When one of Dr. Sloan's patients, a major network's VP of program development, ignores his warnings by rushing back to stress-ridden pilot season after a heart-attack, he's not surprised to hear the next kills her, until Amanda's autopsy shows her nitro-pills were substituted with placebo sugar. As Jesse is desperate not to have to spend his first (fishing) vacation in years with his father, who was never there for him, he successfully applies for a job in the studio's mail-room and thus gathers an insiders perspective which confirms the length of the list of suspects, which largely remains after he finds successor hung in her office, as the job mass-produces enemies: jealous and ambitious rivals, actors, producers and even loony fans for who her approval of a pilot or decision to scrap a show is vital. Yet after it turns out the first victim died from seeing a specially doctored vile version of a pilot she had already pre-approved, Mark figures out a less obvious culprit and the way ... Written by
Did You Know?
When Doug E. Doug is interviewed he says that he was pitched a show where he would play a conjoined twin, and the other person would be played by Scott Baio
. This is an inside joke since Baio used to be on the show. See more
Rachel supposedly took nitro glycerin pills in the parking lot. However, she was given a normal size pill which she swallowed like a normal pill. Nitro pills are tiny and are placed under the tongue to quickly dissolve into the blood stream. See more
You know what they say: You can walk the talk, but don't run the gun, if you you can't stand the hand.
That's what I always say.
References Hill Street Blues