Murder, She Wrote: The Days Dwindle Down   Rewatch 
April 25, 2015 9:47 AM - Season 3, Episode 21 - Subscribe

While traveling on business, Jessica is approached by a lady, Georgia Wilson, who works in the hotel restaurant, after she overhears Jessica's promoter trying to get her to capitalize on her crime solving to promote her books. Thirty years before, Georgia's husband Sam was convicted of murdering his boss. Sam served his time, but he feels he has no reason to enjoy life. Georgia would like Jessica to look into the case and find the real killer to give Sam true closure. Georgia and Sam's son, Rob, became a cop to help clear his dad's name, but when JB starts digging around, some ghosts come back from the past, and they're armed with old bullets. (This episode uses clips from the 1949 movie Strange Bargain to support the plot as flashbacks.)
posted by filthy light thief (4 comments total)
A weird way to do a movie sequel! It was an odd episode all the same...high marks for trying to be creative, tho...
posted by Alexandra Kitty at 8:09 AM on April 26, 2015 [1 favorite]

That's interesting, thanks. Before I read your post, I was impressed that the flashbacks managed to recreate the 1950's film esthetic so perfectly, even up to that echoey sound old movies have. I wonder how closely this episode follows the movie. It's a pretty original and interesting premise.
posted by Alexandra Michelle at 12:27 PM on April 26, 2015 [1 favorite]

I'm just happy they acknowledged the spectacle of Jessica's sleuthing career.
posted by Monochrome at 2:29 PM on April 26, 2015 [2 favorites]

And to think, the murderer was Rose DeWitt Bukater all along!
posted by mochapickle at 6:11 PM on April 26, 2015

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