17 Sep. 1972Étude in Black
A ruthless conductor murders the gifted pianist with whom he is having an affair. Lt. Columbo is on the case.
15 Oct. 1972The Greenhouse Jungle
Columbo arrives at a kidnapping case, which at some point turns to worse. Everything seems to be related to a trust fund managed by a man with a great love for orchids.
5 Nov. 1972The Most Crucial Game
The manager of a football team murders its callow owner, making it look as if the young man had had an accident in his swimming pool. Lt. Columbo is on the case.
26 Nov. 1972Dagger of the Mind
In London, a respected Shakespearean acting duo cover up the unintended killing of their producer.
21 Jan. 1973Requiem for a Falling Star
A faded movie actress commits murder. Lt. Columbo, one of her biggest fans, is on the case.
11 Feb. 1973A Stitch in Crime
A surgeon has an ingenious plan for murdering his partner in a research project, but a nurse catches onto the scheme.
4 Mar. 1973The Most Dangerous Match
A chess player murders his opponent before a big match. Lt. Columbo must out-maneuver this crafty, but craven, killer.