Murder, She Wrote

Murder, She Wrote (1984)

5 mistakes in season 3

(12 votes)

The Corpse Flew First Class - S3-E12

Factual error: As the airplane is coming in to land at Heathrow, there is an establishing shot of the wheels down, and in the background there are cars on the road, but driving on the right, wrong for the UK.

The Bottom Line Is Murder - S3-E15

Continuity mistake: When the cop picks up the dirty ashtray he blows the ash away. In the close-up the ashtray is spotless as if it had been wiped with a cloth or if it were brand-new. First of all, no ash blew away, and second of all, a mere puff couldn't have cleaned it the way it looks.

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Magnum On Ice (2) - S3-E8

Plot hole: There were 3 gunshots. 1 from Magnum, 1 from the killer and 1 from the victim. Yet they arrest Magnum with checking the bullet striations. He would be declared innocent almost immediately. (00:17:00)

Brian Houghton 0c56

Unfinished Business - S3-E3

Plot hole: Barney Kale decides to reopen a case he couldn't solve. Based on the outcome it makes no logic whatsoever. He is the murderer. Why would he bring attention to it put himself in danger? (00:46:50)

Brian Houghton 0c56

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Suggested correction: He was being blackmailed by Gary Roberts. He "reopened" the case as a ruse to kill Roberts.

Bishop73

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Chosen answer: This is the very reason my brother and I used to jokingly call the show, "Murder, She Caused." It's amazing she was ever on anyone's guest list for a party, given the likelihood someone would end up deceased. As to your question, most of the time, Jessica Fletcher would have had an air-tight alibi, as she was in a room full of people, or her whereabouts were accounted for when a murder occurred elsewhere. It also seems to me that there were episodes where she, purely with respect to opportunity, could have been a suspect. I believe she even acknowledged that as a logical possibility from time to time, even though she knew, of course, she was not the killer. However, the investigation would obviously rule out the possibility of her involvement, eventually.

Michael Albert

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