Season 1, Episode 3 A Routine Case
First Aired: October 25, 2000
A cleaning lady Ben has known for years (Christine Avila) shows up at the hospital with breathing difficulties. Her HMO had diagnosed her with asthma, but it's leukemia. Meanwhile, Ben's own housekeeper (Freda Foh Shen) is taking a personal day, so he must deal with all the minor family emergencies; Bruce (Hamish Linklater) puzzles over the cause of a Korean violin prodigy's ear infection. Dr. Matthews: M. Emmet Walsh. Altagracias: Sara Rivas. Linda Kim: Sara Tanaka.
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- Premiered: October 10, 2000
- Rating: None
- Premise: A failed but provocative medical drama about a fiercely principled chief of experimental medicine at Boston's Metropolitan General, a prestigious teaching hospital. Intelligently written and with a superb lead performance by Andre Braugher (sandwiched betw… (more)