Mr. Bowers booby-traps his basement, electrocuting his wife when she turns on an overhead bulb. Next, the widower ties the knot with a mousy heiress, Maggie, whom he has seduced. While Edie...
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Mr. Bowers booby-traps his basement, electrocuting his wife when she turns on an overhead bulb. Next, the widower ties the knot with a mousy heiress, Maggie, whom he has seduced. While Edie warbles "when the lights start lighting the town", Maggie's quibbling older sisters, one controlling and their other daffy, along with their pince-nezed attorney James Bond, drive to Mother's in her Model T to employ Gunn to investigate Bowers, whom they accurately suspect is only interested in Maggie's money. Gunn detects he's an ex-con blackmailer, but the new bride doesn't fret, although Bond warns her she'll be the next victim. Written by
Very Good Episode In Which You Knew Something Wasn't At It Seemed
You just knew things weren't as they looked....and sure enough, they weren't. This was a neat ending, a nice twist to an interesting story filled with action and suspense. Well, at least more than normal.
The introduction gets your attention right away as a woman is electrocuted in her basement, thanks to her husband. As the story starts - apparently some years after that incident - a couple of old biddies come to "Mother's" looking to hire Peter Gunn. Their pathetic sister has married some guy they think is a crook. Well, it turns out to be that guy who electrocuted his former wife. The man does have quite a background, Pete discovers, leaving a number of dead wives, and has spent time in jail for other things. All of this is unknown to the wallflower who married him, a 50-year-old in love for the first time and who doesn't care so long as she has someone.
The sisters get knocked off and someone throws a Molotov cocktail at Gunn. Pete knows the wife is going to be next, giving the man the money he's looking when this latest wife dies..
A showdown ensues and a real surprise happens. Not wanting to use spoilers, I'll leave it there.
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