Well, not exactly. Nobody pretends to be the real killer in "A Friend in Deed". Hugh Caldwell goes to his friend, Commissioner Halperin, for help to cover up the crime, yes. But Halperin doesn't pretend to be the real killer. He tries to frame Artie Jessup. This is not the same as what Ned Diamond did for Grace Wheeler in "Forgotten Lady". I'm still puzzled as to the connection between the two.