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Sex and the Married Detective 

When a successful sex therapist with a best selling book and a hit TV show is crushed to learn her business partner/lover is cheating on her, she plots appropriate revenge.

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Dr. Joan Allenby
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Cindy
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Dr. Simon Ward
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Dr. Walter Neff
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Helen Hendrix
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David Kincaid
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Norm
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Charlie
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Leeza Vinnichenko ...
Cleaning Woman
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Madge
Peter Wise ...
Ozzie
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This time Columbo has to deal with a passion crime by a sex therapist. As usual, this completely new environment to Columbo is an opportunity for him to show off more unusual talents, as well as pit his wit against an opponent who is well versed in the psychology that he himself uses so well. Written by Maarten Hofman <jen@cistron.nl>

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Trivia

Detective Colombo plays the tuba in this episode. He says he learned to play in high school because it was the only instrument left. See more »

Goofs

When the doctor returns to her office and sees her husband in bed with the other woman, the woman is wearing an obvious flesh-colored bodysuit. See more »

Quotes

Helen Hendrix: [at the charity reception] Go circulate! Get money for music!
Dr. Joan: Married women circulate - single women mingle.
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References Double Indemnity (1944) See more »

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A Decent Columbo episode!
18 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Columbo's episodes are really quite a combination of serious, lightheartedness, good acting, an excellent cast, and drama mixed with comedy. Sex and the Married Detective casts Lindsay Crouse who is an excellent actress and does a superb job in this episode. She plays a sex therapist who discovers and learns of her lover's infidelity. She decides revenge. I found this episode to be much more entertaining than some others and still worth watching again and again. I found the interaction between Columbo and the Crouse to be the most interesting as well. Like most of Columbo episodes, one of the trademarks is to treat the audience and the suspect with intelligence rather than dumbing them down.


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