A millionaire's being threatened with a lawsuit by a man he did business with. When he gets into a fight with the man, his trophy wife is more embarrassed than concerned about her husband. Now she can't divorce her husband because of a pre-nuptial agreement. And if she kills him, she would be the prime suspect. So she along with her lover decides to kill the man who is suing her husband and frame her husband. Which they do. When Columbo investigates the murder, one of the forensic people helping him is the woman's lover.
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Near the end of the episode when Barney is watching TV, a calendar for Escape from L.A.
(1996) is seen. See more
When Columbo is told that the emergency contact on the victim's alarm contract is his attorney "Tracy Rose", he asks if anyone has been in contact with "her". But he has no reason to assume "Tracy" refers to a female attorney, unless he knows her - and when they later meet it's absolutely clear neither knows the other. See more
Well, this is not easy, Pat.
No No No It is not easy. And if it was easy, we'd just ask the janitor.
References Escape from L.A.