Diagnosis Murder/Sins of the Father (1)

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Sins of the Father (1)
Season 8, Episode 12
Airdate February 2, 2001
Written by Joel Steiger
Directed by Victor Lobl
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Sins of the Father (2)
Diagnosis MurderSeason Eight
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Sins of the Father (1) is the twelfth episode of the eighth season of Diagnosis Murder, and the one hundred sixty-eighth episode 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: Charles Napier (Johnny McNamara), Charmin Lee (Det. Cheryl Banks), Michele Greene (Carrie Langford Adams), Dabbs Greer (Danny McNamara), Joseph Sirola (Burke)

Co-Starring: Lewis C. Smith (James Sloan), Cleo King (E.R. Nurse), Roy Abramsohn (Young Danny), Bonnie Bailey-Reed (Housekeeper), Alan Davidson (Rick Aikins), Al Espinosa (Valet), Joel Hurt Jones (Joseph 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)


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.


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The Show

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