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Re: Unpredictable in the final scene

Doctor Bart Kepple seems to have something of a break down at the end. He starts of with the confident "without my help you would have never solved it" before breaking into a chuckle and then a laugh but by the freeze frame his expresion is rather manic. I could well imagine he jumped up and tried to attack Columbo.

Re: Unpredictable in the final scene

"Junior" is very unpredictable when they're on the tram going up to pinewild. He thought there was a bomb in the cigar box, he was capable of anything. At one point he even opens the tram door.

Note: last month during the holiday season I heard an old, classic Christmas episode on the radio starring Roddy McDowall. Who was very very young at the time. I believe the date was sometime in the 1950s.