College music student Michael 'Mike' Prentice discovers that his professor Tyler Stoneham published a song based on a theme part of one of his assignments as his own composition, under the alias Alden Gilbert, but can't prove the plagiarist theft. The professor's wife Christine Stoneham also suspects him of adultery with a student. Professor Harry Papasian, Stoneham's assistant, is furious not to be mentioned as co-author on their new music dictionary. Stoneham is found stabbed to death in the archives where Mike was looking for the original partitions, enough for an arrest. His friend, law student Chad Singer, starts sleuthing, helped by fellow music student who helps trace more musical malversations to Broadway. Christine actually has a secret affair herself with Vice Chancellor Simon. Musical producer Max Hellinger promises Papazian $5,000 to help find some Gilbert songs, Chad finds out. After the lyrics writer is traced, Chad stages an elaborate reconstruction to trick the killer.... Written by
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Four of the actors in this episode all guest starred on The Golden Girls in important roles: Herb Edelman (Stan - Dorothy's ex-husband), George Grizzard (Blanche's husband George), Scott Jacoby (Dorothy and Stan's son Michael), and Dinah Manoff ( as next door neighbor Carol - which lead to spinoff Empty Nest.) See more
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