Devlin is an Irishman and in his youth he was a terrorist but now he is a famous writer and officially he is a supporter of an American society proposing to help the victims of terrorism. Actually he is buying from Pauley weapons for the terrorists. Devlin kills him because he think he has been betrayd. Lt. Columbo is responsible for the inquiry and becames friendly with Devlin. But it is very dangerous to be familiar with Lt. Columbo when you are a murderer. Written by
Baldinotto da Pistoia
Did You Know?
As a possible nod to this being the last episode of the original series, Columbo's final words are "This far and no farther". See more
Columbo has to borrow a dime from Devlin to call the Tow Truck. However, while riding in the tow truck, he asks the driver to pull over so he can make a call at which point he pulls out a dime. See more
Do you know these lines, Lieutenant? They're from Lewis Carroll: "You may charge me with murder, or want of sense - we are all of us weak at times, but the slightest approach to a false pretense was never among my crimes."
References San Francisco
Traditional American/irish folk song
Sung by Clive Revill See more