St. Elsewhere (1982–1988)
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The Last One 

Third-year surgeons end their residencies; Auschlander tries to keep the hospital open; Griffin places his trust in God; Ehrlich comes back from a soul-searching safari; Ellen is offered a job in Cleveland.

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Third-year surgeons end their residencies; Auschlander tries to keep the hospital open; Griffin places his trust in God; Ehrlich comes back from a soul-searching safari; Ellen is offered a job in Cleveland.

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LOGO GIMMICK: In the end credits of the final show, the MTM kitty is shown in a hospital bed having the plug pulled on itself. The MTM kitty in actuality had died the same the series ended. See more »

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The end of a fine series
11 March 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"I survived St Elsewhere" was emblazoned on the baseball cap worn by David Morse's character as this episode and series wrapped up.

I wish I can get my hands on the cap. St Elsewhere was a thoughtful and controversial series that explored a wide range of issues within a public hospital.

The ending is a classic, with Dr Westphall's son playing a key role as he stars into a snow globe, the implication being the whole series was the figment of his vivid imagination.

St Elsewhere lives on and it's great to see this ending standing out as one of the best endings ever for a TV series.


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