Max Barsini is an artist who has a most unusual living arrangement with three women. He is married to Vanessa, and Julie is his live in model. Louise is his first wife who lives next door. Max takes delight in the way they fight for his attention, but also likes to control them. So when Louise starts seeing a psychologist, Max not only fears that she will break away but also that she will reveal a secret that Max will kill to keep hidden and he does. He makes it appear that she drowned but Columbo knows something is wrong.
Did You Know?
Shera Danese is Peter Falks wife in real life See more
The front doorway of Max Barsini's house has a mezuzah, a Jewish religious symbol. There is nothing in the episode, including other decor in the home, to suggest Barsini or any of the episode's other characters are Jewish. See more
One, it's nice to live at the beach. Two, I can't cook cioppino worth a damn. And three, there are more important things in life than happiness.