Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series 1979–1986) Poster

(1979–1986)

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1980

6 Jan. 1980
Boom!
There is a bomb somewhere in the hospital set to go off at midnight, the night of Trapper's 10th anniversary as chief of surgery. The bomb squad can't find it, and the man who planted it is dying from bullet wounds.
 
13 Jan. 1980
Have You Hugged Your Nurse Today?
Gloria falls for a man in a wheelchair - who happens to already have a wife. Gonzo firmly believes that he can cure a disabled man with surgery, but said patient is against the operation. Trapper resents Starch labelling him "predictable", and decides to do something about it.
 
27 Jan. 1980
Missionary's Downfall
A former patient who recovered from terminal cancer using a holistic approach he devised has written a book and is looking for converts. The patient convinces a lupus patient to stop all medical treatment, and nearly allows her to die before accepting that she needs help he cannot give her. Meanwhile, SFM admits a gang member who likes to draw graffiti and does so on hospital property.
 
3 Feb. 1980
Warning: I May Be Hazardous to Your Health
Stanley thinks he has finally found the love of his life in the hospital's excellent new neurosurgeon, until he learns how she made the money to get through medical school. A sleazy reporter looking for dirt around the hospital gets more than he bargained for.
 
10 Feb. 1980
'Til Life Do Us Part
A patient who is diagnosed with a serious form of cancer finds inspiration in a woman with Lou Gehrig's disease.
 
17 Feb. 1980
If You Can't Stand the Heat
At first Trapper is not concerned when an old friend starts to behave erratically, but Gonzo suspects that something is wrong, especially when the doctor freezes during an emergency. Meanwhile, San Francisco Memorial is flooded with patients from a nearby hospital, after it is damaged by fire.
 
24 Feb. 1980
Strike!
A possible nurse's strike threatens the hospital as well as Gonzo's love life.
 
2 Mar. 1980
It's a Wise Surgeon
Gonzo is suspicious of a young Korean man who comes to the hospital claiming to be the long-lost son of Trapper. A woman with a history of faking illness is surprised when she is diagnosed with a rare disease.
 
9 Mar. 1980
Short Odds
Gonzo tries to date a new surgeon who suffers a loss of confidence after her first patient dies.
 
23 Mar. 1980
Quarantine
Trapper's ex-wife Melanie finds a baby in a fitting room and the hospital is put at risk when the baby is found to have a form of the plague.
 
30 Mar. 1980
Hot Line
Gonzo and the staff decide to start a hot-line for people to anonymously call with their problems. Trapper takes a risk by bringing in a retired doctor with an alcohol problem to help perform a rare eye operation.
 
23 Nov. 1980
Girl Under Glass: Part 1
A controlling millionaire publisher gives the hospital a large donation in exchange for Gonzo watching over his daughter who has a rare blood disorder that needs round-the-clock care and is smitten with Dr. Gates. Trapper must find a replacement for Starch who has gotten married and retired.
 
30 Nov. 1980
Girl Under Glass: Part 2
With Gonzo accused of sexual misconduct, the hospital faces a public relations nightmare.
 
7 Dec. 1980
Slim Chance
When Gonzo learns that an old classmate has put her health and sanity at risk by following a strict diet which encourages the use of diuretics, he goes after the well-respected doctor who founded the diet.
 
21 Dec. 1980
Call Me Irresponsible
Riverside comes under fire after he takes over one of Gonzo's patients who happens to be dating his father and she ends up almost dying from an allergic reaction to fluorine.
 

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