Grady Fletcher invites aunt Jessica to be his guest at a Broadway show he's doing the bookkeeping for and meet both his girl-friend and has-been movie star Rita Bristol, whose prima donna-attitude and drinking endanger the show that was to be her come-back and the launch of daughter Patti Bristol. They all dine with others including son Barry Bristol, director Marc Faber and banker Si Parrish, the principal investor. On the way home, Pati is shot in the spine by street mugger Manny Farkus, who gets a fatal bullet from Barry. To reluctant Barry's surprise, the show isn't canceled but LA star Lonnie Valerian takes recovering Pati's part. NYPD Detective Sergeant Moreno didn't feel like investigating further, but Jessica does dig into past and present of the Bristol family, the show people, the mugger who she recognizes as unemployed actor Morley Farmer and some New York street witnesses. Written by
Did You Know?
Jessica is surprised to hear that her nephew Grady has a new girlfriend named Kate. In the pilot episode, he was dating Kitty Donovan (Jessica Browne), and before Jessica said goodbye to them in that episode she told them not to go off and elope because she wanted to host their wedding in her parlor. See more
While talking to the Milton Berle character, Jessica makes an off-hand remark, and Berle asks her to repeat it. She replies, "Oh, I was just talking out loud." Clearly she means "I was just thinking out loud." See more
References The Broadway Melody