It’s Mexico and Luis Montoya has lots of bulls for fighting. His servant waxes his hard top. His trousers are so very tight.
A hot headed young man, probably called Curro has been injured by a bull. Now Curro’s father Hector is going to quit with job with Luis. So Luis says he’s going to kill the bull but instead drugs Hector and puts him in the ring with the bull and so, the bull kills him.
Columbo shows up at 9 minutes and 12 seconds and promptly crashes his car. He does have insurance though. Everyone else is speaking Spanish but he can’t. He flashes his badge and I see it and think perhaps his first name is Frank but I’m not sure. He meets a friendly Mexican cop called Jackie Sanchez, who is familiar with Columbo from the cruise ship case. Sanchez enlists Columbo’s help, although it looks like Hector died accidentally. Columbo knows it was no accident and proves that Montoya did it because of broken wood and wet flags. The columboid: Columbo gets Montoya in the bullring and sees him freeze with fear.
In this episode we learn that Mrs Columbo won the cruise ship ticket in a raffle and that it’s Columbo’s cousin Vito’s anniversary.
During this episode I knitted a scarf.