Quincy, M.E./Ghost of a Chance

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Ghost of a Chance
Season 8, Episode 2
Airdate October 6, 1982
Production Number 57009
Written by Steve Greenberg and
Aubrey Solomon
Directed by Ray Danton
Produced by Michael Braverman,
Jeri Taylor
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Ghost of a Chance is the second episode of the eighth season of Quincy, M.E., and the one hundred twenty-sixth episode overall.

Starring: Jack Klugman (Dr. R. Quincy)

Also Starring: Garry Walberg (Lt. Monahan), John S. Ragin (Asten), Val Bisoglio (Danny), Robert Ito (Sam), Joseph Roman (Sgt. Brill)

Guest Stars: Harry Townes (Dr. Herb Martin), Frank Marth (Al Werbin), Jonathan Frakes (Young Surgeon), Nicolas Coster (Ted Markham), Ellen Geer (Sarah Markham), James A. Watson, Jr. (Deputy DA Jim Barnes)

and Anita Gillette (Dr. Emily Hanover)

Special Guest Star: Jose Ferrer (Dr. Stanley Royce)

Co-Starring: Carol Russell (Jane Mathers), Philip Pine (Dr. Panucci), Jim Scott (Frank Fisher), Joella Deffenbaugh (Mary Ann Fisher), Tom Stewart (Harold Markham), Cheryl Tyre-Smith (Head of Records)

with Patricia Kane (Scrub Nurse), Tom Nibley (Dr. Hurley), Joyce O'Neal (Head Nurse), Conroy A. Gedeon (Asst. Surgeon), Bill Lodge (Intern), Eddie Garrett (Ed), Filip Field (Lab Technician), John Nolan (Bartender), Diane Markoff (Waitress), Marc Scott Taylor (Marc)

Cheryl Tyre Smith (Head of Records),


Plot Overview

A patient dies on the operating table, and Quincy discovers that Dr. Royce, the head surgeon, allowed a less experienced surgeon to be a 'ghost' surgeon for the operation.


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