Diagnosis Murder/Open and Shut

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Open and Shut
Season 5, Episode 2
Airdate September 25, 1997
Production Number 086
Writer(s) Jacquelyn Blain
Director(s) Christopher Hibler
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Open and Shut is the second episode of the fifth season of Diagnosis Murder, and the eighty-seventh episode overall.

Guest Stars: Carol Huston (Helen Porter), Terry Lester (Jeffery Porter), James Read (David McReynolds), Tucker Smallwood (D.A. Ferris), Robert Stack (Judge Peter McReynolds), Jimmie F. Skaggs (Otis)


Plot Overview

The son of a prominent judge kills the daughter of his good friend, with whom he was having an affair, and frames an innocent man, but when the murderer is himself killed, Mark wonders whether the jurist is the killer.


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