L. A. Doctors

Season 1 Episode 17

Immaculate Deception

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM Feb 15, 1999 on CBS
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Eleanor is feeling dizzy and nauseous, so Roger takes her to see Dr. Florin. It turns out there's nothing wrong - the tumor is completely gone. In fact, Eleanor is pregnant! Roger and Eleanor are both surprised (she's 42 after all) but Eleanor is depressed because she think Roger doesn't want a baby. However, she is wrong as Roger is in fact extremely happy. Another surprise pregnancy is one the way too, as Sarah informs her patients Kate and Andy Markin that they're expecting. The couple is ecstatic as they thought they couldn't have children. Roger is impressed by the efforts of talented and dedicated intern Dennis DiMayo. Dennis wants a surgery performed on patient Maria Sandoval but she turns out to be an illegal immigrant and the hospital is eager to release her. Roger gives Maria's chart and tells him to hide it so she can't be discharged. Eleanor asks Sarah for advice. She's wondering whether or not to stop taking her medicine as she fears it could hurt the fetus. Dennis tells Roger that the hospital is making a new chart to they can discharge Maria. Roger decides to help out by "tricking" his friend Dr. Carol Soracco, who needs experience in this sort of surgery, to operate on Maria. Detective DeNito tells Sarah that Kate Markin has been raped. Sarah has to examine Kate, who is mostly worried about her baby. Roger offers Dennis to come work with him but worries when he starts to suspect that Dennis is using drugs. Detective DeNito finds Kate's statement about the rape inconsistent. She tells Sarah that she suspects Andy after finding out that there's a history of domestic violence. Roger confronts Dennis, who confesses to his drug use but refuses to accept his help. But Roger refuses to give up and asks Tim to detox Dennis so it won't be public. Sarah makes some tests and concludes that Andy in fact is the rapist. She then goes to Kate with what she knows but Kate denies it and refuses to talk to the police. Dennis is unable to get through his detox programme. Roger is mighty disappointed and tells him from now on it's absolutely no drugs or he goes to the cops. Roger then takes him home to him and Eleanor, where Dennis eventually suffers terribly from abstinence. The psychological impact causes Kate to lose the baby. Sarah finally manages to convince Kate to go to the police. Dennis pulls through. He thanks Roger for being there and starts seeing a therapist.moreless

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Corin Nemec

Corin Nemec

Dr. Dennis DiMayo

Guest Star

Katie Mitchell

Katie Mitchell

Kate Markin

Guest Star

James McDonnell

James McDonnell

Andy Markin

Guest Star

Deirdre O'Connell

Deirdre O'Connell

Suzanne Blum

Recurring Role

Patricia Wettig (I)

Patricia Wettig (I)

Eleanor Riggs-Cattan

Recurring Role

Jeff Allin

Jeff Allin

Dr. Tom Florin

Recurring Role

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