A Nero Wolfe Mystery: Season 2, Episode 6

Motherhunt: Part 1 (12 May 2002)

TV Episode  |   |  Action, Drama, Mystery
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When a baby, allegedly fathered by her late husband, is abandoned on the doorstep of his rich, beautiful widow, she hires Nero Wolfe to locate the mother.


(as Alan Smithee)


(teleplay), (novel)
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Fox ...
Lucy Valdon
Manuel Upton
R.D. Reid ...
Julian Haft
Shannon Jobe ...
Miss Mimm
Nicolas Losseff


When rich, beautiful widow Lucy Valdon finds an abandoned baby on her doorstep, she is led to believe that her late promiscuous husband, a successful novelist who died in an accident, is the father. She hires Nero Wolfe to discover the identity of the the infant's mother and during the course of the investigation she and Archie find themselves increasingly attracted to each other. One of the clues he finds is an unusual handmade horsehair button, but when he tracks down the craftswoman who made it, she is uncooperative and soon after is found strangled. When Wolfe orders his operatives to set up a sting in Washington Square Park using the baby as bait, the operation finally bears fruit. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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Action | Drama | Mystery




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12 May 2002 (USA)  »

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Wolfe advises the the client, Lucy Valdon, enter the brownstone by the back way, as Wolfe's house is under surveillance. Upon leaving, Archie shows her out by the front door. See more »


Archie Goodwin: [on seeing Lucy's mansion] It was a modest little cottage with just enough room for the Russian army.
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Written by Antonín Dvorák
KPM CS 7:7
Archie, Lucy and the baby enjoy the outdoors at Lucy's country cottage
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