‘Heartbeat’ Episode Guide (April 20): Alex Performs Heart Surgery on a Patient Who Doubts Her

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‘Heartbeat’ Episode Guide (April 20): Alex Performs Heart Surgery on a Patient Who Doubts Her

“The Land of Normal” (04/20/16) – On the anniversary of her sister’s death, Alex (Melissa George) performs state-of-the-art heart surgery on a patient who doubts her ability to leave personal grief outside the OR.

Meanwhile, Millicent (Shelley Conn) dates a sexy artist, and Pierce (Dave Annable) wants to be a bigger part of Alex’s family. Also starring Don Hany, Joshua Leonard, Jamie Kennedy, Maya Erskine and JLouis Mills.

Guest starring in this episode Wilson Cruz, Sara Paxton and Christopher Gorham.

“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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