A chemical plant's director gets threats and issues threats, and one of the employees develops and plants a bomb in his car. When the car turns out to be missing, Columbo is called to find out what happened. Stars Peter Falk.
When Olivia Lockhart (Andie MacDowell) is given the opportunity for a federal judgeship, she must face the challenging decision, and while tempting, she risks losing her new romance and leaving the town and people she loves most.
Jack is reunited with his estranged son, while Charlotte tries to find out the secret behind the identity of a stroke patient she is caring for. Meanwhile, Justine is learning how to deal with a long distance relationship.
Bob and Peggy Beldon must deal with a suspicious death at their Bed and Breakfast, and Justine gets a chance to show her work at the local Art Walk. Meanwhile, Jack struggles with his relationship with his freeloading son.
Justine and Olivia must each face their own fears when Seth goes missing in Alaska and Justine sets out to find him. Meanwhile, Jack accepts a freelance writing assignment covering a Seattle Mariners game.
Olivia and Jack finally have their Seattle getaway, but things don't quite go as planned and later Olivia becomes distracted trying to help an ex-con she put away who claims to have turned his life around.
As Jack contemplates taking his dream job far away from Cedar Cove, Stan separates from his wife and returns to town hoping to win Olivia back. Meanwhile, Maryellen does some sleuthing to find out what is in John's past.
As the holidays approach, Olivia is dead set on going to Philly to win Jack back, only to find out he is back in town unannounced to tie up loose ends. Seth returns to Cedar Cove with good news of a new business venture.