Aging actress Nora Chandler is being blackmailed by Gerry Parks. Gerry is also secretly dating Nora’s assistant Jean. Nora goes to Gerry’s house and blows up his car. However, Gerry isn’t in the car Jean is. Now Jean is dead.
Columbo appears at 11 minutes and 36 seconds. Everyone thinks Gerry was the intended victim but Columbo figures out that it was supposed to be Jean all along as she knew that Nora had killed her husband 12 years earlier. The columboid involves a shriner ring. I’m not sure what this is.
During this episode we learn that Columbo’s brother in law in called George, he had an uncle that played the bag pipes and his wife loves mementos and steals ash trays from fancy restaurants.
During this episode I roasted vegetables.