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Season 12

South by Southwest

Nov/02/1997
While on a train to El Paso to deliver a lecture at a conference, Jessica crosses paths with a woman who eventually disappears under mysterious circumstances. As she starts to investigate, Jessica soon discovers that the woman was in government protection after witnessing a whistle-blower get murdered to keep quiet about a top secret satellite code that has several fatal flaws in it and may have her own secrets to keep.
Guest Stars: Mel Harris as Sarah McLeish | Cliff Bemis as Richard Loomis | Richard Riehle as Jack Ogden | John Vargas as Ron Guzman | Nelson Mashita as Takano | Rance Howard as Jarvis Bean | Lowell Raven as Joe Sunrise | Lisa LaCroix as Pearl Sunrise | Ray Baker as Wilder | Cliff Bemis as Richard Loomis | Keith David as Algric Bartles | Harriet Sansom Harris as Millie Ogden | Richard Riehle as Jack Ogden | John Vargas as Ron Guzman | Elya Baskin as Boris Cadrescu | Rance Howard as Jarvis Bean | Lowell Raven as Joe Sunrise | Stuart Proud Eagle Grant as Jim Sunrise (as Stuart Grant) | Lisa LaCroix as Pearl Sunrise

A Story to Die For

May/18/2000
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Guest Stars: Richard Crenna as Warren Pierce | Steven Culp as William Batsby | Duncan Regehr as Yuri Malenkovich | Kathryn Morris as Patricia Williams | Alan Fudge as Mack Rolands | Richard Crenna as Warren Pierce | Steven Culp as William Batsby | Robert Mailhouse as FBI Agent Mason Phillips | Kathryn Morris as Patricia Williams | Alan Fudge as Mack Rolands

The Last Free Man

May/02/2001
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Guest Stars: Michael Jace as Sam Pinckney | Madison Mason as Charles Hobbs | Angela Lansbury as Sarah McCullough | Elizabeth Lackey as Mary Hobbs | Tim DeKay as Robert Mercer | Walton Goggins as Billy Weber | Elizabeth Dennehy as Jane Pearcy | Norman Marshak as Angry Mob Guy | Phylicia Rashad as Cassandra Hawkins | David Ogden Stiers as Thornton | Madison Mason as Charles Hobbs | Angela Lansbury as Sarah McCullough | Tim Abell as Jeb Bucknell | Elizabeth Lackey as Mary Hobbs | Mac Davis as Sheriff John Underwood | Walton Goggins as Billy Weber | Jeremiah Birkett as Jim | Peter Sherayko as Morgan Spencer | Norman Marshak as Angry Mob Guy
Screenplay: Matthew Sommer

The Celtic Riddle

May/09/2003
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Guest Stars: Fionnula Flanagan as Margaret Byrne | Norman Marshak as Lively Man | Fionnula Flanagan as Margaret Byrne

241 :12x01 - Nailed

Sep/21/1995
In the days following a party attended by numerous museum board members, Jessica gets involved with an investigation of several home invasion robberies that are connected to a highly sought after hairstylist that is rumored to leaving a popular beauty salon to start his own salon chain. When a scheming entrepreneur is found dead in the hairstylist’s chair, the Lieutenant in charge of the investigation suspects that the salon owner is the one who committed the murder, Jessica soon uncovers some clues that promptly make her suspect the victim’s wife and mistress are the ones who committed the crime.
Guest Stars: John O'Hurley as Ralph Stafford | Michael Woods as Billy Blake | Daphne Ashbrook as Kathy Stafford | Rosalind Chao as Phoebe Campell | Leslie Easterbrook as Antoinette | Denise Gentile as Nancy Rayburn | Carol Kiernan as Madelyn Sweetzer | Eddie Zammit as Alve | Vic Polizos as Lt. Sam Kriley | John O'Hurley as Ralph Stafford | Michael Woods as Billy Blake | Sean O'Bryan as Steve Burke | Daphne Ashbrook as Kathy Stafford | Wayne Pére as Jimmy Neiman | Rosalind Chao as Phoebe Campell | Leslie Easterbrook as Antoinette | Denise Gentile as Nancy Rayburn | Carol Kiernan as Madelyn Sweetzer | Eddie Zammit as Alve | Vic Polizos as Lt. Sam Kriley

242 :12x02 - A Quaking in Aspen

Sep/28/1995
As Laney Boswell is taking a walk with her friend and lawyer Terry Folger, she gets news that her husband died after losing control of his car and drove off a cliff. In the month since his death, Jessica arrives in Aspen to visit Laney and soon discovers that her friend is the prime suspect in her husband’s death and that a witness can prove that Laney was seen purchasing various tools to tamper with her husband’s car. Following the death of the witness, Jessica and Private Investigator Charlie Garrett team up with the local sheriff who is in charge of the investigation to prove Laney’s innocence and that her husband is actually alive and trying to commit insurance fraud.
Guest Stars: Scott Valentine as Darman H. Keene | Elizabeth Gracen as Sydney Pembrook | Wayne Rogers (1) as Charlie Garrett | Leigh Taylor-Young as Laney Boswell | Kurt Fuller as Sheriff Milo Pike | Tom Everett as Mr. Vernon / Grant Boswell | Wendy Benson-Landes as Gina Sherman | Thom Bierdz as Phil Carmichael | Deborah Lacey as Olivia Archer | Leslie Horan as Nancy Boswell / Nancy Grayson | Elizabeth Gracen as Sydney Pembrook | Wayne Rogers (1) as Charlie Garrett | Leigh Taylor-Young as Laney Boswell | Victor Bevine as Anthony Pembroke | Tom Everett as Mr. Vernon / Grant Boswell | Wendy Benson-Landes as Gina Sherman | Deborah Lacey as Olivia Archer | Leslie Horan as Nancy Boswell / Nancy Grayson

243 :12x03 - The Secret of Gila Junction

Oct/05/1995
After deciding to visit a friend in Gila Junction, Arizona, Jessica reluctantly gets involved with several investigations, one of which surrounds the death of a resident that recently found a large cache of money believed to have been stolen by an area truck-stop bandit and hid in the desert.
Guest Stars: Dorothy Lyman as Norma Shey | Kari Whitman as Marge Deaver | Maya McLaughlin as Dena Harding | Bruce Morrow as Caney Thompson | Biff Yeager as Todd Hawkins | Paul Ivy as Lawson Parks | Dale Swann as Bus Driver | Robert Seals as Highway Patrolman | Robert Rusler as Pete Menteer | Douglas Roberts as Tiny Kerns | Lawrence Bayne as George Creech | Kari Whitman as Marge Deaver | Bo Svenson as Cal Harding | Maya McLaughlin as Dena Harding | Bruce Morrow as Caney Thompson | Biff Yeager as Todd Hawkins | Dale Swann as Bus Driver | Robert Seals as Highway Patrolman
Writer: Jerry Ludwig

244 :12x04 - Big Easy Murder

Oct/12/1995
While in New Orleans to research a new novel, Jessica gets involved in an investigation of a series of murders that are the cause of voodoo curses. Following the death of a friend’s husband, Jessica soon discovers that his death seems to be apart of the other murders, especially when a voodoo doll is found at the scene of the crime. As she investigates his death, Jessica discovers that while the housekeeper and her daughter may have motives for wanting him dead, the man’s business associates got to him before the women could hurt him.
Guest Stars: Mitchell Ryan as Brent Renwyck | Elizabeth Ashley as Emily Broussard | Olivia Cole as Yvette Dauphin | Olivia Cole as Yvette Dauphin | Elizabeth Ashley as Emily Broussard | Brian McNamara (2) as Tom McCray | Anne-Marie Johnson as Pricilla Dauphin | Juliette Jeffers as Vera Welles | George Sharperson as Waiter | Devino Tricoche as Fire Eater | Lisa Akey as Cynthia Broussard | G.W. Bailey as Lt. Alex Tibideaux | Clifton Powell as Ralph Danton | Steve Curtis as Jim Nash | Anne-Marie Johnson as Pricilla Dauphin | George Sharperson as Waiter | Ayo Adeyemi as High Priest | Devino Tricoche as Fire Eater | G.W. Bailey as Lt. Alex Tibideaux | Robert Forster as Frank Roussel | Nick LaTour as Charlie | Clifton Powell as Ralph Danton | Lewis Van Bergen as Mal Carter | Steve Curtis as Jim Nash

245 :12x05 - Home Care

Oct/19/1995
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Guest Stars: William Converse-Roberts as Justin Haynes | William Windom as Seth Hazlitt | Audra Lindley as Maggie Saunders | Ron Masak as Sheriff Mort Metzger | Stephanie Niznik as Stephanie Niznik | Megan Follows as Lila Nolan | Louis Herthum as Deputy Andy Bloom | Kathryn Masak as Reporter #1 | William Converse-Roberts as Justin Haynes | William Windom as Seth Hazlitt | Ron Masak as Sheriff Mort Metzger | Louis Herthum as Deputy Andy Bloom | Kathryn Masak as Reporter #1

246 :12x06 - Nan's Ghost (1)

Nov/02/1995
Jessica is in for an eerie trip to Ireland to visit a friend, when a young woman, who disappeared the previous year, is found dead in a dungeon not long before her arrival. After checking into her friend’s inn, Jessica soon discovers that an American businessman is trying to buy the inn in an attempt to turn it into first-class Americanized hotel. Thrown into the mix is another friend of Jessica’s, this one an inspector who is working undercover at the inn, possible illegal sales of priceless Irish artifacts, and the death of a hotel worker causes Jessica to stare death in the face when she gets locked in the same dungeon that Nan was found in.
Guest Stars: Wendy Schaal as Zuleika Brown | John Karlen as Spt. Arthur Joyce | Rod Taylor as Insp. Rory Lanahan | James Warwick as Paul Lafferty | Christopher Neame as Dr. John Sullivan | Ross Kettle as Ian O'Bannon | Peter Jason as Vincent Nader | Fionnula Flanagan as Eileen O'Bannon | Edita Brychta as Deirdre O'Bannon | John Karlen as Spt. Arthur Joyce | Wendy Schaal as Zuleika Brown | James Warwick as Paul Lafferty | Thomas Kopache as Leonard | John Saint Ryan as Jack Conroy (as John St. Ryan) | Peter Jason as Vincent Nader | Fionnula Flanagan as Eileen O'Bannon | Leslie Bevis as Andrea Nader | Edita Brychta as Deirdre O'Bannon | Felicia Lansbury as Moira | Mark Lindsay Chapman as Officer Matthew Ryan | Thomas Kopache as Leonard | Raphael Sbarge as Peter Franklin | John Saint Ryan as Jack Conroy (as John St. Ryan)

247 :12x07 - Nan's Ghost (2)

Nov/09/1995
As Rory and Eileen work to free Jessica from the dungeon, Eileen’s son Ian tries to secure funding to save his mother’s inn. Upon being saved, Jessica is able to convince her friends and the authorities that Nan was murdered and that her death has to do with covering up an intricate smuggling ring of Irish artifacts.
Guest Stars: Wendy Schaal as Zulika Brown | John Karlen as Superintendant Arthur Joyce | Rod Taylor as Insp. Rory Lanahan | Ross Kettle as Ian O'Bannon | John Karlen as Superintendant Arthur Joyce | James Warwick as Paul Lafferty | Leslie Bevis as Andrea Nader | Edita Brychta as Deirdre O'Bannon | Peter Jason as Vincent Nader (credit only) | Thomas Kopache as Leonard | Felicia Lansbury as Moira | John Saint Ryan as Jack Conroy (as John St. Ryan) | Fionnula Flanagan as Eileen O'Bannon | Ross Kettle as Ian O'Bannon | Leslie Bevis as Andrea Nader | Peter Jason as Vincent Nader (credit only) | Thomas Kopache as Leonard | Raphael Sbarge as Peter Franklin | John Saint Ryan as Jack Conroy (as John St. Ryan) | Fionnula Flanagan as Eileen O'Bannon

248 :12x08 - Shooting in Rome

Nov/16/1995
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Guest Stars: Shawn Weatherly as Kate Darbury | Antony Ponzini as Tomaso Curillo | Victor Alfieri as Italian Assistant Director | Allan Miller (1) as Jake Farber | Lorenzo Caccialanza as Inspector Amati | Bruce Abbott as Monte Hayes | Lisa Banes as Lucy | Ben Reed (1) as Rex Toland | Lisa Vultaggio as Adrianna Bonelli | Louis Giambalvo as Raimondo Bonelli | Antony Ponzini as Tomaso Curillo | Allan Miller (1) as Jake Farber | Lorenzo Caccialanza as Inspector Amati | Mike Connors as Boyce Brown | Bruce Abbott as Monte Hayes | Sam Hennings as Webb Prentiss | Lisa Banes as Lucy | Ben Reed (1) as Rex Toland | Lisa Vultaggio as Adrianna Bonelli
Writer: Jerry Ludwig

250 :12x10 - Frozen Stiff

Nov/30/1995
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Guest Stars: Christina Pickles as Susan McGregor | Ann Hearn as Peggy | Bill Smitrovich as Larry Armstrong | George Wyner as Jim | Don Bovingloh as Kyle McGregor | Christopher Curry as Sherrif Chubb | Fred Sanders as Coroner | Charles C. Stevenson, Jr. as Priest | Gregory Itzin as Ralph Brewer | Ann Hearn as Peggy | Dirk Benedict as Gary Harling | George Wyner as Jim | Don Bovingloh as Kyle McGregor | Christopher Curry as Sherrif Chubb | Fred Sanders as Coroner | Gregory Itzin as Ralph Brewer | Kristen Dalton (1) as Carol Harling | Bryan Travis Smith as Woody Seabrook
Director: Paul Lazarus

251 :12x11 - Unwilling Witness

Dec/14/1995
After the federal government probes the disappearance of several board members of a stock brokerage house, Jessica gets subpoenaed as a hostile witness when it is discovered that she spoke to a witness who was eventually murdered.
Guest Stars: Lisa Eichhorn as Annette Rayburn | Ron Dean as Lt. Shawn Riley | Stan Ivar as Lou | Sydney Walsh as Tiffany Beckman | Randall Carver as U.S. Marshall Morgan | Shea Farrell as Reed Harding | Paul Ivy as John Wicks | Ron Dean as Lt. Shawn Riley | Janel Moloney as Maria Corbin | Joel Brooks as Ted Duffy | Stan Ivar as Lou | Sydney Walsh as Tiffany Beckman | J. Downing as Nicholas Logan | Shea Farrell as Reed Harding | Paul Ivy as John Wicks

253 :12x13 - Death Goes Double Platinum

Jan/07/1996
After discovering that a rising Latin band is involved with the head of a shady recording company, Jessica works on getting an A&R from a big company to distribute their debut album. But when a petty thug who works for the shady recording company is murdered, Jessica has to work with the cops to find out what the motive was and who was behind his death.
Guest Stars: Tony Plana as Desi Ortega | David Labiosa as Tomas | Jsu Garcia as Alex Lebron | Robert Clohessy as Max Daniels | Marco Sanchez as Luis Decalde | Jacqueline Obradors as Patricia Decalde | Maria O'Brien as Lt. Abby Esposito | Ray Young as Culligan | Jason Bernard as Wilson Sloan | Tony Plana as Desi Ortega | David Labiosa as Tomas | Ramon Franco as Sam DeSoto | Jsu Garcia as Alex Lebron | Rosanna DeSoto as Iza Decalde | Marco Sanchez as Luis Decalde | Amy Stock-Poynton as Amy Ortega | Jacqueline Obradors as Patricia Decalde | Maria O'Brien as Lt. Abby Esposito | Ray Young as Culligan | Dee McCafferty as Woman

254 :12x14 - Murder in Tempo

Jan/11/1996
When Jessica arrives in Cabot Cove to go to a benefit concert, she gets caught up in a murder investigation when the headliner is electrocuted during a sound check.
Guest Stars: Amy Hathaway as Eudeli Vaughn | Amy Hathaway as Eudeli Vaughn | William Windom as Seth Hazlitt | Ron Masak as Sheriff Mort Metzger | Keith Coulouris as Tommy Vaughn | John D'Aquino as Wylie Trey | John Livingston as Blue Maddox | Whip Hubley as Musician | Madlyn Rhue as Jean O'Neill | Josh Taylor as Jim Maddox | William Windom as Seth Hazlitt | Ron Masak as Sheriff Mort Metzger | Keith Coulouris as Tommy Vaughn | John Livingston as Blue Maddox | Sam Anderson as Dan the Electrician | Ernie Lively as Hal Palmer | Whip Hubley as Musician | Madlyn Rhue as Jean O'Neill | Louis Herthum as Deputy Andy Bloom
Director: Kevin Corcoran

255 :12x15 - The Dark Side of the Door

Feb/01/1996
While working with a young editor on her new book, Jessica learns that she just read a manuscript by another author recounts with pinpoint accuracy of her kidnapping that happened years ago. When it looks like the authorities are reluctant to believe the girl’s story, Jessica offers to help her gain closure in what happened and is surprised at what she finds in their investigation.
Guest Stars: Meg Foster as Laura Kerwin | Michael Tylo as Sonny | Mary-Pat Green as Nora Delano | Marcia Strassman as Terry Garman Holbert | Richard Beymer as Dirk Matheson | Tracy Middendorf as Erin Garman | Taylor Nichols as Drew Finley | Richard Libertini as Lt. Phil Corelli | Dennis Creaghan as Charles | John Oliver as Mike Holbert | Rodney Frazier as Det. Rogers | Meg Foster as Laura Kerwin | Michael Tylo as Sonny | Marcia Strassman as Terry Garman Holbert | Richard Beymer as Dirk Matheson | Tracy Middendorf as Erin Garman | Taylor Nichols as Drew Finley | Dennis Creaghan as Charles | Brittany Trouville as Little Erin | Rodney Frazier as Det. Rogers

256 :12x16 - Murder Among Friends

Feb/08/1996
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Guest Stars: Allison Smith as Carly McAllister | Nicolas Surovy as Leo Vardian | Allison Smith as Carly McAllister | James C. Bockelman as Fifth Bud | Cameron Dye as Alex Bower | Robin Curtis as Rosemary Tynan | Bill Brochtrup as Gene Gains | Frederick Coffin as Lt. Roy Flint | John Terlesky as Vince DeNisco | Terri Hanauer as Joy | Kirk Thornton as Policeman | James C. Bockelman as Fifth Bud | Garrison Hershberger as Timothy Flint | Cameron Dye as Alex Bower | Bill Brochtrup as Gene Gains | Barbara Alyn Woods as Dyan Emery | John Terlesky as Vince DeNisco | Cindy Katz as Ricki Vardian

257 :12x17 - Something Foul in Floppieville

Feb/15/1996
When a puppet that Jessica created is adapted for television show, she arrives on the set to see her creation come to life. However, when several individuals have different ideas for the puppet and blackmail abounds as a result, Jessica has to solve a murder that occurred at the studio.
Guest Stars: Ian Shaw as Stevie | Stephen T. Kay as Darren Crosley | Alan Fudge as Gus Hayward | Robert Knepper as Robbie Dorow | Bryan Cranston as Parker Foreman | Steven Martini as Jason Cardino | Maryedith Burrell as Natty Holt | Kimberley Kates as Kim Swofford | Corinne Bohrer as Helena McKenna | Richardson Morse as Arvin Bocknell | Richard Dano as Terry Fusco | Wendy Hoffman as Carol | Brian Cousins as Himself | Thomas Fountain as Puppeteer #3 | Ian Shaw as Stevie | Stephen T. Kay as Darren Crosley | Alan Fudge as Gus Hayward | Robert Knepper as Robbie Dorow | Steven Martini as Jason Cardino | Maryedith Burrell as Natty Holt | Dey Young as Mary | Richardson Morse as Arvin Bocknell | Richard Dano as Terry Fusco | Wendy Hoffman as Carol | Brian Cousins as Himself | Thomas Fountain as Puppeteer #3

258 :12x18 - Track of a Soldier

Feb/25/1996
While visiting the lodge in the Grand Tetons, Jessica soon learns that the owner; an old friend and retired Colonel who is planning on running for public office, is being blackmailed to into calling off his bid for office. Things get sticker for him when a murder takes place and he is the prime suspect. It is up to Jessica and the man’s family to prove his innocence in the murder and in the past event that took place when he was still in the Army that he is being blackmailed for.
Guest Stars: James Victor as Juan | Brandon Douglas as Pete Levering | Wings Hauser as Howard Levering | Linda Kelsey as Linda Kelsey | Audrey Landers as Greta Bayer | Vaitiare Hirshon as Luisa | Fredric Lehne as Lloyd Nichols | Ben Lemon as Sheriff Jed Bullock | Katherine Olsen as Marla Hastings | Stephen Macht as Wainwright | Brandon Douglas as Pete Levering | Wings Hauser as Howard Levering | Linda Kelsey as Linda Kelsey | Audrey Landers as Greta Bayer | Fredric Lehne as Lloyd Nichols | Ben Lemon as Sheriff Jed Bullock | Katherine Olsen as Marla Hastings

259 :12x19 - Evidence of Malice

Mar/28/1996
Following the death of a prominent businessman, Deputy Andy is accused of planting evidence against a shoe manufacturer he bought a house with numerous problems from. When the manufacturer ends up dead one night, Andy becomes the prime suspect in his murder. As a result, Jessica goes to work on clearing the deputy’s name.
Guest Stars: Ron Masak as Sheriff Mort Metzger | Colleen Coffey as Wendy Arnold | Stephanie Dunnam as Meg Berrigan | Peter Stader as Leverett Boggs | Zanne Shaw as Customer | Louis Herthum as Deputy Andy Bloom | Colleen Coffey as Wendy Arnold | Stephanie Dunnam as Meg Berrigan | Mark Voland as Dean Sorenson | Robert Owen as Deputy | Zanne Shaw as Customer

263 :12x23 - Mrs. Parker's Revenge

May/12/1996
Upon her arrival in Atlanta for an Amateur Mystery Writers convention, Jessica gets involved with a FBI investigation when a lethal virus is stolen from a Biological Research Institute. Following the death of her friend Mark, Jessica starts an investigation of her own to discover the identity of his murderer and why they wanted him dead.
Guest Stars: Gregory Alan Williams as Lt. Paul Bragg | Mary Elizabeth McGlynn as Karen Reisner | Time Winters as Dr. James Lamont | Erick Avari as Raul Jaffa | William O'Leary as FBI Agent Ed Crider | Tony Todd as National Security Agent Nathan Mitchell | Peter Van Norden as CIA Agent Dennis Quinlan | Karen Hensel as Techie | Frederick Dawson as Hotel Clerk | Mary Elizabeth McGlynn as Karen Reisner | Time Winters as Dr. James Lamont | Erick Avari as Raul Jaffa | William O'Leary as FBI Agent Ed Crider | Peter Van Norden as CIA Agent Dennis Quinlan | Karen Hensel as Techie
Network: CBS ( USA)
Type: Scripted
Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Status: Canceled/Ended
Airs: Sundays at 08:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: September 30, 1984
Ended: May 19, 1996
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