Bruce Davison [ Dr. Burt Peters ], Veronica Cartwright [ Karen Flanders ], Robin Thomas [ Unknown ], Jessica Stone [ Alicia Geiger ], Alex Buck [ Unknown ], Laurel Moglen [ Unknown ], Rich Hutchman [ Unknown ], Peter Birkenhead [ Unknown ], Freda Foh Shen [ Dr. Aldmen ], Phill Lewis [ Unknown ], Sharmila Devarajan [ Nurse #1 ], Terrilyn Towns [ Nurse #2 ], Ariel Felix [ Tech ], Michelle Wolff [ Paramedic ], Y. Hero Abe [ Japanese Businessman #1 ], Ken Enomot [ Japanese Businessman #2 ], Bill Saito [ Japanese Businessman #3 ]
New doctor Gina Simon can't bring herself to tell a relative that her husband died in post-op due to the surgeon's negligence. Jeffrey's daughter convinces him to operate on a child (which brings back memories of Austin's daughter convincing her to operate).
b: 23 Sep 99 pc: 6ABM01 w: David E. Kelley d: Lou Antonio
"Y'Gotta Have Heart"
Jack McGee [ Stanley McGaftin ], James Sloyan [ Henry Strauss ], Natalija Nogulich [ Principal ], Randee Heller [ Unknown ], Kitty Swink [ Unknown ], Andy Umberger [ Unknown ], Jack Rader [ Waiter ], Monique Edwards [ Nurse Laurel Canyon ], Joe Bays [ Courier ], Jessica Stone [ Alicia Geiger ], Thomas Vincent Kelly [ Paramedic ], Elyse Marie Mirto [ Nurse O'Conner ], Ariel Felix [ Anesthesiologist ], Regan Burns [ Orderly ], John Bradford Pagano [ Surgeon ]
Geiger opts to give a donor heart to a wealthy patient rather than a more-in-need newspaper vendor. When the healthy patient's body rejects the heart, Geiger faces up to his poor decision. Aaron wants to date Simon.
b: 30 Sep 99 pc: 6ABM02 w: Gardner Stern d: Michael Pressman
NOTE: A very blatant attempt to tug at the viewer's heartstrings. The characters react without motivation. Geiger's typical rant comes off as a tantrum without Kelley as scriptwriter.
"Oh What a Piece of Work Is Man"
Rene Auberjonois [ Dr. Walter Kerry ], Debra Christofferson [ Mrs. Taylor ], Bruce McCarty [ Mr. Taylor ], Debi A. Monahan [ Unknown ], Jeanie Hackett [ Unknown ], Bryan Clark [ Dr. Alonzo DeGriff ], Shishir Kurup [ OB/GYN ], Octavia L. Spencer [ Nurse Jane ], Edythe Davis [ Nurse Nancy ], Dawn Landon [ O.R. Nurse Trish Adams ], John Cappon [ Paramedic ], George Marshall Ruge [ Waiter ]
A visiting pediatric surgeon with Tourette's syndrome clashes with Geiger over operating on an infant. Wilkes is confronted by a coroner who claims to have Einstein's brain.
b: 7 Oct 99 pc: 6ABM03 w: Marjorie David d: Oz Scott
"Vigilance and Care"
Shawn Weatherly [ Unknown ], Paula Newsome [ Kathy Stalworth ], Neil Flynn [ Unknown ], Adeline Allen [ Unknown ], Derrex Brady [ Unknown ], George Gerdes [ Unknown ], Steve Vinovich [ Unknown ], Earl Billings [ Uncle ], J. Karen Thomas [ Unknown ], Pat Healy [ Unknown ], Ron Dean [ Scout ], Keith Mackechnie [ Unknown ], Victoria Kelleher [ Nurse Bernie Hawkins ], Matthew Kaminsky [ Bill Yates ], Earl K. Kim [ Anesthesiologist ], Molly Pearlman [ Child #1 ]
Jack faces punishment when a new robotics procedure fails and results in the loss of a prospective baseball player's arm. Aaron tries to teach a 5-year-old how to speak.
b: 14 Oct 99 pc: 6ABM04 w: Randy Anderson d: Mel Damski
NOTE: Chicago Hope breaks barriers, becoming the first television program to use a certain 4-letter obscenity. Many will claim this will break down walls and permit more artistic freedom. My question is 'How?'. Television is hardly artistry, it's merely a means of generating audiences for commercials. If America wants obscenities in their programs, they'll get them. I'm reminded of an episode of The Simpsons set in the future where one of the characters remarked "FOX converted to a hard-core sex network so gradually I never even noticed" or something to that effect.
Graham Beckel [ Det. Doug Majeski ], Molly Hagan [ Bettina Wallace ], Doran Clark [ Unknown ], Myra Turley [ Unknown ], Julie Osburn [ Unknown ], Callan White [ Unknown ], Richard Gilbert-Hill [ Unknown ], Sharon Omi [ Nurse Price ], Michelle Wolff [ Paramedic ]
Each character reacts differently when Joe Cacaci leaps off the six-story hospital to certain death.
b: 21 Oct 99 pc: 6ABM05 w: Linda McGibney d: Peter Levin
B.D. Wong [ Dr. Chang ], Alison Martin [ Unknown ], John Ales [ Thief ], Time Winters [ Computer Guy ], Christopher Lawford [ Unknown ], Paul Collins [ Unknown ], John LaFayette [ Unknown ], Mary Ann McGarry [ Unknown ], Giuliani Santini [ Unknown ], McNally Sagal [ Unknown ], Ariel Felix [ Anesthesiologist ], Steve Cavarno [ Andrew Collins ]
Alberghetti wants to harvest a deceased man's sperm to inseminate his widow.
b: 28 Oct 99 pc: 6ABM06 w: April Smith d: David Jones
Grand L. Bush [ Col. Oswald Merton ], Braid Blaisdell [ Unknown ], Eddie Kehler [ Unknown ], Megan Corletto [ Unknown ], Tricia Cast [ Unknown ], Elsa Raven [ Unknown ], Maz Jobrani [ Unknown ], Akuyoe Graham [ Unknown ], Richard Zavaglia [ Unknown ], Christopher Birt [ Unknown ], Andy Mackenzie [ Storebought ], Carla Renata Williams [ Shureele ], Monique Edwards [ O.R. Nurse ], Rosie Malek-Yonan [ Channel 4 Newswoman ], Juan Fernandez [ Channel 6 Newsman ], John Cappon [ Paramedic #1 ], Angela Oh [ Paramedic #2 ], David Youse [ Paramedic #3 ], Tohoru Masamune [ Paramedic #4 ], Gary Cervantes [ Nurse Don ]
The Hope staff faces mortality when confined to the hospital by an outbreak of Bubonic plague.
b: 11 Nov 99 pc: 6ABM07 w: Mark Richard d: Michael Schultz
NOTE: Though the casual viewer may confuse this with the 1st season episode "The Quarantine" wherein Hope staffers humorously face mortality when confined in the hospital by a plague, rest assured they're not the same.
"The Heart to Heart"
Laurie O'Brien [ Mother ], Jessica Stone [ Alicia Geiger ], Kavi Raz [ Dr. Primasseri ], Michele Azar [ Mrs. Lindsey ], Nathan West [ Unknown ], Joseph Hodge [ Neelan ], Luck Hari [ Sri Lankan Surgical Assistant ], Mike McColl [ Maury Damkroger ], Ariel Felix [ Anesthesiologist ], Stuart Smith [ Heart/Lung Tech ], Jean Montanti [ Nurse/Recepcionist ], John Cappon [ Paramedic ], Tim McFadyen [ O.R. Orderly ], Pinky Villasenor [ O.R. Nurse ]
Geiger performs a delicate procedure with assistance from a Sri Lankan doctor via satellite.
b: 18 Nov 99 pc: 6ABM08 w: Chris Mundy d: Rob Corn
"The Golden Hour"
Jack Laufer [ Larry Dillahey ], Stephen Lee [ Leonard ], Liann Pattison [ Amanda Dillahey ], Phill Lewis [ Det. Davis ], Scott Klace [ Swat Team Capt. ], Karina Arroyave [ Sally Barnes ], David Vegh [ Ralph ], Gary Cervantes [ Anesthesiologist #1 ], Eddy Saad [ Anesthesiologist #2 ], D.C. Jefferson [ Shelley Backman ], Zach Selwyn [ Paramedic ], James M. Pike III [ Uniform Officer ], Linda Klein [ O.R. Nurse ], Emil Joseph Brueschi [ Tyler ], John Casino [ Stunt Coordinator ]
Aaron and Jack use common items to perform surgery when they're trapped in a bookie's office in the aftermath of a shooting.
b: 9 Dec 99 pc: 6ABM09 w: Randy Anderson d: John Tewkesbury
NOTE: Though this sharply resembles episode #33 as well as a 3rd season ER episode, this differs in that the doctors aren't placed in any direct danger (thereby eliminating any drama).
Bruce Davison [ Dr. Burt Peters ], Tzi Ma [ Unknown ], Una Damon [ Unknown ], Kieu Chinh [ Unknown ], Eric Balfour [ Unknown ], Tim Halligan [ Unknown ], Jim Jansen [ Unknown ], Paul Eiding [ Unknown ], Beulah Quo [ Unknown ], Aki Aleong [ Unknown ], Jane Clark [ Duty Nurse ], Belinda Lopez [ O.R. Nurse ], John Cappon [ Paramedic #1 ], Michelle Wolff [ Paramedic #2 ], Robert Berumen [ E.R. Nurse ]
Hanlon clashes with a supervising doctor over admitting pro bono cases. Her patient, an Asian woman, may not be treated because of cultural superstitions (we've only seen this a dozen times over the years).
b: 6 Jan 00 pc: 6ABM10 w: Marjorie David d: Steve Gomer
NOTE: This is getting really old. Hope main characters are altruistic saints. Hanlon enjoys doing pro bono surgeries which angers mean hospital bigwigs. All the main characters recognize the evil bigwig for what he is. It's so utterly predictable and insulting to the viewers.
"Faith, Hope & Surgery"
Anne Haney [ Mrs. Bass ], Sid Conrad [ Mort Gould ], James Sutorius [ Dr. Cliff Bass ], Joel Polis [ Dr. Sid Herman ], Mark Tymchyshyn [ Unknown ], Robert Patrick Benedict [ Unknown ], Chip Heller [ Unknown ], Randy Kovitz [ Unknown ], Emy Baysic [ Unknown ], Monique Edwards [ Nurse Wanda ], Tom Kiesche [ Pilgrim ], Paige Peterson [ Nurse ]
A patient with Parkinson's disease slips into a coma during surgery. His mother believes God has blessed him and brings the elderly and irm to his bedside. Meanwhile, Jeffrey has qualms when a doctor researches human cloning.
b: 13 Jan 00 pc: 6ABM11 w: Gardner Stern d: Adam Arkin
Fran Bennett [ Odelia Wilkes ], Meagen Fay [ Sally ], Ken Jenkins [ Jim Carroll ], Vincent Laresca [ Unknown ], Michael Holden [ Unknown ], David Purdham [ Dr. Jules Forman ], Terrilyn Towns [ E.R. Nurse ], Zach Selwyn [ Paramedic #1 ], Brian Newkirk [ Paramedic #2 ], Jane Clark [ Crash Cart Nurse ], Belinda Lopez [ Floor Nurse ]
Chicago Hope calls in Keith's estranged aunt, also a doctor, when a viral strain of tuberculosis shows up in the hospital.
b: 20 Jan 00 pc: 6ABM12 w: April Smith d: Tony Bill
"Boys Will Be Girls"
Christina Estabrook [ Unknown ], Garrett M. Brown [ Unknown ], Mae Elvis [ Unknown ], George D. Wallace [ Unknown ], Patience Cleveland [ Emily Harding ], Charles Homet [ Unknown ], Joanna Lipari [ Unknown ], Haylie Duff [ Jenny ], Zach Selwyn [ Paramedic #1 ], Angela Oh [ Paramedic #2 ], Michael Gilio [ Paramedic #3 ], Rachel Smith [ Duty Nurse ]
A teenage boy who's been raised as a girl wants to have an operation to make him a 'real boy'. Alberghetti tries to help an elderly woman with Alzheimer's.
b: 3 Feb 00 pc: 6ABM13 w: Linda McGibney d: John Heath
Tom Wood [ Unknown ], Joanna Miles [ Unknown ], Steven Anderson [ Unknown ], Jim Antonio [ Unknown ], Hildy Brooks [ Unknown ], Rick Snyder [ Unknown ], Elkin Antoniou G. [ Michelle Fenner ], Amy Stewart [ Leslie De Groot ], Ariel Felix [ Anesthesiologist ], John Cappon [ Paramedic ], Michael Anthony Rogers [ Nurse Bromden ], Jennifer Slabbinck [ Nurse #2 ]
Rose Weber, Gina Wilkes
Keith becomes personally involved when a man has to choose to which child he'll donate a liver (a plot we've seen before on this show). Jack is arrested when a grieving D.A. blames him for the death of her boyfriend. Rose Weber returns to the hospital, suffering from epilepsy.
b: 10 Feb 00 pc: 6ABM14 w: Chris Mundy d: Lou Antonio
Jessica Stone [ Alicia Geiger ], Paul C. Vogt [ Unknown ], Peter Vogt [ Unknown ], Austin Tichenor [ Unknown ], Rosemary Forsyth [ Unknown ], Kevin Brief [ Unknown ], J.D. Cullum [ Unknown ], Robert Patrick Benedict [ Unknown ], Victor McCay [ Unknown ], Monique Edwards [ Jody Lindberg ], Eddy Saad [ Dr. Patel ], Julius Tennon [ Arnie Carlson ], Dion Clinton Overstreet, Jr. [ Jimmy ], Jo Farkas [ Louise Crumb ], Ron Terry [ Board Member #1 ], Norm Gee [ Board Member #2 ], Fran Elliott [ Nurse ], David Channell [ Anesthesiologist ]
Jeffrey agonizes when his daughter Alicia requires heart surgery. Meanwhile he's pressured by the hospital board to cut back financially.
b: 17 Feb 00 pc: 6ABM15 w: Mark Richard d: Peter Medak
John Ritter [ Joe ], Mary Ward [ Betty ], Alan Oppenheimer [ Dr. Edmund Gray ], Lisa Chess [ Counselor ], Emily Kuroda [ Gynecologist ], Jodi Taffel [ Nurse Barr ], Anne von Herrmann [ Young Mother ], Wyatt Knight [ Technician ], Matthew Klein [ Surgical Resident ], Tim McFadyen [ TEE Specialist ], Michael Anthony Rogers [ Orderly ], David Channell [ Anesthesiologist ]
Simon makes it her personal crusade when a mentally handicapped couple discovers they're incapable of having a child due to an involuntary hysterectomy.
b: 24 Feb 00 pc: 6ABM16 w: Susan Corscuna d: Jay Tobias
Dot-Marie Jones [ Unknown ], W. Earl Brown [ Unknown ], Elizabeth Dennehy [ Unknown ], William Bumiller [ Unknown ], Hilary Duff [ Unknown ], Oren Williams [ Ray Wilkes ], Shishir Kurup [ Unknown ], Peter Morse [ Orderly ], Billy Wood [ Surgical Assistant ], Kathy An [ Nurse Linda ]
A surly female professional wrestler refuses to admit a steroid problem.
b: 30 Mar 00 pc: 6ABM17 w: Howard Chesley d: Robert Berlinger
Robert Culp [ Benjamin Quinn ], Peter Allen Vogt [ Unknown ], Paul C. Vogt [ Unknown ], Louis Mustillo [ Det. Esposito ], Rosana DeSoto [ Lulu ], Stuart Smith [ Anesthesiologist #1 ], Robert Beruman [ Anesthesiologist #2 ], Chris Schuelto [ Surgical Resident ], Belinda Lopez [ Nurse Sally ], Fran Elliott [ Nurse ]
Joined twins Thrurl & Earl return to Chicago Hope and face a crisis when Thurl is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. McNeil's childhood mentor shows up in the ER with a gunshot wound in his behind.
b: 6 Apr 00 pc: 6ABM18 w: Henry Bromell & Gardner Stern d: Jerry Levine
James Garner [ Hugh Miller ], Garrison Hershberger [ Unknown ], K.K. Dodds [ Unknown ], Jeanine Jackson [ Unknown ], Kevin Brief [ Unknown ], Ariel Felix [ Anesthesiologist ], Philip Horowitz [ Reporter ], Juan Fernandez [ Reporter #2 ], Kathy An [ Nurse ], Shaun Farber [ Ultrasound Tech ]
Chicago Hope is bought and turned into an HMO headed by new CEO Hugh Miller. Miller uses his adaptable personality to simultaneously charm and alienate staffers. Alberghetti is outraged when Miller can't remember a torrid fling they had together. Meanwhile, Shutt & Simon operate on the brain of a fetus.
b: 13 Apr 00 pc: 6ABM19 w: David E. Kelley s: Henry Bromell & Gardner Stern d: Michael Pressman
"Thoughts of You"
James Garner [ Hugh Miller ], Alsyon Reed [ Mrs. Moss ], Jesse James [ Unknown ], Steve Eastin [ Unknown ], Henry Danner [ Unknown ], Ariel Felix [ Anesthesiologist ], Hal Dion [ Brett Moss ], Juan Fernandez [ Reporter #1 ], Scott Allegrucci [ Reporter #2 ], Samantha Ross [ Reporter #3 ], Simone Montanti [ Nurse ]
New HMO CEO Hugh Miller continues to disrupt the hospital. Francesca bickers with Hugh. Aaron & Gina perform an experimental procedure connecting a paralyzed man to a computer allowing him to 'speak'. Jack is fed up when HMO policy refuses to let him perform a hip replacement.
b: 20 Apr 00 pc: 6ABM20 w: April Smith & Linda McGibney s: Henry Bromell & Gardner Stern d: Bill D'Elia
NOTE: This episode ends with a chilling and moving scene that from the previews, doesn't look to be followed up on in next week's episode. (It wasn't) Disappointing.
"Everybody's Special at Chicago Hope"
James Garner [ Hugh Miller ], Kathy Baker [ Mary Rozinski ], Matt Clark [ Unknown ], Michael O'Neill [ Unknown ], Brian Leckner [ Unknown ], Brent Sexton [ Unknown ], Teri Bibb [ Unknown ], Martin Cassidy [ Dr. Hartman ], Ali Marsh [ Nurse Denise ], Rosemary Morgan [ Helen ], Terri Mathieson [ Orderly ], Belinda Lopez [ Cardiac Nurse ]
Hugh Miller suffers a heart attack and, due to his low-cost health plan, is put in a no-frills wing where he learns the true meaning of friendship. A woman emerges from a coma after 15 years. Her family struggles to reacquaint themselves.
b: 27 Apr 00 pc: 6ABM21 w: Marjorie David d: Mark Harmon
"Have I Got a Deal For You"
James Garner [ Hugh Miller ], Judd Trichter [ Skip Abaluv ], Charles Cioffi [ Board Member ], Jeanine Jackson [ Unknown ], Randy Oglesby [ Unknown ], Reggie Lee [ Unknown ], Jane Clark [ ICU Nurse ], Mark Clayman [ Anesthesiologist ], John Cappon [ Paramedic Bob ], Tim McFadyen [ Nurse Dan ], Michelle Wolff [ Paramedic ], Jennifer Slabbinck [ E.R. Nurse ], Pinky Villasenor [ Nurse Elaine ]
Hospital staff tests a radical new procedure, implanting a microchip that will enable a paralyzed man to function again, amidst rumors that the hospital will be sold yet again. Meanwhile, Gina is forced to undergo emergency surgery that brings her and Aaron closer together.
b: 4 May 00 pc: 6ABM22 w: Marjorie David & Chris Mundy d: Rob Corn