Mark is asked by a friend to cover for a cruise ship's Doctor, who has gone on his honeymoon, splitting the medical duties with Jesse and Amanda, and Steve tags along for a much needed vacation. Barely aboard, they must save multimillionaire Robert Brantigan, who somehow had taken a triple dose of insulin. Jesse and Amanda drown in patients, especially after Mark takes on the duties of the injured Activities Director. Robert goes missing, and his wife Clare reports him missing to the ships' Captain. News reaches the cruise ship that his drowned body has been recovered. Steve learns Robert's daughter Tracy (from his first marriage) has access through her pharmaceutical internet business to the drugs that are found in Robert's body during Amanda's autopsy, and she determines he's been murdered. His wife suggests he may have been suicidal, and definitely drunk when she saw him the night before, then accuses his daughter Amy, who confides in Steve that his recent angry outbursts were due ... Written by
KGF Vissers/edited by canadazbest
Did You Know?
Brynn Thayer was also the lead guest actress in Season 4, episode 24, "The Merry Widow Murder," which, at times, is listed as "The Merry Widow." This was originally aired on May 1, 1997, and has many eerie similarities to "Man Overboard," or vice versa. Coincidentally, Ms. Thayer's character's first name is Clare, with a slight difference in the spelling. Also, coincidentally, her husband, Elloitt Whitfield, is wealthy and also has a chronic and very serious illness - sleep apnea. As in "Man Overboard," the death of Clare Whitfield's husband was at first ruled to be accidental. It wasn't long, however, before Mrs. Whitfield became the lead suspect in the now determined *murder* of her wealthy husband, and having done so in a very clever way. See more