Chicago Hope - Season 1

CBS (ended 2000)


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Episode Guide

  • Songs from the Cuckoo Birds
    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.
  • Full Moon
    Full Moon
    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
  • The Virus
    The Virus
    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.
  • Internal Affairs
    Internal Affairs
    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
  • Informed Consent
    Informed Consent
    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
  • Growth Pains
    Growth Pains
    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
  • Freeze Outs
    Freeze Outs
    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
  • Life Support
    Life Support
    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
  • Cutting Edges
    Cutting Edges
    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
  • Small Sacrifices
    Small Sacrifices
    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
  • Great White Hope
    Great White Hope
    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
  • Love and Hope
    Love and Hope
    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
  • The Quarantine
    The Quarantine
    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.
  • Heartbreak
    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
  • Death Be Proud
    Death Be Proud
    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
  • Genevieve and Fat Boy
    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
  • Shutt Down
    Shutt Down
    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
  • You Gotta Have Heart
    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
  • With the Greatest of Ease
    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
  • Food Chains
    Food Chains
    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
  • Over the Rainbow
    Over the Rainbow
    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
  • Pilot
    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.