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Trauma Chief Jorge Villanueva treats what appears to be an attempted suicide by car only to discover that the crash victim suffered a life-threatening brain aneurysm. Renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Ty Wilson is shaken by the case of 11-year-old Quinn McDaniels, whose soccer injury reveals a much graver problem. Workaholic Dr. Sydney Napur solves a case that had the rest of the hospital staff stumped. Meanwhile, Dr. Sung Park performs high-tech deep brain stimulation on a patient with uncontrollable hand tremors.

Source: TNT

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x1
Production Number: 100
Airdate: Monday February 04th, 2013

Director: Bill D'Elia
Teleplay: David E. Kelley

Alternate Airdates:

ZA (FOX) Jul 03, 2013
UK (FOX) Oct 21, 2013
DK (TV3 Puls) Jun 03, 2014

  • Currently 6.3/10
6.3/10 (4 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Cara Pifko
As Beth Hostetler
Eyal Podell
As Mark Ridgeway
Jonathan Silverman
As Dr. John Lieberman
Kevin Shinick
As Levi Hostetler
Mason Cook
As Quinn McDaniels
Tara Summers
As Allison McDaniels
Blake Robbins
As Dr. David Martin
Sonya Eddy
As Joanne Whitman

Co-Guest Stars
Ewan Chung
As Dr. Wong
Patrick Quinlan
As Paramedic #1
Anthony Giangrande
As Dr. Thomas Ottobrini
Betsy Baker (3)
As Mrs. Sutcliff
Iyin Landre
As Wei Yoo
Jonny Lee
As James
Laura Richardson
As Nurse Veronica Woolward
Lou Volpe
As Mr. Sutcliff
Luke Cosette
As Ty (age 8)
Matt Crabtree
As Gordon Willis
Nija Okoro
As Aisha Ali
Phong Le
As Hyun Kim
Rachael Drummond
As Mrs. Wilson
Robb Reesman
As Surgeon Leigh Durrell
Sharon Muthu
As Sharika Kumar
Main Cast
Emily Swallow
As Dr. Michelle Robidaux
Keong Sim
As Dr. Sung Park
Ving Rhames
As Dr. Jorge "El Gato" Villanueva
Sarayu Rao
As Dr. Sydney Napur
Alfred Molina
As Dr. Harding Hooten
Bill Irwin
As Dr. Buck Tierney
Jennifer Finnigan
As Dr. Tina Ridgeway
Jamie Bamber
As Dr. Tyler Wilson


The episode begins with a patient being rushed in to the hospital; attempted suicide. Just then we see a big guy walk towards the patient; his approach is scary and suspicious. But just then he flashes his light in to the patient’s eye and declares that there is a bomb that went off in the patient’s head; it is no suicide. He orders that the patient should be put on ventilator. He calls for Dr. Wilson. Next, another doctor, Tina Ridgeway, tells an old coupe that Wilson would be performing a surgery on their daughter; Wilson is one of the elite neurosurgeons. Tina joins Wilson in a surgery. The surgery goes well and Wilson tells the old couple to get some rest and come back the following day. ..

Read the full recap
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
My Best FiendOne Velvet DayWhen Dr. Ridgeway arrives at home
Pearl JamJust BreatheFirst surgery scene during the beginning
Pink FloydA New Machine, Pt. 1After the little boy dies on the operating table.
The Rolling StonesGimme ShelterEnd of Episode

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDavid E. Kelley
Executive ProducerDr. Sanjay Gupta  |  David E. Kelley  |  Bill D'Elia
ProducerLewis Abel
Co-ProducerBilly Redner  |  Peter Chomsky
Production DesignerPeter Politanoff
EditorCraig Bench
CastingGary M. Zuckerbrod
Unit Production ManagerMichael Attanasio
First Assistant DirectorArthur Anderson
Second Assistant DirectorStephen D'Amato
MusicDanny Lux
Music SupervisorTrygge Toven
Costume DesignerLisa Eisler
Set DecoratorMarty Price
Property MasterRick Kerns
Production Sound MixerPaul M. Lewis
Production CoordinatorBrenda Pulos
Assistant EditorJohn David Buxton
Re-Recording MixerDavid Rawlinson  |  Peter Kelsey
Director of PhotographyColin Watkinson
Art DirectorAlex Fuller
Makeup Department Head Lesa Nielson Duff
Casting AssociateKamala Thomas
Medical Technical AdvisorLinda Klein
Hair Department HeadRamona Fleetwood
Post CoordinatorJenna Bauer  |  Miguel Calvento
Based On The Novel ByDr. Sanjay Gupta
Warning: Monday Mornings season 1 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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