Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
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What You Don't Know Can Kill You 

Johnny is engaged to Seth's niece Amy but enrages Les by visiting Sherri. When Johnny is the victim of a motorcycle accident, Amy insists that it was murder.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Les Franklin
Tom Sampson
Sherri Sampson
Billy Keane ...
Johnny Carter (as William Keane)
Jeremy Woods
Roger Yates
Sheriff Mort Metzger (as Ron Másak)
Stu Yates
Doreen the Waitress
Amy Walters
Roger Yates's Junior Son (as Will Foster Stewart)


Charming local gardener Johnny Carter is engaged to Seth's niece Amy Walters. Both are bothered by local hoodlum Les Franklin. After Johnny dies in a motor cycle accident, which Amy insists must be framed, she discovers he regularly visited tow truck driver Tom Sampson's daughter Sherri, whose baby he fathered. Failing to take his pills, Seth's patient Roger Yates is absurdly vindictive over a gardening misunderstanding against Johnny and lawyer Jeremy Woods, who refused to prosecute Jessica for 'fencing flowers'. Roger's rowdy sons are Les' mates. Jeremy is stabbed to death with Les' knife. Jessica puts things together surprisingly. Written by KGF Vissers

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knife | jealousy | fistfight | fight | See All (4) »


Crime | Drama | Mystery





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5 May 1996 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This was the last episode set in Cabot Cove. Although Angela Lansbury continued playing her character for seven more years, this was the last time with Seth, Mort and the rest of the residents of Cabot Cove. See more »


In the opening, a man is sitting on the porch holding a crying baby. The baby however is asleep with a pacifier in his mouth. See more »

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Two bones of contention
5 October 2017 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Things are looking good for Dr. Hazlett's niece Michelle Abrams who is about to marry Billy Keane. The only fly in the ointment is the jealous Anthony Michael Hall who Abrams had once been involved with. In fact the Keane and Hall were also at one time involved with single mom Laurie Holden which two bones of contention between them.

First Billy Keane is killed at night in a motorcycle accident that wasn't so accidental. After that Bruce Kirby, a lawyer in Cabot Cove is also killed and he had information that Keane's case was murder also.

This was Jessica Fletcher's last visit to Cabot Cove on the series and personally I liked those episodes best. Both sheriffs Tom Bosley and Ron Masak were strong, but not ego driven characters always ready to accept help from Angela Lansbury. And possibly my favorite TV doctor was William Windom. Any episode with him as Dr. Seth Hazlett was a double treat. Occasionally he got away from Cabot Cove with Jessica Fletcher. He was conservative in his manner, occasionally a bit stuffy, but very wise always.

The murderer here is one you can really feel sorry for as well. Watch and see what I mean.

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