Monday, February 11, 2019

"Weigh In, Way Out"

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

Originally aired December 2, 1987.

  • Mark Tinker won the 1988 Emmy for Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series for this episode.


William Daniels as Dr. Mark Craig
Norman Lloyd as Dr. Daniel Auschlander
Ronny Cox as Dr. John Gideon

Also Starring (in alphabetical order)
Bonnie Bartlett as Ellen Craig
Ed Begley, Jr. as Dr. Victor Ehrlich
Stephen Furst as Dr. Elliott Axelrod
Bruce Greenwood as Dr. Seth Griffin
Eric Laneuville as Luther Hawkins
Sagan Lewis as Dr. Jacqueline Wade
Howie Mandel as Dr. Wayne Fiscus
David Morse as Dr. Jack Morrison
France Nuyen as Dr. Paulette Kiem
Cindy Pickett as Dr. Carol Novino
Christina Pickles as Nurse Helen Rosenthal
Jennifer Savidge as Nurse Lucy Papandrao
Denzel Washington as Dr. Philip Chandler

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  1. For some reason, this episode popped into my head this morning. Jennifer Savidge is the star of the subplot in which she's taking care of a dying old man (actor Charles Lane, who lived to age 102!). But the image that also stuck with me subconsciously was Byron Stewart (Warren Coolidge) essentially swaddling/rocking the old man in his arms at the end.

  2. I would love to know the actresses who played Helen Rosenthal's children in Weigh In, Way Out. There's one I swear I know when she's older and acting in other roles.

    1. They're all credited on screen, on IMDb and (conveniently) on this site - click the Cast link at the top of the page and scroll down to the Family & Relationships section.

    2. ... although I'm curious to know why you think they appear in this episode?

  3. Just watched this episode - also just found this website. The scene between Jennifer Savidge and Charles Lane is one of the more haunting on a TV show....and the final shot with Byron Stewart - heartbreaking!


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