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You Can Call Me Johnson
Season 02, Episode 07
Air Date October 28, 1994
Previous Murder Most Vial
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You Can Call Me Johnson is the seventh episode of Diagnosis Murder's second season which was first broadcast on October 28, 1994.

Plot Edit

Jack asks Mark to operate on his godfather, mob boss Alfredo Bartolo, alias Mr. Johnson. Al dies in the recovery room, apparently from sabotaged sutures. His son Vinnie blames Mark and threatens revenge.

Summary Edit

Jack asks Mark as a favor to operate on his godfather, mob don Alfredo Bartolo aka Alfred 'Al' Bartell, who checked into hospital as Mr. Johnson with his entourage. Alas 'Al' dies in the recovery room, apparently from an improbable switch of clearly differently colored suture types. Al's son and heir Vinnie Bartell blames and implicitly threatens Mark; according to Steve's FBI contact agent Gayle Wheeler, Vinnie was looking to take over the 'family business', while Jack believes family is sacred even for that murderous scum and finds out a suspicious cleaning lady in OR was fake. Mark's rental car (after an ordinary accident) is blown up by a bomb.