7.8
46 votes
St. Elsewhere

St. Elsewhere

NBC 1982

St. Eligius Hospital in South Boston was not exactly the world's best health care center. Despite its flaws, it featured some of the most caring doctors and nurses you could ever meet. Led by Dr. Donald Westphall (and later by Dr. John Gideon), the hospital nicknamed "St. Elsewhere" became a sanctuary for the underdog and the downtrodden.

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The 10 Best Episodes of St. Elsewhere

St. Elsewhere - S4E17

#1 - Time Heals (1)

8.50

Season 4 - Episode 17

St. Eligius' 50th anniversary spurs memories, including: it's opening in 1935 under the leadership of Father Joseph McCabe, the arrival of recently emigrated Helen Rosenthal and Mark's return as chief of surgery, Mark's bypass on Patrick O'Casey and the death of Maureen Westphall. Morrison struggles to diagnose a difficult patient and cope with the loss of Pete to a kidnapper.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of St. Elsewhere from 4 votes.

St. Elsewhere - S1E5

#2 - Samuels and the Kid

8.40

Season 1 - Episode 5

Dr. Samuels becomes attached to a boy in for leg surgery; Fiscus surprises Martin with a romantic gesture; Chandler challenges a veteran nurse's competency; Dr. Craig receives his coveted `Surgeon of the Year' award; and Cavanero's weekend away is interrupted by a patient delivering her baby at home with just a teenage boy to help.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of St. Elsewhere from 10 votes.

St. Elsewhere - S6E22

#3 - The Last One

8.20

Season 6 - Episode 22

The Craigs' reconciliation faces its first test; Drs. Auschlander and Gideon struggle together to save St. Eligius when Weigert decides to get out; Novino pushes Morrison to decide between her and Joanne; Griffin places his future in God's hands; Ehrlich returns from his odyssey; and Fiscus' last E.R. patient is a lady from the opera... But is it really over? The jaw-dropping climax culminates in a blue-collared dad placing his young autistic son Tommy Westphall's miniature St. Eligius snow globe on the living room TV set, having summoned him to dinner. ""St. Elsewhere's"" entire six-year saga had all been a figment of little Tommy's imagination!

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of St. Elsewhere from 5 votes.

St. Elsewhere - S3E24

#4 - Cheers

8.00

Season 3 - Episode 24

Mrs. Auschlander faces major heart surgery; Dr. Craig is disturbed to see the ravages of time on his mentor, Dr. David Domedion; Ehrlich searches for a religion; the messiah shows up for a Celtics game; and Dr. Westphall announces his resignation at a friendly little bar called Cheers.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of St. Elsewhere from 4 votes.

St. Elsewhere - S4E18

#5 - Time Heals (2)

8.00

Season 4 - Episode 18

St. Eligius' 50th anniversary spurs memories, including: the growing up of Donald Westphall, the arrival of young Daniel Auschlander and his first meeting with Katharine, a drunken and embittered Father McCabe's departure, and the residency of Mark Craig under Dr. David Domedion. The O'Casey family's long history with St. Eligius leads Morrison to a diagnosis. Pete is returned.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of St. Elsewhere from 5 votes.

St. Elsewhere - S6E9

#6 - Weigh In, Way Out

8.00

Season 6 - Episode 9

Fiscus pulls one last prank on Gideon before turning thirty; Morrison and Novino compete to deliver the 100,000th baby at St. Eligius; Dr. Craig puts on the boxing gloves again; and Lucy walks the Freedom Trail with a dying man.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of St. Elsewhere from 4 votes.

St. Elsewhere - S6E16

#7 - Down and Out On Beacon Hill

8.00

Season 6 - Episode 16

Fiscus can't understand his nihilistic cystic fibrosis patient or her punk friends; Dr. Gideon suspends Dr. Craig because of the Spooner malpractice suit; Ehrlich and Lucy are unable to console each other when she miscarries; and Rosenthal admits herself to the chemical dependency unit.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of St. Elsewhere from 4 votes.

St. Elsewhere - S1E4

#8 - Cora and Arnie

7.86

Season 1 - Episode 4

Morrison tries to help a bag woman and her retarded husband; Fiscus admits a relatively healthy woman who had fainted for some very expensive tests; V.J. feels homesick; and the bomber and his victim both leave the hospital.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of St. Elsewhere from 14 votes.

St. Elsewhere - S6E3

#9 - A Moon For the Misbegotten

7.80

Season 6 - Episode 3

The AIDS clinic becomes a showdown between Dr. Westphall and Dr. Gideon; Griffin tries to avoid his AIDS patient's homosexual lover; Fiscus' mother drops by for a visit; and Luther tries to help a man who insists he's pregnant and about to deliver.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of St. Elsewhere from 5 votes.

St. Elsewhere - S6E6

#10 - The He-Man Woman Hater's Club

7.80

Season 6 - Episode 6

Dr. Craig and Ehrlich attend a meeting of the Cushing Society, an all male medical society; Wade gets herself into more surgery than she bargained for; Novino takes a special interest in two lonely children; Dr. Gideon offers Ellen a new career; and Chandler is made new chief resident.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of St. Elsewhere from 5 votes.

#11 - Handoff
7.80
Season 6 - Episode 7

Dr. Craig and Ehrlich attend a meeting of the Cushing Society, an all male medical society; Wade gets herself into more surgery than she bargained for; Novino takes a special interest in two lonely children; Dr. Gideon offers Ellen a new career; and Chandler is made new chief resident.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of St. Elsewhere from 5 votes.

#12 - Remembrance of Things Past
7.75
Season 4 - Episode 1

The hospital review board acquires a new member from the psychiatric floor; Chandler experiences long-suppressed resentments when he treats a Vietnamese patient; and Dr. Turner counsels an upwardly mobile couple who can't conceive a child.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of St. Elsewhere from 4 votes.

#13 - Jose, Can You See?
7.75
Season 5 - Episode 16

Novino tangles again with Chandler about admitting a blind street person who's not really sick; Dr. Auschlander learns he has a son he never knew; the Craigs face their grief all over again when Ellen offers Griffin a place to stay; and Wade fears for her future when she learns she needs glasses.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of St. Elsewhere from 4 votes.

#14 - Dog Day Hospital
7.67
Season 1 - Episode 18

Helen returns to work following her mastectomy; Fiscus and Daniels visit his aunt Sirca; a pregnant woman invades the OR and holds Ehrlich and Dr. Craig hostage while demanding to see the doctor who performed her husband's vasectomy.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of St. Elsewhere from 3 votes.

#15 - Loss of Power
7.67
Season 4 - Episode 10

Life goes on as the generator fails during a city-wide blackout; Caldwell takes leave to visit a dying friend; Westphall shares a stuck elevator with an Irishman; Dr. Craig and Wade perform emergency surgery; Pru returns to the hospital, as do the Valeres; Rosenthal is subpoenaed; Fiscus finds the emergency romantic; and a man who believes he's a vampire appeals to Morrison and Axelrod for help.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of St. Elsewhere from 3 votes.

#16 - Santa Claus is Dead
7.67
Season 4 - Episode 11

Axelrod tries to keep Santa Claus alive after he collapses at a children's party; Ehrlich tries to brighten the holiday for his only obstetrical patient; Lizzie's boy friend finds the Westphalls' Christmas depressing; and Dr. Craig overindulges at his Christmas party.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of St. Elsewhere from 3 votes.

#17 - The Boom Boom Womb
7.67
Season 4 - Episode 12

An anti-abortionist targets the hospital for bomb threats and Chandler is involved in trouble at the Boston Women's Clinic; Rosenthal decides what she must do with her youngest son; Luther loses his favorite racing pigeon, whom he left in Axelrod's care; and Morrison tries to explain abortion to Pru. Dr. Westphall's housekeeper has her INS hearing. Mona and Wayne quarrel.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of St. Elsewhere from 3 votes.

#18 - Getting Ahead
7.67
Season 5 - Episode 15

Novino uncovers a pathologist selling body parts when one of her patients dies; Dr. Westphall learns that Lizzie is pregnant; Chandler and a visiting private practitioner learn something from each other, and John Doe #6 surfaces again, along with Craig's novel.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of St. Elsewhere from 3 votes.

#19 - Their Town
7.67
Season 6 - Episode 17

Dr. Craig, Ellen, Lizzie and Novino drive to Peterborough, New Hampshire to visit Dr. Westphall on his birthday; Ellen tries to deal with changes to her hometown; Novino stirs up a lady carpenter; Lizzie finally expresses her resentment; and Dr. Craig almost destroys his friendship with Dr. Westphall.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of St. Elsewhere from 3 votes.

#20 - Remission
7.63
Season 1 - Episode 14

A lady flasher enlivens the halls and rooms of St. Eligius; Fiscus moves in with Ehrlich; Cavanero faces a difficult choice about a fellowship; Dr. Auschlander's cancer remission appears to be ending; Morrison and Chandler try to help a young man injured in a street beating whose brother is determined to get revenge.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of St. Elsewhere from 8 votes.

Last updated: jan 03, 2021

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