'Diagnosis: Murder' (season 7)

Diagnosis: Murder
Season 7
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes24
Original networkCBS
Original releaseSeptember 23, 1999 (1999-09-23) –
May 11, 2000 (2000-05-11)
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Diagnosis: Murder's seventh season originally aired from September 23, 1999, to May 11, 2000. The season was released on DVD complete and available in two parts by Visual Entertainment, Inc.



No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
1331"The Roast"Christopher HiblerMark SolomonSeptember 23, 1999 (1999-09-23)TBA
Dr. Mark Sloan is to be the guest of 'honor' as Man of the Year at the Roast, where comedians makes merciless fun of him in the Jokers Club. Andy Baxter, a sideman, makes an unexpected appearance and grossly insults the speaker Lou Summers. A brief power surge blankets the room in darkness and when the lights come back on, Baxter falls over dead with a knife in the back, And Lou is later found bludgeoned to death in the bathroom.
1342"Sleeping Murder"Ron SatlofChris AbbottSeptember 30, 1999 (1999-09-30)12.20[1]
When a businessman runs through the streets to shoot an apparent nobody in clear daylight, Steve is puzzled. Mark is even more surprised when his younger brother Stacy appears after a drive all the way from Arkansas for a free medical consult about bad back pain. Even worse, he is found to have relapsed into a dangerous childhood habit of sleepwalking, placing him twice in under suspicious circumstances at the scene of a murder and an attempted murder.
1353"Bringing Up Barbie"Ron SatlofSteve BrownOctober 7, 1999 (1999-10-07)TBA
Now Susan has run off to Oregon with a chiropractor, Jesse suffers babysitting Amanda's rascal CJ. Mark is delighted to meet in BBQ Bob's Chuck Greer, who once saved Steve's life in Vietnam, and accepts minding for a while his daughter Barbara, who also proves a handful.
1364"Murder at Midterm"Christopher HiblerMelody Fox & Marc CushmanOctober 14, 1999 (1999-10-14)12.20[2]
When bright med student Quinn Montgomery, whose formerly rich family from Miami was ruined, learns during midterms that his penniless lover Holly Harris is pregnant, which would ruin his wedding plans with heiress Jennifer Warner, he arranges her death with poisoned Chinese takeaway and sets up a stooge.
1375"The Flame"Christian I. Nyby IIJoel SteigerOctober 21, 1999 (1999-10-21)TBA
While Jesse is jogging he sees smoke coming out of a garage, breaks the door but is too late to save Frank Baumgart, the apparent suicide victim. When his ex-boss (who is married to the first woman Mark dated after his wife died, and who was also sleeping with the victim) is accused of the crime, Mark aims to prove his innocence.
1386"The Killer Within"Frank ThackeryTerry Curtis FoxOctober 28, 1999 (1999-10-28)TBA
Dr. Madison Wesley asks Mark to help Lisa, her great love's daughter, whom she found OD'd, into a prime rehab, but Lisa has trouble getting along with the other members, mainly with fellow addict Kiki. However, she falls in love with another addict, Tommy. This is an unlucky break for the group's therapist, Carla, whom has been sleeping with Tommy and is being blackmailed over it by Kiki. When Carla discovers her secret is close to being exposed, she kills both Tommy and Kiki, framing Lisa for the first murder and making the second look like suicide. Meanwhile, a glowing review in the paper makes BBQ Bob's business boom overnight, but Jesse has trouble dealing with both his work and his now-popular establishment.
"Gangland"Victor LoblTerry Curtis FoxNovember 4, 1999 (1999-11-04)TBA
Gangster 'Mr. G', a perfect Mark Sloan lookalike, is released from jail; his gang has moved business to California, and rented a Malibu beach-house.Mark is brought in shot, Jesse saves him - while student Alex Smith does his rounds - by removing the bullet, but he has temporary amnesia; no, that's lookalike mobster John 'Mr. G' Gotti: the real doc walks in with Steve, but soon Mr. G knocks him down and takes his place; his daughter finds Mark locked into the closet, but the mobster walks into a trap at his girlfriend's.
1419"The Mouth That Roared"Terrence O'HaraCathryn MichonNovember 11, 1999 (1999-11-11)TBA
Radio shock-jock Denise Steiner declares on a TV show 'in jest' she would have to kill her birth mother who abandoned her after birth if she ever found her after all of these years. While Mark is her radio guest, she gets a call in the long-lasting search for her mom; she doesn't take it seriously, but after the show an assistant shows that the caller, Joanne Lombardi, knew about her secret birthmark.
14210"The Seven Deadly Sins"Christopher HiblerChris Abbott & Steve BrownNovember 18, 1999 (1999-11-18)11.50[3]
Mark matches wits with a beautiful jewel thief and her accomplice who is being framed for murder.
14311"Santa Claude"Nancy MaloneBurt Prelutsky & Steve BrownDecember 16, 1999 (1999-12-16)12.00[4]
Claude Campbell, the hospital's janitor, is looking forward to play Santa Claus again, but Mark diagnoses him with terminal cancer. To add further insult to injury, Claude is actually an escaped convict, as he was serving time for a murder he didn't commit.
14412"Man Overboard"Frank ThackeryMichael LyonsJanuary 6, 2000 (2000-01-06)TBA
Mark accepts a friend's invitation for a 'free' cruise splitting the medical duties with Jesse and Amanda. Barely aboard, they must save multimillionaire Robert Brantigan who got a triple dose ampule of insulin.
14513"Frontier Dad"Frank ThackeryStory by : Paul Vincent Picerni & Barry Van Dyke
Teleplay by : Barry Van Dyke
January 13, 2000 (2000-01-13)TBA
The whole gang, plus Alex Smith and Amanda's rascals, are invited to observe the shooting of an episode of "Frontier Dad", a family series about Wild West hero Dash, starring Carl Simpson who gets a bit old but still does some stunts himself. Suddenly, Simpson's stuntman is killed, but it does not appear to be accidental.
14614"Too Many Cooks"Christopher HiblerJoyce BurdittJanuary 20, 2000 (2000-01-20)13.80[5]
The three doctor sleuths are celebrity guests in cooking shows on the Cuisine Channel; Amanda even has a passionate relation with a star chef, René Fontineau.
14715"Jake's Women"Victor LoblMark SolomonFebruary 3, 2000 (2000-02-03)TBA
When Jake Caldwell brings in his wife to the hospital, Mark learns it's Caroline, another woman besides the spouse Gloria he already knows, and Jake is in fact a bigamist.
14816"Murder by Remote"Christopher HiblerTerry Curtis FoxFebruary 10, 2000 (2000-02-10)TBA
Now noisy construction work drives Steve crazy at Mark's beach-house, he decides to move out, making his dad nostalgic. Steve's new house has its security system installed by a shady home security mogul, who claims that his rival has been sabotaging his computer. But that is only the beginning.
14917"Teacher's Pet"Vince McEveetyJoel SteigerFebruary 17, 2000 (2000-02-17)13.60[6]
Mark and Steve go fishing; when they return they find med student Mickey Hoving, who was house-sitting, murdered, according to his wife Jill who is sitting next to him but unharmed by armed robbers.
15018"The Unluckiest Bachelor in L.A."Bernie KowalskiCathryn MichonFebruary 24, 2000 (2000-02-24)13.50[7]
Despite his clumsy and willful appearance, his honesty gets Steve picked in a TV dating program by candidate Lily Wilson. Everything goes well between the two until she is murdered. A shady private investigator and Lily's estranged brother, a doctor at Community General, become suspect.
15119"A Resting Place"Farhad MannStory by : Charlie Schlatter & Craig Tomashoff
Teleplay by : Burt Prelutsky
April 6, 2000 (2000-04-06)TBA
Steve's retired colleague Dave 'Hawk' Hawkins is murdered while undercover in the resting home Sunny Meadows.
15220"Murder at BBQ Bob's"Victor LoblPaul BishopApril 20, 2000 (2000-04-20)TBA
While US Marines Captain Paul Davis, Lieutenant Richard Martinelli -an MP- and Lt. Col. Sally MacPherson are eating at BBQ Bob's during Jesse's shift, a fourth, Captain Hank Thomas, bursts in saying "You'll all be sorry" and shoots himself in the head. Or so he did.
15321"Two Birds With One Sloan"Nancy MaloneTerry Curtis FoxApril 27, 2000 (2000-04-27)12.00[8]
Wheelchair user Saul Singer has a car accident but Mark gets him by ambulance to TV presenter Drew McIntyre's trivia quiz "Through the Roof" where he is breaking the earnings records - because he blackmails him to hand over the answers in advance.
15422"Swan Song"Victor LoblJoel SteigerMay 4, 2000 (2000-05-04)TBA
Self-accompanying singer Danielle Marsh (Helen Reddy) has her own grand piano flown over from New York claiming it's the only thing that calms her grave nerves, and moves in with the Sloans until her concert.
"Out of the Past
Getting Mad, Getting Even"
Victor Lobl
Donald L. Gold
Steve Brown
Burt Prelutsky
May 11, 2000 (2000-05-11)TBA
When a girl cop is brought in wounded, Jesse patches her up and dates her, but as Amanda finds and brings her out, she sets him up for a staged scary ride. Also, intern Alex reunites with an old flame, who had connections to a well-known call girl.Two weeks later, Brett Hayward murders Dr. Hjortsberg, the plastic surgeon who created his present identity, knowing him as patient Eddie Dagabosian, and as such harbors something against Madison, with whom he moves in, but Steve's LAPD team finds the drugs the killer 'stole' in a nearby dumpster. Meanwhile, Jesse is accused of writing a tell-all book about Community General and its staff.


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