The Master had good reason to be smug. Soon, the computer systems of this miserable little planet would be his! His closest competitor had met with an 'unfortunate accident' - and better yet, there was no Doctor anywhere in sight!
In fact, he was in such a good mood he even felt like humouring the laughable, shabby little policeman the LAPD had assigned to his competitor's murder case.
"No, Lieutenant." The Master smiled. "I can promise you I did not see Miss Cartwright...alive...after that."
Lieutenant Columbo smiled back.
"I'm sure you're right, Mr. Magister. Oh - just one more thing..."