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St. Elsewhere (1982)

St. Elsewhere is an American medical drama television series that originally ran on NBC from October 26, 1982 to May 25, 1988. The series starred Ed Flanders, Norman Lloyd and William Daniels as teaching doctors at a lightly-regarded Boston hospital who gave interns a promising future in making critical medical and life decisions. The series was produced by MTM Enterprises, which had success with a similar NBC series, the police drama Hill Street Blues, during that same time; both series were often compared to each other for their use of ensemble casts and overlapping serialized storylines. St. Elsewhere was filmed at CBS/MTM Studios, which was known as CBS/Fox Studios when the show began; coincidentally, 20th Century Fox wound up acquiring the rights to the series when it bought MTM Enterprises in the 1990s. Known for its combination of gritty, realistic drama and moments of black comedy, St. Elsewhere gained a small yet loyal following over its 6-season, 137-episode run; the series also found a strong audience in Nielsen's 18-49 age demographic, a young demo later known for a young, affluent audience that TV advertisers are eager to reach. The series also earned critical acclaim during its run, earning 13 Emmy Awards for its writing, acting, and directing. St. Elsewhere was ranked #20 on TV Guide's 2002 list of "The 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time.", with the magazine also selecting it as the best drama series of the 1980s in a 1993 issue.

Writing:
  • Joshua Brand
  • John Masius
  • John Falsey
  • Mark Tinker
Stars:
Release Date: Tue, Oct 26, 1982

Country: US
Language: En
Runtime: 60

Season 6:

Resurrection
Episode 1: Resurrection (Sep 16, 1987)
One month after St. Eligius was shut down, it is reopened by The Ecumena Corporation and its head of medicine Dr. John Gideon. Meanwhile, Dr. Craig is offered the opportunity to design an artificial heart, which the younger doctors jokingly call the ""Craig 5000.""
The Idiot and the Odyssey
Episode 2: The Idiot and the Odyssey (Sep 23, 1987)
Gideon and Westphall argue over an AIDS clinic, Ehrlich looks for a mysterious woman on his wedding day, Kiem experiments with hypnosis, and Joanne blames Boomer for letting her kids go back to Seattle with her ex-husband.
A Moon For the Misbegotten
Episode 3: A Moon For the Misbegotten (Sep 30, 1987)
The AIDS clinic becomes a showdown between Dr. Westphall and Dr. Gideon; Griffin tries to avoid his AIDS patient's homosexual lover; Fiscus' mother drops by for a visit; and Luther tries to help a man who insists he's pregnant and about to deliver.
Ewe Can't Go Home Again
Episode 4: Ewe Can't Go Home Again (Oct 21, 1987)
The orderlies ask Auschlander to talk with Gideon about their grievances, Wade puts up with temporary lodgers, Rosenthal confronts an epileptic nursing student, and Craig gives Ehrlich marriage tips while they start work on a sheep's heart.
Night of the Living Bed
Episode 5: Night of the Living Bed (Oct 28, 1987)
It's Halloween at the new and improved St. Eligius, and the craft-matic bed where Mrs. Hufnagel was crushed to death is apparently haunted. Meanwhile, Wade, Craig, and Ehrlich look for a heart transplant recipient and Chandler sucks up to Gideon in order to get promoted.
The He-Man Woman Hater's Club
Episode 6: The He-Man Woman Hater's Club (Nov 04, 1987)
Dr. Craig and Ehrlich attend a meeting of the Cushing Society, an all male medical society; Wade gets herself into more surgery than she bargained for; Novino takes a special interest in two lonely children; Dr. Gideon offers Ellen a new career; and Chandler is made new chief resident.
Handoff
Episode 7: Handoff (Nov 11, 1987)
Dr. Craig and Ehrlich attend a meeting of the Cushing Society, an all male medical society; Wade gets herself into more surgery than she bargained for; Novino takes a special interest in two lonely children; Dr. Gideon offers Ellen a new career; and Chandler is made new chief resident.
Heart On
Episode 8: Heart On (Nov 18, 1987)
Craig proceeds with his artificial heart implant despite some questions about his choice of candidates; Morrison tries to deal with the departure of Joanne for Seattle and Dr. Craig becomes suspicious about the relationship between Ellen and Dr. Gideon. AIDS patient, Brett Johnston, and his lover are victims of gay bashingan and as a result of his injuries, Brett is readmitted into the hospital.
Weigh In, Way Out
Episode 9: Weigh In, Way Out (Dec 02, 1987)
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.
No Chemo, Sabe?
Episode 10: No Chemo, Sabe? (Dec 09, 1987)
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.
A Coupla White Dummies Sitting Around Talking
Episode 11: A Coupla White Dummies Sitting Around Talking (Dec 16, 1987)
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.
Final Cut
Episode 12: Final Cut (Jan 06, 1988)
Mr. Bevine returns for foreskin reconstruction; Dr. Auschlander seeks an alternative for a fellow cancer patient; Novino frets over Pee-Wee and tests Lucy, who has trouble telling Victor the news; Fiscus returns to work. but has trouble putting his father's death behind him; Morrison's false confidence as `Dr. Adam Logan' evaporates when Pete is rejected by an exclusive private school.
Heaven's Skate
Episode 13: Heaven's Skate (Jan 13, 1988)
Judge Farnham checks into the hospital with an inoperable cancer (and asking for Floyd the Barber); Rosenthal takes Bobby Caldwell's death very hard; Dr. Craig searches for a date for a skating rink opening; Dr. Kiem is in the middle when she saves the life of a young black man shot by a Vietnamese gang member; Griffin befriends the new chaplain, who's a descendant of the hospital founder, Father McCabe; Novino and Luther compete on the ER simulator and Ehrlich tries to find his elusive parents.
Curtains
Episode 14: Curtains (Feb 03, 1988)
Morrison counsels a family about genetic testing and Huntington's disease; Rosenthal's drug problem causes a death; artist Alex Corey does a shocking piece of performance art; the Craigs proceed with their divorce and the hospital undergoes a name change.
Fairytale Theater
Episode 15: Fairytale Theater (Feb 10, 1988)
Phil returns from a training course at the Weigert home office; someone takes a shot at Dr. Gideon; Dr. Craig loses Flash during a rescue attempt by animal activists; the new security cameras upset Rosenthal, who continues to lose control; Novino tries to correct a misdiagnosis made 60 years ago, and a show is performed in the children's ward.
Down and Out On Beacon Hill
Episode 16: Down and Out On Beacon Hill (Feb 17, 1988)
Fiscus can't understand his nihilistic cystic fibrosis patient or her punk friends; Dr. Gideon suspends Dr. Craig because of the Spooner malpractice suit; Ehrlich and Lucy are unable to console each other when she miscarries; and Rosenthal admits herself to the chemical dependency unit.
Their Town
Episode 17: Their Town (Apr 20, 1988)
Dr. Craig, Ellen, Lizzie and Novino drive to Peterborough, New Hampshire to visit Dr. Westphall on his birthday; Ellen tries to deal with changes to her hometown; Novino stirs up a lady carpenter; Lizzie finally expresses her resentment; and Dr. Craig almost destroys his friendship with Dr. Westphall.
The Naked Civil Surgeon
Episode 18: The Naked Civil Surgeon (Apr 27, 1988)
Wade and Kiley liberate their psyches during a study of OR infection vectors; Dr. Auschlander meets the son he never knew; Morrison and Novino grow closer as they work in the ICU; and Rosenthal adjusts to life in the chemical dependency unit.
Requiem For a Heavyweight
Episode 19: Requiem For a Heavyweight (May 04, 1988)
Ehrlich stands up to Dr. Craig's verbal missiles; Griffin fails in an attempt to pass along spiritual support; Axelrod faces emergency heart surgery as a patient; Rosenthal finds it hard to face her children during family therapy; and Luther uses Penny's video equipment to record Dr. Gideon.
Split Decision
Episode 20: Split Decision (May 11, 1988)
Brett Johnston's parents come to visit; even in death Axelrod doesn't get any respect; Rosenthal waits for her release while her roommate runs away; Luther proposes to Penny; and Dr. Craig returns to St. Eligius to do a multiple transplant.
The Abby Singer Show
Episode 21: The Abby Singer Show (May 18, 1988)
An ebullient Novino pursues Morrison; Fiscus tries to revitalize his mother's life; Rosenthal returns to duty; Wade tries to help a dying child deal with her bitterly divided parents; Griffin tests positive for AIDS; Dr. Turner returns and helps Chandler come to a decision about his future; and the Oseranskys return to take Lucy to the ""Doctor of the Year"" dinner, which ends in a flaming disaster.
The Last One
Episode 22: The Last One (May 25, 1988)
The Craigs' reconciliation faces its first test; Drs. Auschlander and Gideon struggle together to save St. Eligius when Weigert decides to get out; Novino pushes Morrison to decide between her and Joanne; Griffin places his future in God's hands; Ehrlich returns from his odyssey; and Fiscus' last E.R. patient is a lady from the opera... But is it really over? The jaw-dropping climax culminates in a blue-collared dad placing his young autistic son Tommy Westphall's miniature St. Eligius snow globe on the living room TV set, having summoned him to dinner. ""St. Elsewhere's"" entire six-year saga had all been a figment of little Tommy's imagination!

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