Thursday, June 11, 2015

Murder She Wrote Recaps: S2E15: Powder Keg

On her way home from a writers conference in the Deep South, Jessica's car breaks down in a small Alabama town, where she becomes embroiled in the aftermath of a murder committed in the wake of an altercation at the local roadhouse. She helps the town's black sheriff solve the crime, but not before he has to fend off a lynch mob and fist duel the guy who played Jon on CHiPs.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Murder She Wrote Recaps: S2E14: Keep the Home Fries Burning

Breakfast fever infects Cabot Cove, as all the residents begin eating at a touristy, colonial-themed new restaurant at the edge of town. But a different kind of fever strikes those who try the place's strawberry jam: poison fever. Jessica tries to solve the case, but is stymied at every turn by a state health inspector who claims her methods are unscientific.

Murder She Wrote Recaps: S2E13: Trial by Error

In this homage to Twelve Angry Men, Jessica plays the role of the level-headed jury foreperson. In her grandmotherly way, she gently browbeats the other 11 jurors––even the belligerent radio host and the guy who was the head of Starfleet in that Star Trek movie with the whales––into agreeing with her take on the murder trial.