Diagnosis Murder (1993–2001)
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Open and Shut 

A judge's son, David, also a judge, has been having an affair with Allison Porter, the daughter of a media mogul, since she was 13. On her 18th birthday she announces to David that she is going public.

Director:

Christopher Hibler

Writers:

Joyce Burditt (creator), Jacquelyn Blain | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan
Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston
Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis
Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan
Robert Stack ... Peter McReynolds
Carol Huston ... Helen Porter
Terry Lester ... Jeffrey Porter
Tucker Smallwood ... District Attorney Ferris
Jimmie F. Skaggs ... Otis
James Read ... David McReynolds
Marisa Coughlan ... Allison Porter
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Storyline

When David McReynolds realizes that Allison Porter wants to go public with their illicit love affair, he strangles her in the bath on her 18th birthday, just before his father Peter McReynolds proudly swears him in as fellow Justice on the California Supreme Court. New assistant medical examiner Amanda confirms the lack of bruises suggests no struggle: Allison knew her killer. Mark finds her stolen jewelry on an OD'd junkie named Otis, but believes he didn't kill her and soon catches David in a lie. The Sloans discover his under-age affair and that Allison's parents had also found out about it from her diary. Steven finds David murdered at his dinner table, with Allison's mother's gun, but she admits having been David's lover herself and claims she was unable to shoot him. David's medicine for a pancreatic disorder opens another trail, but without proof, yet Mark finds another way... Written by KGF Vissers

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

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First episode since season 2's, Diagnosis Murder: My Baby Is Out of This World (1995) to not have the word 'murder' in the title. See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 1997 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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