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Episode Guide - Season Six

The date below each episode name is the date the episode aired on CBS in the USA.

Episode 6.1
Appointment in Athens
September 24, 1989
Guests: June Chadwick, Anthony Gordon, Ian Pgilvy, Sybil Lines
Synopsis: While in Athens, Michael Haggerty talks Jessica into posing as a rich lumber heiress to help save a fellow M16 agent that has been kidnapped. When a murdered woman is found in Jessica's hotel room, Jessica is under suspician and ordered not to leave town. Jessica sets out to clear her name.

Episode 6.2
Seal of the Confessional
October 1, 1989
Guests: Robert Horton, Lance Kerwin, Madlyn Thue
Synopsis: A young priest faces a moral dilemma when a parishioner confesses to a murder and an innocent man is charged with the crime.

Episode 6.3
The Grand Old Lady
October 8, 1989
Guests: Duane Clark, June Havoc, Wolf Muser, Michael Douglas, James Stephens, Robert Vaughn
Synopsis: The death of a legendary mystery writer prompts Jessica to recount a 1947 murder aboard the Queen Mary.

Episode 6.4
The Error of Her Ways
October 15, 1989
Guests: Susan Blakely, Barbara Parkins, Marshall Thompson
Synopsis: The puzzling suicide of a woman who has been charged with her husband's murder prompts Jessica to question her guilt.

Episode 6.5
Jack and Bill
October 29, 1989
Guests: Susan Anton, Max Baer, Ken Howard
Synopsis: When Jessica's private-eye friend agrees to dog-sit, he finds himself involved in murder and an attempted assassination.

Episode 6.6
Dead Letter
November 5, 1989
Guests: Susan Anspach, Rosemary DCamp, Peter Fox, George Furth, Max Gail, Al Waxman
Synopsis: An undelivered letter that Jessica finds in an antique bureau unleashes arson and murder.

Episode 6.7
Night of the Tarantula
November 12, 1989
Guests: John Rhys-Davies, Shani Wallis
Synopsis: While visiting a friend in Jamaica, Jessica encounters voodoo and black magic when a family celebration is marred by murder.

Episode 6.8
When the Fat Lady Sings
November 19, 1989
Guests: Theodore Bikel, Carol Lawrence, James Short, Tom Van Hoof
Synopsis: Jessica becomes involved in a double-murder investigation when she attends an opera opening with old friend Dennis Stanton in San Francisco.

Episode 6.9
Test of Wills
November 26, 1989
Guests: Gene Barry, Keir Dullea, Marj Dusay, Cassie Yates
Synopsis: Jessica is invited to visit the island retreat of a millionaire who believes his life is in danger.

Episode 6.10
Class Act
December 3, 1989
Guests: Robert Lipton, Heather McAdams, Robert Pine
Synopsis: A Los Angeles homicide detective confronts a baffling murder case with political overtones which places his career in jeopardy.

Episode 6.11
Town Father
December 17, 1989
Guests: John Considine, Lee Purcell, Holland Taylor, Charlie Woolf
Synopsis: Jessica may be forced into public office when a woman arrives in town claiming Cabot Cove's bachelor mayor is the father of her five children.

Episode 6.12
Goodbye Charlie
January 7, 1990
Guests: Michael Callan, Faith Ford, David huddleston, Scott Palmer, Tessa Richards
Synopsis: The questionable identity of a body found by a railroad track leads to murder and becomes the inspiration for Jessica's latest novel.

Episode 6.13
If the Shoe Fits
January 21, 1990
Guests: Jonathan Brandis, Season Hubley, Lorna Luft, Dane Winters
Synopsis: Jessica comes to the defense of a Cabot Cove newcomer who is suspected in the murder of the town lecher.

Episode 6.14
How to Make a Killing Without Really Trying
February 4, 1990
Guests: Morgan Brittany, Farley Granger, David Groh, Lela Ivey, Joe Maruzzo, Barry Van Dyke
Synopsis: Jessica enters the world of high finance when she attempts to solve the murder of her stockbroker, a partner in a prestigious Wall Street firm.

Episode 6.15
The Fixer-Upper
February 11, 1990
Guests: Marty Ingels, George Maharis, Dack Rambo, Brenda Vaccaro
Synopsis: While in California, Jessica is reunited with her niece, Victoria, a real estate broker who becomes a suspect when a wealthy client is murdered.

Episode 6.16
The Big Show of 1965
February 25, 1990
Guests: Anne Francis, Elaine Joyce, Gavin MacLeod, Don Most, Connie Stevens
Synopsis: Jessica attends a variety-show reunion to research a 25-year-old unsolved murder case.

Episode 6.17
Murder - According to Maggie
March 4, 1990
Guests: Diana Canova, Dwayne Hickman, Gary Sandy, Tim Thomerson
Synopsis: Jessica's former student, creater of a highly rated television series, becomes a suspect when the network programmer is murdered.

Episode 6.18
O'Malley's Luck
March 25, 1990
Guests: Ron Leibman, Francec Xavier, Pat Hingle
Synopsis: Jessica's old friend, NYPD Detective Lt. O'Malley, investigates the suspicious suicide of a wealthy New York developer's wife.

Episode 6.19
Always a Thief
April 6, 1990
Guests: Virginia Hawkins, Jill Jaress, Shirley Knight, Dina Merrill, Ed Nelson
Synopsis: Charming jewel thief Dennis Stanton, now an insurance investigator, becomes involved in two murders while checking into the theft of a valuable silver dollar.

Episode 6.20
Shear Madness
April 29, 1990
Guests: Barbara Babcock, Shirley Jones, Doris Roberts, Robert Walker
Synopsis: While Jessica is in Texas to attend her cousin Ann's wedding, the bridegroom is murdered, as was Ann's first fince 15 years earlier.

Episode 6.21
The Szechuan Dragon
May 16, 1990
Guests: Elinor Donahue, Cliff Osmond, Gordon Ross, David Warner
Synopsis: Jessica's nephew Grady and his wife Donna enjoy housesitting in Cabot Cove until they discover the body of a peg-legged murder victim on the living room floor.

Episode 6.22
The Sicilian
May. 20, 1990
Guests: Vincent Baggetta, Deidre Hall, Robert Miranda, Ian Ogilvy
Synopsis: While on a case in Sicily, British intelligence agent Michael Haggerty becomes involved with a widow who is under the wathcful eye of volatile in-laws.

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