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Rest in Peace, Mrs. Columbo 

A woman who blames Columbo for the loss of her husband sets out to get back at him.



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Tom Isbell ...
Hugh Gillin ...
Rosanna Huffman ...
Liz Cooper (as Peggy Walton Walker)
Joe Bellan ...
Robert Balderson ...


A woman who blames Lt. Columbo for the loss of her husband sets out to get back at him. But before she goes after him, she first goes after the man who informed on her husband and by showing the Lt. how it feels to lose a love one; by going after his wife. Written by <>

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31 March 1990 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Vivian Dimitri wants revenge on Columbo for putting her husband, Pete Garibaldi, in jail where he died of a heart-attack. This case is not featured in any episode of the series but it closely resembles the plot of "The Bye-Bye Sky High IQ Murder Case." See more »


It rains at Mrs. Columbo's fake funeral, but in the background the sun is shining and the grave-stones are dry. (The funeral scene is shown several times over the course of this episode and the dry background is best visible the third time this scene is shown). See more »


Columbo: Gracie, what happened, you lost the chef?
Gracie: Chef?
Columbo: Brama, the big guy. He had one brown eye, one blue.
Gracie: He went back to Mazatlan two months ago. We have a new guy back there, now, Heinrich.
Columbo: Heinrich? You got a guy named Heinrich to make Chili?
[Gets up to leave]
Columbo: Keep the change.
[Puts money on counter. Turns to sergeant]
Columbo: Come on Brady, I gotta walk this stuff off.
[Walking outside]
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Followed by Columbo: Uneasy Lies the Crown (1990) See more »

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Columbo who got slapped

What a wonderful surprise this episode that I did not know at all. But the last Columbo series season has not been very widely shown in France, unlike the previous ones. And this episode proves that this season is absolutely not the worst of all, on the contrary. The evil woman, the female killer is exquisite, and played by this unknown gal, but so gorgeous. And I also appreciate all those surprising elements, such as this one emphasizing on Columbo's wife as the next murderer's victim, or the breakfast sequence, whilst Columbo invites the murderess at his "supposed" home. And the final scene when she slapped him...

Columbo will always remain for me one of the best TV series ever, and which never gets old.

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