Murder, She Wrote

Season 7 Episode 7

The Return of Preston Giles

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Nov 18, 1990 on CBS
5.0
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The Return of Preston Giles
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Preston Giles, Jessica's former publisher and the first murderer she ever caught, has been released from jail after serving only six years of his sentence. When an old rival is murdered shortly after Giles returns to work, Jessica has to determine if Giles is being framed...or if he has committed his third murder.moreless

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  • A wonderful guest star and wonderful character...a less than wonderful episode.

    5.5
    Other than seeing Arthur Hill again, there's not much to say about this episode. The concept of bringing Jessica's first murderer back to the show is a good one (especially with the relationship they had in the pilot), but the story is muddled. Guest performances, aside from Michael McKean and George Coe, are weak and the reunion of Jessica and Giles is rushed. I don't buy that Jessica would be so quick to believe him when he professes his innocence.



    But Arthur Hill and Angela Lansbury do have great chemistry. This was Hill's last role before he died and while it's not the best send-off, it is a nice final note for a great career for this charming character actor. It's just too bad that Hill's return to the show could not have been in a better episode. Ignore the sub-par mystery and enjoy the few moments between these two great actors with real chemistry.moreless
Arthur Hill

Arthur Hill

Preston Giles

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Michael McKean

Michael McKean

Ross McKay

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Brynn Thayer

Brynn Thayer

Linette McKay

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