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Chicago Hope

1994-2000
Seasons: 6
Episodes: 141
User ratings: 3,321
Average rating: 6.8

Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The lives and trials of the staff of a major hospital in Chicago.

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S01E00
Pilot
1994-09-18
Dr. Shutt has some difficulty concentrating on his patients after his wife files for divorce. Dr. Geiger agrees to separate conjoined twins, and Dr. Watters ponders suspending the eminent Dr. Thurmond's surgical privileges.
User ratings: 26
Average rating: 6.6
S01E01
Over the Rainbow
1994-09-22
Dr. Geiger clashes with the hospital's executive committee after he performs an experimental procedure on a deceased patient. Dr. Shutt takes on a hapless HMO representative who insists that a less experienced, (and less expensive) surgeon perform a complex operation.
User ratings: 20
Average rating: 6.9
S01E02
Food Chains
1994-09-29
The hospital's administrator dies while "with" Angela. Phillip is made acting administrator. Geiger tries to give a patient, who is waiting for a heart transplant, some more time by giving him the heart of a baboon. Thurmond upon learning that Nyland refuses to treat a woman with AIDS, considers firing him, unless Nyland can convince him not to. Thurmond also decides to use Geiger's baboon to treat the woman with AIDS by transplanting it's bone marrow to her.
User ratings: 17
Average rating: 6.8
S01E03
With the Greatest of Ease
1994-10-06
An accident brings tragedy to a family trapeze act while Dr.Geiger walks the fine edge of sanity. Dr.Shutt has a run-in with a bigoted patient and Camille returns to life without Aaron.
User ratings: 14
Average rating: 6.5
S01E04
You Gotta Have Heart
1994-10-13
When an infant suffering from a rare birth defect is pronounced legally dead, the child's mother refuses to grant an organ donation that could save another baby's life.
User ratings: 15
Average rating: 6.6
S01E05
Shutt Down
1994-10-20
Dr Shutt struggles with his ambivalence over the death of a gang member who opens fire in the ER. A boy is mysteriously paralyzed after a successful operation to correct a circulatory defect.
User ratings: 15
Average rating: 6.8
S01E06
Genevieve and Fat Boy
1994-11-03
Dr. Geiger performs a risky heart operation on an overweight mob killer who's a key witness for the FBI. Two weary residents plot a practical joke to get even with the dour Dr. Geiger. The budding relationship between Dr. Shutt and Dr. Antonovich takes an unexpected turn.
User ratings: 14
Average rating: 6.9
S01E07
Death Be Proud
1994-11-10
A 12-year-old girl arrives for surgery to correct a severely cleft palate and suffers serious complications from another birth defect. A young nurse interferes in Dr. Shutt's care for the comatose Dr. Antonovich.
User ratings: 17
Average rating: 6.9
S01E08
Heartbreak
1995-01-01
A 12-year-old girl arrives for surgery to correct a severely cleft palate and suffers serious complications from another birth defect. A young nurse interferes in Dr. Shutt's care for the comatose Dr. Antonovich.
User ratings: 13
Average rating: 6.9
S01E09
The Quarantine
1995-01-02
Nyland informs Geiger that they may have been exposed to contagious disease. So they go into quarantine. And they have to inform everyone they may have come in contact with. And it begins with Camille whom Nyland had sex with. Then comes Aaron who was with Camille. Then Thurmond whom Camille performed CPR on. Then Nurse Atkisson whom Nyland was with. And finally Watters who came in contact with Atkisson. So while they wait, Geiger decides to open a discussion that becomes heated.
User ratings: 19
Average rating: 6.9
S01E10
Love and Hope
1995-01-09
Dr. Geiger takes part in a concert with his wife and her fellow patients. Aaron and Camille face new anxieties, and a patient admitted for one small problem ends up facing numerous ailments he never had before.
User ratings: 14
Average rating: 6.4
S01E11
Great White Hope
1995-01-16
A teenage boxer whom Dr. Watters helped train suffers a seizure. Birch lends support to a pregnant girl. Dr. Shutt is audited by the IRS and gets an unpleasant surprise.
User ratings: 12
Average rating: 6.5
S01E12
Small Sacrifices
1995-01-23
Dr. Infante reattaches a digit severed from the hand of a flutist. A former patient brings suit against the hospital and its doctors, and recruits some out of town help. A mysterious young man helps out in the ER.
User ratings: 14
Average rating: 6.8
S01E13
Cutting Edges
1995-02-06
Laurie has a big surprise for Jeffrey. An inner-city doctor suspects his teenage patient may have breast cancer.
User ratings: 14
Average rating: 6.6
S01E14
Life Support
1995-02-13
Dr. Geiger faces a volatile situation when a donor heart he tabbed for one of his patients is redirected to one of Hancock's. Dr. Shutt and Camille work to remove high-tech bullets from a cop that might explode at any minute.
User ratings: 16
Average rating: 6.6
S01E15
Freeze Outs
1995-02-20
The doctors race to save a boy who was submerged in icy waters for over three hours. An AIDS patient fights for his life and Dr. Infante has a startling request for Dr. Geiger.
User ratings: 12
Average rating: 6.7
S01E16
Growth Pains
1995-02-27
An explosion sends a dry cleaner to the ER. Dr. Kadalski is pressured to change his unorthodox methods when he treats a man who compulsively pulls out his hair. A fearful Birch lets off steam at Jeffrey as baby Alicia's condition worsens.
User ratings: 11
Average rating: 6.2
S01E17
Informed Consent
1995-03-13
Birch goes to court when Dr. Hancock is dropped from an HMO's list of providers. Shutt and Geiger offer to perform two experimental procedures simultaneously to save an elderly patient. Dr. Kronk finds out that his new girlfriend has been keeping an important fact about herself a secret.
User ratings: 13
Average rating: 6.9
S01E18
Internal Affairs
1995-03-20
Dr. Kronk uses extreme measures to save a life at an auto accident. Dr. Shutt finds himself on a collision course with Watters when the chief of staff learns of Shutt's plans for treating a man with Parkinson's disease. Dr. Nyland's a mess after presiding over an operation on an old flame that results in the removal of a healthy adrenal gland.
User ratings: 13
Average rating: 6.6
S01E19
The Virus
1995-05-08
A public-health official threatens to close the hospital as staff members race to isolate the source of a deadly bacteria that's invaded the O.R.. A distraught Dr. Infante turns to Dr. Geiger for support.
User ratings: 17
Average rating: 7.0
S01E20
Full Moon
1995-05-15
A troubled Dr. Geiger seeks a blessing from his institutionalized ex-wife so he can continue his relationship with Dr. Infante. A dying AIDS patient hopes Hancock can arrange a surgical procedure that would allow him to see one more sunrise.
User ratings: 13
Average rating: 6.8
S01E21
Songs from the Cuckoo Birds
1995-05-22
After the state suspends his license to practice medicine, Dr. Geiger faces an administrative hearing in which his personal life is scrutinized as never before. And Alan feels slighted when Jeffrey chooses another lawyer to lead his defense.
User ratings: 14
Average rating: 6.9
S02E01
Hello Goodbye
1995-09-18
Jeffrey is distinctly unpopular with his fellow surgeons in the wake of his psychological problems. Jeffrey operates on one of Hancock's patients. Nyland performs the wrong operation on a patient. Birch offends everyone in his parenting class by offering unsolicited advice. Shutt's father brings a patient to Chicago Hope in the hopes Aaron will operate on her. Dr. Kronk participates in a charity bachelor auction, where he's 'purchased' by Dr. Kate Austin, new CT surgeon at the hospital.
User ratings: 11
Average rating: 6.1
S02E02
Rise from the Dead
1995-09-25
The wife of a comatose patient seeks to impregnate herself to preserve her husband's legacy. Nyland squares off against a patient when he refuses to fill her Demerol prescription. An inquisitive Kronk discovers that Nyland is the one who got the patient hooked on the drug in the first place. It's a battle of egos when Geiger meets with Austin. Aaron and Camille mutually agree on divorce. Alicia, Alan's child, has her baptism.
User ratings: 10
Average rating: 6.3
S02E03
A Coupla Stiffs
1995-10-02
Watters causes permanent damage when he participates in a charity boxing match. Diane intervenes when Billy wants to amputate a patient's leg. Dr. Grad suggests sewing maggots into the leg. Aaron and Camille make their divorce final.
User ratings: 13
Average rating: 6.3
S02E04
Every Day a Little Death
1995-10-09
Kronk and his dog move into Nyland's posh apartment after Billy's place burns down. Yvette White initially agrees to donate her late son's organs to others, but withdraws her consent when she discovers his heart will go to a Nazi-in-training. Birch finally gets up the nerve to invite Diane to lunch.
User ratings: 14
Average rating: 6.6
S02E05
Wild Cards
1995-10-16
Jeffrey becomes even more antagonistic towards Austin, believing she's out to get him. Camille considers heading up a new outpatient program. Birch gets up the nerve to express his feelings to Diane when her old boyfriend shows up. Aaron grapples with his feelings for both Camille and Kate.
User ratings: 9
Average rating: 6.4
S02E06
Who Turned out the Lights?
1995-10-30
A violent storm on Halloween night knocks out the hospital's power immediately following the arrival of several auto-accident victims.
User ratings: 11
Average rating: 6.3
S02E07
From Soup to Nuts
1995-11-06
Laurie invites Jeffrey, Aaron, and Camille to her wedding, which needs to be held soon due to the minister's impending transfer out of the asylum. Dr. Sutton operates on a fetus. Birch and Watters testify at a hearing on medicare, but are surprised when they're ambushed by a politically minded senator. Camille displays signs of depression.
User ratings: 12
Average rating: 6.4
S02E08
Leave of Absence
1995-11-13
Geiger desperately attempts to save Birch's life after he is senselessly gunned down by street thugs.
User ratings: 17
Average rating: 6.9
S02E09
Stand
1995-11-20
Dr. Watters remains 'sick' three days after Birch's death. Alan's sister Marguerite surprises Phillip, striking up an immediate friendship with him. Dr. Austin, the interim 'interim chief of staff', abuses her power to first stop a procedure, then give it the go-ahead. The unconventional procedure, performed on Multiple Sclerosis patient Joe Springer, goes forward. Diane, still suffering from the effects of the shooting, is sent home by Kate. Austin later reveals that she was raped many years ago, trying to let Diane know that she knows what it feels like to be powerless. The new obstetrician throws a 'healing' party to try to help the staff attain closure with Jeffrey.
User ratings: 11
Average rating: 5.6
S02E10
The Ethics of Hope
1995-11-27
Dr. Austin is to blame when she inadvertently leaves a clamp inside a patient that later dies. Kate struggles over the dilemma of whether to stay silent and protect both herself and the hospital, or tell the patient's parents. Billy and Danny search for a street 'doctor', after one of his patients is brought in with severe internal damage. Dr. Grad successfully inoculates an ape with the AIDS virus using a vaccine she created. Harold Aldrich is temporarily hired as Birch's replacement. Camille asks Nyland to write her a prescription for sleeping pills.
User ratings: 10
Average rating: 6.3
S02E11
Christmas Truce
1995-12-11
Nyland and Hancock deliver a Christmas present to Ricky Jackson for Kronk. Gunfire erupts while they're in the apartment, forcing the doctors to stay until the gunfire abates. While there, Nyland does his best to save a man impaled on a pipe, while Dennis braves bullets to bring in medical assistance. Diane worries that she might have contracted HIV from Bam-Bam, a laboratory animal. Camille is brought in after suffering a seizure while dancing. Billy treats a high-school baseball phenom with possible colon cancer.
User ratings: 12
Average rating: 6.6
S02E12
Transplanted Affection
1996-01-08
Kate's ex-husband, Tommy Wilmette, sues for custody of Sara. A possible heart transplant comes to the hospital. With Austin tied up in court, Nyland 0-1 in transplants (ep #9), and Kronk inexperienced, Phillip calls Jeffrey in to perform the transplant. Jeffrey's titanic ego meets its match in Wilmette's. The new OB brings in a 'hidden patient', a woman six months brain dead, kept alive to deliver her unborn child.
User ratings: 11
Average rating: 6.0
S02E13
Three Men and a Lady
1996-01-15
Aldrich begins acting bizarrely, leading the staff to conduct a series of tests to figure out what's wrong. Nyland's 'love of his life', Nurse Amy Peletier, comes back into his life and disrupts Camille with her radically different ideas.
User ratings: 10
Average rating: 5.8
S02E14
Right to Life
1996-01-22
Dennis is vilified by the media when he performs an abortion to save a mother's life. The mother sues, despite the fact that she gave consent, plus the fact that the child was already dead. Dr. Kronk treats a female impersonator suffering from AIDS. Nyland has his hands full with an abandoned six-year-old.
User ratings: 10
Average rating: 6.0
S02E15
Hearts and Minds
1996-02-05
Aaron and psychiatrist Bix Konstadt plan to operate on a young boy with obsessive compulsive disorder in an attempt to cure him. Aaron worries when Bix admits she's a manic depressive off her medication. Watters, Nyland and Kronk have their hands full with a woman who may have been abducted by aliens. Heart transplant recipient Henry Alden (#34) is brought in complaining of pain. Alden insists on speaking to Robert Malzone, the husband of the woman who donated the heart.
User ratings: 11
Average rating: 6.1
S02E16
Women on the Verge
1996-02-12
Annie Rueman comes back into Billy's life. Annie is worried that her estrogen pills aren't working. Kate treats a young man with a crush on her. Aaron and Bix present their proposed operation for Eric to the board, sending a very agitated Bix into a depressed state.
User ratings: 12
Average rating: 6.4
S02E17
Life Lines
1996-02-26
Bix is reduced to a mere shell of herself without her lithium. Aaron goes ahead with the procedure on Eric Dipretto. Kronk files a sexual harassment suit against Austin after she bullies him yet again. Nyland and Billy try to perform an intestinal transplant against Austin's and Watter's wishes. Dr. Austin campaigns for head of surgery.
User ratings: 9
Average rating: 6.1
S02E18
Sexual Perversity in Chicago Hope
1996-03-11
Camille comforts a rape victim while Austin, who is a colleague of the accused rapist, refuses to believe the alleged victim. Billy and Diane counsel a newlywed couple on the best ways to engage themselves in bed. Sutton is in disbelief when he discovers Dennis has been tolerating a 30-year-old dating and living with a 14-year-old. Finally, Shutt is the victim of mistaken identity when a 3rd year resident mistakenly assumes Shutt is gay.
User ratings: 19
Average rating: 5.6
S02E19
Sweet Surrender
1996-03-18
Kronk and Grad wake up in bed together. Diane finds out about Kronk's night with Kate. Dr. Watters treats a young girl suffering from kidney damage. Watters tries to bring her feuding parents together to help her psyche. Kate discovers her ex-husband plans to move to Boston with Sara. Camille invites Dennis on a date.
User ratings: 12
Average rating: 6.3
S02E20
The Parent Rap
1996-04-29
Dr. Austin struggles to make her father, a Christian Scientist, listen to reason when he refuses to let her operate on his heart. Aaron grapples with his feelings toward his father in the wake of his death. Meanwhile, Dr. Sutton delivers a child of indeterminate gender, forcing the infant's parents to make a difficult decision. Jeffrey Geiger provides comic relief, returning as a member of a performing clown troupe.
User ratings: 10
Average rating: 6.0
S02E21
Quiet Riot
1996-05-06
Dr. Geiger and his clown troupe entertain injured children. Ricky Jackson, Billy's ghetto protege, visits the ER for a look at real medicine. A psychotic, abusive, insane family of four pays a visit to the ER when a session with their therapist really goes bad.
User ratings: 16
Average rating: 6.8
S02E22
Ex Marks the Spot
1996-05-13
Dr. Sutton is shocked when his three ex-wives arrive at the same time, two of him tell him they're lovers, the other is admitted to the ER. Austin pursues the chief of surgery office with zeal. Hancock's sister comes in after being beaten by her husband. Danny Nyland hits on the fiancée of a wealthy patient.
User ratings: 11
Average rating: 6.1
S02E23
Last One Out, Get the Lights
1996-05-20
Kate is incensed when her ex-husband, Tommy Wilmette, announces plans to buy the hospital. Danny treads thin ice when he continues his relationship with Valerie. Kate tries to convince wealthy patient Jack Calverton to buy Chicago Hope before Wilmette does. Hancock's brother-in-law visits his battered wife, taunting Dennis.
User ratings: 15
Average rating: 6.7
S03E01
Out of Africa
1996-09-16
Nyland returns from his vacation with Valerie to find he's been suspended and replaced as chief of trauma by Dr. Keith Wilkes. Kate comes back from New Zealand facing both kidnapping charges and a suspension. A new group of interns comes into the hospital, eager to change things. Uncertainty hangs in the air over the future of the hospital when Tommy Wilmette considers drastic cuts. Billy and Diane work in a Maasai village in Africa. Aaron and Phillip clash when Aaron becomes 'buddy buddy' with Wilmette.
User ratings: 11
Average rating: 6.6
S03E02
Back to the Future
1996-09-23
Phillip travels to Wyoming to recruit Jack McNeil, an orthopedic surgeon. McNeil refuses, for reasons unknown. McNeil is haunted from memories of the Oklahoma City bombing. New Trauma chief Keith Wilkes is in hot water after he removes narcotics from a patient's intestine and flushes them. Grad returns from Africa and is offered a general practitioner position. Dr. Austin cares for her dying father. Ron Silver continues to appear.
User ratings: 13
Average rating: 6.5
S03E03
Papa's Got a Brand New Bag
1996-09-30
Aaron and Dr. McNeil clash when the two have conflicting ideas for a patient's treatment. Diane struggles with the transition from animal research to treating patients when she has a needy patient. Kate is car-jacked, loses her father's ashes, and gets on Tommy's bad side again.
User ratings: 12
Average rating: 6.8
S03E04
Liver Let Die
1996-10-07
Dr. Watters treats a mother with a mystifying liver ailment. Nyland and Austin return to the hospital for suspension hearings. Dr. Shutt begins to fear he's attracted to his male research assistant. Dennis and McNeil treat an aspiring Olympic cyclist with pain in her knees.
User ratings: 11
Average rating: 6.5
S03E05
Liar, Liar
1996-10-14
Life is tough for the senior doctors, with Shutt being treated like a second class citizen in the hospital and Austin learning she's been reinstated but with a substantial pay cut, a different title, and a much smaller office. Aaron tries to develop his shunt, with input from new resident Dr. Carr. Jack treats an elderly man who tries to set McNeil's priorities straight. The hospital hires a publicist to create a promotional video, which in the end, seems vaguely familiar.
User ratings: 12
Average rating: 6.8
S03E06
Higher Powers
1996-10-21
Billy returns from Africa, leaving the peaceful Maasai for America's turbulence. Billy is threatened by a 12-year-old after his drug-dealing brother, under Billy's care, dies. Austin faces the impact of her actions when she and her co-workers are sued in the Harrod death (ep #32). Aaron finds himself ill at ease about an upcoming date with physical therapist Karen Wilder.
User ratings: 11
Average rating: 6.6
S03E07
A Time to Kill
1996-11-04
Nyland treats an amnesiac who wanders away and is mistaken by Phillip for an old medical student. Aaron operates on a death row inmate who begs Aaron to kill him on the table, dying before the state has a chance to execute him. McNeil suspects an old girlfriend of abusing her mother.
User ratings: 12
Average rating: 6.8
S03E08
A Day in the Life
1996-11-11
A potentially brain-dead donor comes into the ER. With doctors from all over Chicago waiting, the body is first declared brain-dead, then after a re-examination they find he's only in a coma. The doctors bicker over what to do.
User ratings: 14
Average rating: 7.2
S03E09
Divided Loyalty
1996-11-18
Dr. Wilkes takes flak from Dennis for not giving back to his community. Billy has a tough decision to make when a childhood friend show up at his apartment in the early morning hours with a bullet in him. Diane believes Billy's friend may have been involved in a savage beating.
User ratings: 12
Average rating: 6.8
S03E10
V-Fibbing
1996-11-25
Kate is faced with a dilemma when an Asian patient is diagnosed with cancer, yet her family requests the patient not be informed to save face. First year resident Underhill has his own decision when he discovers distressing news about a patient's husband. Dr. McNeil treats a jockey suffering from back pain, which leads to a personal crisis when he's tempted to re-enter the world of gambling.
User ratings: 10
Average rating: 6.6
S03E11
Mummy Dearest
1996-12-09
Jack, re-energized by his descent into gambling, performs a daring procedure, attaching a man's left hand onto his right arm. Aaron treats a man who, after surgery, completely forgets the last ten years of his life and speaks in loving terms about his now ex-wife. Aaron loses his cool when his car is stalked by an irate man who feels Aaron personally wronged him by inadvertently parking too close to his van. Diane examines a mummy.
User ratings: 12
Average rating: 6.8
S03E12
Split Decisions
1997-01-06
Dr. Wilkes copes with personal and professional problems as he tries to reach a compromise with his wife regarding an unexpected pregnancy while trying to convince a suicidal patient he pulled out of the river that a crippling operation is his only chance for life. Aaron takes revenge against a deadbeat debtor by taking his money's worth from the patient's clothing store. Dr. Austin falls for a visiting dignitary.
User ratings: 10
Average rating: 6.5
S03E13
Verdicts
1997-01-13
The trial of Hancock's brother-in-law gets underway, with Dennis still unsure of how his sister will testify. Rumors about Phillip's personal life fly through the hospital after Maggie overhears an intimate conversation. Dr. Austin tries to save one of two children, both victims of a hit and run. Dr. McNeil decides to quit gambling. Aaron screws up his courage and decides to ask Maricela on a date.
User ratings: 15
Average rating: 7.1
S03E14
The Day of the Rope
1997-01-20
Billy and Diane are caught in the middle of a hostage situation after two revolutionaries shoot up a political convention. Dr. Kronk risks his life to treat a wounded rebel, while the other criminals grow increasingly tense.
User ratings: 16
Average rating: 7.5
S03E15
Take My Wife, Please
1997-02-03
Aaron reunites with an old friend, David, who has only a few months left to live. His friend suggests Aaron marry his wife, who married David over Aaron, after David dies. Aaron gets drunk and runs into (imagines?) Jeffrey. Wilkes doubts his wife when she claims to have had a miscarriage. Wilkes and Nyland's feud escalates after a patient dies. Jack refuses to listen to Phillip when he offers to help Jack overcome his gambling problem, but later asks Karen Wilder to help him. Aaron tries to figure out what to do about Maricela.
User ratings: 11
Average rating: 6.8
S03E16
Missed Conception
1997-02-10
Kate's friend, feminist professor Marina, tries desperately to 'get pregnant' but has to work against, rather than with, her husband. Aaron works against Tommy Wilmette in an attempt to get his friend, David, approved for a controversial gene therapy treatment. Diane tries to get marijuana for an ill patient.
User ratings: 10
Average rating: 6.6
S03E17
Mother, May I?
1997-02-17
Kate and Tommy travel to Washington D.C. to speak out on Health Care Reform. Marina arranges to adopt the child of a pregnant teenager. Jack treats the incredibly annoying woman.
User ratings: 17
Average rating: 7.2
S03E18
Growing Pains
1997-03-10
Phillip and Aaron present their plan to buy Chicago Hope to the staff, where it's met with resounding complaints. Aaron tries to define his relationship with Maricela. The ER treats a patient with numerous psychosomatic ailments. Kronk gets in trouble when he performs a lung reduction operation, a procedure vetoed by the patient's HMO. Billy visits the patient's HMO representative, the 'freaky' Jonathan Saunders, to straighten things out.
User ratings: 11
Average rating: 6.9
S03E19
The Son Also Rises
1997-03-17
Aaron meets man who claims to be his real father. After learning the truth from his mother and talking to Phillip he tries to get to know the man. And at the same Phillip tries to establish contact with his son.
User ratings: 18
Average rating: 6.9
S03E20
Second Chances
1997-04-07
The whole staff comes together when Danny Nyland is horribly injured in a car accident. Austin tries to get a heart transplant for a Pulitzer Prize winning author who's already received, and abused, a heart transplant. Jack falls deeper into gambling.
User ratings: 15
Average rating: 7.0
S03E21
Positive I.D.s
1997-04-13
Nyland, fresh off his injury leave, puts all his energy into identifying an assault victim. Billy has qualms when a patient who tested positive for the breast cancer gene asks him to perform a preventive double mastectomy. Kate tries to get Sara into an exclusive school. Diane proposes to Billy.
User ratings: 11
Average rating: 6.5
S03E22
Leggo My Ego
1997-04-21
The hospital endures Kate's massive ego when she's followed by a newspaper reporter. Jack tries to save a dying child against the parent's explicit wishes and later falls deeply into debt. Both Billy and Diane have second thoughts about their engagement.
User ratings: 11
Average rating: 6.5
S03E23
Colonel of Truth
1997-04-28
Watters is reunited with his Vietnam C.O. when the colonel is admitted suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. Phillip is baffled by the colonel's refusal to accept treatment. Kate has her hands full when Sara is traumatized by the accidental death of a Little League teammate. Wilkes and Nyland have a role reversal, with Danny staying calm and serene and Wilkes acting the hothead, over Ricky Jackson's use of ER supplies.
User ratings: 16
Average rating: 6.9
S03E24
Lamb to the Slaughter
1997-05-05
Assistant State's Attorney Charles Lamb interviews Chicago Hope staffers Wilkes, Nyland, McNeil, and Watters to determine responsibility in the death of a patient.
User ratings: 12
Average rating: 6.5
S03E25
Love on the Rocks
1997-05-12
Jack has his hands full with two of Karen's patients, Harriet Owens, who hasn't moved out of his house yet, and the delusional Luke Sarison, who believes McNeil is his father. Aaron and Kate vie for chief of surgery. Phillip is invited to join his latest girlfriend, Emma, when she moves to Paris. Danny Nyland is arrested for the Jessup death, and subsequently transferred from the ER to the blood bank.
User ratings: 13
Average rating: 6.8
S03E26
Hope Against Hope
1997-05-19
Jeffrey Geiger returns, bearing the news that he's a partner in the newly formed Hope Health Care. Kate bears with Jeffrey's advice in a critical heart transplant operation. Wilkes takes a wild helicopter ride to fetch the donor heart. Dr. Kronk tries to find a solution for his Alzheimer's afflicted father. McNeil and Shutt pontificate about life and religion following a patient's claim that she was healed by a vision of the virgin mother.
User ratings: 13
Average rating: 7.0
S04E01
Guns 'n' Roses
1997-10-01
Watters' old romantic rival checks into the hospital in need of a heart transplant. When a heart finally arrives, Austin performs the transplant against her will, believing that the wealthy patient bribed the donor family. Aaron and McNeil work together to help a man with a rare disease that is causing his muscles to contract. Wilkes is affected when a gang member violently shoots up the ER. Billy officially asks Diane to marry him. It's mentioned that Nyland is gone, it doesn't say how or why.
User ratings: 10
Average rating: 6.4
S04E02
The Adventures of Baron Von Munchausen... by Proxy
1997-10-08
Billy removes the kidney of a 9-year-old girl with an extensive medical history, and discovers signs that she's being abused. He suspects the girl's mother may be intentionally harming her daughter to grab attention. Aaron grapples with himself when he loses a patient while performing a simple procedure. Kate can't break away from the hospital to attend her daughter's school carnival. Jack gets caught in a sting at Bart's bar, prompting Phillip to insist that Jack enroll in Gamblers Anonymous.
User ratings: 10
Average rating: 6.3
S04E03
Brain Salad Surgery
1997-10-15
Aaron announces he's leaving Chicago Hope for a teaching position at Harvard. Shortly thereafter he begins to suffer from a brain aneurysm. The aneurysm sends him into a trance state where he hallucinates several strange fantastical experiences, including Chicago Hope doctors in song and dance sketches and Jeffrey Geiger's advice on life.
User ratings: 27
Average rating: 7.7
S04E04
Sympathy for the Devil
1997-10-22
The staff worries about Aaron when he has a series of seizures, threatening his chances to survive another operation. Jack refuses to allow a drug addict to go through a super fast detox program, using the knowledge he's gleaned from his attempts to beat gambling. A child molester asks Billy to castrate him.
User ratings: 9
Average rating: 6.3
S04E05
...And the Hand Played On
1997-10-29
Dr. Shutt may have brain damage after his aneurysm, so a new neurosurgeon, Dr. Lisa Catera, is brought into the hospital. Dr. Austin gets trapped on an elevator with a sexy electrician.
User ratings: 11
Average rating: 6.4
S04E06
The Lung and the Restless
1997-11-05
Austin struggles when a girl with Down's Syndrome offers to donate a lung to her needy brother. Dennis surprises a benefactor with the news that one of his relatives was black. Dr. Grad discovers that she's pregnant, just as Billy announces plans to take a four-month sabbatical.
User ratings: 10
Average rating: 6.5
S04E07
White Trash
1997-11-12
Billy and Diane are married as Billy rushes off to South America. Diane is horrified by a teenage girl who dumped her newborn child into the trash. Dr. Austin treats a high school basketball player with a bad heart who's reluctant to quit the game. While trying to counsel a male rape victim, Aaron becomes intrigued with the mechanics of the brain. Kate connects with electrician Danny Blaines, but remains reluctant to be seen with him in public.
User ratings: 10
Average rating: 6.4
S04E08
Winging It
1997-11-19
Jack and Kate operate at 20,000 feet on a pregnant woman while the two are flying to a medical conference in London. Aaron begins his psychiatric residency, getting off to a bad start with his teacher and falling prey to his patients' manipulative disorders.
User ratings: 10
Average rating: 6.4
S04E09
Cabin Fever
1997-11-26
A 'girls only' weekend getaway at McNeil's cabin goes horribly wrong for Kate, Lisa and Diane, when Grad is assaulted by a native backwoodsman. The three doctors deal with the attack differently. Austin, still affected by an attack in her college days, responds with anger. Lisa remains cool and rational while Diane is paralyzed with fear.
User ratings: 11
Average rating: 6.8
S04E10
All in the Family
1997-12-10
Dr. Shutt counsels the family of a teenage suicide. McNeil and Hancock try to determine whether a young patient is the victim of parental abuse. Wilkes refuses to treat his absentee father after he's admitted to the hospital. Phillip, stinging from repeated rejections from his son, urges father and son to reconcile.
User ratings: 10
Average rating: 6.3
S04E11
On Golden Pons
1997-12-17
Phillip is disturbed to learn that his accountant has stolen every cent he owns. Watters' pride doesn't let him accept offers to help from both Jack and Aaron. Shutt and Dr. Catera clash over a patient's suggested treatment. Keith is arrested for drunk driving and is sentenced to community service work at Hancock's clinic. Diane's loneliness sinks her Holiday spirits. Jack plays Santa for sick children.
User ratings: 10
Average rating: 6.4
S04E12
Broken Hearts
1998-01-07
Phillip reconnects with an old flame when her son is hospitalized. Jack decides to pursue a relationship with Lisa, dumping Karen Wilder. Grad is busy with a patient who insists she's pregnant despite evidence to the contrary.
User ratings: 9
Average rating: 6.2
S04E13
Memento Mori
1998-01-14
Chicago Hope's doctors struggle with adversity when the power goes out on a blustery, winter night. Keith endures a drunken Irish engineer to try to get a backup generator on-line. Dr. McNeil tries to explain life and death to Sara Wilmette and Cacaci's son when they're trapped in an elevator together. Aaron strives to help a teenage girl found bleeding from her hands in a church. Billy contends with a pregnant (and hormonal) Diane. Kate doubts herself when a very expensive computer program disagrees with her diagnosis.
User ratings: 10
Average rating: 6.2
S04E14
Psychodrama
1998-01-21
Phillip, temporarily hobbled with a leg injury, spies a murder through his telescope and tries vainly to convince police he really witnessed a killing. Danny Blaines gives Kate a bird which gets loose and flies throughout the hospital. Diane locates her birth mother and visits her and her extremely strange house.
User ratings: 16
Average rating: 6.4
S04E15
The Ties That Bind
1998-02-04
Diane faces her impending motherhood full of doubts, inspired by an HIV-positive patient who wants to have a child, and the discovery of a mass in her breast. Wilkes and Hancock are swamped with a pregnant teenager who's handcuffed to her abrasive mother. Dr. Catera attempts to remove half of a five-year-old's brain to stop her seizures.
User ratings: 10
Average rating: 6.4
S04E16
The Things We Do for Love
1998-03-04
Phillip decides to take a stab at open-mike comedy, to his colleagues horror. Lisa finds herself attracted to Jack's incarcerated brother. Austin and Sara dine with Danny Blaines, leading to a violent confrontation. Billy, worried that his impending fatherhood has made him weak, gets into a midnight bar fight.
User ratings: 9
Average rating: 6.3
S04E17
Liver, Hold the Mushrooms
1998-03-11
Billy treats a family with damaged livers via poisonous mushrooms. The father, the only unaffected family member, must choose which of his two sons will receive part of his liver. Aaron sees a troubled patient who, through hypnotherapy, claims she was sexually abused by her father. Phillip forces Kate to attend a touchy-feely medical conference with Cacaci. Billy gets he and Diane thrown out of Lamaze class. Diane debates whether to tell Billy what really happened at Jack's cabin.
User ratings: 9
Average rating: 7.0
S04E18
Waging Bull
1998-03-18
Phillip, Jack, Aaron, and Keith travel to Las Vegas for a medical conference. Jack, confident he's beaten his gambling addiction, runs into an old friend, the father of a boxer. The boxer dies, sending Jack spiraling downward, culminating in another descent into gambling.
User ratings: 15
Average rating: 7.4
S04E19
Objects Are Closer Than They Appear
1998-03-25
Dr. Wilkes treats identical teenagers with the same rare heart ailment, losing one in the process. Kate treats a 10-year-old who nearly died after sniffing glue, and learns her daughter does the same. Aaron interviews a man for inclusion in a study by Dr. Frank. Diane debates taking maternity leave. McNeil isn't sure whether a man has sentiment or politics at heart when he insists life-saving surgery be taken on his sister, over her same-gender partner's wishes.
User ratings: 9
Average rating: 6.3
S04E20
Deliverance
1998-04-01
Diane, several weeks overdue, finally goes into labor. Wilkes tries to keep an abusive man away from his family by admitting him for back pain and doping him up. Jack and Lisa take a ballroom dance class.
User ratings: 11
Average rating: 6.5
S04E21
Bridge over Troubled Watters
1998-04-08
Phillip searches for answers after his son is shot in the head and dies. Jack continues his pursuit of Lisa. Sara Wilmette meets a young cancer patient.
User ratings: 12
Average rating: 6.5
S04E22
Risky Business
1998-04-29
Aaron supervises a famous painter when she's admitted with a brain tumor. Dennis treats a young boy who believes himself to be a girl. Dr. Wilder clashes with Kate over the proper treatment for an unborn child.
User ratings: 14
Average rating: 6.9
S04E23
Absent Without Leave
1998-05-06
Aaron and Samara vacation in LA, where Aaron learns a valuable lesson about savoring life. Keith clashes with Dennis when a wealthy woman tries to improve urban life by paying for the sterilization of drug addicts. Billy endures a visit from his flighty mother. Phillip tries to produce an audio tape on surgery.
User ratings: 11
Average rating: 6.9
S04E24
Physician, Heal Thyself
1998-05-13
Raymond Wilkes is traumatized when he's caught in the middle of gunfire at his school's playground. Keith questions his parental instincts when his first thought is to treat the wounded rather than protect his son. With no one else around, Aaron is forced to cut into a patient to save his life, and does it successfully. Kate and Lisa seek counseling for the cabin incident. Jack makes a commitment to Lisa. Phillip reconnects with Stephanie.
User ratings: 11
Average rating: 6.9
S05E01
Sarindipity
1998-09-30
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.
User ratings: 10
Average rating: 6.6
S05E02
Austin Space
1998-10-07
User ratings: 9
Average rating: 6.2
S05E03
Wag the Doc
1998-10-14
User ratings: 15
Average rating: 6.9
S05E04
The Breast and the Brightest
1998-10-21
User ratings: 11
Average rating: 6.2
S05E05
One Hundred and One Damnations
1998-10-28
User ratings: 13
Average rating: 7.1
S05E06
Viagra-Vated Assault
1998-11-04
User ratings: 15
Average rating: 6.9
S05E07
Austin, We Have a Problem
1998-11-11
User ratings: 10
Average rating: 6.7
S05E08
The Other Cheek
1998-11-18
User ratings: 13
Average rating: 6.9
S05E09
Tantric Turkey
1998-11-25
User ratings: 15
Average rating: 7.0
S05E10
Gun with the Wind
1998-12-09
User ratings: 9
Average rating: 6.3
S05E11
McNeil and Pray
1998-12-16
User ratings: 9
Average rating: 6.6
S05E12
Adventures in Babysitting
1999-01-13
User ratings: 10
Average rating: 6.7
S05E13
Karmic Relief
1999-01-20
User ratings: 11
Average rating: 6.1
S05E14
Playing Through
1999-02-03
User ratings: 11
Average rating: 6.2
S05E15
Big Hand for the Little Lady
1999-02-10
User ratings: 9
Average rating: 6.3
S05E16
Home Is Where the Heartache Is
1999-02-17
User ratings: 10
Average rating: 6.6
S05E17
A Goy and His Dog
1999-03-10
User ratings: 10
Average rating: 6.6
S05E18
Teacher's Pet
1999-03-24
User ratings: 11
Average rating: 6.6
S05E19
Vanishing Acts
1999-03-31
User ratings: 10
Average rating: 6.7
S05E20
From Here to Maternity
1999-04-14
User ratings: 12
Average rating: 6.5
S05E21
And Baby Makes 10
1999-04-21
User ratings: 9
Average rating: 6.3
S05E22
Kiss of Death
1999-04-28
User ratings: 15
Average rating: 7.1
S05E23
The Heavens Can Wait
1999-05-17
User ratings: 13
Average rating: 6.6
S05E24
Curing Cancer
1999-05-19
Jeffrey Geiger returns having bought controlling interest in the hospital and he fires Austin, Kronk, Yeats, Catera, and Hancock. They decide to pursue their options. Aaron consults with the new pediatric surgeon, Gina Simon about a new born baby. And a young surgeon who was hired by Austin before her dismissal arrives and Geiger puts her to work.
User ratings: 13
Average rating: 6.7
S06E01
Team Play
1999-09-23
User ratings: 12
Average rating: 6.1
S06E02
Y' Gotta Have Heart
1999-09-30
User ratings: 12
Average rating: 6.5
S06E03
Oh What a Piece of Work Is Man
1999-10-07
User ratings: 9
Average rating: 6.3
S06E04
Vigilance and Care
1999-10-14
User ratings: 11
Average rating: 5.9
S06E05
Humpty Dumpty
1999-10-21
User ratings: 9
Average rating: 6.2
S06E06
Upstairs, Downstairs
1999-10-28
User ratings: 11
Average rating: 6.1
S06E07
White Rabbit
1999-11-11
User ratings: 15
Average rating: 7.1
S06E08
The Heart to Heart
1999-11-25
User ratings: 11
Average rating: 6.5
S06E09
The Golden Hour
1999-12-09
User ratings: 11
Average rating: 6.7
S06E10
Hanlon's Choice
2000-01-06
User ratings: 10
Average rating: 6.7
S06E11
Faith, Hope & Surgery
2000-01-13
User ratings: 11
Average rating: 6.9
S06E12
Letting Go
2000-01-20
User ratings: 12
Average rating: 6.9
S06E13
Boys Will Be Girls
2000-02-03
User ratings: 10
Average rating: 7.1
S06E14
Gray Matters
2000-02-10
User ratings: 11
Average rating: 5.9
S06E15
Painful Cuts
2000-02-17
User ratings: 11
Average rating: 6.7
S06E16
Simon Sez
2000-02-24
User ratings: 11
Average rating: 6.5
S06E17
Cold Hearts
2000-03-30
User ratings: 22
Average rating: 7.4
S06E18
Devoted Attachment
2000-04-06
User ratings: 12
Average rating: 6.4
S06E19
Miller Time
2000-04-13
User ratings: 14
Average rating: 6.6
S06E20
Thoughts of You
2000-04-20
User ratings: 13
Average rating: 6.5
S06E21
Everybody's Special at Chicago Hope
2000-04-27
User ratings: 15
Average rating: 7.1
S06E22
Have I Got a Deal for You
2000-05-04
A computer whiz creates a microchip to cure spinal cord injury, and the hospital's CEO gambles with the chip's financial success to save Chicago Hope from the HMO's.
User ratings: 20
Average rating: 7.1
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