Steve is rushed to hospital; Jesse saves him, but while still partly under anesthesia he believes he sees a murder by a doctor with a knife, or rather injecting him with a lethal syringe. ... See full summary »

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Steve is rushed to hospital; Jesse saves him, but while still partly under anesthesia he believes he sees a murder by a doctor with a knife, or rather injecting him with a lethal syringe. One patient deceased around that time, Edgar Wellers, had quarreled with his wife Ashley, who inherits his fortune and is a retired nurse with a hospital pass and has him cremated too soon for a thorough second autopsy. Jesse has invested 'a truckload' in the pharmaceutical company which develops the promising cancer drug Lexomite, on the advice of a company saleswoman he dates, but didn't realize till Mark talks to him he may be suspected of insider trading, especially as his friend Dr. Heart informs him on the trials preceding the vital FDA approval. When the company's stock takes a dive, as the trials have run out of statistically sufficient numbers of living patients, the Sloanes suspect the killer could be connected to the program- this track has more surprises in store... Written by KGF Vissers

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During the story it is revealed that Ashley Wellers had posed for a men's magazine. In fact, Heidi Mark, who plays Ashley, was the Playboy Playmate for July 1995. See more »

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Nail-biting until the end
3 October 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the 5th episode of the 8th (and sadly final) season of Diagnosis Murder. This episode was along the lines of a row of suspects, with the finger pointing at a new suspect after each commercial break. This differed to the previous episode "By reason of insanity" where the suspect was known all along but there just wasn't enough evidence to convict. It was a bit of a twist at the end, that's for sure.

"The Patient Detective" was screened only 2 days after the nailbiting 2000 US presidential election which would set the tone of the 21st century not only in the USA but worldwide. Irony or ironies, Scott Baio played Dr Jack Stewart from 1993 to 1995, and more than two decades later he becomes a huge Trump booster!


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