Episode Guides - Chicago Hope - Series 2 / 3 / 4 / 5
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Kate returns to Chicago to face possible arrest and her ex-husband, as well as suspension at work. Aaron ponders Philip's bitterness over Aaron's apparent support of Tommy Wilmette. Dennis struggles to regain his health. Dr. Nyland returns to find a new doctor in charge of the trauma service. Kronk and Grad continue to quarrel as he prepares to leave Africa.
Kate devotes herself with ill grace to caring for her dying father. An angry Philip journeys to Wyoming to bring Dr. Jack McNeil back to Chicago Hope to head up the orthopedic service. Dr. Grad checks back in, only to find out that Kronk has remained behind in Africa. Dr. Wilkes makes a quick decision to help a drug courier brought into the trauma unit.
A groom whose parachute collapses as he tries to jump into his ceremony introduces Aaron to Dr. McNeil professionally, and they immediately quarrel over the proper course of treatment. Diane begins general practice again, and quickly draws a manipulative woman who's making the nurses miserable. Kate's car is hijacked with a precious cargo aboard, and her despair leads her to some insights.
S3E04 - Liver Let Die
Hancock and McNeil clash over how to treat a world class cyclist with arthritis in her knee joint. Shutt takes on a new research assistant and possibly a new friend. Austin haunts the hospital as she and Nyland come up for review of their suspensions. Phillip plunges back into practice with a woman suffering from a severe, mysterious liver problem whose best solution seems to be an experimental procedure.
S3E05 - Liar, Liar
Austin returns to Chicago Hope, and finds some very unpleasant conditions laid down by the board, but puts her feelings aside as she attempts to help a young couple whose unborn baby will need a heart transplant as soon as she is born. McNeil works on an old man with a broken hip who has opinions on everything, including what's good for Jack. Shutt experiences some very mixed emotions when his student comes up with a much-needed improvement for a surgical shunt he's been developing.
S3E06 - Higher Powers
Austin sprays a subpoena server with mace, inspiring his fellow servers to wage war on the hospital. Hancock tries to counsel a woman in her late forties whose health is severely threatened by her pregnancy but who refuses to let the baby be delivered early. Kronk finally returns to Chicago, dressed in Masai garb, and tries to reconnect with Diane.
S3E07 - A Time to Kill
Aaron faces a huge moral dilemma when he's asked to operate on a death-row inmate scheduled to be executed in two weeks. McNeil treats a feisty old lady whose daughter is an old flame of his. Dr. Watters entertains an amnesiac, believing that he's a distinguished visiting doctor.
S3E08 - A Day in the Life
Austin's cystic-fibrosis patient is just one of four patients needing transplants who have to wait in fear and hope when a potential donor appears but is prematurely pronounced dead and entered into the donor system by the inexperienced Eggert.
S3E09 - Divided Loyalty
Kronk puts himself and Grad into a difficult position when he treats an old hockey pal who turns up after just being released from jail with a bullet in him. Wilkes and his wife face some basic decisions about their lives when they must decide what sort of neighborhood to move to.
S3E10 - V-Fibbing
Austin and Underhill both have to face the consequences when they tell the truth. McNeil contemplates surgery to prolong a jockey's career. Kronk lies to a teenage smoker with a cough.
S3E11 - Mummy Dearest
Diane is faced with a dilemna when she has an opportunity to examine a 500-year-old Incan mummy temporarily in town for an exhibition. An accident victim loses his memories but gains a much nicer personality, presenting Shutt and McNeil with a dilemmna.
S3E12 - Split Decisions
Wilkes saves a motorist who was attempting suicide. Austin falls for a politician.
A hit-and-run victim escapes serious injury but her infant twins face a desperate crisis. Hancock faces testifying in court against his brother-in-law. Patient Linda Fortin's heart continues to grow weaker as her pregnancy progresses, endangering herself and her baby.
S3E14 - The Day of the Rope
White supremacists on the run following a failed assassanation attempt against the President hole up in a grocery store with an injured member and demand a doctor from Chicago Hope to treat him.
S3E15 - Take My Wife, Please
Aaron's med school roomate turns up with some news - he's dying of cancer and wants Aaron to get together with is wife, a former flame of the bewidered Shutt. Nyland and Wilkes clash again. Geiger turns turns up again.
An old friend of Austin's asks for help in getting pregnant. A cancer patient needs marijuana for her well being. Shutt's friend returns from Italy without his wife.
S3E17 - Mother May I? (2)
Kate flies to Washington with Tommy to speak to Congress about health care. Back in Chicago, her friend Marina makes a decision about adoption. McNeil's patint Harriett Owens is hospitalized again.
S3E18 - Growing Pains
Aaron and Phillip announce that they are buying the hospital from Wilmette, although their plans for keping the solvent do not please any of their colleagues. An HMO lawyer obsessed with "patient responsibilty" holds the reins on some lucrative coronary-bypass business. A patient with private insurance receives test after test for all of his petty complaints.
S3E19 - The Son Also Rises
Shutt discovers that his late father wasn't his biological parent when he meets the eccentric sculpter who really is. Watters learns something about his estranged son when an emergency arises. Kate treats an 11 year-old genious who hungers for contact with his overwhelmed average father.
S3E20 - Second Chances
Kate lobbies for another heart for a prominent author whose first transplanted organ is failing and who also has a continuing heroin addiction. McNeil's gambling problem grows worse. Danny Nyland becomes a patient when he runs into a telephone pole with his car.
Grad tries to persuade a hesitant Kronk to perform a double mastectomy on a healthy woman does not have cancer but who does have the gene for breast cancer and a family history of the illness. Austin struggles to get a reluctant Sara into an exclusive girls school. Nyland returns to work following his accident and throws himself into trying to identify a severely beaten and comatose young woman.
S3E22 - Leggo My Ego
Word if Grad Kronk's engagement receives a mixed reption at the hospital. McNeil returns from vacation with a lot of money and a feverish belief that he's on a winning streak as he takes on the delicate job of operating on an infant with an exposed spinal cord. Austin alienates some collegues as a reporter follows her around the hospital.
Kate finds herself in a no-win situation when a child is injured during one of Sara's softball games and dies leaving Sara bitter that her mother didnt save them. Phillip's Colonel from Vietnam is admitted with rheumatoid arthritis but refuses treatment. Nyland is suspended again. Shutt gets a TV gig.
S3E24 - Lamb to the Slaughter
After a gang member dies in the ER, the boy's mother claims that one of the doctors suggested they "Let him die" so a prosecutor calls in Wilkes, Nyland, McNeil and Watters for widely varying statements about what actually happened during the crucial time period.
S3E25 - Love on the Rocks
McNeil doesn't cope well with the demands for attention from Karen, his "roomate" and a thereapy patient claiming that McNeil's his father. Billy lears that Aaron kissed Diane, and handles it very badly. A depressed Nyland gets one more unwelcome surprise. Phillip receives an offer from Emma.
S3E26 - Hope Against Hope
Jeffrey Geiger drops by Chicago Hope to announce that he has bought a controlling interest in the hospital, and to perform a delicate heart operation on one of Kate's patients. Kronk is forced to take over caring for his father, who's afflicted with Alzheimers. Aaron and Jack ponder the meaning of religion and God when several people claim to be seeing an image of the Virgin Mary in the hospital lobby. Wilkes takes action concerning his future.