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Re: Re: The Most Crucial Game

Thanks to all who have replied to my question. The only think I have on my mind, which is bugging me still, is how Hanlon was so confident in his ability to stage manage events so that Columbo should be suspicious about the buzzing noise. This seems a risky strategy to me becuse if Columbo did not spot somehthing wrong, then this would blow a hole in Hanlon's alibi, would it not?

Re: Re: Re: The Most Crucial Game

Columbo hearing the buzzing was probably just a coincidence. I think that had Columbo not discovered the bugs himself, Hanlon knew that Walter would have eventually released the tapes to Eric's wife hoping that there would be something there that would diminish Hanlon. At that point, if necessary, Hanlon could have used the tapes as his alibi.