Devlin is an Irishman. In his youth he was a terrorist but now he is a famous writer and, officially, 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 thinks he has been betrayed. Lt. Columbo is responsible for the inquiry and becomes friendly with Devlin, but it is very dangerous to be familiar with Lt. Columbo when you are a murderer. Written by
Baldinotto da Pistoia / corrected by statmanjeff
Did You Know?
Originally a pilot for a different series (presumably re-edited to fit in the Columbo angle). See more
In the bar scene where Devlin and Columbo play darts, Columbo needs 66 to win. His first two darts don't score but his third hits the "bull." Devlin then declares him the winner despite Columbo only scoring 50. See more
A rare old bird is the pelican. His bill holds more than his belly can. He can take in his beak enough food for a week. I'm damned if I know how the hell he can!
References San Francisco
Courtin' in the Kitchen
Traditional Irish Renaissance song (1450-1599)
Instrumental version heard at pub See more