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After the ghost of Michael's ex-wife visits him from the afterlife and asks him to help continue running her low income clinic, he finds himself rushing back and forth between taking care of his own patients at Holt Neuro and her less fortunate patients at the clinic.

Source: CBS

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x1
Production Number: 101
Airdate: Friday September 23rd, 2011
Special Airtime: 08:00 pm

Alternate Airdates:

Netherlands Jul 07, 2014
UK (WATCH) Sep 05, 2014

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Guest Stars
Liam Aiken
As Milo
Afton Williamson
As Autumn
Armando Riesco
As Tavo
Marin Ireland
As Elena
Julie Benz
As Christina Holt
Bill Irwin
As Ron Vinetz
James McCaffrey
As Milt Sandreski
Mary McCan
As Jill Sandreski
Susie Abromeit
As Lacey Sandreski
Necar Zadegan
As Madeline
Robert Lupone
As Dr. Arnold Soltman
Beau Sia
As Randy

Co-Guest Stars
Sue Jean Kim
As Chief Nurse
Marsha Stephanie Blake
As O.R. Nurse
Paul Lazar
As Dr. Hagos
Main Cast
Patrick Wilson (1)
As Michael Holt
Jennifer Ehle
As Anna Paul
Margo Martindale
As Rita Perkins-Hall
Pablo Schreiber
As Anton Little Creek


The scene opens with Dr. Michael Holt operating on an important media icon and succeeds. He talks to the press and tells them that everything went fine. He goes for a jog afterward and hears a car crash and sees a basketball bounce down the street. However, there is nothing there and the basketball has a smiley face on it. He gets into the office and Ronald’s secretary, Rita, comes up and says that he has a meeting with a famous tennis star. Madeline comes in to the meeting and says that she needs 15 minutes. Rita says that it is her birthday, but Michael is too absorbed in work to care. Michael meets with the parents of the tennis star and they are full of questions when Michael says that it could be an aneurism in her brain, but he has to run a few tests to make sure. Michael goes into see Ronnie, the patient that he was operating on in the beginning. He tells him that he has to abstain from everything because he doesn’t want to mess up his surgery before the bone heals. He agrees...

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Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerCarl Beverly  |  Neal Baer  |  Jonathan Demme  |  Sarah Timberman  |  Susannah Grant
ProducerLindsay Jaeger  |  Loucas George
Consulting ProducerRon Bozman
Associate ProducerDara Schnapper
Production DesignerStuart Wurtzel
EditorAffonso Goncalves  |  Mark S. Manos  |  Aaron Yanes
CastingChristy Faison  |  Bernard Telsey  |  Risa Bramon Garcia  |  Patrick Goodwin
Unit Production ManagerLoucas George
First Assistant DirectorSteve Apicella
Second Assistant DirectorAndrew Fiero
MusicW.G. Snuffy Walden
Director of PhotographyTak Fujimoto
Created BySusannah Grant
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