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Above-average '80s hospital drama referred to as "the Hill Street Blues of medical shows." Huge cast of now familiar names (Denzel Washington, Howie Mandel, Ed Begley, Jr., David Morse); dense, interlocking, multi-episode story lines, some darkly comic, others shocking or heartbreaking; and a level of "realism" still uncommon for network TV in those days.

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Why was it necessary for St. Elsewhere to end the way it did?

The series is (implied to be) a figment of Tommy Westphall's imagination, existing in the snowglobe that he is focused on. What is the rationale/justification for ending the series this way? What ...