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Providence Season 3 Episodes

22 Episodes 2000 - 2001

Episode 1

Safe at Home

Fri, Oct 20, 2000 60 mins

A physical therapist (Rob Estes) offers New Age-style treatment to a skeptical Syd, who's in a rush to recover from a coma. In another plotline, Robbie is targeted by a stalker. Andi: Angela Featherstone. Izzy: Samaria Graham.

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Episode 2

Trick or Treat

Fri, Oct 27, 2000 60 mins

A "Survivor" spoof kicks off this installment, which finds Syd challenging a ruthless medical rival and Robbie seeking immunity as an alliance-crazed Andi plots to frame him for arson. John: Rob Estes. Andi: Angela Featherstone.

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Episode 3

The Good Doctor

Fri, Nov 3, 2000 60 mins

Syd and John (Rob Estes) help an injured dancer at risk of crippling herself. Meanwhile, Joanie sees red after learning Syd's treating her beau for impotence. Burt: Jon Hamm. Becka: Amy Adams. B.J. Maximus: Diane Delano. Young Syd: Rosario Gru.

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Episode 4

Rescue Me

Fri, Nov 10, 2000 60 mins

John (Rob Estes) helps Syd cope with fears of losing her surgical skills for good, while Joanie supports Burt (John Hamm) as he goes under the knife to cure his impotence; Robbie finds living quarters for Andi, who's facing arson charges for torching the game-show set; and Jim tames a pesky parrot. Andi: Angela Featherstone.

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Episode 5

The Unsinkable Sydney Hansen

Fri, Nov 17, 2000 60 mins

Syd catches John (Rob Estes) with another woman; Jim treats an abused school mascot; Joanie and Burt face more intimacy problems; and Robbie helps Andi defend herself from a deceitful Chuck Chance (Ed Begley Jr.). Constance: Tippi Hedren.

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Episode 6

The Thanksgiving Story

Fri, Nov 24, 2000 60 mins

Part 1 of two. At Thanksgiving, Syd deals with John's rich, meddlesome mother (Tippi Hedren) and takes in a lost immigrant girl. Meanwhile, Joanie learns she's pregnant and dreads Burt's reaction; and Robbie helps a homeless musician. John: Rob Estes. Burt: Jon Hamm.

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Episode 7

The Thanksgiving Story

Fri, Nov 24, 2000 60 mins

Conclusion. Joanie tells Burt (Jon Hamm) she's expecting his baby. Meanwhile, Syd clashes with John (Rob Estes) over his mom's meddling, and Anchee's parents are found. Constance: Tippi Hedren. Anchee: Chantine Akiyama.

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Episode 8

The Gift

Fri, Dec 15, 2000 60 mins

At Christmas, Joanie is hurt by Jim's disapproval of her second unwed pregnancy, and fears Burt (Jon Hamm) will abandon her. Meanwhile, Syd helps an ailing choir singer mend family fences. Abby: Mary Alice. Barnabas: Danny Woodburn. Reggie: Kelly Perine.

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Episode 9

Big Night

Fri, Jan 5, 2001 60 mins

On Lynda's birthday, Syd suddenly recalls a buried memory---and realizes that her late mother had a sinful secret. Elsewhere, Joanie befriends some shady ladies, while Robbie mixes with local mobsters. Young Syd: Rosario Gru.

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Episode 10

The Gun

Fri, Jan 12, 2001 60 mins

Gun violence lands on the Hansen doorstep along with the morning paper; Joanie hires a wacky home organizer; and Robbie breaks into TV infomercials. Burt: Jon Hamm. Izzy: Samaria Graham. Patrice: Toni DeRose.

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Episode 11

Saved by the Bell

Fri, Feb 2, 2001 60 mins

Wedding bells---and fire alarms---ring as Joanie prepares to wed Burt, whose visiting parents (Edie McClurg, Paul Dooley) are hell on wheels. Meanwhile, Syd helps a disfigured recluse, and Robbie's Mob ties get him arrested. Graham: Alastair Duncan.

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Episode 12

It Was a Dark and Stormy Night

Fri, Feb 9, 2001 60 mins

Joanie and Burt decide to elope; Syd's stranded in a storm with Graham (Alastair Duncan); and a judge orders Robbie to coach a children's hockey team. Tina: Maria Pitillo. Joanie: Paula Cale. Burt: Jon Hamm.

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Episode 13

The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Fri, Feb 16, 2001 60 mins

Syd pushes Graham (Alastair Duncan) to undergo plastic surgery; Joanie suffers depression after her miscarriage; Robbie charms Tina (Maria Pitillo); and Jim nudges a sick Hannah to take her medicine. Pete: Mickey Toft. Young Syd: Rosario Gru.

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Episode 14

The Invisible Man

Fri, Feb 23, 2001 60 mins

Revelations in the wake of Graham's plastic surgery lead Syd to seek out her patient's father-in-law (played by William Windom, who was Dr. Hazlitt on "Murder, She Wrote"). Graham: Alastair Duncan. Burt: Jon Hamm. Edward: Bobby Edner. Heather: Dana Daurey. Syd: Melina Kanakaredes. Joanie: Paula Cale. Robbie: Seth Peterson.

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Episode 15


Fri, Mar 2, 2001 60 mins

A visiting M.D. (Richard Romanus) with a past takes a special interest in Syd; a fastidious baker hires on with Joanie; and the eating problems of a dog and a pig perplex Jim. Elliot: Scott Thompson. Tina: Maria Pitillo. Judith Janower: Andrea Bendewald. Heather: Dana Daurey. Joanie: Paula Cale. Syd: Melina Kanakaredes. Jim: Mike Farrell. Robbie: Seth Peterson.

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Episode 16

Love Story

Fri, Mar 16, 2001 60 mins

In parallel love stories, Syd falls for an all-American guy (David Sutcliffe) with a "contagious spirit"---and a dire heart condition; and Robbie pursues the engaging Tina (Maria Pitillo). Elliot: Scott Thompson. George: Steven Barr. Martha: Mary Gross. Mr. Clark: David Booth. Syd: Melina Kanakarades. Robbie: Seth Peterson. Jim: Mike Farrell.

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Episode 17


Fri, Mar 30, 2001 60 mins

The possible presence of the Ebola virus stems from a stricken doctor who's visiting Syd from Africa, and results in the quarantine of the Hansen house during a tot's birthday. Rick: Sean O'Bryan. Tina: Maria Pitillo. Dixon: Weston Blakesley. Elliot: Scott Thompson. Izzy: Samaria Graham. Joanie: Paula Kale. Syd: Melina Kanakarades.

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Episode 18


Fri, Apr 20, 2001 60 mins

Hansen loyalties are tested by the surprise visit of a family patriarch (Josef Sommer), a rich, ailing curmudgeon who has lucrative propositions---with strings attached. Victoria: Gabrielle Fitzpatrick. Tina: Maria Pitillo. Elliot: Scott Thompson. Joyce Sidwell: Claudette Nevins. Freddy: Troy Evans. Young Syd: Rosario Gru. Jim Hansen: Mike Farrell.

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Episode 19

Meet Joe Connelly

Fri, Apr 27, 2001 60 mins

A critically ill infant preoccupies Syd, who's also entangled with a ubiquitous politician (Steven Eckholdt); a romantic getaway in the wild is anything but for Robbie and Tina. Diane Wilson: Hillary Danner. Sylvia: Nancy Dussault. Dr. Timmons: Barbara Eve Harris. Dr. Carroll: Joe Spano. Robbie: Seth Peterson. Tina: Maria Pitillo.

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Episode 20

Trial & Error

Fri, May 4, 2001 60 mins

Disclosures about politician Joe Connelly (Stephen Eckholdt) disillusion Syd, who's still battling a duplicitous drug company; the Robbie-Tina romance runs a rocky road. Diane: Hillary Danner. Dr. Carroll: Joe Spano. Mitch: Rick Peters. Tina: Maria Pitillo. Bill Graff: Scott Atkinson. Alex: Kristin Minter. Joanie: Paula Cale.

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Episode 21

Rule Number One

Fri, May 11, 2001 60 mins

Political and romantic matters busy Syd, who's in D.C. with Rep. Connelly for a showdown with a drug company; diverse crises ensnarl Robbie, Tina---and the Hansens' dog. Joe Connelly: Steven Eckholdt. Dr. Carroll: Joe Spano. Mitch: Rick Peters. Erica: Christina Haag. Bill Graff: Scott Atkinson. Tina: Maria Pitillo. Peter: Jim Pirri. Jim: Mike Farrell.

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Episode 22


Fri, May 18, 2001 60 mins

Dirty politics intrude upon the relationship between Rep. Connelly and Syd, who gets an icy warning from his wife (Christina Haag); a bizarre stalking is capped by a cliffhanger. Joe Connelly: Steven Eckholdt. Burt: Jon Hamm. Suspicious Guy: Bodhi Elfman. Off. Duncan: Donald Sage Mackay. Tina: Maria Pitillo. Elliott: Scott Thomspon. Heather: Dana Daurey. Syd: Melina Kanakarades.

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