Diagnosis Murder/Drill for Death

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Drill for Death
Season 5, Episode 15
Airdate January 22, 1998
Written by Robin Madden
Directed by Ron Satlof
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Drill for Death is the fifteenth episode of the fifth season of Diagnosis Murder, and the one hundredth episode overall.

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

and Barry Van Dyke (Steve Sloan)

Guest Stars: Elliott Gould (Peyton Cartwright), Loretta Swit (Maggie Dennings), Jamie Farr (Doug Hanson), William Christopher (Art Amador), Christopher Norris (Karin Hatcher)

and Sally Kellerman (Adele Botsford)

Co-Starring: Kim Little (Nurse Hilliard), Kevin McNally (EMT #1)

Featuring: Tami-Adrian George (EMT #2), Vaughn Roberts (EMT #3)


Plot Overview

During a practice emergency drill, a hated head nurse is found bludgeoned to death, and Mark also discovers that a patient has been murdered as well.


Arc Advancement





The Show

This episode about a practice emergency drill serves as a tribute to all things M*A*S*H, featuring cast members from the original movie (Sally Kellerman, who played 'Hot Lips' Houlihan, and Elliott Gould, who played Benjamin 'Hawkeye' Pierce), the classic TV series (Loretta Swit, who played 'Hot Lips' Houlihan, Jamie Farr, who played Cpl. Max Klinger, and William Christopher, who played Father Mulcahy), as well as Christopher Norris from the spin-off series Trapper John, M.D..

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments