St. Elsewhere: Season 4

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Sep 18
1985

Remembrance of Things Past

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…

2 Sep 25
1985

Fathers and Sons

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 Auschl…

3 Oct 23
1985

Haunted

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…

4 Oct 30
1985

The Naked and the Dead

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 recita…

5 Nov 06
1985

Slice O'Life

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;…

6 Nov 13
1985

Lost and Found in Space

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.…

7 Nov 20
1985

Close Encounters

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&#…

8 Nov 27
1985

Watch the Skies

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…

9 Dec 04
1985

Sanctuary

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-

10 Dec 11
1985

Loss of Power

Life goes on as the generator fails during a city-wide blackout; Caldwell takes leave to visit a dying friend; Westphall shares a stuck elevator with an Irishman; Dr. Craig and…

11 Dec 18
1985

Santa Claus is Dead

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 b…

12 Jan 08
1986

The Boom Boom Womb

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 yo…

13 Jan 15
1986

To Tell the Truth

Fiscus reluctantly does his outreach work with a couple of feisty old people; Chandler is near yet another explosion; John Doe #6 is claimed by a couple who seem as wacky as he…

14 Jan 22
1986

Family Ties

Dr. Auschlander resents the wealth and influence of the matriarch of an old Massachusetts family admitted for tests; Morrison feels his impending knee surgery; Axelrod tries to…

15 Jan 29
1986

Family Feud

The Endicotts learn that their family’s medical problems are hereditary; Dr. Caldwell prepares for surgery to eliminate his facial scar, but learns that he carries a more…

16 Feb 12
1986

Family Affair

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…

17 Feb 19
1986

Time Heals (1)

St. Eligius’ 50th anniversary spurs memories, including: it’s opening in 1935 under the leadership of Father Joseph McCabe, the arrival of recently emigrated Helen…

18 Feb 20
1986

Time Heals (2)

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,…

19 Feb 26
1986

Out on a Limb

A former nurse returns to St. Eligius as a medical student; a jock desperate to prolong his mediocre career learns the steroids he’s using are killing him; Morrison has d…

20 Mar 05
1986

Come Home, Oh Sapien

Chandler does his outreach work at a crisis hotline, where he draws a suicide on his first night; Ehrlich earns Dr. Craig’s approval after he performs well during an emer…

21 Mar 12
1986

Cheek to Cheek

Novino treats a famous cartoonist whose hands are being crippled by arthritis; Ehrlich ends his OB-GYN stint by examining Mrs. Craig; and MorrisonR…

22 Mar 19
1986

Black's Magic

Dr. Turner returns to St. Eligius in time to deliver the baby of an old patient; Chandler has very bad luck as he searches for her all day; and Dr. Auschlander is trapped in a…

23 Apr 30
1986

The Equalizer

Rosenthal’s first husband and youngest son both return to her life; Chandler comes under fire for his activism against apartheid; Dr. Turner finds it hard to let go of th…

24 May 07
1986

E.R.

The residents worry over who will be asked to return next year; the Craigs worry over the ““Doctor of the Year”“ award dinner; Fiscus grows obsessed wit…

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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