The BEST Episodes of Monday Mornings

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 15, 2020

Network: TNT (US)

Set at the fictional Chelsea General Hospital in Portland, Ore., Monday Mornings follows the lives of doctors as they push the limits of their abilities and confront their personal and professional failings. The title refers to the hospital’s weekly morbidity and mortality conference, when doctors gather with their peers for a confidential review of complications and errors in patient care.

The Legend and the Fall

#1 - The Legend and the Fall

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 4, 2013

Hooten's mentor, Dr. Arvin Wayne, walks into the wrong procedure on the wrong day, leading the surgeons at Chelsea General to question the cognitive abilities of one of the hospital's elder statesmen. When a top competitive swimmer suffers a seizure in the emergency room, Villanueva follows his gut – leading to a surprising diagnosis. Tina must perform a risky transvenous thrombolysis with Ty and Michelle's help. And Sydney implies that Lieberman might be a crummy doctor for missing the signs of bacterial endocarditis in a former patient.

star 8.26
273 votes
Directors: Greg Hoblit
Writers: Amanda Johns, David E. Kelley, Sanjay Gupta
One Fine Day

#2 - One Fine Day

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 18, 2013

Ty and Tina receive a late night call from Afghanistan, where Corpsman Jacob Gold desperately needs help when his fellow Marine suffers a traumatic head injury. Sydney believes a happy infant's unnatural laughter is related to an undiagnosed neurological problem. And Sung and Hooten attempt to reconcile the husband and sister of a brain-dead gay patient, only to find themselves caught in the legal crosshairs of the situation.

star 8.15
285 votes
Writers: Amanda Johns, David E. Kelley, Sanjay Gupta
Forks Over Knives

#3 - Forks Over Knives

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 25, 2013

Tina's proposal to use an unorthodox procedure to treat a young man with extreme O.C.D. divides the surgeons at the 311 conference. At the same time, Villanueva must find a way to treat a girl with critical internal bleeding who refuses care because of her religious beliefs. Sung discovers that no good deed goes unpunished when a former patient sues him after her successful surgery creates an unforeseen side effect – abnormally increased sexual appetite.

star 7.86
219 votes
Directors: Mike Listo
Writers: Amanda Johns, David E. Kelley, Karen Struck

#4 - Communion

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 11, 2013

When paramedics rush in with a stabbing victim, Villanueva is stunned to realize that the patient is his own son, Nick. Now it's up to Sydney and Hooten to save the young man. With Ty's help, Sung attempts to restore a concert violinist's perfect pitch by removing an astrocytoma that is pressing on the musician's brain. And Buck receives a strange request from the donor in a failed kidney transplant.

star 7.72
217 votes
Directors: Colin Bucksey
Writers: David E. Kelley, Karen Struck
Who's Sorry Now?

#5 - Who's Sorry Now?

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 18, 2013

Sung is forced to meet with Risk Management's Fran Horowitz after refusing to apologize to the wife of a patient who died on his table. Ty and Michelle face a moral dilemma when a seemingly schizophrenic homeless man cannot provide the informed consent needed for life-saving surgery. Sydney and Lieberman can't leave work behind during their date. And Buck is forced to evaluate his callous behavior after being named in a lawsuit by malpractice attorney Mitch Tompkins.

star 7.70
305 votes
Directors: Bill D'Elia
Writers: David E. Kelley, Karen Struck
Family Ties

#6 - Family Ties

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 8, 2013

In the season finale, Hooten and Buck find themselves facing off in court against attorney Mitch Tompkins after a grieving son refuses to comply with his mother's final wishes. Sydney's outrage over the health of a morbidly obese 16-year-old boy further strains her relationship with Lieberman. And a seemingly harmless patient puts one of Chelsea General's own in grave danger.

star 7.66
290 votes
Directors: Bill D'Elia
Writers: Amanda Johns, David E. Kelley, Karen Struck
Deus Ex Machina

#7 - Deus Ex Machina

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 11, 2013

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.

star 7.63
304 votes
Directors: Bill D'Elia
Writers: David E. Kelley, Sanjay Gupta
Wheels Within Wheels

#8 - Wheels Within Wheels

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 1, 2013

Ty and Hooten believe Supreme Court hopeful Judge Beverly Nathenson's facial pain is the result of a brain tumor; upon operating, the surgeons discover a diagnosis much more shocking. Michelle struggles under pressure when a difficult E.R. case proves to be more than she can handle. And Sung and Tina disagree over the course of treatment for an obsessive writer suffering from a rare form of epilepsy.

star 7.61
342 votes
Directors: Mike Listo
Writers: Amanda Johns, David E. Kelley, Karen Struck

#9 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 4, 2013

Chelsea General is home to some of the top surgeons in the world, thanks in large part to the hospital's notorious Monday morning morbidity and mortality – or "311" – conferences. In these legendary meetings, Chief of Staff Harding Hooten leads a harsh, closed-door review of the complications encountered and mistakes made during the course of patient care. As the series opens, 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.

star 7.56
286 votes
Directors: Bill D'Elia
Writers: David E. Kelley
Truth or Consequences

#10 - Truth or Consequences

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 25, 2013

During Monday's 311 conference, Hooten calls Dr. Stewart Delany to explain how a careless mistake killed Delany's young patient. But the outcome of the conference leaves the hospital's surgeons conflicted. Sydney and Villanueva operate on Keith Harriman, a young man with extensive injuries from an apparent suicide attempt. Sydney and Buck wonder about the resources wasted on those who cannot or do not want to be saved. And Mark Ridgeway returns, determined to make Ty and Tina pay for their adultery.

star 7.55
261 votes
Directors: Arlene Sanford
Writers: David E. Kelley, Karen Struck