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St. Elsewhere

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An award-winning, critically acclaimed, ambitious and realistic medical drama about t...more

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Episode 1


St. Eligius is spared the final fury of the wrecker’s ball, after a huge conglomerate company comes to the rescue, the doctors and staff return to a refurbished, shiny new hospital.
The Idiot and the Odyssey
Episode 2

The Idiot and the Odyssey

Dr. Westphall fumes when he is second-guessed by Dr. Gideon, the new head of St. Eligius, who vows to ‘tame’ the hospital staff.
Episode 3

A Moon for the Misbegotten

Dr. Westphall’s resolve to push Ecumena to provide an AIDS-patient program may instead push him out the door of St Eligius forever, and the hospital staff is dismayed at the prospect of losing his fatherly presence.
Episode 4

Ewe Can't Go Home Again

Just as the progressive Dr. Gideon battens down the hatches for a strike by orderlies, Auschlander’s interest in maintaining the hospital’s old values seems to ebb, forcing Gideon to give the former chief of services a pep talk to keep him from leaving.
Episode 5

Night of the Living Bed

It’s a wild ’n’ wooly Halloween when Craig performs the hospital’s first artificial-heart transplant while Chandler angles for the post of chief resident by treating Gideon’s buddy who’s stabled in a haunted room.
Episode 6

The He-Man Woman-Hater's Club

Newlywed Ehrlich feels pangs of conscience when he is invited with Craig to the traditionally all-male Cushing Society Convention, and is paired off with a high-priced call girl.
Episode 7


Craig must ‘play God’ when he interviews a field of needy cardiac candidates: one will receive his new artificial heart, the others will die.
Episode 8

Heart On

Craig’s decision to implant his newly designed artificial heart in a less-than-willing patient is questioned when complications arise during surgery and the recipient’s quality o life is negligible.
Episode 9

Weigh in, Way Out

Time seems to be ticking everyone off as Craig laces up the gloves and enters the square circle to reclaim some of his lost and bloodies youth, and Fiscus abandons all caution and plays an impractical joke on an angry Gideon.
Episode 10

No Chemo, Sabe?

A sizable media contingent waits as doctors gently prod the hospital’s first artificial-heart recipient to walk, roll over or even crawl before the camera, but he refuses to budge.
Episode 11

A Coupla White Dummies Sitting Around Talking

Craig uncharacteristically refuses to bask in the limelight after installing the hospital’s first artificial heart, and its elderly recipient curses Craig’s name for prolonging his agony.
Episode 12

Final Cut

After discontinuing his own chemotherapy, Auschlander defies Gideon and tries to stave off death for a fellow cancer patient by enrolling her in a controversial and experimental treatment program.
Episode 13

Heaven's Skate

Kiem brushes aside the threats of gang members as she struggles to save one of their rivals who was shot.
Episode 14


Morrison must inform a patient that she has incurable Huntington’s disease, and her children must decide if they want to be tested.
Episode 15

Fairytale Theater

Novino is toughed by the devotion of a chivalrous elderly man who brings in his childhood sleeping beauty in the hope that the doctors can magically snap her out of a sixty year ‘spell.’
Episode 16

Down and Out On Beacon Hill

Craig’s life becomes a shambles when Gideon temporarily kicks him out of St Eligius during a malpractice suit, his divorcing wife kicks him out of his home and a thieving bum just plain kicks his tail.
Episode 17

Their Own

Dr. Westphall, who let St. Eligius to set up a simple practice in a quaint New Hampshire community, is visited by the feuding Craigs, Novino and his daughter Lizzie.
Episode 18

The Naked Civil Surgeon

Some of the doctors shyly agree to an experimental surgery procedure which requires them to work unclothed. A dewy-eyed Auschlander greets the son he never Knew, and bone-weary Morrison and Novino find enough strength to share an intimate moment.
Episode 19

Requiem for a Heavyweight

A suspended Craig isn’t around to help Axelrod whose life is threatened by a severe heart attack. Ellen breaks off her romance with Gideon, and Rosenthal confronts old demons when her family joins her in a rocky therapy session for her drug dependency.
Episode 20

Split Decision

A renewed Craig, returns to work with a vengeance, defies Gideon and arranges multiple-organ transplants from a single donor, which endangers the lives of the three recipients.
Episode 21

The Abby Singer Show

The annual awards dinner for Doctor of the Year has the medicos sorting out their towering dreams and infernal failures when a fire breaks out and strands them forty-two stories high.
Episode 22

The Last One

Lives and careers are in the balance as Auschlander labors mightily to keep St. Eligius from closing and promises a major announcement.


About this Show

St. Elsewhere

An award-winning, critically acclaimed, ambitious and realistic medical drama about the always under-the-gun doctors and nurses of St. Eligius, an understaffed, underfunded, and always chaotic teaching hospital in a deteriorating section of Boston.

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