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In many television series, the second season is where the show's formula and writing really take flight. Murder, She Wrote is no exception. Here, more twist-filled stories and great guest stars drive home some of the best mysteries the whole family could enjoy.
Here, in the second season, we're introduced to recurring characters Seth Hazlitt (William Windom) and Michael Haggerty (Len Cariou), as well as Jessica's British cousin Emma (also played brilliantly by Angela Lansbury).
The second season also brought more mysteries taking place in Cabot Cove itself, like in "Joshua Peabody Died Here... Possibly", when a skeleton's discovered at a construction site, and "Sticks and Stones", where the town's flooded with an onslaught of poison pen letters after a murder takes place.
Image quality's an improvement over the previous set, but the odd speckled scene here and there remains.
Guest stars are important too. This season features: Gary Crosby, Dick Van Patten, Cyd Charisse, Mel Ferrer, Roddy McDowall, Norman Fell, Mackenzie Phillips, June Lockhart, Martin Milner, Lee Meriwether, Vera Miles, Adrienne Barbeau, Norman Fell, Jessica Walter, Yvonne De Carlo, Glynis Johns, Patrick Macnee, Olivia Hussey, Carole Cook, Kristoffer Tabori, John Astin, Karen Black, Vic Tayback, Carol Lawrence, Robert Stack, Alex Rocco, David Hedison, Jerry Orbach (appearing again as Harry McGraw), Rex Smith, Linda Hamilton, Van Johnson, Audrey Meadows, Penny Singleton, and Robert Vaughn.