Thanks for your thoughts. I know that episode, I\'m sure this is a different episode. I\'m sure the police reveal themselves from behind huge curtains (or drapes as they\'re called in the US), in a large high ceiling room.
Although this was 30 years ago, so there\'s a possibility my memory is hazy and there\'s even a possibility that it may have been from a similar crime drama from the same era!
If none of the experts here recollect this scene, I guess that is to be true. :D
Now You See Him with the Great Santini?
The ending they walk out from behind the curtain.
Butterfly In Shades Of Grey has a similar ending, but outdoors. Some cyclists are blocking the road and when Columbo and Fielding Chase pull over to help, Columbo explains to Fielding Chase how he knows he committed the murder. Chase is about to shoot Columbo when the cyclists return and are revealed to be undercover police officers. They immediately arrest Chase for murder and one count of having the most hideous mustache since WWII.