Talked to Death
Season 05, Episode 18
Air Date February 26, 1998
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Talked to Death is the eighteenth episode of Diagnosis Murder's fifth season which was broadcast on February 26, 1998.

Plot Edit

Ratings seeking stunts by TV talk show hosts Darren & Mary has tragic results.


When Darrin Tate is brought into Community General after his co-host Mary Montgomery decked him in their TV talk-show, they both insist it's staged between good friends during the weeks when crucial ratings are measured. In the next show he shoots her, and claims to be shocked finding someone switched the blanks she loaded herself with fatal live ammo. The doctors and Steve unravel motive and opportunity in the brutally competitive and deceptive studio circles for that murder and Mary's personal assistants which is masked as a fatal car accident.