Grady nurses Jessica who must stay in bed with her bad back for weeks, bored to death. During a hurricane she overhears a crossed-up call from a raspy male voice about selling a Cabot Cove estate and killing an old male relative. Seth, Grady and Amos think she imagines the hired gun, but indeed that night widowed lumber millionaire Jedediah Rogers is found shot in his lavish estate where he lived alone with his sons Adam, Gordon and Morgan, who wanted him to leave the business and have no alibis, and orphaned granddaughter Leslie Cameron who was about to be made the sole heir instead. While Amos believes it's a mere burglary, Jessica joins the investigation by remote control Grady. Soon after once fired employee Abel Gorcey dies in a suspicious accident, a potential hired gun, and more danger lurks... Written by
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For Henry Brandon
, who plays the killed character Abel Gorcey, this was the last TV part in his nearly half a century long career. See more
During a rainstorm Jessica is speaking on the telephone to Letticia, the town operator. She is wearing her glasses in a close-up. Mid-sentence, it cuts to a long shot, and her glasses are suddenly on her lap. See more
Sheriff Amos Tupper
He's got an arrest sheet as long as a chorus girl's legs.
References My Mother the Car