Murder, She Wrote: Crossed Up   Rewatch 
March 3, 2015 1:51 PM - Season 3, Episode 13 - Subscribe

The phone wires get crossed during a storm and Jessica can't convince anyone that what she heard was real.

With Hurricane Ida blowing into Cabot Cove, Jessica's telephone lines are crossed with another and she overhears a conversation between two men who are plotting a murder. When the body of millionaire Jedediah Rogers is found in his house, Amos and Seth aren't sure it's murder at all. Jessica is bedridden with a bad back, so her nephew Grady has to do all the footwork in the investigation. She learns that his three sons were about to be cut out of the old man's will with everything going to his granddaughter. A second death however convinces Amos, Seth and the others that Rogers may have been murdered after all.
posted by filthy light thief (4 comments total)
I'm never going to dismiss anything with a Hitchcockian premise like this one, but it bugged me at first that everyone didn't immediately believe Jessica because murder is pretty much her bag.

But that didn't last as long as it could have.

And I was also convinced that the granddaughter had done it because, you know, leave it to Grady. But the actual solution was better.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 10:16 PM on March 6, 2015 [1 favorite]

I honestly thought the granddaughter did do it, even during the confrontation at the end! I couldn't tell her apart from the murderer in the dark, and I was like, nice going, Grady!

It was neat to see Wally Cleaver. And Dody is Yvette from Clue!

Poor Grady. Now we know he must reek of tuna, in addition to all the other Grady-ness that plagues him.
posted by mochapickle at 7:15 PM on March 7, 2015

Letitia should get a Junior Detective badge or something for all the times she's been Jessica's source at the phone company.
posted by Monochrome at 8:07 AM on March 9, 2015 [1 favorite]

It was so nice seeing Grady as something other than unemployed or lovestruck!
posted by A hidden well at 2:26 PM on March 17, 2016 [1 favorite]

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