Jack's old friend, Sandy, is a high priced call girl. Sandy intends to retire by blackmailing three wealthy clients, and she left evidence with Lily. When Sandy is found murdered, Mark and Jack race to find Lily before the murderer.





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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Delores Hall ...
Det. Andy Ruggio (as Gerald Mc Raney)
Michael Davis
Joseph Talbot
Peter Crombie ...
Brother Charles Simmons
Leslie Bevis ...
Madame Elaine
Psychic Harmony Center Representative
Cali Timmins ...
Connie Stockwell (as Cali Timmons)
Romy Windsor ...
Sandy Hoyle (as Romy Walthall)


At Community General Dr. Jack Stewart runs into Sandy Hoyle, whom he knew 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 bent over her corpse 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 to check them out. First is new age guru Brother Charles Simmons; next is contractor Michael Davis, whose company is about to go public; then rancher politician Joseph Talbot. Through Sandy's ... Written by KGF Vissers

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Crime | Mystery | Drama





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4 March 1994 (USA)  »

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Sandy Hoyle refers to herself as a Beverly Hills call girl. This is the first direct reference to the show's setting being changed to L.A. from its previous location in Colorado. See more »

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The spiritual facilitator, media mogul, construction CEO and the call girl
16 December 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It appears this was the first Diagnosis Murder episode to be set in California, having moved from Colorado without any on-screen explanation.

Gerald "Simon and Simon" McRaney plays a police detective seeking to solve the crime, but with a twist that Diagnosis Murder often has at the end. He is solving the murder of a call girl, who was blackmailing three powerful and wealthy people...a spiritual facilitator, a media mogul, and a construction CEO. This episode was screened before the publication of the book "You'll never make live in this town again", which is memorable of its accounts of John Ritter's 9 1/2 hour sex session..."pure, hot, jackhammer sex".

We also learn in this episode that Dr Bentley comes from a wealthy family, because when the Dr Sloan and crew try to think of a birthday gift, someone asks what do you get for someone who has everything? In the final scene, we see an uncredited extra (playing a nurse) holding Dr Bentley's birthday cake.

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