“LADY IN WAITING”
“LADY IN WAITING”
Bryce still found out however, and threatened to fire Hamilton if he didn’t end his relationship with his sister. This led to the death of Bryce Chadwick and a transformation in the life of his sister.
Oh, you’ve seen this ‘Columbo’ episode and don’t remember Peter Hamilton having a twin brother? Well, remember – this is Toobworld. We never limit ourselves to just one episode of a show; we don’t even respect the borders between TV series!
The full name for Geronimo’s true identity isn’t known, but I’m going to assert that his surname was Hamilton, making him Peter Hamilton’s twin brother. This “splains” away at least his visage reappearing a second time on ‘Columbo’. But this splainin certainly wouldn’t work for all the characters played by Vito Scotti (six) and Mike Lally (28!) Having sextuplets and putting them all up for adoption might work for the mother of the Scotti characters, but having 28 kids - even if they weren’t all from the same zygote! - would surely have killed the poor mother of all those Lally boys!
Just one more thing....
One of their cousins in the Hamilton family line also was a lawyer, but he may have still had a hand in the family banking business. And even though he didn’t share in the established family surname – his name was Paul Williams – it’s O’Bvious that Williams was descended from John Hamilton. The telegenetics were strong in that one.
And unfortunately for him, Paul Williams had the distinction of being the second murder victim seen in the series. (And unfortunately for the actor, Harlan Warde, he didn’t have a single line of dialogue!)
So there’s my theory of relateeveety for three characters from ‘Columbo’, linking them all back to ‘The Rifleman’.