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The Case of the Libertine Belle

‘The Case of the Libertine Belle’

Season 7, Episode 2 -  Aired September 28, 1991

Blanche organizes a murder mystery party for the museum staff which turns deadly when her prospective boss is murdered.

Quote from Dorothy

Sophia: He looks pretty dead to me.
Dorothy: All right, Ma, give me your mirror.
Rose: What for?
Dorothy: Every morning I hold it under Ma's nose. If it fogs up, I start the coffee.

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Quote from Dorothy

Marlowe: Nice try, ma' am, but Philip and Gloria are innocent of those crimes.
Dorothy: Perhaps, but they are both murderers.
Sophia: Sit down, Dorothy. Don't make a fool of yourself.
Marlowe: Would you care to explain?
Dorothy: In the first place, it is unlikely that Gloria murdered her father. Statistics show that patricide is overwhelmingly a male crime. Although daughters frequently murder their mothers!

Quote from Blanche

Rose: Blanche, you're wearing my earrings.
Blanche: Oh, I know that.
Rose: But when I asked you before where they were, you said you didn't know, and now you're wearing them.
Blanche: Well, Rose, there could be two explanations. Either I was lying, or I was wrong about the number of explanations.

Quote from Sophia

Blanche: Is there any chance I could persuade you girls to join me for a murder-mystery weekend?
Dorothy: Blanche, are you kidding? I have read every word Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler ever wrote. Now, Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe have become a part of me. "She had more curves than the Monaco Grand Prix and was twice as dangerous. Her jewelry was mute testimony that Charlie Chaplin wasn't the only tramp who hit it big in this town."
Sophia: You do this on first dates, don't you, Dorothy?

Quote from Sophia

Man: Philip did it!
Woman: Gloria did it!
Sophia: It was Colonel Mustard in the library with the candlestick. Oh, she says, "The butler did it," and I'm the idiot?

Quote from Sophia

Blanche: How can I be accused of murder? I am a Devereaux. Things like this usually happen to people named Petrillo.
Sophia: I take offense at that. No one in my family ever, ever left a body to be found.

Quote from Rose

Rose: You know, back in Minnesota, I was known as the Sherlock Holmes of St. Olaf.
Dorothy: Figured out which one was Shinola, did you, Rose?
Rose: The hard way.

Quote from Dorothy

Blanche: Oh, Kendall is sitting down with Posey MacGlinn. She is my main rival for that assistant's job. Oh, look at the shameless way she's flirtin' with him. Disgustin'.
Rose: You flirted with him.
Blanche: I'm from the South. Flirting is part of my heritage.
Rose: What do you mean?
Dorothy: Her mother was a slut, too.

Quote from Rose

Marlowe: I've failed to protect my client, but I am determined, with your help, to solve these crimes and bring the murderer to justice.
Rose: Maybe that bloody dagger will lead us to the murder weapon.
Marlowe: St. Olaf?
Rose: Boy, he is good.

Quote from Rose

Kendall: I recognize that. It's a rare Mayan sacrificial dagger. That could prove to be significant.
Marlowe: Undoubtedly the weapon used to kill Mrs. Forsythe, but obviously her husband was shot.
Rose: Then there must be a gun.
Marlowe: South side?
Rose: Uncanny.

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