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Year: 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | unknown


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: Miracle Cure

29 October 1993
When a man says in confessional he knows Father Morrissey has 'sinned', the priest takes a gun from a hollowed Bible, drives his car over him but finds the envelop he looks for gone, stolen seconds earlier by a girl. Father Morrissey even fakes stomach pain to be admitted in the same L.A. hospital, Community General, so he can administer a fatal injection, surprised only by bag lady Alice, who was just admitted for amnesia, however possibly still somewhat treatable. The physician in charge, Dr. Mark Sloane, smells a rat after Morrissey discharges himself and goes talk to Father Morrissey, coincidentally the parish priest of hospital administrator Norman Briggs. Sloane's son, LAPD Detective Steve Sloane, still only worries about his hair perhaps falling out, but the autopsy by Amanda Bentley-Livingston allows her witnessing friend, senior resident Dr. Jack Stewart, to trace a dragon tattoo to the Cobras, a gang of convicts a cousin of his belongs to...

Season 1, Episode 2: Amnesia

5 November 1993
Mark is eager take some vacation; his son, Steve, isn't holding his breath to go fishing together as promised long since, sets off by himself and has a hellish time alone. For a change, Norman makes an awful fuss about security for mob-threatened senate transport committee, Chairman Basset, who is getting an operation in Community General. However, a woman in league with another assassin gets past the security by staging getting major amnesia and forgetting her identity after being hit by a car. When nurse Sue Marlowe recognizes 'Jane Doe,' she is given a fatal push down a staircase by 'Jane Doe' who then pretends to have found Sue's corpse. Amanda is suspicious of 'Jane Doe,' Mark finds the car hit probably was staged, while Jack is rather charmed. The Briggs-FBI security system proves cumbersome, but not for Jane's accomplice who smuggles in a detachable gun inside crutches. Mark sees the accomplice coming through security and notices he is not really limping but the accomplice escapes, returning later to pass the armed crutch to Jane. Mark looks into Jane Doe's identity and Nurse Marlowe's suspicious fall, gets to the mob link but is recognized and captured, while Jack realizes Jane only kissed him to get his security badge...

Season 1, Episode 3: Murder at the Telethon

12 November 1993
Since the hospital board decided that the ER is to shut down unless $100,000 is raised, Norman decides to mount a telethon guaranteeing the full sum, soon leaves a while for a seminar and meanwhile puts Mark in charge, who is relieved Jack kind of enjoys being the stage manager. Main star Buddy Blake, a faded TV comedy legend, comes with his son Michael Blake, who gave up medical studies (with Mark) to be his assistant and is final true with the ingrate's abuse, even in public. While Mark is presenting the show, Buddy stumbles on scene with a fatal knife his back; to the Sloans' horror Michael is arrested as prime suspect, bloody hands and last person seen in dad's dressing room. While Steve nearly dies as MC with stage-freight during the sleepless 24 hours show, Mark and Jack are determined to find the real killer, plausibly Buddy's wife Marcy, who would have divorced him earlier but couldn't part with his money yet, so Jack tails her to a hotel, without neglecting three colleagues on the telethon, all with mortal grudges...

Season 1, Episode 4: Inheritance of Death

19 November 1993
Retired wine tycoon patient Jonathan Nash, Mark's second cousin and 93 year-old, pledges his entire estate (about $15 million) to Community General hospital, then calls Mark his three adult children are trying to kill him. Mark arrives only to be hit by his electric wheelchair crashing down the mansion's staircase, and lands in back spasm-traction himself, but tells Steve Jonathan looked dead already. Mark thinks of remote control and hopes to sleuth by remote Jack after briefing him about the family's closet full of 'skeletons' giving each kid a motive, while neither has a solid alibi: Dr. Julian Nash lost his medical license and was denied a private clinic, inventor J. Edison Nash claims his invention made the family fortune but didn't get ample research funds, Judith Nash is still wearing her wedding cloths for Italian lover Giancarlo who left her at the altar bought off by Jonathan, her alibi is hunky Italian hairdresser Dante Reynaldo, but not just that...

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan / Jonathan Nash / J. Edison Nash / Judith Nash / Julian Nash

Scott Baio ... Dr. Jack Stewart

Victoria Rowell ... Dr. Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Barry Van Dyke ... Detective Steve Sloan

Michael Tucci ... Norman Briggs
Delores Hall ... Nurse Delores Mitchell

Jim Pirri ... Dante Reynaldo

Michael Champion ... Big Angie
J. Rob Jordan ... Driver
Brian Jay ... Hairstylist
Adam Cadenhead ... Hank
Robert Apisa ... Foreman (as Bob Apisa)

Season 1, Episode 5: The 13 Million Dollar Man

3 December 1993
Longtime patient and friend Dale Harlan stumbles into ER and tells Mark to get something from his left shoe- it's a lottery ticket he gives Mark 'to do some good with it' before he dies from his shot-wound. Amanda finds out it won $13,000,000 but fails to keep it a secret. Hospital administrator Norman Briggs, who just gave Mark hell for using surgical gloves to relax child patients, desperately needs $6,200,000 for a new hospital wing he promised to name after Mr. Wainwright, the chairman of the board. The LAPD charges Jimmy Stevens with the murder, being found with Harlan's wallet and the murder weapon, but Jack knows the teenager as a harmless small thief, so he and Mark believe his claim to have found Harlan, and soon drawn in suspects. At Harlan's funeral, Dale's widow Monica and his gambling mentor Dr. Larry Wright -a dentist, Amanda infiltrates as his temporary secretary- both claim the lottery ticket to settle debts and promises, but Mark stands firm on the deceased's charity dying wish. Crime boss Alex Ridlin claims $496,000 to settle Harlan's mundane debts, Jack infiltrates his nightclub as croupier. While his office is swamped in weird gifts and requests, mainly cons, Mark resists son Steve's suggestion to keep a bit and preferably by a boat, ties the knots and comes up with a plan, taking part in Ridlin's big poker night...

Season 1, Episode 6: Vanishing Act: Part One

10 December 1993
When Detective Steve Sloan reports to Internal Affairs agent Lloyd Schroeder his well-founded suspicions against LAPD 15th precinct colleagues Detectives Bob Cole, Eugene Vickers, Jim Michaels and Rick Hughes to be in cahoots with the fence who handled several burglaries they actually committed themselves, Schroeder checks out their excessive expenses and sets up his own pension plan: an equal share for his silence. Next someone from the criminal quartet sets up Steve for Schroeder's murder and plants stolen money in his locker, so he's suspended although his boss Lt. Ed Greenwood believes in his innocence. The Sloanes and Dr. Jack Stewart, whose mob expertise comes in handy as they find a link to 'family man' Tommy Rafonte, are determined to save the most honest cop in California, digging up the four traitors' past, personal motives to kill Schroeder and whereabouts. Meanwhile Dolores organizes nursing staff resistance against economies Norman Briggs has to carry out to prevent whole hospital activities being shut down by the board, Mark tries to mediate...

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Scott Baio ... Dr. Jack Stewart

Victoria Rowell ... Dr. Amanda Bentley-Livingston (credit only)

Barry Van Dyke ... Detective Steve Sloan

Michael Tucci ... Norman Briggs
Delores Hall ... Nurse Delores Mitchell

Boyd Kestner ... Tommy Raffanti

Dennis Lipscomb ... IA Det. Lloyd Schroeder

Michael McGrady ... Det. Rick Hughes

John Beck ... Det. Eugene Vickers

Kristen Cloke ... Josie Swanson

Richard Gant ... Det. Jim Michaels

Leon Rippy ... Bob Cole
Rich Beall ... Bruno
Fred Greenblatt ... Instructor (as Fred Greenblat)
Robert Himber ... Lt. Greenwood
Liz Jury ... Apartment Manager

Jan Van Sickle ... First Officer
Jack Tracy ... Second Officer (as Tracy Smith)
Sheron Bellio ... Madeline (as Sheron A. Bellio)
Jan Waterman ... Nurse
Joe Hudgins ... Butch (uncredited)

Mylo Ironbear ... Townie (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 7: Vanishing Act: Part Two

17 December 1993
Mark Sloane was scared out of his wits when Tommy Rafonte and an armed goon took him without asking to an old patient, semi-retired mob boss Gus Benedict, but that went fine; he does get knocked down accidentally by Dolores' picketing board. Jack Stewart's investigations in the Italian quarter, including his ex Josie Swanson who is now Tommy's girl but knows nothing, and Steve's remaining police contacts allow them and Mark to work out the four bad cops are in cahoots with Tommy to plan a new crime- the ransom kidnapping of Gus. They work out their own ingenious plan...

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Scott Baio ... Dr. Jack Stewart

Victoria Rowell ... Dr. Amanda Bentley-Livingston (credit only)

Barry Van Dyke ... Detective Steve Sloan

Michael Tucci ... Norman Briggs
Delores Hall ... Nurse Delores Mitchell

Boyd Kestner ... Tommy Raffanti

Michael McGrady ... Det. Rick Hughes

John Beck ... LAPD Detective Eugene Vickers

Kristen Cloke ... Josie Swanson

Richard Gant ... Det. Jim Michaels

Don Gordon ... Gus Benedict

Leon Rippy ... Bob Cole
Rich Beall ... Bruno
Ed Greene ... Reporter
Ron Headlee ... Mr. Landers
Robert Himber ... Lt. Greenwood
Joe Hudgins ... Butch
Joseph McDonald ... Police Officer
Roy Yerbey ... Streiger (as Roy Yerby)

Season 1, Episode 8: Shanda's Song

7 January 1994
Rock vamp with prima donna-complex Shanda faints on stage when she receives a cut-up picture of herself in a box of roses. Her manager brings her, almost identically looking back-up singer Claire and drummer Cinnamon to Community General for a check-up, but no harm is found. Shanda tells Dr. Mark Sloan she has a stalker since months, the police can't do anything without any physical threat; a truck tries to run them over the next minute, her fan Dr. Jack Stewart finds no actual fractures. Steve is incredulous, given Shanda's publicity stunt record, but Mark takes her in his home; Steve goes in her hospital bed, where 'nurse' Dolores practices her torturous injection technique on the healthy hunk's behind. Mark concentrates on the dynamics of the musical staff, Jack regrets sorely taking Amanda along looking into roadie Parick, who gets murdered...

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Scott Baio ... Dr. Jack Stewart

Victoria Rowell ... Dr. Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Barry Van Dyke ... Detective Steve Sloan

Michael Tucci ... Norman Briggs
Delores Hall ... Nurse Delores Mitchell

Haviland Morris ... Shanda

Michael Harris ... Magic Mike

Luca Bercovici ... Cinnamon

Alonna Shaw ... Claire
Tim Moffett ... Patrick (as Tim Moffet)
Jeff Harris ... Richard Taylor (as Jeff Harms)
Vanessa Whitney ... Nurse

Jeffrey Judson Smith ... Detective Carson (as Jeff Smith)
Eileen Barker ... Cigarette Girl (uncredited)

Mylo Ironbear ... Concert Security (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 9: The Restless Remains

14 January 1994
Mark tries rollerskating, even to work now his car doesn't start again. Then he tries a traditional Indian purification rite on Ogala Sioux patient Clarke to take over his sinusitis, in front of his med class. After a root canal, Mark gets a call and visit at home from TV investment guru Robin Westlin, who believes to be poisoned and dies right there, but when the paramedics arrive both his car and corps have disappeared, even Steve thinks it's laughing gas hallucinations, but Mark finds Robin's dropped his pocket diary. Both his chief deputy Tim Rutland and secretary and dumped girlfriend, as well as his wife Meg, claim Robin is alive, but he's nowhere to be found, so the Sloans, Jack as 'psychiatric outpatient Mark's shrink' and 'reporter' Amanda snoop on at the Westlin Institute...

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Scott Baio ... Dr. Jack Stewart

Victoria Rowell ... Dr. Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Barry Van Dyke ... Detective Steve Sloan

Michael Tucci ... Norman Briggs
Delores Hall ... Nurse Delores Mitchell

Lisa Zane ... Meg Westlin

Brett Cullen ... Tim Rutland

Mark Moses ... Robin Westlin
Ned Romero ... Mr. Clarke

Mike Pniewski ... Westlin Institute Security Guard (as Michael Pniewski)

Steven Culp ... Company Man

Amy Yasbeck ... Karen Davis

Bernie Hiller ... Marvin (as Bernard Hiller)
Caroline Schlitt ... Jan

Tim Bagley ... Questioner

Season 1, Episode 10: Murder with Mirrors

21 January 1994
Eddie Clark brings Mark Soan tickets for his last show in the Magic Mansion with his traitorous partner Paul Madison, who intends to go solo and take all their tricks, leaving Clark stranded. Mark, Jack, Amanda and Dolores witness their last duo show, but instead of escaping Madison drowns, and the key to the cuffs Eddie handed him didn't fit. Mark, a gifted amateur illusionist himself, believes his former neighbor-boy Eddie's declaration of innocence, so he and Jack -'helped' by Amanda- investigate the other magicians performing in the mansion and possible business or amorous motives and alibi's. Alas any contact with them and their props can have unforeseen consequences, even for Steve's undercover drug investigation. Mark looks into the tricks' timing too and works out a showy finale...

Season 1, Episode 11: Flashdance with Death

28 January 1994
Shortly after he had a shouting match when his partner Sammy Garrett, who lacked the money to buy him out now he decided to sell and buy a ranch in Montana, Dimension dance studio partner Roland Spear dies when a short circuit in the lighting prop cane gives a light discharge, which arrests his pacemaker fatally. Dr. Mark Sloan had taken Sammy's place as Roland's tap dance partner in the annual benefit the fatal cane act was being rehearsed for, and snoops in the studio. Steve has no choice but arrest Sammy, his basketball partner, who hurt his ankle at the game. While Mark snoops in the studio circles and some suspects' private lives, Jack examines the repair shop where Sammy picked up the cane, as Mark things the tampering was done there. So various persons' motives and opportunities are examined till he knows enough to set a trap...

Season 1, Episode 12: Reunion with Murder

4 February 1994
Amanda and several of her wealthy, professionally successful college friends are invited to a dorm reunion by Nancy Barlow, then the odd one out they all frowned upon and humiliated drunk in her underwear, which cost Nancy her scholarship; she's now an author and announces to Amanda, the only one to show up, she's about to publish a book on their college days, revealing embarrassing secrets. That evening Nancy calls Amanda in panic: her apartment was ransacked, probably for the manuscript, and she's killed at Amanda's. LAPD Detective Haggard is officially in charge, while Amanda is suspended on board's orders as prime murder suspect. The Sloanes and Jack investigate the motives and alibis of the threatened women: politician Susan Levin, TV journalist Bobbie Burton and socialite Mrs. Heather Winslow who runs a charity foundation. Jack finds Amanda knocked over by a masked burglar, probably after the manuscript again and guards her...

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Scott Baio ... Dr. Jack Stewart

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Barry Van Dyke ... Detective Steve Sloan

Michael Tucci ... Norman Briggs
Delores Hall ... Nurse Delores Mitchell

Jessica Tuck ... Susan Levin

Corinne Bohrer ... Bobbie Burton

Kathryn Layng ... Nancy Barlow

Tom Everett ... Det. Haggard

Byron Thames ... Charlie

Roma Downey ... Heather Winslow
Garth Wilton ... Professor Jeffries
Sherwin Frey ... Larry Marks
Judy Jean Berns ... Woman At Party
Denis Lacombe ... Chef
Jan Pessano ... Neighbor
Vincent Dale ... Guard
Jodie Mann ... Mary
Sarah Freeman ... Clarissa
Lee Newman ... Cameraman

Season 1, Episode 13: Lily

4 March 1994
In Community General Dr. Jack Stewart runs into Sandy Hoyle, who knows from high-school, and sends her for examination to Dr. Mark Sloan; her bruises testify to repeated beatings. When Jack follows her, he finds out she's a call-girl and plans to 'retire' thanks to a tape she can blackmail prominent clients with, the details of which are also kept 'in Lily's head'. After she does so, Mark who came to check up on her is found bend over her corps by Steve's LAPD colleague Detective Andy Ruggio; although no arrest is made, the headline is enough for the hospital board to 'recommend' him taking a vacation. Snooping in her house with Jack turns up the burned tape and black book, cigar traces and the identity of presumed blackmail victims from her late phone-calls, hot motives, so Mark goes check them out. First is new age guru brother Charles Simmons, next contractor Michael Davis whose company is about to go public, then rancher politician Joseph Talbot. Trough Sandy's ex-colleague Connie Stockwell, whose over-protective husband Max throws Jack in the pool just for talking to her, he and Amanda find out about 'madam' Elaine in whose brothel Bambi tells Mark about Sandy's mother Lily, or is she not the right trail after all?

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Scott Baio ... Dr. Jack Stewart

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Barry Van Dyke ... Detective Steve Sloan

Michael Tucci ... Norman Briggs
Delores Hall ... Nurse Delores Mitchell

Gerald McRaney ... Det. Andy Ruggio (as Gerald Mc Raney)

Lewis Smith ... Michael Davis

Sherman Howard ... Joseph Talbot
Peter Crombie ... Brother Charles Simmons
Leslie Bevis ... Madame Elaine

Barbara Whinnery ... Psychic Harmony Center Representative

Ellen Geer ... Lily
Cali Timmins ... Connie Stockwell (as Cali Timmons)
Romy Windsor ... Sandy Hoyle (as Romy Walthall)

Kelly Mullis ... Bambi

James Keane ... Man
John David Conti ... Owner

Richard Epcar ... Max

Season 1, Episode 14: Guardian Angel

1 April 1994
When LA mayor George Ridgeway's wife Lauren recognizes Benjamin Strand in the audience at a fund raiser attended by Mark and Norman, she fakes a migraine that night to sneak out, makes an appointment with him and shoots her husband at close range. Benjamin Strand is arrested by Steve as suspect based on previous crackpot death threats he made to the mayor, and possession of a gun the killer's caliber. Mark notices Lauren's pretended migraine is fake, while she gets a real one when already on treatment. When Jack and Amanda go look for tramp patient Lomax's bag, they find one with a small fortune in a dumpster in an alley behind the murder site, and traces of breaking in trough a broken window, close to the Ridgeway home. The mayor's anemic step-daughter Melissa Ridgeway is hospitalized, possibly anorexic, Lauren refuses that theory even being tested. Jack tails Lauren to Dr. John Harris's hotel room. Marc finds Lauren has a cut fitting the window break-in. Strand confesses, but suddenly Mark realizes the whole vile truth after studying Strand's police file...

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Scott Baio ... Dr. Jack Stewart

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Barry Van Dyke ... Detective Steve Sloan

Michael Tucci ... Norman Briggs
Delores Hall ... Nurse Delores Mitchell

Catherine Hicks ... Lauren Ridgeway

Alanna Ubach ... Melissa Ridgeway
James McEachin ... Lewis Lomax

Eric Pierpoint ... George Ridgeway

Bruce Gray ... Dr. John Harris

Timothy Omundson ... Strand
Dale Swann ... Gardener
Steve Abbott ... Officer (uncredited)

James Ecklund ... Security Guard (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 15: Nirvana

8 April 1994
Chet Brooks, a born charmer, bright, attractive, witty, works in Nirvana spa and has a girl on every finger, including colleague Sunshine whose burly boyfriend is a masseur there. Chet looks up Jack, his med class mate till he dropped out without academic reason, borrows his bright new sports car, and has a deadly accident driving it to an important appointment with Lori, another former girlfriend, who seems turns out to be connected with a Detroit mobster's bookie racket. While Amanda gets furious nobody takes her word, least of all Norman Briggs, who checks up an doctors covering for absent colleagues, she remembers two goons were looking for 'a friend' a day earlier after the thugs roughed up poor Jack, who gets several more utterly undeserved beatings in the valiant course of the investigation, which Mark starts at Nirvana and proves there was more to Chet then pleasingly met the eye...

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Scott Baio ... Dr. Jack Stewart

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Barry Van Dyke ... Detective Steve Sloan

Michael Tucci ... Norman Briggs
Delores Hall ... Nurse Delores Mitchell

Kerrie Keane ... Lydia Clayton

Brian McNamara ... Chet Brooks

Rebecca Staab ... Lori

Robert Clohessy ... Reggie
Jimmie F. Skaggs ... Max Finnegan

Scott Kraft ... Harry Malco
Maggie Han ... Sunshine
Michael David Lally ... Pauli Rupp
Jim Hatch ... Bill Reynolds

Rhino Michaels ... Bouncer (as Ryan 'Rhino' Michaels)

Lindsey Haun ... Little Girl

Deke Anderson ... Construction Worker

Mikki Val ... Emergency Room Nurse

Season 1, Episode 16: Broadcast Blues

15 April 1994
When young prison doctor Dr. Tom Harvey gets his former mentor, Dr. Mark Sloan, to treat convict Paul Dunbar in Community General for a serious conduction, the criminal manages to grab a guard's gun and keeps the doctors hostage, demanding to speak to TV reporter Jordan Sanders, claiming he wants to clear his name to his kid son Nicky about the murder conviction for a security guard he claims got killed accidentally. Detective Sergeant Steve Sloan slips in too as sound man, only to see Sanders shot, Dunbar dies apparently after a suicide, saying something like 'doctor colecar' and Tom knocked unconscious; he feels guilty, as suggests nasty LAPD colleague Lt. Rick Valdez, who is investigating officially. Norman Briggs, who was briefly among the hostages, has a bad case of post-traumatic stress back in the hospital. Mark, Jack and Amanda gradually discover all about blackmail at Sanders' studio, dodgy P.I. Zimmer and the jewels which were never recovered...

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Scott Baio ... Dr. Jack Stewart

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Barry Van Dyke ... Detective Steve Sloan

Michael Tucci ... Norman Briggs
Delores Hall ... Nurse Delores Mitchell

Jim Metzler ... Dr. Tom Harvey
Arthur Taxier ... Jordan Sanders
Darrell Larson ... Paul Dunbar

Christopher Allport ... Peter Murray

S.A. Griffin ... Zimmer (as S. A. Griffin)

Tammy Lauren ... Leah Foxworth

Efrain Figueroa ... Lt. Valdez
Bonnie Urseth ... Grace
Jeff Silverman ... Cobb

J. Evan Bonifant ... Nicky (as Evan Bonifant)
Scott O'Leary ... Station Manager

Season 1, Episode 17: Shaker

29 April 1994
A relatively severe earthquake causes a mess, including in Community General, many people crash given the state of their homes. Mark finds the crushing by a massive armoire of Martin Garfield -who earlier mistrusted his much younger bride Ruth's fiancé- was staged after the quake, given the dust on his corps. Mark finds Ruth with her studly 'jeweller' Henry in boxer-shorts, not aware of her prenuptial. At her advice he checks out Garfield's antiques business partner Stuart Westlake, who would be embezzling. He again points to Garfield's son-in-law, sculptor Rick Bennett, who is in gambling debt with a loan-shark and has a broken finger. Jack and Amanda tail a man who was snooping in Garfield's home, who goes sell to dodgy Bobby Rebetta a lumpy gold bar, the reshaped murder weapon...

Season 1, Episode 18: The Plague

6 May 1994
While staking mob hitman Bruno Crespi in his hotel room, Steve observes he has medical symptoms for which Bruno orders a refill from Spengler's pharmacy, which dad Mark diagnoses trough the telescope as asthma, and receives epinephrine which he injects himself, not uncommon with patients who have a standard prescription. Shortly after he collapses, Steve gets Mark who orders a quarantine there and in the hospital to make sure nobody is contaminated: the crook has bubonic plague. CDC doctor Niven cares only for press conferences which spread panic on the theory he must have been infected trough rats on a freighter he arrived on from South east Asia, ignoring the Sloanes' observations the epinephrine vial was full, so replaced by the maid, which wasn't actually on hotel staff: murder by plague injection. Steve and Jack know about the crime families which include three women with a plausible motive to kill Bruno, so the snooping can start. Bruno's wife Charlene Baylor can now collect his life-insurance, his stepmother Regina Baylor got control of the mob family business and his sister Jennifer 'Jenny' hated him for 'cheating' her (however legally) out of a fair share of their father's inheritance, and even pharmacist Spengler has mob connections as Jack finds- again at unnecessary peril thanks to 'helpful' Amanda. Then Mark and Jack find Spengler shot dead and the source of the plague injection, but the wrong cure and they're not alone on account of his contraband trade...

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Scott Baio ... Dr. Jack Stewart

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Barry Van Dyke ... Detective Steve Sloan

Michael Tucci ... Norman Briggs
Delores Hall ... Nurse Delores Mitchell
James Stephens ... Dr. Niven

Alla Korot ... Jennifer Crespi

Maddie Corman ... Charlene Baylor

Andreas Katsulas ... DEA Agent
David Froman ... Dock Foreman

Julie Sommars ... Regina
Michael Russo ... Bruno
Michael J. Marcosa ... Team Member (as Michael Marcosa)
Fred Mata ... Clerk

Frank Novak ... Cab Driver / Cop#2
Vincent Marotta ... Reporter #2
Sonya Maddox ... Reporter
Christopher Carroll ... Hotel Manager
Beth Cloninger Mayo ... Maid
Matt Marshall ... Detective

Brent Huff ... Tony (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 19: Sister Michael Wants You

13 May 1994
Greg Wilson, a professional cameraman who accepted to work pro bono for Saint Clair's nunnery's school, where he himself was actually expelled, calls to meet and hand a videotape to the young superior, sister Michael, but is shot dead and the tape isn't found. When the convent's gardener, non-violent ex-con Vic Chandler, is arrested, sister Michael, who is legendary late cop Charlie Donahue's daughter Maggie, gets LAPD Detective Steve Sloan to double the police investigation. Dr. Mark Sloan, himself a cop's kid (and Steve's dad), accepts to enter the convent, posing as missionary father McGuiness, temporarily assigned as chaplain, to snoop for the tape and check -helped by Jack and Amanda, who tail a fake exterminator to a country club- on suspicious persons looking for it, including the Strega crime family and rude sister Regina from the diocese...

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Scott Baio ... Dr. Jack Stewart

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Barry Van Dyke ... Detective Steve Sloan

Michael Tucci ... Norman Briggs
Delores Hall ... Nurse Delores Mitchell

Delta Burke ... Sister Michael / Maggie Donovan
Michael MacRae ... Joseph Strega

Al Ruscio ... John Strega

Joseph Hacker ... Councilman Fletcher
Justin Lord ... Sgt. Clark

Thomas Ryan ... Mr. Butler

Concetta Tomei ... Sister Regina

J.G. Hertzler ... Mr. Smith

Rick Aiello ... Daniel Strega
Anthony Charnota ... Vincent Strega

Billy Morrissette ... Greg
Sarah Green ... Sister Charity
Judy Jean Berns ... Sister Margaret

Richard Gilbert-Hill ... Starter
Alan Palo ... Vic Chandler

Adam Nelson ... Brad

Season 2


Season 2, Episode 1: Many Happy Returns

16 September 1994
D. Sloan is terribly nervous about an IRS audit, sees 'sloppiness' everywhere, and leaves a 'death threat' on his accountant Ernie Pitt's answering machine, desperate for help. When Mark sneaks out from Agent Gretchen McCord's first interview for a 'medical emergency' he thus ends up bent over Pitt's corpse, stabbed to death. LAPD Detective Claire Van Sickle grants him no favors as colleague Steve stood her up a while ago. The two harpies team up to 'coordinate their attack' on Mark. While investigating -with Jack and Amanda in pretense characters- Pitt's heiress and the other threatening clients, martial arts master Nick Cove and Attorney Avery Decker, who specializes in setting up insurance fraud with false diagnoses, he is attacked by the real killer together with McCord...

Season 2, Episode 2: A Very Fatal Funeral

23 September 1994
Chairman Elton Malone drops dead from the fast poison on an envelope he licks claiming it contains proof which other board member embezzled $300,000 from his charitable foundation, but it was a literally empty threat. Besides Community General administrator Norman Briggs, who seats on account of its free clinic funding, the board members -now murder suspects- are Mort Slater, Christine Shaw whose husband Charles is running for Congress and dodgy art investment broker Alexander Damon. The Sloanes look into Damon's faltering business, but he drops dead at Malone's funeral from a curare air-gun dart shot, and wasn't the thief. Amanda joins the Shaw election campaign and finds her financing fishy, but she drops dead at Damon's funeral and Charles redraws his candidature. Norman, whose job is now very precarious, believes Slater must be the killer, as his brewery is rumored in trouble; Jack knows Mort and goes snooping just when Steve does, and finds out he planned a torch job. Mark also turns his attention to the Malone foundation minutes secretary Jennifer Sweeney who attended all funerals and fainted at Damon's. Slater did embezzle to pay the arsonist, but dies from curare at the Shaw funeral...

Season 2, Episode 3: Woman Trouble

30 September 1994
Dr. Mark Sloane gets suspicious when his patient Robert Stanton, a businessman, doesn't show up for an urgent X-ray follow-up examination to determine if he actually has TBC, after witnessing how unfaithful Robert was affronted on a party by his mistress Marilyn Kramer, a fashion model, and wife Irene Stanton, whose capital is vital for his firm's Japanese deal negotiation. Indeed the two women have conspired to kill him and hide the body. So he sends Jack and Amanda snooping in the fashion scene. Meanwhile Steve has fallen head over heals, undercover, for a socialite and begs everyone for loans for treats he can't afford and Jack and Amanda for slick dating tips...

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Scott Baio ... Dr. Jack Stewart

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Michael Tucci ... Norman Briggs (credit only)
Delores Hall ... Nurse Delores Mitchell

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan

Sally Kellerman ... Irene Stanton

Ben Masters ... Robert Stanton
Janet Julian ... Melanie

Raymond O'Connor ... Peter Kincaid
Victoria Jackson ... Marilyn

Tim Bagley ... Lance
Michael Hagiwara ... Dr. Mori
Annie O'Donnell ... Rosemary

Peter Koch ... Officer (as Pete Koch)

Guy Killum ... Security Guard

Anne Lockhart ... Nurse (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 4: The Busy Body

7 October 1994
After a birthday dinner with the boys -even Norman, who rushes off early to greet a hospital accreditation inspection trio- for Mark Sloan, he gets stuck in handcuffs used for a surprise stripper; alas Jack forgot to ask for the keys from Community General's old security agent McCreedy, who just got fired, replaced by Norman's new, show-piece excessive goon force, and lost the keys years ago anyway. Yet Mark has worse to hide from the inspectors: a murder victim which mysteriously appears without ID in the hospital pharmacy and disappears with the presumed murder weapon before Steve arrives. Luckily he's identified as lawyer Lorenzo P. Kotch by footage on TV; he was mixed up in motive-providing matters like a nasty divorce and a culinary business war, even the inspection chairwoman hates him. His corps appears and disappears again and Mark thinks of another twist...

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Scott Baio ... Dr. Jack Stewart

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Michael Tucci ... Norman Briggs
Delores Hall ... Nurse Delores Mitchell

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan

Bill Macy ... Eugene McReedy

Peter Murnik ... Ralph McReedy

Ken Swofford ... Rupert Leverton

Debra Jo Rupp ... Dr. Nora Stebbings

Jeff Kaake ... Sports Reporter Stan Bidell
Dierk Torsek ... Lubin

David Knell ... Clerk

Richard Epcar ... Guard #1
Lawrence Lowe ... Guard #2 (as Laurence Lowe)

Loyda Ramos ... Nurse Guzman

Sandra Dee Robinson ... Police Woman (as Sandra Reinhardt)
John Arndt ... Gilliland

Season 2, Episode 5: My Four Husbands

14 October 1994
Pamela Dorn, the 'Queen of the Jungle' TV series star who desperately wanted to follow in her mother's footsteps as movie star, is in Community General for a nip and tuck, with an undercover TV reporter pretending to need an appendectomy bugging her as a career move, when one of Pam's four ex-husbands, who had casting approval of the one movie she hoped to make her career but accepted Julia Roberts instead, is murdered. The condo manager and another ex saw Pam there, yet Mark, who knew her as a little girl, insists she's being framed by one of her surviving ex husbands. Despite a guilt trip on Jack -who hates Pam after she made him get her ice-cream after midnight- and even extremely amateur help from Norman and Delores, they only turn up more incriminating evidence against Pam, Steve had alibi's for all ex's, but Mark persists one alibi must be fake, and comes up with an ingeniously complex murder plot...

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Scott Baio ... Dr. Jack Stewart

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Michael Tucci ... Norman Briggs
Delores Hall ... Nurse Delores Mitchell

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan

Morgan Fairchild ... Pamela Dorn

Heidi Kling ... Reporter Maria Mahoney

David Naughton ... Harry Gelson

Sal Viscuso ... Dick Douglas

Gerrit Graham ... Joseph Boland
Betty Carvalho ... Edna Chow
Will MacMillan ... Officer
Eva Loseth ... Lily
Jon Clair ... Carl
J.P. Bumstead ... Leon
Sarah Benoit ... Angela
Tim Ryan ... Tom Larson (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 6: Murder Most Vial

21 October 1994
Corporate multimillionaire William P. Bissell slaps Community General with a frightening lawsuit for malpractice etcetera for an operation on both knees which got him in a wheelchair because he ignored all doctor's orders, but Norman Briggs get him to accept to be accommodated and reconsider if cured. An accident puts Mark in bed, but while taunting him 'on the other side' Bissel dies from an OD of his regular medicine, which must have been administered during visiting hours. Motives are obvious for Bill's CFO and heir apparent Thomas Taylor, who he just demoted to division head in Europe, and now succeeds as CEO, widow Emily Bissell, loving mistress Jenny Morley and his sued orthopedic surgeon Karen Fielder, who has a hidden past. Meanwhile Steve is sleepy because he has started a night course in law, and Mark is determined to do something about the lousy monotonous hospital food even if it takes blackmailing Norman.

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Scott Baio ... Dr. Jack Stewart

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Michael Tucci ... Norman Briggs
Delores Hall ... Nurse Delores Mitchell

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan

Ken Kercheval ... William P. Bissell

Wendy Phillips ... Dr. Karen Fielder
Amy Steel ... Jenny Morley
Christine Belford ... Emily Bissell (as Christina Belford)

John Rubinstein ... Thomas Taylor
David Selberg ... Bloustein

David Kagen ... Detective

Anne Betancourt ... Nurse #2

Nicole Sullivan ... Nurse #1
Lee Newman ... Dan

Craig Shoemaker ... (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 7: You Can Call Me Johnson

28 October 1994
Jack asks Mark as a favor to operate on his godfather, mob don Alfredo Bartolo aka Alfred 'Al' Bartell, who checked into hospital as Mr. Johnson with his entourage. Alas 'Al' dies on the operation table, apparently from an improbable switch of clearly differently colored suture types. Al's son and heir Vinnie Bartell blames and implicitly threatens Mark; according to Steve's FBI contact agent Gayle Wheeler, Vinnie was looking to take over the 'family business', while Jack believes family is sacred even for that murderous scum and finds out a suspicious cleaning lady in OR was fake. Mark's rental car (after an ordinary accident) is blown up by a bomb...

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Scott Baio ... Dr. Jack Stewart

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Michael Tucci ... Norman Briggs
Delores Hall ... Nurse Delores Mitchell

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan

Abe Vigoda ... Alfredo Bartolo / Alfred 'Al' Bartell / Mr. Johnson

Mark Rolston ... Vinnie Bartell

Alice Ghostley ... Mrs. Groviak

Jennifer Hetrick ... Gayle Wheeler

Anthony Russell ... Gus

Tony Colitti ... David Martinez
Susan Blommaert ... Hannah
Jane Lanier ... Nurse #1
Sonia Jackson ... Mrs. Agnes White

Kevin Brief ... Patient

Season 2, Episode 8: Georgia on My Mind

4 November 1994
P.I. Charlie Hawkins was shot and dies in Community General, his last words make little sense: tell Georgia 'Jerry Mathers'? Georgia is his secretary, whose female charms make Jack dump his long-awaited Hawaiian holiday to rival in helpfulness with Steve while they check out Charlie's last case, about an ice cream company called after the late founder Hary Litvaks' boys 'Walter & Harry' while the promotion is done by two actors under these co-heirs names. Envelopes of money point to the sons, or after re-examination to their third sibling, Samantha Litvak, but then she's poisoned with cyanide which is also an ice cream byproduct, as was also found in Charlie's corps, it could have killed him before he was shot, also lethal, so there may well be two independent murderers. Meanwhile Norman has a prospective fiancée who must be reassured about his fertility...

Season 2, Episode 9: The Last Laugh: Part One

11 November 1994
Norman insists Mark should ask rich plastic surgeon colleague Dr. Elliott Valin, when he declares him doctor of the year at a medical convention, to bring some 'high profile clientèle' to Community General, a suggestion laughed away. When Valin dies from laughing gas, Mark investigates. Son Roger Valin found out pa was also doing his girlfriend and needed money to prevent his holistic medicine (frowned at by MDs) practice going belly up. Yet his much younger widow Bonnie, who has a hunky lover, when accused convinces Mark to find proof of her innocence which gets her sentenced innocent, most embarrassing for Steve, before Mark realizes she set him up with her perjuring hunky boyfriend Dave McDonnell...

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Scott Baio ... Dr. Jack Stewart

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Michael Tucci ... Norman Briggs
Delores Hall ... Nurse Delores Mitchell

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan

Dyan Cannon ... Bonnie Valin

Matthew Glave ... Roger Valin

Crystal Chappell ... Eve Laurie
Harley Venton ... Dr. Lloyd Fleming

Jamie Luner ... Kimmy Marlowe
David Cromwell ... Wallace Sterling

Pernell Roberts ... Dr. Elliott Valin

Michael Lowry ... Dave
Carey Van Dyke ... Kelso
Martha Thompson ... Mertle Gipe

David A. Kimball ... Dunphy (as David Kimball)

Deena Freeman ... Betsy
Patrice Pitman Quinn ... Barbara

Charles Dougherty ... Thurston
Peter Gonneau ... Henri
Andi Chapman ... Pratt

Ralph P. Martin ... Driver

Mimi Cozzens ... Judge

Kristin Carey ... Schnitzer
Susan Nyby ... Foreman

Season 2, Episode 10: The Last Laugh: Part Two

18 November 1994
Bonnie Valin confesses to Mark she arranged for him to get her off for the greedy laughing gas murder on her husband plastic surgeon Elliot, trusting the double jeopardy rule renders her immune to prosecution. Steve is nearly demoted, and forced to prosecute the innocent son and true heir, Roger Valin. Meanwhile Jack is determined to get Amanda's embezzled trust fund back by posing as the seller and later buyer of the missing can of Campbell soup painting, for which he knows a perfect forger. Mark scares Bonnie, sees the life insurance refuses to pay and Roger contests probate which should take years and scares her hunky boyfriend and accomplice Dave McDonnell with a perjury prosecution- the answer is an attempt on Mark's own life, after which he believes missing Dave is murdered by Bonnie with rat poison, yet...

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Scott Baio ... Dr. Jack Stewart

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Michael Tucci ... Norman Briggs
Delores Hall ... Nurse Delores Mitchell

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan

Dyan Cannon ... Bonnie Valin

Stephen Root ... Charlie Lane

Matthew Glave ... Roger Valin

Crystal Chappell ... Eve Laurie
Harley Venton ... Dr. Lloyd Fleming

Jack Blessing ... Special Agt. Matthew Dickerson
David Cromwell ... Wallace Sterling

Robin Sachs ... Art Thief
Edward Conery ... Peter the Artist
Lenny Wolpe ... Insurance Agt. Nathan Keys

Michael Lowry ... Dave

Rif Hutton ... Meyers

Season 2, Episode 11: Death by Extermination

2 December 1994
As soon as she arrives in L.A., Mark remembers why he was happy not to see his sister Dora for years: she bosses him and everybody around like dogs and commandeers his bed while she stays in the beach-house till her new villa is fumigated against termites. Steve needed no reminder to keep clear, but that becomes impossible when her realtor Harvy Wardell's corps falls out of the closet, poisoned even before he inhaled a lethal dose. While Dora 'appoints' Genevieve Ducasse Harvey's successor, Mark locks hem out of the murder-site and learns his secretary Lena Prosser is a gold-digger who filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against him, with exclusive access to his coffee, perfect to poison him, but anyone could have poisoned the spill-free mug in his convertible. Looking for Harvy's appointment book, Steve learns his young widow Constance Wardell isn't grieving her philanderer but already started enjoying her freedom with a hunky personal trainer. Even Dora's nitpicking proves useful. Pharmacist Larry Macklin and wife bought a house from Wendell, on ground which collapsed blocking the coastal road instead...

Season 2, Episode 12: Standing Eight Count

9 December 1994
Jack's boxing hero Mercury 'The Heat' Jones is held in observation at Community General with serious injuries after a KO title loss instead of the 50th victory he hopes to retire after, his wife Brianna wants him to stop anyway. Worse, his adversary Tommy Brackett is diagnosed with an irregular heart beat, no more fighting ever, so he refuses furious Jones a rematch. Brackett is found dead smothered the next morning, next to Mercury's hospital ID bracelet. Jack learns from neighborhood friend Marco who lost big betting and joins as 'Animal' -unwilling sparing partner- Tommy's ex-trainer Butch Reilly's gym to search Bracket's locker and office, confirming it was already deep in debt facing bankruptcy, as Steve already knew, but also a check indicating promoter Wayne Topping bought the fight. Then a witness turns up who saw Brianne entering Tommy's room, and a rented doctor's jacket. Yet the hospital sleuths still have to find out another suspect...

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Scott Baio ... Dr. Jack Stewart

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Michael Tucci ... Norman Briggs
Delores Hall ... Nurse Delores Mitchell

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan

Stanley Kamel ... Wayne Topping

Steven Williams ... Butch Reilly

David Labiosa ... Kieran Conley

Troy Byer ... Brianna Jones (as Troy Beyer)

Erik King ... Tommy Brackett

John Cassini ... Marco

Bret Anthony ... Car Park Attendant

Richard Brooks ... Mercury 'The Heat' Jones
Danni Wheeler ... Polly
Jennifer Joyce ... Reporter #1 (as Jennifer Judith Joyce)
Gerry Okuneff ... Reporter #2 (as Jerry Okuneff)
Luisa Leschin ... Mrs. Garcia
Bree Walker ... T.V. Reporter

Season 2, Episode 13: The Bela Lugosi Blues

6 January 1995
Dr. Jack Stewart has been forced by Norman's duty roster-blackmail to 'represent the field of medicine' -the the hospital female staff's amusement- on Empire magazine's shortlist of L.A.'s Most Eligibe Bachelors ranked by editor Moriah Thomas, to be presented to the press at the publisher's mansion. After band lead singer Vic Danton, one of his 'colleagues', joins a series of killings where all blood is removed from the corps, which shows a pair of bite marks, and so does Moriah's next date at the mansion, Mark fears she may believe to be and kill like a vampire, so he's most worried when Jack happily accepts to have dinner 'and hopefully be desert' with her...

Season 2, Episode 14: The New Healers

13 January 1995
A television show is being filmed at the hospital and Mark keeps interrupting the filming due to their inaccuracies. When the lead actor is murdered, Mark investigates everyone as the actor was unpopular among the cast.

Season 2, Episode 15: Call Me Incontestable

20 January 1995
Mark is startled his friend Alex Forman doesn't turn up for the dinner he promised Alex for passing his bar exam, then finds him, apparently suicide by hanging. Steve would believe the suicide note, Mark insists to investigate why Alan join the dating service Perfect Couple, especially when it turns out to have had more suicides among its members. So eminently eligible Dr. Jack Stewart joins, with a 'biography' written by Amanda and Dolores for the perfect man, which causes female members and staff to swarm and hound the poor darling. Indeed his beautiful first date Gloria Kinley, a terribly spoiled shrew, has dated three suicided men, and talks about 'fixing' them, while her ex Clete Kinley proves rather obsessive, and hits Jack a black eye. Relatives denying suicide may be a matter of life insurance terms. Gloria allows only Mark to 'guard' her and proves the more aggressive party. The Sloans set a trap and change their minds...

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Scott Baio ... Dr. Jack Stewart

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Michael Tucci ... Norman Briggs
Delores Hall ... Nurse Delores Mitchell

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan

Talia Balsam ... Tonya Gilpin
Anthony Addabbo ... Clete Kinley
Ron Recasner ... Detective in Brown Suit
Lois De Banzie
Rebecca Chambers ... Fawn

Renée Coleman ... Gloria (as Renee Coleman)
Steve Vaught ... First Detective

Mary-Pat Green ... Landlady
Andrea Leithe ... Beautiful Woman #1

Mark Bramhall ... Waiter

Karl Bury ... Uniform Cop #1
David Drew Gallagher ... Teenage Boy

Season 2, Episode 16: A Blast from the Past

3 February 1995
Steve gets a 'friendly' visit from Eddie Gault, a wife-killer he put away, who just finished his prison term, now on parole, and hints he's after vengeance on Steve and his family. So Steve moves back into his memories-riddled old room with dad, who has a hard time with a new alarm system, making the Sloan beach-house a regular false alarm destination for the security firm. Smooth talker Eddie, a skilled electrician, takes an easy but low-paid job as orderly in Community General, making a good first impression on everyone; even when told about his record, Norman can find no valid excuse to fire him. Gault even gets a restraining order served to Steve, who warned Eddie's new wife, met trough correspondence in prison and already beaten. Gault proves he can get past the Sloans' alarm and a Labrador retriever guard dog; warning him off only gets Steve suspended. Gault picks on other targets too...

Season 2, Episode 17: Playing for Keeps

10 February 1995
Norman takes pride in a Community General sponsorship contract with his second cousin's women's volleyball team, the Malibu Rockets. Alas the players do more fighting then teaming, and allegedly an unidentified deranged man is attacking star player Rita Jansen, not a first. The sponsorship includes free physicals, which Norman insist to be done by unwilling 'mature' Mark, not 'young horny' volunteer Jack. Rita is murdered just after a player tampered with the team's blood sample labels, which is found out; Jack will take new ones, chaperoned by Amanda, but finds sparring as painful as taking a beating. Steve goes in undercover as trainer-masseur. Soon potential motives abound, alibis lack, but a jock suit wearer knocks over Amanda and gets away. Meanwhile Jack distrusts Amanda's boy-friend and a rare case of genetic immunity is discovered...

Season 2, Episode 18: Sea No Evil

24 February 1995
A woman is swimming in the ocean. Two lifeguards are on duty, but one is sleeping. When the woman is found dead by drowning, the sleeping lifeguard is accused. His aunt, IRS Agent Gretchen McCord, helps Mark with the investigation.

Season 2, Episode 19: How to Murder Your Lawyer

24 February 1995
Arnold Baskin, Steve's timid evening law course professor, is suddenly the target of a hit and run. It's prevented by his law firm assistant and most zealous student Agnes Benedetto and an illegal home search. At the firm, the commercially vital Orinsky case file Baskin is working on repeatedly disappears and reemerges, making senior partners Wallace Carstairs and Jeffrey T. Canfield warn his job is on the line. Steve assures Arnold's protection and investigates, helped by Jack, who once more has painful run-ins landing him on the patient slab, and ultimately coached to the solution by Mark.

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Scott Baio ... Dr. Jack Stewart

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Michael Tucci ... Norman Briggs

Barry Van Dyke ... Detective Steve Sloan

Mitchell Whitfield ... Arnold Baskin

Leah Remini ... Agnes Benedetto

Kenneth Mars ... Wallace Carstairs

Keith Coogan ... Kenny

Mark Moses ... Stuart Tyler

Vic Polizos ... Union Boss

Lorna Scott ... Nurse Janet Grimaldi

Cliff De Young ... Jeffrey T. Canfield
Sue Bugden ... Ms. Pine

Nancy Linehan Charles ... Nurse Brackett
Steve Abbott ... Officer

Michael Shamus Wiles ... George
Delores Hall ... Nurse Delores Mitchell

Season 2, Episode 20: Naked Babes

31 March 1995
Amanda surprised the gang plus Norman hosting a dinner party, when her high-pregnant friend Angela Pearson arrives and gives birth to healthy quadruplets, two of each, while insisting apparently deliriously not to let the babies be stolen, something to do with her friend Carol at Shady Glen, a well-reputed home Aanda recommended herself. The hospital colleagues are literally left holding the babies, a task soon ceasing to be cute. Angela goes missing next morning, so the quadruplets -claimed as publicity boon for Comunity General by Norman- stay at Mark's beach-house, to avoid social services placing them in impersonal protective custody as abandoned, so Jack, who gets stuck with them the most, hires student Ty Bradford as part-time male (despite his and common prejudice, actually simply superior, admirably organized) nanny. Meanwhile Amanda checks in at Shady Glen, pretending to be a mother-to-be willing to have her baby adopted, and Mark and Steve play their own part snooping, and recognize suspended medical fraudster Dr. Henry Wexler, who is in league with nursing staff there, who are willing to kill for babies to sell or to protect that illegal secret...

Season 2, Episode 21: Death in the Daytime

28 April 1995
In a raffle, Amanda won a 'walk-on' guest appearance on the soap The Young and the Restless. Everybody is eager to join, only Norman fears it's bad publicity for the hospital. On the set, several accidents and the almost usual threats among the fan-mail clearly add up to a murderer on the lose. Mark becomes a regular, like Steve who does the official investigation, especially after a death, and the Sloans have plenty of suspects to eliminate, both there and outside. It also turns out Amanda looks like an actress on the same show, which is probably why she got attacked too....

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Scott Baio ... Dr. Jack Stewart

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Michael Tucci ... Norman Briggs
Delores Hall ... Nurse Delores Mitchell

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan

Lauralee Bell ... Herself

Eric Braeden ... Himself

Doug Davidson ... Himself

Melody Thomas Scott ... Herself

Jeanne Cooper ... Herself

J. Eddie Peck ... Himself

Kristoff St. John ... Himself

Heather Tom ... Herself

John Kapelos ... Dr. Milton Getz
Kim Lankford ... Lois Claire

Jack Kehler ... Bruno Gruber
Rainer Grant ... Tahnee

Kathryn Cressida ... Script Supervisor
Sherri Paysinger ... Newscaster

Mark De Alessandro ... Vincent Neal (as Mark DeAlassandro)

Season 2, Episode 22: My Baby Is Out of This World

5 May 1995
Psychiatrist Max Frye asks Mark's help convincing his patient, Tara Sampson, that she isn't pregnant from an 'overwhelming alien', if at all. Her husband, rock star Noble Samson, is both unfaithful and abusive, his latest conquest being his band guitarist Willy's gullible wife. During a concert attended by Mark's gang, Noble collapses while entering on stage, with a fatal kitchen-knife is his back. Groupie Christie Rowan was seen leaving Noble's dressing-room. Steve is convinced the case is simple as the Sampsons's maid Anita Henry heard Tara threaten to kill Noble for telling her not to keep the baby, she claims an alien did it to protect the human baby but passes the polygraph test. Jack learns about Willy's wife, Christie being his lover and he's the new band leader. Dr. Freye tells Mark that Tara found Noble 'did' their maid Anita, who turns out to be his main heir by testament. Steve follows Tara to the home of young minor band musician Johnny 'M' Meslofski, whom she kisses like a lover; he had a grudge against Noble for scoring big with some of his songs and makes a phony confession which Tara undoes as he ignores the backstage passes color that night. Frye has Tara declared incompetent to be committed to a sanatorium...

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Scott Baio ... Dr. Jack Stewart

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Michael Tucci ... Norman Briggs
Delores Hall ... Nurse Delores Mitchell

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan

Robert Gossett ... Dr. Max Frye

Jason Carter ... Noble Samson
Michael Watson ... Willy

Vincent Ventresca ... Johnny Meslofski
Bryn Erin ... Christie Rowan

Michelle Burke ... Tara Sampson (as Michelle René Thomas)

Jacqueline Obradors ... Anita

Doug Hutchison ... Baseline
Dan Blom ... Guard
John Sellers ... Officer
Mark Pont ... Guitarist in Band (uncredited)

Season 3


Season 3, Episode 1: An Innocent Murder

8 December 1995
Teenager Ashley York murders her surprised sick father Arthur by fixing his Deprosine pills to an overdose. Mark doesn't believe it's suicide, there's no note, absolutely no fingerprints and he set the coffee machine timer for after his death; Jesse concurs his intake of other medicines makes no sense for a suicide. Amanda shows Jesse a postcard: his predecessor Jack Stewart has set up a fancy private practice after his residency in Community General. Then Ashley, who overheard the Sloans, 'finds' a note, but computer-printed, and as Mark soon proves posthumously: murder. Ashley's mother, Dr. Elaine York, intends to keep the purse strings of her $7,000,000 trust-fund till she turns 25. Jesse finds out via a financial friend that Elaine, as a doctor certainly capable of the murderous plan, paid Arhur $2,000,000 at their divorce and kept paying the expensive beach-house, his estate goes to Ashly. While a heart-attack puts ma in hospital, Mark and Jesse, who proves his good but wandering eye for detail tailing her, focus on Ashley who leans on her school diving coach Caldwell and the disabled alarm, she threatens Mark, who knows he now needs irrefutable evidence and sets a trap...

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis

Michael Tucci ... Norman Briggs

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan

A.J. Langer ... Ashley York
Arthur Taxier ... Arthur York
Angela Harry ... Joon Li

Christian Jules Le Blanc ... Coach Caldwell (as Christian J. Le Blanc)

Susan Blakely ... Dr. Elaine York

Channing Chase ... Thelma Carlton
Stacey Shaffer ... Female Detective

Roz Witt ... Maid

Season 3, Episode 2: Witness to Murder

15 December 1995
A forest ranger finds little Blair at night in a home-trailer on protected, rarely patrolled land, holding the gun that killed her father Daryl Worrell. She's in traumatic shock, probably abused, but was she just witness or killer? Mark takes her home to spoil her and win her confidence in safety. When Jesse and Amanda check out the Worrell home-trailer, a dashing-off car nearly runs them over, licensed to Daryl's regular visitor McPherson. X-rays confirm Blair was abused and a confidence-building one of teddy reveals he holds the key to a storage place, full of equipment for falsifying credit cards, staked-out by Steve's team, McPherson gets killed resisting arrest. Blair draws a childish picture of the killer with three stars, a battered Jane Doe may be her mother. Norman identifies on robot-portrait the same young man who nearly ran over equally well details-memorizing Jesse has repeatedly been snooping in Community General, his 'landlord' knows him as Ben...

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis

Michael Tucci ... Norman Briggs

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan

Rodney Eastman ... Ben
John Lavachielli ... 3 Star Motel Manager

Lisa Pescia ... Doctor Julia

Danielle Keaton ... Blair Worrell (as Danielle Wiener)
Ed Beechner ... Forest Ranger
Barry Cutler ... Sketch Artist
Frederick Dawson ... Uniformed Police Officer

Kim Delgado ... Man
Al Maines ... Ed Calvin
Stacey Shaffer ... Policewoman

Season 3, Episode 3: All American Murder

22 December 1995
While his blind beach-house neighbor Leo Pepper sees Vicki Fox just as a foxy jogger, Mark notices she seems to feel unsafe. Shortly after, Vicki makes an appointment to talk to Mark, but never shows up. The next morning she's found on the beach, Jesse -who has trouble storing his own surfboard without Norman reprimanding him- remarks the water was too flat for her head wound to be a surf accident. Soon an autopsy confirms she didn't drawn at all, a flat rock was the murder weapon, but 'Vicki' also was the result of plastic and intimate surgery on Victor Reinhart, a US Marines recruit, who was bullied by 'mates' till (s)he dropped out of boot-camp on the nearby base after three weeks. Murder motives may be found in the macho 'corps honor' or his/her love life...

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis

Michael Tucci ... Norman Briggs

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan

Curtis Armstrong ... Dr. Morton Freberger

Kristen Dalton ... Vicki Fox

Steve Eastin ... Coz the Bartender

Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs ... Sgt. Baker (as Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs)
Leo Penn ... Leo Pepper

Michael Worth ... Pvt. Hansen
David Sage ... Clayburgh the Jeweler
Rebecca Cross ... Donna Fletcher

Will Klipstine ... Marine Basketball Player (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 4: Murder in the Courthouse

29 December 1995
While Mark is on jury duty -slacking according to Norman, as doctors can excuse themselves-, defending reasonable doubt in the murder case against mobster Yuri Andropovich after crucial evidence was declared inadmissible, which causes his third acquittal, D.A. Patricia Purcell smuggles a bomb into the courthouse's subterranean parking via vacant judge's chambers past bailiff Billy Randolph and hides it in a car, staging a break-in; the explosion kills Yuri as he leaves. Steve looks for the bomb-builder in Koreatown; although forbidden to, Jessie takes Amanda there. Old Qwan Lok's crook hand can't do such work, his grandson Eddy Lok, who runs their grocery store and has a record, talks cocky but denies any part. Mark questions Purcell's procedure faults and unusual non-tenacity while sleuthing the bombing with eager Jessie, ties the threads and sets a trap...

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis

Michael Tucci ... Norman Briggs

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan

Dixie Carter ... D.A. Patricia Purcell

Gina Hecht ... Justine Brady

James Hong ... Qwan Lok

Dick O'Neill ... Wade Phelps

Kevin Cooney ... Judge Alonzo Burton

Glenn Morshower ... Billy Randolph

Brian Tochi ... Eddie Lok

Allan Wasserman ... Mr. Slocombe
Mark Phelan ... Uniformed Cop
Kirk Thornton ... First Juror / Will (as Kirk Thorton)

Steven Hack ... Third Juror
Richard Haje ... Yuri Andropovich
Fran Harrison ... Second Juror

Terry Woodberry ... Guard

Season 3, Episode 5: Murder on the Run

5 January 1996
George Edward Karn is arrested, having been seen looking over the banister of the high-tower gym roof his wife Margery -they were separated, not divorcing- was pushed over to her death by a masked man, and innocently convicted to 30 years maximum security. With broken ribs, among the victims brought into Community General after a bad accident during prison transport thereto, George manages to steal a gun, escapes with Mark as his hostage and accepts to leave Amanda just locked up, she reports he's likely to collapse soon. Jessie saw and tails them in his own beetle, without radio or phone access, and manages to sabotage their sports-car. Grumpy police lieutenant Mike Delaney, who originally arrested Karn, barely tolerates deadly-worried son Steve on his manhunt detail. Mark soon believes intelligent George only desperately tries to prove his innocence and decides to help find the real killer. They suspect video producer King Bridger and find Margery's hidden journal, then escape on a train, Jesse gets on and knocks George down, Mark wants him to jump off again, the police finally catches up...

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Victoria Rowell ... Dr. Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis

Michael Tucci ... Norman Briggs

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan
Jeff Allin ... George Karn

Dion Anderson ... Lt. Mike Delaney
Natalie Venetia Belcon ... Maya the Priestess

Denise Crosby ... Didi Harris
Mark Tymchyshyn ... King Bridger

Brad Blaisdell ... Officer Jenkins
Roy Jones ... Officer #2

Paige Rowland ... Wendy Sawyer

Wendy Worthington ... Muu-Muu Woman

Chris Nelson Norris ... Officer
Spike Silver ... Mercedes Driver

Season 3, Episode 6: Murder on the Run: Part II

12 January 1996
Steve undoes Mark's gag, he tells Delany that George Karn jumped out miles back, then shows Jessie the car he hid the runaway in and brings him home to the beach-house, practically under Steve's nose, but has to sneak him incognito back in hospital and later to Jesse's flat. Now the sleuths examine George's theory his wife Margie was possibly murdered because of her law-suit against the nasty dealings of video producer King Bridger. Jessie joins to investigate the murder scene gym club, where Bridger enlisted Wendy Sawyer to make an alternative video to Margie's. Lietenant Mike Delaney threatens Mark if he finds him helping the fugitive. Amanda pretends to be a client to test Bridger's lawyer. Mark sees the club's new owner, checks out the roof, finds himself a target, is arrested after Delenay found Karn's bloody shirt in his trash but makes bail and soon unties the twisted knots after a last chore for eager Jessie and another crime put him on more tracks...

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Victoria Rowell ... Dr. Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis

Michael Tucci ... Norman Briggs

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan
Jeff Allin ... George Karn

Dion Anderson ... Lt. Mike Delaney
Natalie Venetia Belcon ... Maya the Priestess

Denise Crosby ... Didi Harris

Richard Fancy ... Stu Havlik
Mark Tymchyshyn ... King Bridger

Patrick Cronin ... Mr. Alfredson
Lisa Alpert ... Chrissy (as Lisa Thames)

Brad Blaisdell ... Officer Jenkins

Bob McCracken ... Pinball

Paige Rowland ... Wendy Sawyer

Nigel Gibbs ... Officer #3

Season 3, Episode 7: Love Is Murder

19 January 1996
Steve's new girl-friend, traveling reporter Lynn Conklin, shoots another lover, uniformed LAPD officer Tom Ames, trough the head, stages it as suicide but he was still wet after a shower. Mark suspects a connection with a similar recent cop suicide and undisguised cop killings in their own homes; indeed autopsies confirm three didn't fire the fatal guns, all had sex with a blond woman just before. Steve gets the case and similarities start piling up, such as her perfume or a bar they all attended. That all fits Lynn, who is already preparing to 'deal with' Steve, who realizes she fits the psycho - and forensic profiles too well, even her professional itinerary corresponds. She attacks Steve, who gets blinded, and her car explodes...

Season 3, Episode 8: Misdiagnosis Murder

26 January 1996
Tycoon Gregory King is admitted in Community General by Mark's fellow army veteran Dr. Ed Quiller. Jessie, who is seriously overworked, sees goons besides a man in major cardiac arrest running away when he arrives, dashes for a crash-cart himself but at his return it's another patient then the man Quiller identifies as his patient King. Norman's top priority is Page Tanner, the sexy young widow who must be convinced to continue her husband's annual generous donations or the hospital budget is screwed; she knows to appreciate his accounting, being an investment manager, they enjoy good wine together too and she proposes romantically... Jesse refuses to catch up with sleep till the mystery corps is found, and realizes cardiac symptoms can be mimicked, with an asthma dilator like he saw used by one of the goons, who threaten him to leave the patient alone. Jesse overhears them talking with Quiller and the patient about too much exposure and a delivery, so he follows them, sees the corps in a boot but is spotted and left knocked down with a concussion, the body is gone again. While Jesse, who thinks it's all a drug smuggle scam, is finally crashed out, Amanda finds and looses the corps. Now another live King appears and Quiller explains, but Mark smells a rat, so when Jesse wakes up...

Season 3, Episode 9: The Pressure to Murder

9 February 1996
After watching him play rugby, Amanda sees intern Troy Sommers crash to his death with his motorbike from a cliff after a few head-nods- it was hypoglycemic shock from a dozens Triptezine tablets in his healthy sports drink. Norman and hospital staff in general worry because Community General has a computer virus. A painful rugby undercover teaches Jesse that Troy had eager rivals among interns, not just in rugby and for a girl but for a really hard to get heart surgery resident-ship at St. Victor's hospital, including ball-bully Billy Marco: its famous chief Dr. Nathan Harding's academically less gifted son Kyle, Troy's roommate, whom Jesse catches at a potentially fatal medical error; his dad won't even listen to Mark about it. A note 'ABADCAD' in Kyle and Troy's room is solved by Mark to unmask a surprising motive with a dangerous complication...

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis

Michael Tucci ... Norman Briggs

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan

Ronny Cox ... Dr. Nathan Harding

Michael Reilly Burke ... Kyle Harding
Michael Stadvec ... Billy Marco

Ian Patrick Williams ... Mr. Plargent

Monica Allison ... Brenda Arthur

Conni Marie Brazelton ... Nurse #2

Ross Partridge ... Eric Temple (as Ross Patridge)

J. August Richards ... Troy Sommers

Barbara Whinnery ... Nurse (as Barbara K. Whinnery)

Season 3, Episode 10: Living on the Streets Can Be Murder

16 February 1996
A homeless woman's corpse is found in the streets, but her liver was removed while she was still alive, as required for safe organ-transplants. Her balanced diet allows tracing her to a shelter where homeless Walter Mason identifies her as his widowed friend Patsy. After another 'fatal organ-donation', Mark plays the part of a healthy homeless man. The sleuths find the free clinic which examines homeless in that area, run by Cheryl Dante and Tom Winston, is linked to Howard Mitchell's foundation's Beverly Hills private practice, where organs could be sold for fabulous fortunes. Steve finds Tom has a dirty record, Mark suggests a trap...

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis

Michael Tucci ... Norman Briggs

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan

Bryan Cranston ... Walter Mason

Fredric Lehne ... Tom Winston (as Fredric Lane)
Denise Miller ... Cheryl Dante
Cynthia Steele ... People's Clinic Nurse
Wayne Tippit ... Howard Mitchell

Michael Bofshever ... Dead Kevin Lewis
Bill Zuckert ... Whit Sterling

Louisa Abernathy ... The Nurse

Carol Kiernan ... The Mother
Chuck Sloan ... Dr. Bradley
Jana Rains Austinson ... Patsy (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 11: Murder Murder

23 February 1996
At a party where he gave his younger wife Jennifer a black Viper sports car, Bill Stratton is called away to the office; someone had intruded there, waiting with the fatal gun. At Bill's cremation, Steven remarks street thug who 'moved up' to sweat-shops with illegal immigrants Stan Macky and Lenore, the angrily estranged daughter from Bill's first marriage. Shady Alan Helms, in debt and a nasty divorce, said he was only one of many business friends who were cut off by Bill after his marriage to Jennifer, who claims Helms recently came ask for another loan. Norman asks Mark's piano-accompaniment to rehearse for the modern major-general's part in a community theater production of The Pirates of Penzance, but shows neither talent nor memory anywhere near the Gilbert and Sullivan requirements and no patience at all. Widow Jennifer recently bought a gun which she 'now notices is gone' and says Stan was a client of Bill; she inherits everything, Lenore nothing, since a will change only a month ago. Jennifer's alibi is her identical twin sister Joan, but Chinese delivery man Al Cho saw the Viper, either could have killed Bill. Jennifer's fingerprints are on both dumped murder gun and last will. Steve and Jesse find Jennifer's corps in the fatally Viper-fumed closed garage with a hand-written suicide note and confession. The autopsy doesn't fit, but the list of suspects with motive and opportunity shortens fast, except for Jennifer's heir, or maybe not quite as it appears...

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis

Michael Tucci ... Norman Briggs

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan

Robert Vaughn ... Bill Stratton

Alan Fudge ... Alan Helms

Jack McGee ... Stan Macky
Kate McNeil ... Jennifer Stratton / Joan
Lisa Dean Ryan ... Lenore Stratton
Louan Gideon ... Stratton's Secretary
Linda Hoy ... Nurse Barbara
David Q. Combs ... The Minister

Tohoru Masamune ... Al Cho

Season 3, Episode 12: Murder in the Dark

8 March 1996
Dr. Claire Hartman is extremely hostile towards a friend of Mark's, specialist Dr. John Foster, whom her rich patient Baker had flown over to personally perform the abdominal aortic surgery he invented. Alas Mark finds John's bad divorce got him drinking excessively, compromising his surgical reliability, so Claire throws him out of the OR, he threatens her in vain, witnessed by other residents. She's found murdered the next morning, Steve arrests John who claims innocence and a black-out. His lawyer Richard Baylor makes John sign up for the Community General's substance abuse program as only alternative to jail, Mark promises to find out the truth; John commits a failed suicide attempt. Her building manager Mr. Nolan tells Mark and Jesse what a one-night-stand man-eater Claire was; her pick-up bar leads Jesse to her wife-beating conquest Eddie Romero, who is apparently involved with a crime gang, but Mark wonders about a dead-bolt...

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis

Michael Tucci ... Norman Briggs

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan

Rick Aiello ... Eddie Romero (as Ricky Aiello)

Marc Alaimo ... Mr. Smith

Wayne Duvall ... Mr. Nolan

Karen Moncrieff ... Dr. Claire Hartman

John Pleshette ... Dr. John Foster

Kathryn Cressida ... Louisa Romero (as Kat Cressida)

Mark Chaet ... Richard Baylor
Roger Hewlett ... Roy
Don Nardini ... Man #2

Mark Daniel Cade ... Anesthesiologist

Robert Kotecki ... Man

Kevin McNally ... Bartender

David Sobel ... Rick

Season 3, Episode 13: 35 Millimeter Murder

29 March 1996
While high-pregnant Amanda's hormones turn her into the most unreasonable spoiled bitch, father Colin -a USNavy pilot- still being on his way, so the term delivery applies more to poor kind, far too obliging Jesse then to mother-to-be and baby, Mark's fishing photos got mixed-up at the developer's with Vic Slovak's film. Trying to switch, Mark finds Vic, a paparazzo, tied up locked in his closet by goons after the film, about a party and the crucial shot, of a girl kidnapped into a limo at gunpoint by ex-cop Don Blaine, who is however found shot dead in his own home. Vic proves hard to shake, dodgy but crafty and on crucial occasions helpful, for starters to use the hospital's digital enhancement equipment to identify the kidnappee from a Medwatch tag as Darlene Mix, an escort girl from Wisconsin. They find her just in time to save her from goons, which they trace to mobster Eddie Alcala, who threw the party where Darlene saw a man bloodily kill another escort girl, Barbara Lake. However Alcala is also killed during his arrest, more digital enhancement and a secret file Steve pulled explain why...

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis

Michael Tucci ... Norman Briggs (credit only)

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan
Jennifer Campbell ... Darlene Mix
Cylk Cozart ... Lt. Bill Abrams

Gregory Scott Cummins ... Eddie Alcala
Hillary Danner ... Hillary Bryan

Phil Reeves ... Judge Walter Graystone

Stephen Furst ... Vic Slovak

Alex Demir ... Don Blaine
Morgan Stoddard ... Limo Driver

Season 3, Episode 14: The Murder Trade

5 April 1996
The board has given ruthless business-bitch Marsha McArthur authority to downsize Community General. When Mark makes a stand for patient needs, he's told the 'early retirement' ax will chop his head first. Dr. Ronald Trent is deep in loan shark-debt, Jimmy Christopher literally holds a knife on his throat. Trent now kills Marsha, and demands Sloan 'returns the favor' or be framed for her death. Steve's help to trick him fails, as it was an elaborate test, and Steve's younger ex-colleague and present superior, Lt. Kincaid, refuses to take their word for anything. Trent tries again, now for real... .

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis

Michael Tucci ... Norman Briggs (credit only)

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan

Leila Kenzle ... Marsha McArthur

Cindy Ambuehl ... Ginger

Robert Gossett ... Jimmy Christopher

Mark Hutter ... Dr. Jeffrey Loomis
Todd McKee ... Lt. Kincaid

Moira Walley-Beckett ... Sheila Alcott - Channel 6 News (as Moira Walley)

Terry O'Quinn ... Ronald Trent

Lira Angel ... Receptionist #2
Stephen James Carver ... Sam Taylor

Cheryl Francis Harrington ... Nurse #3
Ami Rothschild ... Receptionist / Alice Newbound

Yolanda Snowball ... Nurse #1
Bea Soong ... Nurse #2
Andrew Walker ... Phil / Plain Clothes Detective
Ann Walker ... Nurse

Season 3, Episode 15: Mind Over Murder

12 April 1996
Attractive Kristie Lofton wounds her head falling on a video recorder and tells Jesse in ER she had a psychic vision of the murder of investment broker Nick Holloway, who planned a take-over of her boss Craig Wohlman's TV infomercials program, Psychic Buddies. For a dinner Jesse promises her Steve will investigate, but Nick just left on a two weeks Yellowstone camping trip in good health and spirit. Kristie has another vision about another show guest and an umbrella, Mark who told Jesse she may be honest helps them find the site outside the studio; there she has a vision with his car number plate and camping equipment, a dumpster accidentally (?) nearly hits her. Steve finds she has a drugs and cons charges record in 16 states, yet no convictions. Norman is a gold card Buddies-member, but clearly has no real psychic gift. Mark finds the firm has various other shows and associated product lines, Wolhlman claims Nick was only offering the studio a loan he no longer needed, but staff believed in and feared a take-over by Holloway. Kristie tells Jesse her parents were the traveling minor league hustlers, and from another vision correctly predicts Holloway's car and corps in the booth are in Lake Hollywood. Steve treats her and two other Psychic Buddies (mediums) as suspects. Kristie tells Jesse a new vision about another real murder, fellow medium Sylvana Kent being run over by her own car, for which Kristie and Craig have an alibi studio recording time, the third Buddy is blind. Mark keeps snooping in the studio and realizes how the murderer operated... Meanwhile Amanda is a dragon-mother when her baby has a colic or such, blackmailing Jesse and Mark into babysitting for any help.

Season 3, Episode 16: Murder by the Book

19 April 1996
At the L.A. book signing session for "Munchies, Snacks and Spreads", which Mark mistook for a cookbook but is actually a spicy true sex for money story which names the real people, someone writes a death threat in the copy Mark picks up to have signed anyway by former neighborhood kid Melissa Farnes, one of the three co-authors with call girls Shauna Teague and Carrie. Their pushy agent Janet Block refuses to call the 21 city book signing tour off as the extra publicity makes the book a bestseller. Melissa asks to talk to Mark; Jesse who knew what he wanted signed (none of the 86 stories are alike, that interests even Norman and hypocritical Amanda) is not allowed to join the beach house lunch. Then Shauna doesn't turn up for a radio show, but is heard on the phone in a crazed kidnapper's power, who shoots; she remains missing, her car is found in Santa Monica. Carrie is tricked in her hotel room by the killer with a fake police idea and made to ask Melissa to come there alone. A maid finds Melissa next to Carrie's corps, saying the killer was scared off- prints prove it's ex-con Thomas L. Pitt. Community General's laryntologist Dr. Bannerman proves his skill by electronically analyzing the radio station's tape as made in a cab, calling in his L.A. position, which was stolen. Pitt is found in it, also shot dead. The co-authors had a survival-clause for all rights... Meanwhile Amanda desperately tries to repeat her marriage vows to USNAF fighter pilot Colin, now on mission in Bosnia, as their wedding chaplain and officiant were illegal.

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis

Michael Tucci ... Norman Briggs

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan
Rick Dees ... Himself

Troy Evans ... Dr. Bannerman
Cyndi Pass ... Shauna Teague
Tony Pierce ... Thomas L. Pitt

Jeri Ryan ... Melissa Farnes (as Jeri Lynn Ryan)

Musetta Vander ... Carrie

Susan Powter ... Janet Block
Bea Pompa ... Maid (as Beatie Pompa)
Michael Kagan ... Earl Slybotsky
Lee Newman ... Swarthy Man

Season 3, Episode 17: FMurder

26 April 1996
While Mark is the cooking guest that week in her daily healthy housekeeping show, TV host Kitti Lynn Hastings uses a 26 minutes break for commercials and music to sabotage the wiring in in-your-face radio presenter Carl Burke's bathroom, so he electrocutes himself stepping out of his shower. Mark soon guesses she did it, but has a hard time figuring out how precisely and why exactly, as she had accepted to appear -as target- in his show. Meanwhile Jesse's rotation at plastic surgery makes him suggest to Norman to solve his midlife looks-depression under Jesse's scalpel, but the cutting-edge surgery he shows only gets the potential patient scared.

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis

Michael Tucci ... Norman Briggs

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan

Morton Downey Jr. ... Carl Burke

Steve Eastin ... Russ Marsh
Carey Eidel ... Jimmy

Kene Holliday ... Burke's Producer
Mimi Lieber ... Rosie
Roger Howarth ... Real Bad Radio Host

Vicki Lawrence ... Kitty Lynn Hastings

Elayn J. Taylor ... Nurse (as Elayn Taylor)
Delfeayo Marsalis ... Slick Musician (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 18: Left-Handed Murder

3 May 1996
Just when Jesse takes a now unamused girlfriend yachting, the harbor master brings in a shark who swallowed an arm of rich stock broker Preston Michaels, presumably haven fallen overboard, plausibly drunk, but autopsy soon finds he was fatally poisoned with digitalis, the shark got a fatal heart-attack. Curious Mark condoles respectable widow Bea and learns from lawyer Raymond Bergman he is named executor of the estate; Preston on a posthumous video admits he was a bigamist having two younger wives in other states, fitness freak Heather (Florida) and Terri (Colorado) Michaels who was told he wanted a divorce; all wives deny to know about the others but lack alibis, while Preston's personal assistant, Susan Stimpson, says she managed his triple life. Raymond Bergman calls Mark to tell who he suspects but just then is killed by his pool. The firm's VP Evan Houston, now acting CEO, also was in the house and asks Mark $50,000 of Preston's capital for firm expenses. Steve finds Stimpson fully packed, with a one-way ticket for Bermuda and a fortune in cash, from blackmailing Preston. Mark keeps snooping...

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis

Michael Tucci ... Norman Briggs

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan
Tim Choate ... Evan Houston

Julie Condra ... Heather Michaels
Matthew Faison ... Raymond Bergman

Nancy Lee Grahn ... Terri Michaels

Christina Pickles ... Bea Michaels

John Reilly ... Preston Michaels

Julie St. Claire ... Lanni

Hallie Todd ... Susan Stimpson
Lawrence Craig ... Pedestrian

Season 4


Season 4, Episode 1: Murder by Friendly Fire

19 September 1996
During a SWAT bust, Steve's LAPD friend Douglas Quinten 'Doug' Vogel gets killed by a bullet from his own commander, Max Jupe, who is two years from retirement. City Attorney Andrew Chivers forbids Max any contact with the widow Janine, who quickly accepts the 20% profit-sharing legal services of slick attorney Daniel Brent. Actually. Max and Janine were secret lovers who planned Doug's death. Mark quickly catches on when Max is diagnosed with chickenpox, a recent problem in Janine's daycare center, although the lovers claim not to have met in three months. A 'shooting demonstration' by cocky Max proves that he doesn't need glasses and he is a superb marksman. Janine takes another lover-her lawyer Brent, who is suing Max and the city for $10 million. Brent accidentally finds out about her murderous deal with Max, which starts a new round of greed and deceit...

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis

Michael Tucci ... Norman Briggs (credit only)

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan

Kim Johnston Ulrich ... Janine Vogel

Robert Hooks ... City Attorney Andrew Chivers

Richard Joseph Paul ... Attorney Daniel Brent

Brent Huff ... Officer Doug Vogel

Claudette Roche ... Carol

Jonathan Banks ... Max Jupe

David Shackelford ... Gun Shop Proprietor
Robin Stapler ... Linda
Vance S. Bjorklund ... LAPD Honor Guard Leader (as Vance Bjorklund)
Quinn O'Hara ... Janice Darling (uncredited)

Season 4, Episode 2: Murder Can Be Contagious

26 September 1996
While surfing, Jesse finds a dying man on Venice beach; Mark knows the symptoms from Guatemala, 1953 as smallpox: fatal, highly contagious and successfully eradicated. The beach-house is quarantined, the beach cleared. An autopsy on victim Eddy, a thief, shows it's a man-made mutation with an 8 hours incubation period. In his backpack Jesse finds only jewelry, including B.A.L.-initialed cuff-links: robbed neighbor Brandon Lyndstrom, found murdered at his home, who was the CEO of biological research company Lyndscience; there VP Gayle Wentworth claims the virus could never have left the facility and invokes national security, but indeed all samples are missing from the safe. Jesse tells Mark, whose immunization is outdated, he admires how close he and Steve are, Jesse's dad is barely a rare postcard. Mark calls the FBI, which puts Special Agent Dunleavy in care together with Steve and 'informally' contacts the likely virus fence, Sebastian Dupré, who claims he 'must inquire'; filially frantic Steve pressures Dupré the hard way, finds the thief Ray Dinino but he hasn't got the antidote. Jesse soon gets symptoms- making the antidote would probably take longer then the dear youngster has left, so Mark decides to inject himself with blood, hoping his immunity will be reactivated: even if it fails, he only loses a few hours. Then Jesse has an idea about the expensive backpack.

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis

Michael Tucci ... Norman Briggs (credit only)

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan

Roger Aaron Brown ... Attorney Clark Easton
Cindy Katz ... Gayle Wentworth
Eric Menyuk ... Peter

Wayne Pére ... Ray Dinino (as Wayne Péré)

John Vargas ... Sebastian Dupré

Ken Howard ... Special Agent Dunleavy
Cody Glenn ... Police Officer

Rebecca McFarland ... Janie
Richard Wright ... Security Guard

Season 4, Episode 3: Murder on Thin Ice

3 October 1996
Figure-skating athlete Julie Miller is able to avoid serious injuries when attacked with a knife by a masked man, whom Steve -accompanying fan Amanda- arrests. It's Sean Farlow, the former manager of competitor Debbie Monroe; their duel is delayed, at least pending full recovery. Amanda notices Julie uses unnecessary crutches; once on bail, accomplice Sean looks her up, increasing his demand to $1,000,000 from her future endorsement earnings- Julie panics, kills him with a skate and frames Debbie, who has no alibi. Mark believes her and starts looking closer, soon realizes Julie has a long-term medical problem and finds inconspicuous anomalies...

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis

Michael Tucci ... Norman Briggs

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan
Peggy Fleming ... Herself

Julie Benz ... Julie Miller

Mark Derwin ... Sean Farlow

Michael Bryan French ... Soft Drink Commercial Producer
J. Robin Miller ... Debbie Monroe

James Lesure ... Skate Shop Clerk

Skip Stellrecht ... Officer Ross
Tai Babilonia ... Herself

Randy Gardner ... Himself
Tom Bailey ... The Officer
Lisa Dinkins ... Reporter #1
Lucy Lin ... T.V. Reporter
Don Familton ... Reporter #3
Ed McCready ... Reporter #2

Season 4, Episode 4: X Marks the Murder: Part 1

10 October 1996
A string of murders occurs with the same killer signature. One of the victims supposedly called Mark, but it is after she was known to be dead. The case becomes personal when the killer starts calling Mark.

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Barry Van Dyke ... Detective Steve Sloan

Michael Tucci ... Norman Briggs

Greg Benson ... Reporter #3

Charles Rahi Chun ... Lawyer (as Charles Chun)

Ellen Crawford ... Mrs. Underwood
David Dunard ... Station Owner Bill

Christopher B. Duncan ... Bobby Scott

Kurt Fuller ... Dr. Albert Blank
Roger Hewlett ... Uniform Cop
Mary Ingersoll ... Reporter (as Mary Amadeo Ingersoll)

Gregory Itzin ... Andrew King

Tom Jourden ... Photographer

Lance E. Nichols ... Car Jacker (as Lance Nichols)

John F. O'Donohue ... Jail Guard
Carolyn Pemberton ... Reporter #2

Michele Scarabelli ... Leah King

John Schneider ... Michael Dern

Laura Stepp ... Elizabeth Martley
Harley Zumbrum ... Pool Hall Owner

Season 4, Episode 5: X Marks the Murder: Part 2

10 October 1996
Mark gets involved in the string of murders when the killer starts calling Mark. It gets more personal when the killer attacks Amanda. She manages to escape. Mark and Steve get closer to finding the killer.

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Barry Van Dyke ... Detective Steve Sloan

Michael Tucci ... Norman Briggs

Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis

Charles Rahi Chun ... Colleague (as Charles Chun)

Ellen Crawford ... Mrs. Underwood
David Dunard ... Station Owner Bill

Christopher B. Duncan ... Bobby Scott

Kurt Fuller ... Dr. Albert Blank
Roger Hewlett ... Uniform Cop

Gregory Itzin ... Andrew King
Tom Jourdan ... Photographer

Lance E. Nichols ... Car Jacker (as Lance Nichols)

John F. O'Donohue ... Jail Guard

Michele Scarabelli ... Leah King
Harley Zumbrum ... Pool Hall Owner

Season 4, Episode 6: A Model Murder

17 October 1996
P.I. Ray Donovan is murdered at his desk by a disguised woman. Best man Jessie's frat buddy Rick 'Slick' Brooks, barely injected back to life after a killer bachelor party, got an anonymous phone call asking him to come from Donovan who 'doesn't want to scare the boy' - Steve is there already. Rick can't identify the corps, but Ray's cases include one concerning insurance and Rick's fiancée Wendy Windsor, the daughter of bossy showbiz photographer Catherine Windsor. The autopsy reveals tiny races of film and Mercedes transmission fluid, both fitting Catherine, and Jessie finds out the same car type terminally hit at least one of Wendy's two previous fiancés, the other was also killed. However the sleuths find other suspicious traces linking to X-rays, which proves quite dangerous to investigate, even twice...

Season 4, Episode 7: Murder Can Be Murder

24 October 1996
A surgeon kills a man on the operating table for insurance money. Foul play is expected as the identity of the man becomes questionable. Mark reluctantly helps Steve with the investigation since the surgeon is a good friend of his.

Season 4, Episode 8: An Explosive Murder

31 October 1996
Just when Mark posts his tax return, a nearby milk truck explodes; luckily he has no serious injuries. Jesse keeps Mark under observation; he'll do none of the sleuthing this time, he'll just be a murder target because he saw someone running away. LAPF rookie detective Amy convinces Steve, after her n-th undercover small-fry bust, to get her a 'real' job, infiltrating a terrorist bombing gang, where things are even more traitorous then the cops suspect.

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis

Michael Tucci ... Norman Briggs (credit only)

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan

Tracey Gold ... Amy

Eric McCormack ... Boyd Merrick
Michael Marich ... Nick Keefer

Charles Esten ... Joe Carter
Lisa Dean Ryan ... Sheila Clayton
Richard Cummings Jr. ... Agt. Doug Roberts
Seth Isler ... Shrimp City Restaurant Owner

Robert Clohessy ... Merrick's Bodyguard

Gregory Scott Cummins ... Dark Haired Renegade Brother
Clayton Murray ... Blonde Haired Renegade Brother

Joel Stoffer ... Young Man
Lance Wilson-White ... Cramer
Tony Fugate ... Surfer

Yolanda Snowball ... Nurse
Neill Calabro ... Jim (uncredited)

John Pycior ... Plainclothes Detective (uncredited)

Season 4, Episode 9: Murder by the Busload

7 November 1996
Steve had bought expensive Laker floor tickets for him and dad Mark that evening, but a traffic accident swamps Community General with a bus-load of ER patients. Patient Melora Jackson promises to pull strings to get the Sloans two new tickets from the coach. Mark notices fatal passenger Fred Talisker, an insurance adjuster, has an atypical head wound; autopsy shows it was inflicted shortly before the crash -which was an accident- and fatal: murder, the killer must be among the patients, so Steve is pulled from the Lakers game to avoid anyone catching on while they are kept in observation and screened, even the two paramedics who brought them in, by the sleuths, who soon discover Fred was a serial rapist. Then another passenger-patient is murdered...

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis

Michael Tucci ... Norman Briggs

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan
Marietta DePrima ... Melora Jackson
Kathy Evison ... Paramedic Tanya Wells

Danielle Nicolet ... Sara Gilbey

Kevin Richardson ... Ray Paige

Richard Riehle ... Dustin Woods

Nancy Youngblut ... Nancy Rush, RN

Tony Colitti ... Paramedic
Joseph Whipp ... Bus Driver
Del Harris ... Himself
Paige Carter ... EMT #5
Kris Iyer ... EMT #4
Helena Apothaker ... EMT #3 (as Helena V. Lewis)

Bob Minor ... Homeless Man / Lou Kupfer
Melissa Nickert ... EMT #2
Spike Silver ... Fred Talisker

Season 4, Episode 10: A Candidate for Murder

14 November 1996
U.S. Senator Terrence Bell's daughter Melanie Bell collapses after being thrown out an electoral dinner where she threw a scene. Her boy-friend Ryan Breedlove rushes her to Mark's ER, it's just a drug dose. Melanie is taken away by the senator's men, including a private physician, and accidentally falls to her apparent death on a coffee-table while arguing with dad, who is up for reelection in mere months, blaming him for her ma's suicide. Political aid Peter Trent stops the Senator from calling the police and sees to it that the girl's corps is found OD's in Ryan's apartment. The sleuths soon find Melanie died from a blow, not drugs, and investigate everyone and everywhere...

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis

Michael Tucci ... Norman Briggs

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan

Michael Cole ... Senator Terrence Bell
Gregory Millar ... Doc
Todd Tesen ... Ryan Breedlove

Saxon Trainor ... Melanie Bell

John Rubinstein ... Peter Trent
John Sellers ... Sound Tech

Corey Joshua Taylor ... Kenner

Elayn J. Taylor ... Millie (as Elayn Taylor)

Terry Woodberry ... Bill Waters
Harry Bennett ... Reporter #1

Tripp Law ... CC (as Lawrence McNeal III)

Season 4, Episode 11: The ABC's of Murder

21 November 1996
While Amanda and her friend visit an ethnically widely mixed school, a driving-by car fires at a class room and kills generally liked maths teacher Pete Delvecchio, principal Wallace Morrison was in the room but unhurt. Assistant D.A. Susan Turner, in charge of juvenile crime and well-reputed, having lost her husband at a kid's hands, investigates with the Sloans but starts on the premise it must be a teenager. The car is identified as belonging to Korean pupil Tommy Parks, who has a mild record but a good home and character, even an alibi, yet Turner arrests him, tenaciously even after Mark shows the ballistics suggest another fatal shooter and bails the boy out, she listens only when LAPD forensics confirm he's right. Pretending to be looking for mechanics, Jesse finds out about nastier, black boys in auto-shop then and against Tommy. Steve finds Delvecchio lied on his resume. When Inspector Michaels takes over the car shooter's investigation on Washington's authority, the Sloans and Susan decide to continue working officially only on the other avenue; her connections find Delvecchio's identity before he entered the witness protection program, then the knots get tied as a complex web...

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis

Michael Tucci ... Norman Briggs (credit only)

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan

Piper Laurie ... A.D.A. Susan Turner

De'aundre Bonds ... Darnell Sant

John Marshall Jones ... Don Farabee

Ernie Lively ... Principal Wallace Morrison

Vic Polizos ... Mike Rhodes

Jeremy Roberts ... Inspector Michaels
Chuck Sloan ... Impound Officer Boskey
Steven Ho ... Tommy Park

Reggie Lee ... Kim Ho

Monique Edwards ... Female Teacher

Stephen Anthony Ralston ... Derek Moran (as Stephen Ralston)

Wiley M. Pickett ... Officer (as Wiley Pickett)

Joy Bisco ... Student #1

Season 4, Episode 12: Murder in the Family

12 December 1996
Mark is pleasantly surprised by a Christmas time visit from his daughter Carol Sloan Hilton after eight years but immediately notices bruises. She tells him she was hit but just wants out of her marriage with truck driver Bruce Hilton, whom Mark never liked, and is taken home where once so protective brother Seve isn't happy with the reunion. Just when Carol leaves, Steve calls Mark Bruce was just found shot dead, his fat wallet wasn't robbed while the killer(s) clearly ransacked his motel room looking for something, as Carol's home is soon after. LAPD Detective Emma Lopez is officially put on the case in his place, but Steve sleuths on and gets knocked into hospital. Toxic traces suggest the trucking firm, where soon another poison death occurs, is involved in illegal waste dumping and Bruce was a blackmailer...

Season 4, Episode 13: In Defense of Murder

9 January 1997
Former nurse Mary Capshaw is the director, in fact fund raising soul, of Community General's children health project. A paparazzo overhears her talking to 'Malibu madam' Kirsten Foxx, once a fellow prostitute, who announces she's going to publish a book about that embarrassing past, with their real names. Just before her publisher's messenger would pick up the manuscript, a man she knows kills Foxx and steals it. That same Darren Worthy, an expensive attorney, offers his legal services to suspect Capshaw, who just resigned from the project, pro bono, so he can mess up her defense, next plants incriminating evidence in her home and at the murder site. Fortunately for Mary, the Sloans soon suspect Worthy's defense options; Mark sleuths on and realizes only he had he opportunity to plant evidence Mark knows for sure wasn't there. Steve discovers Worthy defended lowlifes before he got a celebrity clientèle, including madam Foxx, and may well have been her 'client' too. Meanwhile Worthy uses the names from the manuscript as 'leverage' in high places to boost his career and to have Mary committed as mentally incompetent to stand trial, with another fatal result...

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis

Michael Tucci ... Norman Briggs

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan

David Dukes ... Darren Worthy
Peter Haskell ... Judge M. Phillip Shepherd

Marta Martin ... Mary Capshaw

Theresa Saldana ... Kirsten Foxx

Don Dowe ... Uniformed Officer
James Ingersoll ... Businessman

Samantha Lloyd ... Judge's Clerk
George Lugg ... Security Guard Bill

Rosie Malek-Yonan ... Reporter Claudia Montez
Anette Michelle Sanders ... Reporter #1
Sammie Wayne IV ... Plain Clothes Detective

Rachel Winfree ... Secretary Ellen
Vincent J. McEveety ... Photographer

Season 4, Episode 14: A History of Murder

16 January 1997
When Norman ceremonially knocks down a piece of wall at the inauguration of a Community General expansion named after rich hospital alumnus and benefactor Dr. Raymond Huxley, a completely bleached skeleton falls out. From his ring Mark identifies him as the late, brilliant cardiac surgeon Dr. Greg Nordoff, who disappeared on the day of the Dallas Kennedy assassination, while the hospital was in an even worse state, due to ongoing construction. Only a hearing aid remains intact, but turns out not to be his. Nordoff was assumed at the time to have embezzled a lot from the hospital's surgical research fund, so that previous crime, also decades ago, may be the key; Mark was too shell-shocked at the time to investigate, but is determined now -visited by flash-backs- to clear it all up, especially after nurse Jane Ellington, also on staff and Nordoff's lover in the Sixties, is murdered in the garage, after the fatal heart-attack of Dr. Huxley. Even finding records proves hard and physically dangerous for Jessie. There turns out to exist a crucial miniature pacemaker prototype...

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis

Michael Tucci ... Norman Briggs

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan
Lynnda Ferguson ... Dr. Christine Huxley
Paul Kersey ... David Huxley / Young Raymond Huxley

Eddie McClintock ... Young 'Manny' Tubbs
Tricia O'Neil ... Jane Ellington

Nicholas Pryor ... Dr. Raymond Huxley

David Purdham ... Dr. Greg Nordoff

James Sloyan ... Board Chairman Emmanuel 'Manny' Tubbs

Mary Kathleen Gordon ... Nurse (as Mary-Kathleen Gordon)
Stacie Randall ... Young Jane Ellington

Walter Cronkite ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Dennis Kent ... Doctor (uncredited)
Maridean Mansfield Shepard ... Hospital Visitor (uncredited)

Season 4, Episode 15: Murder Two

30 January 1997
Stuntwoman Paula McCarthy was found beaten to death in an L.A. hotel-room. Her husband Barry McCarthy was arrested there. Dr. Eric Spindler tries to stop Charlie operating a car accident victim without waiting for an MRI, then convinces the family to sue for ER malpractice and acts as star witness. Spindler's girlfriend nurse Jeri Murdico cheated him at birth-control and refuses an abortion, he thinks she just wants to marry his money. Jessie begs Mark to ask his friend Ben Matlock (star of the homonymous murder lawyer series) to defend him, which requires good pay and fringe benefits. Alas Ben's boisterous court room style gets him jailed for contempt of court. Jeri goes over to Eric's place and during an argument knocks him down with a lamp, he's dead. Ben takes her case at Mark's insistence, but she's not charged because Spindler was already fatally poisoned. Steve is taken off the case because Jesse becomes the prime suspect given his motive and his fingerprints on a bottle containing the rare poison which was also found in his bathroom: Ben now has an angelic murder charge defendant as client, bail denied. Steve is too late to stop a man stealing something from the murder-scene. Spindler's car was packed for a Santa Barbara hotel, where he repeatedly called stunt double Debbie Gardner, Paula McCarthy's sister and successor. She drives her -now absent- husband Jack Gardner's black truck, which was used to steal from the Spindler house, and denies having called back but her phone was billed for 12 minutes. Ben finds in the truck a video tape and more stuff on the McCarthy murder. A masked man tries to drown Ben, Debbie saves him- apparently to her horrified surprise it is...

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis

Michael Tucci ... Norman Briggs (credit only)

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan

Andy Griffith ... Ben Matlock

Thom Barry ... Captain Phil Bryant
Lee Chamberlin ... Judge Gwen Mosford

Kevin Cooney ... Edward Price

Susan Diol ... Jeri Murdico

Mark Kiely ... Dr. Eric Spindler

Jennifer Sommerfeld ... Debbie Gardner (as Jennifer Sommerfield)

Michael C. Mahon ... Barry McCarthy
Murray Rubinstein ... District Attorney

Greg Benson ... Messenger

Jann Carl ... Reporter

Jim Jansen ... Judge Douglas Karp

Rob Steinberg ... Hal Carter

Gregory White ... Charlie
Norm Compton ... Ross
Carlo Felix ... Uniformed Officer #1
Susie Schelling ... Nurse
Spike Silver ... Jack Gardner
Vanessa Haney ... Girl in Hospital (uncredited)

Season 4, Episode 16: Murder Two: Part Two

6 February 1997
While poor innocent Jessie still shivers in jail, Ben and Mark sleuth on. They assume Debbie's now arrested husband Jack Gardner, who is on the stolen Paula McCarthy arrest video in his truck, can link both murders. Barry McCarthy tells them in jail his murdered wife flirted habitually, the fatal night with Nick Cravits, Barry has a drunk black-out how bad it got that night with Spindler but believes he's innocent. Mark realizes Spindler had opportunity during an operation to steal some of the hair -suspiciously cut and torn- and blood to frame Barry, as there is no other proof for his presence, but why? Ben shows Debbie a Community General surveillance picture proving Jack was there the day of Barry's operation, and guesses he and Spindler conspired to frame Barry. Jessie's trial starts, Ben has Debbie tell the framing theory and indicates she was in the plot too, in order to inherit her sister's fortune and set up Jack to attack Ben; she invokes a New Mexico alibi, yet this actually puts the sleuths back on another trail, which allows Ben a new defense by counter-attack...

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis

Michael Tucci ... Norman Briggs (credit only)

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan

Andy Griffith ... Ben Matlock

Thom Barry ... Captain Phil Bryant

Kevin Cooney ... Edward Price

Susan Diol ... Jeri Murdico

H. Richard Greene ... D.A.

Mark Kiely ... Dr. Eric Spindler

Michael C. Mahon ... Barry McCarthy

Jennifer Sommerfeld ... Debbie Gardner (as Jennifer Sommerfield)

Paula O'Hara ... Press (as Paula Coburn)

Jim Jansen ... Judge Douglas Karp

Joe Ochman ... Press
Richard Ruyle ... Detective Gifford
Spike Silver ... Jack Gardner

Gregory White ... Charlie
Vanessa Haney ... Girl in Hospital (uncredited)

Season 4, Episode 17: Hard-Boiled Murder

13 February 1997
P.I. Joe Mannix (star of a homonymous TV detective series) is brought to friend Mark with a mild flesh wound after a shooting outside the hall of records while re-investigating the Lou Reynolds murder (Mannix episode Little Girl Lost, 1973) about incriminating tapes, 25 years ago- with a bullet from the murderer's gun; alas Joe's X-rays show a life-threatening cardiac risk, so Mark decides to 'help' his investigation. His client, Lou's daughter, TV reporter Tina Reynolds, is deadly determined to solve this case now she moved back to L.A. from Florida, but the killer, who wears a policy academy ring, proves literally deadly, fatal for witness Stella, who sold Lou the tapes, but possibly kept some back for blackmail, which would explain her apparent affluence without matching income...

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis

Michael Tucci ... Norman Briggs (credit only)

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan

Mike Connors ... Joe Mannix

Julie Adams ... Edie Reynolds Fallon

Beverly Garland ... Stella Carter

Pernell Roberts ... George Fallon
Susan Lee Hoffman ... Tina Reynolds

Richard Gant ... Deputy Chief Clark Nichols

David Parker ... Phil Eggers

Dawn Lyn ... Young Tina Reynolds (archive footage) (uncredited)

H.M. Wynant ... Lou Reynolds (archive footage) (uncredited)

Season 4, Episode 18: Murder, Country Style

20 February 1997
At the All-stars Country Awards in L.A., Mark is grateful singing patient Dusty's guest, with Amanda and true fan Jesse who meets awards and records producer Betty Manning's daughter, songwriter Laura Manning, Mark and Dusty find singer Mickey McShane murdered in his trailer, whacked on the head with a lamp. Betty has an alibi but female blond hair and air freshener filters indicate he was actually killed in Betty's trailer, the two were identical and the plates switches. Betty confesses after seeing Steve suspects secret fiancée Laura, who wrote McShane's hit songs and knew he systematically cheated, for one with a groupie who claims to be his true lover, but Mark disproves her story...

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis

Michael Tucci ... Norman Briggs (credit only)

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan

Barbara Mandrell ... Betty Manning
Jaime Dudney ... Laura Manning (as Jaime Nicole Dudney)

W. Earl Brown ... Dusty Wilton

Julianne Christie ... Groupie
Terri Clark ... Herself

Billy Ray Cyrus ... Himself
Linda Davis ... Herself

Billy Dean ... Himself
Joe Diffie ... Himself

Eddie Rabbitt ... Himself
John Lehne ... Stan Moortin
Gordy Owens ... Dave (as Gordon Owens)

Deanne Bray ... Jan Curran

Reba McEntire ... Herself (uncredited)

Cari Vega ... Officer Bodie (uncredited)

Season 4, Episode 19: Delusions of Murder

27 February 1997
A psychologist using hypnotism on his female patients in order to rape them without their knowledge. His wife is aware of what is happening and decides to report him to the police. The psychologist then uses hypnosis to murder his wife.

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis

Michael Tucci ... Norman Briggs (credit only)

Barry Van Dyke ... Detective Steve Sloan

Dwight Schultz ... Dr. Gavin Reed

Kimberlin Brown ... Barbara Bennings
Teri Austin ... Claire Reed

Alison Moir ... Gail Holby
Robyn Bliley ... Tracy
Andrew Walker ... Officer

Elayn J. Taylor ... Nurse (as Elayn Taylor)

Kevin Fry ... Security Guard
Mike White ... Businessman (as Michael White)

Daniel Guzman ... Doctor #1

Season 4, Episode 20: A Passion for Murder

3 April 1997
When her separated lover and predecessor as local rep, David 'Dave' Chambers, who just got promoted to regional sales director for Benchmark Pharmaceuticals, intends to announce their engagement, Stephanie Hitcher pushes him in front of a car. He is successfully operated by Jessie. Stephanie quickly seduces Community General's man in charge of purchases, married Dr. Tod Grimes, and turns to getting rid of Dave in the firm and Tod's wife Kim although he doesn't want a divorce. When Kim is shot dead, Tod tells the Sloan sleuths that Stephanie must have killed her rival, when suspended loses his patience, resigns, attacks the shrew and is fired and arrested. Dave's odd lab results get Mark thinking, but meanwhile...

Season 4, Episode 21: Blood Brothers Murder

10 April 1997
A gang member does not want his sister to date Shane and a fight breaks out. Shane and his brother Terry are friends with Mark. When the gang member is found dead, Terry and Shane turn to Mark to prove their innocence.

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis

Michael Tucci ... Norman Briggs (credit only)

Barry Van Dyke ... Detective Steve Sloan

David Barrera ... Eddie Moreno

Jullian Dulce Vida ... Pedro (as Julio Dolce Vita)

Tamara Mello ... Maria Moreno

Greg Serano ... Roberto

Don Stark ... Det. Bob Groeber

Tyrone Tann ... Louie
Carey Van Dyke ... Terry Marshall
Shane Van Dyke ... Shane Marshall

Josh Roman ... Tony
Dan Erickson ... Officer

Season 4, Episode 22: Physician, Murder Thyself

24 April 1997
When top surgeon Dr. Ken Morrisay, who doesn't bother, is the victim of similar morbid 'pranks' as in Boston while in Community General to operate his former teacher Dr. Jeff Everden, assisted by rival ex-pupil Dr. Clayton Andrews (a source of pride for Norman), Boston anesthesiologist Dr. Les Franklin, Dr. Sally Crawfield, Mark and Jesse, who gets hit by blood aimed from a riding car at Morrissay, Steve investigates. During the operation, Morrisay gets a fatal heart attack, Andrews saves Everden by stepping in. The car is traced to animal rights activist Claire McKenna. Then Mark notices Morrissay's death was cleverly triggered by toxic levels of organic phosphates, which kicks in too fast to be administered before the operation. Dr. Sally Crawfield turns out to be a closet Animal Crusade member, and has a history with Morrisay, who used lab test animals. Andrews is to get a top post now Morrissay is out of the way, while Franklin's pathologically philandering but filthy rich wife Nancy had an affair with Morrissay, but he spills more dirt on Crawfield. Mark works out how the poison was used and plans a trap...

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis

Michael Tucci ... Norman Briggs

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan

Chad Everett ... Dr. Clayton Andrews

Jack Klugman ... Dr. Jeff Everden

Bernie Kopell ... Dr. Les Franklin

Wayne Rogers ... Dr. Ken Morrisay

Hunter Tylo ... Claire McKenna

Michele Lamar Richards ... Dr. Sally Crawfield
Leslie Charleson ... New Doctor
Stuart Damon ... Dr. Michael

Lynda Robertson

Season 4, Episode 23: Murder in the Air

24 April 1997
The airplane Mark and Amanda are taking for a medical conference in Zurich (Switzerland) is delayed to wait for alternative co-pilot Ron Manners, a reputed womanizer. Mark observes the staff have their own problems on top of work, a troublemaker, a female jeweler who ignores the smoking ban. Then Mark finds Ron's corps in the toilet, neck broken, and starts looking for the murderer among over 100 passengers plus staff after contacting Steve, airplanes being extraterritorial. Then several crew members are found unconscious, cause unknown, leaving no pilot, just passenger Martin Donner Kingston, who has US Air Force experience. Steve finds the originally scheduled co-pilot, knocked down but alive; while Jesse treats his seizure Mark figures out it's a binary poison triggered by aspirin, possibly administered at the hotel all staff except local Deb slept in, the lab confirms: it's a spy toxin. Steve has terrible news after checking the passengers' records...

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis

Michael Tucci ... Norman Briggs

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan

Frances Bay ... Elderly Swiss Jeweler

Alan Blumenfeld ... Sid Gordon

D.C. Douglas ... Randy Thompson
Mark La Mura ... Pilot George Lincoln

Karen Moncrieff ... Deb Lange

Ron Perkins ... Flight Eng. Russ Anderson

Maury Sterling ... Martin Donner Kingston
Eric Gustavson ... Ron Manners

Sarah Aldrich ... Kyla Butterman

Hugh B. Holub ... Jim Tucker (as Hugh Holub)

Season 4, Episode 24: The Merry Widow Murder

1 May 1997
Claire Whitfield makes sure Mark notices the bruise on her cheek, supposedly from her wealthy, hot-tempered husband Elliott, whose alleged sleep-apnea symptoms she supposedly reports to the doctor, actually it's deliberately given by her studly lover Max Halleck, even stages Elliot to shake her at a party and gets her lover to 'snore' heavily enough on a 'bedroom tape' before murdering Elliot, staging fatal apnea. Mark, who worries age is physically catching up with himself, notices deep scratches on Elliot's hand, which don't fit with her bruises, and finds milky residue in broken glass, enough to recommend an autopsy; Amanda finds traces of the prescription sedative Deterol on the broken glass, but the body is already cremated. Elliot's secretary Dorothy tells she knows from business trips he didn't snore, but refuses to testify. Mark tries about every trick in the trade to outsmart the merry murdering widow. Now the murderers show Steve pictures and tapes which Max, supposedly hired by Elliot, cleverly made and edited to suggest an affair between Mark and Claire, so as to discredit his snooping, but mess with the wrong guy, while Elliot actually had hired another detective who photographed Max. The Sloans set a trap...

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Charlie Schlatter ... Jesse Travis (credit only)

Michael Tucci ... Norman Briggs (credit only)

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan

Brynn Thayer ... Claire Whitfield

Don Diamont ... Max Halleck
Wayne Tippit ... Elliott Whitfield

Basil Wallace ... William Turner
Charles Kahlenberg ... Baxter

Liliana Cabal ... Dorothy Gooden (as Lilliana Cabal)
Lee Newman ... Bellman

Carla Vega ... Ms.Koch / Maid
Art Cohan ... John Edwards
Marcus Aurelius ... Officer

Season 4, Episode 25: Comedy Is Murder

8 May 1997
Tim Conrad, the clumsy half of a once legendary TV comedy duo, fails to kill his ex-partner Harvey Huckaby, still affluent and the second husband of Tim's ex Susan Huckaby, who cleverly bought Tim's half of the TV rights just before a movie was going to be made about them, first because Tim drops his sniper gun and secondly because Susan put the glasses on a trey after he poisoned one -drank it himself, but is saved in Community General- and gets noticed as fake pool-boy -using a trademark disguise- trying to rig Harvey's pool-cover, and gets the shock of his life: Harvey lives, the pool-cover has killed Susan because of a timer Tim ignored. Mark believes Tim is innocent of the only assassination that happened despite his murderous intentions, but has a hard time proving the bumbler's innocence and finding the real and sneaky killer...

Season 4, Episode 26: The Murder of Mark Sloan

8 May 1997
The Sloans fear for Mark's life after the escape of Sam Rosser who vowed revenge since Mark got him convicted for a brutal postal bombing murder. Norman also has a fight to the death: against a hospital take-over by Vaugh Medical Services, which appeals to most of the board but would be detrimental to patient care; Mark gets one day delay to receive a frightening report about a San Diego hospital Vaughn took over, Kurt Vaughn hisses he won't be stopped. Med student Dr. Brian Haywood asked Jessie to intercede with Mark about his residency, but screws up once too often by resuscitating a DNR-patient without reading her chart; Brian refuses Jesse's help to get off amphetamines. Mark is too late to get to Norman who accepted a package delivered for him by Rosser, Norman barely survives the explosion. Sam tries again at the parking lot, now Amanda is hurt saving Mark from a scaffolding; finally a far more primitive bomb in Mark's car is followed by his funeral! Now Brian gets a friend of his dad as evaluator, and Kurt Vaughn gets a positive hospital sale vote, even before Norman is back, challenged in vain by Amanda, then announces it already sold on with an additional $2,000,000 profit, to be shared by stockholders. Steve is part of Rosser's arrest and has to believe he had no part in the car bomb as he was videotaped committing a robbery at that time. Then a routine autopsy provides another suspect, who is in for a surprise...

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis

Michael Tucci ... Norman Briggs

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan
Mary Kay Adams ... Vanessa Sinclair

Carol Bruce ... Constance Lockwood
Stan Cahill ... Dr. Brian Haywood

Michael Harney ... Kurt Vaughn

Michael Holden ... Hospital Board Chairman
Christina Perry ... Nurse Christy (as Christy Perry)
Carlo Felix ... Delivery Man #2
Jay A. Michaels ... Sam Rosser
Jeanne Zelasko ... Lisa Farrell (as Jeannie Zalasko)

Season 5


Season 5, Episode 1: Murder Blues

18 September 1997
Steven and fellow LAPD Detectives Halloran and Stang, who are partners, find Councilman Watson, whom they wanted to question about corruption, passed out at home on tranquilizers Mark prescribed, in the next room is his separated wife Janet's corpse, shot, her blood is all over the house. Police Chief Masters, a political rival for the mayoral campaign, refuses to comment. Mark decides to look into Watson's claim to be framed, together with Captain Cynthia Pike, even though it can make Steve look bad but he is happy to collaborate. Amanda hopes to work trough her an 'amical' divorce from baby CJ's dad by becoming a medical examiner in the coroner's office but finds nothing- enough for Mark to prove there was a frame, and Stang had motive and opportunity- he shoots himself, his gun was used for Janet's murder. Now Mark sleuths on, Stang could be framed himself of Masters is in the plot. Stang's partner Halloran, now also disgraced, tells Steve Stang was Janet's lover. Jesse treats Pike for a strange, bad tetanus poisoning, which leads Mark to an even scarier plot...

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley

Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan

Angie Dickinson ... Capt. Cynthia Pike

James Darren ... Councilman Watson

Kent McCord ... Detective Stang

Martin Milner ... Detective Halloran

Fred Dryer ... Police Chief Masters

Darwyn Carson ... Reporter 2

Patrick M.J. Finerty ... Reporter 1
Yumi Iwama ... Jan Yanihiro

Season 5, Episode 2: Open and Shut

25 September 1997
When David McReynolds feels his flirt Allison Porter is too cumbersome and unwilling to stay out of the public eye now she's no longer under age, he strangles her in the bath on her 18th birthday, just before his father Peter McReynolds proudly swears him in as fellow Justice on the California Supreme Court. New assistant medical examiner Amanda confirms the lack of bruises suggests no struggle: Allison knew her killer. Mark finds her stolen jewelry on OD'd junkie Otis, but believes he didn't kill and soon catches David at lying about his hobby, fishing in a fancy yacht like his dad. The Sloans discover his under-age affair and that Allison's parents knew from her diary. Steven finds David murdered at his dinner table, with Allison's mother Helen's gun, she admits having been David's lover herself but claims she was unable to shoot him. David's medicine for inherited pancreatic insufficiency opens another trail, but without proof, yet Mark finds another way...

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan

Robert Stack ... Peter McReynolds

Carol Huston ... Mrs. Porter
Terry Lester ... Jeffrey Porter

Tucker Smallwood ... District Attorney Ferris
Jimmie F. Skaggs ... Otis

James Read ... David McReynolds

Marisa Coughlan ... Allison Porter

Season 5, Episode 3: Malibu Fire

2 October 1997
When a forest fire rages near Malibu, the Community General mobile team and voluntary firefighter Steve soon find not only the flames and shifting wind endanger them and other lives, but also a number of personal motives for murder among locals centering around the only general store-owner, his daughter and a recently released investment fraudster who nearly ruined many locals.

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley

Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan

Robert Fuller ... Chris Newman

Randolph Mantooth ... Mayor Bill Tremont

Marisol Nichols ... Sally Tremont

Brian Patrick Clarke ... Jerry Grayle

Gabriel Bologna ... Howard Pucell

Richard Gross ... Gus Collier
Jennifer Tighe ... Rebecca Fleetwood

Season 5, Episode 4: Deadly Games

9 October 1997
Former cop turned bodyguard Frank Waldeck arranges a murder attempt on his filthy rich employer Victoria Larkin and himself for which he frames a mentally instable fan of hers who he has 'commit suicide'. When she's committed to Community General, reason for an impractically strict security regime, Dr. Sloane soon smells a rat and suspects him, especially when the richest stock criminal is also brought in, but who is the intended next victim and how can it be saved?

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan

Victoria Tennant ... Victoria Larkin

Michael Beck ... Frank Waldeck

Patricia Charbonneau ... Fed. Marshal Monica Shattuck

Jack Kehler ... Larry Dobbs

Rick Fitts ... Metal Detector Guard

Edward Edwards ... Dr. Craig Tobias
Sarah Zinsser ... Maid

Keana Hall ... Nurse
Andrew Palmer ... Regal 2

Season 5, Episode 5: Slam Dunk Dead

16 October 1997
Jesse proudly serves as the LA Mustangs basketball team doctor during filming for a commercial, but starts worrying when the vials from a routine drug test he took are smashed in his new car. It's time to panic when the star player dies from the binary poison formed by the combination of anti-allergen (Jesse prescribed) and the antibiotic - the star's chart didn't mention when he quickly read it, but now does. The sleuths find out it was mixed in with his sponsor's pills, while the star had an endorsement rival with a drug problem. Mark also looks into the team staff's personal interests, from manager David Clarke to towel boy Dwayne. Only during Jesse's hospital board -likely to fire him- he pieces the puzzle together.

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan

Ken Howard ... David Clarke

Courtney Gains ... Dwayne

Mathew St. Patrick ... Howie Lanier (as Matthew St. Patrick)

Dan Gilvezan ... Kent Beaudine

Mark L. Taylor ... Neil Rider (as Mark Taylor)
Lorenzo Newton ... Desmond Conway
Lori Fetrick ... Rochelle
Bobby Johnson ... Director (as Bobby M. Johnson)

Nate Reese ... Peck
Brent Barry ... Himself
Charles O'Bannon ... Himself
Ed O'Bannon ... Himself
Jerome Richardson ... Himself (as Pooh Richardson)
Malik Sealy ... Himself

Season 5, Episode 6: Looks Can Kill

23 October 1997
When Jesse's young patient in fine condition dies just after jogging, her supplier, a certain Marco with a criminal record, is hunted down and arrested but Amanda's autopsy proves his supplements were safe, a hospital infection killed her - after another plastic surgery in an amazing long series, all the more surprising for a girl of natural beauty. Now the popular but profit-driven Dr. Elaine Denell's specialized clinic is the target of an examination, which finds it was so badly managed that it is closed down, but Mark and Steve feel it's too easy, especially when the victim's former best friend is nearly killed by a car before Jesse's eyes, so they dig in the past of less obvious suspects...

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan

Shelley Hack ... Dr. Elaine Denell
Signy Coleman ... Julia Brush (as Signey Coleman)
Neil Roberts ... Dr. Shurmur

Jill Whelan ... Nancy Stewart

Anthony Michael Hall ... Dr. Johnson

Larry Pennell ... Dr. Arthur
Wanda Acuna ... Lane Lyons
Caroline Ambrose ... Stunning Beauty
Christopher Burgard ... Martin
Marc Brett ... Marco

Elise Muller ... Mindy Yates
Christina Perry ... Nurse Christie (as Christy Perry)

Anne Lockhart ... Nurse (uncredited)

Season 5, Episode 7: Fatal Impact - Part One

30 October 1997
Mark and Amanda participate in the emergency plan at its grimmest: examining with the National Transportation Safety Board a plane-crash without a single survivor, just victims to identify. FBI liaison agent Ron Wagner claims charge over NTSB and LAPD as Victor Pawel, linked with the Russian mafia, was on board in handcuffs with another FBI-agent. They discover two passengers are missing, there was a hijack and all bodies are radioactive...

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan

Harry Lennix ... Agent Ron Wagner (as Harry J. Lennix)

Steven Anderson ... Ted Sherman

Dey Young ... Diane Trent

Cliff De Young ... Lyle Guthrie (as Cliff DeYoung)

Endre Hules ... Serge Otrasky
Renee Raudman ... Female Air Traffic Controller
José Rey ... Male Air Traffic Controller (as Jose Rey)
Yumi Iwama ... Jan Yanihiro

Darwyn Carson ... Reporter No.1
Stephanie Kissner ... Reporter No.2

Brian J. Williams ... Russian Thug #1

Season 5, Episode 8: Fatal Impact - Part Two

30 October 1997
Amanda's boyfriend Special Agent Ron Wagner declares he's taking over the investigation of the plane-crash and its hijack and smuggled Russian nuclear fuel rods for the FBI, but soon realizes he couldn't make anything like the necessary progress without the ingenious doctors trio and Steve. They team up for the investigation which becomes desperately urgent as there are indications that the nuclear material is used for bomb likely to be used to cause an LA Apocalypse by surprising, personally vindictive suspect Diane, the spokesperson of the bereaved.

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan

Harry Lennix ... Agent Ron Wagner (as Harry J. Lennix)

Steven Anderson ... Ted Sherman

Madison Mason ... Rathbone

Dey Young ... Diane Trent

Cliff De Young ... Lyle Guthrie (as Cliff DeYoung)
Valorie Armstrong ... Dr. Sharon Fleming
Renee Raudman ... Female Air Traffic Controller
José Rey ... Male Air Traffic Controller (as Jose Rey)

Darwyn Carson ... Reporter No.1
Stephanie Kissner ... Reporter No.2

Season 5, Episode 9: Must Kill TV

6 November 1997
When one of Dr. Sloan's patients, a major network's VP of program development, ignores his warnings by rushing back to stress-ridden pilot season after a heart-attack, he's not surprised to hear the next kills her, until Amanda's autopsy shows her nitro-pills were substituted with placebo sugar. As Jesse is desperate not to have to spend his first (fishing) vacation in years with his father, who was never there for him, he successfully applies for a job in the studio's mail-room and thus gathers an insiders perspective which confirms the length of the list of suspects, which largely remains after he finds successor hung in her office, as the job mass-produces enemies: jealous and ambitious rivals, actors, producers and even loony fans for who her approval of a pilot or decision to scrap a show is vital. Yet after it turns out the first victim died from seeing a specially doctored vile version of a pilot she had already pre-approved, Mark figures out a less obvious culprit and the way to ferret him out...

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan

John Aniston ... Carlton Everest
Tom Gallop ... Phil Zarkin
Michele Greene ... Rachel Woodrall

Molly Hagan ... Paige Jennings
Brenda Varda ... Karen Danino

Fred Willard ... Harry Fellows

Stephen J. Cannell ... Jackson Burley

Erik Estrada ... Himself

Peter Graves ... Himself

Doug E. Doug ... Himself - Cameo Appearance

Reginald VelJohnson ... Himself - Cameo Appearance (as Reginald Vel Johnson)

Jane Seymour ... Jane Seymour

Jaleel White ... Himself - Cameo Appearance

Joyce Brothers ... Herself (as Dr. Joyce Brothers)
Sam Rubin ... T.V. Host
Timothy McNeil ... Ernie Cooley
Jennifer Fairbanks ... Jennifer
Andre Khabbazi ... T.J. Mann
Nicole Nieth ... Cindy
Sloan Devine ... Woman

Anne Lockhart ... Nurse (uncredited)

Season 5, Episode 10: Discards

13 November 1997
Jesse's dad Dane Travis fights of an assaulter with amazing ease, then turns up in Jesse's flat unannounced, and thanks to Mark's good word is granted quality time, fishing together in Baja. Steve examines a certain Kim, found at LAX with a broken neck. Dane bails out on the fishing, Jesse has to content himself with dinner in Del Florio at 8. Jesse gets another surprise visit from his tall step-brother Bruce Travis from Toronto, whose mother may divorce Dane, Jesse invites him along to the restaurant; when Dane hears, he gets jumpy and strangles Bruce in the lavatory before Jesse's eyes, explaining it's an assassin, not his son: Dane is a CIA analyst without a family and forcibly takes unwilling Jesse for his own safety to a company facility, where he confers with colleague Cinnamon Carter on spy matters and tells both he fears to be targeted by Jim Kesler, the son of a former colleague whom Dane had to kill before he switched to a desk job after the Cold War. Jesse decides to stick with his dad; they contact another master at the game, John Garrison. Steve and Mark's only clues on the Kim and Bruce murders lead to Alexander Drake's 'bug business', where Jim is the number two. Drake is shot while with the Travis men, who persevere...

Season 5, Episode 11: A Mime Is a Terrible Thing to Waste

20 November 1997
Shortly after Mark and Seven meet their neighbor Randy Wolfe, an attractive hyper-kinetic who never finishes a course and drops jobs 'boared' in a matter of days, she runs to them screaming to have found a dead mime on her bed, but the corps is gone when they get there - realizing a six of her her house number was crooked looking like a 9 she bursts in at that beach-house's owner; when the dead mime washes up the shore the next morning, the start is given for her surprisingly enterprising and effective part in the permanent sleuths' investigation which apparently has a link with car part thieves.

Season 5, Episode 12: Down and Dirty Dead

11 December 1997
Mark and Jesse are both impressed but a bit worried when joining Steve whose young friend Jake Hallman presents them to the set in the desert where Kyle Lewis professionally produces crazy stunt motor bike videos in the dunes but loses riders to Casey, a girl who is just out for profit. Then they witness Kyle's top rider and friend Spleen dying in a crash and find both bike and helmet were sabotaged. Jake is eager to grab his chance taking Spleen place, which makes him a suspect, and his hacksaw fits the traces on the doctored bike. When Amanda finds amphetamine traces in Spleen, Kyle points out that fits Casey's dealing past. Then Steve fails to arrest a masked burglar on a motor bike who just knocked out Sheila, who has a lover jealousy motive. A generous contract in favor of Spleen and a video recorder inspire Mark to set a trap...

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan
Carey Van Dyke ... Kyle Lewis
Shane Van Dyke ... Jake Hallman

Jullian Dulce Vida ... Spleen (as Julio Dolce Vita)
Yelba Osorio ... Casey

Josh Roman ... Jeremy

Dendrie Taylor ... Sheila Mann

Rene L. Moreno ... Brian (as René L. Moreno)
Brian Manley ... Jeff

Season 5, Episode 13: Retribution

8 January 1998
While Steve and his partner are celebrating the success of a six-month undercover investigation of the Valley's mob baron Gordon Gonza, he's critically injured by a shot in the stomach. Dr. Mark Sloan must trust his son's medical care to Jessie, but publicly threatens Gonza, proclaiming he'll pay with everything he's got. Steve's informant, porn actress Spring Dano, contacts Mark, and soon after, both Gordon and Spring are found killed: Gonza by binary poison and Spring by a knife. Mark is found bending over her corpse, is arrested, and put on trial for their murders while planted clues pile up.

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan

Fred Dryer ... Police Chief Masters
Susan Gibney ... Sgt. Tanis Archer

Jack Carter ... Gordon Gonza
June Claman ... Judge Bartlett

Neal McDonough ... Ross Canin

Dennis Lipscomb ... Malcolm Trainor
Connie Blankenship ... D.A. Sharon Ellison

Allison Dunbar ... Spring Dano

Bruno Alexander ... Eddie Tampa
John Mansfield ... Carl Blumenstein
Bob Thompson ... Judge Yale

Ludo Vika ... Carmen Martinez
Susan Nyby ... Jury Foreperson (as Susie Nyby)
Robert Blue ... Detective
Mike Stewart ... Director
James Stephens ... Ian Trainor

Rocco Salata ... Gordon Ganza Bodyguard / Thug (uncredited)

Season 5, Episode 14: Retribution: Part Two

15 January 1998
Mark, framed for the murders on mob king Gonza and a police informer from his entourage, is on death-row next to Malcolm Trainor, who masterminded to get his death sentence reverted now Mark, whose testimony decided it, is utterly discredited. Steve -and his partner- must find the real murderer fast; their best bet is Gonza's mob heir Ross Canin, whom he finds threatening his accountant, Malcolm's brother, but chief Masters orders them to stop investigating him, as it turns out with good reason, but maybe the key is where Gonza's missing fortune went?

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan

Fred Dryer ... Police Chief Masters
Susan Gibney ... Sgt. Tanis Archer
James Stephens ... Ian Trainor

Neal McDonough ... Ross Canin

Dennis Lipscomb ... Malcolm Trainor

Michael Bailey Smith ... Guard #1

Robb Skyler ... Harvey Mittlebaum
Morgana Rae ... Secretary

Bruno Alexander ... Eddie Tampa (uncredited)
Robert Blue ... Detective (uncredited)
John Mansfield ... Carl Blumenstein (uncredited)

Rocco Salata ... Gordon Ganza Bodyguard (uncredited)

Season 5, Episode 15: Drill for Death

22 January 1998
As if General Hospital weren't stressed enough by an official emergency drill observed by state emergencies director Doug Hanson and five ambulances on the way after a real tunnel collapse, ruthlessly ambitious bed-hopper nursing administrator Karin Hatcher is bloodily beaten to death and left in the morgue, but the splatters pass unnoticed among all the fake blood for the drill. She already got the hospital job head nurse Maggie Dennings wanted, but aimed at Hanson's. Jesse and his frisky girl-friend nurse Susan Hilliard still hope to get away on romantic trip to Carmel. Next schizophrenic chemo-patient painter Art Amador is killed, possibly as an inconvenient witness, but Steve finds his identity is stolen twelve years ago by more famous Martin Beckman, his death drastically changes the value of each's works. A prominent patient, hospital board member Peyton Cartwright, one of Karin's lays, also owns a Beckman collection...

Season 5, Episode 16: Rain of Terror

29 January 1998
When Mark and Amanda arrive drenched at a private dinner party in a canyon, they soon notice their hostess Vivien Sanderson and her daughter act suspicious, and indeed Amy has just knocked in her fiancé Pierce Maxwell's skull with a frying pan. When the other guests arrive, the body has disappeared, and soon a second murder is committed, now overtly but unwitnessed, on uncle David Coopersmith, who managed Amy's trust-fund very tightly. Mark calls Steve, but the connection was to bad to hear he's coming and brings Jesse - but what about the killer meanwhile?

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan

Adrienne Barbeau ... Vivien Sanderson

Ele Keats ... Amy Sanderson

Andrea Shreeman ... Dana Neal (as Andy Shreeman)

John O'Hurley ... David Coopersmith

Phina Oruche ... Elena Martin
Race Nelson ... Pierce Maxwell
Mike Storms ... TV Weather Man

Season 5, Episode 17: Baby Boom

5 February 1998
Mark gets a call from Amanda that her child birthing class -not the autopsy expert's field of expertise- just got the surprise visit of a Bob Bare threatening to blow them all up, claiming one of the women carries his baby because Community General expert Dr. Adam Embry used his non-donated sperm for in vitro-insemination of others, but he swears it's a lie invented by his former nurse and lover Patricia Callender, who swears it was all part of various unauthorized, even experimental procedures, and at Jesse's insistence produces records. The Embry dies because his car breaks were doctored by someone in Patricia's professional child entertainment bunny suit...

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan

Sam McMurray ... Bob Bare
Lisa Cerasoli ... Sheryl Winter

Mary Beth McDonough ... Colleen Akins (as Mary McDonough)

John Cygan ... Dr. Adam Embry
Eileen Seeley ... Patricia Callender

Barbara Whinnery ... Lorraine Bare (as Barbara K. Whinnery)
Jill Carroll ... Juliet
Maia Winters ... Laura Clancy

Thomas Crawford ... Roger Clancy
Christina Marx ... Kathye Appleton

Anne Lockhart ... Nurse (uncredited)

Season 5, Episode 18: Talked to Death

26 February 1998
When Darrin Tate is brought into Community General for a heart attack after his co-host Mary Montgomery decked him in their TV talk-show, they both insist it's staged between good friends during the weeks when crucial ratings are measured. In the next show he shoots her, and claims to be shocked finding someone switched the blanks she loaded herself with fatal live ammo. The doctors and Steve unravel motive and opportunity in the brutally competitive and deceptive studio circles for that murder and Mary's personal assistants which is masked as a staged fatal car accident.

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan

Regis Philbin ... Darrin Tate

Kathie Lee Gifford ... Mary Montgomery

Todd Susman ... Tom Grant

Ian Ogilvy ... Larry Duggin
Mary Frann ... Lucy Caruso

Phyllis Diller ... Herself

Army Archerd ... Himself

Greg Lauren ... Freddie

Louisa Abernathy ... Female Audience Member
Venessa Blair ... Bernice

Susan Isaacs ... Deborah
Joseph Luis Rubin ... Joe (uncredited)

Season 5, Episode 19: An Education in Murder

15 March 1998
Noelle Andrew enjoys sadistically manipulating her fellow Norrington Hall private school students so they turn on each-other. After her deceptive promises and blackmail cause two deaths, ethics guest lecturer Mark Sloane gets wind and finds out her fiendish foster past through Steve. Mark is determined to prevent further victims, she to make him her next. Meanwhile Jesse wrestles with his girl-friend nurse's inability to keep emotional distance after her transfer to ICU.

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan

Danielle Harris ... Noelle Andrew

Paige Moss ... Kelly Denero

Will Estes ... Erik Fincher

Kim Little ... Nurse Susan Hilliard
Jamie Bruneau ... Chad

Constance Zimmer ... Lisa Blake

Heather Marie Marsden ... Shannon Young (as Heather Marie Wayne)
Torie Lynch ... Allison (as Torie Lee Lynch)
Matthew John Graeser ... Charlie MacIntyre
Joseph Luis Rubin ... Joe (uncredited)

Season 5, Episode 20: Murder at the Finish Line

26 March 1998
When former racer Steve presents lay fan Jesse to his favorite team Eagin, star driver Matt Thomas has a nasty accident and accuses the crew team of sabotage. When the whole gang attends the race, he has a crash in the sabotaged car and dies- but from deliberate medication abuse. The sleuths dig into team rivalries and financial problems, to come up with several relevant plots.

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan

R.D. Call ... Eddie Wallace

James Morrison ... Lloyd Nichols

Marina Sirtis ... Mary Ann Eagin

Billy Gallo ... George Halsey

Brian Gaskill ... Alan Wallace
Scott Layne ... Matt Thomas
Christian Aubert ... Lambert
Tommy Kendall ... Himself
Joseph Luis Rubin ... Joe (uncredited)

Season 5, Episode 21: First Do No Harm

16 April 1998
Unlike most episodes, this one has no deliberate killing. Instead doctors Marc Sloan and Jesse Travis refuse to accept the grave medical consequences -such as medically irresponsible delays and refusal of necessary therapy- for non-affluent patients of the virtually exclusive medical circuits (ambulance, treatment facilities etc.) imposed by so-called HMOs, a type of medical insurance, which puts medical staff in an impossible position between budget-orientated rules, malpractice claims and Hippocratic conscience. A few fatal cases lead to law-suits and an arbitration procedure with serious financial stakes.

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan

Alan Oppenheimer ... Dr. Leonard Gould

Jason Schombing ... Melvin Pinter

Richard Fancy ... Harold 'Hal' F. Lomax

Nancy Youngblut ... Nancy Rush, RN

Neil Dickson ... Dr. Arthur Holbine

Davenia McFadden ... Betty Pearson

Paul Picerni ... Judge Kenyon
Bianca Rossini ... Lena Rizzoli
Debra Sharkey ... Andrea Turner

Kimberly Brooks ... Thelma (as Kimberly Moss)
Gavin Glennon ... Trent Erdman

Damara Reilly ... HMO Attorney

Kevin McNally ... EMT

Season 5, Episode 22: Promises to Keep

23 April 1998
When Steve has a murder victim identified, Ryan Matthews is relieved it's 'only' the room mate of his ex Kate; however they find fingerprints of criminal mastermind Gavin Cutler whom she worked for, but escaped justice probably by Ryan abusing his position as cop, after which he left the force. Mark decides to invite him at his home being worried about daughter Tess. When Ryan and Tess find mother Kate alive she insists someone already stole the fortune their latest investment scam brought but Cutler threatens all three their lives unless he gets it back, so Ryan decides to scam it of Community General, to the tune of a years acquisitions budget, posing as a new firm offering cutting-edge surgery equipment of a type he learned at Mark's - a dangerous choice of victim, as he and Jesse are on the committee...

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan

Gary Graham ... Ryan Matthews
Elise Shirley ... Tess Matthews (as Elsie Shirley)

Troy Evans ... Gavin Cutler

Pam Tillis ... Kate Matthews
Michael Storm ... Morris Wheaton
Joseph Whipp ... Patrick Norton

Christopher John Fields ... Eddie Ward
Marla Frees ... Ilona Odell
Lee Newman ... Detective #2

Season 5, Episode 23: Food Fight

30 April 1998
It still seemed funny when the first victims just had food all over them after a grill exploded, but when the next attempt is salmonella poisoning with a (possibly accidental) fatality, the systematic attempts to ruin the competing top-caterers in Hollywood (that is those who trained with he recently retired top-dog, Gaylord) becomes a true nightmare- especially for Jesse, who is in charge this year of the hospital's benefactors ball and thus enlists his friends to help him choose a caterer, while the sleuths wrestle with an abundance of suspects with motives, several of which turn out to have committed party sabotages and keep accusing each-other...

Season 5, Episode 24: Obsession

7 May 1998
Just after the execution of Louis Sweeney, the serial Sunnyview bomber who got arrested thanks to Mark Sloane but whose motive remained unknown, a new bombing by his method happens - his son, popular investigative radio-presenter Carter Sweeney, manages to make two rivaling prosecution officials and the public believe it's not a copycat's work but proof Louis was an innocent victim of Sloane's prejudiced manipulation. Soon every member of the sleuth team sees his of her career in grave jeopardy as the bombings continue...

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan

Arye Gross ... Carter Sweeney

Harry Lennix ... Agent Ron Wagner (as Harry J. Lennix)
Connie Blankenship ... Sharon Ellison, ADA

Orson Bean ... Lewis Sweeney

Dennis Boutsikaris ... Neil Burnside

Stephanie Niznik ... Caitlin Sweeney
Patrice Chanel ... Sally Preston

Steve Valentine ... Art Gallery Owner
Stephanie Kissner ... Reporter #1

Season 5, Episode 25: Obsession: Part Two

14 May 1998
Now that he and his friends are discredited and professionally hurt, Mark figures out how the geographical pattern of the bombings fits the Sweeney family's grudge against the city, just in time to save all but one victim on the thus predicted next bomb site. For once Amanda's boyfriend, FBI Agent Ron Wagner, sees something clearer then our overstressed sleuths: if Carter just planned to clear his father, he should have done it in time to prevent the execution. Finding proof that Carter is the lover of ambitious ADA Sharon Ellison gets Steve reinstated. Even once she's found out and taken care of, Mark is convinced that's not the whole plot, and even after he gets to the next twist, there's a surprise cliffhanger to the next season.

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan

Arye Gross ... Carter Sweeney

Harry Lennix ... Agent Ron Wagner (as Harry J. Lennix)
Connie Blankenship ... Sharon Ellison, ADA

Dennis Boutsikaris ... Neil Burnside

Stephanie Niznik ... Caitlin Sweeney
Jasper Armstrong Marsalis ... C.J.
Les Vance ... Reporter #2

Anne Lockhart ... Policewoman (uncredited)

Season 6


Season 6, Episode 1: Resurrection: Part One

24 September 1998
Now the murderous Sweeney vengeance against LA has taken the form of Carter's sister Caitlin bombing Community General, Jessie is trapped in the rubble with wounded Steve, Mark with Amanda who needs an emergency operation. Four months later, Caitlin is signaled robbing a bank with her lover, the young leader of armed rebellion movement Roar, and Carter convinces the DA to grant him a transfer to a country club jail in exchange for information to help find her.

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Victoria Rowell ... Dr. Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan

Arye Gross ... Carter Sweeney

Harry Lennix ... Agent Ron Wagner (as Harry J. Lennix)

Gavin Harrison ... Aaron Ving

Stephanie Niznik ... Caitlin Sweeney

John Mahon ... Fire Chief

Kim Little ... Nurse Susan Hilliard

Kevin McNally ... Paramedic

Anne Lockhart ... Nurse (uncredited)
Frank Roman ... Sgt. Esposito (uncredited)

Season 6, Episode 2: Resurrection: Part Two

24 September 1998
As the owner's divorce caused the founding owner of their favorite barbecue restaurant to let the business go bust, Steve and Jesse are convinced it's a golden opportunity to revive it, so they prod Mark for a loan. But before either partner can attend to "BBQ Bob", the Sweenies kidnap Mark at his home. Carter blackmails him with more innocent bomb victims to think up a quick way to steal $100,000,000, allegedly to fund Roar, the revolutionary movement against the "US shadow government" lead by Caitlin's naive lover Aaron Ving, who may kill at anytime. The sleuth's only hope is to find a way to tip of Steve where to find them.

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Victoria Rowell ... Dr. Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan

Arye Gross ... Carter Sweeney

Harry Lennix ... Agent Ron Wagner (as Harry J. Lennix)

Gavin Harrison ... Aaron Ving

Stephanie Niznik ... Caitlin Sweeney

Kim Little ... Nurse Susan Hilliard

Keith MacKechnie ... Agent Rybeck (as Keith Mackechnie)
Frank Roman ... Sgt. Esposito

Kevin McNally ... Paramedic (uncredited)

Season 6, Episode 3: Till Death Do Us Part

1 October 1998
Gold digger Philip Cobler and his bride Cindy Garrett were confident their carefully planned murder by poison on her father and his boss Wayde, for which his present wife Denise Garrett gets framed so they can inherit everything, was virtually foolproof even though it included Mark Sloan on the guest-list, and without him they probably could have winged everything that goes wrong at the last minute, but now Steve's investigation is destined to end with a last surprise for them.

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan
David Sheinkopf ... Philip Evans Cobler

Stacey Travis ... Denise Garrett

Staci Keanan ... Cindy Garrett

Patrick Duffy ... Wayde Garrett
Lewis Dauber ... Pastor McSwaine
Alina Cenal ... Nina
Frank Feys ... Wedding Photographer

Jim Hetz ... Paramedic

Kinna Lindahl ... Mort's Widow

Season 6, Episode 4: Wrong Number

8 October 1998
Instead of the parents, Mark receives a telephone call at home about the ransom instructions for kidnapped 6-year old Joey; when he turns up in the park chosen as exchange scene, he only witnesses desperate dad Ted getting shot and feels guilty. At the elaborately staged second attempt to pay up, Steve is send through half LA but as Mark suspects finds the suitcase already contained no money, just newspapers- which however prove Mark's theory that the exchange was made at the house, by whom and why...

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan

Eva LaRue ... Kathryn Wately (as Eva La Rue)
Kathy Evison ... Cheryl Edelman

Stuart Fratkin ... Jason Dalloway

Michael Wiseman ... Russell Westbrook

Ange Billman ... Irene Meredith

Paul Schackman ... Dan Edelman
Corey Padnos ... Joey Edelman
Douglas Price ... Surveillance Agent (uncredited)

Season 6, Episode 5: Blood Will Out

15 October 1998
When Amanda prepares for an autopsy on another of the victims of a mass shooting with a bullet in his head, Gregory Oton rises from the slab, knocks her out and disappears with identification clues, but stays in the hospital and steals all he needs to operate on himself. After he violently dealt with other people in his way, including kidnapping Jesse's girlfriend Susan, the NSA walks in telling he's an international terrorist, but Mark doesn't buy that story and guesses, once a major bacteriological infection is found in his blood, the even graver truth...

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan

Bryan Cranston ... Martin Rutgers

Daniel Riordan ... Doctor Gregory Othon

Dawn Stern ... Alana White

Kim Little ... Nurse Susan Hilliard
Elisa Beth Garver ... Gloria

Matt Kaminsky ... Henri (as Matthew Kaminsky)
Mark Ritter ... Dr. Johnson

Derick Alexander ... EMT

Garret Davis ... NSA Agent #3

Clint Jung ... NSA Agent #2
Norm Compton ... NSA Agent #1

Season 6, Episode 6: Alienated

29 October 1998
Dr. Jesse Travis is exhausted after combining his full-time ER job with two medical studies. When Steve has set him up in a cabin near a lonely lake, he has a strange experience and is only found five days later in Utah after Steve was picked up, grilled and thrown out when looking for Jesse in a nearby top-secret 'non-existant' R&D-base. Jesse begins to believe he may have been abducted and it takes Mark a long time to understand the how and why of his young friend's frightening paranoia.

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan

Bill Mumy ... Parker Craddick

Wil Wheaton ... Forest Ranger Gary Barton

Walter Koenig ... Quinn Trask

George Takei ... #1 Man In Black

Majel Barrett ... Encounter Group Leader

Grace Lee Whitney ... Encounter Group Abductee

J.J. Boone ... Officer Whitelaw
Boyuen ... Cammo Dude

Season 6, Episode 7: Write, She Murdered

5 November 1998
When murder novelist Kay Ludlow has writer's block she stabs her agent to death just after his tirade to respect the Friday deadline no matter how and sets up several utterly false clues. Yet she didn't act on the spur of the moment nor had a motive for his death, she just wants to get inspiration from reality and thus provides herself with an alibi by having 'him' phone Mark Sloane in Community General, hoping to follow the investigation as Amanda is her regular technical adviser. She's delighted to see one of her dead-end suspects murdered in a copycat-like way, until it appears that she committed the second murder: she'll hang if neither murder is solved and if both are...

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston / Danielle Slade

Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan

Richard Herd ... Archie Mullen

Adam West ... Bruce Blazer

Rich Cooper ... Jim Rothman

Shelley Long ... Kay Ludlow

Johnny Liska ... Bailey (as John Liska)
Dick Kimber ... Morton

Season 6, Episode 8: Rear Windows '98

12 November 1998
Late at night Amanda witnesses on-line on 'Joannecam' the star stab-murder by a masked man who looks straight into the web-cam. Soon she finds herself the victim of such computer-engineered incidents as cancellation of her credit card for fictitious arrears and doctored traffic lights making her cause a car-crash. Jesse's cyber-café-friends track his computer down, but the 'stalker' anticipated that: it's the site of another stab-murder which he's showing on the web, as it turns out his sixth yet but not his last. Catching him will take superior sleuthing and hacking...

Season 6, Episode 9: The Last Resort

19 November 1998
The LAPD teams up Steve with his former training officer Det. Reggie Ackroyd, who keeps blaming a murderer he put away for the 'abduction' of his wife who actually left him taking his daughter. Rough suspect interrogation and the accidental shooting of a rapist during a stake-out cause Captain Walter Newman to force both of them, under threat of prosecution, to enroll in the 'last resort', a psychiatric program for cops in Community General, where Steve backs up his delusions, even to the point of estrangement from Mark, who's called in during therapy. Yet all this helps catching a murderer...

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan

Joe Penny ... Det. Reggie Ackroyd
Susan Gibney ... Det. Tanis Archer

Greg Grunberg ... Brad Carver

Martin Kove ... Capt. Walter Newman

Reginald VelJohnson ... Dr. Sinclair (as Reginald Vel Johnson)

Vito D'Ambrosio ... Warren Decker

Karen Sheperd ... Liz Ambrose

Greg Harris ... Victor Thaw (as Zia)

Cece Tsou ... Edith
Eddie Matz ... Delroy (as Ed Matz)
Al Foster ... Karl Jackson

Season 6, Episode 10: Murder x 4

3 December 1998
After catching several murderers without apparent motive nor either criminal or psycho profile, Steve feels something is wrong; after another such man messes up his gun-murder by accidentally shooting a cop, Steve trades himself and saves everybody's lives. Now the sleuths figure out what the killers actually had in common as patients in therapy at Community General, who is behind setting it all up and why they must finish their investigation against the clock as another murder is scheduled.

Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan

Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston

Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis

Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan

Dorien Wilson ... Justin Blair
Richard Biggs ... Computer Consultant Mr. Rogin

Robert Hegyes ... Mr. Wolf
Marji Martin ... Evelyn

Paul Linke ... Evelyn's Husband

Eric Scott Woods ... Paul Kirkpatrick
Skye McKenzie ... Tab Vaughn / Richard Frost

George Lazenby ... Vince Thatcher

Anne Marie Howard ... Donna Lopez
Gannon Daniels ... Casey Lorraine

Louisette Geiss ... Receptionist

Darin Cooper ... Troy Griffin

Lynda Robertson

Season 6, Episode 11: Dead in the Water

17 December 1998
Jesse and his fiancée finally make the romantic weekend trip to Carmel she dreamed about for months. However in a fishery town on the road Susan gets even more upset then before on account of her diet, when she recognizes Greg Hutchens, her former scuba instructor and fiancé who she believed to have died since five years, in a car accident with her steering, and turns out to be happily engaged to a waitress, which happens to be sheriff Kelso's daughter. Even worse, in order to preserve some dark secret they are arrested, jailed and illegally 'jury-trialed'.

Season 6, Episode 12: Trapped in Paradise

6 January 1999
After a third murder without apparent motive in a strictly guarded housing resort, Steve moves in undercover as a Community General physician, the brother of victim Paul Foster, but finds Shelby Turner, the very investigative reporter on a rag obsessed with aliens he wanted to boycott completely, has set herself up as his wife. After throwing a party got them fingerprints which only match to dead people, Mark figures out what the three victims had in common with each-other and a crime family.