Breaking Point - Season 1

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  • My Hands Are Clean
    My Hands Are Clean
    Episode 30
    4/27/64
    7.0
    A loan shark mysteriously develops stigmata on his hands, but is it a blessing or a curse?
  • I, the Dancer
    I, the Dancer
    Episode 29
    4/20/64
    5.0
    Newlywed dancer's career is jeopardized by fits of hysteria, which are triggered by her choreographer husband's bizarre view of marriage.
  • Confounding Her Astronomers
    4/6/64
    7.5
    Gifted foster child can quote passages of poetry, but has severe behavioral problems which keep her from being adopted. Dr. Mac uncovers the tragic link between her love of poetry and her destructive behavior.
  • Never Trouble Trouble, 'Til Trouble Troubles You
    Boxer is accused of throwing a fight.
  • Glass Flowers Never Drop Their Petals
    3/23/64
    5.0
    A perfectionist with a seemingly happy marriage attempts suicide when faced with mid-life problems.
  • The Summer House
    The Summer House
    Episode 25
    3/16/64
    5.0
    An expectant mother with schizophrenia needs electroshock therapy, but Dr. Mac fears the treatment may cause her to lose the baby.
  • Shadow of a Starless Night
    3/9/64
    5.0
    Young doctor must learn to cope with sudden blindness.
  • Tides of Darkness
    Tides of Darkness
    Episode 23
    3/2/64
    5.0
    Teenage girl becomes withdrawn after being assaulted.
  • A Child of the Center Ring
    2/24/64
    5.0
    Trapeze artist is paralyzed by her father's death.
  • So Many Pretty Girls, So Little Time
    2/17/64
    8.0
    Married publisher kisses the girls and makes his wife cry.
  • No Squares in My Family Circle
    2/10/64
    5.0
    Criminal family ties cause a guilt-ridden man's headaches and endanger his girlfriend.
  • A Land More Cruel
    A Land More Cruel
    Episode 19
    1/27/64
    5.0
    A fashion designer compulsively craves casual affairs with men. When Dr. Mac tries to help her, she pursues him, too.
  • Better Than a Dead Lion
    1/20/64
    5.0
    Famous author becomes self-destructive.
  • And If Thy Hand Offends Thee
    1/13/64
    5.0
    Man's guilt over his wartime actions paralyzes his hand.
  • A Little Anger is a Good Thing
    1/6/64
    7.5
    Depressed senior citizen meets lonely widow and learns to enjoy life for the first time in 72 years.
  • Don't Cry Baby, Don't Cry
    12/30/63
    5.0
    Women prison inmates care for special-needs children as part of an experiment led by Dr. Mac.
  • Heart of Marble, Body of Stone
    12/23/63
    7.0
    Married model is dominated by her father.
  • The Gnu, Now Almost Extinct
    12/16/63
    5.0
    Elderly actress refuses to accept her husband's death.
  • Millions of Faces
    Millions of Faces
    Episode 12
    12/9/63
    7.5
    Hospital attendant masquerades as a psychiatrist and gains the head nurse as an enemy.
  • Who is Mimi, What is She?
    12/2/63
    5.0
    Mousy young woman is obsessed with flamboyant movie queen.
  • Whatsoever Things I Hear
    11/18/63
    5.0
    When his patient is tried for assault, Dr. Thompson refuses to reveal the man's case history in court because he believes doing so would violate the Hippocratic Oath.
  • And James Was a Very Small Snail
    11/11/63
    5.0
    With intensive therapy and counseling, an autistic boy learns to relate to his family--and they learn to see his potential as well as his limitations.
  • Pelican in the Wilderness
    11/4/63
    5.0
    Rabbi loses faith in God.
  • Crack in an Image
    Crack in an Image
    Episode 7
    10/28/63
    5.0
    An ambitious U.S. Senate candidate fears his 'perfect' image will be destroyed if the news leaks out that his wife is being treated for mental illness.
  • The Bull Roarer
    The Bull Roarer
    Episode 6
    10/21/63
    5.0
    A sensitive young man worries because he's not as macho as his swaggering older brother.
  • There Are the Hip, and There Are the Square
    Distraught beatnik tries to complete the suicide pact that killed her boyfriend.
  • Bird and Snake
    Bird and Snake
    Episode 4
    10/7/63
    7.0
    Bully disrupts group therapy sessions.
  • Fire and Ice
    Fire and Ice
    Episode 3
    9/30/63
    5.0
    Neglected wife loves every man but her husband.
  • Last Summer We Didn't Go Away
    9/23/63
    6.8
    A high school teacher tries to hide the fact that he spent time in a psychiatric ward for treatment of severe claustrophobia during his summer vacation. However, his lingering symptoms soon become apparent to his students.
  • Solo for B-Flat Clarinet
    9/16/63
    5.0
    Dr. Mac treats a disturbed young man and an unhappy actress.