St. Elsewhere: Season 1

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Oct 26
1982

Pilot

In this intro to the series, Dr. Jack Morrison treats a young girl with dysentary; Dr. Annie Cavanero searches for a missing patient — who happens to be a large, permanen…

2 Nov 09
1982

Bypass

Morrison treats the obnoxious bank bomber; Mr. MacAllister arrives to find his wife in a coma; Dr. Craig holds a news conference and badgers a patient into a surgical consent;…

3 Nov 16
1982

Down's Syndrome

Cavanero tries to counsel a couple expecting a Down’s syndrome child; White makes a near-tragic mistake in the E.R.; Martin and Fiscus are caught in a stalled elevator; M…

4 Nov 23
1982

Cora and Arnie

Morrison tries to help a bag woman and her retarded husband; Fiscus admits a relatively healthy woman who had fainted for some very expensive tests; V.J. feels homesick; and th…

5 Nov 30
1982

Samuels and the Kid

Dr. Samuels becomes attached to a boy in for leg surgery; Fiscus surprises Martin with a romantic gesture; Chandler challenges a veteran nurse’s competency; Dr. Craig rec…

6 Dec 07
1982

Legionnaires (1)

While coping with a fussy new administrator, Dr. Westphall investigates suspicious deaths in Ward Five; Martin shocks Fiscus by breaking off their affair; Cavanero has to deal…

7 Dec 14
1982

Legionnaires (2)

Dr. Westphall risks his job by creating an isolation floor to stem the spread of the suspected Legionnaire’s Disease (and the PR fiasco causes administrator Cummings to f…

8 Dec 21
1982

Tweety and Ralph

The search continues for the source of the Legionnaire’s Disease; Cavanero befriends a young woman facing a hysterectomy; Tweety makes a decision about her future; and El…

9 Jan 04
1983

Rain

Morrison regrets making a couple of house calls for an insistent old man; Fiscus has another run-in with a gang member; Ralph takes up eating garbage; White’s daughter ea…

10 Jan 11
1983

Hearts

Ralph masquerades as a doctor; an obese woman gives birth unexpectedly; an old friend of Dr. Samuels joins the staff; and Ehrlich faints during surgery.

11 Jan 18
1983

Graveyard

Dr. Samuels breaks up a late night poker game to perform emergency surgery on a gunshot victim; Morrison lets a Chinese couple perform a folk healing ritual on their dying son;…

12 Feb 01
1983

Release

A sadistic doctor orders White to get his first autopsy consent; an old friend of Dr. Craig’s checks in a sex-change operation; Chandler takes over the case of the John D…

13 Feb 08
1983

Family History

Craig continues to regret his friend’s sex-change operation; John Doe #12 becomes sullen and uncooperative when his real parents arrive to take him home; White’s re…

14 Feb 22
1983

Remission

A lady flasher enlivens the halls and rooms of St. Eligius; Fiscus moves in with Ehrlich; Cavanero faces a difficult choice about a fellowship; Dr. Auschlander’s cancer r…

15 Mar 01
1983

Monday, Tuesday, Sven's Day

Samuels operates on a hooker, who invites all her friends to visit her; Myra White gives her estranged husband some news; the racial tensions reach a climax when the truth abou…

16 Mar 08
1983

The Count

Cavanero helps hide her patient, a porno movie star, from a process server; Armstrong worries about the ethics of a surgeon who does unnecessary heart surgery for kickbacks; Eh…

17 Mar 15
1983

Brothers

A fisherman lobbies Dr. Westphall to let his brother die in peace and dignity; Fiscus substitutes for Ehrlich on a date with Shirley Daniels; and Helen’s stress mounts as…

18 Mar 22
1983

Dog Day Hospital

Helen returns to work following her mastectomy; Fiscus and Daniels visit his aunt Sirca; a pregnant woman invades the OR and holds Ehrlich and Dr. Craig hostage while demanding…

19 Apr 05
1983

Working

Morrison tries to reason with a patient determined to drink himself to death; Chandler faces a malpractice suit after a patient dies unexpectedly in an elevator; White goes cra…

20 Apr 12
1983

Craig in Love

Dr. Craig continues to enjoy Dr. Anya’s companionship; Morrison worries over White’s erratic behavior; and Chandler becomes upset over the casual attitude everyone…

21 Apr 19
1983

Baron Von Munchausen

White attends a drug rehabilitation program; Morrison becomes suspicious that his patient may be a surgery addict; Dr. Craig grapples with an inner-city medical scholarship gro…

22 May 03
1983

Addiction

Morrison’s wife goes into labor; White loses a girlfriend and gains a wife, while falling under suspicion when drugs are stolen; Dr. Craig’s son Steven arrives for…

About St. Elsewhere

St. Eligius Hospital in South Boston was not exactly the world’s best health care center. Despite its flaws, it featured some of the most caring doctors and nurses you could ever meet. Led by Dr. Donald Westphall (and later by Dr. Benjamin Gideon), St. Eligius became a sanctuary for the underdog and the downtrodden. “St. Elsewhere” ran on NBC for six seasons. Originally a ratings flop, NBC picked it up for a second season for the sole purpose of grabbing some additional Emmy nominations. It eventually became a minor hit for The Peacock, until burnout by the writers resulted in its 1988 cancellation. The series was nominated for 63 Emmy Awards and won 13.

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