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Diagnosis Murder

Sins of the Father: Part 1 (Season 8, Episode 12)
TV Episode | Crime, Drama, Mystery

When a sniper kills a patient during her consultation with Mark Sloane, isn't he a more likely target? Her sister Carrie identifies her as Julie Langford Adams, whose grandfather Joseph Langford was the last case for Mark's dad Det. Jimmy ...See moreWhen a sniper kills a patient during her consultation with Mark Sloane, isn't he a more likely target? Her sister Carrie identifies her as Julie Langford Adams, whose grandfather Joseph Langford was the last case for Mark's dad Det. Jimmy Sloan, who walked out on his family when Mark was 10, and was never heard from again. Julie was convinced that Joseph was wrongly executed for the murder of his wife. Richard Aikins, the sniper rushed to the ER, is diagnosed by Jesse with terminal meningitis and recognized by a nurse as the "doctor" who burst through the lab heading to the roof to shoot Julie, knocking over a virus-laden bottle. Photos in his room indicate Julie was the target; the FBI ID's him as a top-notch assassin. Mark digs up his dad's LAPD notes and begins to relive the case. Steve uses the GPS memory of Aikins' rental car to meet the one paying for the hit, but is foiled when the driver throws money out and crowds block the police. The car is traced to Premium Security, founded by Jimmy Sloan's former LAPD partner Danny McNamara, who produced a witness negating Joseph's alibi (helping a woman with her car). Mark interviews Ted Barkley who owns the paper Julie's grandmother Catherine worked for; Carrie gets an anonymous death threat unless Mark stops investigating. Next day Barkley asks long-time acquaintance Mark to oversee the Barkley charity foundation, starting in Paris immediately. Danny McNamara, who is still alive, tells Mark about some tragic error he's supposed to finally be putting right. Steve is beaten up badly enough to come to Jesse's operation table... Written by KGF Vissers See less
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Feb 2, 2001 (United States)

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Dick Van Dyke
Dr. Mark Sloan Dr. Mark Sloan   See fewer
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Victoria Rowell
Amanda Bentley-Livingston Amanda Bentley-Livingston   See fewer
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Charlie Schlatter
Dr. Jesse Travis Dr. Jesse Travis   See fewer
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Barry Van Dyke
Steve Sloan Steve Sloan   See fewer
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Charles Napier
Johnny McNamara Johnny McNamara   See fewer
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Charmin Lee
Detective Cheryl Banks Detective Cheryl Banks   See fewer
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Michele Greene
Carrie Langford Adams Carrie Langford Adams   See fewer
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Dabbs Greer
Danny McNamara Danny McNamara   See fewer
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Joseph Sirola
Ted Barkley Ted Barkley   See fewer
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Lewis Smith
James Sloan (as Lewis C. Smith) James Sloan (as Lewis C. Smith)   See fewer
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Cleo King
E.R. Nurse E.R. Nurse   See fewer
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Roy Abramsohn
Young Danny Young Danny   See fewer
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Bonnie Bailey-Reed
Housekeeper Housekeeper   See fewer
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Alan Davidson
Rick Aikins Rick Aikins   See fewer
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Joel Hurt Jones
Joseph Langford Joseph Langford   See fewer
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Kevin Patrick Kennedy
Young Mark Sloan Young Mark Sloan   See fewer
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Kevin McNally
Will Sanders Will Sanders   See fewer
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Donna Pieroni
Adrianna Landreaux Adrianna Landreaux   See fewer
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Alice Rogers
Julia Adams Julia Adams   See fewer
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Cyd Strittmatter
Nurse Marsha Brooks Nurse Marsha Brooks   See fewer
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Paul Smit
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Christopher Hutson
Cop (uncredited) Cop (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward King III
Arresting Officer (uncredited) Arresting Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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8.3 / 10 | 58 votes