Columbo: You see that?
Jarvis Goodland: What is it?
Columbo: Third bullet. Also a 32-caliber and also proven by Ballistics to have been fired by the same weapon that fired the first two bullets. Mr. Goodland, I just don't know how you're gonna explain this.
Gloria: Look, I mean I said he wasn't a very strong person. But then who is? I mean, look at me. I eat carbohydrates all the time.
Sgt Wilson: Lieutenant--Lieutenant? As you probably noticed, there are 3 cups, 3 plates, 3 different brands of cigarettes. That means there were two persons here besides the victim. That's obvious.
Columbo: Yeah. Awfully obvious.
Sgt Wilson: Did you ever see one of these before, Lieutentant?
Columbo: Uh, no, not sure I have. Looks kind of familiar, though.
Wilson: It's a camera mounted starlight scope. They use them quite a bit at Burglary for night work.
Columbo: You mean that takes pictures in the dark?
Wilson: (nods) I bought this one myself.
Columbo: You used your own money?
Wilson: Well, I wanted to have the best equipment for the job, sir.
Columbo: You must be a bachelor.
Sgt Wilson: I asked permission from Captain Richey to work right along side you, sir.
Columbo (dismayed): You're going to work along with me?
Wilson: I do hope that's acceptable to you, sir. Uh, Captain Richey did say you were fast becoming (pause) a legend in the department.
Columbo: Captain Richey said that?
Wilson: Oh yes, indeed.
Columbo (pleased): Oh.
This is the first episode where Columbo is on the scene before the murder is actually committed.
90 minutes long.