When L.A. mayor George Ridgeway's wife Lauren recognizes Benjamin Strand in the audience at a fund raiser attended by Mark and Norman, she fakes a migraine that night to sneak out, makes an appointment with him and shoots her husband at close range. Benjamin Strand is arrested by Steve as the suspect based on previous crackpot death threats he had made to the mayor, and possession of a gun that matches the killer's caliber. Mark notices Lauren's pretended migraine is fake, while she gets a real one when already on treatment. When Jack and Amanda go look for tramp patient Lomax's bag, they find one with a small fortune in a dumpster in an alley behind the murder site, and traces of breaking in through a broken window, close to the Ridgeway home. The mayor's anemic step-daughter Melissa Ridgeway is hospitalized, possibly anorexic, but Lauren refuses that theory even being tested. Jack tails Lauren to Dr. John Harris's hotel room. Marc finds Lauren has a cut fitting the window break-in. ... Written by
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Guest star James McEachin, who plays the derelict Lomax, is better known as Lt. Brock in the Perry Mason TV movies, and as Lt. Daniels during Season 1 of Matlock. See more
The show moves from Colorado to Los Angeles without any explanation. See more