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Monday Mornings: Deus Ex Machina

Sung, Hooten and Villanueva join forces to convince Trisha Miller, a 13-year-old girl with an advanced brain stem glioma, to try surgery one last time before giving up. Shaken from losing a patient, Ty turns to Dr. Tina Ridgeway for support. Meanwhile, Dr. Buck Tierney tries to bully resident Michelle Robideux into pronouncing a potential organ donor brain dead. And Sydney enlists Villanueva's help diagnosing a patient under the care of internist Dr. John Lieberman.

Source: TNT

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x2
Production Number: 101
Airdate: Monday February 11th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

UK (FOX) Oct 28, 2013

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


Guest Stars
Jonathan Silverman
As Dr. John Lieberman
Mason Cook
As Quinn McDaniels
Tara Summers
As Allison McDaniels
Bradley White
As Owen Miller
Cozi Zuehlsdorff
As Trisha Miller
Del Hunter-White
As Mrs. Jasper
Eden Riegel
As Sandy Slade
Elena Campbell-Martinez
As Mariah Gonzales
Valerie Dillman
As Yvonne Miller

Co-Guest Stars
Burl Moseley
As Technician
Rusty Burns
As Gladys
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 Wilson waking up after a nightmare. Next, John briefs Sydney about a newly admitted patient. They are unable to figure out what is wrong with her. She asks him to call Jeorge, the trauma chief. John finds the idea ridiculous but Sydney is sure. Park is consulting a 13 year old patient who has a severe neurological condition (tumor) and she doesn’t want to go in for surgery. She tells Park that she knows what she is asking for and also that she knows more about her condition than any neurosurgeons. She says that she is tired. Park tells her that if she doesn’t, she will be dead. ..

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Ludwig Van BeethovenSonata PathétiqueTrisha and Dr. Hooten play on the piano

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDavid E. Kelley
Executive ProducerDr. Sanjay Gupta  |  David E. Kelley  |  Bill D'Elia
Co-Executive ProducerLewis Abel
Co-ProducerBilly Redner
Production DesignerPeter Politanoff
EditorCraig Bench
CastingGary M. Zuckerbrod
Unit Production ManagerMichael Attanasio
First Assistant DirectorCarol L. Vitkay
Second Assistant DirectorCara McCastlain
Staff WriterKaren Struck
MusicDanny Lux
Music SupervisorTrygge Toven
Costume DesignerLisa Eisler
Set DecoratorMarty Price
Production Sound MixerPaul M. Lewis
Production CoordinatorDavid Malloy
Assistant EditorJack Keough
Post Production SupervisorScott Dandorf
Re-Recording MixerDavid Rawlinson  |  Peter Kelsey
Story EditorAmanda Johns
Art DirectorAlex Fuller
Post Production CoordinatorDan Menchaca
Makeup Department Head Jori Jenae
Casting AssociateKamala Thomas
Medical Technical AdvisorMichelle Cates
Hair Department HeadRaissa Patton
Digital Imaging TechnicianTim Sutherland
Based On The Novel ByDr. Sanjay Gupta
Warning: Monday Mornings season 1 episode 2 guide may contain spoilers
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