Father Donald Barnes meets Jessica on the Cabot Cove beach, where he minds Eddie Frayne, who she once tutored as English teacher, only presenting himself as a teacher. Soon after in his capacity of parish priest ad interim (the incumbent is on sabbatical) he hears confession from a murderer, businessman Evan West's step-daughter. After his corpse is found on the beach the priest can't come forth with any identification or details, only acknowledge Jessica's hints toward the arrested suspect, Eddie, didn't confess. So it's up to her alone to dig in the family's sordid past and come up with more relevant facts than the penitent girl realized. Written by
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This is the first of three appearances for Hunt Block. He appears in season 6, episode 2, Seal of the Confessional, as Father Donald Barnes,season 7, episode 20, Murder, Plain & Simple, as Reuben Stoltz, and season 8, episode 18, Programmed for Murder, as Dr Jonas Beckwith. See more