|Many Happy Returns|
|Season 02, Episode 01|
|Air Date||September 16, 1994|
|Previous||Sister Michael Wants You|
|Next||A Very Fatal Funeral|
Many Happy Returns is the first episode of the second series which was first broadcast on September 16, 1994.
Mark Sloan is terribly nervous about an IRS audit, sees 'sloppiness' everywhere, and leaves a 'death threat' on his accountant Ernie Pitt's answering machine, desperate for help. When Mark sneaks out from Agent Gretchen McCord's first interview for a 'medical emergency' he thus ends up bent over Pitt's corpse, stabbed to death.
LAPD Detective Claire Van Sickle grants him no favors as colleague Steve stood her up a while ago. The two harpies team up to 'coordinate their attack' on Mark. While investigating, Pitt's heiress and the other threatening clients, martial arts master Nick Cove, and Attorney Avery Decker, who specializes in setting up insurance fraud with false diagnoses, he is attacked by the real killer together with McCord.