When a congressman suddenly dies from a heart attack, Jessica is asked to temporarily replace him in Washington.


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Episode cast overview:
Kaye Sheppard
Det. Lt. Avery Mendelsohn
Diana Simms
Congressman Dan Keppner
Harry Parmel
Ray Dixon
Joe Blinn
Thor Danziger
Wendell Joyner
Harold DeWitt
David Hooks ...
Commitee Chairman Ronald Olsen
Jensen Collier ...
Jade McCall ...
Driver's Partner


US Congressman Wendell Joyner gets a fatal heart-attack at 's party, arranged by Congressman Dan Keppner and dodgy lobbyist Harry Parmel, actually at a party for a potential successor, officially in his bed. The governor of Maine demands Jessica to fill in as federal legislator for a few weeks till the party can officially select a new Congressman. She keeps on Joyner's staff for her short tenure, notably helpful driver-press agent Joe Blinn and administrative assistant Diana Simms. Detective Lieutenant Avery Mendelsohn tails Jessica and explains he suspects Joyner to be murdered after finding out his corpse was moved. She decides to help him sleuthing on and around Capitol Hill, including dirty lobbying, after suspiciously well-housed nobody Martha Craig is found murdered and recovering alcoholic Keppner was drugged and robbed on the street, believing he was framed clumsily and discovering if it all ties in to a legislature vote on a cannery in Maine... Written by KGF Vissers

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6 January 1985 (USA)  »

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Interesting Insights Enclosed.
14 September 2014 | by (Florida, USA) – See all my reviews

Apart from the obvious joy I got from watching this episode,("Columbo" and "Murder she Wrote" the top two police procedural shows (In my opinion)) the insights on how Washington works were indeed insightful.

Being a Brit I never realised how devious and underhand politicians actually were. But it seems general knowledge that throwing money at people gets things done the way you want them done. and clearly its acceptable to do so. Fascinating episode.

I am still a fan of this show and happy there are 264 episodes 10 of which I have enjoyed in the last week or so through streaming via Netflix. I have a plan to watch every one of them as "Columbo" with Peter Falk has been exhausted. I can hardly wait to get started.

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