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"Murder, She Wrote" The Days Dwindle Down (TV Episode 1987) - Plot Summary Poster

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  • When Jessica is pampered in the luxury suite of a hotel, she's approached shyly by restaurant employee Georgia Wilson, whose husband, accountant Sam, was recently released after 30 years jail, assuring he was framed for the shooting of his boss Richard Jarvis, who actually offered Sam his last $10,000 for help when his firm went bust, to make his suicide look like armed robbery so the insurance would pay the Jarvis family a fortune, only someone else really killed him. Their son Rob Wilson became a cop hoping to help his father, now puts all his experience at her disposal. While she, Rob and the now retired police Lt. Webb re-examine the forensics as well as the means, opportunities and motives of surviving members of both families, someone in the know shoots at Jessica with a matching bullet, but must have missed willingly. At least she puzzles the pieces of both shootings together and traps the perpetrators, but...

    - Written by KGF Vissers
  • While traveling on business, Jessica is approached by Georgia Wilson who works in the hotel restaurant. Thirty years before, Georgia's husband Sam was convicted of murder. He's been recently released but continues to claim his innocence. He's not a happy man however and feels he has no reason to enjoy life. Georgia would like Jessica to look into the case and find the real killer. Sam claims that the victim, his boss Richard Jarvis, decided to commit suicide but asked Sam to make it look like a murder by disposing of the gun after he's done the deed. Jarvis was indeed murdered, but not by Sam and Jessica agrees to find the culprit.

    - Written by garykmcd
  • While on a business trip Jessica is booked at a luxurious hotel. A woman who works at the hotel restaurant approaches her, upon hearing of her exploits--solving murders, she asks Jessica if she could help her and her husband. It seems like her husband was convicted of murder 30 years ago and was recently released and he is not exactly happy because he claims to be innocent. Jessica goes to see him and she learns that 30 years ago they were in a financial bind so he asked his boss for a raise but he said the firm is going under. His boss would later tell him that he wants to kill himself so his family can collect his insurance but he needs someone to get the gun and dispose of it. He agreed and did it but when the police investigate because of circumstantial evidence he was convicted. Jessica agrees to look into it and is aided by the man's son who is now a cop. Jessica goes to see the deceased man's son who is not exactly helpful. She later meets the man who investigated the murder who tells her that he didn't believe the man's guilty but was pressured by the D.A. to close the case.

    - Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com
  • In a sequel to the movie "Strange Bargain" (over a third of this episode consists of black-and-white flashbacks from it, including its ending), Sam Wilson, just released from 30 years imprisonment for killing his boss Richard Jarvis, admits that Jarvis hired Sam to murder him for an insurance settlement. Sam failed to go through with the deal, but Jarvis was found shot to death anyway. Jessica tries to re-create the death and determine if the killing was murder, suicide or something else.

    - Written by Peter Harris
  • Jessica investigates the possibility that a recent parolee went to jail for a crime he didn't commit.

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