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 Worst Episodes of St. Elsewhere

St. Elsewhere - S5E21

#1 - Good Vibrations

4.50

Season 5 - Episode 21

The representative of a foreign medical group interested in the hospital visits to absorb the psychic `aura' of the place (via flashbacks) but collapses from a heart attack before he can recommend the sale.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of St. Elsewhere from 2 votes.

St. Elsewhere - S3E9

#2 - Up on the Roof

5.33

Season 3 - Episode 9

A bone-marrow specialist arrives to perform a transplant between two feuding brothers and quickly befriends Annie; the last firefighter gives Caldwell a parting gift; Morrison's next door neighbor experiences a tragedy while baby-sitting Pete; Rosenthal overcomes her fears and begins an affair with Richard; and White's killer is cornered on the hospital roof.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of St. Elsewhere from 6 votes.

St. Elsewhere - S2E18

#3 - Equinox

6.00

Season 2 - Episode 18

White returns to work to face a hostile staff; Axelrod accidentally destroys Fiscus' beloved Boston Red Sox baseball cap; Cavanero has to tell a college student he has testicular cancer; Chandler questions himself about why Amanda remains distant from him; and Martin decides to come forward against her rapist.

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

St. Elsewhere - S5E13

#4 - Russian Roulette

6.00

Season 5 - Episode 13

Dr. Craig becomes jealous when Dr. Peltrovich is finally allowed to pursue his work with lasers; Fiscus experiences an emotional rollercoaster as he returns to work with a critical leukemia patient; and Ehrlich hits highs and lows as he accepts his ""Orphan of the Year"" award.

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

St. Elsewhere - S5E14

#5 - Visiting Daze

6.20

Season 5 - Episode 14

Axelrod allows Novino and Griffin to override his judgement; Dr. Kiem worries about her long distance marriage as she tries to help an inseparable couple make a final farewell; Luther tries to help Polly make it through a day without her medication; and Ehrlich goes to great lengths to confirm the Oseranskys' story.

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

St. Elsewhere - S3E13

#6 - Dr. Wyler, I Presume

6.25

Season 3 - Episode 13

An old friend of Dr. Auschlander returns from Africa to locate a kidney donor for a young African; Helen celebrates her birthday; removing a bullet in E.R. proves risky to both the patient and the doctor; and Mrs. Hufnagle returns to the hospital.

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

St. Elsewhere - S3E6

#7 - My Aim is True

6.33

Season 3 - Episode 6

Dr. Caldwell performs plastic surgery on Manny while Jerry fights off cabin fever; Dr. Auschlander hires Joan Halloran as his new assistant; Axelrod becomes a hypochondriac; White reunites with his family; and a disturbed Daniels decides to do something about White.

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

St. Elsewhere - S2E10

#8 - A Pig Too Far

6.40

Season 2 - Episode 10

The medical staff and Joan Halloran fight back when a large private hospital dumps an indigent, unstable emergency patient on the E.R.; Ehrlich seeks advice about his relationship with Roberta; Daniels is tied to the drug abuse charges against White; and Dr. Ridley and Morrison try to figure out a woman's violent mood swings and personality changes. Luther loses a father figure. A bored teenager wreaks havoc with the hospital's computerized records.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of St. Elsewhere from 5 votes.

St. Elsewhere - S2E19

#9 - The Women

6.40

Season 2 - Episode 19

Three women in a room become close despite their differences; an old woman facing the loss of her independence; a mother trying to deal with violent surges of erratic behavior; and a bland young woman searching for 'character' through a nose job.

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

St. Elsewhere - S3E10

#10 - Girls Just Want to Have Fun

6.40

Season 3 - Episode 10

Dr. Auschlander suggests a controversial liver dialysis procedure for Wegener's little girl, using her father's liver to do the work; Cavanero is stung by the same rumor she started about Dr. Holtz; and Chandler reports an old voodoo woman for practicing medicine without a license. Dr. Craig is called before the fees commission. Rosenthal meets Richard's wife.

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

#11 - Baron Von Munchausen
6.50
Season 1 - Episode 21

White attends a drug rehabilitation program; Morrison becomes suspicious that his patient may be a surgery addict; Dr. Craig grapples with an inner-city medical scholarship group; Cathy tries to arrange a double date with Daniels and Fiscus; and a deranged bag lady tries to assault Daniels in the E.R..

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

#12 - Strikeout
6.50
Season 3 - Episode 4

Luther and Warren do some plumbing for Dr. Craig during their temporary layoff; Papandrao leaves the picket line to help Ehrlich in an emergency operation; Dr. Caldwell tries to find new ways for the firefighters to deal with their continuing pain; and Martin finds herself confronting the rapist again.

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

#13 - Fade to White
6.50
Season 3 - Episode 7

Dr. Westphall finds himself a suspect in the Peter White shooting; Morrison finds a psychological cause for a boy's asthma attacks; many of the residents interview for a TV job; and the city honors the surviving firefighters.

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

#14 - Red, White, Black and Blue
6.50
Season 3 - Episode 19

Westphall's old friend, Capt. Gloria Neal, arrives to make sure everything is prepared for an emergency as the First Lady passes through the area; Ehrlich creates anguish for a mother and child when he casually reports suspected child abuse; Richard faces Rosenthal's children when he decides to move in; and Shirley, out on bail and awaiting trial, returns to St. Eligius.

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

#15 - After Dark
6.60
Season 2 - Episode 16

Morrison learns a lesson from another doctor who makes the diagnosis of Mr. Keuhnelian; Dr. Craig prepares to accept his anticipated `Doctor of the Year' award; Dr. Caldwell and Ehrlich both make decisions about their romantic futures; Cathy's disappearance raises questions; Shirley fends off an imagined attacker; and the rapist strikes again.

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

#16 - Rough Cut
6.60
Season 2 - Episode 21

Fiscus poses in provocative attire for a newspaper feature; Dr. Caldwell and Joan try to take a spontaneous trip to Paris; Armstrong reacts to the pressures she faces; and everyone waits to hear about who will be dropped from the residency program.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of St. Elsewhere from 5 votes.

#17 - Homecoming
6.60
Season 3 - Episode 11

Mrs. Wegener returns to find both her ex-husband and her daughter near death; Clancy moves in with Morrison after a burglary; Martin gives Fiscus a letter concerning Daniels; and Lizzie returns from Vassar with a boyfriend.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of St. Elsewhere from 5 votes.

#18 - The Children's Hour
6.60
Season 3 - Episode 12

Fiscus pressures Martin into taking a step outside the psychiatric ward; Judge Farnham questions Dr. Auschlander about the ethics of Mr. Wegener's role in his daughter's treatment while Mrs. Wegener decides to take the child back to Chicago; Tommy's school asks Dr. Westphall to withdraw him; an angry Mitzi confronts Rosenthal about the affair; and Ehrlich tries to help the nymphomaniac wife of a patient.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of St. Elsewhere from 5 votes.

#19 - Amazing Face
6.60
Season 3 - Episode 20

Dr. Westphall decides to sell his house; Andrea Fordham sees her new face for the first time; Shirley returns to the morgue where she shot Peter White; Rosenthal believes she's pregnant again; and Mrs. Hufnagle faces surgery.

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

#20 - Hearts
6.67
Season 1 - Episode 10

Ralph masquerades as a doctor; an obese woman gives birth unexpectedly; an old friend of Dr. Samuels joins the staff; and Ehrlich faints during surgery.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of St. Elsewhere from 9 votes.

Last updated: jan 03, 2021

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