Auschlander reveals St. Eligius' future; Ellen accepts an out-of-town job; Fiscus heads for Nicaragua; Tommy Westphall imagines.
A fire breaks out during a Doctor of the Year banquet, trapping staff members on the 42nd floor; the Craigs ponder reconciliation.
Craig endangers three organ recipients; Luther asks Auschlander to be his best man; the AIDS patient lies near death.
Axelrod suffers a heart attack; Rosenthal struggles through drug therapy; Ellen breaks up with Gideon.
Experimental surgery requires several doctors to work nude; Morrison and Novino share an intimate moment.
Westphall observes the agonies of the Craigs, Novino and daughter Lizzie when they visit his New Hampshire home.
After Gideon ejects him and Ellen rejects him, vagrant Craig falls prey to a larcenous bum; Lucy has pregnancy complications.
An elderly man's catatonic friend challenges the doctors; a deceased patient's family sues Craig; a gunman shoots at Gideon.
Morrison tells a woman she has a hereditary disease; the Craigs stall their divorce; Rosenthal sees consequences of her drug abuse.
Kiem treats a gang member, despite a rival's threats; Craig seeks a date; the staff learns Caldwell's fate.
Auschlander enrolls a fellow cancer patient in a controversial therapy program; Lucy tries to tell her husband she's pregnant.
Craig's artificial-heart patient suffers; Ehrlich meets an inventor who claims the Craig heart as his own.
Reporters mob the artificial-heart patient; Fiscus visits his dying father (Bill Dana); Axelrod's cousin (Matt Frewer) eyes Novino.
Craig seeks his lost youth in the ring; almost-30 Fiscus plays one last joke; Morrison may deliver the 100,000th baby.
Difficulties haunt Craig's artificial-heart implantation in a human; Rosenthal's implant ruptures; thugs attack the AIDS patient.
Craig interviews artificial-heart candidates; doctors try to re-attach a woman's severed hand; Fiscus treats 412 patients.
Ehrlich goes to Craig's men's club; Gideon asks Ellen to head the hospital's food service; a chief resident is named.
Craig implants his artificial heart in a sheep; a "haunted" room hurts Chandler's efforts to lobby for chief resident.
Gideon encourages Auschlander; Wade tires of co-workers as housemates; the Ehrlichs return; an AIDS victim deals with family anger.
Westphall pushes hard for an AIDS clinic; Fiscus' mother (Lainie Kazan) visits; a Vietnam vet believes he is pregnant.
Westphall fumes at being second-guessed by new hospital head John Gideon (Ronny Cox); a redheaded vision tempts bridegroom Ehrlich.
New owner Ecumena restores the reprieved hospital as the staff slowly reassembles; Ellen seriously wants a divorce.
The residents scatter as the wrecker's ball takes aim; Moats returns; Auschlander, left behind, sees the first blow.
Yvonne Craig wakes and returns for baby Barbara; Luther stalks a mercy killer haunting the halls; Turner performs prenatal surgery.
A spokesperson from new owner Magna-Fujiyama makes unexpected use of the facilities; the staff reminisces.
Daniels comes from prison for treatment and is accused again of murder; rumors fly about Lucy and Ehrlich; Ellen helps an old pal.
Fiscus learns his sperm-bank donation has been used successfully; the young son of Westphall's friend has diabetes.
St. Eligius teeters on the brink of closing; Morrison confronts Nick Moats at a parole-board hearing.
Elliot's father brings his less-than-lively dog into the hospital; Rosenthal's daughter returns with a husband and a problem.
Auchlander's old love reveals a secret; Novino helps a blind man (Ray Charles); Westphall hears the city's plan for St. Eligius.
John Doe No. 6 hits it big with Craig's book; a financial dilemma plagues Auschlander; Elizabeth has news for Griffin.
Ehrlich checks up on his long-lost parents (Steve Allen, Jayne Meadows), two CIA agents; Kiem tries to save her marriage.
Dr. Petrovich's lasers could make Craig obsolete; Ehrlich sells tickets for his orphan-of-the-year bash.
Ehrlich, Chandler and Morrison don fatigues to play "capture the flag"; Craig wants his maid's husband reinstated.
Westphall tries to help an alcoholic poet (Milo O'Shea); Craig butts heads with the Soviets; Lucy berates Ehrlich.
Fiscus' father (Bill Dana) visits his hospitalized son; Westphall and Novino separate; Auschlander plans to renew his wedding vows.
Shot by accident, Fiscus visits the afterlife, meeting ghosts while his friends struggle to save him.
Morrison's assailant returns; Axelrod watches a 14-year-old pre-med student (Wil Wheaton); police search for Craig's manuscript.
John Doe No. 6 thinks he's Craig; paramedic Luther returns and tries to help a bag lady; Griffin seeks love from the wrong source.
John Doe No. 6 helps with the Craig memoirs; religion affects Turner's medical choice; negligent Griffin sees Birch blamed.
Westphall helps a dying boy (Jason Bateman) communicate with his family; Ellen tells Craig to write his memoirs; Turner meddles.
Craig annoys Ellen, but finds sympathy from the maid (Elke Sommer); Kiem impresses the staff; Axelrod wounds a patient's feelings.
Vietnamese surgeon Kiem (France Nuyen) replaces Craig; a lonely woman watches St. Eligius through her window; Lucy dates Ehrlich.
Craig attempts surgery; Morrison deals with his stepchildren; new residents (Jamie Rose, Bruce Greenwood) begin.
Hospital founder Father McCabe (Edward Herrmann), now 90, comes to St. Eligius to die; Craig may not operate again.
Westphall and Novino's date to the doctor-of-the-year banquet ends at dawn; Craig smashes his hand; residents await the final cut.
Ehrlich and Chandler are nabbed at an anti-apartheid rally; Turner considers adoption; Rosenthal's ex-husband (Dick Shawn) returns.
Auschlander finds a cocaine den in a tenement turned over to the hospital; Turner returns and tries to seek out Chandler.
A prison riot explodes around volunteer Morrison; Ehrlich must examine Ellen; Westphall eyes Novino.
Angry Ellen sends Craig packing; Westphall asks a medical student to dinner; Chandler tries to save a potential suicide.
Axelrod and Fiscus revel in attending a California medical convention; Ellen leaves Barbara with Craig.
A history of St. Eligius recalls its founding by Father McCabe (Edward Herrmann) in 1935 and the lives of its staff.
Caldwell must recount lovers; Fiscus and Clancy ponder the price of passion; Mrs. Endicott leaves against Craig's wishes.
Caldwell returns home and hears a devastating diagnosis; the Endicotts await the results of their matriarch's surgery.
Old wounds reopen for Auschlander when the matriarch of a New England clan checks in; Morrison resists knee surgery.
Fiscus must volunteer time for elderly patients; John Doe No. 6's kin arrive; another anti-abortion bomb hits, in the hospital.
A bomb levels the abortion clinic where Chandler works; Fiscus gets cold feet; Morrison explains abortion to a mentally impaired woman.
A hired Santa has a heart attack; Craig dips too deeply into the wassail; Westphall entertains Elizabeth and her bored beau.
During a blackout, Westphall and an angry man (Michael Des Barres) share an elevator; Craig rigs equipment for surgery; Fiscus finds love.
Westphall hides his illegal-alien housekeeper; Caldwell is reprimanded for harassing female personnel; mummies arrive for X-rays.
Craig gets custody of his granddaughter; Rosenthal strikes Lucy; Cochran isolates himself; Turner's ex-husband suddenly reappears.
Craig takes comatose Yvonne home; Morrison risks his career to protect Cochran; John Doe No. 6 thinks he is TV's Mary Richards.
An astronaut suffers from blackouts; in the hospital, a mentally impaired girl has her first sexual experience.
The Galeckis come for infant Barbara; Westphall pushes for hospital reforms; bar-cruising Caldwell picks up the wrong girl.
An approaching funeral divides Craig and Ellen; Rosenthal thinks a patient has a death wish; Chandler debates dating Turner.
Craig grieves as Turner tries to save his granddaughter; Caldwell buys a haunted house on Cape Cod; Axelrod diets.
Craig agrees to meet his daughter-in-law; Westphall brings new concepts back from Ethiopia; Turner seeks sperm bank donors.
Staffers mistake an amnesiac for a VIP; Dr. Tyler (Alfre Woodard) counsels a couple; Auschlander looks for Westphall's replacement.
Mrs. Auschlander faces surgery; a self-styled messiah crucifies himself; Westphall, Craig and Auschlander visit a pub named Cheers.
An explosion leaves Luther deaf; Halloran tries to help Morrison; Ehrlich's jokes fall flat; Auschlander gets bad news.
Morrison sweats through exams; Caldwell's patient falls for him; Mrs. Hufnagel has a posthumous surprise for Axelrod.
Craig questions Mrs. Hufnagal's death; rejoining the staff, Daniels plays sick jokes; Caldwell coddles his patient.
Caldwell unbandages his patient; Mrs. Hufnagel has surgery; Daniels wants to plead guilty; Rosenthal is pregnant.
The first lady disrupts St. Eligus; Ehrlich reports suspected child abuse; Shirley Daniels is admitted; guest Betty White.
A teen prostitute gives birth; Myra White has Peter's baby; a helicopter crash yields a survivor; Mrs. Hufnagel won't pay.
Elizabeth returns from college; a tough makes a drug deal to support his pregnant lover; Auschlander sits for a portrait.
Craig's vagabond brother returns; Caldwell operates on a woman with neurofibromatosis; Axelrod fears he has killed Mrs. Hufnagel.
Dr. Wyler learns government soldiers have destroyed his African clinic; Halloran gathers evidence on Morrison's educational past.
A bigamist irks Chandler; Morrison's shady alma mater is revealed; Wyler admires modern surgery; Caldwell befriends Mrs. Hufnagel.
A famous doctor seeks a kidney donor for an African boy; an explosive bullet is embedded in a woman; Mrs. Hufnagel is readmitted.
Westphall decides Tommy must have professional care; Ehrlich plays Cupid for a patient; a father risks his health for his daughter.
Morrison asks Clancy to move in; Westphall disapproves of Elizabeth's new love; Martin gives Fiscus a letter incriminating Daniels.
Cavanero admits Dr. Holtz is homosexual; Morrison's friend tries to save his daughter's life; Rosenthal meets her lover's wife.
A marrow-transplant expert draws attention; a girl is denied dialysis; the last of two surviving firefighters leaves.
Dream-test volunteers Ehrlich, Morrison and Axelrod go where they've never been before; Luther dreams of being a sharp-dressed man.
The rapist is shot and lies near death; Ehrlich agrees to be a TV health-correspondent; one of the burned firefighters checks out.
White reunites with his family; Joan Halloran returns; a burned firefighter blames the doctors for his comrade's death.
Ehrlich finds love; a patient attacks Dr. Miller; a hospital employee has asbestosis; a burned firefighter grows worse.
St. Eligius may close within 48 hours; Ehrlich operates solo; Martin is raped again; a burned firefighter fights drug dependency.
The nurses strike; Craig sleeps at the hospital; Cavanero is attacked; a burned firefighter buys illegal painkillers.
Westphall refuses to allow a comatose nun to die; Fiscus meets a fairy godmother; the firefighters undergo treatment.
Structural problems close the emergency room; Auschlander's cancer worsens; Craig and his son reunite; Morrison finds a new love.
The residents await exam results; bulimic Armstrong despairs; Fiscus poses for a photo as an eligible Boston bachelor.
The residents cram as the National Board exams near; White prepares for a polygraph test; Armstrong resents her career choice.
Three women (Eva LeGallienne, Brenda Vaccaro, Blythe Danner) with disparate maladies share a room and become unexpected friends.
Accused rapist White resumes work; a young man learns he has cancer; Chandler considers himself a workaholic; Martin seeks help.
The TV documentary does not flatter Craig; Rosenthal undergoes implant surgery; Morrison operates on a construction worker.
Ehrlich's marriage crumbles; Craig prepares to get an award; White abuses women colleagues; a man's blackouts puzzle the doctors.
A ski-masked rapist terrorizes personnel; Roberta humiliates Ehrlich; Auschlander meets with an old flame.
Craig resents a documentary crew dogging him; Westphall cannot face institutionalizing Tommy; the staff shuns White.
Ehrlich and Roberta tie the knot; Joan tries to reconcile with her dying father; Chandler runs a solo marathon.
Auschlander tries marijuana to ease nausea; White is accused of mishandling drugs; Ehrlich prepares to meet his fiancee's parents.
A snowstorm rages while Martin pursues Ridley, an overburdened ceiling falls on Cavanero and Craig is missing.
Romantically frustrated Ehrlich proposes marriage; bouts of rage endanger a young wife; a computer prodigy goes too far.
A politician has AIDS; the blood drive falters; a child-psychiatrist joins the staff.
Westphall rethinks his autistic son's care when his housekeeper resigns; Eve, eager to leave, fails to report a problem.
White's pity for a patient wins him a drug charge; Martin sets her romantic sights on Craig, who sends Mrs. Craig to dissuade her.
Pressured Westphall lashes out; Ridley diagnoses a child tennis star's ailment; two opposing Irish terrorists arrive.
Suicidal Auschlander learns a bright 11-year-old may have leukemia; Craig offers poached turkey for the staff's Thanksgiving feast.
Morrison blames himself for Nina's death; Craig and Ehrlich perform the transplant, then learn the donor's name.
Singleton waits to see his wife; Craig and his patient (Marian Mercer) await a heart donor; tragedy strikes Morrison.
A stroke victim rebels against her demanding spouse; a new plastic surgeon arrives; Craig prepares for his first heart transplant.
The husband (Alan Arkin) of a stroke victim (Piper Laurie) badgers the staff; a city official (Nancy Stafford) oversees the budget.
Morrison sweats out Nina's prolonged labor; White is suspected of drug thefts; Craig puts his son in Ehrlich's charge.
Morrison and Ehrlich's patient shows contradictory symptoms; Daniels subdues a crazed vagrant threatening to kill her.
A visiting Hungarian doctor returns Craig's affection; Chandler consults the hospital's lawyer; Morrison tries to help White.
Morrison's patient wants to drink himself to death; a dead patient's family sues Chandler; White's work deteriorates.
A pregnant woman brandishes a gun in Ehrlich's operating room; Rosenthal resents special attention after returning.
A brother requests euthanasia; Fiscus subs for Ehrlich with Daniels; Rosenthal must have surgery elsewhere.
A process server dogs an adult-film star; Armstrong tells Craig her suspicions about a surgeon; Ehrlich and Fiscus bicker.
Westphall learns the truth behind a racially explosive beating; streetwalkers visit a colleague; Ehrlich scrambles to get a date.
Auschlander faces chemotherapy; a female flasher prowls the halls; Ehrlich takes in Fiscus as a roommate.
Armstrong insists a patient's problem is hereditary; Chandler tries to help an amnesiac; Craig's old college pal surprises him.
White must get authorization for an autopsy; Craig's college roommate wants a sex change; Chandler helps an amnesiac.
Morrison yields to Chinese custom to treat a dying boy; Samuels pines for Paxton; the "birdman" announces he will now be a human.
Westphall pursues a phantom physician; Craig bullies Ehrlich into surgery; White breaks down.
Morrison's house call begets a stream of requests; White's daughter eats moth balls; Fiscus overreacts with his pistol.
The "birdman" builds a nest for his pregnant girlfriend; the Legionnaires' disease source is found; Fiscus packs a gun.
Besieged Westphall orders Ward 5 closed; Rosenthal pities a nagging patient; punks mug Fiscus in the emergency room.
An injured boy affects Samuels; after Chandler defends a nurse, two patients die; Cavanero directs a birth by phone.
A bag woman (Doris Roberts) rejects a treatment to care for her bewildered mate (James Coco); the terrorist's victim dies.
Cavanero tells expectant parents their child will have Down syndrome; Beale examines Reinhardt; White makes a near-fatal error.
Morrison reluctantly cares for a remorseless terrorist, whose victim lies in a coma; Craig embarrasses an unprepared intern during surgery.
Cavanero's mental patient disappears in red tape; Morrison fights against a potentially fatal operation.