Joe Devlin is an Irish poet. He’s very Irish. He’s signing copies of his book at a book shop when Vincent Pauly hands over a copy with ‘Ourselves Alone’ inscribed in it. This is a special code. They meet later and Devlin arranges to buy guns from Pauly but Pauly is a double crosser so Devlin shoots him.
Columbo shows up at 19 minutes and 35 seconds and plays some pinball. Excellent scene in which Columbo examines a book of erotic art, humorous.
The columboid is a scratch on a whiskey bottle.
Things we learn about Columbo: he has a nephew that likes bodybuilding and does needlepoint before any bodybuilding contest in order to relax.
I ate a very bland meal during this episode.