Murder, She Wrote

Murder, She Wrote (1984)

9 mistakes in season 1

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The Murder of Sherlock Holmes - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: Mr. Giles holds the telephone as he interrogates the private eye, who answers in a rather defiant way to the threat of "the local constable" getting involved. So Giles puts the receiver down, but notice that in the first shot he is passing it from the right to the left hand. In the close-up it is the right hand to hang up, though. (00:23:15)

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The Murder of Sherlock Holmes - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: During the scene at the train station, Jessica's nephew introduces to her Kitt Donovan from the publishing company. Just as he says "in public relations", a man pops in the foreground - it is an extra that walks out of the rail car. In the reverse shot that follows, the same extra is only then coming out of the train. (00:09:35)

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The Murder of Sherlock Holmes - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: Episode 1-0, "The Murder of Sherlock Holmes"; Mr. Giles opens the door of the antechamber of his office, finally putting an end to Jessica's long wait. Grady right away at the first click of the lock takes his hands off his pockets and tidies up his sleeves. But in the next shot when Grady actually enters and talks to the secretary, Grady is still with his hands on his pockets repeating the gesture. (00:10:10)

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Funeral at Fifty-Mile - S1-E22

Continuity mistake: When Jessica walks from the house to the barn at the end, she is wearing knee high brown boots. By the time she reaches the barn they have been replaced with court shoes.

Paint Me a Murder - S1-E15

Continuity mistake: When the character played by Ron Moody runs into the sea in pursuit of a suspect trying to escape, he shouts at Jessica to "Get the package!" In the next shot we see Jessica reluctantly follow him in, with a clear waterline from a previous take showing on her dark overcoat/cloak.

A Christmas Secret - S9-E9

Trivia: This is the only episode in the entire series where the victim is attacked but is later revealed to be still alive.

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Murder Among Friends - S12-E16

Question: I think most MSW episodes are wrapped up pretty nicely, however, there is a loose end in "Murder Among Friends" that is bothering me - why didn't Dyan take the script from Ricki's safe after she killed her? We know that safe was open when she killed Ricki and that the script inside named Carly as the one being written-off the show (not herself like Dyan wanted). She had no way of knowing that Gene would switch out the script (a good red herring) or that Leo would opt for a re-write anyway, so why leave it? We also know that Leo didn't want to let Dyan do the movie either, so killing Ricki alone wouldn't necessarily solve Dyan's problem. It doesn't seem plausible that she killed Ricki out of pure rage without caring whether or not it would even help her cause. Is there any explanation? It just bothers me that they never addressed why Dyan didn't take the script...after all, it WAS the McGuffin!

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