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Season 1 Episode 3

Heart Stopping

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Nov 28, 2006 on CBS
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Heart Stopping
A woman that three years ago Hanson operated for an aneurysm returns complaining of double vision. After making some test, they find that she has another aneurysm that her chance of surviving surgery is approximately 20%. But when she agrees to surgery, her brother is determined to stop her and at the same time risking her life. Meanwhile, Adrianne falls for an astronomy professor who suffers from face blindness.moreless

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  • They should change the name from Heart Stopping to SHOW Stopping.

    Why is a show that lasts 3 episodes listed as On Hiatus? Its not on Hiatus, its cancelled. I cant remember a single show that gets cancelled this quick and actually came back to life.

    It reminds me of the Wizard of Oz because the Scarecrow wanted a brain. My question is what was the Scarecrow using to talk and carry on conversations? If he didnt have a brain he should have been some kind of zombie just blankly staring ahead. Then to get even dumber, the Wizard hands him a scroll with college degree he didnt earn and all of a sudden he knows things? Uh-that makes no sense. He got a piece of paper instead of a brain? Id say he got rooked! Then again, I think the writers were lying to children since the scarecrow actually had a brain all along. And dont even get me started on the Tin Man and his desire for a human blood pump....moreless
  • Unbelieveably accurate to the experience and how rare the Physician is who can perform it.

    This is episode is particularly nerve-wracking for me and my family because I went through this surgery. It\'s particularly informative in showing the patient makes a qualified decision and having no negativity and while her brother is so fearful for the outcome. The power of positive thinking was really important with my experience. It is also very revealing with regard to stopping her heart to make the graph to the vessel. It was like the experience all over again...riveting for my family to watch. How do I buy a copy? Is this episode based on Dr. Christopher Olgilvy in Boston? A treat for me.moreless
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Armando Riesco

Dr. Thomas Flores

Indira Varma

Indira Varma

Dr. Adrienne Holland

Stanley Tucci

Stanley Tucci

Dr. Douglas Hanson

Mark Feuerstein

Mark Feuerstein

Dr. Jonathan Seger

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Early in the episode, there is a mathematical goof. The patient is told, "Of the 20 faces you were shown only once, you incorrectly identified 62% as repeats." (This would require a fractional incorrect identification of a face).

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Melania: (responding to Seger's query) He's in the O.R.
      Seger: Why?
      Melania: Likes to do his surgeries there?

    • Adrienne: (after Seger describes a medical journal article) How do you know about that?
      Seger:(Sarcastic) Jonathan Seger, I work in the medical field. Pleased to meet you.

    • Adrienne: What can we do for a man with prosopagnosia?
      Hanson: Validate his parking.

    • Hanson: When you wake up in the morning, and you hear that the chance of rain is 80%, do you always grab your umbrella?
      Seger: Yeah.
      Hanson: I always look out the window.

    • Dr. Hanson: Odds are fear expressed numerically. They give people who don't trust their judgement a meaningless number to hide behind.

    • Dr. Hanson: We repaired a vascular malformation for Rebecca three years ago.
      Rebecca: You make it sound like car repair. He clipped an aneurysm near my brain stem before it burst.

    • Dr. Seger: Hi, I'm Dr. Seger. Dr. Hanson's fellow.
      Rebecca (patient): Rebecca Ellis. You must be Hendrickson's replacement.
      Dr. Seger: Actually, I think Zellman replaced Hendrickson and I replaced Zellman.
      Dr. Hanson: No, Zellman replaced Lefleur.
      Dr. Seger: What happened to him?
      Dr. Hanson: Lefleur didn't last too long. I believe he wilted.
      (Rebecca giggles)
      Rebecca: There's a support group for Dr. Hanson's ex-fellows. Chapters all over the country.

    • Dr. Holland: I love the night sky. It reminds me that I'm a lucky coincidence of water molecules floating through space on a rock.

  • NOTES (1)