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"Murder, She Wrote" Crossed Up (TV Episode 1987) - Plot Summary Poster

(TV Series)

(1987)

Plot Summary

  • 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 KGF Vissers
  • With Hurricane Ida blowing into Cabot Cove, Jessica's telephone lines are crossed with another's and she overhears a conversation between two men who are plotting a murder. Jessica is bedridden with a bad back with her nephew Grady taking care of her. Sure enough the next day the body of millionaire Jedediah Rogers is found in his house. Jessica is unable to leave her sick bed so Grady does the footwork in the investigation. Amos and Seth aren't sure it's murder at all. She learns that his three sons were about to be cut out of the old man's will with everything going to his granddaughter. A second death however convinces Amos, Seth and the others that Rogers may have been murdered after all.

    - Written by garykmcd
  • The phone wires get crossed during a storm and Jessica can't convince anyone that what she heard was really a murder plot.

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