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"They Want to Buy with Paper Bills Some Peace to Call Their Own ~ A Winery Which Loan Sharks Cannot Steal"
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18 May 2010
When a murder by firearms occurs one evening outside of Knob Hill
Jewelry Store, in San Francisco, California, the Grimaldi family, which
owns and operates a winery in nearby Sonoma Valley, invites dear old
friend Jessica Fletcher (Angela Lansbury) to the memorial services, one
week later (with the second "MSW" episode set in Sonoma County
Anna Grimaldi (Lainie Kazan) has resided in Cabot Cove, Maine, during
her formative years, and has since relocated to the West, married, and
become widowed with three children: son, Paul Grimaldi (Joseph Cali),
daughter, Alicia Grimaldi (Diane DiLascio), and adoptive son, Pete
Grimaldi (Eddie Velez).
But now, it would seem that Paul has secretly married divorcée Michelle
Scarlotti (Elizabeth Gracen), whose vote would count toward the future
direction of Grimaldi Vineyards, whereas Paul Grimaldi would have no
say in matters of family policy, but Michelle and her five-year-old son
from her first marriage somehow would.
Attorney Edgar Warner (Robert Pine) serves as legal counsel for Anna
Grimaldi, who maintains that there are more important things to worry
about than the vineyard and winery which has been in the family for
generations. But Alicia maintains that she knows what's best for the
family because she remembers her father's words that without the land
and the business, the family won't stay together.
Henry Wilson (David Newsom) serves on staff at Grimaldi Vineyards, as a
meek-tempered, soft-spoken production expert in the winery. Henry
displays a fondness for Alicia, but she has more important things to
worry about than romance and hints that her brothers would have done
well to think along the same lines.
Lars Anderson (Gregg Henry) acts as a loan shark, holding a mortgage
over the Grimaldi estate, with vineyards, winery and residence. When
Pete encounters Lars while standing on a trestle bridge, an altercation
begins to arise, but family friend Felipe Paez (León Singer) and his
pet canine, Bolivar, manage to calm tempers.
Jessica, too, attempts at every turn to smooth tempers flaring around
the Grimaldi household during this difficult period of mourning and
concern for the family's property.
But when a body is discovered inside the basement of the winery, the
victim of a bludgeoning by a heavy pole, hardly anyone has a plausible
Sheriff Serafio Zuniga (Ismael 'East' Carlo) arrives to investigate the
second murder, which Jessica is convinced is linked to the first
murder, but Sheriff Zuniga initially requests no assistance, or, more
to the point, no interference from Jessica. So, she investigates
When noticing a painting, Jessica suddenly realizes that Bolivar, the
pet of Felipe, must have been a witness to the murder and sets a trap
to nab her suspect of the perpetrator of both murders to control the
This episode represents the first of two "MSW" appearances for
Elizabeth Gracen, the second of two for David Newsom, the third of
three each for Joseph Cali and Ismael 'East' Carlo, the fourth of five
for Robert Pine, and the sixth of seven for Gregg Henry.
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