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Re: Candidate For Crime Question

I think Columbo or someone else in the Homicide department must have mentioned or discussed the idea of accomplices being involved, but the fact that Stone had Hayward's clothes on when he was murdered, leads Columbo to the candidate's door anyway.

If there were actually more than one person involved in the murder, then Hayward wouldn't need Stone to have to go through all the clothes switching. They could have killed Stone at his own home giving Hayward an air-tight, iron-clad alibi.

There is actually no way Hayward could have beaten Stone to the beach house. It is a flaw in the plot, that's why they don't show how he does it. Only the staunchest Columbo fans can explain or defend this.

However, irrespective of the flaws, this ending is as fine as 'Playback' or 'Suitable For Framing'. It's literally a killer ending, compounded by the suddenness of the episode credits again.

Re: Candidate For Crime Question

Columbo tells Hayward that he " pulled out of his driveway and roared down the street at 70 miles an hour and after three minutes he stopped."

Watching the scene where Columbo is actually driving down that road, it is a narrow two lane Road at points. I cannot see how he could Roar down that street at 70 miles an hour it ain't no freeway.

I know that that is a little bit of off of Steve's subject here but I thought I would just throw it in.