CTVA US Crime - "Diagnosis Murder" (Fred Silverman/DeanHargrove/CBS) Season 6 (1998-99) Dick Van Dyke

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Season 6 (1998-99)
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Executive Producers, Dean Hargrove, Fred Silverman (#6.7)
Executive Producers, Lee Goldberg, William Rabkin, Dick Van Dyke (#6.7)
Produced by Barry Steinberg / Producer Jacquelyn Blain (#6.7)
Supervising Producers, David Bennett Carren, J. Larry Carroll (#6.7)
Associate Producer, Craig Yahata (#6.7)

6.1/6.2 [111/112] Diagnosis Murder:  RESURRECTION (3)(4) (2hr Episode) (Not verified)
b: 24-Sep-98
w: Lee Goldberg & William Rabkin
d: Christian I. Nyby II
gs:
Arye Gross (Carter Sweeney)
Harry J. Lennix (Agent Ron Wagner)
Gavin Harrison (Aaron Ving)
Stephanie Niznik (Caitlin Sweeney)
John Mahon (Fire Chief?)
Kim Little (Nurse Susan Hilliard)
Kevin McNally (Paramedic)
Frank Roman (Sgt. Esposito)
Synopsis: (1st hour)
Mark, Steve, Jesse, and Amanda are all trapped in the rubble of Community General in the aftermath of the bombing.
Mark tries to shake off the numbing effects of the explosion in time to save Amanda, who's suffering from a punctured
lung and broken collarbone. After the dust settles, the hunt for Caitlin Sweeney begins. It's discovered that the
Sweeneys belong to a terrorist organization, R.O.A.R.
Synopsis: (2nd hour)
Carter and Caitlin kidnap Mark, forcing him to mastermind a 100 million-dollar theft. On the outside, Steve and Ron
collaborate to find Mark. Meanwhile, Jesse and the Sloans buy a barbecue joint -"Barbecue Bob's".

 6.03 [113] Diagnosis Murder: TILL DEATH DO US PART
b: 01-Oct-98
w: Terence Winter
d: Max Tash
Guest Stars:
David Sheinkopf (Philip Cobler)
Stacey Travis (Denise Garrett)
And:
Stacy Keenan (Cindy Garrett)
Special Guest Star Appearance by:
Patrick Duffy (Wayde Garrett)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Lewis Dauber....... Pastor McSwaine
Alina Cenal ....... Nina
Frank Feys......... Wedding Photographer
Synopsis:
Two fiancées plot to murder the bride's father on their wedding day. The two review their perfect plan the night
before the wedding. Unfortunately murder is never as easy as one might plan.
Note:
Actors Patrick Duffy and Stacy Keenan starred in the long-running Step by Step.

6.04 [114] Diagnosis Murder: WRONG NUMBER
b: 08-Oct-98
w: James L. Novack
d: Christian I. Nyby II
gs:
Eva La Rue (Agent Kathryn Wately)
Kathy Evison (Cheryl Edelman)
Stuart Fratkin (Jason Dalloway)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Michael Wiseman ........ Russell Westbrook
Ange Billman ........... Irene Meredith
Paul Schackman ......... Dan Edelman
Corey Padnos ........... Joey Edelman
Synopsis:
Mark stumbles onto a kidnapping case when the kidnapper accidentally calls the Sloan residence with a ransom demand.
Steve runs to phone booths across the city a la Dirty Harry to safely rescue the child.

6.05 [115] Diagnosis Murder: BLOOD WILL OUT
b: 15-Oct-98
w: Robin Jill Burger
d: Christopher Hibler
Director of Photography, Leland Nakahara
gs:
Bryan Cranston (Martin Rutgers)
Daniel Riordan (Dr. Gregory Othon)
Dawn Stern (Alana White)
Kim Little (Nurse Susan Hilliard)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Elisa Beth Garver ...... Gloria
Matthew Kaminsky ....... Henri
Mark Ritter ............ Dr. Johnson
Derick Alexander ....... EMT
Featuring:
Garret Davis ............NSA Agent #3
Clint Jung ..............NSA Agent #2
Norm Compton ............NSA Agent #1
Synopsis:
The hospital is the scene of a manhunt when a corpse comes to life and attacks Amanda, then leads Steve and
the police on a chase throughout the entire building during which he kidnaps Jesse's girlfriend Steve. Mark
learns the fugitive is on the run from NSA agents, who claim he's an international terrorist.

6.06 [116] Diagnosis Murder: ALIENATED
b: 29-Oct-98
w: J. Larry Carroll & David Bennet Carren
d: Bruce Seth Green
Director of Photography, Frank Thackery
Guest Stars:
Bill Mumy (Nervous Man)
Wil Wheaton (Gary Barton)
Special Appearances by:
Walter Koenig (Quinn Trask)
George Takei (Government Agent)
Cameo Appearances by:
Majel Barrett (Encounter Group Leader)
Grace Lee Whitney (Encounter Group Abductee)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
J.J. Boone ....... Officer Whitelaw
Boyuen ........... Cammo Dude
Synopsis:
Shadowy figures haunt Jesse after he returns after being missing five days and believes aliens may have abducted
him. Mark and Steve try to figure out what happened to him, while Jesse tries to stave off hallucinations,
clandestine midnight meetings, and secretive government agents.
Note:
This episode featured actors with backgrounds in Sci-Fi television, most notably Star Trek. Actors Koenig, Takei,
Barrett and Whitney were all featured in the original Star Trek series. Wil Wheaton appeared in Star Trek:
The Next Generation. Bill Mumy acted in both Lost in Space and Babylon 5.

6.07 [117] Diagnosis Murder: WRITE, SHE MURDERED
b: 05-Nov-98
w: Jacquelyn Blain
d: Frank Thackery
Director of Photography, Leland Nakahara
Guest Stars:
Richard Herd (Archie Mullen)
Adam West (Bruce Blazer)
Rich Cooper (Jim Rothman)
Special Guest Star:
Shelley Long (Kay Ludlow)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
John Liska ....... Bailey
Dick Kimber ...... Morton
Synopsis:
When a best-selling mystery author comes down with writer's block, she commits a murder herself in the hopes of
stimulating her creative juices. The delusional author has help from her fictional heroine, Danielle Slade.
 
6.08 [118] Diagnosis Murder: REAR WINDOW '98
b: 12-Nov-98
w: Jacquelyn Blain
d: Vince McEveety
Director of Photography, Leland Nakahara
gs:
Clifton Gonzalez Gonzalez (Boyd Harcourt)
Jeff Maynard (Tapley)
Ellen Blain (JW)
Kim Little (Nurse Susan Hilliard)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Rick Cramer ......... Jackson
Tom McComes ......... Colter
Jennifer Ringley .... Joannecam
Synopsis:
Amanda enlists Jesse's computer-nerd friends to find a killer, after she accidentally surfs across an on-line murder.
Meanwhile, Jesse's girlfriend, Susan, comes down with a case of food poisoning after dining at Barbecue Bob's.

6.09 [119] Diagnosis Murder: THE LAST RESORT
b: 19-Nov-98
w: Paul Bishop
d: Christian I. Nyby II
Director of Photography, Frank Thackery
gs:
Joe Penny (Reggie Ackroyd)
Susan Gibney (Det. Tanis Archer)
Greg Grunberg (Unknown)
With:
Martin Kove (Capt. Newman)
And:
Reginald Vel Johnson (Dr. David Sinclair)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Vito D'Ambrosio ..... Warren Decker
Karen Sheperd ....... Liz Ambrose
Zia ................. Victor Thaw
Cece Tsou ........... Edith
Ed Matz ............. Delroy
Al Foster ........... Karl Jackson
Synopsis:
Steve and his abrasive, confrontational partner (Joe Penny) are confined to a therapy home for 90 days after
Steve shoots and kills a fleeing suspect. Steve's partner, Reggie, believes his wife and daughter are being
held hostage by his nemesis, a belief that is furthered by a series of delusional events. On the outside, Jesse
and Amanda work with Tanis Archer to solve the murder of a lab technician.

6.10 [120] Diagnosis Murder: MURDER X 4
b: 03-Dec-98
w: J. Larry Carroll & David Bennett Carren
d: Frank Thackery
Director of Photography, Leland Nakahara
gs:
Dorien Wilson (Justin Blair)
Richard Biggs (Ernest Rogan)
Robert Hegyes (Mr. Wolf)
Marji Martin (Evelyn)
Paul Linke (Evelyn's Husband)
Eric Scott Woods (Paul Kirkpatrick)
Skye McKenzie (Unknown)
And:
George Lazenby (Vince Thatcher)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Anne Marie Howard ...... Donna Lopez
Gannon Daniels ......... Casey Lorraine
Featured:
Louiesette Geiss ....... Receptionist
Darin Cooper ........... Troy Griffin
Synopsis:
Steve investigates a series of seemingly unconnected murders committed by terminally ill patients,
to find the hidden thread.

6.11 [121] Diagnosis Murder: DEAD IN THE WATER
b: 17-Dec-98
w: Robin Jill Burger
d: Neema Barnette
Director of Photography, Frank Thackery
Guest Stars:
Monte Markham (Sheriff Kelso)
Kim Little (Nurse Susan Hilliard)
Laurence Lau (Greg Hutchens)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Jennifer O'Dell ........ Jolene
James Gallery .......... John Haskell
Featuring:
Caron Tate ............. Diner #1
Edyth Davis ............ Diner #2
Tim Robinson ........... Diner #3
Spencer Church ......... Little Boy
Synopsis:
Jesse's car breaks down while he and Susan are on their way to a fun-filled vacation in Carmel. The two are
stranded in a small town where Susan spies a supposedly long dead beau, Greg. They eventually discover that he
faked his death in order to plunder a shipwrecked vessel undetected. The townsfolk, all in on the scheme,
murder Greg and pin the blame on Jesse and Susan.

6:12 [122] Diagnosis Murder: TRAPPED IN PARADISE
b: 07-Jan-99
w: E.F. Wallengren
d: Bruce Seth Green
Director of Photography, Frank Thackery
gs:
Shawn Huff (Shelby Turner)
Claire Rankin (Susan)
Joe Sabatino (Frank Wolverton)
With:
Martin Kove (Captain Newman) (recurring)
And:
Jay Acovone (Clifton Moloney)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Kevin E. West .......... Charles Harris
Elizabeth Landis ....... Frederica Harris
Featuring:
Bob Jesser ............. Phil
Jude Gerard Prest ...... Cable T.V. Repairman
Synopsis:
Steve goes undercover as a doctor in a private community after several mysterious deaths occur within its confines.
Steve is 'aided' by a tabloid reporter posing as his wife.

6.14 [123] Diagnosis Murder: VOICES CARRY
b: 21-Jan-99
w: Lee Goldberg & William Rabkin
d: Christopher Hibler
Director of Photography, Frank Thackery
Guest Stars:
Jim O'Heir (Howard Weber)
Dianne Kay (Anne Weber)
With:
Martin Kove (Capt. Newman)(recurring)
Special Appearance by:
Jack Klugman (Det. Harry Trumble)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Michael E. Bauer ...... George
Larry Carroll ......... Newscaster
Stephanie Kissner ..... Reporter
Lee Newman ............ Detective
Ron Recasner .......... Sid
Fred Saldone .......... Police Officer
Synospsis:
Newly retired detective Harry Trumble returns to the force when it appears 'The Clown Killer', a murderer Trumble
chased for more than a decade, has emerged from obscurity to kill again. Mark is reluctant to help Harry investigate
the Clown, in part due to a rift between the two, but also because Mark suspects Harry has something to do with the
Clown's reappearance.
 
6.14 [124] Diagnosis Murder: MURDER MY SUITE
b: 28-Jan-99
w: E.F. Wallengren s: Lee Goldberg & William Rabkin
d: Jim Johnston
Director of Photography, Leland Nakahara
Guest Stars:
Francois Giroday (Dr. Herb Downey)
Dara Tomanovich (Ariel)
Eamonn Roche (Phil Krup)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Ladd York ........... Alex Vander
Cody Tucker ......... Melissa
Lawrence Craig ...... Waiter
Steven Scanlon ...... Middle Aged Man
Kristen Shaw ........ Woman
Synopsis
Mark, Jesse, and Amanda are trapped in a hotel when it's quarantined after a deadly virus is released. They struggle
to contain the virus, while at the same time trying to locate its origin. Meanwhile, a scheming seductress carries
out her plan, using the virus as a diversion to rob a nearby bank vault.

6.15 [125] Diagnosis Murder: MURDER ON THE HOUR
b: 04-Feb-99
w: J. Larry Carroll & David Bennett Carren
d: Christopher Hibler
Director of Photography, Leland Nakahara
Guest Star:
Beverly Leech (Nurse Piva)
Jason Hildebrandt (Off. Bravin)
Jody Wood (Off. Jurkowski)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Juan A. Riojas .......... Doyle
Laura Cayouette ......... Evette
Raoul Rizik ............. Forensics Officer
Kevin McNally ........... Paramedic
Brett Robert Pearsons ... Hank
Stefan Marks ............ Repairman
Featuring:
Ted Haller .............. Mr. Friedman
Tadao Tomomatsu ......... Orderly Treadway
Synopsis:
A serial murderer strikes Community General every hour on the hour, choosing victims who've been seriously injured
but 'brought back to life'.
 
6.16 [126] Diagnosis Murder: RESCUE ME
b: 11-Feb-99
w: Jacquelyn Blain
d: William Rabkin
Guest Stars:
Audie England (Chloe Marsden)
Michael McGrady (Lt. Bill Creighton)
Kim Little (Nurse Susan Hilliard)
Hilary Shepard Turner (Brenda Locke)
Monica Parker (Nurse Stryker)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Matt Battaglia ........ Richard Locke
Clark McCutcheon ...... Carter
Featuring:
Hilaire Lockwood ...... Nurse
Barber Shop Quartet:
Lester Weiser ......... Lead
Leftor Parasson ....... Baritone
Arthur Taylor ......... Tenor
Richard Briner ........ Bass
Synopsis:
Jesse saves a woman, Chloe, in a traffic accident that claims a jealous lover forced her off the road. Jesse looks
out for his patient when her ex-boyfriend threatens her. Jesse rushes to Chloe's aid when her life is threatened by
her boyfriend, and inadvertently kills him. Jesse finds himself the victim of Chloe's 'fatal attraction' as she pursues
him voraciously. It gradually becomes clear that Chloe was the aggressor in her previous relationship.

6.17 [127] Diagnosis Murder: DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN
b: 18-Feb-99
w: Paul Bishop
d: Barry Steinberg
Director of Photography, Leland Nakahara
gs:
Travis Tritt (Kurt Fallon)
Susan Gibney (Sgt. Tanis Archer)
David Starwalt (Watson)
Michael Wyle (Johnny Terrell)
Jody Wood (Unknown)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Kat Cressida .......... Iris
Leonard Edelstein ..... Paul Whitcomb
Jeff Johnson .......... Daniel
Milt Oberman .......... Adam McGinley
Synopsis:
A criminal with a death wish stalks Steve.

6.18 [128] Diagnosis Murder: NEVER SAY DIE
b: 25-Feb-99
w: Barry Van Dyke
d: Frank Thackery
Director of Photography, Leland Nakahara
Guest Stars:
Shane Van Dyke (Tommy Anders)
Carey Van Dyke (Brendan Kelly)
Josh Roman (Peter Washburn)
With:
Michael Kagan (Dr. Alex Warner)
And:
Keith Szarabajka (Flynn)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Wes Van Dyke .......... Doug
Taryn Van Dyke ........ Maddie
Dean Familton ......... Martino Vasquez
Sherri Howard ......... Dr. Latimer
Synopsis:
Steve enlists troubled teenager (he sure looked older than a teenager) Tommy to work as community service at a
boxing club after too many brushes with the law. Tommy tries to control his temper. Mark finds that the club's
sports drink is drugged, promoting aggressive tendencies in many of the boxers.

6.19 [129] Diagnosis Murder: TRASH TV pt. 1
b: 29-Apr-99
w: Lee Goldberg
d: Ron Satlof
Director of Photography, Frank Thackery
Guest Stars:
Dan Gilvezan (Kent Beudine)
Melora Hardin (Unknown)
Gary Sandy (Garth Zand)
Val Valentino (Masked Magician)
Billy Warlock (Derek Shaw)
*
Special Guest Stars:
Stephen J. Cannell (Jackson Burley)
Carol Alt (Unknown)
Pat Harrington (Jr.) (Mr. Reese)
Ian Ogilvy (Jerry Lane)
*
Cameo Appearances by:
Randolph Mantooth (Himself)
Tony Dow (Donald Debono)
Jerry Mathers (Mr. Lustig)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Jim Bently ......... The Amazing Arturo
Lisa Reissman ...... Beautiful Woman
Kenneth Dolin ...... EMT #1
Synopsis:
The Community General doctors are dragged back into the world of network television when producer Jackson Burley
revamps the pilot for Dr. Danger, the television program based on Dr. Sloan. Mark and Steve investigate when Danger's
competition, a masked magician who reveals the profession's secrets, is murdered, possibly as a ratings ploy.
 
6.20 [130] Diagnosis Murder: TRASH TV pt. 2
b: 29-Apr-99
w: David Bennett Carren & J. Larry Carroll
d: Ron Satlof
Director of Photography, Frank Thackery
Guest Stars:
Dan Gilvezan (Kent Beudine)
Gary Sandy (Garth Zand)
*
Special Guest Stars:
Stephen J. Cannell (Jackson Burley)
Carol Alt (Unknown)
Ian Ogilvy (Jerry Lane)
*
Cameo Appearances by:
Danny Bonaduce (Unknown)
Robert Ito (Unknown)
Adrian Zmed (Unknown)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Jim Bently .......... The Amazing Arturo
Lisa Segarra Grant .. Nurse Boland
Stephanie Kissner ... Anchorperson
Derick Alexander .... EMT #2
Ward Boland ......... Man #1
Toni Redman ......... Young Woman
Synopsis:
Mark matches wits with a murderous network executive.

6.21 [131] Diagnosis Murder: BLOOD TIES
(pilot episode for a planned series titled "Whispers")
b: 06-May-99
w: Lee Goldberg & William Rabkin
d: Bruce Seth Green
Director of Photography, Frank Thackery
Special Guest Stars:
Kathy Evison (Det Amy Devlin)
Zoe McLellan (Det. Taylor Lucas)
Guest Stars:
Michelle Lintel (Unknown)
David Packer (Unknown)
Richard Tanner (Unknown)
Lynn Wanlass (Unknown)
*
Cameo Appearances by: (end credits)
Shannon Marketic ......Jackie Cole
Kelli McCarty .........Washington
Brandi Sherwood .......Andrews
Co-Starring:
Spice Williams ........Laurette
Kevin McNally .........EMT #1 (recurring)
John David Heffron ....Doctor
Synopsis:
 Two female vice-officers uncover four corrupt
female homicide cops who murder felons to harvest their organs for those more deserving.

6.22 [132] Diagnosis Murder: TODAY IS THE LAST DAY OF THE REST OF MY LIFE *****
(Dramatic episode - fine performances especially Dick Van Dyke)
- This episode dedicated to the memory of Dr Elsie Giorgi -

b: 13-May-99
w: Ernest Kinoy
d: Ron Satlof
Special Guest Star:
Kathleen Quinlan (Dr. Kate Delieb)
Guest Stars:
Phyllis Frelich (Francis Lamar)
Sarah Hudnut (Unknown)
Scott Lawrence (Unknown)
Kim Little (Nurse Susan Hilliard)
Arlene Malinowski (Unknown)
Arthur Rosenberg (Unknown)
Alan Toy (Unknown)
Meg Wittner (Unknown)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Ric Coy ............... Michael Dutton
Richard Hoyt Miller ... Bailiff
Synopsis:
Dr. Sloan crusades to keep a physician-assisted-suicide advocate from practicing her trade. 

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