Season 2 Episode 2

The Greenhouse Jungle

Aired Unknown Oct 15, 1972 on NBC

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  • Columbo in the Jungle

    The Greenhouse Jungle is an impressive crime thriller that has some unexpected twists. When Tony Goodland conspires with his uncle to stage a fake kidnapping in order to break his trust fund, his uncle betrays and murders him to get the money; meanwhile Lt. Columbo is partnered with Sgt. Wilson, an up-and-coming detective who's eager to solve the Goodland kidnapping by the book. The storytelling's fairly well-done and does a good job at unraveling the murder plot. And, the Sgt. Wilson character is a welcomed addition to the series, and he acts as a good foil to Columbo and his old fashion methods. A smart and entertaining mystery, The Greenhouse Jungle is another solid entry into the Columbo series.
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    Ray Milland makes an excellent adversary for Columbo. In The Greenhouse Jungle, he proves he could chew the scenery with the best of Hollywood. Columbo's "partner", Sergeant Wilson (Bob Dishy), is one of the few comic relief type characters I've ever seen that is really funny. The rest of the supporting cast is also quite good.
    The way Columbo solves the murder in this one is truly surprising. Even though the clue that leads to the resolution of the murder is in plain sight, I didn't realize what it was or even why it was in the movie. It's a notch above the normal Columbo fare.