Sunday, February 10, 2019

"Attack"

Description: Another rape occurs, this time inside the hospital. An old love of Dr. Auschlander's checks in. Roberta unwittingly broadcasts her marital problems to the whole hospital after returning from her honeymoon with Ehrlich. Morrison tries to treat a high-rise construction worker with dizziness who won't give a complete medical history.



Cast

Starring
Ed Flanders as Dr. Donald Westphall
and
Norman Lloyd as Dr. Daniel Auschlander

Also Starring (in alphabetical order)
Ed Begley, Jr. as Dr. Victor Ehrlich
Ellen Bry as Nurse Shirley Daniels
Mark Harmon as Dr. Bobby Caldwell
Terence Knox as Dr. Peter White
Eric Laneuville as Luther Hawkins
Howie Mandel as Dr. Wayne Fiscus
Kim Miyori as Dr. Wendy Armstrong
David Morse as Dr. Jack Morrison
Christina Pickles as Nurse Helen Rosenthal
Kavi Raz as Dr. Vijay Kochar
Cynthia Sikes as Dr. Annie Cavanero
Nancy Stafford as Joan Halloran
Denzel Washington as Dr. Philip Chandler

and Starring
William Daniels as Dr. Mark Craig


Trivia
  • The clip in the "previously on" segment at the beginning of the episode in which Annie tells Wayne that the rapist tied the victim's wrist with a seat belt does not actually appear in the previous episode, "Drama Center."

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  1. One of the scenes in this episode that stands out to me features Wendy, Helen, and Jackie sitting at a cafeteria table and discussing what they would do if the rapist came after them. Wendy intends to fight back by using her car keys as a weapon. Jackie argues that fighting back would only make the attack worse and that she would try to reason with the rapist. Helen is adamant that she will not give the threat of a rapist power over her by forcing her to change her lifestyle. Three different women with very different reactions. Each makes good points, though Jackie is naive in thinking she can reason with a rapist. Wendy's decision to fight back doesn't do her any good when she is later attacked (Wayne and someone else come to her rescue). Helen is coaxed by Donald into letting him accompany her to the parking lot only when he jokes that he is scared of the rapist. And poor Cathy. She refuses to carry a horn because she believes her "aura" will protect her. It doesn't. These scenes do a brilliant job of showing how people respond to the possibility of a threat and loss of control.

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