A 300-year-old haunted hospital in Boston is the setting of this horror-filled series, in which a young doctor tries to unravel mysterious and often deadly happenings. Based on a miniseries from filmmaker Lars von Trier.
Barney Wheelock (Nigel Bennett) is almost killed, and has a near-death experience, just after being admitted. Dr. Elizabeth Baines (Leah Pinsent), an old friend of Dr. Cullen, is at the hospital speaking on the "white light" near death experience. Wheelock becomes possessed by "Roger" and dangerous, kidnapping tattooed nurse Kim Peretti (Cecile Cristobal) before killing his wife Calvette (Anik Matern) and their two sons. Roger then possesses Kim and goes after Dr. Sterling. It is revealed that "Roger" is an old "god of the dead" working through nurse Karen Waverly (Ann Day-Jones) and has gone after Dr. Baines as the next victim. Dr. Cullen is attacked in the process, but saved by Dr. Grace. The episodes closing shot reveals that the ancient symbol used to represent "Roger" is also used as the logo for All Souls Hospital.
It is Dr. Grace's first day, having turned down both Yale and the Mayo Clinic to work at the hospital where his father was a janitor. He fails to save the life of Caroline Patterson, a patient who was moved to a basement room by a suspicious orderly. Dr. Ryman Kreeger (David Hemblen), a senior doctor who thinks the "Gemini Project" will let him live forever, is taken by the hospital's ghosts.