In the stable on their property, Mike Wilson and his wife have a minor argument over an anonymous letter. She pushes past him in leaving the barn, and he falls and hits his head. When he tries to get up he's struck by someone holding a shovel, and dies. His wife is accused of his death, and he appears as a friendly ghost to Ben Matlock to beg him to help his wife, who won't defend herself since she thinks it truly is her fault. Unfortunately for both Ben and Mike, Ben is the only one who can see and talk to Mike, and comic mayhem soon ensues as the two try to solve the case together.
Did You Know?
Mike wears the same outfit he had on when he died through the entire story, to set him apart as a ghost. Everyone else changes clothes periodically. See more
Early on, outside the courthouse, a confused Mike states to Ben that he doesn't know what he is, or if he's dead or alive. However, for the rest of the show he refers to himself confidently as a ghost and as dead, as if there was never any question. See more
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