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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
  • 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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