St. Elsewhere: Season 4, Episode 9

Sanctuary (4 Dec. 1985)

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Fiscus is reunited with a homeless man that once helped him move; Ehrlich helps deliver a baby; Westphall's housekeeper is admitted to the hospital with a back injury; Caldwell steps over the line with Papandrao.



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Episode credited cast:
Ed Flanders ...
Eric Laneuville ...
Luther Hawkins (credit only)
Sagan Lewis ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Leah Ayres ...
Molly Bloom (as Savannah Smith-Boucher)


Marina, the sister of the male malnutrition patient from the previous episode, goes to work as housekeeper for the Westphall family and to care for Tommy. Although there is a language barrier, Marina bonds with the child. Lizzy has to rush Marina to St. Eligius. With Dr. Morrison as translator, he and Dr. Westphall learn about Marina's past in El Salvador, where the Communists tortured and abused her. Dr. Westphall is determined to help her. Meanwhile, nasty Nurse Lucy pushes Nurse Helen over the edge with her vicious talk. Simultaneously Nurse Lucy encourages a depressed Dr. Caldwell and trades sexual innuendo with him. Already angry at Nurse Helen, the nasty nurse reports Dr. Caldwell to Dr. Auschlander claiming sexual harassment. Dr. Caldwell is called on the carpet. Written by LA-Lawyer

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