Sam McCloud is a rustic country sheriff from a rural part of the United States. He travels to the big city and joins the police force, using his country ways and laid-back approach to nab ... See full summary »
Dr. Mark Sloan is a doctor at Community General Hospital, and he is a consultant for the police department. His son Steve Sloan is a detective for the department. He and his father, along ... See full summary »
Dick Van Dyke,
Barry Van Dyke,
Father Frank Dowling, a fine Catholic parish priest in Chicago, drives housekeeper Marie to despair by his habit of being late for dinner as he and his assistant (streetwise nun Stephanie '... See full summary »
Ben Matlock is a very expensive criminal defense attorney who charges $100,000 to take a case. Fortunately, he's worth every penny as he and his associates defend his clients by finding the real killer.
Dan Tanna is a private investigator in the gambling town of Las Vegas, Nevada. Las Vegas can be seedy or glamorous, depending upon the point of view. This show is also notable for perhaps ... See full summary »
After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle gets permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team for research purposes.
This is yet another relatively weak episode of "Quincy". I say relatively weak because there really is no crime involved and Quincy mostly spends the show yelling and pushing for social changes--a sure recipe for a sub-par show. Although "Quincy" began as a show about forensics, over the years it became more and more a show about social issues--and in the process became far less entertaining. "Ghost of a Chance" is a great example of these less entertaining shows.
A patient dies following heart surgery. The family thinks it might be a case of malpractice, so they pay to have an autopsy. While no real incompetence is seen, the surgery appears to have been done by a different doctor than the doctor of record. The rest of the show is about Quincy's campaign against so-called 'ghost surgeries'--operations performed by inexperienced interns instead of the doctor that patients THINK are doing the job.
Because ghost surgeries might be unethical but not necessarily illegal, the impact of this episode is pretty slight. Sure, it might be a problem but it might not--so the audience is left confused and flat. Not terrible but it's hard to get excited about this one.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?