Chicago Hope

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    • Gray Matters
      Gray Matters
      Season 6 - Episode 14
      After two children suffer liver failure, the father learns that he can donate part of his liver... but to only one child. His snap decision upsets Wilkes. Gina and Aaron are dating, however, he wants to keep it a secret. The relationship is tested when Dr. Weber comes back to the hospital. McNeil writes a prescription for a cancer patient that he'll come to regret.moreless
    • The Quarantine
      The Quarantine
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      Tensions run high as hard truths ring out when Jeffrey, Danny, Camille, Maggie, Aaron, Arthur and Phillip are quarantined in an empty operating room after a possible exposure to Ebola. Jeffrey and Danny perform an emergency bypass after Arthur has a massive heart attack. Aaron and Camille reconcile.
    • Deliverance
      Season 4 - Episode 20
      When Diane goes into labor, and Billy can't be found, she asks Kate to be her coach. Wilkes must keep an abusive man busy while he treats his family to keep them safe from him. McNeil talks Catera into letting him take dance lessons with her. Diane needs an emergency c-section when she starts bleeding profusely and the baby goes into distress.moreless
    • Leave of Absence
      Leave of Absence
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      Geiger's bravado is put to the test when hospital counsel Alan Birch is shot by street thugs. Meanwhile, Grad agonizes over not being able to help Alan and Watters regrets his recent harsh words with the lawyer.
    • Bridge Over Troubled Watters
      Bridge Over Troubled Watters
      Season 4 - Episode 21

      Dr. Watters' son is found dead in his apartment and Phillip must accept the fact that he committed suicide. Dr. Austin brings her daughter to the hospital and she becomes fascinated with the blood and guts aspects of her mother's work. Dr. Catera becomes uncomfortable with Dr. McNeil's romantic pursuits, until she watches one of her patients (who is in much the same situation).

    • The Son Also Rises
      The Son Also Rises
      Season 3 - Episode 19
      Aaron discovers that his late father wasn't his biological parent when he meets the eccentric sculptor who is. Phillip learns something about his estranged son when an emergency arises. Kate treats an 11 year-old genius who hungers for contact with his overwhelmed father.
    • The Breast and the Brightest
      The Breast and the Brightest
      Season 5 - Episode 4
      Grad accuses a mother are starving her infant to death. Shutt and Catera disagree over a neurological patient. Austin announces her plans with NASA, and Watters taked away her status as Chief of Surgery. Yeats uses his "sixth sense" to diagnose a patient.
    • Cold Hearts
      Cold Hearts
      Season 6 - Episode 17
      McNeil struggles to be civil to an obnoxious female wrestler known as “The Death Angel”, who scares a little girl on the way to surgery and complicates her treatment. Dr. Shutt needs to devise a new surgical option for her tricky brain aneurysm, and gets help from Drs. Simon and Alberghetti. Meanwhile, Wilkes' son Raymond demands that his father treat his ailing pet tarantula.moreless
    • Transplanted Affection
      Transplanted Affection
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      Watters steps in and asks Geiger to take on Austin's transplant patient as she struggles with her ex husband for custody of their daughter. Sutton brings a brain-dead woman into the hospital to deliver her baby.
    • Upstairs, Downstairs
      Upstairs, Downstairs
      Season 6 - Episode 6
      A man rushes his pregnant wife to the ER when she starts bleeding profusely, but has a heart attack and dies when he learns she miscarries. Desperate to have his baby, the doctors propose harvesting his sperm to impregnate her. But legal nightmares ensue, and the story is leaked to the tabloids. Dr. Simon treats a young boy with a brain tumor.moreless
    • Full Moon
      Full Moon
      Season 1 - Episode 21
      As Jeffrey's anxieties grow over having a relationship with Geri, so does his model train layout, and he finds a fellow aficionado of the rails in Alan. After a terminally ill Charles Ellis is readmitted to the hospital with appendicitis, Dennis continues to honor his wish to stay alive as long as possible by fighting valiantly to get him the appendectomy he desperately needs. During the dinner party he arranges so that Geri and Laurie could meet, Jeffrey has a major meltdown after Laurie gets to the core of his problems with intimacy.moreless
    • Heartbreak
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      Camille has an innocent and unavoidable mishap in the operating room during a heart transplant on the rabbi who performed her wedding. She blames herself when he dies later, although the incident was unrelated. Racked with guilt, Camille reveals the accident, against orders, to the rabbi's widow at a really bad time. Alan's ingenuity prevents the hospital from a major lawsuit by demanding an autopsy. Aaron and Camille battle over his lack of support in the aftermath of the rabbi's death. An inexperienced young nurse challenges Dr. Thurmond's morals and patience.moreless
    • Over the Rainbow
      Over the Rainbow
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      Jeffrey runs afoul of the trustees when a grieving husband has second thoughts after allowing him to test an artificial heart on the body of the man's newly deceased wife. Alan comes to the rescue when a patient's HMO refuses to cover Aaron's operating on her very complicated and potentially fatal brain tumor. Jeffrey visits his wife Laurie, a straitjacketed patient in a mental hospital who apologizes for drowning their son Joey. Arthur's refusal to remove his wagging finger from Jeffrey's face during an argument leaves him with a bitten digit, and enables Jeffrey to diagnose the curable medical condition that's causing Arthur's resting tremor.moreless
    • Simon Sez
      Simon Sez
      Season 6 - Episode 16
      A mentally challenged couple enters the hospital because the husband needs open-heart surgery. The wife confides in Dr. Simon that she is having trouble getting pregnant. Simon investigates, and realizes she was sterilized without her consent.
    • Physician, Heal Thyself
      Physician, Heal Thyself
      Season 4 - Episode 24
      When Dr. Wilkes takes his son to school, gunfire erupts. The victims are brought to Chicago Hope and Wilkes finds himself having to deal with his sons post-traumatic distress. Kronk reacts more emotionally now that he's a father. The situation brings up issues about his son's death for Phillip. Dr. Catera operates on the shooter. Kate is having flashbacks from the incident at the cabin. And all of Dr. Shutt's skills are put to the test.moreless
    • Sympathy for the Devil
      Sympathy for the Devil
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      Aaron wakes up from a coma, but it still hasn't been determined if he has brain damage. Dr. Grad treats a clueless 15 year old girl who is HIV positive. Dr. Kronk must decide whether or not to grant the request of a convicted child molester who wants to be castrated. McNeil, feeling a high from his newly found recovery, doesn't want Hancock's patient to have an "easy cure" for heroin addiction.moreless
    • Liver, Hold the Mushrooms
      Liver, Hold the Mushrooms
      Season 4 - Episode 17
      A family eats poisonous mushrooms and the mother and two sons must receive a liver transplant. A donor is found for the mother and the father is a match for the two sons. The father decides to have a live donor transplant, but is told by Kronk that only one of his children can receive the organ. Austin and Cacaci have to attend a sensitivity seminar, which only makes Austin worse. With Shutt's help a patient remembers a sexual abuse that happened during childhood, but the parent vehemently deny it ever happening. Drs. Grad and Kronk get kicked out of lamaze class.moreless
    • Life Lines
      Life Lines
      Season 2 - Episode 17
      Dr. Shutt proceeds with Eric Dipretto's psychosurgery while Austin campaigns for the position of chief of surgery and Bix continues to lose control. Dr. Kronk is determined to perform a controversial intestinal transplant on Danny's former boss and good friend, a restauranteur who just wants to enjoy a good meal again.moreless
    • Love on the Rocks
      Love on the Rocks
      Season 3 - Episode 25
      McNeil doesn't cope well with the demands for attention from Karen, his "roommate" and a therapy patient claiming that McNeil's his father. Billy learns that Aaron kissed Diane, and handles it very badly. A depressed Nyland gets one more unwelcome surprise. Phillip receives an offer from Emma.
    • Last One Out, Get the Lights
      Last One Out, Get the Lights
      Season 2 - Episode 23
      Tommy places a bid to buy out the hospital with the intention of firing Kate as soon as the deal goes through. As Valerie continues her affair with Danny, Jack lets Danny know that he's aware of their relationship. Elizabeth is readmitted after Andy beats her again, and Andy takes his revenge when Dennis attempts to help his sister escape the cycle of spousal abuse. A mysterious biohazard accompanies a patient admitted to the E.R., and immediately begins to fell the staff. After Kate pleads the hospital's case, Jack agrees to counter Tommy's offer, but only if Phillip fires Danny. Kate and Tommy threaten to expose each other's secrets. After Diane's work for the last two years is called into question and her grant money is suspended, she decides to go to Africa to do research with a colleague. Tommy courts Aaron's support. Feeling under-appreciated and ill-respected, Camille resigns. Realizing that Tommy will stop at nothing to destroy her, a desperate Kate flees with their daughter and goes into hiding.moreless
    • Women on the Verge
      Women on the Verge
      Season 2 - Episode 16
      Billy's ex-girlfriend seeks his advice about a health problem she's afraid is related to her gender transition. Austin treats an impressionable teenage boy with a heart condition and a crush on her. Dr. Konstadt, off her medication, acts injudiciously when Shutt seeks permission from a reluctant board to perform surgery on Eric.moreless
    • White Trash
      White Trash
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      A clueless, but despondent teen is hiding a terrible secret, with life and death consequences. A man who is brought to the ER has been brutally raped. Austin begins her relationship with Danny. Drs. Kronk and Grad wed at the airport as Billy departs. A young basketball player has a career-threatening heart defect.moreless
    • Humpty Dumpty
      Humpty Dumpty
      Season 6 - Episode 5
      All of the doctors go to Herculean lengths to fight to save Cacaci's life after he jumps off the roof of the hospital. However, Cacaci's fiancée claims that someone must have pushed him. And when Cacaci's ex-wives show up, they all describe him as the sweetest guy in the world; very different from the Cacaci the doctors know.moreless
    • Team Play
      Team Play
      Season 6 - Episode 1
      When a plastic surgeon neglects his patient, Dr. Simon ends up in the position of having to inform the family of his death after what should have been a routine procedure. Jack's Priest raises eyebrows when he is genitally mutilated during a mugging and wants additional surgery to regain sexual function. Drs. Hanlon and Watters unsuccessfully tries to get Geiger to perform surgery on a young boy. But when Jeffrey's daughter befriends him, she insists that her dad performs it, without knowing he had previously refused.moreless
    • Brain Salad Surgery
      Brain Salad Surgery
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      After suffering from an aneurysm, Dr. Shutt hallucinates, and views his life as a musical.
    • Missed Conception
      Missed Conception
      Season 3 - Episode 16
      An old friend of Austin's asks for help in getting pregnant. A cancer patient needs marijuana for her well being. Shutt's friend returns from Italy without his wife.
    • Positive I.D.s
      Positive I.D.s
      Season 3 - Episode 21
      Grad tries to persuade a hesitant Kronk to perform a double mastectomy on a healthy woman does not have cancer but who does have the gene for breast cancer and a family history of the illness. Austin struggles to get a reluctant Sara into an exclusive girls school. Nyland returns to work following his accident and throws himself into trying to identify a severely beaten and comatose young woman.moreless
    • On Golden Pons
      On Golden Pons
      Season 4 - Episode 11
      After a little too much holiday cheer Wilkes is charged with a DUI and must serve a community service in Dr. Hancock's clinic. Watters discovers that his accountant has left the country with Watters money. Shutt turns over a patient to Catera, and the two clash over whether she should perform a dangerous surgery on the patient. Dr. McNeil is elected to play Santa and is a huge hit in the childrens ward. Grad receives her Christmas present a little early.moreless
    • Cabin Fever
      Cabin Fever
      Season 4 - Episode 9
      McNeil offers his cabin to Drs. Austin, Catera, and Grad, whom each want to get away from the city for a while. While at the cabin they receive a visit from an unexpected and deadly visitor.
    • Winging It
      Winging It
      Season 4 - Episode 8
      Austin and NcNeil fly to London for a conference and are forced to perform lifesaving surgery with only an airline medical kit. Shutt begins his psychiatric residency.
    • Boys Will Be Girls
      Boys Will Be Girls
      Season 6 - Episode 13
      A biological male has been raised to live his life as a girl after a 'slip of a knife' as an infant. Now a teenager, and desperate to live in his true gender, McNeil goes to court to try to get permission for his transition. Simon and Alberghetti offer a woman with Alzheimer's disease an experimental vaccine.moreless
    • Objects are Closer Than They Appear
      Wilkes needs to figure out how a presumably healthy 15 year old dies, so her identical twin doesn't meet the same fate. A young friend of Kate's daughter is brought into the ER in cardiac arrest. The estranged brother of a comatose lesbian wants to make the medical decisions for her instead of her longtime partner.moreless
    • Small Sacrifices
      Small Sacrifices
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      Billy Kronk, a hotshot young surgeon and hockey player, arrives in the E.R. with a critically injured teammate whose life he's saved. He immediately takes charge, steamrollering over Phillip. A mugger with a bizarre fetish, has bitten off the finger of a concert flautist, submits to surgery to retrieve the digit so it can be reattached. But unknown to Dr. Infante, it's someone else's finger, creating a legal nightmare. Godfrey Nabbott is back to sue the hospital for all of his medical mishaps.moreless
    • The Lung and the Restless
      The Lung and the Restless
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      Kate suspects that the parents of a boy who needs a lung transplant may have pressured his sister, who is mentally retarded, into being his donor. Diane learns that she's pregnant. Billy announces that he's going to South America. Aaron tries biofeedback.
    • The Heavens Can Wait
      The Heavens Can Wait
      Season 5 - Episode 23
      The E.R. is flooded with teenagers poisoned by an unknown psychoactive rave drug. Kate and Sara are hit by a drunk driver, and Kate's injuries ruin her chance at NASA. Phillip's fate is decided.
    • Curing Cancer
      Curing Cancer
      Season 5 - Episode 24
      Aaron consults Dr. Gina Simon, a pediatric neurosurgeon after being presented with a 9-week old baby suffering from seizures. Jeffrey Geiger returns to the hospital and promptly fires half the staff, whom then sue to get their jobs back.
    • From Soup to Nuts
      From Soup to Nuts
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      Watters blames Birch for their poor showing after they're ambushed by a state senator during televised health-care hearings. Sutton operates on a pregnant woman's unborn child. Laurie remarries and asks Geiger to attend the ceremony, which will be presided over by "Evita Peron."
    • Kiss of Death
      Kiss of Death
      Season 5 - Episode 22
      Kate rekindles a relationship with an old lover to whom she was married for two days, with surprising results. Dr. Catera tries to treat a pregnant woman with brain cancer in a way that she's still able to deliver her baby. Cacaci forces Aaron to investigate his charge that Phillip had an affair with a patient.moreless
    • Vigilance and Care
      Vigilance and Care
      Season 6 - Episode 4
      Dr. McNeil goes to magnificent lengths to save the arm of a young baseball star - and is sued when he doesn't succeed. A little girl is brought into the ER after being hit by a car. Although she isn't badly hurt, the situation is complicated because she is unable to communicate at all, and Dr. Shutt has to figure out why.moreless
    • Right to Life
      Right to Life
      Season 2 - Episode 14
      Hancock's practice and his freedom are threatened when he saves the life of a hemorrhaging pregnant woman by aborting her fetus, which stirs up strong emotions when the woman denounces his actions. Kronk recoils at first from treating a drag queen with AIDS. Another new lawyer faces a baptism of fire as hospital legal counsel.moreless
    • Take My Wife, Please
      Take My Wife, Please
      Season 3 - Episode 15
      Aaron's practical joker college roommate arrives for a visit and announces that he wants Aaron to marry his widow, Aaron's former girlfriend, when the malignant and inoperable tumor in his brain finally takes his life in a few weeks. Keith and Danny continue to clash. Aaron runs into an old friend as he stumbles home after a night of drinking with his college roommate. Gina has a miscarriage, but a grieving Keith wonders if it wasn't deliberate. Karen suspects that Jack's gambling again, but Jack ignores any questioning. Maricela puts the moves on Aaron. Karen is wary when Jack finally comes to her for help.moreless
    • Thoughts of You
      Thoughts of You
      Season 6 - Episode 20
      McNeil goes against procedure and red tape and performs a hip replacement surgery. Shutt and Simon transplant a computer into a patient's brain in an attempt to help him communicate. Alberghetti tries to ignore her feelings for Miller.
    • Viagra-Vated Assault
      Viagra-Vated Assault
      Season 5 - Episode 6
      Several doctors make questionable decisions, including Jack ignoring his promise to a patient to not give him a blood transfusion, with serious consequences; Aaron's treatment of a musician who is his hero, and who fears his creativity may be stifled by taking medication prescribed for his bipolar disorder; Keith's behavior towards Cacaci's son, who drives the staff crazy as he "supervises" the ER, behaving exactly like his father.moreless
    • Cutting Edges
      Cutting Edges
      Season 1 - Episode 14
      Laurie asks Jeffrey for a divorce so that she can marry another patient at the mental institution, Gilbert Weeks, who is a lawyer. Spurred by this news, Jeffrey suggests that Aaron perform an experimental procedure which may cure her schizophrenia. Fearing that he will lose Laurie if she is cured, Gilbert goes to court to stop the procedure. Dr. Kronk becomes a member of the staff, and sees a teen-aged patient of his friend. The patient is diagnosed with breast cancer and refuses to have surgery. Dr. Hancock uses the right approach to allay her fears of disfigurement.moreless
    • Y'Gotta Have Heart
      Y'Gotta Have Heart
      Season 6 - Episode 2
      A heart becomes available for transplant, but there are two patients waiting for it, and Drs. Geiger and Watters must choose who will receive it - a potential patron or the hospital's newsstand operator. Jeffrey tries to place Alicia into an exclusive kindergarten. Aaron tries to hold a welcoming party for the new doctors.moreless
    • Oh, What a Piece of Work is Man
      Oh, What a Piece of Work is Man
      Season 6 - Episode 3
      A doctor with Tourette's Syndrome is brought to Chicago Hope to operate on an infant with a severe heart defect. A patient comes into the ER with what he claims to be Albert Einstein's brain, and gives it to Dr. Wilkes. A woman is using plastic surgery to make herself look like a Barbie Doll.moreless
    • Love and Hope
      Love and Hope
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      The staff has its hands full when a man suffering the after-effects of amyl nitrite, suffers a domino effect of complications which requires multiple treatments and surgeries. Alan takes one for the team right on the nose when he strains credulity trying to put the patient's situation in the best light. Geri and Jeffrey make peace. Camille is concerned after Aaron suffers from performance anxiety on their first date after reconciling. Jeffrey agrees to run his wife's Christmas concert in the mental institution, but it overwhelms her, and puts additional strain on her fragile state. Danny and Maggie can't keep their hands off each other. Jeffrey confesses to Camille his despair about Laurie's condition and his future.moreless
    • One Hundred and One Damnations
      One Hundred and One Damnations
      Season 5 - Episode 5
      The hospital prepares for the Doctor of the Year party, and several old friends drop by. Watters goes into a virus-induced coma and gets some words of wisdom from Alan Birch. Camille Shutt returns for the party and Aaron discovers he still has feeling for her. Dr. Nyland returns to the hospital and reveals that he has really changed his life. Geiger also visits the hospital.moreless
    • Vanishing Acts
      Vanishing Acts
      Season 5 - Episode 19
      Diane tries to help grieving parents when their three year old child dies. As part of an experiment, Aaron is institutionalized. But when the person who arranges it for him has a heart attack, he can't get out.
    • Songs from the Cuckoo Birds
      Songs from the Cuckoo Birds
      Season 1 - Episode 22
      Following Dr. Joseph's witnessing of Dr. Geiger's actions, the medical board suspends him until his case can be reviewed. However, there is some disagreement among the hospital's staff as to whether or not the suspension is in their best interests.
    • The Virus
      The Virus
      Season 1 - Episode 20
      When the Board of Health closes the hospital doors after several patients die from a deadly staph infection, the staff scrambles to find the source of the infection. Jeffrey and Geri help each other work through feelings of grief, loss, and guilt.
    • Miller Time
      Miller Time
      Season 6 - Episode 19
      A smooth talking CEO, Hugh Miller, takes charge of the hospital when it is bought by an HMO, and starts shaking things up. A couple won't terminate a pregnancy when it's discovered that their baby has a malformed brain, so Aaron and Gina come up with a plan to do an experimental fetal operation. Miller gives permission to proceed, in part because he also owns a cable TV network, and plans to televise the procedure. But the parents aren't so sure, and then they accidentally observe Shutt and Simon in an embarrassing situation.moreless
    • Absent Without Leave
      Absent Without Leave
      Season 4 - Episode 23
      Aaron is spurred on to be spontaneous, and goes AWOL to California with Samara (Lauren Bacall). Wilkes takes an interest in a single mother who is HIV+ and a crack addict. Billy's eccentric mother makes an unannounced visit. A woman offers Dr. Hancock money to sterilize patients who are drug addicts.moreless
    • Back to the Future
      Back to the Future
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      Kate cares for her dying father and gets some words of wisdom from Tommy when he brings Sara for a visit. Philip recruits Dr. Jack McNeil to head up orthopedics. Diane returns, only to find that Billy has remained in Africa and that her lab has turned into a storage room. Keith places himself in legal jeopardy when he decides to help an injured drug courier evade arrest. Aaron persuades Tommy to give the hospital six months to turn itself around with Philip at the helm.moreless
    • Sexual Perversity in Chicago Hope
      Sexual Perversity in Chicago Hope
      Season 2 - Episode 18
      Grad and Kronk reluctantly team up to counsel an inexperienced couple on sexual techniques. Dr. Sutton finds himself unnerved by a sexually precocious young woman at Dr. Hancock's clinic. Aaron tries befriending a resident, but finds himself misinterpretted.
    • Great White Hope
      Great White Hope
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      Phillip fights to protect a promising young boxer at his gym, whose father is injecting with steroids. A pregnant young teenager carrying a baby with a heart defect seeks Alan's help when she is unable to find adoptive parents. Aaron discovers Angela isn't as trustworthy as he believed after his tax audit reveals a problem.moreless
    • Genevieve and Fat Boy
      Genevieve and Fat Boy
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      After Karen begins having seizures, Aaron discovers that she is terminally ill with multiple brain metastases of melanoma cancer. Geiger resents having to perform surgery on a mobster about to enter the witness protection program. Camille shows some very questionable judgment. When the residents attempt to pull a practical joke on Jeffrey, they unwittingly provide comfort to a dying Karen.moreless
    • Hearts and Minds
      Hearts and Minds
      Season 2 - Episode 15
      A heart transplant patient returns to the hospital with chest pains and emotional changes that challenge the notion of what really is exchanged in a transplant. Shutt is approached by a direct, self-confident psychiatrist who insists he perform psychosurgery on a 12-year-old boy with an obsessive-compulsive disorder that severely limits the life he is leading.moreless
    • Big Hand for the Little Lady
      Big Hand for the Little Lady
      Season 5 - Episode 15
      When a woman loses her hand, and her mother loses her life in a car accident, McNeil wants to perform a hand transplant from mother to daughter. Kate gets a shuttle assignment from NASA. A childhood friend of Phillip's visits him and asks for one of his kidneys.
    • The Parent Rap
      The Parent Rap
      Season 2 - Episode 20
      Kate loses her control and her compassion when her father is admitted with an operable surgical condition but refuses it on religious grounds. Geiger turns up again at the hospital, this time as part of a clown troop there to entertain the patients. Sutton delivers a baby with ambigous genitalia whose parents are equally ambigious about they feel about their offspring.moreless
    • Stand
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      Diane struggles with survivors guilt in the aftermath of Alan's death. Shutt is challenged by a frustrated MS patient who refuses to quietly accept that Aaron can't help him. Austin fills in for the absent Watters. Dr. Sutton comes up with a way to exorcise Geiger's spirit from the hospital. Phillip finds solace with a special visitor.moreless
    • Second Chances
      Second Chances
      Season 3 - Episode 20
      Nyland's life hangs in the balance when he slams his car into a wall. A prominent author who is a hero of Kate's, needs a second heart transplant for which he isn't eligible. McNeil descends into a major gambling bender, and takes Kronk for a ride.
    • Risky Business
      Risky Business
      Season 4 - Episode 22
      Hancock's colleagues react badly when he consults with them about treating a 12 year old who is gender dysphoric. And while the patient's mother is confused, her boyfriend is violent when he hears about it. A famous artist who has an inoperable brain tumor befriends Aaron. Karen Wilder and Dr. Austin clash over the treatment of a pregnant woman. Dr. Austin wants to operate on the woman to cure a hernia that is hurting the fetus. Karen Wilder believes that they should wait because there was so much risk to the fetus by operating now. Lisa is jealous when Jack has lunch with his an old flame - Karen Wilder.moreless
    • Freeze Outs
      Freeze Outs
      Season 1 - Episode 16
      The staff works to save a young boy who was submerged in a frozen lake for several hours. Jeffrey and Geri have a little digestive mishap on their way to pursuing a relationship. Dennis fights to get an experimental treatment for a patient with AIDS, and finds an unexpected ally in Alan.moreless
    • Home is Where the Heartache Is
      Home is Where the Heartache Is
      Season 5 - Episode 16
      Jack returns home to his abusive father after his brother's death. Billy's friend comes to the hospital for a heart transplant, and ends up getting an experimental procedure after the hospital receives the wrong organ. Fearing the impact of HMOs on his practice, Joe begins to sell Doorway products.
    • Everybody's Special at Chicago Hope
      A coma victim awakens after 15 years. Miller learns firsthand how his cutbacks have affected the quality of care when a heart attack turns him into a patient - and what happens when the man who saves him is denied coverage.
    • Broken Hearts
      Broken Hearts
      Season 4 - Episode 12
      Austin operates on a pregnant patient with a damaged heart and learns that she had taken the controversial diet pill Phen-phen. An accident reunites Watters and an old flame, the woman he had an affair with. Shutt has his first breakthrough. McNeil and Catera grow closer, while Jack strings Karen Wilder along.. Kate is dealing with the trauma at the cabin, but she feels alone in dealing with it. Diane works with a woman who has a cyst on her ovary... but believes it is a fetus and refuses to remove it.moreless
    • ... And the Hand Played On
      ... And the Hand Played On
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      Dr. Shutt may have brain damage after his aneurism, so a new neurosurgeon, Dr. Lisa Catera, is brought into the hospital. Dr. Austin gets trapped on an elevator with a sexy electrician.
    • Out of Africa
      Out of Africa
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      Kate returns to Chicago to face possible arrest and her ex-husband, as well as suspension at work. Aaron ponders Philip's bitterness over Aaron's apparent support of Tommy Wilmette. Dennis struggles to regain his health. Dr. Nyland returns to find a new doctor in charge of the trauma service. Kronk and Grad continue to quarrel as he prepares to leave Africa.moreless
    • Playing Through
      Playing Through
      Season 5 - Episode 14
      During a C-section on Diane's HIV+ friend, she cuts herself and is exposed to the virus. Jack works through his hurt when he sees Lisa and Bobby kissing, by playing golf through the hospital. A homeless woman harasses a sick Yeats outside his apartment, and he can't get any sleep. The entire team works furiously to save an unidentified man who has been hit by a train saving a child.moreless
    • Colonel of Truth
      Colonel of Truth
      Season 3 - Episode 23
      Kate finds herself in a no-win situation when Sara's teammate is seriously injured during a baseball game. Phillip's Colonel from Vietnam is admitted with severe rheumatoid arthritis but refuses treatment. Wilkes puts Nyland on probation. Shutt get a TV gig.
    • Sarindipity
      Season 5 - Episode 1
      Dr. Shutt begins to do surgery again although his future in psychiatry is uncertain. A "suicide doctor" tries to get the hospital transplant committee to use organs that were not harvested properly, and promises one to Austin's patient without her consent. Sarin gas is released in a bank threatening many lives including Hancock's, who risks his own to save others. Wilkes loses it after the incident on the heels of the previous shooting at his son's school, leading him to take a drastic step. Diane returns to work after her maternity leave.moreless
    • A Day in the Life
      A Day in the Life
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      Austin's cystic fibrosis patient is just one of four patients needing transplants who have to wait in fear and hope when a potential donor appears but is prematurely pronounced dead and entered into the donor system by the inexperienced Eggert.
    • The Heart to Heart
      The Heart to Heart
      Season 6 - Episode 8
      A liver arrives at Chicago Hope---intended for a patient who needs a heart-lung transplant immediately. What to do? Alberghetti has heard of a radical procedure developed by a Sri Lankan surgeon. It is radical, but it has worked on goats and besides, there are no other options. Nor is there a surgeon on hand who knows how to perform it. Meanwhile, details are shared about Hanlon and McNeils' first date - a complete disaster.moreless
    • Leggo My Ego
      Leggo My Ego
      Season 3 - Episode 22
      Word of Billy's and Diane's engagement receives a mixed reception at the hospital. Kate alienates Phillip and the board of directors, while a reporter follows her around the hospital. Jack returns from vacation with a windfall and a feverish belief he's on a winning streak. Aaron and Jack takes on the delicate job of operating on a newborn with an exposed spinal cord.moreless
    • The Ties that Bind
      The Ties that Bind
      Season 4 - Episode 15
      Catera must operate on a 5-year-old who is suddenly stricken with seizures. An HIV-postive friend of Dr. Grad's talks to her about the advisability of getting pregnant. When Diane discovers a lump in her breast, she is afraid that neither of them will see their children grow up. A mother and daughter come into the ER handcuffed together, and have a number of crises.moreless
    • Faith, Hope & Surgery
      Faith, Hope & Surgery
      Season 6 - Episode 11
      Simon's neurological operation on her mentor goes awry and the man slips into a coma. But his misfortune proves to be a blessing for others, beginning with his deeply religious 79-year-old mother, who suddenly no longer needs her walker after praying over him. Meanwhile, Geiger finds a researcher working on human cloning in a lab in the hospital basement. McNeil's friendship with Alberghetti hits a snag.moreless
    • White Rabbit
      White Rabbit
      Season 6 - Episode 7
      The hospital is quarantined after it's inundated with the victims of a mysterious and deadly plague, which spreads to the hospital staff. A five year old girl can't be found as she chases the pet rabbit of the first plague victim throughout the hospital. A man with a tree limb through his chest has to be admitted to the ER despite the quarantine if he is to live.moreless
    • Death Be Proud
      Death Be Proud
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      Geiger strongly objects when an old nemesis is offered a job as the head of the plastic surgery department. In the interim, they are able to set aside their differences to bring some peace to the mother of a young girl who dies during surgery. A nurse impedes Aaron's plan to allow Karen to die peacefully.moreless
    • Liver Let Die
      Liver Let Die
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      Dennis and Jack clash over the best mode of treating the arthritic knee of a world class cyclist. Aaron makes a new friend when he takes on a new research assistant. Kate and Danny have their suspensions reviewed by the board. Phillip plunges back into patient care by performing an experimental procedure on a woman who exhibits unusual complications from a liver tumor. Caroline discovers that orthopedics are not for her. Dennis faces an emotional struggle in the aftermath of his shooting.moreless
    • Painful Cuts
      Painful Cuts
      Season 6 - Episode 15
      Geiger is under enormous pressure from the hospital board to make drastic cuts, and because his daughter is facing life threatening surgery. He had operated on her when she was born (with congenital heart defects), but that was before she was his daughter. Now he's insisting on doing the surgery again, even though it's not permitted under hospital policy. Dr. Hanlon performs an appendectomy on an uninsured conjoined twin.moreless
    • And Baby Makes 10
      And Baby Makes 10
      Season 5 - Episode 21
      The delivery of 8 babies from one mother prompts debate and consternation about their treatment - and their existence. Yeats ends up treating an ailing gorilla. Cacaci threatens Watters' career. Aaron is having difficulty with his depressed dog.
    • Karmic Relief
      Karmic Relief
      Season 5 - Episode 13
      Kate learns that she has an ovarian cyst which could ruin her plans to fly with NASA. To help her deal with the stress about it, she agrees to go on a Yoga retreat with Bobby. Sara nominates Jack to be her babysitter for the weekend, but she takes something he says too literally when he tries to alleviate her fears about her mother going to space, with dire consequences.moreless
    • Quiet Riot
      Quiet Riot
      Season 2 - Episode 21
      The ER looks like the only game in town as a very disturbed family one by one injures each other during a therapy session. Geiger and his fellow clowns return to cheer up children injured in a bus accident, with a musical rendition of "The Emperor's New Clothes".
    • Tantric Turkey
      Tantric Turkey
      Season 5 - Episode 9
      Diane is obsessing about having an elaborate gourmet Thanksgiving celebration, when Billy's mother shows up ready to give birth. The delusional star of the road company of "Jesus Christ Superstar", is brought to the ER when he falls ill. The reincarnated spiritual leader of Dr. Yeats is brought to the hospital with chest pains.moreless
    • Christmas Truce
      Christmas Truce
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      Aaron is baffled when a seizure lands Camille in the ER. Nyland's holiday vacation plans are suddenly sidetracked by a delivery of supplies to Ricky's makeshift clinic with a Santa'-clad Hancock. A promising teen athlete fears that an operation could cost him the chance to play major league baseball. Grad meets a sweet but shy veterinarian.moreless
    • Hello Goodbye
      Hello Goodbye
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      Dr. Nyland switchs with Dr. Kronk in order to get out of doing a charity function, but has to face the consequence of his calvalier attitude. Aaron\'s father barges into the hospital with a patient who is also his fiancee. Alan takes it upon himself to tutor the other fathers in parenting tips at his Daddy & Me play time.moreless
    • Informed Consent
      Informed Consent
      Season 1 - Episode 18
      Dr. Kronk's feelings towards his girlfriend undergo changes when he find out about her past. Geiger's heart patient develops an aneurysm which would take him off the heart recipient list unless highly experimental methods are tried. Meanwhile, Dr. Hancock's ejection from his clinic leads to bringing the HMO provider into the courtroom.moreless
    • The Other Cheek
      The Other Cheek
      Season 5 - Episode 8
      A TV star dies in the ER when a needle bursts his gluteal implant, causing cardiac arrest. News crews invade the hospital to cover the story.
    • Pilot
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      Camille serves Aaron with divorce papers which distracts him. Phillip benches Arthur from further surgery when Arthur's resting tremor begins to endanger patients. Aaron removes a brain tumor from an elderly patient. Jeffrey and Aaron separate conjoined twins.
    • Have I Got a Deal For You
      Have I Got a Deal For You
      Season 6 - Episode 22
      With the hospital proving to be a profit drain, Chicago Hope's new parent company decides to sell - which will mean firing the staff and selling the equipment. So Miller devises a way to pay off the debts and keep the hospital alive. It's a plot that involves a computer whiz who's paralyzed and wants experimental surgery in which a computer chip could help him walk again.moreless
    • Internal Affairs
      Internal Affairs
      Season 1 - Episode 19
      Dr. Kronk makes a hurried decision to rescue a man by amputating his leg with a chainsaw, only to discover later that the man is a place kicker. A friend of Aaron's with Parkinson's disease comes to him for an experimental operation, and supplies special donor material. An ex-nurse who used to date Danny is admitted to the hospital, confounds the doctors with mysterious symptoms, and rates extra attention.moreless
    • Psychodrama
      Season 4 - Episode 14
      Watters is on crutches after a basketball injury and thinks he has witnessed a murder. Austin receives a bird from Danny, the electrician she's been dating, which causes havoc in the hospital. Diane believes she has found her birthmother. McNeil is unpleasantly surprised by a visit from his brother.
    • Liar, Liar
      Liar, Liar
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      Kate returns to duty and finds that her reinstatement comes with a cut in title, salary, staff, and office. Jack replaces the hip of an older man who has opinions on everything, including how Jack should live his life. Aaron has mixed emotions when Grace comes up with a much-needed improvement for a surgical shunt he's been developing. Kate is humbled when a young couple whose daughter needs a heart transplant chooses another doctor after they discover her change in status. Tommy thinks it would be a good idea for the hospital to advertise, and hires a publicist who manages to get under everyone's skin as she creates a commercial.moreless
    • A Coupla Stiffs
      A Coupla Stiffs
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      Dr. Hancock struggles over whether he should listen to his gut, or to Geiger's advice in treating a man who doesn't speak English. Dr. Kronk recommends amputation to a man with a gangrenous leg, but Dr. Grad offers the use of maggots as an alternative treatment. The patient has a great deal of difficulty in overcoming the "ick" factor, though. Phillip seriously injures his opponent in a charity boxing match. Aaron is upset when Alan gives Camille advice about their property settlement. They sign the papers that finalize their divorce.moreless
    • Higher Powers
      Higher Powers
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      Austin sprays a subpoena server with mace, inspiring his fellow servers to wage war on the hospital. Hancock counsels a woman to end her pregnancy when he discovers the fetus has a fatal birth defect. Even though her health is severely threatened by the pregnancy, she is determined to carry the baby to term. Kronk finally returns to Chicago, dressed in Masai garb, and tries to reconnect with Diane.moreless
    • Waging Bull
      Waging Bull
      Season 4 - Episode 18
      Dr. McNeil attends a medical convention in Las Vegas, believing he can control his gambling addiction. After the son of a close friend dies, McNeil begins gambling again. Watters, Shutt, and Wilkes are forced to share a room in the hotel, when it is overbooked for the convention.
    • Wild Cards
      Wild Cards
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      Geiger second-guess Austin's choice of a non-surgical treatment for a heart patient. Grad gets a surprise visit from an old beau. Hancock asks for Camille's help in coordinating a new home health care program.
    • A Goy and His Dog
      A Goy and His Dog
      Season 5 - Episode 17
      Billy ponders euthanasia when his dog Gordy is diagnosed with kidney failure. Lisa tries to help a woman with metastatic breast cancer get into an experimental group even though the woman doesn't fit the study parameters. Aaron's patient confesses to murder.
    • Teacher's Pet
      Teacher's Pet
      Season 5 - Episode 18
      Kate confronts a world renowned surgeon who's harassed her in the past. Keith has to face his prejudice against fat people when he treats an obese patient. Diane and Billy are waiting for the results of her HIV test. Diane's patient has a flesh-eating bacterial infection.
    • Papa's Got a Brand New Bag
      Papa's Got a Brand New Bag
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      Aaron and Jack join forces in operating on a man who sustained multiple fractures in a parachute jumping accident. Jack takes one on the chin when he gives the parachutist's would-be bride some bad news. Diane rejoins the staff as a teaching attending in internal medicine, and quickly draws a demanding and manipulative patient who's making the staff miserable. Diane unsuccessfully seeks some moral support from Dennis and Philip. Kate's grief over her father's death is compounded when she's carjacked on her way home from his funeral and his ashes are not recovered with the car. After Tommy tells her some hard truths about creating her own misery, Kate decides to take responsibility for the choices she's made, and starts by telling Peggy Harrod the truth about her daughter's death. Kate returns home to find the carjacker has returned her father's ashes while burglarizing her home. Philip has it out with Aaron and reaffirms his intention to keep Tommy from closing the hospital.moreless
    • Food Chains
      Food Chains
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      Arthur nearly fires Danny for failing to adhere to triage protocol, thereby delaying the treatment of a critically injured prostitute with AIDS. Phillip becomes the acting chief of staff after Hackett suffers a fatal heart attack during a little afternoon delight with Angela in the MRI room. Jeffrey and Arthur argue over the future of a baboon with the potential to prolong the life of Jeffrey's patient with heart failure and Arthur's patient with AIDS.moreless
    • Rise from the Dead
      Rise from the Dead
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      Diane helps her friend Allison harvest sperm from Allison's comatose husband before his life support is turned off. Aaron realizes that the reconciliation with Camille isn't working, and they agree to go through with their divorce. Billy takes Danny to task over his medical mistreatment of a mentally unstable woman. Jeffrey and Kate manage to put aside their differences over her cost cutting proposal for the hospital long enough to save the life of a young pre-med student. Alicia is christened.moreless
    • Devoted Attachment
      Devoted Attachment
      Season 6 - Episode 18
      Pancreatic cancer affects the conjoined twins that Dr. Hanlon had previously treated. But she cannot convince them to be separated, even though it will mean that both will die. McNeil's Boys Club mentor, whom he hadn't seen in 20 years, is shot, and prevails upon him to not report it to the police.moreless
    • Letting Go
      Letting Go
      Season 6 - Episode 12
      A railroad engineer with a drug-resistant strain of TB requires surgery that is not performed at Chicago Hope. This necessitates calling in an expert at it, Wilkes' estranged Aunt Odelia. When Keith also tests positive for TB, he is forced to take an experimental drug to which he has a severe reaction. Meanwhile, Dr. Simon is stumped by a patient who has a wide variety of serious physical symptoms that keeps changing. She believes it's God's revenge for turning away from her dying twin sister.moreless
    • Lamb to the Slaughter
      Lamb to the Slaughter
      Season 3 - Episode 24
      After a gang member dies in the ER, the boy's mother claims that one of the doctors suggested they "Let him die" so a prosecutor calls in Wilkes, Nyland, McNeil and Watters for widely varying statements about what actually happened during the crucial time period.
    • Wag the Doc
      Wag the Doc
      Season 5 - Episode 3
      Hancock accuses Watters and Austin of racism when they refuse to operate on a black patient. One of Shutt's patients commits suicide when the medicine needed isn't covered by insurance.
    • Austin Space
      Austin Space
      Season 5 - Episode 2
      Dr. Shutt continues his work as a psychiatrist, helping a patient who needs to tell his father, who is an Orthodox Rabbi, that he is gay. The "suicide doctor", a friend of Jack's, might need her own services. A cardiologist in NASA's Doctors in Space program, has a heart attack, and Kate wants to take the his place.moreless
    • McNeil and Pray
      McNeil and Pray
      Season 5 - Episode 11
      A girl on the basketball team which Jack coaches sustains a serious injury during a game, leaving him to feel guilty. Drs. Austin and Yeats work together on a case of a man with heart disease and Alzheimers, and disagree on a course of treatment that causes Kate a lot of agitation. Keith reluctantly agrees to let his son see Aaron to talk about the shooting, but is actively hostile to therapy... for either of them. Dr. Catera's assistant tries to spread holiday cheer a little too vigorously.moreless
    • The Ethics of Hope
      The Ethics of Hope
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      Kate is stricken when she realizes that her negligence due to exhaustion caused the death of a young woman during surgery, and considers assuaging her guilt by informing the woman's parents of her error. Billy and Danny decide to help a teenager running a unlicensed clinic for indigent patients. Judge Aldrich retires from the bench and comes to work at the hospital as Alan's replacement. Camille's drug seeking behaviors continue. Diane has second thoughts about her research project when she realizes that she's become attached to the orangutan that she's successfully infected with AIDS.moreless
    • All in the Family
      All in the Family
      Season 4 - Episode 10
      Shutt has his first group counseling session with a family, and tries to help a young man whose brother commited suicide. Wilkes father comes back into his life. Hancock and McNeil try to treat a boy whom he suspects is abused, even though the child and his father deny the abuse.moreless
    • Every Day a Little Death
      Every Day a Little Death
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      When a racist teenager on the transplant list refuses the heart of a murdered black teenager, the hospital offers it to another candidate, but the boy's mother sues to have the heart transplanted into her son. When a teething Alicia keeps her father up at nights, an exhausted Alan is thrilled when Diane offers to help out. Alan decides to get back into the social swing by asking Diane out on a date. Kate's inattention to pre-op labs results in the post-op death of the transplant patient. Billy arrives home just in time to save his dog Gordie from the fire that's engulfed his apartment, and ends up rooming with a reluctant Danny until he can find a new place to live. Danny overcomes his dislike of Gordie long enough to notice that he's critically ill, and by acting quickly, saves the dog's life.moreless
    • Sweet Surrender
      Sweet Surrender
      Season 2 - Episode 19
      Dr. Watters befriends a 12-year-old girl when she's admitted with an apparently self-inflected wound to her transplanted kidney. Austin has another rough day, with the shakes during a surgery and a message from her ex-husband that he might be moving to Boston and taking their daughter with him. Diane finds out about Billy's previous relationship with Kate.moreless
    • Mummy Dearest
      Mummy Dearest
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      Diane is surprised when she has the opportunity to examine a 500-year-old Incan mummy that's temporarily in town. An accident victim loses his memory, but gains a much nicer personality. McNeil performs risky surgery as his gambling addiction takes flight.
    • You Gotta Have Heart
      You Gotta Have Heart
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      Phillip's religious beliefs and Jeffrey's grief over the death of his son put them on opposite sides of whether to convince a young mother to remove her infant from life support so that her daughter's organs can be donated to save the life of another baby. Karen deflects a flirtation from Jeffrey, but romantic sparks fly between her and Aaron.moreless
    • A Time to Kill
      A Time to Kill
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      Aaron faces a huge moral dilemma when he's asked to operate on a death-row inmate scheduled to be executed in two weeks. McNeil treats a feisty old lady whose daughter is an old flame of his. Dr. Watters entertains an amnesiac, believing that he's an old friend he hadn't seen in 20 years.moreless
    • Guns 'n' Roses
      Guns 'n' Roses
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      A friend of Phillip's late wife needs a heart transplant, and will apparently do anything to get it, raising Kate's suspicion. Gang warfare breaks out in the E.R. Jack talks Aaron into performing a risky surgery. Billy and Diane get back together.
    • Growth Pains
      Growth Pains
      Season 1 - Episode 17
      After Aaron successfully removes a steel rod driven into a man's head in a workplace explosion, the patient miraculously suffers no motor or cognitive problems, but begins to exhibit severe personality changes that greatly upset his family and employees. A patient who compulsively eats his own hair and is obsessed with "The Wizard of Oz", is in danger of dying from an intestinal obstruction, but refuses surgery. The psychiatrist tries the unorthodox approach of getting Camille to play Dorothy to gain his trust to save his life. Alan's beside himself when his daughter suffers heart failure and other complications from her birth defect and lashes out at Geiger.moreless
    • Austin, We Have a Problem
      Austin, We Have a Problem
      Season 5 - Episode 7
      Gordon teaches Kate how to fly. Hancock accuses a police officer of shooting a homeless African-American. Keith's son starts having breathing problems, and Diane believes that it is related to stress from the school shooting.
    • The Incredible Adventures of Baron von Munchausen... by Proxy
      A 9 year old with extensive hospitalizations might be the victim of her mother's medical abuse. Shutt looks for answers when his patient dies during a routine procedure. Watters orders McNeil to join Gamblers Anonymous after he is arrested. Kronk realizes that he wants a child, but Grad isn't sure she does.moreless
    • Growing Pains
      Growing Pains
      Season 3 - Episode 18
      Aaron and Phillip announce that they are buying the hospital from Wilmette, although their plans for keeping the hospital solvent do not please any of their colleagues. An HMO lawyer obsessed with "patient responsibilty" holds the reins in on some lucrative coronary-bypass business. A patient with private insurance receives test after test for all of his petty complaints.moreless
    • The Things We Do For Love
      The Things We Do For Love
      Season 4 - Episode 16
      Catera and McNeil cross swords when her fascination with his brother gets too personal. Billy begins to feel "in over his head" with the impending birth of his child, so he becomes involved in a bar fight to blow off steam. Austin introduces Danny to her daughter. Watters moonlights as a stand-up comic.moreless
    • Split Decisions
      Split Decisions
      Season 3 - Episode 12
      A man attempts suicide, but Wilkes saves his life. But, Wilkes receives cold dousings from both the man and his wife. Austin is impressed by a visiting doctor. McNeil treats a teen with an emotionally distant father.
    • Gun with the Wind
      Gun with the Wind
      Season 5 - Episode 10
      Wilkes must face the parents of a child brought into the ER when it becomes clear that Raymond was responsible for the child's injury. NASA starts interview Kate's colleagues. One of Aaron's patients is attracted to him.
    • Life Support
      Life Support
      Season 1 - Episode 15
      When the gun belonging to a critically wounded police officer drops out of his holster in the E.R., the distraught brother of a man waiting for a donor heart picks up the weapon and threatens the staff unless his brother receives an immediate transplant. Aaron and Danny operate on the wounded officer, one of the exploding bullets with which he was shot goes off and severs two of Danny's fingers; Geri performs a successful reattachment, but Danny may be facing the end of his career as a surgeon.moreless
    • Who Turned Out the Lights?
      Who Turned Out the Lights?
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      A violent storm on Halloween night knocks out the hospital's power immediately following the arrival of several auto-accident victims. Nyland and Atkisson briefly renew their romance. A new doctor shows up for duty, and is immediately put to work delivering a baby.
    • Three Men and a Lady
      Three Men and a Lady
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      Judge Aldrich's tenure as Alan's replacement is cut short by illness. Amy, an old friend of Danny's from medical school, joins the nursing staff and clashes with Camille over the care of a terminally ill patient. Amy rebuffs Danny's advances. Kate and Billy hook up, but decide that they won't repeat the experience after they clash professionally during experimental laser surgery on an elderly cardiac patient.moreless
    • Mother, May I?
      Mother, May I?
      Season 3 - Episode 17
      Kate flies to Washington with Tommy to speak to Congress about health care. Back in Chicago, her friend Marina makes a decision about adoption. McNeil's patient Harriett Owens is hospitalized again. Aaron and Phillip explore the possibility of buying the hospital.
    • Memento Mori
      Memento Mori
      Season 4 - Episode 13
      Shutt and Catera debate how to treat a mystery woman who is either experiencing a religious miracle or a psychotic episode. The hospital loses electricity in the dead of winter. Austin must do emergency surgery on a close friend. A pregnant Dr. Grad feels unattractive.
    • Ex Marks the Spot
      Ex Marks the Spot
      Season 2 - Episode 22
      Sutton's mind reels as wives two and three ask him for a very great personal and professional favor, and wife one checks in for a serious medical problem. Kate anxiously awaits news of who will be appointed as the new head of surgery. Dr. Shutt performs delicate surgery on a wealthy quadriplegic who cannot be anesthetized, and whose beautiful fiancee attracts Nyland's attention.moreless
    • From Here to Maternity
      From Here to Maternity
      Season 5 - Episode 20
      A woman gives birth to twins - one black and one white. Unbeknownst to her, Dr. Austin's patient is improperly anesthetized during surgery, and can hear and feel the pain of the entire procedure. But everyone is more outraged about an insensitive - albeit accurate - remark that she makes, rather than his physical ordeal. While Lisa feels overwhelmed, a 13 year old genius stalks her, looking for her help and attention.moreless
    • V-Fibbing
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      Austin and Underhill both have to face the consequences about telling the truth. McNeil contemplates surgery to prolong a jockey's career. Kronk lies to a teenage smoker with a cough.
    • Shutt Down
      Shutt Down
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      Aaron, the staff, and the patients are caught in the crossfire when Antoine Metcalf, a gangbanger and career criminal, follows his latest victim into the E.R. to finish off the job he started, and sprays a room with automatic gunfire before hospital security shoots him down. Karen joins the staff, and successfully teams with Paula to remove hematomas that are preventing Marcus Lavelle from walking, but the trauma of witnessing his mother's being injured in the E.R. shooting leaves the little boy afflicted with hysterical paralysis and still unable to move although the surgery has left him physically fine. Reluctantly operating on the shooter, Aaron jokes about how easy and perhaps appropriate it might be to cause Metcalf's death through a surgical hiccup, a remark which comes back to haunt him later when Metcalf dies soon after surgery and his family sues Aaron and the hospital for failure to provide adequate care. Arthur engages in a little ex parte communication to put in a good word for Aaron with Harold Aldrich, an old friend who also happens to be the judge presiding over the Metcalf lawsuit. Filled with a mixture of anger, fear, and guilt that he may not have done everything possible to save Metcalf, and furthermore, doesn't mourn his death, Aaron is unable to function and Ray's attempts to help only make matters worse. Harold takes Arthur's words to heart and throws the case out, but not before berating and humiliating the Metcalf family's attorney in open court for filing a frivolous suit. Jeffrey's emotional support helps Aaron see the way out of his emotional paralysis and, in turn, help Marcus overcome his physical paralysis.moreless
    • Verdicts
      Season 3 - Episode 13
      A hit-and-run victim escapes serious injury but her infant twins face a desperate crisis. Hancock faces testifying in court against his brother-in-law. Patient Linda Fortin's heart continues to grow weaker as her pregnancy progresses, endangering herself and her baby.
    • Adventures in Babysitting
      Adventures in Babysitting
      Season 5 - Episode 12
      Aaron struggles with the loss of a patient. Billy is attracted to Emily's babysitter. A couple asks Bobby and Dennis for help in creating a baby with a genius I.Q.. Joe tries to decide who should go into the hospital's fallout shelter in an emergency.
    • With the Greatest of Ease
      With the Greatest of Ease
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      Several members of a family of trapeze artists are brought into the hospital in critical condition after a devastating accident during a circus performance. Geiger tells Winslow about his wife's schizophrenia and the death of their son. One of Shutt's former patients reveals his bigotry when he refuses to allow a black doctor to remove his gall bladder and insists that he, or another Jewish surgeon, perform the procedure. Jeffrey exhibits signs of a meltdown when he vandalizes the car of a man for taking his parking space. Aaron and Camille grieve about their impending divorce. Jeffrey's outrageous conduct in a restaurant gets him arrested mistakenly for soliciting a prostitute. Phillip incorrectly attributes Aaron's angry outburst at one patient, minutes after losing another young patient, to tensions with Camille; and threatens to fire Camille if there's a recurrence.moreless
    • Hanlon's Choice
      Hanlon's Choice
      Season 6 - Episode 10
      Hanlon tries to treat a traditional Hmong woman with a cancerous lesion that might have metastasized to her lungs. But she and her family are skeptical of Western medicine, and don't believe in surgery. Dr. Peters does his level best to make Jeremy miserable in their department, and annoy Phillip. Alberghetti's patient is a 22-year-old who has a very serious heart infection of unknown origins, and refuses to remove his multiple body piercings. Jack feels left out when he isn't asked to write an article for Chicago Hope's new Web site.moreless
    • Hope Against Hope
      Hope Against Hope
      Season 3 - Episode 26
      Jeffrey Geiger returns to Chicago Hope to announce that he has bought a controlling interest in the hospital, and performs an operation on Kate's patient. Kronk is forced to make some tough decisions about his father who is afflicted with Alzheimers. Aaron and Jack ponder the affect of beliefs when several people claim to be healed after seeing an image of the Virgin Mary in the hospital lobby. Wilkes has a bad day, and Austin wonders about her place in the hospital.moreless
    • Divided Loyalty
      Divided Loyalty
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      Kronk puts himself and Grad into a difficult position when he treats an old hockey pal who turns up after just being released from jail with a bullet in him. Wilkes and his wife face some basic decisions about their lives when they must decide what sort of neighborhood to move to.moreless
    • The Golden Hour
      The Golden Hour
      Season 6 - Episode 9
      On their way to a football game, Aaron and Jack get sidetracked - finding themselves in a hostage situation with 3 wounded patients, a loose gunman, and the police about ready to enter the building. Meanwhile, Alberghetti and Hanlon must be creative: their patient was stabbed 30 times, and the knife is embedded in her heart.moreless
    • The Day of the Rope
      The Day of the Rope
      Season 3 - Episode 14
      White supremacists on the run following a failed assasination attempt against the President, hole up in a grocery store with an injured member, and demand a doctor from Chicago Hope to treat him.
    • Sexual Perversity
      Sexual Perversity
      Season 2 - Episode 18
      A woman accuses a doctor of raping her. Grad and Kronk assist a heart-attack victim and his bride with their sex life.
    • Lamb To Slaughter
      Lamb To Slaughter
      Season 3 - Episode 24
      An Assistant State’s Attorney launches an investigation after the mother of a mortally-wounded gangbanger accuses the hospital of letting her son die.
    • Three Old Men And A Lady
      Three Old Men And A Lady
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      Austin asks Kronk to assist with experimental heart laser surgery.
    • Oh What a Piece of Work
      Oh What a Piece of Work
      Season 6 - Episode 3
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