The BEST episodes written by Lee Goldberg

72 Hours to Kill
star
8.76
50 votes

#1 - 72 Hours to Kill

Missing (2003) - Season 1 - Episode 10

Brooke takes on the authorities after a death-row inmate makes a final plea. As time runs out, Brooke and Jess risk it all to try to save the innocent man.

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Final Conflict (2)
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8.67
9 votes

#2 - Final Conflict (2)

Martial Law - Season 2 - Episode 22

Scorpio implements its plan to control the world by causing a randomly picked plane to crash. They know that they can now effect any plane, anywhere in the world and the governments of the world will soon be at their control. Meanwhile the MCU tries to find out where 'The One' is running his operation from. Sammo has a chance to capture his son but decides to give him the chance to choose the right path and lets him go.

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Freefall
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8.50
8 votes

#3 - Freefall

Martial Law - Season 2 - Episode 17

A new generation of spy satellite crashes down to earth in downtown LA. The FBI tells Amy that the only missing piece is extremely radioactive. If it is opened it could irradiate half the city. Involved in the bringing down of the satellite are the criminal cult Scorpio and their mysterious leader 'The One'. FBI agent Wick insists that Sammo and Grace are not to be allowed to participate in the case because they are both Chinese nationals and are probably Chinese spies. While this is going on Sammo is also trying to track down the whereabouts of his son, Lone Wei.

The End?
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8.03
28 votes

#4 - The End?

Baywatch - Season 1 - Episode 22

A massive earthquake shakes up the southland. Cort and Craig go diving and when they return to the boat, they discover that two fishermen on another boat are dead. Then Cort smells poisonous gas and they swim away from the boat. When there's an aftershock, they get trapped inside a cave. Mitch and Garner locate them from a helicopter and Mitch has to use dynamite to get them out. Gina is up on the roof, repairing the damage the earthquake caused, when the aftershock comes. She falls down through the roof and is trapped under something heavy, with sharp pieces of glass hanging in the roof right above her, just waiting to fall down on her. But when Hobie and Rocky arrive, Hobie is able to save her just in time. Garner has to make a rescue and get wet because there's a boy in trouble on some rocks. Mitch teases him about it. Eddie's truck gets stuck in the sand when the earthquake strikes. A pregnant woman named Valerie rescues him. When Valerie goes into labour, Eddie and Shauni has to d

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Delusional
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8.00
15 votes

#5 - Delusional

Missing (2003) - Season 1 - Episode 17

Under heightened stress as the frequency of her waking visions increases, Jess meets an FBI inspector who tells her about a secret investigation of Brooke. Jess can't discern whether this is a dream or reality and begins to believe she is going crazy. What's really happening: Jess' visions are helping the bureau track down a female serial killer, and the killer's dark paranoia is entering Jess' mind.

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Champagne for One (2)
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7.96
73 votes

#6 - Champagne for One (2)

Nero Wolfe (2001) - Season 1 - Episode 4

Archie is standing in for a friend at a party for unwed mothers when one of the guests drops dead. Through she had often talked about killing herself and was known to carry cyanide, Archie does not believe her death was suicide. A little digging uncovers the connection that proves his hunch, and Wolfe helps bring the killer to justice.

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Poison a la Carte
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7.90
40 votes

#7 - Poison a la Carte

Nero Wolfe (2001) - Season 2 - Episode 8

A lecherous producer is killed at a dinner prepared by Fritz. The suspects include the five waitresses, but no one knows who gave him his food.

Obsession (1)
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7.89
37 votes

#8 - Obsession (1)

Diagnosis Murder - Season 5 - Episode 24

Dr. Sloan insists that a man he helped condemn to death for a series of bombings is guilty, even after a post-execution explosion.

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Champagne for One (1)
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7.83
42 votes

#9 - Champagne for One (1)

Nero Wolfe (2001) - Season 1 - Episode 3

Archie is standing in for a friend at a party for unwed mothers when one of the guests drops dead. Through she had often talked about killing herself and was known to carry cyanide, Archie does not believe her death was suicide. A little digging uncovers the connection that proves his hunch, and Wolfe helps bring the killer to justice.

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Obsession (2)
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7.82
33 votes

#10 - Obsession (2)

Diagnosis Murder - Season 5 - Episode 25

Three months after the execution of Lewis Sweeney, explosions are still rocking the LA area every four days. The unpopular Dr. Sloan continues his efforts to nail Carter Sweeney for the bombings.

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Old Times
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7.78
723 votes

#11 - Old Times

The Glades - Season 3 - Episode 6

The murder of a woman who contacted the Innocence Project to exonerate a death row inmate now forces Jim to team up with the detective who investigated the original case: Jim's former partner when the Florida State Attorney General's office calls her to testify against the IRS agent who handled her audit and tried to extort her for sex a few years back. Reluctant to take time off to help the State Attorney, Callie is surprised when Miranda is not only supportive of her request, but also learns that Miranda has been the victim of sexual harassment herself, and the two women bond through their shared experience.

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Forget Me Not
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7.77
1096 votes

#12 - Forget Me Not

Psych - Season 1 - Episode 9

Henry's old captain believes he's solved a murder, but his Alzheimer's has caused him to forget the most important details: the crime, and who committed it. Henry calls in Shawn and Gus who find themselves investigating a murder that happened decades ago and only the faulty memory of the retired officer gives them any hope of closing the case.

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Rookie School
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7.74
46 votes

#13 - Rookie School

Baywatch - Season 1 - Episode 8

Howard Ganza's girlfriend Amy has stolen a book that belongs to him. She is chased by Vincent, Ganza's helper. When Amy arrives to the beach, she ends up in the middle of the rookie competition. Without knowing it, she becomes one of the first to enter the finish line, and by doing so, she becomes a member of rookie school. Eddie becomes interested in her and lets her stay with him in Craig and Gina's apartment, while they are away for a romantic weekend. She tells Eddie that she has been robbed. A couple of days later, when they are in the apartment, Ganza and Vincent arrive and bring Eddie and Amy to a warehouse. Meanwhile, Garner shows Mitch a picture of Amy and tells him that her name is Catherine Baker and that she is involved with Ganza. Mitch knowing that Eddie and Amy haven't shown up, becomes suspicious. When Trevor receives a phone call from Amy, Mitch decides to tag along. Trevor is supposed to return the stolen book to Ganza. Amy's sister has sent the book to headquarters.

A Mime is a Terrible Thing to Waste
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7.74
39 votes

#14 - A Mime is a Terrible Thing to Waste

Diagnosis Murder - Season 5 - Episode 11

A dead mime leads to an investigation of a crooked auto dealer. Randy Wolfe, a woman who's apparently an expert at everything, leads the investigation while continually annoying Steve.

Chains of Command
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7.70
81 votes

#15 - Chains of Command

seaQuest DSV - Season 3 - Episode 5

Hudson must relieve his old commanding officer from duty onboard a heavily armed underwater base after the base fires on Macronesia.

Smoke on the Water
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7.70
81 votes

#16 - Smoke on the Water

seaQuest DSV - Season 3 - Episode 3

The seaQuest attempts to find out the cause of the disappearance of a number of haulers from one of the remotest colonies in the Free Zone where Hudson meets up with a person from his past.

Booty
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7.68
970 votes

#17 - Booty

The Glades - Season 1 - Episode 11

Longworth investigates the death of a famed treasure-hunter who was after a Spanish ship believed to contain billions of dollars in booty. Longworth must figure out if the victim was close to finding the treasure and if that's what got him killed. Callie's passion for treasure hunting lore sets her and Longworth on an adventure that just might change their lives.

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Mr. Monk Goes to Mexico
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7.68
716 votes

#18 - Mr. Monk Goes to Mexico

Monk - Season 2 - Episode 2

When a skydiver on vacation in San Macros, Mexico jumps out of an airplane, his chute malfunctions and he dies on impact in the desert. But the coroner finds water in the skydiver's lungs, saying that the boy drowned in midair. Monk is brought to Mexico, where the phrase "don't drink the water" takes on a whole new meaning.

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Armored Car
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7.66
43 votes

#19 - Armored Car

Baywatch - Season 1 - Episode 13

The Seal Beach Pro-Am Mixed Doubles Volleyball tournament is being played in L.A. Trevor wants to team up with Jill who used to be a pro. But she has retired and doesn't want to play anymore. She changes her mind when her old partner and ex-boyfriend Chris Barron shows up for the tournament. She left him when he cheated on her. Both Jill, Trevor, Chris and his partner Curran, qualifies for the finals. But Jill has injured her shoulder and can't play anymore. She decides to play anyway, because she doesn't want Chris to win the money so easily. Despite her injury, she and Trevor end up winning the tournament. Meanwhile, the Beachfront Pier is supposed to be torn down. In order to save it, an exhibition takes place on the pier. Also on the pier is an armored car full of money. But the armored car is too heavy for the pier. So when a little girl sits in it, the car falls halfway down into the water below. Eddie and Shauni who spend a day together on the pier, rescues the little girl. Now

Trash TV (1)
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7.63
38 votes

#20 - Trash TV (1)

Diagnosis Murder - Season 6 - Episode 19

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.

We Need a Vacation
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7.63
34 votes

#21 - We Need a Vacation

Baywatch - Season 1 - Episode 15

Craig has worked too hard for the past couple of weeks and needs a vacation. When he hears that Cort and Eddie are going to Mexico to surf, he joins them. They drive to Mexico in Craig's jeep. But their holiday is ruined when a man steals Craig's jeep, while they are surfing. They are forced to walk to a village named Miraflores. Cort has been there several times before. On their way there, Eddie asks the guys several times if they see any scorpions. He is really afraid of them. When they arrive to Miraflores, the villagers don't show any kind of hospitality. Cort wonders why and finds out that a gang of bad guys has been terrorizing the village for quite some time now. When the guys are in a bar visiting one of Cort's old girlfriend's Ines, the bad guys arrive in Craig's jeep. A big fight takes place and the bad guys end up winning the fight. The gang leader is named Kyle Rigler. After a while, Craig goes to the bad guys' cabin to get his jeep back, but he is caught and brought back t

Slam-Dunk Dead
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7.60
40 votes

#22 - Slam-Dunk Dead

Diagnosis Murder - Season 5 - Episode 5

Jesse's new part-time job as trainer of the pro basketball Mustangs turns deadly when he's accused of murdering a star player.

Blood Ties
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7.58
36 votes

#23 - Blood Ties

Diagnosis Murder - Season 6 - Episode 21

Two female vice-officers uncover four corrupt female homicide cops who murder felons to harvest their organs for those more deserving.

Mr. Monk Can't See a Thing
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7.58
628 votes

#24 - Mr. Monk Can't See a Thing

Monk - Season 5 - Episode 4

Monk tries to solve a murder after losing his eyesight.

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Basic Training
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7.57
14 votes

#25 - Basic Training

Missing (2003) - Season 1 - Episode 14

When a young cadet goes missing from a military academy, Jess goes undercover to find out whether she went AWOL or if there was another reason for her disappearance.

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Resurrection (2)
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7.55
38 votes

#26 - Resurrection (2)

Diagnosis Murder - Season 6 - Episode 2

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.

Mr. Monk Meets the Godfather
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7.50
602 votes

#27 - Mr. Monk Meets the Godfather

Monk - Season 3 - Episode 5

When five members of the West Coast Mafia are shot down in a barbershop, Monk is pressured by mob godfather Salvatore Lucarelli and his nephew "Fat Tony" to solve the case. But the FBI in the person of Agent Colmes is pressuring him, too. Despite Captain Stottlemeyer's insistence that Colmes is not to be trusted, Monk accepts his offer of reinstatement on the police force if he can bring down the whole gang. The only clues are a partially completed crossword puzzle and a gumball machine that was apparently used to break a back window so the killer could escape. With a Mafia bodyguard named Vince as their "babysitter", Monk and Sharona interview the sole witness, Phil Bedard, a young U.S. mint employee who tells them that he saw three men running from the scene, one of them wearing a jacket with a strange-looking number 15 on the back. Bedard also explains the heightened security at the mint: someone has stolen five double-headed pennies. Associating the numbers on the jackets with a Ch...

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Voices Carry
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7.49
37 votes

#28 - Voices Carry

Diagnosis Murder - Season 6 - Episode 13

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.

Insomnia
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7.45
168 votes

#29 - Insomnia

Missing (2003) - Season 1 - Episode 3

A nightmare has so rattled Jess that she is unable to fall asleep, increasing the pressure on her to locate a missing woman threatened by a killer as having only a few hours left to live.

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The Sky Is Falling
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7.40
52 votes

#30 - The Sky Is Falling

Baywatch - Season 1 - Episode 6

After their plane crashes, two robbers attempt to retrieve their suitcase full of stolen money from the ocean. Meanwhile, Mitch and Gayle go to court over custody of Hobie.

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The Prince of Wails
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7.36
382 votes

#31 - The Prince of Wails

Sliders - Season 1 - Episode 5

The Sliders arrive in the British States of America, where Arturo's double is plotting to assassinate a prince and take the throne. When the Sliders inadvertently foil the plot, they come into contact with a group of rebels trying to bring freedom to America.

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Resurrection
star
7.30
81 votes

#32 - Resurrection

seaQuest DSV - Season 3 - Episode 8

After faking his own death a second time, radical enviromentalist, Max Scully, returns and is pardoned for his murderous crimes, and Captain Hudson is ordered to escort him to an undersea ecological utopia, unaware of Scully's true intentions.

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Prisoner's Base (2)
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7.22
40 votes

#33 - Prisoner's Base (2)

Nero Wolfe (2001) - Season 1 - Episode 6

Archie is arrested for impersonating a police officer while investigating the death of a woman who had stayed briefly at Wolfe's brownstone. Wolfe comes to the aid of his headstrong assistant, and they eventually expose a scheme to steal a fortune that someone feels is worth killing for.

Prisoner's Base (1)
star
7.20
41 votes

#34 - Prisoner's Base (1)

Nero Wolfe (2001) - Season 1 - Episode 5

Archie is arrested for impersonating a police officer while investigating the death of a woman who had stayed briefly at Wolfe's brownstone. Wolfe comes to the aid of his headstrong assistant, and they eventually expose a scheme to steal a fortune that someone feels is worth killing for.

The Last Laugh (2)
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7.16
70 votes

#35 - The Last Laugh (2)

Diagnosis Murder - Season 2 - Episode 10

Realizing that he's been duped, Mark goes all out to thwart the murderer's plans. Amanda and Jack go after Wallace Sterling, the crooked financier and art lover by selling a forged painting of a can of Cream of Celery soup.

Many Happy Returns
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7.14
78 votes

#36 - Many Happy Returns

Diagnosis Murder - Season 2 - Episode 1

Dr. Sloan is under suspicion after his tax preparer is killed with Mark spotted 'hovering' over the body.

The Last Laugh (1)
star
7.14
73 votes

#37 - The Last Laugh (1)

Diagnosis Murder - Season 2 - Episode 9

A plastic surgeon dies due to an overdose of laughing gas... with no shortage of suspects. Mark campaigns furiously to exonerate Bonnie Valin, the victim's wife, while Steve makes a solid case against her. Meanwhile, Amanda's new electronic checking service is less than effective.

Hard-Boiled Murder
star
7.11
38 votes

#38 - Hard-Boiled Murder

Diagnosis Murder - Season 4 - Episode 17

Mark aids an old friend, Joe Mannix, in solving a 25-year-old, unsolved murder.

Sammo Blammo
star
7.08
38 votes

#39 - Sammo Blammo

Martial Law - Season 2 - Episode 1

The MCU gets a new chief, Amy Dillon, after Winship retires. As soon as she takes up her appointment Sammo is kidnapped by a recently released thief and has a very complex bomb strapped to his chest. Daniel Darius, the thief, was part of a team who managed to steal over $50 million worth of art from an auction house. He was the only one who was caught and now he wants his share of the money. Problem is he has no idea who the rest of the team were and has only very brief descriptions of them. The MCU has only 8 hours to solve a 15 year old case before Sammo goes Blammo!

Murder by the Busload
star
7.07
41 votes

#40 - Murder by the Busload

Diagnosis Murder - Season 4 - Episode 9

A bus accident brings multiple victims into the hospital. Amanda does the bulk of the investigating when its discovered that a casualty in the accident was actually murdered.

Sea No Evil
star
7.04
71 votes

#41 - Sea No Evil

Diagnosis Murder - Season 2 - Episode 18

IRS Agent Gretchen McCord returns when her lifeguard nephew is accused of murder.

The New Healers
star
7.04
73 votes

#42 - The New Healers

Diagnosis Murder - Season 2 - Episode 14

When an unpopular actor on a hot new medical drama (being filmed at Community General) suddenly dies, Mark suspects everyone from the writer to other cast members.

Crossed Out
star
7.00
2 votes

#43 - Crossed Out

She Spies - Season 2 - Episode 6

The Chairman is killed...and it appears that Quentin Cross is the murderer. The She Spies must clear his name and find the real killer.

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John Doe
star
7.00
5 votes

#44 - John Doe

Missing (2003) - Season 2 - Episode 15

After arresting a dangerous man on the run, Jess and Nicole find a man shot in the head hanging on to life in the trunk of the car he was trying to steal. The man has amnesia and doesn't remember anything. The bullet leads the team to believe that he's connected in some way to the disappearance of a young heiress and they must decide if "John Doe" is innocent or guilty while trying to figure out his identity and the circumstances of his near-death.

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Murder Can Be Contagious
star
6.98
41 votes

#45 - Murder Can Be Contagious

Diagnosis Murder - Season 4 - Episode 2

A burglar inadvertently becomes infected with a deadly virus. Dr. Sloan and Jesse are subsequently exposed to the virus after Jesse stumbles upon the thief's dead body. Both Mark and Jesse are confined to Mark's home while Steve and Amanda investigate the drug company that manufactured the virus, in the hopes of discovering an antidote before Jesse runs out of time.

Murder is Corny
star
6.95
40 votes

#46 - Murder is Corny

Nero Wolfe (2001) - Season 2 - Episode 5

A model frames Archie for the murder of a delivery boy, who was supposed to bring him Wolf's specially picked corn, and Archie doesn't have an alibi. Who killed the delivery boy and why?

Resurrection (1)
star
6.92
40 votes

#47 - Resurrection (1)

Diagnosis Murder - Season 6 - Episode 1

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.

Must Kill TV
star
6.92
36 votes

#48 - Must Kill TV

Diagnosis Murder - Season 5 - Episode 9

The Sloans run into plenty of industry politics when they investigate the death of television network executive, Rachel Woodrall. Seamy revelations about Woodrall's college sorority lead to the killer.

Retribution (2)
star
6.87
38 votes

#49 - Retribution (2)

Diagnosis Murder - Season 5 - Episode 14

This episode takes place four months after Mark was convicted of murder. Steve is slowly recovering from his wounds and Mark is still rotting in prison. While Mark endures the taunts of fellow death row inmate Malcolm Trainor, Steve and Tanis Archer launch a rogue investigation to find Ganza's real killers.

Retribution (1)
star
6.84
38 votes

#50 - Retribution (1)

Diagnosis Murder - Season 5 - Episode 13

When Steve is shot and falls into a coma, Mark does all in his power to find the assailant, even threatening a suspect with bodily harm. Mark finds himself the prime suspect when Steve's alleged attacker, Gordon Ganza, is murdered and all clues point directly towards Dr. Sloan.