The BEST Episodes of Three Rivers
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Nov 5, 2021
Three Rivers is a medical drama that goes inside the emotionally complex lives of organ donors, the recipients and the surgeons at the preeminent transplant hospital in the country where every moment counts. However, dealing with donor families in their darkest hour and managing the fears and concerns of apprehensive recipients takes much more than just a sharp scalpel. Leading the elite team is Dr. Andy Yablonski (Alex O'Loughlin), the highly-skilled workaholic lead organ transplant surgeon, whose good-natured personality and sarcastic wit makes him popular with his patients and colleagues. His colleagues include Dr. Miranda Foster (Katherine Moennig), a surgical fellow with a rebellious streak and fiery temper who strives to live up to her deceased father's excellent surgical reputation; Dr. David Lee (Daniel Henney), a womanizing surgical resident who's broken as many hearts as he's replaced; Ryan Abbott (Christopher J. Hanke), the inexperienced new transplant coordinator who arranges the intricately choreographed process of quickly and carefully transporting organs from donor to patient; Dr. Sophia Jordan (Julia Ormond, unaired pilot), the head of surgery and a dedicated medical professional; and Pam Acosta (Justina Machado), Andy's no-nonsense operating assistant and best friend. In this high stakes arena, in which every case is a race against the clock, these tenacious surgeons and medical professionals are the last hope for their patients.
#1 - A Roll of the Dice
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 12, 2010
When a woman's husband needs a new kidney, she contemplates beginning a "Daisy Chain"; which means she will donate a kidney to someone and they in turn will donate their kidney until the chain is completed with her husband getting his kidney. Andy is not sure he wants to support such an action and he is concerned that another patient is rejecting his recently transplanted heart.
#2 - Every Breath You Take
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 19, 2010
A firefighter must decide whether to be a living donor to her captain, a man who has mistreated her. Meanwhile, Andy's uncle turns up with a stab wound and asks him not to report the incident for fear it will violate his parole.
#3 - Case Histories
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 26, 2010
When Dr. Luc Bovell returns to Three Rivers, Andy is annoyed at his rival's status and popularity since he is rude to his patients.
#4 - Win-Loss
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 5, 2010
When a bride is gunned down at her wedding, the team is sent to harvest her lungs to transplant but run into family problems. Meanwhile, a college basketball player about to turn pro is in need of a new heart.
#5 - Ryan's First Day
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 11, 2009
An 18-year old in need of a double-lung transplant, struggles to survive as the team runs into an obstacle that may prevent her from being eligible for the procedure.
#6 - Alone Together
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 1, 2009
In order to save his life, Andy tries a risky new procedure on his wife's partner who suffers from an aortic aneurysm.
#7 - Status 1A
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jul 3, 2010
Andy puts his patient Kuol at the top of the donor list to receive a new heart after his condition takes a turn for the worse. His transplant is put in jeopardy when police threaten to seize the money raised for Kuol's surgery.
#8 - The Luckiest Man
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 15, 2009
Andy and Sophia treat a car crash victim named Victor dying from ALS who asks to be to taken off of life support so his organs can be used to save others. Meanwhile, David tends to a foster parent with pulmonary hypertension who refuses admission to the hospital.
#9 - Code Green
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 25, 2009
Following a bus crash, the parents of a football player must make a heartbreaking decision whether to donate his organs. Meanwhile, Andy and Ryan rush to find a procurement team to give a boy a heart transplant he desperately needs.
#10 - Where We Lie
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 8, 2009
Lisa becomes very attached to an 8-year-old boy who she witnesses being crushed by a ride at a fair. Meanwhile, Andy and David try to get a VAD (ventricular assist device) for one of their patients.
#11 - The Kindness of Strangers
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 22, 2009
The wife of a billionaire suffers the consequences after a setback leaves her without a new liver and her husband resorts to buying one on the black market. Meanwhile, a friend from Andy's past resurfaces.
#12 - Place of Life
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 4, 2009
After suffering a heart attack, Andy tells a young pregnant woman that in order to save her and her unborn child she must get a heart transplant. However, unexpected complications with the donor's family place the transplant in jeopardy.
#13 - Good intentions
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 18, 2009
Claiming he has turned his life around, Andy (Alex O'Loughlin) convinces UNOS to give a former drug addict names Scott (Shiloh Fernandez) a new heart.