St. Elsewhere: Season 6

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Sep 16
1987

Resurrection

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…

2 Sep 23
1987

The Idiot and the Odyssey

Gideon and Westphall argue over an AIDS clinic, Ehrlich looks for a mysterious woman on his wedding day, Kiem experiments with hypnosis, and Joanne bl…

3 Sep 30
1987

A Moon For the Misbegotten

The AIDS clinic becomes a showdown between Dr. Westphall and Dr. Gideon; Griffin tries to avoid his AIDS patient’s hom…

4 Oct 21
1987

Ewe Can't Go Home Again

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…

5 Oct 28
1987

Night of the Living Bed

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 Eh…

6 Nov 04
1987

The He-Man Woman Hater's Club

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 i…

7 Nov 11
1987

Handoff

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 i…

8 Nov 18
1987

Heart On

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.…

9 Dec 02
1987

Weigh In, Way Out

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…

10 Dec 09
1987

No Chemo, Sabe?

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 me…

11 Dec 16
1987

A Coupla White Dummies Sitting Around Talking

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 h…

12 Jan 06
1988

Final Cut

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 tell…

13 Jan 13
1988

Heaven's Skate

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 f…

14 Feb 03
1988

Curtains

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 perfo…

15 Feb 10
1988

Fairytale Theater

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 s…

16 Feb 17
1988

Down and Out On Beacon Hill

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 Luc…

17 Apr 20
1988

Their Town

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…

18 Apr 27
1988

The Naked Civil Surgeon

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 <…

19 May 04
1988

Requiem For a Heavyweight

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; Rosenth…

20 May 11
1988

Split Decision

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…

21 May 18
1988

The Abby Singer Show

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 div…

22 May 25
1988

The Last One

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…

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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