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1996

5 Jan. 1996
Murder on the Run
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, ...
 
12 Jan. 1996
Murder on the Run: Part II
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. ...
 
19 Jan. 1996
Love Is Murder
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 ...
 
26 Jan. 1996
Misdiagnosis Murder
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...
 
9 Feb. 1996
The Pressure to Murder
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. ...
 
16 Feb. 1996
Living on the Streets Can Be Murder
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...
 
23 Feb. 1996
Murder Murder
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 ...
 
8 Mar. 1996
Murder in the Dark
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 ...
 
29 Mar. 1996
35 Millimeter Murder
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. ...
 
5 Apr. 1996
The Murder Trade
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...
 
12 Apr. 1996
Mind Over Murder
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 ...
 
19 Apr. 1996
Murder by the Book
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 (...
 
26 Apr. 1996
FMurder
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 ...
 
3 May 1996
Left-Handed Murder
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) ...
 
19 Sep. 1996
Murder by Friendly Fire
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 '...
 
26 Sep. 1996
Murder Can Be Contagious
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 ...
 
3 Oct. 1996
Murder on Thin Ice
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 ...
 
10 Oct. 1996
X Marks the Murder: Part 1
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.
 
10 Oct. 1996
X Marks the Murder: Part 2
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.
 
17 Oct. 1996
A Model Murder
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 ...
 
24 Oct. 1996
Murder Can Be Murder
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.
 
31 Oct. 1996
An Explosive Murder
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.
 
7 Nov. 1996
Murder by the Busload
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 ...
 
14 Nov. 1996
A Candidate for Murder
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 ...
 
21 Nov. 1996
The ABC's of Murder
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, ...
 
12 Dec. 1996
Murder in the Family
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 ...
 

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