Murder, She Wrote

Season 1 Episode 19

Murder Takes the Bus

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Mar 17, 1985 on CBS
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Murder Takes the Bus
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Bus trips are not always as relaxing as they should be. In this case, one passenger had a one-way ticket.

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  • When bad weather forces Jessica's bus trip to be delayed, she and Amos must contend with a dead man and several people with motive for murder.

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    This was a wonderful episode because it really keeps you on the edge of your seat. It is difficult to figure out who the killer is, especially because there are so many people with motive. As usual, there is one suspicious character who is later cleared, but all the others remain suspects throughout the show. In addition, this episode is unique in that it allows Sheriff Tupper to contribute to solving the mystery. For once, he doesn't come off as a blubbering fool who never should have been trusted with any kind of law enforcement. It does a lot for his character. Jessica's character is really starting to come together in this episode as well. In the earlier episodes she often displayed an overly emotional side, which later disappears almost completely. In this one, however, the character that is prominent throughout most of the series is really defined. An excellent watch!moreless
Linda Blair

Linda Blair

Jane Pascal

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Michael Constantine

Michael Constantine

Ben Gibbons, the Bus Driver

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Terence Knox

Terence Knox

Steve Pascal

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Tom Bosley

Tom Bosley

Sheriff Amos Tupper

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    • Goof: When Miriam was telling Jessica on the bus about replacing several of her books over the last couple of years that have gotten stolen from the library cause they were so popular.  Jessica published her first murder/mystery novel earlier that year and only had The Corpse Danced at Midnight and another one published already.

    • The music heard when the bus leaves the depot in the beginning of the episode is the same music used in the 1960 movie Psycho.

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