Patrick McGoohan is back! He’s Oscar Finch, a top attorney with a shady past. But he’s trying to put all that behind him and become just some honest lawyer guy who’s helping his Governor mate, Paul Mackey. Mackey is running for president and he wants Finch to be his vice. But now the skeletons are flying out of the closet and Frank Staplin comes along to blackmail him about all the horrible illegal stuff he used to do. Oscar shoots him and makes it look like suicide.
Columbo turns up at 20 minutes and 14 seconds and is confused by a fax machine (who isn’t!?). He also eats some crime scene cheese, yum Columbo, yum.
This is a great episode that harks back to the classics of the 70s. No sex or technology. The columboid? Bite marks in that cheese!
During this episode we learn that Columbo’s father loved Parmigiano Reggiano cheese.
I badly wrapped gifts for loved ones whilst watching this episode.