List of St. Elsewhere episodes

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The following is a list of episodes for NBC television drama St. Elsewhere. The series premiered on October 26, 1982 and ended on May 28, 1988. A total of 137 episodes were produced spanning 6 seasons.

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
1 22 October 26, 1982 - May 3, 1983
2 22 October 26, 1983 - May 16, 1984
3 24 September 19, 1984 - March 27, 1985
4 24 September 18, 1985 - May 7, 1986
5 23 September 24, 1986 - May 27, 1987
6 22 September 16, 1987 - May 28, 1988

Season 1 (1982–1983)[edit]

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1 1 "Pilot" Thomas Carter Joshua Brand & John Falsey October 26, 1982 (1982-10-26) 2313
While the doctors of St. Eligius search for a missing mental patient, paramedics bring in the victims of a terrorist bombing.
2 2 "Bypass" Thomas Carter Joshua Brand & John Falsey November 9, 1982 (1982-11-09) 2301
As Morrison reluctantly treats the bomber, Ehrlich has his first OR session with Craig and Beale takes a swimming lesson from Samuels.
3 3 "Down's Syndrome" Mark Tinker Teleplay: Tom Fontana
Story: Joshua Brand & John Falsey and Tom Fontana
November 16, 1982 (1982-11-16) 2304
A couple learn their unborn child has Down's syndrome, while Westphall plays host to hospital board members.
4 4 "Cora and Arnie" Mark Tinker Teleplay: Neil Cuthbert
Story: Joshua Brand & John Falsey and Neil Cuthbert
November 23, 1982 (1982-11-23) 2305
Morrison informs a bag lady with sore feet that she has a life-threatening condition and a parolee in pain learns that he's been shot.
5 5 "Samuels and the Kid" Thomas Carter Teleplay: John Masius
Story: Joshua Brand & John Falsey and John Masius
November 30, 1982 (1982-11-30) 2303
As Chandler accuses a nurse of incompetence and Cavanero instructs a teenager on delivering a baby over the phone, Samuels befriends an 11-year-old boy with a football injury.
6 6 "Legionnaires: Part 1" Thomas Carter Teleplay: Joel Surnow
Story: Joshua Brand & John Falsey and Joel Surnow
December 7, 1982 (1982-12-07) 2306
Westphall considers closing a ward after patients die of Legionnaires' disease, while a nurse expresses contempt for Cavanero.
7 7 "Legionnaires: Part 2" Mark Tinker Teleplay: Charles Rosin
Story: Joshua Brand & John Falsey and Charles Rosin
December 14, 1982 (1982-12-14) 2309
As Fiscus is mugged in the ER and Beale discovers his patient got pregnant during her stay, Westphall's decision to close the ward puts his job on the line.
8 8 "Tweety and Ralph" Mark Tinker Teleplay: Elizabeth Diggs
Story: Joshua Brand & John Falsey and Elizabeth Diggs
December 21, 1982 (1982-12-21) 2307
While a patient celebrates her upcoming hysterectomy, Ralph makes a nest in the storeroom.
9 9 "Rain" Victor Hsu Teleplay: Tom Fontana
Story: Joshua Brand & John Falsey and Tom Fontana
January 4, 1983 (1983-01-04) 2308
As Morrison takes a house call he later regrets, Fiscus pulls his gun on a patient and White's daughter swallows mothballs.
10 10 "Hearts" Mark Tinker Teleplay: John Masius
Story: Joshua Brand & John Falsey and John Masius
January 11, 1983 (1983-01-11) 2310
While Ralph poses as a staffer and an obese woman learns she has labor pains, Ehrlich experiences another moment of truth assisting Craig.
11 11 "Graveyard" Victor Lobl Teleplay: Joshua Brand & John Falsey and John Masius and Tom Fontana
Story: Joshua Brand & John Falsey
January 18, 1983 (1983-01-18) 2302
Samuels tries to save a critically wounded patient, while a Chinese couple perform a ritual on their dying son and Ralph decides to leave St. Eligius.
12 12 "Release" Victor Lobl Teleplay: Tom Fontana and David Assael
Story: Joshua Brand & John Falsey
February 1, 1983 (1983-02-01) 2311
As Craig's college roommate checks in for a sex change operation, White tries to get his first autopsy consent form and Chandler helps a shooting victim regain his memory.
13 13 "Family History" Kevin Hooks Teleplay: Andrew Laskos
Story: Joshua Brand & John Falsey
February 8, 1983 (1983-02-08) 2312
White hopes to reconcile with his wife, while the amnesiac shooting victim meets his parents and Armstrong attempts to correct an embarrassing oversight.
14 14 "Remission" Mark Tinker Teleplay: Lee Curran
Story: Joshua Brand & John Falsey
February 22, 1983 (1983-02-22) 2314
As Auschlander considers chemotherapy, an assault victim is brought in due to racial tensions, a female flasher roams the halls and Fiscus - recently evicted from his apartment - convinces Ehrlich to take him in.
15 15 "Monday, Tuesday, Sven's Day" Bruce Paltrow Teleplay: John Masius and Tom Fontana
Story: Joshua Brand & John Falsey
March 1, 1983 (1983-03-01) 2315
While Ehrlich gets mismatched for a party at Craig's house, Morrison learns that the assault victim was not beaten up due to racial issues and tricks are played on Luther for his birthday.
16 16 "The Count" Kevin Hooks Joshua Brand & John Falsey March 8, 1983 (1983-03-08) 2316
Cavanero and Samuels help a porn star hide from a summons server, while Armstrong suspects a surgeon of needlessly inserting pacemakers in patients.
17 17 "Brothers" Mark Tinker Teleplay: Mark Tinker & John Tinker
Story: Joshua Brand & John Falsey
March 15, 1983 (1983-03-15) 2317
As Ehrlich asks Daniels for a second chance and Rosethal faces a mastectomy, a man asks the doctors to end his terminally ill brother's suffering.
18 18 "Dog Day Hospital" Victor Lobl Teleplay: John Ford Noonan
Story: Joshua Brand & John Falsey
March 22, 1983 (1983-03-22) 2318
A pregnant woman with a gun interrupts Ehrlich's first solo operation when she demands to see the doctor who gave her husband a vasectomy, while Fiscus's feisty aunt tours the hospital.
19 19 "Working" Bruce Paltrow Teleplay: Dennis Cooper
Story: Joshua Brand & John Falsey
April 5, 1983 (1983-04-05) 2320
The family of a patient who died in an elevator sues Chandler and an attractive surgeon reveals a different side of Craig.
20 20 "Craig in Love" Victor Lobl Teleplay: Steve Lawson
Story: Joshua Brand & John Falsey
April 12, 1983 (1983-04-12) 2321
Craig continues to enjoy the warmth of Dr. Anya while his wife is away and Chandler grows increasingly sensitive by the malpractice charge.
21 21 "Baron Von Munchausen" Victor Hsu Teleplay: David Assael and Paul Schiffer
Story by: Joshua Brand & John Falsey
April 19, 1983 (1983-04-19) 2319
As a crazy woman attacks Daniels and Craig addresses a group of minority med students, Morrison and Ehrich clash over whether to operate on a man whose test results differ from his condition.
22 22 "Addiction" Mark Tinker John Masius and Tom Fontana May 3, 1983 (1983-05-03) 2322
White is suspected of stealing drugs, Auschlander gets into a fist fight, Craig's med-student son has a different reaction to medicine and Morrison's wife goes into labor.

Season 2 (1983–1984)[edit]

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23 1 "Ties That Bind" Bruce Paltrow John Masius and Tom Fontana October 26, 1983 (1983-10-26) 3301
City-budget advisor Joan Halloran clashes with Craig over funds for a heart transplant, while a man refuses to leave his wife after driving her to the ER.
24 2 "Lust Et Veritas" Mark Tinker Teleplay: Dennis Cooper
Story: John Masius and Tom Fontana and Dennis Cooper
November 2, 1983 (1983-11-02) 3302
Singleton goes too far to rehabilitate his wife and a plastic surgeon sees a good side to Halloran.
25 3 "Newheart" Mark Tinker John Masius and Tom Fontana and Garn Stephens & Emilie R. Small November 9, 1983 (1983-11-09) 3303
As Fran Singleton refuses to see her husband, Halloran faces strong opposition to the proposed participation in a nuclear contingency plan.
26 4 "Qui Transtulit Sustinet" Victor Lobl Teleplay: John Tinker & Mark Tinker
Story: John Masius and Tom Fontana
November 16, 1983 (1983-11-16) 3304
The heart-transplant team being led by Craig faces complications, while Luther asks Fiscus to join him in a silver-futures investment.
27 5 "A Wing and a Prayer" Bruce Paltrow Raymond DeLaurentis & Robert DeLaurentis November 23, 1983 (1983-11-23) 3305
The staff of St. Eligius plan their own Thanksgiving dinner, leading to Craig and Ehrlich in a competition for best turkey.
28 6 "Under Pressure" David Anspaugh Teleplay: Steve Bello
Story: John Masius and Tom Fontana
November 30, 1983 (1983-11-30) 3307
Two Irish teenagers cause trouble at the hospital, while Rosenthal gets arrested just before her breast surgery and a lounge singer sets up in an elevator.
29 7 "Entrapment" Mark Tinker Teleplay: Steve Bello
Story: Tom Fontana and John Masius and Steve Bello
December 7, 1983 (1983-12-07) 3308
As Craig finds the answer to Eve's post-operative blues, a Protestant youth runs down a Catholic and White has a drug relapse.
30 8 "All About Eve" David Anspaugh John Masius and Tom Fontana December 14, 1983 (1983-12-14) 3309
Caldwell reveals his relationship with Halloran during his treatment, while Westphall tells his autistic son that their housekeeper is leaving.
31 9 "AIDS and Comfort" Victor Lobl Teleplay: Steve Lawson
Story: John Masius and Tom Fontana and Steve Lawson
December 21, 1983 (1983-12-21) 3306
White reveals that he's treating a patient with AIDS just as the hospital is having difficulty organizing a blood drive during a blizzard.
32 10 "A Pig Too Far" Linda Day John Tinker and James Kahn January 11, 1984 (1984-01-11) 3310
Halloran investigates transfer practices when an indigent is brought in from a private hospital, while Ehrlich experiences the neuroses that come with being in love.
33 11 "Blizzard" Kevin Hooks Steve Lawson and Jamie Horton January 18, 1984 (1984-01-18) 3311
During a blizzard, Craig has a hard time getting to the hospital, Martin has a date, a computer hacker makes trouble for Luther and the roof falls in on Cavanero.
34 12 "Hearing" Charles Braverman Teleplay: Steve Bello
Story: Steve Bello and Robert Daniels
February 1, 1984 (1984-02-01) 3312
As Luther and Fiscus use chemical relief to treat Auschlander and a radiology supervisor criticizes a deaf employee, the futures of Daniels and White at St. Eligius are decided at a hearing.
35 13 "In Sickness and in Health" Mark Tinker John Masius and Tom Fontana February 8, 1984 (1984-02-08) 3313
Halloran's father comes to the hospital, while Craig's mother-in-law and Ehrlich's aunt are among the guests at Roberta and Ehrlich's wedding.
36 14 "Drama Center" David Anspaugh Teleplay: John Tinker
Story: John Masius and Tom Fontana
February 15, 1984 (1984-02-15) 3314
A rape happens outside the hospital, Westphall's son and White each struggle to deal with change and a TV crew follows Craig.
37 15 "Attack" Kevin Hooks Teleplay: Cynthia Darnell & Douglas Brooks West
Story: John Masius and Tom Fontana
February 22, 1984 (1984-02-22) 3315
As a construction worker keeps quiet about his medical history to avoid losing work time and Auschlander enjoys the company of an old girlfriend, the rapist finds a new victim inside the hospital.
38 16 "After Dark" Eric Laneuville Teleplay: Steve Lawson
Story: John Masius and Tom Fontana and Steve Lawson
February 29, 1984 (1984-02-29) 3316
While Craig expects to win the "Doctor of the Year" award and Caldwell and Ehrlich make decisions about their romantic relationships, the rapist strikes again.
39 17 "Vanity" Mark Tinker Teleplay: John Tinker and Raymond DeLaurentis and Jorge Zamacona
Story: John Masius and Tom Fontana
March 7, 1984 (1984-03-07) 3317
Craig wants to put a stop to the TV documentary, Rosenthal has reconstructive breast surgery and Mr. Entertainment finds his true calling.
40 18 "Equinox" David Anspaugh Teleplay: Channing Gibson & Charles H. Eglee
Story: John Masius and Tom Fontana
March 14, 1984 (1984-03-14) 3318
As Caverno faces the task of telling a student he has cancer, White is let go from his reduced assault charge and returns to the hospital - only to face a hostile staff, including Martin.
41 19 "The Women" Bruce Paltrow Teleplay: John Ford Noonan
Story: John Masius and Tom Fontana
March 28, 1984 (1984-03-28) 3319
The staff of St. Eligius makes friends with an octogenarian, an erratic mother and a nose-job recipient.
42 20 "Cramming" Tim Matheson Steve Lawson and Steve Bello May 2, 1984 (1984-05-02) 3320
As Armstrong makes a fatal misdiagnosis and White takes a polygraph test, Ehrlich attempts to send Aunt Charice away as he crams for the National Boards.
43 21 "Rough Cut" Eric Laneuville Teleplay: Susan Lindner & Mitchell Fink
Story: Steve Lawson and Steve Bello
May 9, 1984 (1984-05-09) 3321
While Fiscus gains popularity from his modeling debut and Caldwell tries to prepare for a weekend in Paris, the residents wait to hear who will be dropped from the program.
44 22 "Hello and Goodbye" Linda Day John Masius and Tom Fontana May 16, 1984 (1984-05-16) 3322
The ER is shut down for repairs as Morrison goes on his first date since his wife's passing, Craig's son returns home after conquering his drug problem and Auschlander collapses in a stalled elevator.

Season 3 (1984–1985)[edit]

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45 1 "Playing God: Part 1" Bruce Paltrow John Masius and Tom Fontana September 19, 1984 (1984-09-19) 4301
A mother superior argues with Westphall over the fate of a critically injured nun, while the nurses may go on strike since Rosenthal and Auschlander can't negotiate a contract and three firemen are brought in with severe burns and injuries.
46 2 "Playing God: Part 2" Bruce Paltrow John Masius and Tom Fontana September 26, 1984 (1984-09-26) 4302
Westphall bans Sister Domenica from the hospital as Fiscus meets a young patient's fairy godmother. Rosenthal brings a mediator into the negotiations and White comes back to work. Clancy decides to have an abortion against Morrison's wishes.
47 3 "Two Balls and a Strike" David Anspaugh Teleplay: John Tinker
Story: John Masius and Tom Fontana and John Tinker
October 3, 1984 (1984-10-03) 4303
As the rapist strikes again, Daniels stays behind when Rosenthal leads the nurses on strike. The Craigs see a therapist and Luther discovers the reason behind a firefighter's slow recovery.
48 4 "Strikeout" Mark Tinker Teleplay: Steve Bello
Story: John Masius and Tom Fontana and Steve Bello
October 17, 1984 (1984-10-17) 4304
As Martin becomes the rapist's latest victim, the city threatens to close St. Eligius if the nurses' strike isn't settled and Lucy leaves the picket line to help with an emergency surgery.
49 5 "Breathless" Eric Laneuville Teleplay: Joel Surnow
Story: John Masius and Tom Fontana
October 24, 1984 (1984-10-24) 4305
A psychiatric patient confesses to the rapes, while the firefighter who's been using drugs faces complications. An employee gets asbestosis and Ehrlich gets divorced.
50 6 "My Aim is True" Mark Tinker Teleplay: Charles H. Eglee & Channing Gibson
Story: John Masius and Tom Fontana
October 31, 1984 (1984-10-31) 4306
One firefighter gets a new face, another develops claustrophobia. Auschlander hires an assistant, a cop loses his gun in the ER and Elliot becomes a hypochondriac.
51 7 "Fade to White" David Anspaugh Teleplay: Cynthia Darnell
Story: John Masius and Tom Fontana
November 7, 1984 (1984-11-07) 4307
Morrison discovers the cause of a child's asthma attacks, while residents interview for a job in television and the surviving firefighters celebrate their recovery.
52 8 "Sweet Dreams" Mark Tinker John Masius and Tom Fontana November 14, 1984 (1984-11-14) 4308
The doctors and patients of St. Eligius have sleeping problems.
53 9 "Up on the Roof" Eric Laneuville Teleplay: Steve Bello and Channing Gibson
Story: John Tinker and Charles H. Eglee
November 21, 1984 (1984-11-21) 4309
As a bone-marrow specialist arrives to perform a transplant on feuding brothers, an accident happens while Morrison's neighbor watches Pete and Caldwell bids farewell to the last firefighter.
54 10 "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" Bruce Paltrow Teleplay: Channing Gibson and John Tinker
Story: Charles H. Eglee and Steve Bello
November 28, 1984 (1984-11-28) 4310
Auschandler proposes a risky procedure for Alexis, while the rumor Cavanero started comes back to hunt her and Chandler turns in a woman who's been illegally practicing medicine.
55 11 "Homecoming" David Anspaugh Teleplay: John Tinker and Charles H. Eglee
Story: Steve Bello and Channing Gibson
December 5, 1984 (1984-12-05) 4311
A woman returns home from a trip to find her ex-husband getting weaker from the procedure he's going through to save their daughter, while Martin gives Fiscus a letter that could determine Daniels' fate.
56 12 "The Children's Hour" William Daniels Teleplay: Charles H. Eglee and Steve Bello
Story: Channing Gibson and John Tinker
December 12, 1984 (1984-12-12) 4312
Westphall decides his son's future, while Martin leaves the psychiatric ward to help a fellow patient. Ehrlich helps a woman with an active libido and Rosenthal is confronted by her lover's wife.
57 13 "Dr. Wyler, I Presume" Mark Tinker Teleplay: Cynthia Darnell
Story: John Masius and Tom Fontana
December 19, 1984 (1984-12-19) 4313
The search for a kidney donor reunites Auschlander with a doctor who's been in Africa for 40 years and Craig and Ehrlich find removing a bullet from a patient to be a very risky procedure.
58 14 "Whistle, Wyler Works" David Anspaugh Teleplay: Duncan Smith
Story by: John Masius and Tom Fontana
January 2, 1985 (1985-01-02) 4314
As Ehlrich stands by during Shalla's kidney transplant, Luther is recruited by a Caribbean medical school with questionable credentials that already has a "graduate" working at St. Eligius.
59 15 "Bye, George" Mark Tinker John Masius and Tom Fontana January 9, 1985 (1985-01-09) 4315
While Halloran tries to defend Morrison and Mrs. Hufnagel proposes marriage, a tragedy convinces Wyler to leave Boston.
60 16 "Saving Face" Charles Braverman Teleplay: Jorge Zamacona and Norma Safford Vela
Story: John Masius and Tom Fontana
January 16, 1985 (1985-01-16) 4316
Caldwell cares for a woman with a disfigured disease, while Craig's 30th-anniversary celebration includes a visit from his brother and a new doctor takes over the ER.
61 17 "Give the Boy a Hand" Janet Greek Teleplay: Mitchell Fink & Marcus Ross
Story: John Masius and Tom Fontana
January 23, 1985 (1985-01-23) 4317
As Westphall tries to counsel his daughter on her college pressures and Ehrlich ends his TV career, Woodley befriends a runaway pregnant woman whose boyfriend has set up a drug deal.
62 18 "Any Portrait in a Storm" Leo Penn Teleplay: Lyle Kessler
Story: John Masius and Tom Fontana
January 30, 1985 (1985-01-30) 4318
Dean leaves for Florida just as Maddy goes into labor, while a phone repairman gets electrocuted in the hospital and Auschlander cancels his own tribute.
63 19 "Red, White, Black and Blue" Bruce Paltrow Teleplay: Channing Gibson
Story: John Masius and Tom Fontana
February 13, 1985 (1985-02-13) 4319
As Ehrlich reports a case of suspected child abuse and Shirley Daniels returns to St. Eligius, the staff goes on alert mode when the First Lady's motorcade passes through the area.
64 20 "Amazing Face" Janet Greek Teleplay: Charles H. Eglee
Story by: John Masius and Tom Fontana
February 20, 1985 (1985-02-20) 4320
While Westphall puts his house on the market and Daniels returns to the scene of the crime, the bandages are removed from a woman operated on for disfigurement just as Mrs. Hufnagel is about to go under the knife herself.
65 21 "Murder, She Rote" Mark Tinker John Masius and Tom Fontana and Steve Bello February 27, 1985 (1985-02-27) 4321
Elliot goes on a date, Caldwell tries to get his patient to leave her room, Mrs. Hufnagel finally leaves the hospital and Daniels is declared fit to return to work.
66 22 "Tears of a Clown" Janet Greek Teleplay: John Masius and Tom Fontana
Story: Steve Bello, John Tinker, Charles H. Eglee and Channing Gibson
March 13, 1985 (1985-03-13) 4322
A clown's multiple sclerosis gets worse, while Craig helps Westphall find a condo and Morrison's responsibilities take their toll on him.
67 23 "Bang the Eardrum Slowly" David Anspaugh Teleplay: Stephen Willey
Story: John Masius and Tom Fontana
March 20, 1985 (1985-03-20) 4324
As Morrison learns the cause of his troubles and Elliot meets Mrs. Hufnagel's son while mourning her passing with Auschlander, Luther's hearing is damaged in an explosion.
68 24 "Cheers" Bruce Paltrow John Masius and Tom Fontana and John Tinker March 27, 1985 (1985-03-27) 4323
Craig, Auschlander and Westphall have drinks at Cheers as they ponder the meaning of life.

Season 4 (1985–1986)[edit]

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69 1 "Remembrance of Things Past" Bruce Paltrow Tom Fontana, John Masius & Bruce Paltrow September 18, 1985 5309
The hospital review board acquires a new member from the psychiatric floor; Chandler experiences long-suppressed resentments when he treats a Vietnamese patient; and Dr. Turner counsels an upwardly mobile couple who can't conceive a child.
70 2 "Father and Sons" Mark Tinker Teleplay: Duncan Smith
Story by: Tom Fontana & John Masius
September 25, 1985 5302
The Craigs meet their pregnant daughter-in-law, Yvonne; the Valeres continue to explore ways of having a child; Westphall's new policies irritate the residents and Auschlander; and Luther rides with a paramedic team preoccupied with their personal grievances.
71 3 "Haunted" Mark Tinker Teleplay: Charles H. Eglee, Channing Gibson & John Tinker
Story by: Tom Fontana & John Masius
October 23, 1985 5310
The Craigs face a tremendous loss as their first grandchild is born; a newly inspired Dr. Westphall returns to work full of ideas; and Fiscus invites himself up to Dr. Caldwell's Cape Cod retreat, where he sees a different side to the surgeon. Elliot and Marcy discover a common interest in food.
72 4 "The Naked and the Dead" Leo Penn Teleplay: Russ Woody
Story by: Tom Fontana & John Masius
October 30, 1985 5303
Dr. Westphall tries to deal with his critical sister-in-law and a reluctant hospital board; Luther becomes Axelrod's personal trainer; Roxanne asks Chandler to her recital; Rosenthal worries over the threats of an assaulted teenager; Dr. Caldwell's questionable behavior continues a at the hospital; and Dr. Craig proves to be of little help to his grieving wife.
73 5 "Slice O'Life" Eric Laneuville Teleplay: John Tinker
Story by: Tom Fontana, John Masius & John Tinker
November 6, 1985 5304
Dr. Westphall drives himself too hard and is hospitalized; Yvonne's parents arrive to see their daughter and to claim their grandchild; Terri has in-vitro fertilization; Fiscus makes a donation; and Dr. Caldwell picks up the wrong woman. Helen goes back to work on the floor. Dr. Westphall's insightful moving man checks into the hospital.
74 6 "Lost and Found in Space" Robert Becker Teleplay: Bob Resenfarb
Story by: Tom Fontana, John Masius & John Tinker
November 13, 1985 5305
An astronaut lecturing in Boston collapses and is brought to St. Eligius; Papandrao and Rosenthal continue to clash; Axelrod loses both Marcy and his battle with the bulge; Dr. Craig impatiently assumes the responsibility for explaining the facts of life to a mentally retarded young woman; and Dr. Westphall hears some hard to take truths from his sister-in-law.
75 7 "Close Encounters" Eric Laneuville Teleplay: Norma Safford Vela
Story by: Tom Fontana & John Masius
November 20, 1985 5306
Dr. Craig arranges to take Yvonne home to her parents; Ehrlich advises a plastic surgery patient behind Dr.Caldwell's back; Capt. Neal arrives to evaluate the astronaut's condition and to supervise his transfer to Walter Reed, despite Westphall and Morrison's objections; Chandler and Dr. Turner plan a vacation together; and John Doe #6 decides he's Mary Richards and plans a party to celebrate.
76 8 "Watch the Skies" Beth Hillshafer Teleplay: Charles H. Eglee
Story by: Tom Fontana & John Masius
November 27, 1985 5307
Mr. Galecki brings Barbara back to the Craigs; Dr. Turner leaves unexpectedly for her sleepy hometown down South; Rosenthal slaps Lucy; Jack takes his remedial exam and Colonel Cochrane reconciles himself with God.
77 9 "Sanctuary" Eric Laneuville Teleplay: Channing Gibson
Story by: Tom Fontana, Channing Gibson & John Masius
December 4, 1985 5308
Dr. Westphall learns that his new housekeeper is an illegal immigrant who was tortured by the death squads in El Salvador; a nervous Ehrlich tries to get out of his OB-GYN rotation, and later delivers a baby; crackdowns on the homeless unearth a sarcophagus and an old acquaintance of Wayne's; Dr. Caldwell is chastised for letting his joking comments to Papandrao go too far in front of a patient.
78 10 "Loss of Power" Mark Tinker Teleplay: John Masius
Story by: Tom Fontana, Bruce Paltrow & Mark Tinker
December 11, 1985 5323
Dr. Westphall learns that his new housekeeper is an illegal immigrant who was tortured by the death squads in El Salvador; a nervous Ehrlich tries to get out of his OB-GYN rotation, and later delivers a baby; crackdowns on the homeless unearth a sarcophagus and an old acquaintance of Wayne's; Dr. Caldwell is chastised for letting his joking comments to Papandrao go too far in front of a patient.
79 11 "Santa Claus is Dead" Leo Penn Charles H. Eglee, Tom Fontana & John Masius December 18, 1985 5314
Axelrod tries to keep Santa Claus alive after he collapses at a children's party; Ehrlich tries to brighten the holiday for his only obstetrical patient; Lizzie's boyfriend finds the Westphalls' Christmas depressing; and Dr. Craig overindulges at his Christmas party.
80 12 "The Boom Boom Womb" Nicholas Mele Teleplay: Michael Moody
Story by: Tom Fontana & John Masius
January 8, 1986 5312
An anti-abortionist targets the hospital for bomb threats and Chandler is involved in trouble at the Boston Women's Clinic; Rosenthal decides what she must do with her youngest son; Luther loses his favorite racing pigeon, whom he left in Axelrod's care; and Morrison tries to explain abortion to Pru. Dr. Westphall's housekeeper has her INS hearing. Mona and Wayne quarrel.
81 13 "To Tell the Truth" Mark Tinker Teleplay: Steve Lawson
Story by: Tom Fontana & John Masius
January 15, 1986 5313
Fiscus does his community outreach work with a cantankerous, elderly man. An eccentric couple come to the hospital to claim John Doe.
82 14 "Family Ties" Allan Arkush Teleplay: Judith Kahan
Story by: Tom Fontana & John Masius
January 22, 1986 5315
The wealthy matriarch of an old Massachusetts family (played by Dorothy McGuire) is admitted for tests. Morrison prepares for his upcoming knee surgery.
83 15 "Family Feud" Mark Tinker Teleplay: Frank Dandridge
Story by: Tom Fontana & John Masius
January 29, 1986 5316
Augusta Endicott learns that her family's medical problems are hereditary. As Dr. Caldwell prepares for surgery to eliminate his facial scar, he discovers that he's been infected with the HIV virus.
84 16 "Family Affair" Bruce Paltrow Teleplay: Eric Overmyer
Story by: Tom Fontana & John Masius
February 12, 1986 5317
The Endicotts try to adjust to losing a family member but gain good news about another; Dr. Caldwell's diagnosis of AIDS causes concern for his friends and a cooling in Fiscus and Clancy's relationship; and Ehrlich's outreach assignment involves the normal sized son of dwarf parents.
85 17 "Time Heals (Part 1)" Mark Tinker Tom Fontana, John Masius & John Tinker February 19, 1985 5318
St. Eligius' 50th anniversary spurs memories, including: its opening in 1935 under the leadership of Father Joseph McCabe, the arrival of recently emigrated Helen Rosenthal and Mark's return as chief of surgery, Mark's bypass on Patrick O'Casey and the death of Maureen Westphall. Morrison struggles to diagnose a difficult patient and cope with the loss of Pete to a kidnapper.
86 18 "Time Heals (Part 2)" Mark Tinker Tom Fontana, John Masius & John Tinker February 20, 1985 5301
St. Eligius' 50th anniversary spurs memories, including: the growing up of Donald Westphall, the arrival of young Daniel Auschlander and his first meeting with Katharine, a drunken and embittered Father McCabe's departure, and the residency of Mark Craig under Dr. David Domedion. The O'Casey family's long history with St. Eligius leads Morrison to a diagnosis. Pete is returned
87 19 "Out on a Limb" Eric Laneuville Teleplay: Judith Kahan
Story by: Tom Fontana & John Masius
February 26, 1986 5319
A former nurse, Carol Novino, returns to the hospital as a medical student. Morrison faces telling a young boy he must have his arm amputated due to cancer. Ellen Craig is still grieving Steven while caring for her granddaughter.
88 20 "Come Home, Oh Sapien" Allan Arkush Teleplay: Michael Duggan
Story by: Tom Fontana & John Masius
March 5, 1986 5320
Chandler receives a suicide call on his first night of outreach work on a crisis hotline. Ellen and Mark Craig separate.
89 21 "Cheek to Cheek" Helaine Head Teleplay: Eric Overmyer
Story by: Tom Fontana & John Masius
March 12, 1986 5321
Ehrlich tries to avoid giving a pelvic examination to Mrs. Craig on the last day of his OB/GYN rotation. Morrison is raped by the husband of a former patient during a prison riot while doing his outreach work.
90 22 "Black's Magic" Beth Hillshafer Charles H. Eglee, Tom Fontana, Channing Gibson, John Masius & John Tinker March 19, 1986 5324
Dr. Turner returns to the hospital, and Phil Chandler spends the day searching for her. Luther questions his plan to become a paramedic.
91 23 "The Equalizer" Mark Tinker Charles H. Eglee, Tom Fontana, Channing Gibson, John Masius & John Tinker April 30, 1985 5325
Rosenthal is visited by her first husband and youngest son. Chandler is arrested at an anti-apartheid demonstration.
92 24 "E.R." Mark Tinker Tom Fontana, Channing Gibson & John Masius May 7, 1986 5322
The residents worry about who will be asked to return next year. A mugging victim called Boston Massachusetts comes into the emergency room for treatment. Dr. Auschlander fears his own death.

Season 5 (1986–1987)[edit]

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93 1 "Where There's Hope, There's Crosby" Bruce Paltrow John Masius & Tom Fontana September 24, 1986 6301
Father McCabe, suffering from ALS, visits the hospital before being transferred to a convalescent home. Craig seeks the opinion of his medical school classmate, Dr. Todd Sweeney, on treatment for his injured hand.
94 2 "When You Wish Upon a Scar" Mark Tinker Teleplay: John Tinker
Story: John Masius, Tom Fontana & John Tinker
October 1, 1986 6302
The new resident, Seth Griffin, quickly winds up on Rosenthal's bad side. Jackie Wade tries to deal with her marital problems.
95 3 "A Room With a View" Eric Laneuville Teleplay: Channing Gibson
Story by: Tom Fontana, Channing Gibson & John Masius
October 8, 1986 6303
An elderly woman who watches Dr. Craig from her apartment across the street from the hospital becomes distressed when she sees that he is leaving. Craig is rude to his replacement, Dr. Kiem.
96 4 "Brand New Bag" Beth Hillshafer Teleplay: Eric Overmyer
Story by: Tom Fontana, John Masius & Eric Overmyer
October 15, 1986 6304
The Craigs try out yet another new maid; fellow employees stab Luther in the back; Axelrod is embarrassed and rude about a patient's colostomy; and Fiscus helps Mr. Ewell's daughter take him home to die.
97 5 "You Beta Your Life" Mark Tinker Tom Fontana, John Masius & Mark Tinker October 29, 1986 6305
After causing the death of a patient, Griffin plays Birch and Norvino against each other in order to avoid taking blame. Westphal helps a dying boy and his parents.
98 6 "Not My Type" Allan Arkush Teleplay: Ann Reckling
Story by: Tom Fontana, John Masius & John Tinker
November 5, 1986 6306
Turner operates on a patient whose religion forbids blood transfusions. Griffin shifts the blame for the patient's death to Birch, who is forced to resign but not before she punches Griffin in the face. John Doe #6 returns as Dr. Craig's new typist.
99 7 "Up and Down" Mark Tinker Teleplay: Johnny Dawkins
Story by: Tom Fontana, Channing Gibson & John Masius
November 12, 1986 6307
Westphal's daughter, Elizabeth, goes out with Griffin. Luther befriends a bag lady with Tourette's Syndrome. John Doe #6 disappears and takes Dr. Craig's manuscript with him.
100 8 "Nothing Up My Sleeve" Allan Arkush Teleplay: Norma Safford Vela
Story by: Tom Fontana, John Masius & Eric Overmyer
November 19, 1986 6308
Mandatory drug testing causes a deep division of opinion; Morrison is haunted by his day at the prison; Axelrod is assigned to guide a 14-year-old medical student around; Griffin gets a warning from Dr. Westphall about hurting Lizzie; and Dr. Craig tries to perform magic tricks for some young patients and his housekeeper.
101 9 "After Life" Mark Tinker Tom Fontana, John Masius & John Tinker November 26, 1986 6309
The hospital staff work to save the life of Wayne Fiscus after he's shot. In a coma, Fiscus dreams he's in heaven and reunited with a number of people from his past who have died, including Peter White.
102 10 "Once Upon a Mattress" Helaine Head Teleplay: Channing Gibson
Story by: Tom Fontana & John Masius
December 3, 1986 6310
Fiscus is deeply depressed after his surgery, and no one can cheer him up except his hospital roommate who's just had a penile implant. Craig returns to the hospital and has another run-in with Dr. Kiem.
103 11 "Lost Weekend" Eric Laneuville Tom Fontana, John Masius & Eric Overmyer December 10, 1986 6311
Dr. Westphall tries to help an alcoholic poet he once admired; Dr. Craig puts his usual worst foot forward as he tries to persuade the Soviets to release Masha's husband; Rosenthal confronts McPhail about her drug problem; and Ehrlich makes friends with Papandrao's new boyfriend.
104 12 "Cold War" Peter Medak Teleplay: Christopher Whitesell
Story by: Tom Fontana, Channing Gibson & John Masius
January 7, 1987 6312
Dr. Turner finds her confidence shaken when she learns her new patient, about to undergo a risky transfusion procedure, has a malpractice suit pending at another hospital; Dr. Peltrovich arrives but has trouble getting licensed to practice medicine; and Morrison explodes during a mock war with paint guns.
105 13 "Russian Roulette" Helaine Head Teleplay: Ann Reckling
Story by: Tom Fontana & John Masius
January 14, 1987 6313
Dr. Craig becomes jealous when Dr. Peltrovich is finally allowed to pursue his work with lasers; Fiscus experiences an emotional rollercoaster as he returns to work with a critical leukemia patient; and Ehrlich hits highs and lows as he accepts his "Orphan of the Year" award.
106 14 "Visiting Daze" Eric Laneuville Teleplay: D. Keith Mano
Story by: Tom Fontana & John Masius
January 21, 1987 6314
Axelrod defers to Griffin and Novino. Luther tries to help a drug addict, and Dr. Kiem is unhappy with her long-distance marriage.
107 15 "Getting Ahead" Allan Arkush Tom Fontana, John Masius & Eric Overmyer January 28, 1987 6315
Novino discovers that a hospital pathologist is selling body parts. John Doe #6 has a book on the best-sellers list, the novel that was written by Dr. Craig.
108 16 "Jose, Can You See?" Eric Laneuville Teleplay: John Tinker
Story by: Tom Fontana, John Masius & John Tinker
February 4, 1987 6316
Novino gives shelter to a blind homeless man (played by Ray Charles). Auschlander finds out he has a son by former girlfriend Margaret Ryan.
109 17 "Schwarzwald" Allan Arkush Teleplay: Richard Kramer
Story by: Tom Fontana & John Masius
February 11, 1987 6317
Rosenthal is shocked when she sees how much weight her daughter has gained. A fetal ultrasound reveals less than perfect results for a couple hoping for a perfect baby.
110 18 "You Again?" Ron Abbott Teleplay: Susan Kander
Story by: Tom Fontana, John Masius & John Tinker
February 18, 1987 6318
Morrison testifies at Nick Moat's parole hearing; Dr. Kiem buries herself in work when she learns her son has taken off from home and is missing; Fiscus diagnoses multiple sclerosis in an old college friend; and the rumors fly that St. Eligius is about to become a billing center for Boston General.
111 19 "Rites of Passage" Eric Laneuville Tom Fontana, Channing Gibson & John Masius February 25, 1987 6319
A woman artificially inseminated with Fiscus's sperm gives birth. Westphal is reunited with an old friend who reminds him that he broke a promise.
112 20 "Women Unchained" Michael Fresco Teleplay: Russ Woody
Story by: Tom Fontana, John Masius & Eric Overmyer
March 4, 1987 6320
Shirley Daniels returns to the hospital as a patient; Mrs. Craig offers Griffin a place to stay; Chandler and Novino compete to see who can correctly diagnose a difficult patient; and Ehrlich and Papandrao face wedding rumors when they return from Mexico.
113 21 "Good Vibrations" Bruce Paltrow Tom Fontana, Channing Gibson, John Masius & John Tinker May 13, 1987 6323
Shirley Daniels returns to the hospital, this time as a patient. Ellen Craig invites Griffin to stay with them. The diagnosis of a patient becomes a competition between Novino and Chandler.
114 22 "Slip Sliding Away" John Heath Channing Gibson, John Masius, Eric Overmyer & John Tinker May 20, 1987 6321
Luther tries to find out who is responsible for the mercy killings at St. Eligius. Turner performs risky fetal heart surgery. Yvonne comes to the Craig's to take Barbara home.
115 23 "Last Dance at the Wrecker's Ball" Eric Laneuville Tom Fontana & John Masius May 27, 1987 6322
Auschlander tries to stop the demolition of St. Eligius.

Season 6 (1987–1988)[edit]

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116 1 "Resurrection" Bruce Paltrow Channing Gibson & John Tinker September 16, 1987 7301
St. Eligius reopens after the hospital is bought by the Ecumena corporation, led by Chief of Services John Gideon. Craig begins work designing an artificial heart.
117 2 "The Idiot and the Odyssey" Mark Tinker Channing Gibson, John Masius & John Tinker September 23, 1987 7303
Westphall and John Gideon lock horns over a proposed AIDS clinic. Dr. Kiem uses hypnosis as a surgical anesthetic.
118 3 "A Moon For the Misbegotten" Mark Tinker Teleplay: Tom Fontana
Story by: Channing Gibson & John Tinker
September 30, 1987 7302
Fed up with Gideon's refusal to set up an AIDS clinic, Westphal quits but not before he moons Gideon. Fiscus's mother visits the emergency room, and Luther tries to keep a man who thinks he's pregnant out of the psychiatric unit.
119 4 "Ewe Can't Go Home Again" Eric Laneuville Channing Gibson, Eric Overmyer & John Tinker October 21, 1987 7304
Craig gives Ehrlich marital advice while his own marriage is falling apart. The staff takes their grievances against John Gideon to Dr. Auschlander. Rosenthal learns that one of her nurses is epileptic.
120 5 "Night of the Living Bed" Michael Fresco Channing Gibson, John PiRoman & John Tinker October 28, 1987 7305
Chandler tries to diagnose a friend of John Gideon's in his campaign to become chief resident. Ellen Craig meets Gideon, who takes a liking to her. The hospital bed in which Mrs. Hufnagel died appears to be haunted.
121 6 "The He-Man Woman Hater's Club" Eric Laneuville Teleplay: Emily Potter
Story by: Channing Gibson & John Tinker
November 4, 1987 7306
Craig and Ehrlich attend a meeting of an all-male medical society. Gideon offers Ellen a job in the hospital, and Chandler is appointed chief resident.
122 7 "Handoff" David Morse Teleplay: John Tinker
Story by: Channing Gibson & Glen Merzer
November 11, 1987 7307
Novino, Ehrlich, and Chandler screen candidates for Craig's artificial heart. Ellen has lunch with Gideon in the hospital cafeteria.
123 8 "Heart On" Michael Fresco Channing Gibson & John Tinker November 18, 1987 7308
Craig proceeds with the artificial heart implant, but the patient develops complications. Brett Johnson and his partner are beaten up in a gay bashing incident, causing Griffin to have a change of heart.
124 9 "Weigh In, Way Out" Mark Tinker Tom Fontana, Channing Gibson & John Tinker December 2, 1987 7323
Fiscus pulls one last prank on Gideon before turning thirty; Morrison and Novino compete to deliver the 100,000th baby at St. Eligius; Dr. Craig puts on the boxing gloves again; and Lucy walks the Freedom Trail with a dying man.
125 10 "No Chemo, Sabe?" Eric Laneuville Teleplay: Douglas Steinberg
Story by: Channing Gibson & John Tinker
December 9, 1987 7310
Axelrod's cousin Pee-Wee checks in and checks out Novino; Fiscus tries to help his father deal with his stroke; Mr. Spooner takes his first post surgery steps with the media in full attendance; and Dr. Auschlander considers his future medical treatment.
126 11 "A Coupla White Dummies Sitting Around Talking" David Morse Teleplay: D. Keith Mano
Story by: Channing Gibson & John Tinker
December 16, 1987 7311
A man claiming to be the true inventor of the Craig 9000 kidnaps Ehrlich; AIDS patient Brett Johnston's rib injuries have led to pneumonia and he is now determined to break with his lover; Dr. Kiem helps Amy Jeffries, a lonely St. Eligius neighbor; Griffin treats a driven young broker determined to make a million before he dies; Lucy worries that she might be pregnant; Helen returns to work; the company that owns the hospital finds itself sued for infringement and Mrs. Spooner ends her husband's suffering.
127 12 "Final Cut" Beth Hillshafer Teleplay: Jim Kramer
Story by: Channing Gibson & John Tinker
January 6, 1988 7312
A patient returns to the hospital to have his circumcision reversed. Morrison is upset when his son is rejected by an exclusive private school.
128 13 "Heaven's Skate" Mark Tinker Teleplay: Ann Reckling
Story by: Channing Gibson & John Tinker
January 13, 1988 7313
A judge is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Craig goes on a date, and Rosenthal is upset when she learns of Bobby Caldwell's death from AIDS.
129 14 "Curtains" John Heath Teleplay: Ann Reckling
Story by: Channing Gibson & John Tinker
February 3, 1988 7314
Morrison treats a family affected by Huntington's disease. Rosenthal's drug abuse escalates.
130 15 "Fairytale Theater" Michael Fresco Teleplay: Grace McKeaney & Lydia Woodward
Story by: Channing Gibson & John Tinker
February 10, 1988 7315
Craig is uncharacteristically upset when his sheep dies.
131 16 "Down and Out On Beacon Hill" Eric Laneuville Channing Gibson & John Tinker February 17, 1988 7316
Ehrlich tries to console Lucy when she loses the baby. Fiscus treats a patient with cystic fibrosis. Gideon suspends Craig due to the Spooner family's malpractice suit, and Rosenthal checks herself in to the chemical dependency unit.
132 17 "Their Town" Mark Tinker Teleplay: Sagan Lewis
Story by: Tom Fontana, Channing Gibson & John Tinker
April 20, 1988 7317
Westphal, now living in New Hampshire, has visitors for his birthday.
133 18 "The Naked Civil Surgeon" Michael Fresco Teleplay: Grace McKeaney
Story by: Channing Gibson & John Tinker
April 27, 1988 7318
Surgeons are forced to operate in the nude during an infection study. Auschlander receives a visit from the son he never knew.
134 19 "Requiem for a Heavyweight" Bill Molloy Teleplay: Lydia Woodward
Story by: Channing Gibson & John Tinker
May 4, 1988 7319
Axelrod undergoes surgery after suffering a heart attack. Ellen ends her relationship with Gideon.
135 20 "Split Decision" John Heath Teleplay: Aram Saroyan
Story by: Channing Gibson & John Tinker
May 11, 1988 7320
Craig returns to work while Rosenthal wonders if she'll ever work again.
136 21 "The Abby Singer Show" Eric Laneuville Teleplay: Tom Fontana
Story by: Channing Gibson & John Tinker
May 18, 1988 7321
Chandler decides to leave medicine and move to Mississippi with Roxanne Turner. A fire disrupts the Doctor of the Year banquet. Craig and Ellen discuss reconciliation.
137 22 "The Last One" Mark Tinker Teleplay: Bruce Paltrow & Mark Tinker
Story by: Tom Fontana & Channing Gibson
May 28, 1988 7322
Westphall agrees to take over the running of St. Eligius when Ecumena sells the hospital back to the Boston diocese. Ellen is offered a job in Cleveland, and Craig agrees to go along with her. The hospital and the people who work there are revealed to be figments in the mind of an autistic boy.

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