Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
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Home Care 

Jessica immerses herself in the medical profession when a young nurse is accused of murdering two patients to whom she was providing home care.


Anthony Pullen Shaw (as Anthony Shaw)


Peter S. Fischer (created by), Richard Levinson (created by) | 2 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Angela Lansbury ... Jessica Fletcher
Frances Bay ... Sarah McCoy
William Converse-Roberts ... Justin Haynes
Megan Follows ... Lila Nolan (as Megan Porter Follows)
Zeljko Ivanek ... Eddie Saunders
Audra Lindley ... Maggie Saunders
Ron Masak ... Sheriff Mort Metzger (as Ron Másak)
Ed Nelson ... Henry Post
Stephanie Niznik ... Dorie Saunders
Tom O'Brien ... Jason Giles
Madlyn Rhue ... Jean O'Neill
Elizabeth Wilson ... Serena Haynes
William Windom ... Dr. Seth Hazlitt
Louis Herthum ... Deputy Andy Broom
Mark Arnott ... Dr. Kyle Adderly


After an incident with Dr. Kyle Adderly in Boston, nurse Lila Nolan returns to Cabot Cove. After the death of her only patient, wealthy Horace Gibbs, suspicions rise that she may have murdered him and sheriff Metzger refuses to investigate properly. Trusting Seth's disbelief Jessica tries to prove Lila's innocence, despite a record of previous toxic overdose fatalities and the death of her latest wealthy patient, Maggie Saunders. Written by KGF Vissers

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

19 October 1995 (USA) See more »

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Home Care See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Euthanasia outbreak or murder?
19 December 2017 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Have always been quite fond of 'Murder She Wrote'. It is a fun and relaxing watch that makes you think as you try to unwind in the evening. If one wants more complex, twisty mysteries with lots of tension and suspense 'Murder She Wrote' may not be for you, but if you want something light-hearted and entertaining but still provide good mysteries 'Murder She Wrote' fits the bill just fine.

Season 12, along with Seasons 9 and 11, is one of the weaker and more variable ones of 'Murder She Wrote'. It is though a season that got off to a good start. "Home Care", along with "Big Easy Murder", is another one of the season's best episodes, a season that became very hit and miss after "Home Care" with the worst episodes of Season 12 also being among the worst for 'Murder She Wrote' overall.

The character of Andy, despite Louis Herthum's valiantly subtle efforts, is still rather bland and underwritten, being little more than Mort Metzger's deputy. Jessica having a very old friend that she's known for years yet one that's only introduced here does require some suspension of disbelief.

Angela Lansbury is terrific as always, as is charmingly curmudgeon William Windom and ever easy to like Ron Masak. Have always loved the charm and tension between the leads/regulars. Megan Follows and Audra Lindley are particularly good of the solid enough, if perhaps not exceptional, overall supporting cast.

"Home Care's" mystery is compelling, twisty and sometimes with an eeriness. Jessica's genuine care for Maggie is very believable and touching, one does root for the chief suspect despite the outcome being obvious from miles away and the identity of the killer is a surprise.

Production values are slick and stylish with great use of the setting. The music has energy and has presence but also not making the mistake of over-scoring, while it is hard to forget or resist the theme tune. The writing is amiable and thought-provoking.

All in all, very well done. 8/10 Bethany Cox

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