Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital

Season 1 Episode 5

Hook's Kingdom

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Mar 31, 2004 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Hook's Kingdom
Mrs. Druse is called in to assist with her psychic abilities when the trapped evil spirit of a tortured teenaged boy wreaks havoc on the staff, patients and innocent spirits inhabiting Kingdom Hospital. Meanwhile Dr. Hook forges a relationship of the mortal variety.

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Michael Adamthwaite

Michael Adamthwaite

Deputy Carl Anderson

Guest Star

Philip Granger

Philip Granger


Guest Star

Dee Jay Jackson

Dee Jay Jackson

Ragged Reader #3

Guest Star

Penelope Corrin

Penelope Corrin


Recurring Role

Christopher Heyerdahl

Christopher Heyerdahl

Reverend Jimmy Criss

Recurring Role

Paul Perri

Paul Perri

Frank Schweigen

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Hook: Champagne?
      Otto: If you're buying, I'm drinking.
      Bobby: Me too.

    • Stegman: Orderly.
      Orderly: Yes, Doctor?
      Stegman: Do you know what kind of car I drive?
      Orderly: Um, no.
      Stegman: Finish this quote. "Physician, heal thy..."
      Orderly: Heal thy what?
      Stegman: "Physician heal thy what." Good. Found the moron du jour. Have a lovely day.

    • (under the hospital)
      Hook: Welcome to my home.
      Draper: You don't really live here.
      Hook: I do. Be it ever so humble, and all that jazz.

    • Liz: Can you guys tell me what kind of episode he had?
      Firecracker Man: He started channeling Marshall Mathers on the Eminem network.
      Jack: He seen the Holy Spirit and started speaking in tongues.
      Reverend Jimmy: He just went crazy, that's all.

    • Hook: Morning, Nat.
      Natalie: Morning.
      Hook: Got him listening, I see.
      Natalie: Mmm. Well, it was your idea.
      Hook: And if it works, I get the credit. If it doesn't, I don't get the blame.

    • Liz: What do we have?
      MRI Tech: I am not a physician. I am not allowed to interpret scan results.
      (Liz grabs MRI Tech's ear)
      MRI Tech: (groans) It's a tumor.
      Liz: I know that, infant. What kind of tumor?
      MRI Tech: Glioblastoma Multiforme.
      Liz: That's Latin for, "There's a homicidal octopus growing inside his brain."

    • James: So nice to see you up in the sunlight. Coffee? Julie makes the most wonderful dry roast.
      Abel: We don't swallow caffeine drinks.
      Christa: Except for Nozz-a-la.
      James: Well, I make it a point to have one myself, every four years or so.

    • Draper: Tell me, Hook, who made you judge, jury and executioner?
      Hook: You know, I've been as hard on myself as anyone else. Harder.
      Draper: I noticed that. Which is why I haven't walked out of here.

    • (about lab coat)
      Hook: You look wonderful in that.
      Draper: It's the same as yours.
      Hook: Well, you look better.

    • Hook: It's a price to be paid for evil and incompetence. If I didn't believe that, I think I'd go mad.

    • (After seeing Hook's supply of alcohol)
      Draper: You aren't going to tell me all of that is hospital supplies.
      Hook: Even the Bible says "Take a little wine for thy belly's sake." It was originally intended for the terminals on Sunshine Ward, and the Alzheimer's patients, of course. A little wine perks them up amazingly.
      Draper: Yeah, I've read the studies.
      Hook: Got diverted down here by a conservative contingent who believed the only job alcohol has in a hospital is to swab out wounds. The more it stings, the better.

  • NOTES (7)

    • In the scene where Hook shows Draper his underground home, the song playing in the background is the show's theme tune Worry About You by Ivy.

    • "Criss" is another recurring King name - one of the gang members who plague the Losers, the kids from It, is Victor Criss.

    • "Anderson" is another recurring King name, in his fiction and in real life. Roberta Anderson was a main character in The Tommyknockers, and Darrel Anderson is the artist for The Dark Tower 6: Song of Susannah.

    • Nurse von Trier's first name is Carrie - a nod to the author's telekinetic teenager from both the novel and the movie, Carrie.

    • Natalie Rickman is reading King's Misery while sitting with her comatose husband.

    • The German dog in this episode can be heard humming along to Red Dragon Tattoo, one of the reoccuring songs in this series.

    • The actual name of the hospital that Hook lives under is called the "Gottreich Hospital." The same as mentioned in the book the series is based on.


    • Gleason: Norton!
      When the janitor mentions that his name is Jackie Gleason, he makes a reference to the classic TV show The Honeymooners.