Murder, She Wrote

Something Borrowed, Someone Blue

Season 5, Ep 9, Aired 1/8/89
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  • Episode Description
  • Grady and Donna try to look forward to their upcoming wedding, but constant mentions of Donna's high school sweetheart Wilfred and the murder of the abrasive housekeeper put a definite damper on the happy day.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Angela Lansbury

    Jessica Fletcher

  • Philip Gerson

  • John Llewellyn Moxey

  • Michael Horton

    Grady Fletcher

  • Debbie Zipp

    Donna Mayberry

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (5)

    • Wedding Photographer (reacting to being given instructions on how to photograph the corpse): Well, it's not like she's gonna want copies!

    • Harriet: You aren't anybody important, are you? Jessica: No, just a writer. Harriet: You sharpen any pencils in my house, you do it over a trash can!

    • (Uncle Ben has appeared at Jessica's bedroom door in the middle of the night) Uncle Ben: Jessica, you look ravishing. Jessica: Ben...you look tired.

    • Priest: Love conquers all! Franklin Mayberry: Maybe where you live!

    • (The body of the housekeeper has been found, with a meat thermometer in her back) Chief Slocumb: She's done, alright.

    Trivia (3)

    • Jessica and Frank took Russian lessons together.

    • Grady went to live with Jessica and Frank when he was eight years old, after his parents died in a car accident.

    • While reciting their vows, it was revealed that Grady and Donna's full names are Grady Ambrose Fletcher and Donna Marie Mayberry.

    Allusions (2)

    • The title of this episode, Something Borrowed, Someone Blue, comes from a wedding superstition that says the bride must walk down the aisle with 'something old and something new, something borrowed and something blue'.

    • Grady Fletcher: ... who appeared on Earth full blown from the head of Zeus. The Greek goddess Athena is said to have burst full-blown from the head of her father, Zeus. Athena was the goddess of wisdom.

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