After a public confrontation, Robert Stanton's wife and mistress conspire to kill him and dispose of his body. When Robert fails to show for a medical appointment, Mark convinces Steve to investigate their complicated relationship.




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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Norman Briggs (credit only)
Delores Hall ...
Irene Stanton
Robert Stanton
Peter Kincaid
Michael Hagiwara ...
Dr. Mori
Annie O'Donnell ...
Officer (as Pete Koch)


Dr. Mark Sloane gets suspicious when his patient Robert Stanton, a businessman, doesn't show up for an urgent X-ray follow-up examination to determine if he actually has TBC, after witnessing how unfaithful Robert was affronted on a party by his mistress Marilyn Kramer, a fashion model, and wife Irene Stanton, whose capital is vital for his firm's Japanese deal negotiation. Indeed the two women have conspired to kill him and hide the body. So he sends Jack and Amanda snooping in the fashion scene. Meanwhile Steve has fallen head over heals, undercover, for a socialite and begs everyone for loans for treats he can't afford and Jack and Amanda for slick dating tips... Written by KGF Vissers

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Crime | Mystery | Drama





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30 September 1994 (USA)  »

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Sally Kellerman was in a later episode of Diagnosis Murder titled "Drill for Death." That episode also starred Eliott Gould, Loretta Swit, Jamie Farr, and William Christopher; the last three shared screen time in the TV show MASH. Ms. Kellerman was, of course, the original 'Hot Lips' Houlihan in the MASH movie while Mr. Gould played Trapper John. See more »

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Michael Hagiwara features in this episode
19 January 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's great to see acclaimed actor Michael Hagiwara feature in this episode, and it's a shame he didn't become a series semi-regular at least.

This episode marks Sally Kellerman's first appearance in Diagnosis Murder. In season 5 she appeared in a special episode Drill for Death which also featured other MASH universe members...Elliott Gould, Jamie Farr, Loretta Swit, William Christopher, and Christopher Norris.

Also in this episode is Victoria "Saturday Night Live" Jackson and also Ben Masters. Victoria and Sally play lovers of Ben's character, one one hilarious line was where Sally feared ending up in prison with the "Manson girls"!!

The ending was a major twist big time.

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