Ironside (1967–1975)
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Five Days in the Death of Sgt. Brown 

While in Los Angeles to testify for a trial against gangster Frank Harmon, Ed is shot and falls off the balcony of his hotel room. He is then taken to the Craig Institute where he undergoes... See full summary »

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Robert T. Ironside
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Dr. David Craig
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Dr. Paul Hunter
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Mark Sanger
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Officer Fran Belding
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Dr. William Ritter
Russell Wiggins ...
Richard Wells
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Lt. Ben Rauch
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Maurice Goodson
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Phil MacIver
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Frank Harmon
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Jan Ritter
Kathryn Kelly Wiget ...
Polly MacIver
Scott Walker ...
Al Bundy
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While in Los Angeles to testify for a trial against gangster Frank Harmon, Ed is shot and falls off the balcony of his hotel room. He is then taken to the Craig Institute where he undergoes emergency surgery. Although the bullet wounds were non-life threatening, Ed suffers a broken back in the fall and some damage to his spine. The scarring leaves him paralyzed and only an experimental surgical procedure is the only option to regaining his mobility. Also, even though all the evidence points to Harmon, Ironside has doubts that he was the person responsible for the attempted hit. Also, the chief begins having flashbacks to the night he was shot and paralyzed. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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The syndicated version includes the concluding episode. The opening and closing credits of The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (1969) were replaced with the credits of Ironside (1967). See more »

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Det. Sgt. Ed Brown: You know what he told me once? There's only one excuse for missing work. Death... your own!
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References The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (1969) See more »

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Dramatic
4 July 2017 | by See all my reviews

If you're like the first reviewer and are wondering about part two, it wasn't an Inside episode. Here's a short synopsis I found:

Episode aired 14 September 1972. ... While in Los Angeles to testify for a trial against gangster Frank Harmon, Ed is shot and falls off the balcony of his hotel room. ... This 2- parter was concluded on The Bold Ones: The New Doctors: Five Days in the Death of Sgt.Brown.

It seems some channels have rectified the problem and now include the episode in the lineup. If you happen to be unlucky enough to watch it on a channel that doesn't, then check you tube.

Finding out it was a two part episode with the idea of launching a new series, explains the effort made to introduce to all these new characters that would never be seen on Ironside again.

The part that confused me had to do with the advanced technology, why wouldn't Ironside himself have been a candidate? They go to a lot of trouble to show flashbacks from when Ironside was first injured as being his impetus to find help for Ed, so he doesn't end up paralyzed, but never explain why it would only work for Ed.


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