Season 6, Episode 15 Painful Cuts
First Aired: February 17, 2000
Woe is Geiger (Mandy Patinkin): his daughter Alicia (Jessica Stone) has a life-threatening heart murmur and the hospital board is pressuring him---hard---to cut costs. “I will not do anything that compromises patient care,” Geiger vows, and that includes operating on Alicia himself, and allowing an appendectomy to be performed on a pair of uninsured conjoined twins. Earl: Paul C. Vogt. Thurl: Peter Vogt.
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- Premise: An absorbing medical series set in a top-flight Chicago hospital. Created by David E. Kelley, it debuted in September 1994 on CBS, opposite another new hospital drama, `ER.' While never as popular as its NBC competition, the edgy ensemble series did receiv… (more)