr. Barry Mayfield
Lieutenant Columbo, you're remarkable. You have intelligence, you have perception, you have great tenacity. You've got everything except proof.