While Jessica attends a hunting party, someone tampers in the stables with the normally quiet horse of the rich host, Denton Langley, which suddenly goes wild and causes him to have a fatal fall, yet the drug test Jessica suggests is negative. The will, on videotape, gives his shocked relatives and estate staff peanuts while $15,000,000 goes to Denton's pet dog, Teddy, who is shortly after found drugged after biting old local Isaiah Potts. Family lawyer Marcus Boswell is challenged by the human heirs' lawyer on account of the dog's mental competence. Then Trish Langley is found killed by the security gate, the button which operates it from security guard Barnes' closed room has Teddy's paw print on it. He must have been trained to press it. Jessica works out precisely what ties in, how, and what doesn't.
Did You Know?
At the beginning of the episode at the party scene, Denton speaks with Jessica while looking at a painting of a horse. He points his crop toward the horse's chest and says, "Now here's a painter who knew his horse flesh, look at those 'withers'." He continues to toast saying, "To life, love and a nice set of withers." Both his statements and Jessica's, "Careful Denton, they warned me about you," implies Denton is a randy old man speaking of both horse's and women's breasts. However, the withers of a horse is not near the breast, nor is it typically referred to in pairs. The withers is the high point between the neck and the back of the horse. The front end of the saddle nestles on both sides of it. Withers are normally referred to as "high" or "low" depending on the intensity of the lift at that point. See more
After Denton's fall, Jessica jumps off her horse and turns towards the camera; it is clearly a stand-in and not Angela Lansbury. See more
Well, how about a toast for later?
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