Graham McVeigh has had it with his ne'er-do-well brother Teddy who is a degenerate gambler and is in serious debt to his bookie Bruno Romano. He develops an elaborate plan to eliminate both of them by first having Teddy suffer a large loss at the track - Graham drugs his own horse, a sure winner, so it loses - and then framing Bruno for his Teddy's murder. He then arranges for Bruno to come to his house, ostensibly to collect Teddy's losses. He then kills Bruno and claims self defense. Lt. Colombo begins to find a number of anomalies that he simply cannot explained including mice in a restaurant bathroom. He's pretty certain Graham is responsible for both murders but he will need some assistance in order to get a confession out of him. Written by
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Although Columbo has spoken Italian in several episodes prior to this one, he claims to have never learned the language. As such, it possible that Columbo makes up a new backstory depending on the suspect that he is speaking to. See more
When Lt. Columbo is searching the car containing Teddy McVeigh's body, you can very clearly see the murder victim is breathing. See more
Oh sir, just one more thing.
No, Lieutenant, there is no "just one more thing." Goodbye!
This Old Man
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