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Re: Relief its Over or Grief

"A Friend in Deed"

RELIEF: MARK HALPERN over his wife's death MARGARET HALPERN.

GRIEF: HUGH CALDWELL over his wife's death JANICE CALDWELL.

Re: Relief its Over or Grief

great Cindy!!! Thats a perfect one and in the same episode.

Re: Relief its Over or Grief

Following up on Cindy’s point about “A Friend in Deed”, maybe the opposite is true when they are caught. Halperin’s relief over the death of his wife turns into grief that he is caught; Caldwell’s grief over the death of his wife turns into relief that he is caught. Although we don’t see Caldwell at the end of the episode, we can imagine he might feel a sense of relief that it’s all over. He even said to Halperin that he should have just gone to the police in the first place.

Re: Relief its Over or Grief

Ned Diamond at the end of Forgotten Lady definitely is relieved that Grace isnt going to jail. And realistically neither is he for very long if at all. I wonder if he ever sees the inside of a jail.

Re: Relief its Over or Grief

Knowing Columbo, he might find some way or other to not arrest him in the first place. It wouldn't exactly hurt his pride, since he knows Diamond is innocent, and since he knows the whole thing will fall apart anyway.

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You wouldn't call it RELIEF in his case, but Mark Halperin gives a resigned look and just nods slightly, which kind of surprises me.