Lauren Staton and Lisa Martin kill their two-timing lover Nick Franco. Lauren's the one who pulled the trigger and they've made it look like Franco was killed by a burglar in his apartment. They've prepared well with both having solid alibis. Lt. Colombo is in charge of the case and is very much attracted to the beautiful Lauren. She uses that to her advantage and is soon buying him gifts and giving him the odd kiss. Colombo is flattered but begins to see anomalies in some of the physical evidence. He becomes certain that Laura is involved in Franco's death but realizes he will only be able to make an arrest if he gets a confession. He manages to get that but even he is surprised when learns of her true relationship to Lisa. Written by
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Peter Falk, as the Executive Producer and the writer of "It's All in the Game" (#12.1), inserted the song 'Bye Bye Blackbird' into the party scene as Lauren (Faye Dunaway) returns from the murder. In the film "Anzio" (1968) Falk, as Cpl. Jack Rabinoff sings "Bye Bye Blackbird" See more
Columbo is told by the telephone co. worker that all 12 calls from Lisa went to 818-555-7247. As he later watches Lisa exit her apt., he looks at the phone bill printout, on which appears to be written in big black ink, 818-565-7247. However, upon closer examination, the 'incorrect' digit is actually a five where the bottom loop has been drawn too far. See more
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