Murder, She Wrote/Jessica Behind Bars

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Jessica Behind Bars
Season 2, Episode 9
Airdate December 1, 1985
Production Number 60316
Written by Carleton Eastlake
Directed by John Llewellyn Moxey
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Jessica Behind Bars is the ninth episode of the second season of Murder, She Wrote, and the thirty-first episode overall.

Starring: Angela Lansbury (Jessica Fletcher)

Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order: Margaret Avery (Dixie), Adrienne Barbeau (Kathryn), Barbara Baxley (Amanda Debbs), Yvonne DeCarlo (Miss Springer), Linda Kelsey (Mary Stam), Janet MacLachlan (Dr. Irene Matthews), Vera Miles (Warden Elizabeth Gates), Susan Oliver (Louise), Eve Plumb (Tug), Mary Woronov (Deputy)

Co-Starring: Susan Peretz (Bertha), Donna Ponterotto (Jamie), Diana Bellamy (Head Guard), Gay Hagen (First Guard), Faith Minton (Second Guard), Jan Stratton (Gate Guard), Darlene Conley (Mims), Aimee Eccles (Susie)

with Kristall Eklund (Prisoner), Linda L. Rand (Reception Guard)


Plot Overview

Working as a visiting English instructor at a woman's prison, Jessica is caught in the middle of a prison riot and also must clear an inmate of a murder charge.


Arc Advancement





The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments