Season 5 Episode 4

And The Heartbeat Goes On

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Oct 27, 2002 on CBS

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  • Becker is commited to visiting a dying patient who previously irritated him because he was something of a hypochrondriac. In spite of his initial reservations Becker spends time and money visiting the man even though he fails to die as quickly as Becker e

    In my opinion the best of the series. Danson is outstanding and the chemistry with Hal Holbrook is very moving. Perhaps a little dark for some taste but a classic. Becker is big hearted in spite of his best efforts to be otherwise. Although Becker spends three hours travelling each way and cash in the process and claims to be inconvenienced by the commitment it is obvious he is acting out of the goodness of his heart. The patient is not expected to last the first night Becker travels back and forth for two weeks with the patient showing little gratitude for his effort. Although both men are on the surface ungratious and unappreciative the script cleverly relies on what is unsaid. This deserves an Emmy in its own right. Two great actors raising the bar because of the chemistry between them.