Millionaire Bo Williamson returns from two months in Europe and finds an unpleasant surprise: his second wife, Jennifer, has financed a new town construction project. Incensed, Bo confronts Elliot Markham, the architect with the original idea. Shortly thereafter, Bo disappears again, and it looks as if he's off on another European trip, but his first wife, Goldie, doesn't think so and - despite the lack of a body - gets Lt. Columbo to look into it for her. It doesn't take the detective long to sense something is indeed amiss, but where's the corpse?
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Did You Know?
Bettye Ackerman, who plays the secretary, Miss Sherman, in real life was married to Sam Jaffe, who would play the victim in Season 5's first episode, Forgotten Lady starring Janet Leigh. See more
Columbo said he observed Williams car radio being set at 52. The lowest number setting for a broadcast radio setting is 53, or 530 in contemporary terminology. See more
Uh, the point is this, Mrs. Williamson...
My friends call me Goldie, and since I'm standing here practically naked with you, you better be my friend.
Would you mind repeating that last sentence? I don't think I quite understood.
I said, since I'm standing here practically naked with you, you better be my friend - and my friends call me Goldie.