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Season 1

1 :01x01 - Lost For Words

Two top New York neurosurgeons, Dr. Hanson and his protégé, Dr. Jonathan Seger, explore the mysteries of the brain as they perform life-saving brain surgeries. A tumor is discovered in the brain of a young teen -- Dr. Hanson wants to operate right away, but the girl's mother is hesitant to allow him to do so.
Guest Stars: Zabryna Guevara as Melania Ortiz | Madeline Zima as Cassie Mack | Tamara Taylor as Della | Griffin Dunne as Dr. Jerry Cole | Addison Timlin as Charlotte Hanson | Nick Offerman as Dr. Coffey | Michael O'Neill as James Wills | Gloria Garayua as Lucy Canet | Jennifer Ferrin as Penny Marx | Julia Campbell as Roberta Mack | Deena Dill as Beth Cole | Steve Braun as Otis Wills |
Co-Guest Stars: Liz Burnette as Anesthesiologist | Maximino Arciniega, Jr. as Jose | Eleanor Seigler as Nurse Melissa | Molly Bryant as Nurse Joanne | Petrea Burchard as O.R. Nurse
Writer: Peter Ocko
Songs: Damien Rice -- Cannonbal, Coldplay -- Fix You, The Penguin Cafe Orchestra -- Perpetuum Mobile

2 :01x02 - Of Two Minds

Dr. Hanson takes a blunt approach to telling his patient, Kate Larson, that performing radiation on her brain tumor will most likely kill her unborn child. Upon hearing this, Kate refuses to undergo radiation, but agrees to a complex brain surgery.
Guest Stars: Zabryna Guevara as Melania Ortiz | Toks Olagundoye as Mary | Erin Dilly as Kate | Adam Stein (1) as Dennis | Leslie Kritzer as Donna |
Co-Guest Stars: Malachi Weir as Eddie | Ron Nakahara as Dr. Ryan Kim | Starla Benford as Ultrasound Nurse | Don Stephenson as Dr. Lex Nylan | Rayme Cornell as Circulating Nurse | John Behlmann as James Parks
Director: Arlene Sanford
Writer: Davey Holmes

3 :01x03 - Heart-Stopping

A woman Hanson operated on three years ago returns after suffering from double vision. Tests show that she has had another aneurysm and only has a 20% chance of survival. Despite the odds, the woman agrees to be operated on, but her brother does all he can to stop it.
Guest Stars: Zabryna Guevara as Melania Ortiz | Jessica Hecht as Rebecca Ellis | Benjamin Walker as Nick Ross (as Benjamin Walker) | Ned Eisenberg as Brad Ellis |
Co-Guest Stars: Cyrus Farmer as Isaiah | Jack Gilpin as Dr. Wardell | Anna George as Dr. Helen Clark | Jerzy Gwiazdowski as Male Student | Wrenn Schmidt as Female Student | Jenn Miller Cribbs (1) as Nurse | Linda Maurel Sithole as Kathleen
Writer: Scott Kaufer

4 :01x04 - Disarming

While celebrating his return from Iraq with his fiancé, Clay Harper suffers a stroke. Hanson and Seger debate how to treat Harper: Hanson focuses on the medical facs while Seger argues that his recovery will depend on support from Cindy. Meanwhile, the doctors treat Tilly Bates, an older woman with a brain tumor that has affected her personality.
Special Guest Stars: Cynthia Nixon as Dr. Corinne Dubinsky | Celia Weston as Tilly Bates |
Guest Stars: Zabryna Guevara as Melania Ortiz | Griffin Dunne as Dr. Jeffrey Coles | Jennifer Ferrin as Penny Marx | Keira Naughton as Sarah Bates | Erin Fritch as Cindy Hargrove | Joaquin Perez Campbell as Clay Conlin |
Co-Guest Stars: Cyrus Farmer as Isaiah | Amy Hohn as Dr. Pamela Bellflower | Linda Maurel Sithole as Nurse Kathleen | Ashlie Atkinson as Nurse Rhonda | Jordan Carlos as Intern | Louis Ozawa Changchien as ICU Nurse | January LaVoy as Eileen | Joel Veach as McFadden | Jessica Stone as Vicky
Director: Nicole Kassell
Writer: Peter Ocko

5 :01x05 - The God Spot

When Erica Lund's seizures escalate in severity, Hanson tells her he needs to operate, but she refuses because she claims she sees God in the moments before the seizure strikes. Meanwhile, another patient being treated for a severe head wound that causes him to blurt out his deepest, most intimate thoughts.
Guest Stars: Juliette Goglia as Erica Lund | Kate Jennings Grant as Kristen Lund | James McCaffrey as Eric Lund | Maggie Siff as Lisa Ketchum | Karl Bury as Matt Ketchum | Addison Timlin as Charlotte Hanson | Zabryna Guevara as Melania Ortiz |
Co-Guest Stars: Cyrus Farmer as Isaiah | Ashlie Atkinson as Rhonda | Malachi Weir as Eddie | Mark Hammer as Old Man | David Brown as EMT #1 | Bob Colletti as Creepy Guy | Marivaldo dos Santos as Street Drummer #1 | Carlos Thomas as Street Drummer #2 | Sidné Anderson as Lois
Writer: Jessica Ball

6 :01x06 - Bad Boys

After a teenager crashes on his motorcycle, he starts an emotional war between his severe mother and Goth girlfriend that trickles over to the hospital staff; hospital assistant Eddie fears the worst after an MRI scan.
Special Guest Stars: Cynthia Nixon as Dr. Corinne Dubinsky |
Guest Stars: Cristin Milioti as Megan Rafferty | Malachi Weir as Eddie | Zabryna Guevara as Melania Ortiz | Isabel Keating as Rosemary Donovan | Addison Timlin as Charlotte Hanson |
Co-Guest Stars: Adam Huskey as Jared Donovan | Mark Kenneth Smaltz as Dr. Philip Walker | Linda Maurel Sithole as Nurse Kathleen | Harry Zittel as Jimmy | January LaVoy as MRI Tech | Andrew Jade Williams as Boyfriend | Holley Fain as Rachel | Jeremy Redleaf as Gary
Writer: Peter Ocko

7 :01x07 - The Cutting Edge

Hanson's former mentor, Dr. Rosalind Halliday, asks him to perform a groundbreaking gene therapy procedure on one of her patients, but it soon becomes clear she isn't giving him the full picture.
Special Guest Stars: Frances De La Tour as Dr. Rosalind Halliday |
Guest Stars: Zabryna Guevara as Melania Ortiz | Claire Lautier as Donna Callahan | Jonathan Walker (1) as Rick Callahan |
Co-Guest Stars: Justin Bruening as Paul Wyler | Cyrus Farmer as Isaiah | Ron Nakahara as Dr. Ryan Kim | Linda Maurel Sithole as Nurse Kathleen | Sarah Stockton as Amy | Adam Wasserman as Market Employee
Director: Ken Girotti

8 :01x08 - Plugged In

Hanson and Seger try a radical surgical procedure to cure a man with depression. Holland works with a private physician on a patient who sees music as colors.
Special Guest Stars: Cynthia Nixon as Dr. Corinne Dubinsky |
Guest Stars: Jeremy Davidson as Dr. Tom Beasley | Chuck Cooper as Clark Thompson | Marc John Jefferies as Adam Thompson | Audra Blaser as Deborah Rivers | Sharon Washington as Lilly Thompson |
Co-Guest Stars: Ron Nakahara as Dr. Ryan Kim | Justin Clynes as Young Guy | Me'lisa Sellers as EMT (as Me'lissa Sellers) | Samantha MacIvor as Waitress | Melisa Hart as Meredith | Harvey S. Feuerstein as Charles | Sergia Louise Anderson as Young Girl
Director: Ken Girotti
Writer: Davey Holmes
Warning: 3 Lbs. guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama
Status: Canceled
Network: CBS ( USA)
Airs: Tuesdays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: November 14, 2006
Ended: November 28, 2006
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