Diagnosis Murder

Season 3 Episode 2

Witness to Murder

Aired Unknown Dec 15, 1995 on CBS

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  • An abused child witnesses a murder and Dr. Sloan again shows that love is greatest medicine in the world.

    When a forest ranger hear a shotgun blast coming from a remote trailer in the woods, he investigates and finds a man shot to death inside. When he searches around the trailer, he finds 12-year old Blair Worrall sitting quietly with the murder weapon, as 12-gauge shotgun, in her lap.

    Blair refuses to speak to anyone and Dr. Sloan beings the slow process of reassuring the girl that she is safe and will never be harmed again. She finally allows Dr. Sloan to examine her and take X-rays, which reveal that she has been subjected to long term and consistent abuse.

    Dr. Sloan takes the traumatized little girl, who is not speaking, into his home and continues to shower her with love, in the form of magic tricks, cooking, creative food presentation (pancakes in the form of a teddy bear!), sketching and most importantly, giving Blair time and space to heal.

    In the meantime, Steve, Jessie and Amanda set out to find the killer, who seems intent on kidnapping Blair.

    The final scene is a beautiful and touching one when Blair opens up to Dr. Sloan and gives him a big hug. He her that it's the nicest thing that's happened to him in a very long time. She says "Me too" and she takes his hand as they walk down the hospital corridor.

    For me, it was a beautiful story of the power of a man's love for a child and how restoring love can be.