Harold Van Wick kills his mother in law Margaret because he is running her electronics business into the ground with his love of gadgetry and she wants him to stop. What a bitch. He has a wheelchair bound wife and a moron of a brother in law and assumes he’ll get away with it. He shoots her, films it, sets up the film to play for a security guard later and then goes to an art show. He is a man that believes he can establish an alibi by ostentatiously asking for the time.
We see Columbo’s car at 17 minutes and 42 seconds and Columbo in the flesh at 17 minutes and 57 seconds. Columbo looks at some art and his dog barks at Harold.
The Columboid: on the video Harold’s art show invitation is on the table.
Things we learn about Columbo: his dog chases the neighbour’s cat, his wife does paint by numbers and he hates guns.
During this episode I spilled tea on myself.