1999 - 2002,
A cosmetic surgeon cares for her father and siblings.

Episode Guide

  • Providence - The Eleventh Hour (Season 5 Episode 12)
    Season 5 Episode 12:

    The Eleventh Hour

    A shooting victim's father takes the emergency room hostage; a Chicago firm offers Owen a partnership; Syd gets cold feet on the eve of her wedding.

  • Providence - Eye of the Storm (Season 5 Episode 10)
    Season 5 Episode 10:

    Eye of the Storm

    Syd responds to a tornado crisis in Tennessee; Joanie hires Owen to help fight a company that says it owns the rights to the name "Joanie's Barkery."

  • Providence - The Sound of Music (Season 5 Episode 9)
    Season 5 Episode 9:

    The Sound of Music

    Owen rushes Sydney to the emergency room; Robbie signs up for dance lessons without consulting Tina; Rebecca Lynn Howard performs at the college.

  • Providence - Left-Overs (Season 5 Episode 8)
    Season 5 Episode 8:


    Mayhem ensues when the dog gobbles up the Hansen's Thanksgiving turkey; Syd works all weekend and misses her wedding show.

  • Providence - Truth and Consequences (Season 5 Episode 7)
    Season 5 Episode 7:

    Truth and Consequences

    Syd feels guilty about kissing Dr. Baylor (Jeffrey Nordling) as she heads to the county clerk's office with Owen to obtain a marriage license.

  • Providence - The Heart of the Matter (Season 5 Episode 6)
    Season 5 Episode 6:

    The Heart of the Matter

    Sydney tries to prevent a pregnant prisoner's (Lauren Holly) extradition to Florida; an eccentric woman (Betty White) brings her flea-bitten dog to the clinic.

  • Providence - Things That Go Bump in the Night (Season 5 Episode 5)
    Season 5 Episode 5:

    Things That Go Bump in the Night

    Syd misplaces her engagement ring, while Izzy says she does not want to leave the ER; Dr. Augustine mandates that Syd work a double shift on Halloween night.

  • Providence - The Wedding Planner (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:

    The Wedding Planner

    Bob Eubanks and Fabio appear in Syd's dream about "The Newlywed Game"; Joanie interviews an animal expert on the radio.

  • Providence - Cloak and Dagger (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    Cloak and Dagger

    Syd meets Owen's enigmatic parents (Sally Kellerman, John Bennett Perry); Joanie tries to find out the identity of a flirtatious caller; Jim is arrested at a rally, making him late to Syd and Owen's engagement party.

  • Providence - It's Raining Men (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:

    It's Raining Men

    Syd starts to notice attractive men everywhere, including a globe-trotting doctor (Jeffrey Nordling).

  • Providence - A New Beginning (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    A New Beginning

    Syd works under a demanding boss (Denis Arndt) at an acute-care clinic while trying to raise money to rebuild St. Clare's.

  • Providence - Out of Control (Season 4 Episode 22)
    Season 4 Episode 22:

    Out of Control

    Syd stays in Owen's apartment when her problems with Kevin persist; Tina has a medical emergency and gives birth prematurely.

  • Providence - Smoke and Mirrors (Season 4 Episode 21)
    Season 4 Episode 21:

    Smoke and Mirrors

    A dog-show diva (Melissa Gilbert) brings her pooch to the Hansen clinic for emergency grooming; Syd moves in with Owen (George Newbern) for protection from a schizophrenic patient who has become obsessed with her.

  • Providence - Things Have Changed (Season 4 Episode 20)
    Season 4 Episode 20:

    Things Have Changed

    Romance blooms between Syd and Owen (George Newbern); Jim must decide whether he would rather be with Georgia (Marilu Henner) or with Meredith (Marcia Strassman).

  • Providence - Great Expectations (Season 4 Episode 19)
    Season 4 Episode 19:

    Great Expectations

    Syd debates with a deaf girl's estranged parents about getting the child a cochlear implant; a free-spirited woman (Marilu Henner) catches Jim's eye.

  • Providence - Gotcha (Season 4 Episode 18)
    Season 4 Episode 18:


    Owen coaxes stressed-out Syd to participate in a water-pistol game; Joanie tries to fit in with younger culture as she returns to college.

  • Providence - The Whole Truth (Season 4 Episode 17)
    Season 4 Episode 17:

    The Whole Truth

    Syd's malpractice trial begins; Joanie considers enrolling in college; Robbie rents O'Neill's to a sorority.

  • Providence - Limbo (Season 4 Episode 16)
    Season 4 Episode 16:


    Banned from practicing medicine, Syd feels adrift and dreams she's being sold off at rock-bottom prices by a cable TV shopping show host.

  • Providence - Act Naturally (Season 4 Episode 15)
    Season 4 Episode 15:

    Act Naturally

    While in Los Angeles, Syd meets with her ex-boyfriend (Patrick Fabian), a hotshot at a television network, and Joanie joins the cast of a horror movie.

  • Providence - All the King's Men (Season 4 Episode 14)
    Season 4 Episode 14:

    All the King's Men

    Syd tries to help a young man escape a street gang, but is mistakenly implicated in the crime when he is shot; Joanie re-examines her relationship with Phil.

  • Providence - The Good Fight (Season 4 Episode 13)
    Season 4 Episode 13:

    The Good Fight

    Syd meets her defense attorney for the malpractice suit -- an attractive man (George Newbern) with a stronger will than her own.

  • Providence - Shadow Play (Season 4 Episode 12)
    Season 4 Episode 12:

    Shadow Play

    A hospital board member shadows Syd in the wake of her malpractice suit; Tina seeks medical advice from Syd regarding her ability to conceive a child.

  • Providence - The Start of Something Big (Season 4 Episode 11)
    Season 4 Episode 11:

    The Start of Something Big

    A high-risk pregnancy patient stuns Syd by slapping her with a malpractice lawsuit; Joanie has Phil climbing walls.

  • Providence - The Mating Dance (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:

    The Mating Dance

    Syd's therapist advises her to participate in "speed dating"; Joanie is selected to be a contestant on the show "Blind Date."

  • Providence - Gobble Gobble (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    Gobble Gobble

    On Thanksgiving Day, Jim does a good deed for a bus driver's grandmother, but his tardiness causes Syd to worry.

  • Providence - Rocky Road (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    Rocky Road

    Syd has second thoughts about seeing her new therapist; Jim helps a friend at the rehab center who is making little progress in his recovery.

  • Providence - The Honeymoon's Over (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    The Honeymoon's Over

    Robbie and Tina's honeymoon sours when airline troubles arise; Jim heads back to rehab and makes some painful revelations.

  • Providence - Best Man (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    Best Man

    Jim accidently hits Robbie during his wedding toast; Syd and Robbie have mutual disagreements; Hannah tries to find Joanie "a man.".

  • Providence - Civil Unrest (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    Civil Unrest

    As election day nears, Joe's campaign tactics prompt Syd to question his integrity; Robbie saves Pete from an apartment fire.

  • Providence - You Can Count on Me (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    You Can Count on Me

    Syd considers moving to Washington if Joe (Steven Eckholdt) wins the election; a young patient must recover from an accident before he can donate bone marrow to his dying sister.

  • Providence - Impulse Control (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    Impulse Control

    Syd becomes better acquainted with Joe's estranged wife, and the two women discover they like each other.

  • Providence - Home Sweet Home (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    Home Sweet Home

    Joe invites Syd out for a night on the town; Syd struggles to reconcile an AIDs patient and his estranged father.

  • Providence - Dad (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:


    Syd, Joanie and Robbie clash over one another's reactions to the changes their father has undergone since he was shot.

  • Providence - Falling (Season 3 Episode 22)
    Season 3 Episode 22:


    Revealing photos and an estranged wife threaten Syd's relationship with a married congressman (Steven Eckholdt).

  • Providence - Rule Number One (Season 3 Episode 21)
    Season 3 Episode 21:

    Rule Number One

    Syd fights attraction to a married congressman (Steven Eckholdt) when she goes to Washington to urge drug research.

  • Providence - Trial & Error (Season 3 Episode 20)
    Season 3 Episode 20:

    Trial & Error

    Syd urges a pharmaceutical company to continue testing a drug that could cure a deadly childhood disease.

  • Providence - Meet Joe Connelly (Season 3 Episode 19)
    Season 3 Episode 19:

    Meet Joe Connelly

    Syd fights a pharmaceutical company in hopes of attaining a drug to save the life of a deathly ill infant; Joanie encourages Elliot to come out to his mother.

  • Providence - Magician (Season 3 Episode 18)
    Season 3 Episode 18:


    Syd, Joanie and Robbie are surprised by a visit from their wealthy grandfather, who makes them a suspicious offer.

  • Providence - Exposure (Season 3 Episode 17)
    Season 3 Episode 17:


    Syd's clinic and the Hansen house are put under quarantine when a visiting physician shows signs of the deadly Ebola virus.

  • Providence - Love Story (Season 3 Episode 16)
    Season 3 Episode 16:

    Love Story

    Syd learns that her new love-interest has a congenital heart condition that will someday lead to sudden death.

  • Providence - Parenthood (Season 3 Episode 15)
    Season 3 Episode 15:


    Syd applies for a grant and meets a man who claims to be her father; Robbie's romance with the mother of one of his youth hockey players heats up.

  • Providence - The Invisible Man (Season 3 Episode 14)
    Season 3 Episode 14:

    The Invisible Man

    Syd convinces her reclusive lighthouse keeper to go out in public following his plastic surgery; Jim refuses to stop working while he is sick.

  • Providence - The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    The Lion Sleeps Tonight

    Syd tries to convince a recluse to undergo plastic surgery for his facial deformities; Joanie withdraws after her miscarriage.

  • Providence - It Was a Dark and Stormy Night (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    It Was a Dark and Stormy Night

    While Syd is stranded with Graham in a lighthouse during a storm, she begins to understand where his terrible pain comes from.

  • Providence - Saved by the Bell (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    Saved by the Bell

    Syd reaches out to a patient whose face is severely scarred; Joanie prepares for her marriage to Burt despite his parents' obvious displeasure.

  • Providence - The Gun (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    The Gun

    Syd is unaware that someone has hidden a gun in a box of toys at the Hansens; Joanie hires a professional organizer to rid the house of clutter.

  • Providence - Big Night (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    Big Night

    Memories Syd would rather forget come flooding back when she tries to help an elderly patient survive long enough to reconcile with her daughter.

  • Providence - The Gift (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    The Gift

    Syd worries about an elderly patient who refuses throat surgery in favor of singing in a Christmas concert; Robbie finds an unusual assistant for his charity shopping spree.

  • Providence - The Thanksgiving Story (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    The Thanksgiving Story

    Near Thanksgiving Day, Syd shelters a lost Chinese girl who got separated from her parents, who are illegal immigrants.

  • Providence - The Unsinkable Sydney Hansen (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    The Unsinkable Sydney Hansen

    Syd discovers her new beau may be interested in a beautiful blonde, and helps a teen who was mistakenly prescribed Ritalin.

  • Providence - Rescue Me (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Rescue Me

    Syd takes pity on a poor, severely disfigured boy who is an illegal immigrant.

  • Providence - The Good Doctor (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    The Good Doctor

    Syd counsels a ballerina whose ankle risks permanent injury; Robbie takes pity on his jailed tormentor.

  • Providence - Trick or Treat (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Trick or Treat

    As Halloween approaches, recovering Syd misjudges and prescribes a dose that nearly kills a young girl; a game-show producer tries to blackmail Robbie.

  • Providence - Safe at Home (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Safe at Home

    Syd returns home after battling encephalitis, but has doubts about her handsome physical therapist's treatment recommendations; Robbie is stalked by an angry producer.

  • Providence - Paradise Inn (Season 2 Episode 23)
    Season 2 Episode 23:

    Paradise Inn

    Comatose Syd passes through a portal to a resortlike place where she must decide whether to return to consciousness.

  • Providence - Syd in Wonderland (Season 2 Episode 22)
    Season 2 Episode 22:

    Syd in Wonderland

    Syd's (Melina Kanakaredes) chronic headache leads to hallucinations that resemble "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.".

  • Providence - Love Is in the Air (Season 2 Episode 21)
    Season 2 Episode 21:

    Love Is in the Air

    Things heat up between Jim and Monica; a firefighter rescues Joanie; Robbie continues his winning streak as a game-show contestant.

  • Providence - Taking a Chance on Love (Season 2 Episode 20)
    Season 2 Episode 20:

    Taking a Chance on Love

    Jim starts spending time with Syd's photojournalist friend; Robbie auditions to be a contestant on a game show.

  • Providence - Family Ties (Season 2 Episode 19)
    Season 2 Episode 19:

    Family Ties

    Syd helps bring a broken family together during a crisis; Robbie fills in for Heather at the clinic; Dog Boy leaves Providence for good.

  • Providence - Don't Go Changin' (Season 2 Episode 18)
    Season 2 Episode 18:

    Don't Go Changin'

    The Hansens celebrate Jim's 60th birthday; Syd is asked to perform a ritual surgery; Robbie and Heather look at their relationship; Joanie gives Dog Boy confidence.

  • Providence - The Storm (Season 2 Episode 17)
    Season 2 Episode 17:

    The Storm

    A storm pounds Providence, while a state inspection threatens to close the clinic; Syd works to save a pregnant Cambodian; a fallen tree traps Joanie.

  • Providence - Do the Right Thing (Season 2 Episode 16)
    Season 2 Episode 16:

    Do the Right Thing

    An embezzler tricks Syd into believing he is an indigent; Heather and Charlie walk down the wedding aisle.

  • Providence - Sibling Rivalry (Season 2 Episode 15)
    Season 2 Episode 15:

    Sibling Rivalry

    A patient considers radical surgery to decrease her chances of breast cancer; Syd and Joanie become rivals in romance.

  • Providence - The Apartment (Season 2 Episode 14)
    Season 2 Episode 14:

    The Apartment

    Robbie gets caught in the middle of Heather's feud with her mother, who is against Heather's engagement.

  • Providence - The Reunion (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    The Reunion

    Syd's best friend from high school, a celebrity author and television host, visits for their 15-year high-school reunion.

  • Providence - Mother and Child (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    Mother and Child

    Syd mistakenly thinks a youth is a victim of Munchausen syndrome by proxy; an old boyfriend of Robbie's new love interest comes to town.

  • Providence - The Kiss (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    The Kiss

    Syd discovers a Russian art prodigy who has been kept hidden by his grandmother out of fear of deportation.

  • Providence - Home for the Holidays (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    Home for the Holidays

    Syd wonders if she has made a difference by returning home; Robbie stands to make a hefty profit through the sale of the holiday's hottest toys.

  • Providence - Thank You Providence (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    Thank You Providence

    Sydney's trip back from Los Angeles hits numerous snags, so she bonds with three wayward travelers who are also having trouble getting home for the holidays.

  • Providence - Sail Away (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Sail Away

    A recuperating Kyle decides to continue his recovery away from his friends and family; Jim gets replaced on the TV vet show.

  • Providence - The Phantom Menace (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    The Phantom Menace

    Sydney sees Kyle's sexy therapist taking a special interest in him; Joanie and Robbie fear having their father appear on a TV program.

  • Providence - He's Come Undone (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    He's Come Undone

    Kyle fears he will lose his arm to an infection; Syd learns a disturbing secret about a seemingly perfect doctor helping out in the clinic.

  • Providence - You Can't Hurry Love (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    You Can't Hurry Love

    Kyle urges her to camp with him in the Grand Canyon, but Syd focuses on the welfare of a homeless woman.

  • Providence - The Birthday Party (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    The Birthday Party

    Joanie gets an unpleasant surprise when Hannah's father comes to her birthday party with a new bride; Sydney offers the guest house to Kyle while he undergoes chemotherapy.

  • Providence - The Letter (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    The Letter

    On the anniversary of Lynda's death, Jim reveals that a letter he wrote may have contributed to her calamity.

  • Providence - The Third Thing (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    The Third Thing

    An out-of-control Mercedes smashes through the wall of the clinic; a mentally disturbed woman holds Syd at gunpoint.

  • Providence - Heaven Can Wait (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:

    Heaven Can Wait

    Sydney reunites with Kyle who seeks her medical advice; a family celebration turns tragic when a friend from Lilly's past arrives.

  • Providence - Guys and Dolls (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:

    Guys and Dolls

    Syd and Jim clash over her involvement with Paul when the DA's office investigates Paul's alleged mob ties; Joanie films her own TV ad for the Barkery.

  • Providence - Two to Tango (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:

    Two to Tango

    Sydney discourages a romantic prospect who has mob connections; Joanie's boyfriend shows little interest in her daughter.

  • Providence - Good Fellows (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    Good Fellows

    Sydney treats an injured high-school runner whose coach/father drives him to win; the handsome son of a mob boss courts Sydney, as Jim treats the father's dog.

  • Providence - Family Tree (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    Family Tree

    Sydney takes in Lilly after her foster parents return her; without permission, Robbie offers his boss' establishment as a showcase for Joanie's chowder.

  • Providence - Saint Syd (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    Saint Syd

    Syd's attempt to help a wayward teen complicates the girl's relationship with her new foster parents; Joanie gets a business offer to go to Japan.

  • Providence - Pig in Providence (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    Pig in Providence

    Sydney discovers Dr. Marcus' secret; self-destructive teen patient isn't truthful with Sydney; Jim tries to save a 400-pound pig from a luau roast.

  • Providence - You Bet Your Life (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    You Bet Your Life

    An eccentric, elderly but lustful billionaire (Henry Gibson) offers the clinic a fortune, providing Sydney travels with him for 48 hours.

  • Providence - Taste of Providence (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Taste of Providence

    A stripper who wants to quit approaches Sydney about breast-reduction surgery; Robbie continues to gamble.

  • Providence - Blind Faith (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Blind Faith

    Sydney goes on a blind date with a bizarre free spirit (Michael McKean); feverish and bedridden Jim believes he can talk to a chatty canine patient.

  • Providence - If Memory Serves (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    If Memory Serves

    Sydney and Joanie discover their father has been romancing an attractive mystery woman (Michelle Phillips); Robbie is smitten with an athletic coed.

  • Providence - Tying the Not (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Tying the Not

    Sydney strains to give her sister the best wedding possible when Joanie decides to marry her baby's father (Eric Buskotter).

  • Providence - Runaway Sydney (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Runaway Sydney

    Sydney botches treatment of a sick baby; Sydney's slick ex-boyfriend arrives from Los Angeles, asking her to return with him.

  • Providence - Sisters (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:


    Sydney tries to treat a self-destructive addict (Alanna Ubach); Jim kidnaps a sick chimpanzee from the city zoo; guest Howie Mandel.

  • Providence - All Good Dogs Go to Heaven (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    All Good Dogs Go to Heaven

    Sydney improvises with inadequate equipment to save a wheezing woman at the clinic; Jim bonds with a weak dog; a soap opera star wants to see Sydney.

  • Providence - Home Again (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Home Again

    Deciding to resettle, Sydney works at a low-income medical clinic, meets a former high-school hunk (Tom Verica) and dreams of her late mother (Concetta Tomei).

  • Providence - Pilot (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:


    A life crisis prompts a cosmetic surgeon (Melina Kanakaredes) to leave Los Angeles and return to her hometown to care for her father and siblings.