Hart to Hart (1979–1984): Season 2, Episode 17 - The Latest in High Fashion Murder - full transcript

After a young model is killed at a fashion party, Jennifer and Jonathan agree to pose for a fashion shoot that leads to another murder. But Jennifer may have been the intended victim.


NARRATOR: This is my boss,
Jonathan Hart, a self-made millionaire.

He's quite a guy.

This is Mrs. H. She's gorgeous.

She's one lady who knows
how to take care of herself.

By the way, my name is Max.

I take care of both of them,

which ain't easy,

'cause when they
met, it was murder.




♪ Half penny, two
penny Ashes to dust ♪

♪ Almighty dollar
says "In God we trust" ♪

♪ Justice for money How
much more can I pay? ♪

♪ We all know It's
the American way ♪

♪ Yes I'm gonna
shake myself loose ♪

♪ Back home across the sea ♪

♪ Where I know
That I will be free ♪

♪ I want to be free! ♪

♪ Yes I'm gonna
shake myself loose ♪

♪ Back home across the sea ♪

♪ Where I know
That I will be free ♪

♪ We all want to be free! ♪

Beautiful. Yes, yes, yes.

I'm out.



Sam, rush this
stuff out right away.


Now. Go.

My feet hurt, Nate.

Now you know how I feel.

Beautiful shooting, Nathaniel.


Well, Jennifer,
what's your verdict?

Oh, it's great.

Great. That's it, great?

You've been talent scouting
for what now, two weeks?

Doing your article? Uh-huh.

You've been in every
fashion studio in town.

Well, tell me I'm not the best.

Nate, you're wonderful.

You're the Richard
Avedon of California.

No, no, no.

Avedon is the Nate
Volkman of New York.


You were marvelous, darling.

Such wonderful... bones.

Thank you, Alexei.

Alexei, speaking of bones,

Jennifer Hart isn't
exactly chopped liver.



Naturally, I have noticed.

But unfortunately her
marital status has discouraged

my active pursuit.

Hasn't stopped you before, Al.

But that's not what
I'm talking about.

What about the Michaele
Vollbracht spread?

ALEXEI: Of course.

She's perfect.

What are you two concocting?

Oh, in our September issue,

we are doing the Michaele
Vollbracht collection

and we are using
accomplished women

to model the clothes.


I... I'm not a model.

You're beautiful.

That's the best start.

What, are you kidding?

I can't move the way they do.

Jennifer, I can help you.

This is beginning
to be a conspiracy.

It is. I mean,
you'd be fabulous.

I'd be embarrassed.


I think Jennifer
should be the cover.

Please, Nathaniel,
you take the picture

and let me edit the magazine.

I will decide who is
going to be on the cover.

But, frankly... it's
not a bad idea.

Mrs. Hart.




You really should do it.

Oh, come on.

It'll give you a great
twist for your article.

Yeah, it might at that.

I suppose there's no
better way to experience

the life of a model unless
you try doing what she does.

I'll sort of be the
George Plimpton

of the fashion world.

You wanna get a cup of coffee?

Um, Diane asked
me to wait for her.

I thought she was
going back with Alexei.

Oh, that's Alexei's idea.

She's trying to
let him down easy.


Are you all right? Yeah.

It's just that Alexei won't
take "never" for an answer.

Oh, yes, I've heard
of his reputation.

It's too bad he's one of
the most powerful men

in the fashion world.

You know, we
went out a few times.

Mostly because he is who he is.

But he's really
just too old for me.

Not to mention the other thing.

Oh, yeah, I am really
not into his kinky games.


What took you so long?

JENNIFER: In a minute.

In a minute, I'll
be working for you.

What's the tab?

Um... Never mind.
I don't want to hear.

That's her third outfit.

What's all the carrying on for?

This is a fashion party, Max.

You just can't
show up in anything.

But what about us?

Mrs. H said it
was strictly casual.

Well, there's all
kinds of casual.



Take Fred Astaire, for example.

A very natty guy.

Yeah, but, very casual.

The most.

You don't think he
ran into his closet

and came out the other
end looking like that?

He didn't? No.

Thought out.

Very thought out.

Oh, I get it.


Now, that is elegant.

But very casual.

You don't think it's
a little too much?

No, darling.

That is beautiful.

What do you think, Max?

It's very Fred Astaire.

Thank you.

Darling, we'd better go.

We'll be late.

What's the tab?

You owe me exactly $18,364.54.

Lucky for me I never carry
more than $50 in cash.

I'll keep the tab rolling.

See ya there.

Wait a minute. I'm driving.


You're only 22?

You're very mature for your age.

So are you.

♪ Baby, look at me And
tell me what you see ♪

So I told him I don't
usually do toothpaste ads.

So he gives me a
wink, and he says

that he would throw
in a little bonus.

So knowing this
creep, I said to him,

"What's the matter with you?

Don't you know coke
is bad for your teeth?"

♪ And you can set it free ♪

♪ I can catch the
moon In my hand ♪

I have seen the two of
you so often in the paper,

but I had forgotten what a
marvelous looking man you are.

Yes, he is marvelous, in
a handsome sort of way.


You know what
would be truly perfect?

To have the perfect couple

for the perfect pictures
in the perfect magazine.




Well, thanks very much,

but I don't like to
have a lot of publicity.


Oh. Excuse me.

Darling, I don't
think I could do that.

Oh, darling, it's
been my experience

that you can do anything.

You can.


Oh, boy. What's the matter?

Alexei and Diane
are at it again.


This is Michaele Vollbracht.

He just won the Coty Award

for the most promising
designer of the year.

My pleasure.

You're gonna be wearing
his clothes in the spread.

Oh, isn't that wonderful.

As you can see,
I'm already a fan.

And I am flattered.

This is my husband, Jonathan.

Mr. Hart.

How do you do, Michaele?

With any luck at all,

he'll be joining
us in the spread.

Well, we're not so
sure about that yet.

This is Scottie.

How do you do, Scottie?

So happy to meet you at last.

I've heard so much about you.

She's been incredibly
patient with me.

You should see
what she has to do

for eight hours a day
and still look good doing it.

I think I'm about
ready to find out.


You better put
something on that.

I'm so sorry. Oh,
you got something...

Thank you.

If you'll excuse me.

Oh, Diane, I've
had a little accident.

Do you know where I could...

Let me help you.

I need an excuse to
get away from Alexei.




It's right around the corner.

Here. This stuff will
remove anything.

Oh, great.

I wish it was true.

I'd rub a little on Alexei.


Listen, I think I'm gonna
bug out a little early.


I'll see you later, Jen.

Thanks again, Diane.




Why don't you just...


Poor Diane.

I was just on the
other side of the door.

Well, there's nothing you
could have done, darling.

Come on, Scottie.
I'll take you home.

Good night.

Nice to meet you, Jonathan.

Thank you.

Good night.

Good night.

Come on, darling.

We should go as well.






I'll call you tomorrow.


Good night, Mr. Hart.

Mrs. Hart.

Good night.

Darling, do you mind?

Oh, I'm sorry.

Anything wrong?

No, nothing.

Oh, I have to go.

Me too.

Shall I call Alexei and tell him

you've committed to
that modeling thing?

Committed, no.

Reluctant, yes.

And willing, I suppose.



Doesn't look like much
now but wait till that night.


Is Scottie here yet?

I was supposed to meet her here.

Scottie called in sick.

She's not even gonna
be here for fitting.

That's all I need.

Another unreliable model.

Well, now, I've been with
Scottie for the last two weeks.

She seems very reliable to me.

They're all a bit of a pain.


Show up late, they
don't show up at all.

Wrong undergarments.

Makeup's wrong.

Don't misunderstand.

I love them.

I can't live without them.

It's just that I got a show to
put together in three days.

Scottie's my lead girl.

Oh, I understand what you mean.



Excuse me, I'm
looking for Scottie.

I'm Scottie's sister, Mary.

Oh. I'm Jennifer Hart.

Oh, Scottie's told me
so much about you.

Scottie's told me
all about you too.


Well, it's a pleasure
to meet you.

Is Scottie all right? I
heard she was sick.

Oh, it's nothing serious.

She just ran off to the doctor.

I think she called you,
but I guess she missed ya.

Aw, well, that's all right.

But that's Scottie.

Always rushing
even when she's sick.

I don't remember a time
when she wasn't rushing.

Won't you please sit down?

Oh, thank you.

I'd offer you a glass
of ice tea, but...

Oh, no. That's all right.

Well, Scottie just
lives one of those

hectic lives of a model.

Oh, it's always been like that.

Cheerleading in high school.

Homecoming Queen.

You know, actually
she's very talented.

You know, she's had a
couple of offers for movies.


Well, she is beautiful.


You know, I'm the
brains behind her career.

Oh, I didn't know that.


Handle all her
appointments, her money.

You know, kind of like
a personal manager.

Actually, it was me that
nixed the movie deals.

They just weren't right for her.

Well, isn't she fortunate to
have you to take care of things.

Well, she takes pretty
good care of me too.

Especially since the accident.



You know, so I don't get
around so well anymore.

Oh, I'm sorry, I didn't know.

What happened?


Well, it was raining.

We were rushing to a booking.

I used to go with her
a lot in the beginning.

I told her to take
it easy, but...

but, rush, rush, rush.

That's Scottie.

She didn't even see the
truck turning in front of us.

How terrible.


It was six months
in the hospital for me.

Not a scratch on Scottie.

Thank God.

You are very beautiful too.


Yeah, you remind
me a lot of Scottie.

I do? Well, thank you very much.

I've talked your
ear off, haven't I?

No, no, no. I found
it very interesting.

As a matter of fact,
would you mind very much

if I included you in my article?

Kind of like, human interest?

Something like that.



Well, thanks a lot.

And would you ask
Scottie to call me?


Bye, Jennifer.

I am so happy we met.

Me too. Bye-bye.



JENNIFER: Well, you
can imagine my surprise.

I didn't know
Scottie had a sister.

JONATHAN: Freeway,
will you get down?

Go on.

I wonder why she didn't tell me.

She must feel awful
since that accident.

Yeah, it must have
been very difficult for her.


Are you all right?

Oh, sure.

I'm just thinking
about tomorrow.



Hey, you don't have
stage fright, do you?

Well, I wouldn't go that far,

but yeah, I'm a little
uncomfortable about it.

You are? Mm.

Well, that's good because
I'm scared to death.



You're kidding.

No. I'm terrified.

But you don't show it.

Well, you don't
show it exactly, either.

I mean, I don't see
your hands trembling.

Well, maybe men
express their doubts and...

fears. Fears.

I mean, you know,

we have a different way
of expressing ourselves.

Oh, you mean you guys need
as much reassuring as we do?


Oh, good.

You know what's very
good for that, is, uh,

well, you can rub
somebody's forehead.



Like this?

Oh, yeah, that's great.

Is it?


Um, just how much
reassuring do you need?

Oh, you don't think that
I'm trying to lead you on?

You're not?

Well, look,

I have to be in front of the
cameras tomorrow morning,

so it's very important for me,

that I get the adequate
amount of sleep.





Good night.

Ooh! [YELLS]



Well, Max, what do you think?

Fred Astaire couldn't do better.


I don't wanna hear it.

I'll make some coffee.

You look perfect.

She is divine.

Nathaniel, you should see
how this lady photographs.

Even you can't miss.

Let's go, folks.

We got a lotta ground to cover.

NATHANIEL: Jennifer,
Jonathan, over here.

Well, don't you look cute.

Not as cute as you.

Over here, please.

Jennifer, over here.

Where would you like me?

Why don't we start with
you right next to her?

Something like this?

No, no, no, no, no. Just, um...

Uh, act natural.

Well, I thought we
were acting natural.

I thought it was pretty good.

Give him a book, Nate.

Props always help.

Give him a book.



Make like you're discussing it.

You didn't buy this, did you?


No, of course I didn't.

It was a gift.


Good, hold it.


Beautiful, beautiful.
Yeah, hold that.

Hold it. Good. Good.

Good, yes. Good. That's it.

Dynamite shooting. Dynamite.


Beautiful. Beautiful.

Thank you.


I'd say any time,

but I can think of a
lot less strenuous ways

of making a living.

Oh, you all were wonderful.

You didn't need my help at all.

Are you kidding?


Say, where's Max?

Has he come back with that food?

I'm starving.

I think I'll go
make some coffee.


I think I'll hit the shower.

And I, said the little bear,

am going to go
down to the cellar

and get a few bottles of wine.

Is that what the baby bear said?

I don't remember that.

Well, maybe you
weren't listening.

Maybe so.

Jennifer, darling,
a moment please.

I want, personally,
to congratulate you.

You were superb.

Oh, thank you, Alexei.

I, um, sincerely would like
to get to know you better.

Well, I imagine you will.

In that case, allow
me to accompany you.

But, Alexei, I'm going
upstairs to take a shower.

And I know where it is.

Oh, forgive me.

I didn't mean to
suggest an indiscretion.



Of course you didn't.

I'll see you later.

Oh, boy.



Where is everybody?

I thought that when I was a
big success in show business,

I'd be surrounded
by adoring fans.


JENNIFER: Jonathan!


What happened?

I don't know.

He's dead.



These are really great.

Aren't they?

Jennifer, why don't
you take a look?

Oh, I'm sure they're
wonderful, Nate.

I-I-I just don't feel up to it.

Do you have any idea who
would want to kill Alexei?

Not more than a
couple hundred guys.

Between the models who
wanted something from him

and the models who didn't
want any more from him,

and the husbands who
wanted to blow his brains out...

Well, it wasn't a jealous
husband last night.

And it wasn't a model's
picture that was slashed.

It was Jennifer's.

What do you think, Mr. H?

Well, I think it's
pretty obvious.

The killer was
after another model

or a part-time model.

And Alexei came in
at the wrong moment.

Or the right moment,
for your sake, darling.


♪ Yes I'm gonna
shake myself loose ♪

♪ Back home across the sea ♪

All right, give me the red.

♪ I want to be free! ♪

Now give me the blue.

♪ Back home across the sea ♪

Michaele. Yes?

♪ We all want to be free! ♪

Grab these two here,
and then we'll do this.


Will someone turn
down the damn music?

Can't hear myself think.


Hi, darling.

Hi, dear, how are you?

I'm surprised to see you
again so soon, Mr. Hart.

Are you taking an
active interest in fashion?

No, I'm taking an active
interest in my wife's health.

Michaele, Allegra's gonna
be much too big for the velvet.

Then put Allegra in the crepe
and put Cathy in the velvet.

Is Scottie here yet? No.

Ooh, I hope she doesn't
go sick on me again.

Say, Michaele, would you
mind if I took a few shots of you?

I'd like to sort of
catch you in action.

You're turning the
tables on me today, eh?

Well, that's the way
it was supposed to be

from the beginning.

Michaele, you promised
me the red dress.

Now, I'm stuck with this.

Darling, nothing I design is
something someone is stuck with.

I'm sorry I'm late.


Scottie, what's the matter?

It was terrible.

What happened?

My sister, Mary, she just
went completely crazy.

She came after me with a knife.

It's the accident.

She's never forgiven me.

Did you call the police?

I just couldn't.

I just locked myself in my room.

Then I heard her leave.

Michaele, Michaele,
come quick, please.

They're about to rip
each other's throats out.

As long as they
don't rip the clothes,

and you're here in one piece.

I can't call the police.

Well, that's all
right. Don't worry.

I understand. Maybe
we can help you.

Maybe we could talk to her.

Do you have any idea
where she might have gone?


Yes. Maybe.

She used to see a doctor.

An analyst.

I found her there
one time. After...

You mean she's done this before?


What is the doctor's
name? Do you...?

His name is Becker.

Where's his office?

Uh... The Seneca
Towers Building.

Darling, why don't you wait
here until I get back, all right?


Little more.

Little more.

Little more.


Scottie, where are you?


Wonderful, wonderful.


Are you all right?

I'm fine.

Are you sure? Really.

It's nothing. Really.


DR. BECKER: You're
in luck, Mr. Hart.

My 2:00 is late.

Oh, by the way,
would you like a cup?

Oh, no, thanks.

I appreciate your
giving me the time.

I hope you don't mind if I
eat, I don't get a lot of chance.

No, go right ahead.

So... I, uh...

I really don't know
how much I can tell you.

ethics, and all that.

By the way, who
are you to Scottie?

Really just a friend,
my wife and myself.

Well, I first saw
Scottie maybe, uh...

three years ago.

Right after the accident.

You know about the accident?


I can tell you she was
suffering from an understandable

but inordinate amount of guilt.

Uh, let me just say
that Scottie's difficulties

go back much longer than that.

Particularly in
regard to her sister.

The, uh... The accident
was just kind of the straw

that broke the camel's back.

I, uh...

I don't think I can
elaborate any further.

Uh, doctor, you keep
talking about Scottie.

I'm a little confused.

I thought you
were Mary's doctor.


She's the one
I'm trying to find.

As a matter of fact,

I think she's got more
problems than Scottie.

I would say that Mary Scott

hasn't got a
problem in the world.

Why is that?

Well, how could she?

She's dead.

She's dead?

You don't know?

Mary Scott was
killed in that accident.



I seem to have laid a
bomb on you, Mr. Hart.

I don't understand.

I just left Scottie an hour ago.

She told me that
her sister, Mary,

tried to killer with a knife.

Tough trick.

My wife has met her, doctor.

Mary, I mean. She's
spoken to the woman.

[SIGHS] Really?

What did she look like?

Jennifer said that she was a
plainer version of her sister.

You think that...

Mary and Scottie are the same?

Believe me.

Mary is quite dead,
except in Scottie's mind.

Did you read that article that
was in the paper a few days ago,

about the model that was killed?

A friend of Scottie's?

Yes, I did.

You don't think that, uh,

Scottie could have done that?

Yes, it's possible.

It could be Scottie lashing
back at herself as Mary,

and, as Mary,

she sees other beautiful
women, models, as Scottie.

And she kills them.

And she sent me here.

To stop her.

Thanks, doctor.




♪ Baby, look at me ♪

♪ And tell me what you see ♪

♪ You ain't Seen
the best of me yet ♪

♪ Give me time I'll
make you forget the rest ♪

♪ I got more in me ♪

♪ And you can set it free ♪

♪ I can catch the
moon In my hand ♪

♪ Don't you know who I am? ♪

♪ Remember my name ♪
♪ Fame ♪

♪ I'm gonna live forever ♪

♪ I'm gonna learn how to fly ♪
♪ High ♪

♪ I feel it comin' together ♪

♪ People will see me and cry ♪
♪ Fame ♪

♪ I'm gonna make it to heaven ♪

♪ Light up the
sky Like a flame ♪

♪ Fame ♪

♪ I'm gonna live forever ♪

♪ Baby, remember my name ♪

That's right, operator,
The Ballroom.




I'm trying to get
ahold of Jennifer Hart.

Who? Could you speak
a little louder, please?

Jennifer Hart.

Anyone here know
a Jennifer Hart?

I can take it.


Uh, hello, I'm trying
to reach Jennifer Hart.

It's urgent. She
could be in danger.

That's right. She is.


This is Jonathan.

It's okay. We can help you.

This is Mary.

No one has ever helped me.

They only care about Scottie.

But things are going to
be different from now on.

That's right.



♪ I'm gonna learn how to fly ♪
♪ High ♪

♪ I feel it comin' together ♪

♪ People will see me and cry ♪

♪ Fame ♪

♪ I'm gonna make it to heaven ♪

Scottie? Make this as
hard chic as possible.

Okay? Scottie?

And maybe we need
some more pearls.

What do you think?

♪ Baby, remember my name ♪

♪ Remember, remember Remember ♪

Scottie? Scottie?

Where you going?

♪ Baby, look at me ♪

♪ And tell me what you see ♪

♪ You ain't seen
The best of me yet ♪

♪ Give me time I'll
make you forget ♪

♪ And you can set it free ♪

♪ I can catch the
moon In my hand ♪

♪ Don't you know who I am? ♪

♪ Remember my name ♪
♪ Fame ♪

♪ I'm gonna live forever ♪

♪ I'm gonna learn how to fly ♪
♪ High ♪

♪ I feel it comin' together ♪

♪ People will see me and cry ♪
♪ Fame ♪



♪ Light up the
sky Like a flame ♪

Here, darling.

Darling, behind you!


♪ Remember, remember,
Remember, remember ♪

What's the matter?

You're all alike.

You never stop to think
about anybody else.


It's all right.

It's all right, Mary.

I understand.

We understand your pain.

Scottie's going to die.

You understand,
don't you, Scottie?



I'm sorry, Scottie. I
didn't mean to hurt you.

I didn't... Didn't mean to.

It's all right.

Mary's dead.

She's dead.



I'm sorry, darling, that's
the name of the game.


You can't do that.
That's my nine.

Well, how else am I
gonna recoup my losses?

I have to get even
with Max somehow.

Max. Where is Max?


Well, what do you think?

Very nice.

Yes, Max.

Very, uh... Fred Astaire.


You know, Nate wants
me to drop by the studio

and take a couple of shots.

He thinks he can use
me for some fashion ads.



You see, the trend is away
from the beautiful people

who nobody relates to.

They want more
natural types now.

Well, that's great,
'cause you're very natural.

Oh, yes, very Fred Astaire.

Well, thanks.

You know, this little
extracurricular career

ain't gonna interfere
with my regular duties.

Don't worry about it.

We can hang loose,
can't we, darling?


Well, shall we go now?

♪ The way you wear your hat ♪

♪ The way you sip your tea ♪

♪ Dum dum de dum ♪


Ta-ta, now.

Well, shall we go?

Are you kidding?