Sunday, February 10, 2019

"Out On a Limb"

Description: A former nurse returns to St. Eligius as a medical student. An athlete desperate to prolong his mediocre career learns steroids are killing him. Morrison has difficulty telling a young boy he will lose an arm to cancer. Fiscus and Axelrod see southern California through different eyes during a medical conference. Ellen feels the pressure of caring for Barbara and her continuing grief over Steven's death.

Originally aired February 26, 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
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. This epusode features music added long after the episode originally aired.

  2. The original broadcast featured a re-recording 'sound-a-like' of "California Girls". The streaming version on Hulu features a different song entirely, as have a lot of the episodes on Hulu.


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