Jessica visits her niece, Victoria ''Vicky'' Brandon, in San Francisco, who tells her that her fiancé, New York would be-actor Howard Griffin, isn't working in life insurance as he pretended. The ladies go to Mr. Drake's night-club, which Vicky found out he's somehow connected to, see he's performing there as a drag-queen and, worse, during star Michael Dupont's act, Howard runs out in panic after finding Drake's shot corpse. Vicky believes in Howard's innocence unconditionally, even accepts his weird job, so Jessica is determined to help, initially unappreciative, SFPD Detective Lt. Floyd Novack find the real killer. The club proves a viper's nest full of motives, including promising performer Freddy York, who would miss out on a dream contract because he held him to a lousy contract, reneging on a promise to sell the night-club, and the Drake family's (adulterous) love life. It all hangs on the tiny details only Jessica notices and makes sense of.. Written by
Did You Know?
When Genie Francis
' character, Victoria, is talking about Howard Griffin to Jessica, she says that he had been a part-time actor but mostly drove a cab. This brings back memories of Jeff Conaway
as Bobby Wheeler on Taxi
(1978), where he was also an aspiring actor who drove a taxi while waiting for his big break. See more
What do you say, kid? Out for some early morning air?
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