Before she goes to the Cabot Cove carnival with Seth, Jessica notices some jewelry is missing- she was burglarized. Sheriff Mort Metzger gets reports from other victims but is most surprised after 22 years to meet Joanna Simms again, a college girlfriend who ran off with then jock Don Simms. She's now the traveling carnival's assistant manager. Jessica and Seth are surprised to hear from Don's co-owner Carl Dorner that the carnival brought very little money in despite good attendance. According to him people just didn't spend money, but young local grocer Richard Binyon even spends $100 as thank-you for great sales. Juggler Nicodemus 'Nicky' Newton accepts someone's order to break in and look at the carnival's books. Toby Grant, who works as the roustabout for a year to finance going to college, meets up with local volunteer Lisa Farrel, who gives Jessica a tally copy confirming the income. Joanna surprises Nicky going through Dorner's desk in his trailer, according to him looking for...
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Angela Lansbury heard that Madlyn Rhue, who was suffering from MS, was in danger of losing her Screen Actors Guild medical coverage because she wasn't working enough to qualify. So she created the part of Jean the librarian to bring Rhue back for two episodes every year so she wouldn't lose her insurance. See more
[at a knife throwers practice where the assistant screams
Much better. You see, Carmen, why the scream must seem natural and spontaneous? If you're terrified, the audience will be terrified for you.