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Trapper John, M.D.* Season 2
"Trapper John, M.D. - Season Two"
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Season: Season 2
Country/Language United States
Original Run:
First episode: November 23, 1980
Final episode: May 17, 1981
Number of episodes 18
Created by: Richard Hooker
Executive producer(s): Don Brinkley (executive producer)
Frank Glicksman (executive producer)
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Season 2 of Trapper John, M.D. consisted of a total of 18 episodes which was originally broadcasted on CBS-TV from its debut with the airing of the "Girl Under Glass: Part 1" episode on November 23, 1980 to the season finale episode, "Brain Child" on May 17, 1981.

Season 2: 1980–81[]

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Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
23 1 "Girl Under Glass: Part 1" Bernard McEveety Don Brinkley November 23, 1980 Z-501
First appearance of Ernestine Shoop, Madge Sinclair. Gonzo gets romantically involved with a patient. To be continued...

Note: Robert Vaughn guest stars.

24 2 "Girl Under Glass: Part 2" Bernard McEveety Don Brinkley September 30, 1980 z-502
Continuation from previous episode. Second appearance of Robert Vaughn.
25 3 "Slim Chance" Seymour Robbie Judy Meryl & Paul Eric Myers December 7, 1980 Z-503
When Gonzo learns that an old classmate has put her health and sanity at risk by following a strict diet which encourages the use of diuretics, he goes after the well-respected doctor who founded the diet.
26 4 "Call Me Irresponsible" Charles Larson Robert Douglas December 21, 1980 Z-505
Riverside comes under fire after he takes over one of Gonzo's patients who happens to be dating his father and she ends up almost dying from an allergic reaction to fluorine.
27 5 "Creepy Time Gal" Barry Crane Deborah Zoe Dawson & Victoria Johns January 4, 1981 Z-504
Gonzo and Trapper are unsure how to treat a college student who has gotten mysteriously sick while doing a research paper on satanic rituals.
28 6 "Straight and Narrow" Seymour Robbie Barbara Avedon & Christopher Haun January 11, 1981 Z-506
When a cop who is found to be homosexual is shot at a gay rally, Gonzo believes that he may have been shot by someone on the force and may be in danger at the hospital.
29 7 "Earthquake" Robert Douglas Phil Alden Robinson & Betty Goldberg January 18, 1981 Z-507
Trapper and Gonzo go on a trip to a cabin which becomes an adventure when an earthquake hits and the woman staying at the cabin needs serious medical care. At the hospital, Riverside leads the evacuation when the earthquake hits.
30 8 "The Pagoda Cure" Seymour Robbie Milt Rosen January 15, 1981 Z-508
Members of the staff are baffled when a Vietnamese woman, who had initially refused surgery, is mysteriously operated on overnight without anyone seeing it. Trapper recognizes a politician who checks in under a false name and is brought in by a younger woman that is not his wife.
31 9 "Have I Got a Girl for You" Joseph Pevney Deborah Zoe Dawson & Victoria Johns February 1, 1981 Z-509
A shy and clumsy nurse asks Trapper for advice on how to attract Gonzo. A woman who is obsessed with her appearance is reluctant to have a tumor in her face removed.
32 10 "Who's the Lucky Father?" Michael Caffey Jack guss February 15, 1981 Z-510
A noted con man believes that the hospital is trying to pull one over on him when he is told that he needs a life-saving operation and his girlfriend is pregnant.
33 11 "Family Affair" Joseph Pevney Charles Larson (teleplay) & Paul Harrison (story) February 22, 1981 Z-511
Trapper's busy hospital schedule becomes even more hectic when family problems crowd in. Melanie arrives to inform him the their daughter Kim is planning to drop out of school.
34 12 "Finders Keepers" Seymour Robbie Deborah Zoe Dawson (story), Victoria Johns (story) & Jody Ann Ranney (teleplay/story) March 8, 1981 Z-512
Gonzo and Trapper try to track down the family of a 10-year-old girl who was hit by a car and is exhibiting erratic behavior. The only leads they have are gang members with whom she was living with.
35 13 "Days of Wine and Leo" Joseph Pevney Jack Guss March 15, 1981 Z-513
Trapper convinces the board to fill the position of diagnosing physician with a former war buddy who is a double amputee.
36 14 "A Case of the Crazies" Seymour Robbie James Fritzhand March 29, 1981 Z-514
There is plenty of excitement at the hospital for the opening of the day care center. However, the excitement is short-lived when a child is injured in a fall and it is found out that the day care director was once in a mental institution.
37 15 "Second Sight" Jeff Bleckner Jeff Stuart April 5, 1981 Z-515
Instead of using his spare time to study for his medical boards, Jackpot looks into a sight restoring operation for his blind girlfriend.
38 16 "King of the Road" Bernard McEveety Milt Rosen May 3, 1981 Z-516
Hub Wendover arrives at San Francisco Memorial Hospital for treatment for his leg and to be close to his son, Gonzo. Trapper operates on Hub finding his body riddled with cancer. Gonzo and Hub have some issues to deal with. Gonzo can't help but love the Father that supposedly walked out when he was four years old.
39 17 "Albatross" Michael Preece Charles Larson May 10, 1981 Z-517
Gonzo accidentally runs down a homeless deaf girl. Trapper has to contend with Dr. Wang from China. They share a history in North and South Korea.
40 18 "Brain Child" Barry Craig Deborah Zoe Dawson & Victoria Johns May 17, 1981 Z-518
Seventeen-year-old Dr. Elliot Schweitzer is a new intern at SFMH. He takes his work very seriously, pushing himself to the limit. Trapper tries to help him remember that there is more to medicine than science and books. Michael J. Fox guest stars.