Diagnosis Murder/Out of the Past

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Out of the Past
Season 7, Episodes 23 & 24
Airdate May 11, 2000
Written by part 1
Steve Brown
part 2
Burt Prelutsky
Directed by part 1
Victor Lobl
part 2
Donald L. Gold
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Death by Design
Diagnosis MurderSeason Seven
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Out of the Past is the twenty-third and twenty-fourth episodes of the seventh season of Diagnosis Murder, and the one hundred fifty-fifth and one hundred fifty-sixth episodes overall.

Starring: Dick Van Dyke (Dr. Mark Sloan), Victoria Rowell (Dr. Amanda Bentley), Charlie Schlatter (Dr. Jesse Travis)

and Barry Van Dyke (Lt. Det. Steve Sloan)

Guest Stars: John Schneider (Brett Hayward), Sam Anderson (Dr. Yordsberg), John Billingsley (Eddie), Priscilla Garita (Officer Patty), Ari Meyers (Amy Saroyan), John Thaddeus (Robert Cardinal), Shane Van Dyke (Alex Martin)

and Joanna Cassidy (Madison Wesley)

Co-Starring: Scotti Austin (Policewoman), Gregory Balaban (Dr. Klemper), Kim Delgado (Cop #2), Cynthia Ferrer (Edna), Damon Jones (Landlord), Anthony Michael Jones (Bobby Baker), Mike Justus (Nicer Fighter), Brent Keast (Chairman), Thomas Lumberg, Jr. (Cop #1), Brian Manley (Man in Wheelchair), Kevin McNally (Paramedic), Harry S. Murphy (Mr. Vanderhaven), Nancy H. Newman (Nurse), Michael Papajohn (Belligerent Fighter), Lynda Robertson (Sexy Nurse), Melanie Romain (Autograph Nurse), Ashlynn Rose (Shannon), Paul Smit (Forensics Expert)


Plot Overview

A young woman is shot to death while Mark is examining her, and the investigation leads Mark to revisit why his father ran out on the family while he was a child.

Looking into why his father abandoned the family, Mark makes a shocking discovery...his father never abandoned him, but was murdered and the body was never found.


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