Diagnosis Murder

Season 5 Episode 13

Retribution (1)

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Aired Unknown Jan 08, 1998 on CBS
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Retribution (1)
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When Steve is shot and falls into a coma, Mark does all in his power to find the assailant, even threatening a suspect with bodily harm. Mark finds himself the prime suspect when Steve's alleged attacker, Gordon Ganza, is murdered and all clues point directly towards Dr. Sloan.moreless

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  • Steve is gunned down, and Mark goes crazy trying to find out why.

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    After Steve is gunned down by who the police believe to be Gordan Gonza's men, Mark looses it, and sfter Mark visits Mr Gonza and gives him a warning, everything falls into place, Gonzo's beautiful mistress, or ask she called herself a "decoration" makes contact with Mark, and tells him that she gave some info to Steve and now she fears for her life, Mark offers her some help but she tells him it doesn't matter he would find her eventually, she ends their meeting by kissing him on the cheeck, futhering the scam.



    After Gonza ends up dead after someone spikes his nochos, the prime suspect is Mark, and the more Mark trys to help Spring the more it looks like they where in on it together, Mark then gets another call from Spring telling him that Gonza's men are after her, and Mark rushes over there, when he finds some fake pictures of him and Spring in bed together, as Mark searches the room for Spring, he finds her dead in her bathroom with a screwdriver in her chest, and at that same moment police showed up because the maid heared a fight and called 911.



    During that time Steve finally wakes up, and ends up at the trail as Mark is convicted and sentenced to death.



    I wasn't sure what to classify this episode as, when I first started watching it is was a tearjerker, but as the episode progressed and I saw Mark get convicted and sentenced to death for a crime that he did not commit, not to methion its a two parter, it switched to nerve-wracking.



    Overall: this episode left me on the edge of my seat, waiting for the conclusion.moreless
Dick Van Dyke

Dick Van Dyke

Dr. Mark Sloan

Victoria Rowell

Victoria Rowell

Dr. Amanda Bentley, Medical Examiner (1993-2001)

Charlie Schlatter

Charlie Schlatter

Dr. Jesse Travis

Barry Van Dyke

Barry Van Dyke

Detective Steve Sloan

Fred Dryer

Fred Dryer

Police Chief Masters

Guest Star

Dennis Lipscomb

Dennis Lipscomb

Malcolm Trainor

Guest Star

Neal McDonough

Neal McDonough

Ross Canin

Guest Star

Susan Gibney

Susan Gibney

Tanis Archer

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • The history behind the character name of Gordon Ganza is a long one. Its origins are connected with the writing team of Alex Gansa & Howard Gordon, with whom Goldberg & Rabkin worked on Spenser: For Hire. In ep #16 of The Cosby Mysteries (on which Goldberg & Rabkin worked as producers/writers), actor Jordan Clarke portrayed Gordon Ganza. Coincidentally, Clarke acted in an episode of Spenser:... penned by Gansa & Gordon.

    • According to writer Lee Goldberg, this episode was to be used as the springboard for a potential spin-off series called The Chief, which would focus on Fred Dryer's character of Police Chief Masters.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Malcom Trainer: "Psst Mark. . . oh Maaark . . . Welcome to Hell, my old friend. I've been waiting for you."

    • Judge Yale: "Dr. Sloan, I've admired you for many years. As a doctor you've saved countless lives and as a detective, you've aided the cause of justice. And now you have perverted all that your life stood for. You've used your knowledge of criminology and medicine to commit the kinds of crimes you worked your life fighting to prevent. And you knew the consequences and you chose to do it anyway. Dr. Mark Sloan, for the murders of Gordan Gonza, and Spring Dano, I hereby sentence you to death by lethal injection."

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