Pure Genius/Season One

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Season One
Pure Genius
Season Premiere October 27, 2016
Season Finale January 26, 2017
Episode Count 13
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Season One of Pure Genius premiered on October 27, 2016.


# # Title Written By Directed By Airdate Viewers 18-49 Rating Prod.
1 1 Pilot Jason Katims &
Sarah Watson
David Semel October 27, 2016 6.229M 1% 101
Silicon Valley tech titan James Bell enlists Dr. Walter Wallace, an exceptional veteran surgeon with a controversial past, to run his state-of-the-art hospital with an ultramodern approach to medicine.
2 2 It's Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider Silk Surgery Jon Cowan Richard Lewis November 3, 2016 5.374M 0.9% 103
When a young boy's legs are crushed after being pinned by a car, Malik is determined to use a revolutionary procedure using spider silk to save his limbs, while Zoe lobbies in favor of the safer route of amputation. Also, James, Walter and Talaikha care for Amelia, a young woman in dire need of a liver transplant, but they're puzzled by her resistance when they tell her the donor is her estranged father, Simon.
3 3 You Must Remember This Yahlin Chang Jessica Yu November 10, 2016 5.387M 0.9% 106
When a police officer suffers a brain injury in a car crash and can't remember who he is, James suggests a cutting-edge method to re-code the man's brain to give him back the lost memories from his past and of his wife. Also, the team attempts to help an obese woman with the aid of an appetite suppression sensor, and Zoe tries to erase security footage of her kiss with Malik.
4 4 Not Your Grandmother's Robotic Surgery Jason Katims Mark Piznarski November 17, 2016 5.479M 0.9% 102
When James' beloved elementary school teacher is diagnosed with an aggressive cancer, he tries to employ a risky robotic surgery to save her, an approach with which Walter disagrees. Also, a military veteran blinded in combat and riddled with guilt refuses Zoe and Talikha's high-tech treatment that could restore his vision.
5 5 Fire and Ice Julia Brownell Norberto Barba November 24, 2016 4.767M 0.8% 104
James convinces a hockey player with a severe spinal injury to undergo risky surgery that could enable him to walk again. Also, James invites Walter's wife, FDA executive Julianna Wallace, to Bunker Hill to persuade her to approve a new skin bio-printing trial.
6 6 Bunker Hill, We Have a Problem Meredith Averill Dylan K. Massin December 1, 2016 4.76M 0.8% 105
Walter and the Bunker Hill surgeons must perfect a revolutionary remote surgery when someone on the International Space Station needs an emergency procedure. Also, the team uses social media to locate the source of an E. coli outbreak in town; Scott's secret past is revealed; and Zoe and Malik's flirtation heats up.
7 7 A Bunker Hill Christmas Jason Katims Michael Engler December 8, 2016 5.623M 1% 107
When a young leukemia patient comes to Bunker Hill in need of a miracle, James hopes a new t-cell cancer treatment will save her life, as her optimism inspires him to become a better person. Also, Malik and Zoe agree to go on a date just as James confesses his feelings to her, and Julianna's Christmas visit with Walter uncovers the strain in their long-distance marriage.
8 8 Around the World in Eight Kidneys Denise Hahn Dylan K. Massin December 15, 2016 5.504M 0.9% 108
James and the Bunker Hill surgeons attempt to make medical history with the largest chain of internationally paired kidney donations ever, comprised of eight simultaneous organ transplants and 16 surgeries. Also, Zoe and Malik agree to go on a real date.
9 9 Grace Andrew Hinderaker Rosemary Rodriguez January 1, 2017 5.461M 0.7% 109
When a young man comes to Bunker Hill ravaged by a drug-resistant strain of HIV, James attempts a radical anti-viral treatment. Also, Walter must work quickly when his daughter's best friend contracts a fatal flesh-eating bacteria, and James makes a connection with Louis Keating's nurse.
10 10 Hero Worship Ted Sullivan Michael Weaver January 5, 2017 5.242M 0.8% 110
When a woman arrives at Bunker Hill with a mysterious lung ailment, James is conflicted after he connects other respiratory cases in her area to possible contamination from a microchip factory owned by his hero, tech guru Douglas Prescott. Also, Walter and Taliakha work to find why a young man can't walk despite his legs being in good condition, and Zoe becomes jealous of James's connection to Nina.
11 11 Touch and Go Meredith Averill Patrick Norris January 12, 2017 5.149M 0.9% 111
James and Zoe work to help a teenage girl with a rare skin blistering disorder, employing radical treatments to heal her skin in time for her to attend her school prom. Also, as Louis Keating's GSS condition gets worse, James is tempted to use his experimental cure to save him. And Malik is jealous over the special connection between James and Zoe, while Zoe awkwardly meets James' new crush, Nina.
12 12 I Got This Julia Brownell Michael Weaver January 19, 2017 5.27M 0.8% 112
Talaikha and Malik treat Georgia Ray, one of the world's biggest pop stars and friend of James's, for laryngeal cancer, but when gold particles and microsurgery reveal more cancer than expected, they incur the singer's wrath when her vocal chords and career are threatened. Also, Angie's mother reluctantly sees Scott as a patient when she thinks she may be ill, and James is discouraged when he thinks Louis Keating's GSS is getting worse.
13 13 Lift Me Up Jon Cowan Norberto Barba January 26, 2017 5.198M 0.7% 113
Angie tries to target her mother's illness using radical nanobot technology, but she looks to Scott for help when her mother prefers using traditional methods. Also, when a graffiti artist with a clotting disorder falls from a bridge, Walter, Malik and Zoe attempt to use suspended animation to stop his internal bleeding. And Walter is put in an awkward position when Julianna discovers James used the unapproved GSS drug on Louis Keating.