Dr. Almquist was a pediatrician at Chicago City Hospital. When Dr. Mark Kenniston and Harry Schwartz arrived searching for Edie Hempstead, they found Almquist and several patients holed up in the children's ward. It was Almquist who told Mark that Edie was doing volunteer work at the women's prison. They helped them up to the sunroof where they were met by Buz Kingsley's news chopper. However it could only take Mark and Harry. Although Mark promised to send a National Guard helicopter to evacuate Almquist and the children, they were attacked and absorbed by the clone while they were waiting to be picked up.