We’ve talked about earlier than that Jessica’s quaint hometown of Cabot Cove, Maine is a staggeringly harmful place to reside. Because of its wildly irregular per capita murder price, some have even declared Cabot Cove to be the “homicide capitol of the world.” What’s going on? Properly, we’ve one, admittedly weird, rationalization …
Homicide, She Wrote takes place in the identical fictional universe as Magnum P.I., as evidenced by the point Jessica cleared Magnum of homicide in a crossover episode (as a result of ‘80s TV community synergy was the unique multiverse of insanity). Magnum P.I. and the beloved sci-fi collection Quantum Leap had been each created by Donald P. Bellisario, and each exist in the identical actuality – not simply due to the proposed, however finally canceled, crossover between the 2 wildly completely different reveals, however as a result of Quantum Leap’s hero, Sam Beckett, casually mentions in an episode that his sister married considered one of Magnum’s buddies.
Which signifies that the time journey wackiness of Quantum Leap additionally implicitly exists inside the world of Homicide, She Wrote. How does that specify the latter’s disqueiting surplus of murders? Properly, bear in mind how later seasons of Quantum Leap revealed that the literal Satan is manipulating the timeline with the intention to counteract Sam’s efforts – and is even forcing different time vacationers to make historical past worse (if such a factor is feasible)?
With that in thoughts, wouldn’t it make sense that the illogical extra of brutal killings in Cabot Cove might be the results of Devil’s meddling? That means that, in every episode of Homicide, She Wrote, Jessica Fletcher is doing battle towards brokers of Lucifer, who preserve popping again into the Nineteen Eighties and committing murders that didn’t occur within the unique sequence of occasions. Which sounds fairly on the market, however how else do you clarify why a tiny New England city is extra lethal than Jason Voorhees?
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