‘Heartbeat’ Episode Guide (April 6): Alex and Pierce Clash About an Experimental Cancer Drug

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‘Heartbeat’ Episode Guide (April 6): Alex and Pierce Clash About an Experimental Cancer Drug

“100,000 Heartbeats” (04/06/16) – Alex (Melissa George) and Pierce (Dave Annable) disagree on whether an experimental treatment for those with advanced stage cancer is right for the hospital’s patients. True to form, Alex takes matters into her own hands with a risky move to find volunteers.

Meanwhile, Max (Joshua Leonard) looks to drastically change the family dynamic with Alex, and Ji-Sung (Maya Erskine) connects with Callahan (Jamie Kennedy).

Steele Stebbins, Rudy Martinez, Wilson Cruz, Nate Mooney and Chris Gorham guest star in this episode.

“Heartbeat” is a character-driven medical series that follows the professional and personal life of world-renowned heart transplant surgeon Dr. Alex Panttiere (Melissa George, “The Slap”). There is nothing conventional about Dr. Panttiere, who is as cutting edge and unorthodox in the OR as she is with the two men in her life. Her approach to medicine is without boundaries, as is her approach to everything else in her world.

Between Dr. Panttiere’s hectic hospital life that includes a tumultuous love triangle with two brilliant but stubborn surgeons (Dave Annable and Don Hany) and her household of two kids and a homosexual rock star ex-husband (Joshua Leonard), Alex is constantly striving to overcome numerous daily obstacles and be the best mother and doctor possible.

Jamie Kennedy, D.L. Hughley, Shelley Conn, Maya Erskine and JLouis Mills also star.

Loosely inspired by the real life and achievements of Dr. Kathy Magliato, “Heartbeat” is executive produced by Jill Gordon, Amy Brenneman, Brad Silberling, Mark B. Perry, Jennifer Cecil and produced by Universal Television.

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