St. Elsewhere

ST. ELSEWHERE/NBC/1982-88 (Autistic)

Tommy Westphall (Chad Allen), the occasionally seen autistic son of Dr. Donald Westphall (Ed Flanders) Westphall who worked at St. Eligius Hospital in Boston and had to juggle a busy schedule tending to the needs of his hospital patients and his autistic son.

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In the final scene of the last episode, Tommy stared into a small crystal ball-the kind you turn upside down to make it snow inside. The writers of the program tried to leave the audience with the impression that the entire world of St. Eligius with all its storylines were the product of this autistic child’s imagination. Inside the crystal ball was a likeness of St. Eligius Hospital.

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