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Season 8 (2000-01)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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############## Diagnosis Murder ##############
############# season 8 2000-2001 #############
############### (final season) ###############

Supervising Producer, Steve Brown
Produced by Donald L. Gold
Co-Producer, Craig Yahata
Creative Consultants, Joel Steiger/ Terry Curtis Fox

8.01 [157] Diagnosis Murder: DEATH BY DESIGN
b: 12-Oct-00
w: Mark Egan
d: Christopher Hibler
gs:
Andrea Roth (Kendra)
Douglas Sheehan (Roger)
Brooks Almy (Head Nurse)
K Callan (Jake's Landlady)
Hamilton Von Watts (Jake)
*
Co-Starring (end credits)
Jeanetta Arnette .... Lana
Darlene Kegan ....... Woman
John Duerler......... Hauler
Christopher Faulk ... Detective
Adam Gordon ......... Policeman
Jerry Rector ........ Uniformed Officer
Synopsis:
Mark's office decorator is murdered.

8.02 [158] Diagnosis Murder: BLIND MAN'S BLUFF
b: 19-Oct-00
w: Joel Steiger
d: Frank Thackery
dop: LN
gs:
Lisa Cerasoli (Julie)
Pamella D'Pella (Det. Barbara Quinn)
Stephanie Niznik (Wife)
Sean O' Bryan (Dave)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Sonja Christopher ........(Woman)
Gabe Cohen ...............(Dr. Phillips)
Vince Duque ..............(Officer)
Jimm Giannini ...........(Albert)
Synopsis:
Young woman is in a car accident and goes blind, Mark must figure out who committed the murder.

8.03 [159] Diagnosis Murder: SLEIGHT-OF-HAND
b: 26-Oct-00
w: Mark Solomon
d: Nancy Malone
dop: FT
Guest Stars:
Nick Chinlund (Jeff & Jim Briggs)
Annie Fitzgerald (Dina Briggs)
Phina Oruche (Asia)
Deirdre Quinn (Teri Degan)
Shane Van Dyke (Med Student Alex)(recurring)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Charmin Lee .......... Det. Cheryl Banks (recurring)
Synopsis:
A body found on the beach turns out to be Jim, the hospital janitor, but when his twin brother Jeff shows
up to identify the body, Mark and Steve become suspicious.

8.04 [160] Diagnosis Murder: BY REASON OF INSANITY
b: 02-Nov-00
w: Terry Curtis Fox
d: Sandy Smolan
dop: FT
gs:
Lisa Akey (Cynthia Fielding)
William Converse Roberts (Ethan Foster)
Peter Gregory (George Lawson)
Kaitlin Hopkins (Mrs. Foster)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Jonathan Brown ........ Elliott
John E. McHale ........ Richard
Smalls ................ Brad
Tim Van Pelt .......... Dr. Karl Banks
Synopsis:
Dr. Mark Sloan tries to save one of his former students, a schizophrenic, from a murder charge, but is
challenged by the man's seemingly incoherent babbling.

8.05 [161] Diagnosis Murder: THE PATIENT DETECTIVE
b: 09-Nov-00
w: Stephen A. Miller
d: Victor Lobl
gs:
Sara Dension (Robin Hilton)
Heidi Mark (Ashley Wellers)
Raphael Sbarge (Dr. Heart)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Charmin Lee .......... Cheryl (Det. Cheryl Banks) (recurring)
Steven Amato ......... Technician
Nathan Anderson ...... Dr. Walker
Kevin McNally ........ EMT (recurring)
Lynda Robertson ...... Nurse Tanya
Ned von Leuck ........ Robert Timmons
Synopsis:
Steve nearly dies in a car accident and think a murder happens. No one believes him.

8.06 [162] Diagnosis Murder: THE CRADLE WILL ROCK
b: 16-Nov-00
w: Joel Steiger
d: Victor Lobl
dop: FT
gs:
Chad Michael Murray (Ray)
Nicole Tarantini (Carla)
Lisa Thornhill (Stacy Bradshaw)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Tony Carriero ......... Mr. Santucci
Jeffrey Corbett ....... Derek Bradshaw
Brenda Isaacs-Booth ... Nurse Jeannie
Asante Jones .......... Cop
Benjamin Parillo ...... Dr. Paster
Synopsis:
A nurse's husband is murdered and a teen who works at the hospital and who also had a torrid love affair
with the nurse is the prime suspect, but Mark isn't convinced that the young man is the killer.

8.07 [163] Diagnosis Murder: HOT HOUSE
b: 30-Nov-00
w: Terry Curtis Fox
d: Victor Lobl
dop: FT
gs:
Susan Blakely (Gillian)
Darby Stanchfield (Nora)
Todd Stashwick (Peter)
Geoffrey Thorne (Jamal)
Shane Van Dyke (Med Student Alex)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Bobby Collins ........ Larry
Synopsis:
An abusive man who, along with four other people, was a contestant on a reality show is murdered while living
in a house that is monitored 24 hours a day. After the killing, Mark enters the house as the man's replacement
to see if he can uncover what happened.
 
8.08 [164] Diagnosis Murder: ALL DRESSED UP AND NOWHERE TO DIE
b: 07-Dec-00
w: Terry Curtis Fox
d: Bernie Kowalski
gs:
Leila Kenzle (Tammy Bomgarden)
Ellina McCormick (Nadia)
Douglas Roberts (Attorney)
Don Stark (Stanley)
Stephan Duvall (Tommy Toback)
Steve Lawrence (Mike)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Joanne Baron ....... Rabbi Nussbaum
Kevin McNally ...... Will Sanders
Charmin Lee ........ Det. Cheryl Banks (recurring)
Dan Shadwell ....... Reporter
Synopsis:
Mark goes after a man who killed a groom on his wedding day.

8.09 [165] Diagnosis Murder: CONFESSION
b: 04-Jan-01
w: Chris Abbott & Steve Brown
d: Donald L. Gold
dop: FT
gs:
Alan Gelfant (Father Dominick)
Donna Bullock (Beth Scarburough)
Chris Ellis (Leonard Wilson)
Dakin Mathews (Unknown)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Charmin Lee ........ Det. Cheryl Banks (recurring)
Eric Leviton ....... Plumber
Brent Sexton ....... Mechanic
Featuring:
Michael Owen ....... Mathew
Synopsis:
Dr. Mark Sloan, Lt. Steve Sloan and Dr. Amanda Bentley become involved when a priest is accused of murdering an old friend.

8.10 [166] Diagnosis Murder: PLAYING GOD
b: 11-Jan-01
w: Burt Prelutsky
d: Christian I. Nyby II
dop: FT
gs:
Ron Melendez (Hunter Kaskov)
Sabine Singh (Jenny)
Shane Van Dyke (Med Student Alex)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Janice Davies ........ Mrs.Schnelder
Breon Gorman ......... Margaret
Tom McCleister ....... Casey
Rob Moore ............ Max
Synopsis:
Dr. Mark Sloan seeks the murderer who killed a med student, drained his blood, and stored him in the
Community General morgue.

8.11 [167] Diagnosis Murder: LESS THAN ZERO
b: 18-Jan-01
w: Cathryn Michon
d: Christian I. Nyby II
gs:
Michelle René Thomas (Claire Shelldrake)
Debra Christofferson (Heather)
Nike Doukas (Lena)
Andi Eystad (Laurel)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Jenifer Gareis ........ Thalia Rose Lawn
Russell Edge .......... Police Officer
Nick Mize ............. Carl
Richard Molinare ...... Henry
Synopsis:
An actress with an eating disorder dies from an apparent heart attack. Mark believes her nutritionist murdered her.

8.12 [168] Diagnosis Murder: SINS OF THE FATHER (part 1)
b: 02-Feb-01
w: Joel Steiger
d: Victor Lobl
dop: FT
gs:
Charles Napier (Johnny McNamara)
Charmin Lee (Det. Cheryl Banks)(recurring)
Michele Greene (Carrie Langford Adams)
Dabbs Greer (Danny McNamara)
Joseph Sirola (Burke)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Lewis C Smith ...........James Sloan (Mark Sloan's father in flashbak)
Cleo King ...............E.R. Nurse
Roy Abramsohn ...........Young Danny
Bonnie Bailey-Reed ......Housekeeper
Alan Davidson ...........Rick Aikins
Al Espinosa .............Valet)
Joel Hurt Jones ........ Josph Langford
Kevin Patrick Kennedy ... Young Mark Sloan
Kevin McNally ......... Will Sanders
Donna Pieroni ......... Adrianna Landreaux
Alice Rogers .......... Julia Adams
Cyd Strittmatter ...... Nurse Marsha Brooks
Featuring:
Paul Smit ............. Car rental customer
Synopsis:
A young woman is assassinated while Dr. Mark Sloan is examining her, setting off an investigation that
plunges Mark into dark memories of his own childhood.

8.13 [169] Diagnosis Murder: SINS OF THE FATHER (part 2)
b: 09-Feb-01
w: Joel Steiger
d: Victor Lobl
dop: FT
gs:
Charles Napier (Johnny McNamara)
Charmin Lee (Det. Cheryl Banks) (recurring)
Mark Benninghofen (Unknown)
Michele Greene (Carrie Adams)
Dabbs Greer (Danny McNamara)
Joseph Sirola (Burke)
*
Co-Starring:(end credits)
Lewis C. Smith .......... James Sloan (Mark Sloan's father in flashbak)
Roy Abramsohn ........... young Danny
Eric B. Gerleman ........ Carl
Kevin Patrick Kennedy ... young Mark Sloan
Jennie L. Vaughn ........ Edie
Synopsis:
Mark must find out why his dad left him as a child.
 
8.14 [170] Diagnosis Murder: YOU BET YOUR LIFE
b: 16-Feb-01
w: Burt Prelutsky
d: Nancy Malone
gs:
Lawrence Pressman (Lawrence Kendall)
Hank Stratton (Simon)
Shane Van Dyke (Med Student Alex) (recurring)
*
(end credits NOT verified)
Christian Aubert (Claude)
Steven Barr (Bendricks)
Fleming Brooks (Jensen)
Tony Goodstone (Bartender)
Mike Grief (Borashewesky)
Elizabeth Kate (Margaret)
Henry Darrow (Webster)
Mark McPherson (Duryea)
*
Synopsis:
Dr. Mark Sloan investigates the apparent suicide of a gifted heart surgeon who was also a compulsive gambler.

8.15 [171] Diagnosis Murder: BACHELOR FATHERS
b: 23-Feb-01
w: Steve Brown
d: Jim Nasella
dop: FT
gs:
Leah Lail (Grace)
Christopher Darga (Tate)
Michael Ensign (Chick)
O-Lan Jones (Mona)
John Michael Morgan (Dustin Fontenot)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Amanda Wyss ........... Maureen
Gemma Barry ........... Roxanne
Christopher Hutson .... Police Guard
Mickey Maxwell ........ Uniform
Tina Norasco .......... Nurse
Synopsis:
Dr. Mark Sloan tries to solve the murder of a young woman whose twin
sister claims that Dr. Jesse Travis fathered her infant son.

8.16 [172] Diagnosis Murder: BEING OF SOUND MIND
b: 02-Mar-01
w: Burt Prelutsky
d: Christopher Hibler
dop: FT
gs:
Dion Anderson (Leonard Drexal)
Mark Harelik (Dr. Philip Zackrey)
Chad Morgan (Lawyer)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Diana Bellamy .......... Mrs. Drexal
Raci Alexander ......... Nurse Sally
Jamie Anderson ......... Belinda Gilroy
Ralph Drischell ........ Oscar Hemmings

Terence Hueston ........ Jerry Royce
Joe O' Connor .......... Bendix
Fred Stoller ........... Hobson
Mona Y. Wyatt .......... Nurse
Synopsis:
Dr. Sloan tries to save Jesse and Amanda from a murderer who is out
to kill them in order to obtain a multi-million dollar inheritance.

8.17 [173] Diagnosis Murder: DANCE OF DANGER
b: 30-Mar-01
w: Barry Van Dyke & Jeffrey Glasser
d: Christian I. Nyby II
dop: LN
Guest Stars:
John Aylward (Captain Woodruff)
Scott Paulin (Robert B. Stafford)
Kim Quinn (Ellen Sharp)
Bruce Thomas (Gene Trent)
Shane Van Dyke (Med Student Alex)(recurring)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Brad Greenquist .......... Natwa
Corey Michael Blake ...... Phil Gwen
Kevin McNally ............ Will Sanders (recurring)
Synopsis:
A Tabloid-news paper reporter gets caught up in a murder investigation when one of her sources is stabbed
to death on a dance floor.

8.18 [174] Diagnosis Murder: THE RED'S SHOES
b: 20-Apr-01
w: Victoria Rowell & Frank Fontana
d: Frank Thackery
dop: LN
Guest Stars:
Roger Fan (Chin Te)
Daniel Quinn (Tako)
Michael Adler (Martin Peterson)
Special Guest Star:
Mako (Lee Moy)
Co-Staring: (end credits)
Boyuen ............ Mr. Kim
Larry Hayden ...... Cop
Synopsis:
Dr. Sloan tries to help Amanda when she becomes involved in an incident involving the Chinese government.

8.19 [175] Diagnosis Murder: NO GOOD DEED
b: 27-Apr-01
w: Terry Curtis Fox
d: Sandy Smolan
dop: FT
Guest Stars:
Julius Carry (Roger Calender)
Vanessa Bell Calloway (Mrs. Calender)
Michael O' Neill (Caleb Mcaig)
Beth Grant (Unknown)
Joel Brooks (Roger's Doctor)
Audrey Wasilewski (Unknown)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Marilyn McIntyre ...... Dora
Kevin McNally ......... Will Sanders (recurring)
Elizabeth Penn Payne .. Dr. Jackie James
Kala Savage ........... Sandra
Anil Ramin ............ Ayzie
Scott Zeller ......... Jamie
Synopsis:
Dr. Sloan investigates a controversial attorney who confesses to murder while near death but recants after he recovers.

8.20 [176] Diagnosis Murder: DEJA VOUS
(aka "Deadly Mirage" part 1)
b: 04-May-01
w: Terry Curtis Fox
d: Christian I. Nyby II
dop: FT
Guest Stars:
Charmin Lee (Det. Cheryl Banks) (recurring)
Challen Cates (Abby Chadway)
Amanda Anka (Joan)
Jim Ortlieb (Fredrick Wilson)
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Bill Applebaum ........ Tom
Dennis Bowman ......... Pilot
Vincent Ponder ........ Uniform
Sean Smith ............ Dave
Adam J. Tomei ......... Tick Tock
Nancy T. Kaplan ....... Geraldine
Synopsis:
Lt. Steve Sloan, falls in love with a woman who is a dead ringer for his murdered former girlfriend

8.21 [177] Diagnosis Murder: ON THE BEACH
(aka "Deadly Mirage" part 2)
b: 04-May-01
w: Burt Prelutsky
d: Donald L. Gold
dop: FT
Special Guest Star:
Cloris Leachman (Sudie)
Guest Stars:
Anthony Tyler Quinn (Calvin Leard)
Marcy T. Kaplan (Geraldine Baxter)
*
Special Appearance by: (end credits)
Michelle Triola ........(Singing Lady) (Dick Van Dyke's wife)
Co-Starring:
Rachel Bertrand ........ (Yvonne)
Sonya Eddy ............. (Mrs. Troobnik)
Diana Cignoni .......... (Helga)
D. Matt Crabtree ....... (Greg)
Fritz Greve ............ (Fireman)
Synopsis:
Dr. Sloan is stranded at home with a broken leg and notices one of his neighbors going out to sea to
apparently dispose of something that may well be a body.

Note: "Deja Vous" & "On the Beach" pay tribute to two of Alfred Hitchcock's  movies "Vertigo" and "Rear Window".

8.22 [178] Diagnosis Murder: THE BLAIR NURSE PROJECT (final hour-long weekly episode)
b: 11-May-01
w: Carey Van Dyke and Barry Van Dyke
d: Barry Van Dyke
Guest Stars:
Gloria LeRoy (Christine Wilson)
Eric Pierpoint (Dr. Dan Mathews)
Charles Tyner (Harry Clark)
Josh Roman (Scott)
Carey Van Dyke (Craig Wilson)
Taryn Van Dyke (Missy)
Wes Van Dyke (Wes)
*
End Credits (to be verified)
Connie Danese (Marie)
Lynda Robertson (Young Female Intern)
Synopsis:
When a filmmaker begins using Community General Hospital as the location for an eerie documentary,
Dr. Sloan discovers it may be haunted.

############## Diagnosis Murder ##############
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