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Medical Investigation: Half Life (2)

In a rare crossover with several casts of Third Watch, Dr. Stephen Connor and his team heads to NYC to uncover a multiplying virus before it spreads anymore. Stephen teams up with the NYPD to find patient zero, the one who is carrying the disease and spreading it around the city.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x17
Production Number: 40547017
Airdate: Friday February 18th, 2005

Alternate Airdates:

BE (VT4) Aug 15, 2007
NL (Veronica) Nov 01, 2009

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Guest Stars
Anthony Ruivivar
As Carlos Nieto
Jake Muxworthy
As Harry Rush
James Smith (2)
As Artis McDonald
Mark Chaet
As Harris
Michael Keenan
As ESU Officer
Molly Price
As Detective Faith Yokas
Randy Ryan
As Richard Rush
Victor McCay
As Mr. Finch
Yvonne Jung
As Holly Levine


I'll start with some basic facts that you need to know from the Third Watch episode first. The NIH is summoned to NYC when a robbery suspect is having an aggressive virus that can't seem to be cured. Detective Faith Yogas of the NYPD helps the team to tract down the suspect's partner, who is also carrying the disease and is spreading it throughout NY. The suspect in custody is not answering any questions about the whereabouts of his partner...

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Episode Notes
The only other NBC show before Medical Investigation to have a crossover episode wtih Thrid Watch is ER.

Miles has a new hairstyle in this episode.

Molly Price and Anthony Ruivivar are regulars on Third Watch.

This episode is part two of the MI/Third Watch cross-over. Part one, "In the Family Way", aired one hour right before this episode. This episode aired during Third Watch was rolling their end credits.

Episode Goofs
A wife talks to her husband in the patients room. Cell phones usually aren't allowed in there since the frequency may interfere with the machines in the room, such as the ones used for dialysis.

Warning: Medical Investigation season 1 episode 17 guide may contain spoilers
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