Derek Bradshaw, husband of Community General's ER nurse (Stacy), is fatally shot while hunting, but it was no accident. Ray Santucci, a problem teenager doing community service at the ... See full summary »

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Derek Bradshaw, husband of Community General's ER nurse (Stacy), is fatally shot while hunting, but it was no accident. Ray Santucci, a problem teenager doing community service at the hospital, is then arrested. Mark and Steve believe Ray and Stacy are lying about not knowing each other, and soon figure out they are lovers. Ray is too protective to divulge her story about being physical abuse, inciting him to commit the murder. How can they get the truth out before the diabolically misled kid is jailed for life while the murderous wife goes free? Jesse discovers she actually has an adult lover in the hospital too. Written by KGF Vissers (edited by jeaneva)

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16 November 2000 (USA)  »

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Dick Van Dyke (Dr. Mark Sloan), Barry Van Dyke (Lt. Steve Sloan) and Victoria Rowell appeared in every episode. See more »

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Diagnosis Cougar
6 October 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Cradle will Rock is the 6th episode of the 8th (and final) season of Diagnosis Murder. It has some moral dilemmas and intrigue that really makes for provoking post-episode discussion.

One of the hospital nurses, Stacy Bradshaw (played by the beautiful Lisa Thornhill) embarks on a cougar type affair with Ray Santucci (Chad Michael Murray) who works as a hospital orderly (cue Bloodhound Gang's The Bad Touch). The episode doesn't specifically indicate if they Did It, but it's suggestive. Stacy convinces Ray that she's the victim of physical abuse from her wealthy husband Derek, but we later learn she got the bruises from boxing lessons at the hospital. There was no physical abuse. Anyway, Stacy goads Ray to murder Derek while he's on a hunting trip in the Angeles Forest, and Ray ends up being charged with murder.

Mark Sloan thinks there's more to it, and thinks Ray was in cahoots with Stacy in the murder. Mark seeks information from Carla Padilla (Nicole Tarantini), who is heartbroken that Ray has fallen for Stacy. She delivers a touching line to Ray before his arrest, saying that relationships based on physical feelings won't last long. Then Ray tells Carla that whilst he loves Carla, he's not in love with her.

The Police (in cahoots with the doctors and possibly Ray's father) cause Ray to get ill, and this sets of a chain of events involving a wrist chain which Ray thinks is the one he gave to Stacy.


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