A former patient brings suit against the hospital and its doctors, and recruits some out of town help. Jack plays Santa for sick children. Billy treats a high-school baseball phenom with possible colon cancer. Rumors about Phillip's personal life fly through the hospital after Maggie overhears an intimate conversation. Camille cares for Alicia while Alan recuperates. Grad returns from Africa and is offered a general practitioner position. Kelley May 22, 1995 1995-05-22 2M21 After the state suspends his license to practice medicine, Dr.
Jack decides to pursue a relationship with Lisa, dumping Karen Wilder. Geiger faces an administrative hearing in which his personal life is scrutinized like never before. A five-year-old girl can't be found as she chases the pet rabbit of the first plague victim throughout the hospital. Billy is attracted to Emily's babysitter. Catera's assistant tries to spread holiday cheer a little too vigorously. Shutt's care for the comatose Dr.
Billy is threatened by a 12-year-old after his drug-dealing brother, under Billy's care, dies. Keith is arrested for drunk driving and is sentenced to community service work at Hancock's clinic. Meanwhile, Alberghetti and Hanlon must be creative: their patient was stabbed 30 times, and the knife is embedded in her heart. Aaron and Camille make their divorce final. McNeil's friendship with Alberghetti hits a snag. Alden insists on speaking to Robert Malzone, the husband of the woman who donated the heart.
Geiger clashes with the hospital's executive committee after he performs an experimental procedure on a deceased patient. With Austin tied up in court, Nyland 0—1 in transplants ep 9 , and Kronk inexperienced, Phillip calls Jeffrey in to perform the transplant. Jeffrey operates on one of Hancock's patients. Austin treats a high school basketball player with a bad heart who's reluctant to quit the game. Jack tries to save a dying child against the parent's explicit wishes and later falls deeply into debt. Charno October 16, 1995 1995-10-16 3M13 Jeffrey becomes even more antagonistic towards Austin, believing she's out to get him.
Billy has qualms when a patient who tested positive for the breast cancer gene asks him to perform a preventive double mastectomy. Dennis surprises a benefactor with the news that one of his relatives was black. Austin treats an 11-year-old genius. Shutt begins to fear he's attracted to his male research assistant ep. Camille invites Dennis on a date.
With doctors from all over Chicago waiting, the body is first declared brain-dead, then after a re-examination they find he's only in a coma. Aaron grapples with his feelings toward his father in the wake of his death. Austin campaigns for head of surgery. Heart transplant recipient Henry Alden 34 is brought in complaining of pain. Jack feels left out when he isn't asked to write an article for Chicago Hope's new Web site. Infante has a startling request for Dr. Aaron tries to figure out what to do about Maricela.
Two weary residents plot a practical joke to get even with the dour Dr. Harold Aldrich is temporarily hired as Birch's replacement. Kate has her hands full when Sara is traumatized by the accidental death of a Little League teammate. Aaron grapples with his feelings for both Camille and Kate. Sara Wilmette meets a young cancer patient. Geiger prepares to transplant a baboon heart into a dying patient, but runs into opposition from the executive committee again, and Dr. However, Cacaci's fiancée claims that someone must have pushed him.
Sutton delivers a child of indeterminate gender, forcing the infant's parents to make a difficult decision. Austin is to blame when she inadvertently leaves a clamp inside a patient that later dies. Aaron screws up his courage and decides to ask Maricela on a date. The boxer dies, sending Jack spiraling downward, culminating in another descent into gambling. Jeffrey Geiger provides comic relief, returning as a member of a performing clown troupe.
McNeil goes to magnificent lengths to save the arm of a young baseball star, and is sued when he doesn't succeed. Jack falls deeper into gambling. Aaron and Bix present their proposed operation for Eric to the board, sending a very agitated Bix into a depressed state. Phillip forces Kate to attend a touchy-feely medical conference with Cacaci. She believes it's God's revenge for turning away from her dying twin sister. Infante reattaches a severed digit to a flutist's hand; a former patient sues for malpractice; and a mystery doctor lends a hand in the E. Catera attempts to remove half of a five-year-old's brain to stop her seizures.