Episode Detail: Pilot - Hawthorne
The life of a headstrong yet empathetic chief nursing officer named Christina Hawthorne (Jada Pinkett Smith) is charted in this hospital drama. The series opens with Hawthorne trying to prevent a cancer patient's suicide attempt. The widowed Hawthorne also deals with her rebellious daughter (Hannah Hodson) and her former mother-in-law (Joanna Cassidy). Meanwhile, Hawthorne helps a homeless woman and her ill infant.