i know what you mean fred...i did not like blueprint the first few time i watched it...all those long scenes of the digging process seemed a bit dragged out.
but after i watched it a few more times i grew to really like the episode. i had read about peter directing it and what a rough time he had..and also that this might be the last episode..(him grinding his cigar in the dirt)...and then i started to appreciate the whole episode.
oh, oh! speaking of actors who appear more than once. this has been driving me crazy, and i am too lazy to spend time looking through credits to figure it out.
the guy who played the doctor or doctor's assistant in "a stitch in crime"--the one who tells columbo that suture is the only thing with a chemical base that is purchased from MAC and who gets so excited while watching the bowel resection.....he was in at least one other episode, but i can't remember which one(s). does anyone know offhand? i remember seeing him recently and thinking, "that's the same guy!" but i can't remember which episode or role now.
i can't help it. it's like getting ahold of half of something, and you can't get the other half.