Quincy M.E. (1976–1983)
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Double Death 

Quincy has doubts about Dr. Asten's findings in an autopsy that he performed on a man who died in a nightclub fire. Asten believes that the man is a victim of a homicide, while Quincy believes it could be natural causes.

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Dr. R. Quincy, M.E.
Garry Walberg ...
Lt. Frank Monahan
John S. Ragin ...
Dr. Robert Asten
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Danny Tovo
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Sam Fujiyama
Joseph Roman ...
Sgt. Brill
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Frank Bristol
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Angie Wilson
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Assistant DA Glendon
Joy Garrett ...
Gladys
Frank Campanella ...
Carl
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Judge Whelan (as Bob Hastings)
Joseph V. Perry ...
Solly Arkoff
Charlie Jones ...
Newscaster
Lisa Pera ...
Woman
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Quincy has doubts about Dr. Asten's findings in an autopsy that he performed on a man who died in a nightclub fire. Asten believes that the man is a victim of a homicide, while Quincy believes it could be natural causes.

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3 March 1978 (USA)  »

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Highly entertaining and original
1 September 2015 | by See all my reviews

Double Death begins late in the evening with a nightclub fire that kills 14 people and creates havoc in the coroner lab as the unidentified bodies come pouring in. A tired and frustrated Quincy (Jack Klugman) has an explosive argument with Dr. Asten (John S. Ragin) about the lack of staff and resources in their department before storming out and later feels guilty about it at Danny's. A dejected Dr. Asten is about to leave the lab himself when another body from the fire is brought in, and trying to be helpful, he conducts the autopsy on his own determining the death was a homicide.

Quincy has some doubts about the findings, but Lt. Monahan (Garry Walberg) and the DA are already pursuing the case because a notorious criminal they have been after for years is implicated. When further evidence is uncovered which seems to invalidate Asten's report, he promptly resigns from his position, but Quincy believes there is much more to this case and he is determined to get to the truth about whether or not Asten was correct and a murder took place.

This is a quite good Quincy episode which has everything... compelling murder mystery, plenty of twists and turns, an interesting role reversal where the more cautious Asten declares a homicide vs. a doubtful Quincy, great emotional scenes among the regular players and even some comic relief when the investigation brings Quincy to a strip club and he meets some delightfully shady characters who assist him. Pure camp classic gold!

Overall, this is a thoroughly entertaining Season 3 episode which will keep your interest throughout and I highly recommend as a must-see!


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