Agatha Ripp

Season 2, Ep 8, Aired 8/10/04
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  • Episode Description
  • A patient named Agatha Ripp comes in to McNamara/Troy. She reveals to Sean & Christian that she had a stigmata, but she says that it was a lie she said to the church so they would accept her, and that she really cut herself. People of the town turn to Agatha for blessing and renewed faith, despite claiming to be a fraud. When a "stigmata" appears on her legs, the doctors do a blood test to learn that it is not her blood. Meanwhile, Julia is experiencing shingles, which Sean attributes to guilt or pressure, and associates it with the Matt-Ava relationship. She breaks the news to Sean that the reason she is under so much stress - he is not Matt's biological father. Sean goes insane and aggressively hurts Julia. He rampages into the office where he beats Christian to the ground. He turns to the church, where he meets Agatha. She reveals everything was fake, and that a sister from the church snuck in and punctured her, and left her own blood so the church would not cut her program. Meanwhile, Liz reveals she is pregnant, but shuts Christian out, who wants to care for the baby. She experiences bruising and spotting, causing her to worry about 'the unknown'. Despite being impacted by Agatha, Liz has an abortion without telling Christian, who is upset that she got rid of the baby because she felt it would be handicapped.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Yeniffer Behrens

    Mrs. Tejera

  • Julian McMahon

    Dr. Christian Troy

  • John Hensley

    Matt McNamara

  • Fionnula Flanagan


  • Cynthia Martells

    Dr. Cynthia Adams

  • Fan Reviews (7)
  • good episode but.

    By surfurs, Dec 30, 2011

  • Faith

    By napen, Sep 16, 2008

  • Faith Off

    By maxpower03, Dec 14, 2007

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    By Tim_Bronx, Aug 14, 2006

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (4)

    • Sean: Agatha Ripp did at least have one point that makes sense. That Bible quote, "Watch out for false prophets, they come to you in sheep´s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves". That´s what the devil is, you know. Not some obvious Machiavellian figure with horns and a tail but a silent foe disguised as friend. Someone you trust, even love, whom you let into your life only to find out too late they´ve made a shambles of it.

    • Liz: I loved being a Catholic when I was a kid. The drama of it. The feeling that there was a mysterious man in the heavens watching out for you. Sean: When did you lapse? Liz: When I became a pro-choice lesbian.

    • Sister: The pain of the flesh doesn't compare to the pain of the soul, Dr. Troy.

    • (after punching Christian to the ground) Sean: I loved you the most!

    Notes (3)

    • Fionnula Flanagan receives the 'and' credit.

    • In the UK this episode was aired on Easter Sunday, which was fairly risky considering the content of the episode.

    • Although listed in the opening credits, John Hensley does not appear in this episode.

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