Diagnosis Murder/Retribution (1)

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Retribution (1)
Season 5, Episode 13
Airdate January 8, 1998
Written by Lee Goldberg &
William Rabkin
Directed by Christian I. Nyby II
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Retribution (1) is the thirteenth episode of the fifth season of Diagnosis Murder, and the ninety-eighth 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)

Special Guest Star: Fred Dryer (Police Chief Masters)

Guest Stars: Susan Gibney (Tanis Archer), Jack Carter (Gordon Ganza), June Claman (Judge Bartlett)

with Neal McDonough (Ross Canin),

and Dennis Lipscomb (Malcolm Trainor)

Co-Starring: Connie Blankenship (D.A. Sandra Ellison), Allison Dunbar (Spring Dano), Bruno Alexander (Eddie Tampa)

Featuring: John Mansfield (Carl Blumenstein), Bob Thompson (Judge Yale), Ludo Vika (Carmen Martinez), Susie Nyby (Jury Foreperson), Robert Blue (Detective), Mike Stewart (Director)


Plot Overview

Framed for murdering a mobster, Mark is convicted and sentenced to Death Row.


Arc Advancement





The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

The mobster character in this episode is named 'Gordon Ganza', after two producers, Howard Gordon and Alex Ganza, that Executive Producers Lee Goldberg and William Rabkin worked with on other series.

Memorable Moments