July 28th (Friday, 8pm C/6pm P)

Print out some bingo cards and get these two episodes set-up:

S3:E14 “Murder in a Minor Key”
Originally aired February 8,1987
Bookend episode*: Jessica tells the story of her new novel about a composer accused of killing the professor who’d plagiarized his music.

S3:E15 “The Bottom Line Is Murder”
Originally aired February 15,1987
A lying TV consumer advocate is killed and suspicion lands on one of the clients whose products he maligned.

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* What is a “bookend episode”? That is when the main storyline does not feature Jessica Fletcher. The plots tends to be from JF’s books, with JF doing an intro and outro (hence, she bookends the story) with her doing narration over the majority of the episode. These types of episodes became more common in Season 6 in order to give Angela Lansbury a lighter workload. These “bookend” episodes are often noted as being responsible for Lansbury not leaving the show after 5 seasons (when her original contract was up).


June 30th (Friday, 8pm C/6pm P)

Edit later: We ended-up watching 3 episodes this evening, because alcohol.

S3:E11 “Night of the Headless Horseman”
Originally aired January 4, 1987
Jessica is in the wrong place at the right time to help her friend Dorian Beecher when he is accused of a murder he didn’t commit.

S3:E12 “The Corpse Flew First Class”
Originally aired January 18,1987
While on a flight to London, a wealthy woman’s chauffeur dies suddenly, and when the priceless necklace he was carrying turns up missing, it becomes a case of murder.

S3:E13 “Crossed Up”
Originally aired February 1,1987
The phone wires get crossed during a storm and Jessica can’t convince anyone that what she heard was really a murder plot.

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May 19th (Friday, 8pm C/6pm P)

Originally April 7th, but we had technical difficulties and didn’t get through the first episode. We are calling a re-do for May and watching:

S3:E9 “Obituary for a Dead Anchor”
Originally aired December 7, 1986
When an obnoxious out-of-town TV personality is murdered, it’s up to Jessica to figure out who the killer is.

S3:E10 “Stage Struck”
Originally aired December 14, 1986
The murder of the leading lady’s understudy disrupts rehearsals of a play starring two previously married but now warring actors.

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March 10th (Friday, 8pm C/6pm P)

Episodes being watched:

S3:E7 “Deadline for Murder”
Originally aired November 16, 1986
A veteran reporter who suffered a heart attack says his best medicine would be the removal of his publisher. Jessica gets involved after the man ends up dead.

S3:E8 “Magnum on Ice”
Originally aired November 23, 1986
Jessica comes to Thomas Magnum’s assistance when he’s framed for two murders that occur during her vacation in Hawaii.
(This is the second half of a 2-part crossover; the first half is the Magnum, P.I. episode “Novel Connection.”)

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Feb 17th (Friday, 8pm C/6pm P)

Episodes being watched:

S3:E5 “Corned Beef and Carnage”
Originally aired November 2, 1986
Jessica gets involved when her niece Victoria is believed to be connected to the murder of her lecherous boss.

S3:E6 “Dead Man’s Gold”
Originally aired November 9, 1986
A group of young treasure hunters come to Cabot Cove looking for sunken treasure, and one of them ends up dead.

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Jan 20th (Friday, 8pm C/6pm P)

Episodes being watched:

S3:E3 “Unfinished Business”
Originally aired October 12, 1986
A retired policeman decides to re-examine an old case and returns to the lakeside cabins where the murder occurred, gathering all the old suspects together.

S3:E4 “One White Rose for Death”
Originally aired October 19, 1986
While attending a concert in Washington, D.C., Jessica gets involved with two East German defectors and a murder.

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MSW pulled from Netflix

Image from Murder, She Wore

Despite the petition, Netflix pulled Murder She Wrote from streaming. This is highly disappointing to us as we saw Murder She Drank as a free* way to get together with likeminded nerds for an evening. We tried brainstorming other ways of doing MSD without buying anything, but copyright laws are strict and although Saint Jessica has been in jail, we don’t want to get locked-up. So, we looked to the DVDs.

We will continue to live watch Murder She Wrote as we have done in the past, but while watching the episodes on DVD. With the rate we watch the episodes, we barely make it through a season a year. With each season of DVDs being between $13-$20, we think that isn’t too bad over a year. So, please continue to join us via DVD and Twitter as we drink, bingo, and make fun of poor outfit choices. Next #murdershedrank is Jan 20th, because we will need a safe space that day.

*Yes, you have to pay for internet service and a Netflix account, but you know what we mean.

Dec 16th (Friday, 8pm C/6pm P)

Episodes being watched:

S2:E21 “The Perfect Foil”
Originally aired April 13, 1986
In New Orleans at Mardi Gras, a distant cousin of Jessica’s is falsely accused of murder.

S2:E22 “If the Frame Fits”
Originally aired May 18, 1986
Jessica is spending her holidays with an old friend Lloyd Marcus. His daughter is found murdered in her apartment, and her husband Donald becomes the prime suspect.

Edit: We ended-up watching FOUR episodes to cap off the end of the year. We also watched…

S3:E1 “Death Stalks the Big Top: Part 1”
Originally aired September 28, 1986
When Jessica’s niece receives a silver leprechaun from someone who’s been presumed dead for years, Jessica decides to hunt down the mysterious gift-giver from beyond the grave.

S3:E2 “Death Stalks the Big Top: Part 2”
Originally aired October 5, 1986
One murder leads to another as Jessica finds herself chasing down false alibis and the employees of a rival circus.

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Nov 18th (Friday, 8pm C/6pm P)

Episodes being watched:

S2:E18 “If a Body Meet a Body”
Originally aired March 9, 1986
What begins as a routine murder investigation leads the police to discover that a coffin contains the wrong body.

S2:E19 “Christopher Bundy — Died on Sunday”
Originally aired March 30, 1986
Jessica must find out the truth when the ruthless owner of a periodical is murdered.

We ended-up watching THREE episodes tonight so that we could finish season two next month.

S2:E20 “Menace, Anyone?”
Originally aired April 6, 1986
Jessica attends a tennis tournament as the guest of honor. She struggles to protect her former student Carol when her boyfriend is blown up in her car and she is the only suspect.

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Oct 21st (Friday, 8pm C/6pm P)

Episodes being watched:

S2:E16 “Murder in the Electric Cathedral”
Originally aired Feb. 16, 1986
Jessica must find the murderer of her close friend whose will is in contention between family and a popular evangelist.

S2:E17 “One Good Bid Deserves a Murder”
Originally aired Feb. 23, 1986
Jessica finds herself in a tough spot when one of the auctioneers of a diary is murdered and she has to rely on Harry McGraw to help her out.

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