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Episode List


Season 1

29 Oct. 1993
Miracle Cure
When a man says in confessional he knows Father Morrissey has 'sinned', the priest takes a gun from a hollowed Bible, drives his car over him but finds the envelop he looks for gone, stolen seconds earlier by a girl. Father Morrissey even fakes stomach pain to be admitted in the same L.A. hospital, Community General, so he can administer a fatal injection, surprised only by bag lady Alice, who was just admitted for amnesia, however possibly still somewhat treatable. The physician in charge, Dr. Mark Sloane, smells a rat after Morrissey discharges himself and goes talk...
5 Nov. 1993
Mark is eager take some vacation; his son, Steve, isn't holding his breath to go fishing together as promised long since, sets off by himself and has a hellish time alone. For a change, Norman makes an awful fuss about security for mob-threatened senate transport committee, Chairman Basset, who is getting an operation in Community General. However, a woman in league with another assassin gets past the security by staging getting major amnesia and forgetting her identity after being hit by a car. When nurse Sue Marlowe recognizes 'Jane Doe,' she is given a fatal push ...
12 Nov. 1993
Murder at the Telethon
Since the hospital board decided that the ER is to shut down unless $100,000 is raised, Norman decides to mount a telethon guaranteeing the full sum, soon leaves a while for a seminar and meanwhile puts Mark in charge, who is relieved Jack kind of enjoys being the stage manager. Main star Buddy Blake, a faded TV comedy legend, comes with his son Michael Blake, who gave up medical studies (with Mark) to be his assistant and is final true with the ingrate's abuse, even in public. While Mark is presenting the show, Buddy stumbles on scene with a fatal knife his back; to ...
19 Nov. 1993
Inheritance of Death
Retired wine tycoon patient Jonathan Nash, Mark's second cousin and 93 year-old, pledges his entire estate (about $15 million) to Community General hospital, then calls Mark his three adult children are trying to kill him. Mark arrives only to be hit by his electric wheelchair crashing down the mansion's staircase, and lands in back spasm-traction himself, but tells Steve Jonathan looked dead already. Mark thinks of remote control and hopes to sleuth by remote Jack after briefing him about the family's closet full of 'skeletons' giving each kid a motive, while neither...
3 Dec. 1993
The 13 Million Dollar Man
Longtime patient and friend Dale Harlan stumbles into ER and tells Mark to get something from his left shoe- it's a lottery ticket he gives Mark 'to do some good with it' before he dies from his shot-wound. Amanda finds out it won $13,000,000 but fails to keep it a secret. Hospital administrator Norman Briggs, who just gave Mark hell for using surgical gloves to relax child patients, desperately needs $6,200,000 for a new hospital wing he promised to name after Mr. Wainwright, the chairman of the board. The LAPD charges Jimmy Stevens with the murder, being found with ...
10 Dec. 1993
Vanishing Act: Part One
When Detective Steve Sloan reports to Internal Affairs agent Lloyd Schroeder his well-founded suspicions against LAPD 15th precinct colleagues Detectives Bob Cole, Eugene Vickers, Jim Michaels and Rick Hughes to be in cahoots with the fence who handled several burglaries they actually committed themselves, Schroeder checks out their excessive expenses and sets up his own pension plan: an equal share for his silence. Next someone from the criminal quartet sets up Steve for Schroeder's murder and plants stolen money in his locker, so he's suspended although his boss Lt....
17 Dec. 1993
Vanishing Act: Part Two
Mark Sloane was scared out of his wits when Tommy Rafonte and an armed goon took him without asking to an old patient, semi-retired mob boss Gus Benedict, but that went fine; he does get knocked down accidentally by Dolores' picketing board. Jack Stewart's investigations in the Italian quarter, including his ex Josie Swanson who is now Tommy's girl but knows nothing, and Steve's remaining police contacts allow them and Mark to work out the four bad cops are in cahoots with Tommy to plan a new crime- the ransom kidnapping of Gus. They work out their own ingenious plan....
7 Jan. 1994
Shanda's Song
Rock vamp with prima donna-complex Shanda faints on stage when she receives a cut-up picture of herself in a box of roses. Her manager brings her, almost identically looking back-up singer Claire and drummer Cinnamon to Community General for a check-up, but no harm is found. Shanda tells Dr. Mark Sloan she has a stalker since months, the police can't do anything without any physical threat; a truck tries to run them over the next minute, her fan Dr. Jack Stewart finds no actual fractures. Steve is incredulous, given Shanda's publicity stunt record, but Mark takes her ...
14 Jan. 1994
The Restless Remains
Mark tries rollerskating, even to work now his car doesn't start again. Then he tries a traditional Indian purification rite on Ogala Sioux patient Clarke to take over his sinusitis, in front of his med class. After a root canal, Mark gets a call and visit at home from TV investment guru Robin Westlin, who believes to be poisoned and dies right there, but when the paramedics arrive both his car and corps have disappeared, even Steve thinks it's laughing gas hallucinations, but Mark finds Robin's dropped his pocket diary. Both his chief deputy Tim Rutland and secretary...
21 Jan. 1994
Murder with Mirrors
Eddie Clark brings Mark Soan tickets for his last show in the Magic Mansion with his traitorous partner Paul Madison, who intends to go solo and take all their tricks, leaving Clark stranded. Mark, Jack, Amanda and Dolores witness their last duo show, but instead of escaping Madison drowns, and the key to the cuffs Eddie handed him didn't fit. Mark, a gifted amateur illusionist himself, believes his former neighbor-boy Eddie's declaration of innocence, so he and Jack -'helped' by Amanda- investigate the other magicians performing in the mansion and possible business ...
28 Jan. 1994
Flashdance with Death
Shortly after he had a shouting match when his partner Sammy Garrett, who lacked the money to buy him out now he decided to sell and buy a ranch in Montana, Dimension dance studio partner Roland Spear dies when a short circuit in the lighting prop cane gives a light discharge, which arrests his pacemaker fatally. Dr. Mark Sloan had taken Sammy's place as Roland's tap dance partner in the annual benefit the fatal cane act was being rehearsed for, and snoops in the studio. Steve has no choice but arrest Sammy, his basketball partner, who hurt his ankle at the game. ...
4 Feb. 1994
Reunion with Murder
Amanda and several of her wealthy, professionally successful college friends are invited to a dorm reunion by Nancy Barlow, then the odd one out they all frowned upon and humiliated drunk in her underwear, which cost Nancy her scholarship; she's now an author and announces to Amanda, the only one to show up, she's about to publish a book on their college days, revealing embarrassing secrets. That evening Nancy calls Amanda in panic: her apartment was ransacked, probably for the manuscript, and she's killed at Amanda's. LAPD Detective Haggard is officially in charge, ...
4 Mar. 1994
At Community General Dr. Jack Stewart runs into Sandy Hoyle, whom he knew from high school, and sends her for examination to Dr. Mark Sloan; her bruises testify to repeated beatings. When Jack follows her, he finds out she's a call-girl and plans to 'retire' thanks to a tape she can blackmail prominent clients with, the details of which are also kept 'in Lily's head'. After she does so Mark, who came to check up on her, is found bent over her corpse by Steve's LAPD colleague Detective Andy Ruggio; although no arrest is made, the headline is enough for the hospital ...
1 Apr. 1994
Guardian Angel
When LA mayor George Ridgeway's wife Lauren recognizes Benjamin Strand in the audience at a fund raiser attended by Mark and Norman, she fakes a migraine that night to sneak out, makes an appointment with him and shoots her husband at close range. Benjamin Strand is arrested by Steve as suspect based on previous crackpot death threats he made to the mayor, and possession of a gun the killer's caliber. Mark notices Lauren's pretended migraine is fake, while she gets a real one when already on treatment. When Jack and Amanda go look for tramp patient Lomax's bag, they ...
8 Apr. 1994
Chet Brooks, a born charmer, bright, attractive, witty, works in Nirvana spa and has a girl on every finger, including colleague Sunshine whose burly boyfriend is a masseur there. Chet looks up Jack, his med class mate till he dropped out without academic reason, borrows his bright new sports car, and has a deadly accident driving it to an important appointment with Lori, another former girlfriend, who seems turns out to be connected with a Detroit mobster's bookie racket. While Amanda gets furious nobody takes her word, least of all Norman Briggs, who checks up an ...
15 Apr. 1994
Broadcast Blues
When young prison doctor Dr. Tom Harvey gets his former mentor, Dr. Mark Sloan, to treat convict Paul Dunbar in Community General for a serious conduction, the criminal manages to grab a guard's gun and keeps the doctors hostage, demanding to speak to TV reporter Jordan Sanders, claiming he wants to clear his name to his kid son Nicky about the murder conviction for a security guard he claims got killed accidentally. Detective Sergeant Steve Sloan slips in too as sound man, only to see Sanders shot, Dunbar dies apparently after a suicide, saying something like 'doctor...
29 Apr. 1994
A relatively severe earthquake causes a mess, including in Community General, many people crash given the state of their homes. Mark finds the crushing by a massive armoire of Martin Garfield -who earlier mistrusted his much younger bride Ruth's fiancé- was staged after the quake, given the dust on his corps. Mark finds Ruth with her studly 'jeweller' Henry in boxer-shorts, not aware of her prenuptial. At her advice he checks out Garfield's antiques business partner Stuart Westlake, who would be embezzling. He again points to Garfield's son-in-law, sculptor Rick ...
6 May 1994
The Plague
While staking mob hitman Bruno Crespi in his hotel room, Steve observes he has medical symptoms for which Bruno orders a refill from Spengler's pharmacy, which dad Mark diagnoses trough the telescope as asthma, and receives epinephrine which he injects himself, not uncommon with patients who have a standard prescription. Shortly after he collapses, Steve gets Mark who orders a quarantine there and in the hospital to make sure nobody is contaminated: the crook has bubonic plague. CDC doctor Niven cares only for press conferences which spread panic on the theory he must...
13 May 1994
Sister Michael Wants You
Greg Wilson, a professional cameraman who accepted to work pro bono for Saint Clair's nunnery's school, where he himself was actually expelled, calls to meet and hand a videotape to the young superior, sister Michael, but is shot dead and the tape isn't found. When the convent's gardener, non-violent ex-con Vic Chandler, is arrested, sister Michael, who is legendary late cop Charlie Donahue's daughter Maggie, gets LAPD Detective Steve Sloan to double the police investigation. Dr. Mark Sloan, himself a cop's kid (and Steve's dad), accepts to enter the convent, posing ...

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