Jessica (not an active character in this story) explains to the camera how her Cabot Cove friend Bill Boyle, a baseball talent eliminated by a knee injury, became a clumsy P.I. He became successful only as the 'partner' of Jack, the smart poodle of his former field mate, Johnny Wheeler, who left the canine in his care just a while he supposedly picked up someone flying in from Puerto Rico. Next, an armed woman tries to steal the dog and Johhny is shot in hospital. Police lieutenant Lou Brickman finds out Johnny's story was bogus. After some goons rough Bill up, looking for something Johnny gave him, he realizes the dog must be the key, but nothing is found on Jack, so they keep snooping together. Written by
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This was one of several episodes intended as pilots for spin-off series that were never made. See more