Murder, She Wrote (season 2)

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Murder, She Wrote (season 2)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 22
Original channel CBS
Original run September 29, 1985 (1985-09-29) – May 18, 1986 (1986-05-18)
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1 December 6, 2005 (2005-12-06)
Season chronology
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List of Murder, She Wrote episodes

The second season of Murder, She Wrote originally aired Sundays at 8:00-9:00 pm (EST) on CBS from September 29, 1985 to May 18, 1986.[1][2]

The Region 1 DVD was released on December 6, 2005.


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No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
23 1 "Widow, Weep for Me" Michael A. Hoey Peter S. Fischer September 29, 1985 (1985-09-29) 60309
Jessica's trip to a resort is filled with sun, sand and a murder investigation. Suspected: Michael Hagarty, Eric Brahms, Sven Torvald
24 2 "Joshua Peabody Died Here... Possibly" Peter Crane Tom Sawyer October 6, 1985 (1985-10-06) 60305
Plans for a new hotel in Cabot Cove must be put on hold when a skeleton is discovered at the construction site and Amos and Jessica find a second body.
25 3 "Murder in the Afternoon" Arthur Allan Seidelman Teleplay: Paul Savage
Story: Paul W. Cooper
October 13, 1985 (1985-10-13) 60302
Jessica's niece worries about her job security when her character she plays turns out to be the serial killer. Before long she herself needs to worry when her boss ends up dead and she looks like the prime suspect. Suspected: Nita Cochran
26 4 "School for Scandal" Arthur Allan Seidelman Robert E. Swanson October 20, 1985 (1985-10-20) 60314
Jessica must look between the lines to discover the truth and the murderer. Suspected: Daphne Clover, Dr. Jocelyn Laird
27 5 "Sing a Song of Murder" John Llewellyn Moxey Peter S. Fischer October 27, 1985 (1985-10-27) 60306
Jessica is devastated to be informed of her cousin Emma's untimely passing, but when she arrives in London she learns that Emma isn't dead after all, but has been in hiding after threats on her life. Jessica goes along with the ruse in the hopes of flushing out the would-be killer. Suspected: Oliver Trumball
28 6 "Reflections of the Mind" Seymour Robbie Robert E. Swanson November 3, 1985 (1985-11-03) 60304
Jessica visits an old friend who claims to be haunted by the ghost of her late husband. But when the woman's second spouse is murdered and she becomes the prime suspect, Jessica is determined to help clear her name. Suspected: Francesca Lodge
29 7 "A Lady in the Lake" Walter Grauman Robert Van Scoyk November 10, 1985 (1985-11-10) 60307
Jessica spends a little time at a lakeside inn where she witnesses what appears to be a struggle and a woman falling into the lake. Everyone is convinced that the husband did it, but Jessica isn't quite so sure. Suspected: Howard Crane
30 8 "Dead Heat" Peter Crane J. Miyoko Hensley & Steven Hensley November 24, 1985 (1985-11-24) 60303
Jessica goes to the races to watch her niece ride the winning horse but then the horse's disagreeable owner is murdered after a dispute. Suspected: Jockey Tracey Macgill, Carlos Gallegos, Vince Shackman, Mike Gann
31 9 "Jessica Behind Bars" John Llewellyn Moxey Carleton Eastlake December 1, 1985 (1985-12-01) 60316
Jessica agrees to teach an English class at a women's prison for her friend Margaret and soon finds herself being held hostage after Dr. Matthews is murdered and the prisoners are convinced that the warden is responsible. Suspected: Mary Stamm, Warden Elisabeth Gates
32 10 "Sticks and Stones" Seymour Robbie Story: Jackson Gillis and Linda Shank & Mark Giles
Teleplay: Linda Shank & Mark Giles
December 15, 1985 (1985-12-15) 60301
Cabot Cove is flooded with poison pen letters which proves hard for the town to handle as Amos prepares to hand the reins over to a new sheriff, Harry Pierce. Suspected: Larry Burns, Adam Frobisher, Friedrich Hoffman
33 11 "Murder Digs Deep" Philip Leacock Maryanne Kasica & Michael Scheff December 29, 1985 (1985-12-29) 60315
An archaeological dig at the site of Coronado's City of Gold does not please everyone as a new corpse is dug up. Suspected: Gideon Armstrong
34 12 "Murder by Appointment Only" Arthur Allan Seidelman Jerry Ross January 5, 1986 (1986-01-05) 60310
One of Jessica's former students is murdered and she takes a personal interest in the investigation and finds herself at the heart of a family feud while taking a look into the company that Grady is working for now. Suspected: Roger Adiano
35 13 "Trial by Error" Seymour Robbie Teleplay: Paul Savage
Story: Scott Shepherd
January 12, 1986 (1986-01-12) 60317
It's a bad day for the jurors when Jessica is the foreperson of the jury hearing the case of a man claiming self-defense in the death of an enraged husband. The jury alternates between wanting to convict him and wanting to set him free, but Jessica realises there's more than just one murder going on here. Suspected: Mark Lee Reynolds
36 14 "Keep the Home Fries Burning" Peter Crane Philip Gerson January 19, 1986 (1986-01-19) 60320
Jessica, Seth and Amos try out a new tourist-oriented restaurant, but after a number of the guests fall ill eating strawberry preserves, one of the women dies. Jessica investigates the murder while everyone in town tries to point the finger at someone else. Suspected: Alan Dupree, Bo Dixon, Cornelia, Ebeneezer McEnery, Mercer Hawthorne, Harrison Fraser III
37 15 "Powder Keg" John Llewellyn Moxey Peter S. Fischer February 9, 1986 (1986-02-09) 60326
The justice system is tested when a group of angry Southerners form a lynch party and plan to hang a murder suspect. Suspected: Matthew Burns
38 16 "Murder in the Electric Cathedral" John Llewellyn Moxey Dick Nelson February 16, 1986 (1986-02-16) 60312
Jessica must find the murderer of her close friend whose will is in contention between family and a popular evangelist and soon finds herself in the middle of a feud between different members of the evangelist's family. Suspected: Rev. Willie-John Fargo
39 17 "One Good Bid Deserves a Murder" Seymour Robbie J. Miyoko Hensley & Steven Hensley February 23, 1986 (1986-02-23) 60318
Jessica finds herself in a tough spot when one of the auctioneers of a diary is found murdered and she has to rely on Harry McGraw to help her out. Suspected: Jessica Fletcher, Sal Domino
40 18 "If a Body Meet a Body" Walter Grauman Steve Stoliar March 9, 1986 (1986-03-09) 60321
What begins as a routine murder investigation leads the police to discover that a coffin contains the wrong body. Suspected: Connie Vernon, Phyliss Walters
41 19 "Christopher Bundy - Died on Sunday" Peter Crane Gerald K. Siegel March 30, 1986 (1986-03-30) 60311
The writing's on the wall when a reputable magazine is acquired by a mercenary publisher who quickly changes it into a gossip rag. Suspected: Chester Harrison
42 20 "Menace, Anyone?" Arthur Allan Seidelman Robert B. Sherman April 6, 1986 (1986-04-06) 60319
Jessica struggles to protect her former student Carol, a tennis star, when her boyfriend is blown up in her car and Carol is the only suspect.
43 21 "The Perfect Foil" Walter Grauman Robert E. Swanson April 13, 1986 (1986-04-13) 60329
Jessica travels to New Orleans, but the good times can't roll when her cousin suspected of murder.
44 22 "If the Frame Fits" Paul Lynch Philip Gerson May 18, 1986 (1986-05-18) 60331
The picture's not pretty when an art thief is on the loose; an heiress Julia Granger is killed, and her husband becomes the suspect. Suspected: Binky Holborn, Donald Granger