Candy gets a phone call from an old pal who is a soldier. He asks her to attend a military party. Sounds innocent enough, but a mystery lurks beneath the surface.
She goes to talk to her old friend Rembrandt Watson to extend the invitation to him for the military ball. What’s a girl to do? Shopping for the perfect ball gown works, not to mention stopping off to talk to her sometimes boyfriend, Police detective Ray Mallard. He just might be a little jealous, but lets Candy know it in a special way.
Candy learns that she has been set up to be the star attraction in a fund raiser. Though she is less than thrilled over it, the situation is about to get worse. As she goes to meet Rembrandt, she discovers a body, sprawled over the railroad track, and with a train speeding down on him. Not that it would matter much since the man turns out to be a dead body.
True to her word, and to support the troops, Candy still heads out to the party, but only after reporting the dead man to the local cops. She dances the night away, and takes a break with one of the soldiers in attendance. He shows his true colors when he roughs her up, and knows an awful lot about her incident with finding the body earlier.
She recovers by taking a midnight stroll with a Military Policeman, and just her luck, she finds yet another body on the beach. It’s the guy who smacked her around at the party. What’s going on with this mystery?
As she returns inside after all her ordeal, a shadowy figure emerges from the corner of the room that Candy is in. Who is this psychotic guy? Will Candy manage to escape his clutches? And what has been his purpose for his killing spree?
Don’t worry, all the dots will be connected to explain all the questions and secrets behind the killer leaving his special calling cards.
PS: See what you get when you’re elected as Queen of the Ball? Note to self, no more acceptance of offers to be Queen.
Candy runs into her friend, police detective Ray Mallard on the movie set that is getting ready to shoot on location near her house. Take an audio glimpse behind the scenes of the movie set. In a moment of down time, a movie prop turns out to be a real live dead body.
It turns out to be one of the movie extras. Candy has to fend off the advances of the movie director as she is offered a part in the film. Enter a jealous movie starlet who jumps to the wrong idea about Candy and the director. Things get more complicated wen the film director also shows up dead. Actually, with the cast members in the show being reduced, the remaining number of folks to suspect is narrowing down.
But that’s no fun way to think. Besides figuring out who the killer is, what was their motive? How are the deaths connected? The extra hasnt been identified yet.
As Candy pokes around, she digs up more details to try to uncover the motive, and who had the opportunity. In the process, Ray Mallard gets just a little jealous of canddy, but this is no time to let emotions seep in. Before things get better, there’s plenty of suspenseful and tense moments. The killer is found out,but the horrors don’t stop.
At the end, Candy explains it all. A twisted tale of jealousy, blackmail, and lost love. And oh yeah, Candy makes up with Mallard and sacrifices herself in the name of love when she agrees to sit through one of those crazy, corny, western movies that Mallard is so fond of and she absolutely hates.
Candy is asked to look into a matter dealing with the brother of a friend. He’s said to be losing his mind, and working on a symphony of death. He certainly seems to be a little wacky.
He has a wierd story to tell, and a one finger symphony that is far from being fit to play before any audience. Is he being threatened by a mysterious man? What do his riddles in his speech mean?
No sooner is the decision made to put the mentally unstable man in a sanitarium, he is found dead, and his sister is picked up as suspect. Candy gets her friend Rembrandt Watson to help out with the musical clues the man left. Who killed the composer? The answer is odd, but a simple one.
Note: At the start of the show, an award is given for the quality of the shows in the series. Good thing it was awarded before this one was performed. Maybe they revoked it afterwards. The acting and production in this episode is indeed high quality. I think the writers need to be put in the aforementioned sanitarium though. Not so much a good mystery as a public service announcement for mental health.
A long time married couple bicker over their tastes in television shows. Harry prefers science fiction shows for their escapist style, and detachment from reality. Florence prefers serials and soap operas, for their real life, human drama. She tries to explain why she likes them so much. It’s almost like real people you know, and you can stay in touch with the tragedy and good times in their lives. Going to his friend Mark, who is also a psychiatrist, Harry shares that he knows things aren’t quite right, but he’s not sure what to do to change. At least it’s a step in the right direction.
Wierd things begin to happen when what appears to be a science fiction show preempts Florence’s favorite soap opera. Is this a crossed signal at the TV station? Is her friends seeing this as well? Her friend, Grace, is Mark’s wife, but what answers might she be able to offer? When Florence brings up her thought that space aliens might be trying to contact her, Grace, Mark, and Harry are all ready to send her off to the mental hospital.
Is Florence becoming delusional, or are the space aliens real? Is this all a part of hidden emotions that Mark, the psychiatrist could help with? Listen in to see just how real the aliens are, and their true motive for contact. Learn what Harry can do for his wife, if anything. The peace and survival of the universe depends on it.
PS: For the sake of the episode, the aliens seem real enough. At the least, I think that this married couple could use a good dose of marital counselling. Nothing that a little communication, and understanding might not cure. Doing more to serve the needs of the spouce can go a long way in having your personal needs met. Don’t be afraid to be the one to act first.
Just my personal marital tip of the day.