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Episodes American Broadcasting Company March 3, 2004

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101 "Thy Kingdom Come" Stephen King Craig R. Baxley March 3, 2004 March 3, 2004
Peter Rickman is admitted to hospital and, while in surgery, begins to discover Kingdom Hospital is more than it seems; Dr. Stegman asks vacuous Chief of Staff Dr. James to help him rid the hospital of hypochondriac Mrs. Druse; and earthquakes hit Kingdom.

U.S. ratings: 14.04 million US viewers and a 9.8/14 rating/share. Series Premiere

102 "Death's Kingdom" Stephen King Craig R. Baxley March 10, 2004 March 10, 2004
Peter's hit-and-run driver arrives at Kingdom, becoming one of the first to witness the strange events building there; Elmer attempts to attract Lona during a dinner in the morgue; and Hook schemes to keep Mrs. Druse on for observational purposes.

U.S. ratings: 8.5 million viewers and a 5.7/10 rating/share

103 "Goodbye Kiss" Stephen King Craig R. Baxley March 17, 2004 March 17, 2004
Dr. Hook becomes drawn into Mrs. Druse's plight after seeing the ghost of Mary; a prisoner and his girlfriend plan a suicide pact gone wrong when the prisoner is saved by the staff; Dr. Stegman is accused of malpractice again; and Peter is visited by the spirits of Kingdom in the form of Mary and Paul.

U.S. ratings: 7.1 million viewers and a 4.9/8 rating/share

104 "The West Side of Midnight" Stephen King Craig R. Baxley March 24, 2004 March 24, 2004
Dr. Traff's ex-wife dies on the operating table; Elmer dreams of Antubis; the deceased Lenny helps Mrs. Druse in her quest; Stegman goes crazy after finding his car defaced and decides to find the culprits; Paul uses Pedersen to get rid of Mrs. Druse. Kingdom suffers a second earthquake. Note: also known as West of Midnight; Christine Willes guest stars.

U.S. ratings: 5.4 million viewers and a 3.8/7 rating/share

105 "Hook's Kingdom" Stephen King & Richard Dooling Craig R. Baxley March 31, 2004 March 31, 2004
Paul and Antubis face off; Pedersen plots to kill his roommate; Dr. Gupta is stunned by the likeness of a dead patient to Elmer; Elmer and Lona flirt in the sleep lab; Dr. Hook shows Draper his home in the bowels of the Kingdom; Mary reaches out to Peter; Abel and Christa ask a favor of Dr. James; and the believers gather in "Hook's Kingdom".

U.S. ratings: 5.1 million viewers and a 3.5/6 rating/share

106 "The Young and the Headless" Richard Dooling Craig R. Baxley April 8, 2004 April 8, 2004
Dr. James holds a dinner to get funding for an investigative project into the earthquakes, which involves the accidental destruction of a recovering alcoholic seismologist; Steg's initiation goes ahead, while Brenda destroys documents incriminating him; Peter, Paul, Mary, Antubis and the headless victim wander the bowels of the hospital and Elmer uses a corpse to play a trick on Lona, but it goes wrong.

U.S. ratings: 3.7 million viewers and a 2.5/4 rating share

107 "Black Noise" Richard Dooling Craig R. Baxley April 15, 2004 April 15, 2004
Elmer is suspected of desecrating the corpse, while its headless body wanders the corridors below Kingdom; Hook's new patient is a self-serving attorney who finds himself sharing a room with the badly-burnt Rolf Pederson; Peter's new roommate. Meanwhile, a seismologist is brought in to study the earthquakes, and his paranoid thoughts on the hospital make him the perfect partner to help Mrs. Druse and Natalie save Mary; Druse asks Bobby to help her gain access to medical records; and Dr. James holds a meeting for all staff in which he attempts to ascertain if Kingdom is haunted – an idea Steg is heavily against.

U.S. ratings: 3.5 million viewers and a 2.3/4 rating/share

108 "Heartless" Richard Dooling Craig R. Baxley April 22, 2004 April 22, 2004
Fleischer schemes to get himself moved up the transplant list, by making a deadly deal with Antubis; Natalie and Mrs. Druse discover more secrets about Mary and the Gates Mill Fire of 1869; Hook uses the missing head to gain Elmer's help in bringing down Steg; Steg's day goes from bad to worse as he begins losing his sanity; Massingale and Elmer experience a bizarre dream experience; Hook learns of the 1869 and 1939 fires on the site of Kingdom; and Draper and Mrs. Druse suffer at the hands of Steg, the former losing credit on a story in a medical journal, the latter being confined to her bed.

U.S. ratings: 3.8 million viewers and a 2.6/4 rating/share

109 "Butterfingers" Stephen King Craig R. Baxley April 29, 2004 April 29, 2004
The day of the World Series final brings excitement to everyone at Kingdom, except Steg, but a suicide attempt by disgraced former New England Robins player Earl "Error" Candleton sees tension building amongst the staff, and it is up to Peter and Mary to save Candleton from Paul, and an untimely death.

U.S. ratings: 2.6 million viewers and a 1.8/3 rating/share

110 "The Passion of Reverend Jimmy" Tabitha King & Stephen King Craig R. Baxley June 24, 2004 June 24, 2004
Reverend Jimmy is crucified in a back alley, and his body becomes the source of a series of miracles which profoundly affect Nurse Wright. As the miracles grow, thousands converge upon Kingdom Hospital, waiting for the anticipated resurrection of the Reverend. Elsewhere, Massingale, Havens and Otto are trapped in the morgue after an earthquake; Dr. Schwartzon predicts the future; Steg entices Brenda to destroy incriminating evidence against him, while Hook schemes to get that evidence back with Elmer's "help"; and Natalie and Mrs. Druse continue to learn more of Mary's death. Note: also known as On the Third Day.

U.S. ratings: 3.0 million viewers and a 2.0/3 rating/share.

111 "Seizure Day" Richard Dooling Craig R. Baxley July 1, 2004 July 1, 2004
A mounted policeman patrols near the hospital and gets knocked down by a blinding light, and is brought to the hospital where he convulses and has seizures. Dr. Hook sees a pattern of the people revolving around the hospital who experienced the same thing. Bobby Druse is sent by Sally to retrieve old hospital files about Mary, Elmer is sent by Hook to retrieve a file related to the Mona Klingerman case and Brenda is sent by Stegman to retrieve the same Klingerman document. Stegman hallucinates during an operation on a patient's brain; he sees the disease that Antubis "eats". While Steg meets with lawyers in the Klingerman case, Lona investigates Elmer's strange dreams, and Hook and Draper get closer together.

U.S. ratings: 2.6 million viewers and a 1.8/3 rating/share

112 "Shoulda Stood in Bed" Stephen King Craig R. Baxley July 8, 2004 July 8, 2004
Dr. James continues work on his "Operation: Morning Air" badges; Elmer gets his head back; Hook publicly shames Steg in the Mona Klingerman case, leading to Steg's suspension as a surgeon; and – as he rejects Brenda – she gets revenge on him; Antubis shows Peter and Mrs. Druse a possible future; Paul convinces Steg to end it all; and Peter brings everyone together to hold a séance, before it is too late.

U.S. ratings: 2.4 million viewers and a 1.6/3 rating/share

113 "Finale" Stephen King Craig R. Baxley July 15, 2004 July 15, 2004
On All Souls' Day, with only hours until the destruction of Kingdom Hospital, the doctors, patients and staff of Kingdom come together to hold a séance where they learn the truth about the Gates Falls Mill fire, and Mary's death, and must make one last attempt to set things right; while an insane Steg wanders the halls searching for them, certain that they brought about his destruction.

U.S. ratings: 3.7 million viewers and a 2.5/5 rating/share Series Finale