Retribution (1)
Season 05, Episode 13
Air Date January 8, 1998
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Retribution (1) is the thirteenth episode of Diagnosis Murder's fifth season which was broadcast on January 8, 1998.

Plot Edit

When Steve is shot and falls into a coma, Mark does all in his power to find the assailant, even threatening a suspect with bodily harm. Mark finds himself the prime suspect when Steve's alleged attacker, Gordon Ganza, is murdered and all clues point directly towards Dr. Sloan.


While Steve and his partner are celebrating the success of a six-month undercover investigation of the Valley's mob baron Gordon Gonza, he's critically injured by a shot in the stomach. Dr. Mark Sloan must trust his son's medical care to Jessie, but publicly threatens Gonza, proclaiming he'll pay with everything he's got. Steve's informant, porn actress Spring Dano, contacts Mark, and soon after, both Gordon and Spring are found killed: Gonza by binary poison and Spring by a knife. Mark is found bending over her corpse, is arrested, and put on trial for their murders while planted clues pile up.


  • Dick Van Dyke as Mark Sloan
  • Victoria Rowell as Amanda Bentley
  • Charlie Schlatter as Jesse Travis
  • Barry Van Dyke as Steve Sloan
  • Susan Gibney as Tanis Archer
  • Fred Dryer as Police Chief Masters
  • Dennis Lipscomb as Malcolm Trainor
  • Neal McDonough as Ross Canin
  • Jack Carter as Gordon Ganza
  • June Cleman as Judge Bartlett
  • Connie Blankenship as A.D.A. Sharon Ellison
  • Allison Dunbar as Spring Dano
  • Bruno Alexander as Eddie Tampa
  • John Mansfield as Carl Blumenstein
  • Bob Thompson as Judge Yale
  • Ludo Vika as Carmen Martinez
  • Susan Nyby as Jury Foreperson
  • Robert Blue as Detective
  • Mike Stewart as Director