Sunday, February 10, 2019

"The Boom Boom Womb"

Description: An anti-abortionist targets the hospital with bomb threats. Chandler volunteers at the Boston Women's Clinic. Rosenthal must decide what to do about her poorly-behaved youngest son. Luther loses his favorite racing pigeon, whom he left in Axelrod's care. Morrison tries to explain abortion to Pru. Westphall's housekeeper has her INS hearing. Mona and Wayne quarrel.

Originally aired January 8, 1986.


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

Also Starring (in alphabetical order)
Ed Begley, Jr. as Dr. Victor Ehrlich
Stephen Furst as Dr. Elliott Axelrod
Mark Harmon as Dr. Bobby Caldwell
Eric Laneuville as Luther Hawkins
Howie Mandel as Dr. Wayne Fiscus
David Morse as Dr. Jack Morrison
Christina Pickles as Nurse Helen Rosenthal
Denzel Washington as Dr. Philip Chandler

and Starring
William Daniels as Dr. Mark Craig

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  1. I have been watching the show from the beginning on a streaming service, and I found this to be the worst episode so far. There have been other episodes involving abortion, but this was by far the most callous. I had to immediately watch the next episode to get the bad taste of this one out of my brain. Ehrlich is now, officially, my least favorite character. A man without any ethical system at all. Luckily there was a lot of humor in the next one.

    1. Ehrlich shows a great deal of compassion and restraint with Pru. Gone are the tactless and insensitive remarks he usually makes about women during operations. He knows Pru doesn't understand what is going on and does his best to make her feel at ease. I thought he displayed a level of growth here.

  2. Was the bomb at the end a loose end?


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