Heartbeat/Season One

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Season One
Season Premiere March 22, 2016
Season Finale May 25, 2016
Episode Count 10

Season One of Heartbeat premiered on March 22, 2016.


# # Title Written By Directed By Airdate Viewers 18-49 Rating
1 1 Pilot Jill Gordon Robert Duncan McNeill March 22, 2016 6.304M 1.4%
When a new patient is in desperate need of a heart transplant, we are introduced to the life of world-renowned heart transplant surgeon Dr. Alexandra Panttiere. There is nothing conventional about Alex. She 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, which is always full of surprises.
2 2 Twins Jill Gordon Allison Liddi-Brown March 23, 2016 5.158M 0.9%
When conjoined twins arrive at the hospital with a cancer diagnoses, Alex recommends a very risky surgery, resulting in a major ethical debate within the department. After spending time with the twins and observing their unique relationship, Alex also begins to question her relationship with Pierce.
3 3 Backwards Jill Gordon Reginald Hudlin March 30, 2016 4.751M 0.9%
When a young man is only able to speak sentences backwards, Alex sees this as the perfect opportunity to test out some new technology. While Jesse agrees this is the best course of action, Millicent believes otherwise. This tension within their department might stem from past history which could further complicate things between Alex and Pierce.
4 4 100,000 Heartbeats Mark B. Perry Helen Shaver April 6, 2016 3.902M 0.7%
Alex and Pierce 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 looks to drastically change the family dynamic with Alex, and Ji-Sung connects with Callahan.
5 5 The Land of Normal Jennifer Cecil Allison Liddi-Brown April 20, 2016 3.957M 0.7%
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.
6 6 The Inverse Lynn Sternberger Liz Friedlander April 27, 2016 4.487M 0.8%
A case brings back memories for Alex, Jesse and Millicent as they fight to save a heart transplant patient when she sustains devastating injuries in a car crash.
7 7 Permanent Glitter Mike Lyons Allison Liddi-Brown May 4, 2016 4.151M 0.8%
When a transgender woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, Alex and Ji-Sung fight to save her life and her identity. Meanwhile, a beautiful consultant from another hospital forces Jesse to confront his feelings for Alex.
8 8 Match Game Cindy Appel Ed Ornelas May 11, 2016 4.336M 0.7%
When Alex's father needs a new kidney, an unlikely donor emerges and family secrets threaten to destroy the close relationship between father and daughter.
9 9 Sanctuary Cindy Appel &
Mike Lyons
Sarah Pia Anderson May 18, 2016 3.86M 0.7%
Alex tries to fulfill the dying wish of a young heart patient.
10 10 What Happens in Vegas... Happens Yolanda Lawrence &
Lynn Sternberger
Allison Liddi-Brown May 25, 2016 4.261M 0.7%
Alex fights to save the lives of Jesse, Pierce and Ji-Sung when a mysterious and deadly illness sends the hospital into lockdown. Meanwhile, Millicent must pick up the pieces when Alex disobeys the orders of the CDC, and an elderly man searching for his missing wife leads Alex to make a drastic decision in her love life.
Teleplay by Jill Gordon & Yolanda Lawrence