Code Black

2015 • CBS
827 reviews
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Season 1 episodes (20)

1 Pilot
Residency Director Dr. Leanne Rorish (Marcia Gay Harden) puts her four new first year residents to work immediately on their first day at Angels Memorial Hospital, in the busiest, most notorious hospital ER in the nation.
2 We Plug Holes
After Christa saves a woman's life, she pleads with Neal to perform a surgery that will ensure the patient's reproductive future. Also, Mario gets into a fight with a patient after he delivers a diagnosis that could imperil the man's hockey career.
3 Pre-Existing Conditions
Amid the chaos and exhaustion of working 36 consecutive hours in Code Black, the doctors must deal with Margaret O'Brien (Gail O'Grady), the distraught mother of two sons who are in a devastating car accident. Also, Mario bullies Angus into performing an unnecessary operation but lets Angus take the blame when Leanne finds out.
4 Sometimes It's a Zebra
A new surgical attending Cole Guthrie (Cress Williams) joins Angels Memorial with the help of his estranged father and clashes with Leanne over their contrasting approaches to medicine. Also, Christa has a crisis of confidence in the middle of a procedure on her first infant since the loss of her son.
5 Doctors With Borders
Neal clashes with his father, Dr. Peter Hudson (Daniel Gerroll), who is a neurosurgeon, over how to treat his gravely ill mother, Asra Hudson (Roma Chugani), whose mysterious symptoms force Angels Memorial to quarantine Trauma One.
6 In Extremis
Leanne must deal with the difficult decision of whether to save Tom Moreno (Michael Trucco), the police officer who helped her during her family's accident, or his shooter, who has more serious injuries. Also, when Malaya's pregnant ex-girlfriend, Carla Niven (Shiri Appleby), arrives at the hospital with pain in her arm, Malaya is shocked by her MRI results.
7 Buen Arbol
Angus uses his background in psychology to help a woman who doesn't remember how she injured herself and others. Also, when Christa bonds with an illegal immigrant whose son is diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, she becomes determined to help the woman find long-term care for her son in the U.S.
8 You Are The Heart
Christa has her busiest shift yet when she is responsible for all emergencies at Angels Memorial that occur outside of the E.R. Also, Mario bonds with an older patient with HIV, Malaya starts a bone marrow drive for Carla (Shiri Appleby) and Leanne refuses a date with Cole (Cress Williams).
9 The Son Rises
When the lead actor (Alton Fitzgerald White) of the musical "The Lion King" tour arrives at Angels Memorial with a throat infection, Leanne gives him a diagnosis that puts both his career and life in jeopardy. Also, the doctors and the cast of "The Lion King" help a 17-year-old boy deal with the difficult decision of taking his father off life support.
10 Cardiac Support
Leanne is rattled at the thought of losing Jesse as he fights for his life after suffering a massive heart attack. Also, Mario asks the residents to cover for him when he searches the city for a patient's son, disobeying Neal's direct order not to leave the hospital. Cress Williams returns as Cole Guthrie.
11 Black Tag
The doctors find their own lives in danger when they arrive at the scene of a massive multi-vehicle accident on a highway covered in thick fog. Also, Jesse's confidence is shaken following his heart attack, while Carla's (Shiri Appleby) condition becomes critical.
12 The Fog of War
As the doctors treat patients from the chaotic multi-vehicle accident, a love triangle begins to build between Mario, Angus and Heather. Also, when Malaya learns that Carla is at the hospital, she goes against Carla's wishes and stays by her side during the delivery of her baby. Shiri Appleby guest stars.
13 First Date
Angus' older brother, an "all-star" ER doctor (Tommy Dewey) returns to Angels Memorial in hopes of securing a position as an attending and Christa's romantic feelings towards Neal begins to grow. Also, Malaya has to deal with a patient, Gordon Heshman (Jesse Bradford) who becomes obsessed with her.
14 The Fifth Stage
Leanne goes to a prison to finally confront the drunk driver who killed her family. Also, Malaya begins to feel uncomfortable around her patient, Gordon Heshman. Tommy Dewey, Jesse Bradford, and Jeff Hephner guest star.
15 Diagnosis of Exclusion
The doctors are questioned following a violent incident inside the hospital that leaves two doctors gravely injured. Also, Neal and Christa make their relationship to the next level after officially disclosing their romantic relationship to HR. Boris Kodjoe, Tommy Dewey, Jesse Bradford and Jeff Hephner guest star.
16 Hail Mary
Christa becomes insecure in her new relationship with Neal when his ex-girlfriend, Dr. Grace Adams (Meagan Good), returns to Angels Memorial after spending a year volunteering in Haiti. Also, New York Giants Pro Bowl wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. comes to the ER to convince his stubborn high school football coach, Pete Delaney (Beau Bridges), to have life-saving surgery. Emily Bridges guest stars.
17 Love Hurts
Christa must put aside her personal feelings for Grace and work with her to treat Brody, (Cameron Boyce), a patient who claims to have been abused at a camp for troubled teens. Also, Grace is surprised when Campbell asks her out.
18 Blood Sport
Mario confronts Angus about his Adderall abuse and Christa is surprised to learn how romantically involved Neal and Grace were before she left for Haiti. Also, Dr. Mark Taylor (Kevin Dunn) returns to help Leanne find the money in their budget to keep Jesse and the nurses from walking out.
101 First Look
In the new medical drama Code Black, Angels Memorial Hospital is the busiest ER in the nation. A "code black" occurs when there are more patients than resources, and you're either praying for a miracle or performing one. This Fall on CBS.
102 How Code Black Will Startle You
Come for the excitement and action, hang on for the emotion and intimacy.

About this show

At the heart of the ER's controlled chaos is Residency Director Dr. Leanne Rorish (Academy Award winner Marcia Gay Harden), renowned for successfully performing high-risk procedures in Center Stage, the trauma area reserved for the most critical cases. Her four new first-year residents are Christa Lorenson (Bonnie Somerville), Malaya Pineda (Melanie Kannokada), Mario Savetti (Benjamin Hollingsworth) and Angus Leighton (Harry M. Ford). Leanne's confidante, Jesse Sallander (Luis Guzman), is an amiable seen-it-all senior nurse who manages the residents. Also working in the ER is Dr. Neal Hudson (Raza Jaffrey), an excellent physician who sometimes disagrees with Leanne's "cowboy" approach, and Dr. Rollie Guthrie (William Allen Young), the energetic, longest-serving attending. In Center Stage, life is measured in seconds, and these heroic doctors and nurses operate with speed and skill within an overwhelmed system to treat the crowds of people who are often there for one of two reasons: to die or to receive a life-saving miracle.

Ratings and reviews

827 reviews
Brenda Mercado
January 8, 2018
This series is just amazing! it shows situations seen in ER similar to those in real life plus it opens the imagination to new discoveries that are happening in medicine. The actors just spectacular ! they make the situations seem so natural.Plus you dont see the sex scandal between co workers that is so exaggerated and typical in other ER drama series . The actors live up to their roles and they work really hard to make this series human and at the same proffessional . Rob Lowe just amazing ! he has grown so much as an actor and has this typical sex appeal that not many actors endure . Luis Guzman spectacular ! he sparkles showing the humbleness and experience only good nurses have and Marcia Gay astonishing.. I loved seeing her in some episodes of Law and Order and now being in center stage is a prize well deserved . The rest of the cast just fits in so well !
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Ty Harrison
October 21, 2015
Working codes in medical situations is not something anyone wants to show on tv, but this show tells it all! What we as healthcare professionals go through day in and day out! The hurt, anger, truth, heartbreak, warmth, appreciation, guilt, happy, loved. This show absolutely tells it like it is! It is extremely accurate in everything they do.
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William Mills (Will)
May 24, 2016
True to life. Tragedy, heartbreak, fear, relationships, anger, sadness, frustration, love, miracles, joy, and hope. This is the gamut of emotions you run through each and every week. ER, Chicago Hope, Grays Anatomy, and all the rest were good, but Code Black tops them all. Well written scripts, talented actors, and likeable characters along with a shock in every episode drives this show. Don't miss an episode!
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