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By Marco van Hoof :
Susan doesn't want to think about the fact Chloe gets custody of little Susie and wholly absorbs herself in her work. Which gains recognition from Kerry and Mark, who are thinking about who could be next year's chief resident. Kerry meanwhile hopes she'll be chosen Resident of the Year. To be able to graduate, Carter has to do a pediatric rotation. He'll have to help Doug out the next couple of weeks. Doug in the meantime takes on with Karen, who his father has also taken on with. Shep gets more and more aggressive and shoves a boy interfering with his work. The boy ends up in the ER. Mark and Jennifer have agreed to talk about their divorce.
By garykmcd:
With Carol Hathaway on a ride along, Paramedic Shep is aggressive when attending to an injured child and uses excessive force when attending to a gunshot victim. Doug Ross starts a relationship with Karen Hines, his father's associate. Susan Lewis is having difficulty coping with the loss of baby Susie. Harper Tracy is leaving after getting a position elsewhere. John Carter finds out he has to work with Doug Ross on pediatric cases if he wants to graduate. Peter Benton is named resident of the year and id shocked to hear who nominated him. Mark Greene and his soon-to-be ex-wife Jen decide to get rid of their lawyer and settle their divorce themselves.
By garykmcd:
With Kerry Weaver now the Chief of Staff, Dr. Romano takes control of the ER. Already upset at being replaced, he alienates virtually everyone. Dr. Carter and Romano clash over the latter's limited ER skills. Carter and Kovac treat the victim of a car accident but whose children are now missing. Kovac receives a call from Croatia about a child who is in dire need of medical care. He tries to recruit Dr. Corday to provide the necessary surgery. Susan Lewis' husband Chuck, whom she married while in Las Vegas, makes an appearance. They are going to get the marriage annulled. Dr. Corday treats a young woman who is 18 weeks pregnant but requires surgery to remove a tumor.
By Marco van Hoof :
Just after Jerry spoiled a surprise Carter had for Harper, a guy (Dale) runs up to Harper. Dale turns out to be an old friend of Harper who she was intimate with once and he's also the new surgical resident-in-training. Carter gets desperately competitive with Dale after he learns Dale has already done procedures he hasn't. Susan has an appointment regarding the custody of little Susie. Benton makes a mistake by sending somebody home who should be admitted and finds that some surgeons don't want to work with him anymore because of the incident with Doug some days ago. Mark and infomercial director Iris flirt.
By garykmcd:
Peter Benton learns that there may be a price to pay for betraying Doug Ross when some surgeons refuse to work with him. He also has to deal with a patient he releases without examining her and she returns with a burst appendix. He decides to go public with his complaints about Dr. Vucelich's study. John Carter sees a rival for Harper Tracy's affections when her old college classmate Dale Edson starts a surgical internship at County General, but it's his own ambition that gets him into trouble. Paramedic Shep is still showing the effects of stress after the death of his partner. Susan Lewis finds herself before a judge trying to keep her sister Chloe from getting custody of baby Susie. Doug Ross' father gives him a gift that he refuses to accept.
By Anonymous:
Abby's family nightmare continues as she and her mother Maggie search for Abby's missing brother Eric, who Abby suspects is suffering from serious mental problems. The two women go to a Midwestern air force base, hoping to prevent Eric from being court-martialed for being absent without leave. Carter struggles to get out of Chicago to join Abby. Meanwhile, Corday treats a family of patients who, while building a snowman, were severely injured after being struck by a truck driver. She must help the father, Stuart, make a life-or-death decision. Corday also sympathizes with troubled surgical resident Paul Nathan as he struggles with the increasing symptoms of his physical handicap.
By garykmcd:
Abby travels to Omaha, Nebraska after she learns hat her brother Eric has been sent back to his Air Force base. Carter can't accompany her so he suggests that Gallant go with her. On arrival she learns that her brother has been hospitalized and is shocked to find that her mother is already there. Carl also refuses to see her. Back in Chicago, a huge snow storm shuts down most of the city. They have to move quickly when a drunk driver runs down a family making a snowman. The mother is severely injured and the uninjured father has to make a choice for his two sons. Medical student Paul Nathan's surgical rotation comes to an end and Dr. Corday gives him his evaluation.
By Anonymous:
Greene flies in a helicopter to a remote area of Indiana to rescue a heart transplant patient. The helicopter develops problems, and Greene arranges for paramedics to transport the patient to County. Because Weaver is gone for the day, Romano appoints Benton in charge of the ER. Kovac is plagued by the death of the mugger.
By garykmcd:
Dr, Kovac tries to arrange medical care for a young boy in urgent need of an operation and who is arriving that evening from Croatia. John Carter makes arrangements for his grandmother's funeral and he advises his father that the will stipulates that John is in charge of the family fortune. Abby has returned to Chicago with her brother Eric in tow. She makes the mistake of taking him to the funeral, with disastrous results. Romano and Kovac treat an up and coming baseball player who is seriously ill. Dr. Lewis and her husband Chuck decide to go ahead and have their quickie Las Vegas wedding annulled. The team treat a mother and her two children who were shot while sitting in their home, It was obviously a gang shooting and Carter tries to keep the oldest son from seeking revenge. Dr. Romano has a serious accident at home further damaging his re-attached arm. Kovac leaves for Africa to do volunteer work.
By BethelAbba:
Dr Morris agitates a patient who then leaves, steals a tank, and rampages through Chicago on his way to County General. He makes it all the way to the ambulance bay before the CPD finally stops him. Sam tries to figure out her relationship with Kovac while Gillian shows up at the ER to cement plans for dinner with Carter, Kem & Kovac - making things that much more difficult. Neela confronts Frank about his arrogant bigotry, bluntly telling him she wants nothing from him but silence from this point forward. During the initial onrush of patients due to the tank rampage, Frank has a heart-attack, which is thankfully caught. Frank's wife & daughter show up and are rushed up to the cath-lab where Dr. Pratt is helping Dr. Kayson keep Frank alive. In the end, Neela winds up in the family room with Frank's family listening to them describe a side of Frank that no one has ever seen. Meanwhile Kovac treats a 13 year old with Chlamydia and counsels him to contact his sexual partner - which turns out to be quite a few teenage girls.
By garykmcd:
The nurses are shocked to hear what happened to a patient during their 'sick out'. When the hospital leaks the information to the press, Carol Hathaway decides to set the record straight. Mark Greene decides his fling with Chuny Marquez has run its course and asks Doug for advice on how to end it. Greene and Dr. Weaver show their different styles when they each show prospective students around the ER. Hathaway treats a veteran police officer who seems to be developing a neurological disorder. Peter Benton sees his friend Carla Reece in the hospital waiting room and learns that she is pregnant. He also forgets that he and Carter had to make a presentation to the surgical staff.
By Anonymous:
Weaver returns to the emergency room after a self-imposed sabbatical of three weeks, wondering how her newfound lesbian identity will affect her workplace relationships. Having purposely allowed a mass murderer to die, Greene must keep the secret amidst the scrutiny of his superiors.
By garykmcd:
Carol Hathaway returns to work to find that due to a mix-up, there are dozens of people waiting in her yet to open free clinic. John Carter and Anna Del Amico start to mend their relationship. Rocket Romano offers Benton a place on his surgical team provided he demonstrates that he can get along with Dr. Corday. Benton comes across a unique case of a young boy whose internal organs are reversed. ER receptionist Cynthia intercepts a note intended for Carol Hathaway, believing it's from Mark Greene. Dr. Weaver receives a bouquet of flowers from Dr. Ellis West after his company, Synergix, gets the contract to supply supplementary attending physicians for the ER. Carter's student, George Henry re-appears when he learns he hasn't completed all of the requirements of his ER rotation.
By garykmcd:
Kerry Weaver is named acting head of emergency medicine and immediately sets about changing procedures, which alienates everyone. John Carter finds himself doing a lot of scut work since his student never seems to be in the ER. Al Boulet is involved in a work site accident but doesn't want anyone to know he is HIV positive. It's Cynthia Hooper's first day as an ER desk clerk. Having finally agreed on a name for their child, Carla Reece and Dr. Benton disagree on whether he should be circumcised. They are told he can now go home. Fiddling with a gun left at reception by a patient, Jerry Marcovic blows up a car in the parking lot and the ER entrance.
By Marcos:
A blizzard strands a family in the snow and Abby and Pratt quickly try to save the family. A gang shooting challenges Morris and Pratt. Meanwhile, Kovac and Abby begin making wedding plans, but their engagement might not be very secret; Gates struggles with the reappearance of his father and the possibility of losing Sarah; and Neela becomes jealous when Dubenko brings in a new surgical intern.
By garykmcd:
Dr. Greene is still haunted by the death of Jodi O'Brien and isn't sure he can function as a doctor. At Susan's urging, he takes the night off but unfortunately for him, the new head of the ER Dr. 'Wild Willy' Swift arrives unannounced. Susan impresses Swift with her handling of many cases on a busy night. She also has to deal with the case of a young man who has had the hiccups for two days but may in fact be suffering from something far more serious. Nurse Hathaway and fiancée Tag are still working out the details of their wedding. Peter Benton's mother is still hospitalized and he will not accept that her age and her injuries mean that she will need permanent nursing care. Dr. Ross is now dating Diane Leeds. John Carter and Deb Chen's attempts at oneupmanship is starting to take on ridiculous proportions.
By Heather:
The rest of the staff finds out that Hathaway is pregnant. Benton begins a custody battle for his son when Carla Reese reveals an intention to marry Roger and take the child to Germany. Weaver rescues a toddler that has been drugged. Carter's protégé is mugged and beaten up. Greene and Corday fall in love.
By Marco van Hoof :
Gant feels Benton should give him more respect. Benton meanwhile tries to become more child friendly and is tricked into going trick-or-treating with some kids by Dr. Abby Keaton. Jeanie and Maggie treat an old woman who tried to overdose herself with the help of her husband because of the pain she's in. Doug and Carol ride along with the health mobile to treat people on the street. Gus, the driver, warns them it'll be a rough ride, especially since they haven't brought any cookies with them. In the meantime, Mark can't wait for Susan to return from her holiday.
By garykmcd:
Carol Hathaway returns to work after her suicide attempt. Doug Ross still feels guilty about what happened. An ER patient found walking he streets takes to singing, constantly. Susan Lewis has a run-in with the cardiologist on duty, Dr. Kayson, when he disagrees with her treatment of a heart attack victim. At a case review session, she gets very little support from her colleagues. She also treats a woman who is dying of leukemia and who has good advice for Hathaway. Greene treats a woman who has obviously been beaten by her husband but can't get to agree to get help.
By Hops Splurt:
Nurse Hathaway plucks up the courage to go back to work after her suicide attempt and gets a warm reception. And while an unidentified singing lady keeps the staff busy, Dr. Lewis is overruled on a cardiac case. A Chinese woman with a bruised eye might be the victim of battery but refuses to speak up. The owner of the liquor store is back, as well as Carter's interesting girl.
By Heather:
Corday faces M&M where the board were discussing about the mistake that Corday made after she gave the wrong diagnosis to a patient. She decides to take the offensive and let the board know how wrong it is for her and any other doctor to work 36 hours. The board decides to do nothing about it, and she later decides to amicably end her relationship with Benton. At the hospital arrives Ruth Johnson who was born 100 years ago in that same hospital and shares some experiences with Carter. Carol is horrified by the true story behind a young boy's fatal shooting.
By garykmcd:
Carol Hathaway would like to start a clinic within the ER that would specialize in women's and children's health issues, but Kerry Weaver tells her she'll have to find funding for the project. Carter may have a solution for her however. Peter Benton is getting used to fatherhood, but is falling behind in his work. Mark Greene has to give a deposition in the malpractice suit against him and is stressed. He also takes inappropriate action to quiet an unruly patient. Dr. Robert "Rocket" Romano returns to County General.
By Anonymous:
A former patients gives staff members a complimentary makeover. Gates makes a baseball dream come true for a terminally ill patient. Abby is distraught when baby Joe suffers a serious fall at the playground and Sam helps Abby during the ordeal. Pratt offers some unwanted help when he defends his brother. Neela returns to work.
By undomiel:
On Thanksgiving Day Carol goes into labor. She's able to get to the ER only thanks to Luka's help. She delivers the first baby in the ER, but the second causes some trouble. Greene leaves Elizabeth to deal with his father and daughter, as he rushes to assist Carol.
By garykmcd:
Al Boulet wants to move to Atlanta when an old friend offers him a job, but Jeanie isn't keen on relocating. Carol Hathaway applies to the Carter family foundation for a grant to finance her clinic. Anna Del Amico is furious when she learns how rich Carter's family is and feels that he has just been slumming. Jeanie is reluctant to treat a patient who has a prominent Ku Klux Klan tattoo on his chest. Although the hospital settles the malpractice suit against Mark Greene, he finds that the family in question is now suing him personally. At Dr. Anspaugh's insistence, Kerry Weaver attends a presentation from a private company that specializes in running ERs. She decides to fire Jeanie Boulet to meet budget cuts. Elizabeth Corday gets into trouble when Peter Benton fails to warn her she is about to break hospital policy. Doug Ross gets bad news and he and Mark set off for California.
By garykmcd:
When a compatible bone marrow donor cannot be located, Scott Anspaugh agrees to undergo a new round of chemotherapy, even though there appears to be little point. Doug Ross suggests to Jeanie Boulet that Scott may have agreed to the therapy because of her. Mark Greene has taken on the task of organizing the annual ER banquet only to find that Jerry, on whom he had been relying for much of the preparation, hasn't quite delivered. John Carter confronts his grandmother when he learns that she has cut off funding for Carol Hathaway's free clinic. In the OR, Peter Benton has a major confrontation with Dr. Morgenstern, pushing him aside and taking over an operation. Greene and Weaver criticize Doug Ross over his handling of a sick child and her mother.
By garykmcd:
Susan Lewis has a run-in with Dr. Jack Kayson, the cardiology resident, when he accuses her of not providing him with all necessary information on a patient who subsequently died. He makes it very clear that Susan will bear all responsibility for his death. Her sister Chloe informs her that she and her boyfriend are moving to Texas. John Carter is still frustrated by Peter Benton's apparent lack of interest in teaching him anything but a new go for it attitude leads to an invitation to assist in a surgical procedure. Benton's sister suggests to him that the time has come for them to put their mother in a care home.
By Heather:
Carter and Weaver become unlikely roommates. Lucy is having problems with Carter, and Greene picks up on their squabbling. Corday works long shifts which leads to her exhaustion and a critical medical error, causing a rift with Dr. Anspaugh and problems for Benton. Greene has unpleasant flashbacks when he's hazed by the well-meaning paramedics. Jeanie worries when she and Doug treat a young boy whose childlike mother clearly depends on his 6-year sister to make all decisions. Kerry rediscovers her joy of practicing medicine and decides not to pursue the open ER Chief job, which goes instead to a Dr. Amanda Lee.
By Marcos:
Kovac anxiously awaits the verdict between himself and Curtis Ames but fears the worst. Meanwhile, Neela disobeys her chief's orders and also questions her feelings for Gates, and Weaver unwittingly steals the spotlight from Morris in his big television debut.
By Marco van Hoof :
Doug accepts an offer to work in a private pediatric practice. After his last ER shift he's on his way to a fund raiser when he gets a flat tire. In the pouring rain a boy comes up to his car because his brother is stuck in a flooded culvert. Doug doesn't hesitate and does everything he possibly can to save the kid. A news TV helicopter films part of the rescue attempt and Doug becomes a local hero. Meanwhile the ER staff plays Doom II and Benton, Carter and Harper try to save a young girl who was the victim of a hit-and-run.
By garykmcd:
Having been told that his contract will not be renewed, Doug Ross reluctantly accepts an offer in a pediatric practice. Fate intervenes however when he tries to rescue a 12 year-old trapped in a culvert during a severe rainstorm. When he commandeers a news helicopter to transport the child to County General, his heroics and willingness to break the rules puts him in a new light. Harper and Carter treat a young accident victim who is more concerned that her parents have split up.
By garykmcd:
Dr. Kovac has a particularly bad shift on what was supposed to be his day off. It starts with a party at Susan's house where he drinks too much and ends up leaving with medical student Erin Harkins. After only a few hours sleep, he's called in to work. There, he makes a series of critical errors that leads to the mis-diagnosis of a young man, with catastrophic consequences. At the end of his shift, he gets into a serious car accident injuring Harkins. Elsewhere Frank and Jerry argue over who should be playing Santa and the team has to treat angry elves.
By garykmcd:
Drs. Benton and Langworthy are unsuccessful in reviving a teen-aged boy involved in a traffic accident and it's left to Carter to determine the boy's identity and notify the parents. Unfortunately, he tells the wrong parents that their son is dead. Dough Ross tells a young patient that he will not be separated from his schizophrenic mother knowing that she will likely be hospitalized for a long time. Susan Lewis tells Mark that she is dating the psychiatric attending physician Div Cvetic. She also treats a salesman whose cell phone is having an odd effect on hospital equipment. Benton forgets that he was supposed to sit with his mother while his sister and brother-in-law were to go out for their tenth anniversary dinner.
By Hops Splurt:
Carter is woken up by Benton and it isn't long before he is confronted with his first death. He gets the job of identifying him and contacting his parents, which proves to be difficult. His day ends well with a childbirth in the parking lot. In the background Carol confronts Doug with his immaturity.
By Marco van Hoof :
Carter and Harper are trying to find a place where they can make out but continually get disturbed. Jeanie and Carol try to find a place for a schizophrenic patient who's banned from his home. Jennifer and Rachel have been involved in a car accident and Mark rushes to the Milwaukee hospital they're in. Susan gets a letter from Chloe.
By garykmcd:
Carter and Harper decide to move their relationship up a notch, but are so busy that they can't find any time alone together. Hathaway treats a schizophrenic patient with an interest in architecture who tells her something interesting about her house. Ross has a mysterious date and wont tell anyone in the ER exactly who he is seeing. Susan faces increasing challenges in balancing her career and parenthood as Morgenstern increasingly pushes to publish and present at an upcoming medical conference. Mark Greene's wife Jen and his daughter are in a car accident in Milwaukee and while they are not seriously hurt he races there only to find some particularly distressing news.
By garykmcd:
It's not a happy Christmas for Dennis Gant. His girlfriend calls to tell him she wont be joining him for the holidays and then John Carter cancels his invitation to spend Christmas with the Carters when he gets the chance to spend time with Dr. Keaton. Drs. Greene and Weaver are ordered by Anspaugh to develop a policy on HIV-positive employees. Dr. Maggie Doyle treats a battered woman with a fractured cheekbone and helps her get into a shelter. Mark Greene's idea for a Christmas gift for his daughter doesn't quite work out as planned. Benton wants to do another rotation in pediatric surgery but Dr. Keaton won't give him a recommendation.
By garykmcd:
Dr. Greene is still having trouble dealing with cases in the ER and the new Chief of Staff is growing increasingly concerned. Greene also faces a difficult peer review to examine his handling of the Jodi O'Brien case. Dr. Benton takes on the difficult task of telling his mother that she must be placed in a home with full-time care. Susan's very pregnant sister Chloe returns to live with her. Dr Ross deals with the case of a young girl with a heart condition while Ross and Carter encounter a patient who refuses treatment for tuberculosis. When Benton asks Deb Chen and Carter to submit their procedures book in a few days, Deb feels she has to get a few more procedures under her belt if she's to best her fellow student. Unfortunately, her eagerness leads to near tragedy for a patient.
By Anonymous:
Kovac and Haleh take care of Hathaway's twins so the new mother can finally get some rest. The job transfer for Carla's husband does not get approved allowing Reese to stay in Chicago. Lucy endeavors to get a heart transplant for a young woman and goes to Romano's house begging him to perform the surgery.
By Marcos:
Gallant impulsively asks Neela to marry her that exact day, she says I do but soon gets cold feet. Morris stands up to Weaver on a patients course of treatment. Luka, Sam and Clemente treat a boy who contracted HIV from his mother. Also, Abby and Luka redefine their relationship and Luka is named the new Chief of Emergency Medicine.
By Marcos:
What is suppose to be a departmental dinner organized by Kovac turns out to be the surprise of a lifetime for Abby when she soon learns it's a surprise wedding, secretly planned by the eager groom. Meanwhile, at the wedding, ER staffers enjoy themselves with music and booze while Neela finds herself the center of unexpected attention between Gates and Ray, which leads to a drunken fight and a shocking conclusion.
By garykmcd:
Peter Benton's court battle enters its final stage and his lawyer advises him that if he wants to retain custody of Reese, he needs to re-evaluate his priorities. As a result, he puts his career on the line and presents Dr. Romano with an ultimatum. Kerry Weaver goes out on a date with a paramedic. With his grandmother still recovering, Carter is pleased that his father will be spending Christmas with them. He's not too pleased when he learns why his mother won't be joining them. Abby learns that Nicole may not have been lying to Luka after all. Green treats a young boy who was accidentally shot by his mother.
By garykmcd:
A new medical student, Michael Gallant, arrives in the ER. He's supposed to be working under Dr. Carter's supervision but his grandmother is unwell. Elizabeth Corday is convinced that other doctors are refusing to work with as a result of the mysterious deaths. Mark Green thinks she's overreacting but she's determined to find out what happened to her patients. Abby and Luka argue over the attention he is paying to a trainee nurse's aide. Dr. Benton's finds himself in court to retain custody of his son, Reese. Carter and Susan Lewis treat a young woman who is both a law and a medical student. Green has to collect his daughter at school when she is suspended.
By Dave Goldhirsch:
Patients include a Pregnant teacher whose student/lover was critically injured while driving; a man who is hiding a gunshot wound and a brilliant young boy who knows he is dying, but hides it from his mother. Dr. Moretti continues to remake the ER to his liking, Neela is recovering, Luka's absence is reinforced (back in Croatia and not coming back) and Sam may be starting a new relationship with a police officer.
By Anonymous:
Moretti continues to implement new measures that cause the doctors to dislike him. Abby treats a patient with a stomachache only to find he's hiding a bullet that detectives need. Morris and Sam treat a teacher and student who were involved in a car accident and they are shocked to discover why they were together. Pratt speaks out on his dislike for Moretti to Anspaugh and suggests himself for the Chief position. Gates befriends a precocious boy in the ICU, who is hiding a deadly illness from his mother. Meanwhile, a recovering Neela is anxious to be discharged.
By garykmcd:
It's madness in the ER as they deal with an overflow of patients. Dr. Carter treats a 12 year-old hooker who is spirited away by her pimp just when he's convinced to go into a drug program. Abby's brother drops in while on his way to his new Air Force assignment. Gallant treats a woman who is an ER regular. When Dr. Pratt refuses to give a drug-addicted patient the medication he is demanding, the man returns and holds Dr. Chen at gun point until he gets what he wants. They resolve the problem of the patient and Dr. Chen is quite shaken but Dr. Carter, who had once been attacked in the ER and seriously injured, is fed up with the constant delays in installing the promised security barriers. He walks out despite the large number of patients and most of the staff join him. Several of the female staff decide to have a girls' night out and Carter is worried about Abby drinking again.
By Anonymous:
Neela starts a new job in the emergency room after working at the convenience store near the hospital. On Neela's first day, Pratt expects the interns, Abby, Ray and Neela, to take on a large patient load during their shifts. Pratt turns processing the patients into a competition, in which Ray is clearly going to be the winner.
By garykmcd:
Mark Greene's wife Jen gets a position clerking with a Federal judge. Unfortunately, it's in Milwaukee, 2 hours away and she wants Mark to look for a job there. Greene and Susan Lewis treat Samuel Gasner, a man who has been waiting for a heart transplant and who will not survive the night unless a donor can be found. John Carter is worried that his latest paramour may have left him with a souvenir of their sexual encounter. Doug Ross treats a young girl suffering from severe asthma but whose mother can't afford her medication. Benton treats Ivan the liquor store owner who is shot for the third time in as many weeks.
By Hops Splurt:
Ross and Carter are woken up at 16:00 to continue their long-haul shift. Dr. Green's wife Jennifer has found a job in Milwaukee, and Carter feels the memory of the girl with the interesting rash. While the night drags on they have to deal with a premature baby and a man with a weak heart who will probably not see the light of day.
By Marco van Hoof :
It's his day off, but that doesn't stop Mark from showing up at work. He gets a patient with heart problems who dies and an insecure Mark thinks it might be his fault. Later on, Morgenstern and a lawyer want to talk to Mark about the O'Brien case of the year before. Harper finds a patient for Vucelich's study and tells Carter but he omits to tell Vucelich and Benton it was Harper who found the patient instead of him. After Vucelich tells Benton the patient wasn't suited for the study, Benton starts to doubt Vucelich's study. Carol takes care of a lady who has with her a bucket of worms while Doug has a kid who's medically fine, but does have some other problems that need to be talked about.
By garykmcd:
Mark Greene refuses to accept the proposed settlement in the Jodi O'Brien case as he doesn't feel he did anything wrong. When another patient dies, he begins to question his abilities. Dr. Vucelic needs only one more candidate to complete his study but when Carter proposes a candidate, he doesn't mention that it was Harper Tracy who made the diagnosis. When the operation goes bad and Vucelic decides to exclude the patient from the study, Benton wonders if he's cooking the results. Susan Lewis is being pressured by Morgenstern and Weaver to apply for the Chief Resident position. Doug Ross avoids counseling a teenager who thinks he's gay. Nurse Hathaway misplaces a patient's bin of valuable worms.
By Alex/Marcos:
A belligerent young man with the flu turns out to be more than he seems, and presents a challenge to Morris and Sam when he refuses treatment. Abby's chance encounter with Curtis Ames leaves Kovac uneasy. Meanwhile, Pratt discovers a local church's risky drug exchange program, Neela and Gates square off, and Weaver gets an interesting offer.
By garykmcd:
Mark Greene strikes a deal with Kerry Weaver - he will support her application for an ER attending position if she in turn will support Susan Lewis for Chief Resident. When Susan doesn't get the job, Mark is told to go ask her why. Carter is finally going to graduate and wants Benton to attend the party his family is throwing for him. Unfortunately, Carter decides to sit with a young patient awaiting a liver transplant and misses his own graduation ceremony. With the news she has received about her former husband Al's health, Jeanie Boulet decides to have herself tested. Doug Ross' girlfriend Karen forges his prescription for percodan. Hathaway's boyfriend, Shep, is refusing to undergo his anger management treatment. Mark's ex-wife Jen tells him that she is going to re-marry. Loretta Sweet asks Greene if he would become guardian to her kids.
By Anonymous:
Pratt struggles to diagnose a woman who suffers mysterious chronic seizures. An attractive woman, Campbell (ASHLEY LAURENCE), informally accuses flirtatious Pratt of sexual harassment. Abby ponders how to get her contentious patients' attention during her psychiatric department rotation.
By garykmcd:
John Carter arrives in the Congo to find that Luka Kovac is away at a distant clinic administering vaccinations to the local population. He also finds appalling medical conditions. Too few nurses and doctors, limited equipment and few medical supplies are par for the course. That aside, he gets s great deal of satisfaction from the work he does. He meets Gillian, a Canadian nurse, and learns that she and Luka have become close. He tries desperately to save the life of a severely wounded man which pays later dividends when their camp is invaded by rebel troops and their lives are threatened.
By garykmcd:
Nurse Hathaway is wondering if she made the right career choice. The interns seem to be getting younger and in some areas she is already far more knowledgeable that they are. She is now considering taking pre-med courses at a local college. Dennis Gant is feeling the pressure to perform better. Dr. Carter forgets that Dr. Benton is to make a slide presentation on a surgical technique - and he hasn't yet told him that all of the materials were lost in the apartment fire. Doug Ross hits rock bottom when a woman he picks up in a bar has to be rushed to the ER. Doug knows nothing about her however. Jeanie Boulet is having difficulty adjusting to her medication. Abby Keaton tells Benton that he needs to take a greater interest in the patient if he's to succeed in pediatric surgery. Benton finally visits Carla Reece's restaurant.
By Anonymous:
When Anspaugh decides to retire as chief of staff and return to surgery, he appoints Romano as his replacement. Greene expresses reservations about the decision, but Weaver does not support Greene. Romano makes Weaver the new chief of emergency medicine.
By Peter Brandt Nielsen:
As a snowstorm hits Chicago, Sam's son Alex crashes a car and ends up in critical condition in the ER. Neela gives a deposition in the malpractice suit against her. Dr. Morris and Dr. Banfield are both at a medical conference in Omaha, and when the snow cancels all flights out they share a memorable and surprising evening.
By garykmcd:
Both Mark Greene and Susan Lewis have been on a round on unsuccessful blind dates but are enjoying each other's company whenever the opportunity arises. Doug Ross on the other hand finds it almost impossible to have any kind of an emotional relationship with a woman. Hathaway is having financial difficulties and desperately wants to sell her house. Carter sleeps in and finds he is again covering the ER while Dennis Gant gets to assist in an operation. Concerned by Jeanie Boulet's HIV status, Dr. Benton pushes her aside during a trauma leading Dr. Weaver to wonder just what is going on. All of the staff at County General is on edge as rumors fly that the hospital may be closed.
By Marcos:
In 12 hours, the ER will shut down. As Kovac is under pressure to take care of the patients before the final hours, he makes a pivotal decision about his future. Meanwhile, Sam befriends a photojournalist who returns only this time she's terminally ill; Pratt is concerned when his brother ends up in the ER drunk; Morris confronts Gates when he ignores his orders and angrily sends him home while Gates tries to defend his actions.
By Hops Splurt:
Just when the ER is understaffed and swamped, two children who were brought in turn out to have full blown smallpox. The entire ER must be locked down. The staff needs to improvise while they battle not only the disease but also frayed tempers.
By Anonymous:
Weaver reprimands Carter for doing a dangerous procedure without consulting Kovac. She also talks to Hathaway about Hathaway's lack of focus on the job. And while treating a 6-year-old patient involved in a minor car accident, Malucci and Cleo discover the girl has been sexually molested recently by her father.
By Alex:
Abby and Luka desperately try to keep a young woman brought into the ER with stab wounds to the neck alive. As her condition begins to worsen, Clemente steps in and tries a risky procedure on the girl in order to save her life. Meanwhile, Neela pulls an all-nighter in preparation for a speech at a surgeon's convention, Ray treats a man claiming to have swallowed a bottle of pills, and Sam decides to take a part-time job with Richard to help her with childcare expenses.
By garykmcd:
Doug Ross and Nurse Hathaway treat a girls' basketball team from a local catholic school for meningitis. Their teachers also need to be tested but one of them confides in Hathaway that she may have a particular problem. Green and the Chief of Staff have a disagreement in the middle of a procedure. With the wedding only two weeks away, Tag and Carol Hathaway have to deal with all of the final preparations, not the least of which is writing their own marriage vows. Susan deals with a suicide victim who is using emotional blackmail to keep his girlfriend from leaving him. Susan reaches the breaking point with her sister Chloe and tells her she has to move out.
By Peter Brandt Nielsen:
A girl who was hit by a car while driving a bicycle is treated in the ER. When her boyfriend turns up it turns out it may not have been an accident. While a lottery has made millionaires of several nearby convenience store workers, Dr. Banfield and her husband are at the fertilization clinic hoping for their one in a million chance. And as an older woman is brought in assisted by her on-and-off husband, three love stories continue in the ER: Dr. Morris meets policewoman Diaz again, Sam discovers that Tony has been seeing Daria, and Neela plays it cool with the returning Dr. Brenner.
By garykmcd:
Dr. Benton has to deal with the aftermath of his mother's fall and crosses the line with the surgical attending when he insists on scrubbing in for her operation. Dr. Greene deals with Jodi O'Brien who is two weeks away from giving birth. With the obstetrics attending unavailable, he decides to try to deliver her baby in the ER, with tragic results.
By garykmcd:
Lewis is formally charged with negligence and Greene is ordered to supervise her work. A customs agent brings in a suspect whose intestines are packed with contraband. Carter shows new medical student Deb around the ER. First appearance of Medical Student (later Dr.) Jing-Mei "Deb" Chen. Mark Greene returns to work after his assault but he is clearly suffering from post-traumatic stress and has come back too soon. John Carter is beginning to have serious doubts that surgery is the right specialty for him and asks Dr. Weaver what it would take to change his residency to emergency medicine. It's Carol Hathaway's birthday and Doug Ross offers to save her from the embarrassment of any party her friends might throw her by inviting her out to dinner. Carla Reece goes into premature labor and gives birth to a baby boy.
By Marcos:
A tough day at work quickly gets worse for Luka as he clashes with new nurse manager, Eve Peyton. And later he's involved in a brawl with the father of an injured boy. Abby treats a woman with breast cancer. Also, Neela prepares a care package for Gallant.
By Qultlifter:
Dr. Carter is allowed a cautious restart with small steps. An extremely blond Dr. Malucci is very curious who's made Dr. Chen pregnant. Dr. Benton has been written out of all the hospital's systems and is stunned by Dr. Romano. An unfortunate incident at a Science Fiction convention makes it look like scenes from the movie 'Mars Attacks'.
By Heather:
It's Halloween in the ER, and the medical students throw a party; as a result, Carter decides that Lucy isn't mature enough to take responsibilities. A candidate for the ER Chief position arrives from New York and drives home disappointment for Kerry. Mark screws up when he doesn't recognize a homeless schizophrenic woman is pregnant before treating her. Benton treats Corday to a fun Halloween.
By Anonymous:
After Corday refuses to perform exploratory surgery on Cleo's patient, Cleo enlists Benton's help, infuriating Corday. Abby cares for a pregnant woman with five children who wants an abortion. Greene lovingly tends to his dying father at home.
By Anonymous:
As the result of a school shooting, Kovac and Benton care for the gunman and his victims. Abby discovers that Carter has been illegally injecting pain relievers. Greene and Weaver confront Carter about his problem, and Weaver orders him to enter a drug rehabilitation center or leave the hospital permanently.
By garykmcd:
Greene finds his marriage falling apart and is concerned at how little time he's spending with his daughter. He also treats an eight week old child with a heart murmur who requires surgery. Susan tries to get her pregnant sister Chloe to take her pregnancy seriously, but her head isn't quite into it. Benton tries desperately to find a surgeon who will operate on a 16 year-old with a severe brain aneurysm that could burst at any time. He's also concerned at his mother's care and is growing ever more attracted to Jeanie Boulet. Doug Ross' commitment to Diane Leeds gets more serious when he agrees to be an assistant coach for her son's little league baseball team.
By Anonymous:
While examining a young boy, Pratt finds a suspicious gash across his chest and calls Wendall for a consult. Kovac and Pratt examine a man who was shot when he confronted his boss with a gun. Jake tries to convince Abby to date him despite his being a student.
By Marco van Hoof :
Neela, Abby and Lester graduate and Neela has 19 family members flying over from London. Frank is back from his bypass operation. Steve still tries to get back to Sam and Alex and visits Luka at the hospital. Rachel, Mark Greene's daughter, is visiting and asks Corday for a favor. Pratt doesn't believe a 17-year old kid is in congestive heart failure, even though Neela keeps telling him. Carter and Kem go to the hospital since the baby stopped kicking.
By garykmcd:
On a fateful Mother's Day, several staffers in the ER face possible life-changing events. Susan Lewis' sister Chloe gives birth to a beautiful - and healthy - baby girl. Things start to go wrong however when their mother Cookie - who had agreed to take in Chloe and the baby - suddenly decides she's done enough and Susan will have to take care of it. Carter turns down an offer for an ER sub-internship in the hopes that he'll get an offer in surgery. Dr. Hicks has news for him however. Benton's mother takes a turn for the worse. Carol Hathaway is overwhelmed with the final preparations as her wedding day approaches.
By garykmcd:
Mark Greene returns from San Diego to find that Cynthia Hooper has not only quit her job in the ER but has moved to a new apartment. Thinking he may have made a mistake, he manages to track her down. John Carter's cousin Chase is brought into the ER unconscious from an overdose of heroin. They manage to revive him but he likely has severe brain damage. Carter has to admit to his grandparents that he knew of Chase's habit and tried to help him. Doug Ross and Kerry Weaver have a major blow up when she finds a flaw in his study and seemingly goes out of her way to make the fact known to everyone on staff. Ross and Carol Hathaway get their relationship back on track.
By Anonymous:
Dr. Susan Lewis arrives, looking for work in the Chicago area again. Greene hires her, over Weaver's objection. Chen nervously attends a risk management review, accompanied by the unforgiving Weaver, to discuss a patient who recently died under Chen's supervision.
By Anonymous:
Harkins faces a tough call while treating a troubled teen involved in a car crash with her dad; Abby races to stop Maggie from taking manic-depressive Eric out of treatment; and Kovac hits a new low when an elderly woman tips him for his medical services. Meanwhile, an abandoned baby dredges up painful memories for Chen; and Pratt goes to bat for Leon after he's fired for stealing from his job.
By garykmcd:
Now back in Chicago with her brother and mother staying with her, Abby is having difficulty coping with the fact that her brother won't recognize his disability. She arranges for him to be enrolled in a well-known and reputable program but her mother decides to take his care into her own hands. A teen mother deposits her one hour old baby at the ER and runs off. Dr. Chen has to deal with the memory of her own past decisions. Dr. Pratt and medical student Erin Harkins treat a father and daughter who were involved in a car crash but discover something surprising about the younger victim. Dr. Pratt leaves the hospital for a lengthy period to deal with a personal matter leaving Carter to decide what to do with the young car crash victim. Dr. Kovac is given a rather large sum of money by a dying patient.
By garykmcd:
It's a quiet night shift in the ER. Carol Hathaway is told she has to fire two of her nurses because of a budget shortfall. Her creative solution doesn't sit well with the staff however. Dr. Weaver needs another volunteer for her sleep deprivation study. After getting negative feedback from Dr. Benton, Dennis Gant decides it's all too much and takes drastic action. Dr. Greene has to deal with a patient who is refusing treatment and neither legal nor psych services will allow him treat her against her wishes. Doug Ross has to treat Charlie the street kid, who has been beaten up by a pimp. Benton catches Abby Keaton and Carter canoodling in her office.
By garykmcd:
Mark Greene finally works up the courage to ask Susan Lewis out on a date. She turns him down and he soon comes to the conclusion that she is seeing Dr. Morgenstern. The truth however is even more shocking. With little Megan still in intensive care, Dr. Benton fears making other errors so he goes to extraordinary lengths to save a young man who is very likely brain dead. Nurse Rhonda Sterling is again rotated to the ER and reveals to a skeptical Nurse Hathaway just why hospital administration is assigning her to jobs for which she is not qualified. Dr. Carter doesn't believe that a patient awaiting surgery, Mr. Percy, is mentally competent but he doesn't have the gumption to tell Dr. Anspaugh. Drs. Carter and Keaton take an interest in one another.
By jsaback:
Dr. Pratt continues to have problems when his roommate Leon gets involved in a liquor store robbery where both a policeman and a thief were shot. The ER is crawling with cops and despite Pratt's instructions to stay home, Leon shows up to see how his injured friend is doing. Abby is surprised to learn from Luka that Carter is considering going to Chechnya for a few weeks to work with an international aid organization. A handsome young vascular surgeon, Dr. Eddie Dorset, takes an interest in Dr. Corday. Abby's brother Eric makes contact and tells her he has bought an airplane. Dr. Romano is increasingly frustrated at his inability to perform surgery and decides to supervise a resident who is a bit unsure about his ability to complete the operation alone. Alderman Bright arranges a funding boost for County General. Medical student Erin Harkins completes her ER rotation. Dr. Carter decides to help Dr. McNulty by making a significant contribution to his street clinic. Dr. Pratt comes up with a solution to his problem with Leon and asks Michael Gallant to help out.
By Heather:
Dr. Clemente's paranoia spirals out of control after he receives threatening mail from his mistresses husband. Abby senses something not right when a grandmother and granddaughter are brought into the ER. Sam's jailed ex-husband Steve is brought into the ER and everyone but Neela assumes he is faking sick. Meanwhile, tensions grow when Morris and Albright argue over a patient, Pratt heads to Africa to help Carter and quickly realizes how difficult life will be, and Weaver finishes physical therapy.
By garykmcd:
Dr. Weaver is appointed to a prestigious post by John Bright, the alderman she recently treated. She's uncomfortable as to his real motivation. A young woman is brought into the ER after accidentally driving her car into a group of girls. Dr. Lewis begins to doubt that it was an accident. She also treats a teen-aged boy who is dying from leukemia and who obviously takes an interest in her. Dr. Anspaugh restricts Dr. Romano's access to the operating theater. Lewis is supposed to go on a blind date. A woman brings in her elderly mother but she seems more worried about her mother's monthly pension than the woman's health. Dr. Chen and Dr. Pratt treat a woman who works as a prostitute but Chen is equally worried about the fate of her children. With Carter away on a scuba-diving trip, Abby learns that her brother Eric's airplane may have crashed.
By Heather:
Dr. Greene discovers that Amanda Lee is a fake and Anspaugh never saw through her credentials. When Lee finds out that Greene is suspicious, she locks him with a patient inside. An old friend of Greene's recommends him for a NASA mission. Benton's son is having difficulties in day care. Doug and Carol help the exhausted mother named Joi of a little boy named Ricky who has a terminal illness. Carter is jealous when Lucy goes on a date with Dale.
By Marco van Hoof :
Much to Ray's dislike, a surrogate mother in labor doesn't want to have a C-section and endangers the life of the baby. Meanwhile, Sam tells Luka she and Alex are moving out. Pratt meets his half-brother and -sister, and Abby makes a difficult decision about a young boy.
By Marcos:
Ray steps up and tries to convince a surrogate mother to get a C-section to save the life of an endangered unborn baby. Pratt gets a visit from his estranged father. And Luka is surprised to find out that Sam is moving out of his apartment.
By garykmcd:
On his return to Chicago, Carter gets a downright chilly reaction from Abby who asks him to return her apartment key. At work, they tip toe around one another, neither really willing to discuss their feelings. A new med student, Neela Rasgotra arrives for her ER rotation. Dr. Pratt is paying too much attention to her for Dr. Chen's taste. A woman passes out at the wheel of her car severely injuring herself and the three children in the car with her. Neela makes a good call in the case. Carter treats a man whose HIV has become full-blown AIDS. The ER itself is a bit chaotic due to major reconstruction. The ER desk receives a call from Africa saying that Luka Kovac has been killed. Carter decides to return to the Congo to retrieve his body.
By garykmcd:
Jeanie Boulet decides to fight her dismissal, believing she has been let go because of her HIV status and not for the budget reasons she has been told. Her husband Al gets a job in Atlanta but Jeanie is no longer sure she's ready to move. John Carter is arrested in the ER after he refuses to follow a policeman's order to provide blood evidence on a drunken patient. Doug returns to work and has a patient who claims to have sickle-cell anemia but may be a junkie looking for a fix. Mark Greene has made a deal with a top-notch attorney who agrees to handle his lawsuit in exchange for a day of playing doctor in the ER. Benton and Corday try to save an accident victim's leg. Dr. Ellis West from Synergix shows up for work in the ER.
By garykmcd:
Benton and Elizabeth Corday spend the night together. Corday is shocked when Rocket Romano suggests that they go out on a date. John Carter and his grandmother clash over the future of Chase Carter; she wants him cared for at home while John feels he should remain institutionalized where he can continue to receive therapy. Carol Hathaway finally gets around to inviting her mother to a Sunday brunch with her and Doug but is a bit surprised when she shows up with her boyfriend. In the ER, Hathaway comforts a man is going to die from chemical burns.
By Anonymous:
Abby and a distracted Morris work to save two auxiliary cops brought in with gunshot wounds. Pratt treats a teen wrestler with severe vomiting, but the problem is much more serious. Sam worries over her new beau Litchman. Gates tries to help a young boy in the ICU with a deadly disease. Also, Dubenko visits Neela while she babysits baby Joe.
By mathew5000:
A girl drops off a sick baby at the ER and then leaves; Carter may get a kidney transplant; Gates and Daria care for an elderly woman with multiple sclerosis; Neela and Sam are in Seattle to transport a heart for Joanie Moore, while Doug and Carol are concerned that the donor's grandmother might not consent.
By Anonymous:
Corday clashes with new surgical resident Paul Nathan regarding his intervention into the treatment of a sickly young woman, Alison, who has signed a "do not resuscitate" order. Abby wonders about the erratic behavior of her visiting brother Eric, and feels conflicted over a nurse's official complaint against Kovac, Abby's former lover. Meanwhile, Pratt comforts Chen after a patient threatens her, and Corday suspects that an unconscious 14-year-old female patient has been sexually assaulted.
By garykmcd:
Dr. Corday's new medical student, Paul Nathan, complains to Dr. Romano that she will not let him undertake a full surgical rotation due to his Parkinson's. Corday doesn't appreciate his action but realizes that in all other respects, is quite competent. Dr. Carter treats a 26 year-old patient who doesn't want any further treatment but Nathan tries to talk her out of it. The nurses sign a petition complaining about Dr. Kovac's behavior. Abby's brother Eric shows up with a young girlfriend who may be pregnant. Abby is concerned about his erratic behavior. Corday treats a 14 year-old who may have been drugged and raped but the girl's father doesn't want anyone to tell her what happened.
By garykmcd:
Mark Greene continues to struggle with the results of his beating and acquires a gun to protect himself. Doug Ross and Dr. Del Amico treat 14 year-old Charlie who is again living on the street and who is now using hard-core drugs. Ross is also feeling pangs of jealousy when he learns that Carol Hathaway is dating someone. John Carter raises the issue of abandoning surgery as his specialty with Dr. Anspaugh who hits the roof and accuses him of betraying the contract he has made with the hospital. Benton and Carol finally get some good news when their premature baby seems to respond to treatment. Jeanie and Al Boulet are giving their marriage another try.
By Brian Tjoe-Nij:
After being shot at, Pratt, Jing-Mei and Elgin are trying to get of their sinking car. Sam took Alex with her while fleeing for Steve, Kovac is considering to go after them. Abby wants to go to bed since tomorrow is her first day as a doctor, but is thwarted by Weaver, whose custody battle might take a dramatic turn. A young drug-dealer is brought in with "a foreign object" in her tunnel of life.
By Annonymous:
Emmy nominee Bob Newhart guest stars as Ben Hollander, a distraught architect whose degenerating eyesight causes him despondent while a spirited new nurse, Samantha Taggart joins the staff. Elsewhere, disaster strikes when the doctors suspect a mother is abusing her child while Dr. Corday learns something shocking about the charismatic Dr. Dorset, and Dr. Archie Morris is overwhelmed by the chaos and grisly conditions of life in the E.R.
By Alex:
Weaver contemplates hip replacement surgery after she finds it hard to do her labor intensive job. Meanwhile, Kovac tries to ease Abby's fears about raising a child together. Neela decides to attend a support group for military spouses but when she offers her opinions on the war, the meeting turns into a debate. And after Sam treats a fainting victim, she finds herself with an intriguing job offer.
By Ron Kerrigan :
Abby prepares to travel to Croatia to join Luca, but has deep reservations about confessing to him about her brief affair, which she confides to her AA sponsor. Meanwhile a brash new doctor buts heads with Greg when it seems he isn't interested in teaching his med students anything; and a young woman who recently had a heart transplant is admitted and discovers her body is rejecting her new organ. In addition, Archie needs a willing subject for his taser experiment but can't seem to buy the cooperation of anyone.
By Alex/Marcos:
Abby and Kovac discover both the joys and difficulties of raising a newborn; Morris is wrongfully accused of being a child molester; Pratt has his trial-by-fire when he has to handle the ER alone, juggling multiple traumas, teaching duties and a troublesome intern. Neela continues to be the target of her difficult supervisor, and Sam discovers her sons latest extra-curricular activity.
By Anonymous:
When a torrential rainstorm pounds Chicago, patients deluge the emergency room while Weaver speeds to an accident site. There, she finds a pregnant woman, Vicki lying injured inside a wrecked ambulance while live power lines spark. Fourth-year student Michael Gallant makes a dangerous decision in order to help.
By Marcos:
It's Sam's birthday, but she finds it hard to be away from her son Alex. Meanwhile, Sam meets a photographer taking pictures of a terminal patient and she gives Sam a new perspective on life. Dubenko's new surgical intern unsettles Neela during a trauma; Gates is shadowed by a new and nerdy intern and later must tell Sarah the truth that he may be her biological father. Also, Morris and Hope annoy Kovac and Abby when they try to help with their wedding preparations.
By Heather:
Greene uses a past trauma to help Mobalage save himself from deportation. Carter applies for chief resident and spends the day in charge of the ER, where he misunderstands a case involving the many broken bones of a baby, while Lucy begins her first psych rotation. Weaver may have found her biological mother, but defies a DNR order to find out for sure. Benton and Corday clash over a surgical fellowship.
By garykmcd:
John Carter can't help but wonder if he could have done something to prevent Dennis Gant's death. He is particularly exasperated at Dr. Benton's apparent indifference and his refusal to acknowledge that he may have been too hard on Gant. Carter arranges for a memorial service with Dennis Gant Sr. attending. With labor negotiations looming, all of the nurses stage a walk out leaving Nurse Manager Carol Hathaway as the only experienced ER nurse on duty. It all takes on serious overtones when Carol makes a mistake that costs a patient his life. Charlie the 14-year-old street kid is being held in the hospital for observation and asks if Doug can become her guardian. Mark Greene and nurse Chuny Marquez start seeing each other. Jeanie Boulet ends up on a date with Dr. Greg Fischer but feels she has to tell him about her HIV status.
By Heather:
Romano observes the ER, and rubs the staff the wrong way. Lucy finds out that an elderly patient's bedsore is really much more. Carter breaks up with his girlfriend. The power goes out at County General, and the doctors must keep critical patients alive. Corday investigates the rape of a comatose patient.
By Alex:
An unexpected visitor puts Clemente in the middle of a domestic dispute. Meanwhile, Luka and Abby await test results on their unborn child; Neela struggles with her surgical elective and Pratt ends up with an unexpected suitor when he participates in a charity bachelor auction.
By garykmcd:
Peter Benton continues his court fight against Reese's stepfather, Roger, who seems to have the upper hand. When a woman is accidentally shot during a gas station robbery, Dr. Corday tries to convince the husband to let them harvest her organs. A 15 year old boxer is brought in with a head trauma after sparring with his older brother. Newlyweds are having trouble when she constantly breaks out in a rash; Carter thinks he knows the cause. Luka tells Abby hat he may marry Nicole, who has told him she is pregnant. Dr. Green lays down the law when the police bring in a high school student and he learns that his daughter is outside sitting in the police car.
By garykmcd:
Jeanie Boulet sees her ex-husband in a new light and arranges to get him into a special program at County General. Her boyfriend Greg realizes that she may still be in love with him. The staff has a bit of fun when someone finds the manuscript to a trashy novel where all of the major characters are obviously drawn on ER staffers. Doug Ross treats a child for a broken wrist but also notices that he may have problems with his sight. Benton's girlfriend Carla finds herself hospitalized for the remaining 8 weeks of her pregnancy. Mark Greene has a rough day with several relatives who are less than happy with the care being provided to their relatives but when he is savagely beaten in the men's room, he has no idea who is assailant might be. A new resident, Dr. Anna Del Amico, joins the ER team. Benton and Carter get to assist on a kidney transplant but unlike the other surgeons, Carter is more interested in the patients than the surgical procedure.
By Marcos:
A mysterious illness leaves little hope when a group of homeless kids enter the ER and one of them believes that Neela is a guardian angel in blue; Abby and Kovac clash over a possible case of domestic abuse; Pratt makes a shocking discovery about his brother, and Weaver is unexpectedly called into action when her television appearance becomes a real emergency.
By Anonymous:
Tests reveal that Greene has a brain tumor, but he hides the news from Corday. Corday finds out that she is being sued for malpractice. She also reveals to Greene that she is pregnant. Abby's mother refuses to leave. Abby expresses resentment over her difficult childhood to her mother but resignedly brings her home for Thanksgiving dinner.
By Heather:
The ER has to deal with a stripper and some shady dealings from apparent FBI agents. Lucy reveals to Carter that she's still on Ritalin. Hathaway begins to reveal her pregnancy to those closest to her, including a fax to Doug. Dr. Anspaugh decides that the trauma fellowship will go to Benton, who then faces anger from Romano and Corday. A car accident involving teenagers may have been alcohol-related and leaves one teenager with grievous third-degree burns.
By Heather:
Carter mentors a talented teen from a very rough neighborhood. Romano is upset about Benton's interest in the fellowship. Lucy continues impressive work in her Psych rotation, treating a law student with homicidal impulses and an angry youngster who is being severely over-medicated. Jeanie continues to grapple with her Hepatitis-C but gets a huge boost from a kindly minister. Hathaway reveals she is pregnant after a kid kicks her in the stomach, risking her baby. Greene and Corday attempt to go to a ball for trauma physicians but end up getting lost repeatedly while having a lot of fun hanging out together.
By Anonymous:
Benton and Cleo clash over his deceased nephew's girlfriend. They finally agree to call a social worker. Benton confesses his love to Cleo. The spinal surgery malpractice suit is settled by employing a technicality: the equipment used was later recalled by the manufacturer. But Corday now doubts her abilities as a surgeon.
By Anonymous:
Abby and Carter travel to Oklahoma to rescue Abby's mentally ill mother and bring her back to Chicago. In Chicago, Maggie suffers from a sleeping pills overdose. At County General, Kovac frantically revives her. Benton treats a college student injured in a fraternity prank.
By Marcos:
It's Thanksgiving in the ER but all is far from being quiet. Abby is forced to respond to a bus crash accident on the side of a ravine and risks her life to save a mother trapped inside. Meanwhile, Neela accepts Gates' offer to spend the holiday together, while Sam brings her son Alex to volunteer at the hospital, and Pratt seeks Weaver's advice on his half-brothers sexual secret.
By Marcos:
The ER reopens with new changes. However, the ER is not the only thing that's changed; Kovac and Abby adjust to being newlyweds; Morris and Hope enjoy themselves at the honeymoon suite; Pratt attempts a change for a woman; Neela worries when Ray goes missing; Meanwhile, there's a new doctor in the ER and he means business; and another change may come when Kovac receives a phone call.
By Toni Tapola, Finland:
The police wheel in a casualty of a drug deal-turned-shoot-out. They also bring in an injured woman who was the shooter, plus a pair of wounded brothers who were shot by the man who was shot dead. A 13-year old girl with sickle cell disease is brought in because of abdominal pains; Neela takes her case while Tracy learns from her. Banfield's pregnancy test is negative, which leads to a discussion with his husband and a visit to a specialist.
By Peter Brandt Nielsen:
Dr. Banfield and her husband are trying to have a child, but the tests keep coming out negative. Tony helps Max straighten out his life, but he is struggling to win back Sam's respect. The parties in a drug shootout are brought into the ER.
By garykmcd:
Following the incident in the OR, Dr. Morgenstern and Dr. Benton present the case to their colleagues. As a result, Peter Benton finds himself suspended for insubordination pending a full inquiry. Jeanie attends Scott Anspaugh's funeral and has some information to share with the boy's father. Anna Del Amico finds herself ethically unable to perform an abortion and is taken to task by Dr. Weaver. John Carter gets the hospital to take legal guardianship of a patient he feels has been subjected to elder abuse, but subsequently doubts that he made the right decision.
By garykmcd:
Scott Anspaugh's cancer has returned and he requires another operation. The results show that he will need another round of chemotherapy. Dr. Anspaugh asks Jeanie Boulet if she would work with his son as a part-time caregiver. Kerry Weaver begins to have doubts about the wisdom of Synergix taking over the ER. John Carter's cousin Chase shows up at the hospital suffering from withdrawal. John decides to help him, but not the way Chase wants. Anna Del Amico decides to give him a hand. Carol Hathaway goes on a paramedic ride along and they attend to another elderly rape victim. She also finds herself attracted to paramedic Greg Powell. Her fiancé Doug Ross is planning a romantic evening. Allison Beaumont has an operation to restore her voice and Benton and Corday go out for a drink afterward.
By Ron Kerrigan :
On her last day, as she stands before the wall with ex-ER staff's name tags on it, Neela thinks back to when she first began at County and how she progressed. The gang throws her a party, and Frank tries to make up for years of racial stereotypical jokes at her expense. As she waits at the airport, Simon shows up to clear the air between them and thank her for helping him make the first step toward facing his past. Meanwhile Archie realizes Claudia's job is no more dangerous than his.
By Anonymous:
Confident second-year resident Pratt wants to prove his abilities when he works the graveyard shift (11 p.m. to 7 a.m.), but his heroics sometimes backfire. Pratt shows contempt for a man, Ed Gamble (PAUL CASSELL), who presents no symptoms of disease but temporarily loses his speech.
By Ron Kerrigan :
A white man is brought to the ER after having caught his arm in a machine at work. Also brought in is a Hispanic cleaning woman with minor injuries she received trying to save the man. But the man's son is so angry that he looks to her as an object of blame. Meanwhile Dr. Wexlar is made ER chief, to the dismay of Pratt, and Abby continues to drink in secret and vent about Luca's absence for the previous few months.
By garykmcd:
Carol Hathaway goes ahead with her plans to adopt Tatiana, but her past history makes her ineligible. Benton continues to trade shifts so he can spend time with his mother but it all catches up with him and he has a run-in with Dr. Hicks. Doug Ross treats an abused child. Green, Benton and Carter take extraordinary measures to save a man they later learned had signed a DNR. A consultant arrives to study procedures in the ER, but all is not quite what it seems. Mark Green's wife Jen has an important announcement. Benton's mother has a serious accident when he falls asleep on the couch.
By garykmcd:
While recovering from his heart attack and under the influence of morphine, Dr. Morgenstern asks Kerry Weaver to take over some of his administrative duties. Doug Ross and Carol Hathaway keep their renewed romance a secret from everyone. Mark Greene and Carol interview candidates for the new desk clerk position. Greene learns that he is being sued for malpractice by the family of a patient who recently died. Dr. Benton and Carla Reece's baby boy is well enough to be taken off the respirator. John Carter's new student, George Henry, is more of a researcher than a doctor and has never really treated patients. Ross wants Dr. Del Amico to treat more adults and fewer children. Elizabeth Corday, a visiting surgeon from the UK, joins the hospital staff.
By Alex:
Dr. Corday's father visits from overseas in an attempt to convince her to join his medical practice. Lucy continues learning, earning more respect from Carter, who is having trouble being an RA in the dorms. Meanwhile, Peter takes Reese in for another hearing test, Carol hires a nurse practitioner to help out in the clinic, and Weaver continues to remind Doug of the way he bypassed her authority.
By Dave Goldhirsch:
Dr. Pratt applies for the job of ER Chief and gets turned down. This causes him to give 2 weeks notice. A female soldier, home 2 weeks from Iraq is 2 months pregnant and her husband demands an explanation. Neela's cousin has arrived from London for an extended visit and gets pursued by both Dr. Morris and Harold Zelinsky, much to Harold's chagrin. After 9 years absence, a fall in gym by her son brings Jeanie Boulet back to the ER. Not only is she troubled because of her son, but the disorientation of knowing virtually no one on the current staff does not help. ***spoilers*** Having lived with HIV all of these years, it turns out her adopted son, also HIV positive, has a head tumor and AIDS . Dr Pratt pursues the possibility of going to another hospital where he might get more respect from management. The female soldier, it turns out, is pregnant by being raped by her sergeant in Iraq and has to decide whether to keep the baby.
By garykmcd:
Jeanie Boulet returns to the ER when her young son is injured at school. She is a stranger to most of the staff but several of the nurses remember her. She is now separated from her policeman husband and works full-time counseling HIV patients. Dr. Pratt has bad news for her however when he analyzes the results of her son's CT scan. Pratt is still upset at not being named interim head of the ER and with Dr. Anspaugh's assessment of his leadership skills, he considers leaving. A colleague suggests he fight on.
By Heather:
Carter deals with tenant drama at an apartment tower during a ride-along that later has deadly consequences, Lucy has to hide a cancer diagnosis from an ill woman at the behest of the patient's family, Carol finds out she is pregnant, Kerry reflects on her own family issues when an injured wrestler comes to the ER, and Greene continues to help Mobalage, who may be deported if he can't tell the INS about the abuse he suffered in Nigeria.
By Alex:
When two teens are in a car accident, Abby and Morris struggle to figure out what is wrong with the unconscious girl. Meanwhile, Neela gets a visit from her in-laws and discovers some troubling news. Kovac tells Abby that he plans to go to Africa and help Carter, but when he realizes Abby is not crazy about the idea, he decides to send someone else in his place. Sam starts her new job with Elliot and quickly starts to love the the perks.
By Heather:
The board decides to extend the search for a new ER Chief, leaving Kerry waiting for a decision. Benton visits a doctor who is deaf and he realizes that there is nothing "wrong" with his son. Mark saves the life of a gay prostitute and then tries to get the kid to avoid reckless behavior. Carter loses his Resident Advisor job because of Lucy, then blames her for not going along with his plan to defraud an insurance company, but she inadvertently leads him to shave off a nasty-looking beard he'd been growing. Corday saves two lives and impresses Benton enough that he decides to request she be his intern instead of Dale's. Carol tries to help an elderly Jewish guy find a place to live.
By garykmcd:
Assisted by Carol Hathaway, Doug Ross decides to detoxify a drug-addicted infant in the ER without telling anyone. Jeanie Boulet is feeling rundown and fears that her health may be deteriorating. John Carter is less than pleased when Anna Del Amico's former boyfriend shows up in the ER conducting a study on the need for a pediatric attending physician. Del Amico also has to treat a televangelist who is using her health issues to raise money. Elizabeth Corday is worried that Rocket Romano may be aware of her affair with Peter Benton and that it will affect her fellowship.
By Marco van Hoof :
It's Weaver's first day and she clashes with Doug, who has his hands full with a young pyromaniac. Carol rides along with paramedics Shep and Raul and Shep shows an interest in Carol. Just like Carter does in med student Harper Tracy. Benton and Jeanie try to hide their affair from the hospital staff and Al, Jeanie's husband. Susan gets stuck with little Susie when Chloe has to go to school.
By garykmcd:
On her first day, the new Chief Resident Kerry Weaver manages to alienate almost everyone she comes into contact with. Carter has a good day earning rare praise from Benton when he correctly makes a less than obvious diagnosis. Nurse Hathaway goes for a ride along with paramedics Shep and Raoul. Susan juggles work in the ER along with organizing her sister Chloe's life while sharing responsibilities for her niece Susie. Things come to a head when she learns what Chloe has been up to. Commuting is starting to take its toll on Mark who is having difficulty balancing work and his private life. Ross treats a 9-year old pyromaniac and clashes with Weaver on getting a psychiatric consult. Jeanie and Benton grow increasingly guilty about their affair with Benton insisting that she tell her husband Al.
By Anonymous:
Corday's ordeal, caused by the recent infection-related deaths of several of her patients, worsens when she is closely observed by a stern taskmaster. Corday is outraged when a county investigator accuses her of deliberately euthanizing the patients, who all happened to be elderly.
By Anonymous:
Greene returns to work but confuses words and displays uncharacteristic anger. Eager to get out of his per diem situation, Benton agrees to a full time position. Carter visits his cousin, who became paralyzed after a drug overdose. A workplace disaster results in numerous injuries and fatalities among illegal immigrants.
By Anonymous:
A demented patient causes a shootout in the emergency room. After terrorizing people in the ER with a gun, she gets shot by a policeman. She soon dies. Benton later discover her dementia was caused by an aftereffect of his surgery that he and Cleo should have detected. Carter pursues a cute intern.
By Marco van Hoof :
Susan isn't over the fact she lost little Susie and consults a therapist. At work a baby is brought in and Kerry thinks Susan can't handle the situation and takes over. Al, Jeanie's ex-husband, comes in and Jeanie fears he might be seriously ill. Karen tells Doug his father has run off with her money and realizes the money his father gave him is actually hers. In the investigation regarding Shep pushing Anh Nguyen, Carol has to testify and say what happened.
By garykmcd:
Susan Lewis is having great difficulty dealing with the loss of baby Susie and seeks professional help. John Carter treats a young patient who is in dire need of a liver transplant. Mark Greene has to treat Loretta Sweet whose cancer is taking its toll. Kerry Weaver suggests to Mark that if she were to be offered the new ER attending position, she would support his nomination of Susan Lewis as Chief Resident. Jeanie Boulet's husband Al comes into the ER suffering from what appears to be a severe and lengthy bout of the flu, but test results show a far more serious health issue. Nurse Carol Hathaway backs up Shep's story that he did not assault a civilian but starts to wonder if she's done the right thing. Doug Ross realizes that the $25,000 his father gave him was likely stolen.
By Alex/Marcos:
Kovac and Gates treat a girl who appears to have been assaulted. When the police are no help with Ames, Kovac decides to confront the problem himself; Morris and other doctors work on a patient with an ice pick in his ear. Meanwhile, Ray tries to keep his new relationship a secret and Pratt can't fully deal when his half-brother officially comes out. Also, a new male nurse arrives.
By Anonymous:
Abby fears the worst when her brother Eric suddenly disappears. He is actually AWOL and she forges Carter's name to obtain his medical records. Carter and Chen treat a frightened Chinese immigrant nanny, Tong-Yi, whom they suspect was impregnated by her employer. Meanwhile, new surgical resident Paul Nathan, who is struggling to overcome a physical disability, tries to help in the emergency room but his fellow doctors do not appreciate his advice to patients. Unable to quench his sexual appetite, Kovac also gets into trouble in his professional life, despite his admirable resolve to find an eye specialist to treat a young gunshot victim. Gallant and fellow medical student Erin Harkins engage in an escalating competition of medical knowledge. And Weaver gets some much-needed good news.
By garykmcd:
Abby is concerned when her brother's girlfriend tells her he has disappeared. More worrisome is the fact that he is away without permission from his Air Force post and she is convinced that he is suffering from the same condition as her mother. Medical student Paul Nathan again interferes with Dr. Corday's decision regarding an elderly patient when he convinces the man to undergo a serious operation from which he may not survive. Afterwards, she informs Nathan that at his current rate, he will not get a positive evaluation. Drs. Carter and Chen treat a nanny who has been impregnated by her employer but has a special reason for not leaving her employment. Dr. Kovac returns to work after his suspension. Dr. Lewis is having a bad run having lost several patients.
By garykmcd:
Kerry Weaver successfully defends a major budget item before a county committee but is subsequently pressured by Alderman Bright to treat his lover without creating a medical record. She does so, but with catastrophic results. Dr. Kovac has not been attending his counseling sessions. Dr. Corday treats a young woman who has been forced to attend a boot camp for unruly teenagers but who may have been abused. Carter re-evaluates his relationship with Abby. Dr. Anspaugh proposes that Dr. Romano and Dr. Weaver share the Chief of Staff duties. When Romano refuses, he appoints Weaver full-time to the position.
By Ron Kerrigan :
Dr. Carter returns to Chicago and talks Dr. Banfield into allowing him to pick up a number of shifts (without pay). Other happenings include Banfield's dogged pursuit of motherhood, Neela's intensifying personal relationship, and Archie's involvement with a patient who was probably beaten while in police custody - with his new girlfriend the detective standing by.
By Tad Dibbern :
Michael Crichton has created a medical drama that chronicles life and death in a Chicago hospital emergency room. Each episode tells the tale of another day in the ER, from the exciting to the mundane, and the joyous to the heart-rending. Frenetic pacing, interwoven plot lines, and emotional rollercoastering is used to attempt to accurately depict the stressful environment found there. This show even portrays the plight of medical students in their quest to become physicians.
By kianhc:
A TV medical drama that overlooks and chronicles the daily personal/working lives of a team of ER Doctors, Nurses, Patients and the people around them who work in Cook County General Teaching Hospital. Through this we see the heartbreak, triumph, loss and love they experience and sacrifice to try and save lives and to deal with their personal issues.
By Ron Kerrigan :
On her feet for 30 hours, Neela's endurance is tested by a number of crises - including being assigned a complicated operation. She is bewildered when her med student tells her he is not going to pursue a surgical residency. And she is sucked into the old conflict with Tony and Sarah when Sarah's grandfather suffers what appears to be a heart attack and her diagnosis conflicts with Tony's. Meanwhile Pratt discovers why the woman he was romantically interested in has been avoiding him and he uses his management skills to smooth over a rift between Frank and Archie.
By Alex:
Chaos strikes in County General when shots are fired and the gunmen get more and more desperate to make it out of the hospital. Kovac unknowingly puts himself in harms way while Abby is in the line of fire. Meanwhile, Pratt tries to help Neela as she attends to Gallant's concerned parents.
By Matthew Patay:
The pilot for the popular TV series is set during 24 frantic hours in the lives of a group of doctors, nurses, and staff members of a busy emergency room at a Chicago hospital. They deal with the seemingly endless casualties that stumble into their place of employment. The central characters are the chief resident and family man Dr. Mark Greene, who is considering a job in private practice due to pressure from his demanding law student wife Jennifer; outgoing Dr. Doug Ross, who deals with cases in his own personal way; straight-arrow Dr. Susan Lewis, trying to get by another long 36-hour shift; inexperienced third-year med student John Carter; cocky surgical resident Dr. Peter Benton; and troubled chief nurse Carol Hathaway.
By garykmcd:
In the introductory episode to the long-running series, the doctors, nurses and students at County General Hospital Emergency Room are introduced. Dr. Mark Greene is the Chief Resident and, like other residents, works long hours in a highly stressful environment. He has difficulty balancing his work and home life and his wife, Jenn, a law student, urges him to take a better paying job in private practice that will result in a more balanced lifestyle. Mark, however, realizes that he loves his work too much to join a quiet practice. Doug Ross is the ER pediatrician, and something of a ladies' man who is prone to drink on his days off. During his shift he has to deal with a severely beaten baby. Dr. Susan Lewis has to tell a 40-year old patient that he likely has cancer and only few months to live. Dr. Peter Benton is a brilliant surgical resident who feels restrained by his more senior colleagues. He gets an opportunity to shine, however, when a patient requires immediate surgery and he is the only person available to do it. The staff is shocked when well-liked head nurse Carol Hathaway is brought in after a suicide attempt. Into this mix comes third year medical student John Carter, for whom everything is a new experience.
By Toni Tapola, Finland:
Morning shift begins. The night shift treated 142 patients - a new record. Dr. Morris is confident that by the end of the day the ER can set a new record of 300 patients. Frank reminds him that there has never been more than 250 patients in a day. Dr. Morris bets $300 that they can reach 300 by the end of the shift. Frank, Dr. Gates and Dr. Pratt each bet $100 against him. But will the game be fair? Also, when chaplain Dupree arrives announcing that she's doing a round of the hospital, holding blessing ceremonies and memorials, the guys are against it, except for Dr. Gates, which makes the others suspicious. Frank goes straight to the point. Then there is the accident involving a camel.
By garykmcd:
Susan Lewis' boyfriend Div Cvetic, a psychiatric resident at County General, seems to be under a great deal of stress regularly lashing out at everyone. Doug Ross takes over for Mark Greene who takes a day off to be with his wife. He has a hard time keeping up with all the paperwork. John Carter is increasingly frustrated with Peter Benton who never seems to invite him to participate in surgeries. Benton learns the result of the fellowship he applied for and his mother shows up in the ER with a sprained ankle. Carol Hathaway treats a patient who was raped. A new ER aide, Bob, start work.
By garykmcd:
Dr. David Morgenstern returns after a six-month absence recovering from his heart attack. His new outlook on life however has Kerry Weaver questioning his abilities. Elizabeth Corday decides to start a study on the use of artificial blood in the ER, but the only problem is that she fails to discuss it first with Rocket Romano. Doug Ross decides to apply for an ER attending position. Scott Anspaugh suffers a major relapse. Anna Del Amico is confronted by an irate husband who wants his ill wife to terminate her pregnancy. At the free clinic, Carol Hathaway has to deal with the case of an underage high school student who is sleeping with her 40-year-old teacher. Peter Benton hits a pedestrian with a car but Carter helps him out with an important piece of information.
By garykmcd:
Abby is worried about her brother and tries to remain calm hoping for the best, but that becomes nearly impossible when her manic mother arrives in Chicago. The team treat a young boy who was accidentally run over by her mother when backing out of the driveway. Dr. Lewis realizes that a patient's personal interest in her may be affecting his medical choices. Dr. Weaver has her purse snatched but she gets back at the thief when he shows up in the ER for treatment. Pratt goes on his paramedic ride along and is a bit too eager to pronounce someone dead. Dr. Kovac has an unconventional way of treating someone with a dangerously high fever. Dr Weaver suggests to her partner that they should again try to have a baby.
By garykmcd:
At the hospital daycare, one of the child-care workers suggests to Peter Benton that he may want to have baby Reece's hearing checked. Doug Ross dodges a bullet by admitting upfront his error in detoxifying a baby without permission. Having been acting Chief for over 6 months, Kerry Weaver puts her name forward to replace David Morgenstern as Chief of Emergency Medicine only to be told she will have to compete for the job. The doctors treat a couple of Elvis impersonators who sky dive into Lake Superior. When drugs go missing from the ER, John Carter suspects Anna Del Amico's ex-boyfriend.
By Anonymous:
On a busy Halloween night, Carter and Abby are the only staffers in costume when victims of an apartment building fire pack the ER. Corday takes on a new med student for a surgical rotation - Paul Nathan, who suffers from Parkinson's disease and decided to pursue medicine after being diagnosed. Despite a difficult first day, both professionally and medically, Nathan makes a difficult diagnosis. Romano's rehab lags behind his expectations, and he begins to doubt his role in surgery is no longer an option. In a moment of personal weakness, he tries to express his feelings for Corday. Weaver continues to display erratic behavior, raising staff suspicions about her menopause. Luka's burgeoning sex addiction worsens, as an affair with Chuny is revealed, and tensions rise when he treats a patient with a perpetual erection.
By garykmcd:
It's a busy Halloween night when over 30 victims of an apartment fire are brought into the ER. A new medical student, Paul Nathan, starts a surgical rotation under Dr. Corday but the staff question whether he should be there when they learn he has Parkinsons. Dr. Kovac's womanizing starts to affect his work when he and Chuny constantly bicker. A woman who chose to give birth at home is brought to the ER with her seriously ill newborn. Dr. Romano, unable to perform surgery, is driving everyone crazy by constantly looking over their shoulder and commenting on their work. Abby and Carter find they are the only one's to have shown up for work in costume.
By Marcos:
Kovac reacts negatively when he sees Abby giving extra attention to a patient; Ray and Gates clash over a patient, pinning Neela in the middle; and Ben takes things to the next level with Sam. Meanwhile, Pratt is under investigation and Weaver says a final goodbye to the ER.
By garykmcd:
It's a busy day in the ER. Dr. Pratt is stopped by hospital security when they find a pistol in his shoulder bag. He claims to have found it in the ambulance bay. Kerry Weaver's pregnancy is not going well as she develops medical complications. In the aftermath of a young patient's near death, Dr. Kovac has to present the case to staff. Susan Lewis treats a disturbed man who admits that he is a pedophile and is unable to control his urges. Dr. Chen has to treat a high school mathlete who has taken drugs. Dr. Kayson and Gallant treat a 93 year old man who has suffered a heart attack but whose only interest seems to be to have sex with his young wife. Carter treats Dr. James McNulty who runs a walk-in clinic and was injured when someone broke in to steal drugs. Pratt again has to leave the hospital when his friend Leon gets into trouble.
By Ron Kerrigan :
A usually eventful day or two at the ER includes admittance of an old man who has flashbacks of the hospital ER as it was 40 years before. His caretaker arrives and turns out to be a former ER staff member. Meanwhile a mother dying of cancer is given some tests after the old man indicates he thinks she has been mis-diagnosed. Sam's sister Kelly visits and tries to get Sam to agree to take on the care of their sick mother. A man who has lived most of his life in an iron lung needs an operation and a poor epileptic woman is brought in after shoplifting.
By Marco van Hoof :
Carol tries to get the ER staff to sing for another ward of the hospital but nobody wants to. Mark is angry with Jennifer for staying in Dayton with Rachel during Christmas and takes care of a Holocaust survivor whose car has been stolen while her grandchild was in it. Weaver gets a visit from a close friend and Benton and Carter get in Vucelich's good book when Carter convinces Jules 'Ruby' Rubadoux to let his wife undergo a new surgery technique Vucelich is studying and experiment with.
By garykmcd:
It's proving to be a less than happy Christmas-time for Mark Greene who has to give his deposition in the lawsuit against him in the death of Jodi O'Brien (see episode 1.19) and he learns that his daughter may not be able to join him as planned. Greene also treats an elderly victim of a carjacking who tells them her infant granddaughter was in the car with her. Carol Hathaway is appalled at the lack of Christmas spirit and takes inspiration from a very familiar man who injured himself making toys. Carter is enjoying his surgical sub-internship, but his interest in the patients, as opposed to the surgical procedure, seems to be at odds with the approach of his colleagues.
By garykmcd:
Abby becomes concerned when her neighbor beats his wife and calls the police, but they say it was all a misunderstanding. Dr. Lewis treats a death row inmate who is brought in with stab wounds but would rather die than undergo treatment. Jing-Mei asks to be re-instated as an attending physician and threatens a law suit if her request is not met. Carter plays intermediary between his divorcing parents but his father insists the marriage is over. He also treats a rising rapper who won't accept that he is HIV positive. Kerry Weaver and Sandy have an argument about Kerry's refusal to come out.
By garykmcd:
Carter and Abby squabble when they attend a posh fund raiser where the Carter family foundation makes a large donation. She feels he should be more supportive of his grandmother and her request that John take a greater interest in the family's activities. He's happy working as a doctor and is convinced he can't do both. A well-known alderman comes into the ER with a knee injury but when he is diagnosed with syphilis, he asks Dr. Weaver to ensure nothing appears on his medical record. Pratt and Lewis disagree on how best to deal with two young children when their mother is brought into the ER with severe pneumonia. Kovac has to convince a man to undergo an operation but refuses to leave his dying wife's bedside. Pratt's friend Leon is arrested by the police. Carter offers financial help to Dr. McNulty and his street clinic.
By Marco van Hoof :
Weaver asks Mark to do a night shift. It's his fourth in a row and he's very unhappy about it. To make things worse, Doug has a whiplash and can't work, Susan has an appointment with her lawyer and Weaver has other business to attend to. Meanwhile, traumas keep coming in and the waiting room is getting more and more crammed with people.
By garykmcd:
Mark Greene finds himself the only attending physician during a very busy night shift in the ER. He wants to close the hospital to trauma cases but Dr. Morgenstern refuses, concerned that County officials are looking for any reason to close them down. No matter how hard they work, the team seems unable to make any headway, so Greene takes drastic action to clear the waiting room. John Carter is also working the ER night shift, his penance for having celebrated his placement while still on duty. Greene and Peter Benton continue to clash. Dr. Susan Lewis fires her lawyer after he suggests that her sister Chloe may have a case in her attempt to regain custody of baby Susie. Doug Ross is out of commission, suffering from whiplash as a result of a car accident.
By garykmcd:
The ER has to treat the victims of a shooting and robbery at Doc Magoo's across the street. Chen and Kovac discover the bodies when they stop in for coffee. With only limited information available, the police are sweeping the area and take Gallant and Pratt into custody as possible suspects. Abby's mother is still in Chicago and staying at her apartment. Dr. Lewis goes out on a date of sorts with her young admirer. Carter considers proposing to Abby.
By Anonymous:
As the new director of diversity, Benton studies medical school applications and discovers that his own academic record did not qualify him--he was admitted because of affirmative action. Weaver feels uncomfortable amongst Legaspi's lesbian friends. Carter treats an unvaccinated child who contracted measles.
By Toni Tapola, Finland:
A woman who broke her leg while trying to escape a house fire is brought in with her husband. The husband, Mr. Lotery did not let the paramedics to check him over. Then his brother-in-law arrives, saying that he predicted that something like the house fire would happen - it was actually an arson. Mr. Lotery's brother-in-law becomes aggressive and accuses him of being a pervert, specifically a pedophile. Mr. Lotery denies the accusations. He was sued but found not guilty. When Mr. Lotery is waiting for his wife who's in line for X-ray, he has the chance to calm down a young girl who is afraid of needles. When his brother-in-law sees this, he brutally assaults him, while Dr. Brenner calmly watches nearby... Meanwhile, Neela gets sued for malpractice.
By garykmcd:
The ER staff finds itself under the lights when a camera crew films them for a PBS documentary. Most are self-conscious with cameras following them around and some are unaware or forget that there are fixed cameras and that they are miked leading to interesting exchanges. The documentary focuses primarily on Mark Greene, who is still recovering from the beating he suffered in the hospital washroom, but he doesn't want to be depicted as a poor soul deserving of public sympathy. An accident victim's family causes a near riot in the ER. Dr. David Morgenstern has a heart attack. Elizabeth Corday arrives for her first shift at County General.
By Alex/Marcos:
Curtis Ames, a carpenter who suffered a stroke under Kovac's care, sues him for malpractice. Kovac and Ames square off in court as each man's recollections of Ames' treatment are recounted via testimony and flashbacks. Meanwhile, Abby returns to work and must adjust to the dramatic changes in her life, and Pratt's early morning trip to the barbershop results in a new awareness of community need. Also, Abby and Pratt try an unconventional method for treating a heart patient and Neela tries a risky procedure which doesn't sit well with her chief.
By garykmcd:
Susan continues to struggle raising little Suzie on her own. She asks her parents for help, otherwise she see little choice but to put her up for adoption. Doug Ross and med student Harper have a particularly rough day when they twice have to perform a particularly painful procedure on little Chia-Chia who is dying of AIDS. One of the nurses helps prostitute Loretta Sweet dress for a regular job interview. When Benton learns that a frequently battered woman's husband is a police officer, he finds a creative way to deal with the situation. The nurses have to deal with a number of junkies trying to get free drugs. New desk clerk Randi shows off some of her clothing designs.
By Anonymous:
Dr. Ross treats the dying Chia-Chia. Susan tries to find a way to keep Little Susie, asking her parents for help. Benton treats an injured woman who refuses to press charges against her abusive policeman husband. Carol and Harper are tricked by a patient from the "turkey file." Lydia helps Loretta the prostitute outfit herself for a job interview. The staff celebrates Weaver's day off.
By garykmcd:
Doug Ross' hopes of renewing his relationship with Carol Hathaway take a positive turn after the two of them kiss following a particularly stressful trauma, but his hopes are dashed when she decides to move in with boyfriend Tag. John Carter has a particularly good day when Dr. Green successfully walks him through a complex procedure. Haleh takes Dr. Benton to task when he refuses to act as a role model for a young gangbanger she has an interest in. Benton is also competing with Dr. Langworthy for a prestigious fellowship. It's Susan Lewis' birthday and her sister Chloe shows up at the ER drunk.
By Anonymous:
Numerous mishaps threaten to mar Corday and Greene's wedding day. As the very pregnant Corday becomes increasingly agitated, the presence of her bickering divorced parents does little to improve her mood. With the intense rain, Greene has a difficult time making it to the church. But, evenutally, he arrives and they joyfully wed.
By garykmcd:
With Susan Lewis now gone, the ER is short one doctor and Mark Greene decides to re-organize the distribution of work. Carol Hathaway frets over her midterm physics exam. Benton prepares for a particularly difficult pediatric surgery only to be pulled out at the last moment to assist Morgenstern in a routine procedure. Jeanie Boulet's husband Al is treated by Greene and now wonders about Jeanie's condition. When she denies her HIV status, Greene isn't prepared to take her word for it and checks her file. Dr. Keaton informs Carter that she is going away. Dennis Gant is having trouble keeping up with the heavy workload.
By Marco van Hoof :
Benton feels he's not taken seriously ever since the Vucelich debacle and when a man who jumped in front of the metro after a bad Valentine's day comes in, he does everything he can to save him - even though all the other surgeons agree it's a hopeless case. Carter has an important interview, Doug goes to see his father and Jerry tries to convince everybody basketball player Scottie Pippen visited the ER. And while pregnant Conni is past her due date, eight women from the maternity ward come down to the ER because the sprinklers on that ward have burst.
By Toni Tapola, Finland:
A firefighter is brought in after being injured at a fire that is blamed on a young girl with genetic problems. Abby decides to prove the girl did not cause the fire. A disfigured man saves his anti-social neighbor. An old woman dies unattended at the ER while the staff are waiting for a psychiatrist. Pratt backs up Abby in an administration meeting. Neela's cousin apparently chooses Harold.
By Anonymous:
Benton is unable to find a job after Romano negatively influences local hospitals. He reluctantly agrees to accept Romano's demeaning offer of a per diem job at County with no benefits. Kovac and Abby are attacked by a mugger with a steel pipe. Injured, Kovac protects Abby and smashes the robber's head on the ground repeatedly.
By garykmcd:
It's a busy shift for nurse Abby Lockhart. She is upset when Paul Sobriki is brought in for treatment after falling on the ice. Sobriki is the schizophrenic who stabbed Carter and killed medical student Lucy Knight two years ago. Abby also has to deal with a little boy who spent the night in the waiting room when his mother came into the ER for treatment. Her ex also lets her know that she is going to re-marry. Carter's mother reappears but it's not a happy reunion. He also meets Jing-Mei who thinks she knows why Kerry Weaver didn't answer her page. Mark Green thinks his daughter may be smoking. Kerry Weaver and Sandy Lopez go out on a second date but argue when Kerry is uncomfortable at the prospect of being outed.
By Anonymous:
The city suffers power outages during an unseasonably hot spell. Nursing-home patients are brought into the ER suffering from hyperthermia. Abby and Pratt disagree on the diagnosis of a fussy baby. Abby falls back to old habits and quickly down spirals to rock bottom on a night she'll forever regret.
By Marcos:
The rainy night brings in diverse patients including a mother involved in a car accident with her baby, a man with a satisfaction facilitator, and a comatose patient who suddenly wakes up. Also, Sam steps up to Eve and her strict ways and Jerry gets struck by lightening!
By garykmcd:
On a snowy Chicago day, all is quiet in the ER and the staff amuse themselves. Mark Greene and Susan Lewis put a cast on Carter's leg as a practical joke while Malik tries his hand at rap. Carol Hathaway announces that she and Tag are engaged. Dr. Angela Hicks joins the hospital staff. A major traffic accident on a local highway leads to a flood of patients. Doug Ross misdiagnoses a patient with tragic results. Bob the ER aide shows off her skills in an emergency situation.
By Anonymous:
Carter misses his pregnant girlfriend who has returned to Africa. A family of four is rushed to the emergency room after suffering carbon monoxide poisoning from their faulty furnace--forcing the claustrophobic Neela to accompany a newborn baby into an extremely uncomfortable hyperbaric chamber.
By Alex/Marcos:
Weaver, Kovac, and the other doctors work frantically to try to save Jerry and a pregnant Abby, who were both critically injured during the shootout that left the ER in shambles. Meanwhile, Sam tries to escape from her ex-boyfriend and his criminal accomplices as they head north, but things quickly turn violent.
By Marcos:
Dr. Nate Lennox, a former professor with ALS, is brought in as the progression of his disease is chronicled through his own flashbacks as he is treated by each of the doctors at one point. As Lennox wants to give up, Abby fights to convince him to keep on fighting.
By Marcos:
Weaver cares for a Katrina survivor who's reluctant to having surgery on her foot; budget cuts force Luka to make a difficult personnel decision. Also, Gates' home life intrudes on the ER; and Pratt and Hope are shaken after a patient in their care dies needlessly.
By garykmcd:
Carol Hathaway receives the results of her medical school admissions test but begins to have doubts about being a doctor. When Jerry hears that a very valuable mouse has escaped from the hospital lab, he sets out to trap it in the hopes of collecting the $5000 reward. Dr. Carter is still in Dr. Anspaugh's doghouse and wonders when he'll ever get back into an operating room. He's faced with an ethical dilemma when a fellow resident, Dale Edson, falsifies a patient's chart to cover up an error. Benton finds it difficult to balance work with the demands posed by being a prospective father.
By garykmcd:
The police bring in another elderly rape victim but this time they also get the rapist. The ER staff is in no mood to treat him and Anna Del Amico takes John Carter to task for not giving the man the best care and letting his emotions take over his duties as a physician. Realizing she has made a major mistake, Dr. Weaver lines up support to oppose the take over of the ER by Synergix and accuses Ellis West of using her to win the contract. Carol Hathaway is having doubts about her commitment to Doug Ross while he resents her hesitation. Cynthia Hooper suggests to Mark that with her lease coming due, she should perhaps move in with him but he is obviously reluctant. Benton and Corday go out on another date.
By Marco van Hoof :
Sam and Luka are desperately trying to find Alex, who has run away from home in the previous episode. Meanwhile, Ray, Abby and Neela have their first day as R2's, which means that besides treating patients, they have to monitor and teach interns.
By garykmcd:
After a young girl is brought into the ER with a potentially serious and highly communicable disease, the Centre for Disease Control orders the entire hospital to be evacuated. Everyone that is except the staff who came into contact with her including John Carter, Abby Lockhart, Pratt and Jing-Mei Chen who will have to spend two weeks quarantined in the ER. Abby and Carter start a relationship. While evacuating patients by helicopter, Dr. Romano has a serious accident. Elizabeth Corday has returned to London to work in her father's hospital but is finding it difficult to adjust to her new environment.
By Anonymous:
The realities of the ER may be too much for a child, but circumstances force Greene to bring his daughter Rachel with him on a day when the outdoor temperature tops 100 degrees and the air-conditioning doesn't work. Benton and Langworthy try in vain to save a boy shot in self-defense. Meanwhile, Lewis's broke sister, Chloe, steals Lewis's TV and VCR. After Ross crosses the line with Hathaway and Taglieri, Hathaway slugs Ross.
By garykmcd:
On an excruciatingly hot day - with the hospital air conditioning on the fritz - Mark finds himself unexpectedly called into work with his young daughter in tow. Doug Ross deals with the case of a young girl suffering from a cocaine overdose. He automatically assumes that the girl's father is to blame. He is also feeling sheepish about showing up unannounced at Carol's apartment but things are looking up when he meets a new pharmaceutical sales representative. Susan Lewis' sister Chloe shows up broke and homeless. Against her better judgment, she lets her move into her apartment, but with unfortunate results. Ivan the liquor store owner shoots a young man who had recently robbed him and Peter Benton tries to save his life.
By Heather:
Ross helps the mother of a dying boy; Benton attends a parent/child signing class. Corday doesn't give her account in the case against Dr. Romano. Romano blackmails Corday into dropping her support for Doyle's harassment lawsuit against Romano, but Kerry gets Romano to rewrite his insulting and inaccurate review of Doyle's job performance. The ER unites to help an injured woman who needs to find temporary homes for her many dogs as she gets treatment. Mark treats the hospital janitor, Mobalage, whose injuries suggest he has been tortured in the past. Carter discovers something with one of the med students he is mentoring.
By Marcos:
It's Christmas in the ER. A homeless boy sends Gates and Ray on a mission. Meanwhile, in the ER, Neela oversees an unusual kidney transplant case; Sam takes a stand when a patient is dumped in an alley by another hospital; and Morris plays Santa for a special girl and learns the meaning of Christmas.
By Marcos:
Kovac and Gates find themselves with a moral dilemma when a woman comes into the ER with acute liver failure; Neela finds herself questioning what is right when Manish decides to give up a kidney to a complete stranger. Meanwhile, Ray fights to get to the bottom of a cheerleaders accidental fall; Abby gets a prediction for her future; and Alex's troubles continue to intrude on Sam's work life.
By Brian Tjoe-Nij:
Neela is still struggling with her decision not to continue becoming a doctor. We discover that Ray is in a band. Kovac and Sam are amoureux, but where does that leave them? Carter takes Abby to dinner in a restaurant he hired off for the evening.
By Alex:
In Sudan, Carter and a colleague struggle to save a woman who was raped by a band of militants. Back in the ER, Clemente asks to return to work after the shooting incident, but Kovac refuses. Meanwhile, Neela and Pratt have a work dispute, and, in a related incident, K.J.'s father shows up again in the ER.
By garykmcd:
Mark's wife arrives in the ER with the news that she has passed her bar exams but several members of the staff interrupt their intimate celebration. Greene treats an elderly woman whose husband isn't ready to let her go. It's been eight weeks since Hathaway's attempted suicide, but Doug Ross has yet to bring himself to visit the woman he went out with for two years. Susan Lewis saves a newborn who is brought into the ER choking. She also argues with the psychiatric attending who refuses to admit a patient suffering from dementia. Carter finds himself having to care for a group of German tourists who are suffering from food poisoning. He also treats a young flirt with a rash. Benton treats a recent surgery patient and finds his correct diagnosis overturned by the man's physician. Susan Lewis treats a family struck by a drunk driver. The husband and daughter will survive but there is little hope for the woman. The drunk driver is also brought in suffering from only a few scratches.
By Hops Splurt:
The day kicks off early when Dr. Lewis is woken up to help a suffocating baby. A drunk driver is brought in together with the severely injured family he hit. Mark urges Doug to look in on nurse Hathaway, which he eventually does. Mark's wife Jennifer has passed her bar exam and wants to celebrate. Carter has to start with getting stool samples from a room full of tourists with food poisoning, but ends up with being invited back home by the cute girl with the interesting rash.
By Alex:
Third-year med student Lucy Knight reports to the ER for the first day of her rotation. Greene takes a paternal interest in her, helping her get acquainted, but she gets off to a bad start with the irritable Carter. The rest of the day finds her informing a wife of her husband's terminal condition, comforting a pregnant woman, getting locked on the roof and trying to figure out Weaver's "Tour on Tape."
By Marco van Hoof :
When picking up some papers at Doug's, Mark finds out Doug and Harper had sex that night. Mark gets angry with Doug about this since it could get both of them fired. Harper tells Carter what happened between her and Doug. Meanwhile Jeanie starts at the ER which clearly upsets Benton. It turns out Randi has done time and the nurses and Jerry are guessing what she might have done.
By garykmcd:
Mark Greene is put in a difficult position when he learns that Doug Ross spent the night with medical student Harper Tracy. While Doug and Harper are ready to write off their one night stand as a mistake, Carter isn't so forgiving. Doug Ross continues his self-destructive behavior by confronting the head of pediatrics who announces that Ross' fellowship will not be renewed. Carol Hathaway has decided to buy a house but puts off signing the paperwork when visited at work by her notary. Jeanie Boulet starts a rotation in the ER as a physician's assistant but finds Benton to be less than helpful. Benton and Susan Lewis disagree over her diagnosis of a patient Benton was hoping to recommend for a surgical study being undertaken by Dr. Vucelich.
By Marco van Hoof :
Shep and Raul enter a house with about a dozen abandoned and undernourished children. They bring them to the ER where they keep the staff busy. Meanwhile, Vucelich lets Carter take care of Mrs. Rubadoux, whose condition doesn't improve and who didn't turn out to be good material for Vucelich's study. Shep clashes with Malik and Benton over a racial remark and Mark gets divorce papers from Jennifer. Jeanie has an evaluation and an appointment with Al.
By garykmcd:
The ER is kept busy when they have to treat a large number of underfed and abandoned children. A comment by paramedic Shep lead to accusations of racism. Carter tries to treat Mrs. Rubadoux, whose caring husband Ruby is desperate for a solution. Benton continues to impress and is made an associate on Dr. Vucelic research team. Jeanie Boulet is less than pleased with her student assessment and is taken aback when husband Al makes her a proposition. Greene gets bad news when he receives test results for regular patient Loretta Sweet. His wife also files for divorce.
By garykmcd:
Luka Kovac arrives safely at County General and is hospitalized for treatment. His friend Gillian delivers John Carter's letter to Abby. Pretty well everyone gets to read it when Frank retrieves it and from the garbage and passes it around. Greg Pratt has dinner with Chen and her parents. The dinner goes well but they have a serious argument afterward. Dr. Romano is unhappy with his prosthetic arm which makes him even more difficult to deal with. Some of the more senior nurses find their hours being reduced as a cost saving measure and stage a walkout. Romano's response is to fire them all. Dr. Lewis treats a teenager with a serious heart problem but her parents insist that she not be told immediately. A new group of second year residents arrive.
By Marco van Hoof :
Carter gets his first official patient. Unfortunately, something goes awry. Doug treats a four-year-old Asian boy with AIDS who has been given a deadly combination of medicines. Susan, who has enough trouble as it is with Chloe and little Susie, clashes again with Weaver. Wendy conducts interviews with several ER staff members for an article about Mark.
By garykmcd:
Carter finally gets his first patient but his efforts land the man in the OR. Susan Lewis' sister Chloe announces her future plans to her disbelieving sister. Mark Greene is finding the commuting quite difficult and decides to spend a few nights a week at Doug's apartment. Nurse Hathaway comes to the end of her ride along with the paramedics but not before they have to deal with a shut in and his pet rabbits. Doug Ross treats a child with AIDS and takes the pediatrics department to task for mis-prescribing medication only to learn from the department head that his fellowship in the ER may not be renewed. Susan and Kerry Weaver continue to clash with Mark stuck in the middle. Jeanie Boulet advises Benton that she is not prepared to give up on her marriage.
By garykmcd:
It's Christmas time and the ER staffers are in a festive mood. Dr. Benton is looking forward to having his first Christmas with newborn son Reece. He also gains a bit of notoriety when a blind man he is treating can suddenly see. Dr. Corday is looking forward to going home for the holidays but one of her patients comes out of a coma just as she is about to leave and decides to spend the holidays in Chicago. Kerry Weaver starts a relationship with Dr. Ellis West. Mark Greene treats an elderly woman who is savagely beaten and raped. Now that his lawsuit is out of the way, he tries to make amends to the family that was suing him. He also learns that girlfriend Cynthia has a shocking secret. John Carter's grandmother visits Carol Hathaway's clinic with her other grandson, Chase. John is none too pleased when he catches Chase shooting up in the family limo. Carol decides that the time has come for her relationship with Doug Ross to be made public but he has a surprise for her.
By Anonymous:
Benton is hailed as a miracle worker after he seemingly heals a blind man. Corday operates on Allison Beaumont again. Mark discovers Cynthia's hidden past. Carter discovers his cousin Chase shooting heroin. Greene treats an elderly rape victim, learning about forgiveness. Kerry is apparently seeing Ellis West now. Carol and Doug announce their relationship to the staff. Carter signs off on George Henry's internship after performing an intubation on a patient who was already dead.
By garykmcd:
It's Dr. Carter's first day as a surgical intern and he learns just how challenging his year is going to be. Not only must he put in a 36 hour shift he learns that for his first day, he will be going back to his old haunts covering the ER. On top of that, he will be alone overnight covering not only the ER, but also the intensive care unit and all surgical patients. A new student, Dennis Gant, comes in to help him out. He realizes that he has much to learn, but will survives it all. Nurse Hathaway meets her old boyfriend Shep - and his new girlfriend - at the July 4th picnic. Jeanie Boulet goes to the hospital's HIV clinic for treatment but is warned off by a former medical worker who lost his job when he told his employers about his condition. Dr. Benton receives the result of his own HIV test.
By garykmcd:
Although the staff is happy that the hospital will remain open, that doesn't mean there aren't changes on the way. The new Chief of Staff, Dr. Donald Anspaugh, has his own ideas on increasing the ER's productivity and a new intern, Maggie Doyle, joins the team. Carter gets into trouble with Anspaugh when he lies about the seriousness of a patient's condition in order to book an operating room. His troubles continue when he learns his apartment building has burned down. Jeanie Boulet continues to struggle with her condition and Benton makes it clear he does not want her handling any of his cases. On a spur of the moment, Susan Lewis invites Mark Greene to go on holidays with her. Benton decides to pursue a fellowship in paediatric surgery.
By Heather:
Lucy begins her surgical rotation under Benton and Corday. Romano offers to get Corday's fellowship reinstated and asks her to assist him in surgery. Weaver interrogates Corday, asking if Romano ever sexually harassed her. Corday denies it and concludes that Doyle must have filed charges. Ross jeopardizes a liquid pain medicine study by surreptitiously giving some of the drug to Joi's son, Ricky. Greene discovers the secret and informs Weaver. They decide not to tell Anspaugh because, by violating protocol on a federally-funded trial, the hospital would be unable to obtain research money and Medicare payments for years.
By Ron Kerrigan :
Neela's day is filled with three significant events: the arrival in the ER of a man who acts out his dreams, and this time jumped through a window thinking he was escaping a plane; the deterioration of a young girl who has been her patient for a while and with whom she has a special bond, and job interviews, set up by Lucien, who also tells her he wants her to stay at county. But which version of the day is the true one? The one in which both the dream runner and the girl die because decisions turn out to be wrong, the one in which both of them die even though the decisions were right (and in which Neela blows off an interview conducted by ex-ER doc Corday)? Or the one where both patients live and she is offered the job by Corday?
By Peter Brandt Nielsen:
Neela experiences three different versions of a day depending on her actions: A girl we met in the last episode needs Neela's best judgment in deciding on the best course of action in her case. An advanced sleepwalker who crashed through a window while dreaming he was flying is brought in, and the right decision has to be made about how to diagnose and treat him. Neela has job interviews with top-class hospitals, but does Dubenko really want her to leave? Simon returns from Australia eager to reconnect with Neela.
By Brian Tjoe-Nij:
Kovacs stops to help a woman and her son whose car broke down. Steve is getting close to Alex, and Sam panics. Abby is looking for her letter whether to see she passed her boards. Pratt shows off his new Chrysler. Elgin tries to build a connection between him and Pratt. Jing-Mei might be battered by her senile father.
By Marcos:
Abby and Sam try to treat an obnoxious, aspiring comedian with mysterious symptoms; Pratt must defend his actions in front of the medical board; Neela scrubs in on a kidney donor transplant; and Morris, as the lone attending, must run a busy ER. Also, Kovac gets a surprising proposal from Abby.
By garykmcd:
Carol Hathaway faces an ethical dilemma when a patient admits that he, and not his friend, was driving the car that ran a red light and killed a pedestrian. She decides to tell Tag about kissing Doug Ross. It's Thanksgiving and the doctors treat an animal rights activist who was attacked by the turkey he was trying to save. Doug Ross is going to the Bahamas with Linda Farrell and he is very much feeling like a kept man. Carter has to treat a transgender woman who has now reached an age where she can no longer pass as a woman. Carter's indifference is the final straw. Susan Lewis continues to worry about Div Cvetic, whose condition seems to be worsening.
By garykmcd:
It's Carter's last day in the ER and finally fed up with Dr. Benton's apparent indifference, rejoices when he learns that he gets to write an appraisal on him. He subsequently regrets his negative input when he gets offered the surgical sub-internship he'd hoped for and learns that Benton gave him a glowing appraisal. He also spends a good part of the day with young leukemia victim who is fed up with life. Benton and Jeanie Boulet's relationship reaches a crossroads. Mark Greene is offered an attending position at the hospital but also learns that he is being sued for malpractice over his handling of the Jodi O'Brien case. The big day for Carol Hathaway and Tag is here but doubts creep in and one of them gets left standing at the altar.
By garykmcd:
While on a paramedic ride along, Elizabeth Corday puts her life at risk to rescue a man trapped in a building collapse. When hazardous materials are brought into the ER, the unit has to be closed down. With Dr. Weaver rendered unconscious, John Carter takes charge of the situation and performs brilliantly. With the ER evacuated, Doug Ross and Carol Hathaway find themselves trapped in an elevator while transferring a young patient with renal failure.
By garykmcd:
It's decision day for Carol Hathaway who will learn the results of the investigation and whether her suspension will become permanent. She is also toying with the idea of writing the medical school admissions test. Benton finally comes to terms with the death of Dennis Gant and Dr. Hicks provides him with support. His pregnant ex-girlfriend Carla Reece doesn't want anything to do with him, however. Dr. Carter challenges Dr. Anspaugh's diagnosis of a patient. Mark Greene and Maggie Doyle desperately try to get a patient with Down's syndrome on a heart transplant list, but come up against an unexpected obstacle. Dr. Ross again meets a young cystic fibrosis patient he had treated several weeks before. Now 18 years old, he wants to Ross to remove him from the ventilator even though it almost certainly means he will die.
By Marcos:
Kovac and Gates deal with a hopeless father whose son succumbs to heart failure; Pratt tries to resolve the tension between him and his brother; an Armenian man tries to be a good samaritan but ends up crashing near the ER; Abby sneaks in baby Joe when she worries his sickness may be worse than it seems; Also, Sam injures the instructor of a self-defense seminar.
By Anonymous:
In order to get her paitient to tell her the location of a missing body, Corday agrees to grant him a fatal wish. Kovac befriends two brothers. He tells Weaver that his wife and children died in the Bosnian war. Former medical student Deb Chen returns to County General as a resident, using her Chinese name, Jing-Mei Chen.
By garykmcd:
Mark rushes out to San Diego when his mother has a serious fall and is hospitalized. When he gets there, he finds her suffering from mild dementia and questions the care she is receiving. To his surprise, Cynthia Hooper follows him unannounced and uninvited, leading for them to come a conclusion about their relationship. Mark also learns a lot about his parents' relationship and while he continues to struggle with his difficult relationship with his father, he also learns of some of the sacrifices the man made for his family.
By garykmcd:
Accompanied by Mark Greene, Doug Ross travels to California after being informed that his father has died. He learns that his drunken father ran a stop sign killing not only himself but the female occupant of his own vehicle as well the man in the other vehicle, a hard working family man who leaves behind a widow and several children. All of Doug's unhappy childhood memories come flooding back as he learns of his father's last days. A surprise visitor lifts his spirits, however. When he learns that Mark's parents live only a few hours away in San Diego he insists that they visit. Mark's relationship with his own father, a retired US Navy Captain, is strained and distant.
By Marco van Hoof :
Carter, Pratt, Kovac and Abby are dealing with a woman and her three children who've jumped from a three floor apartment trying to escape from the father. Meanwhile Dr. Lewis becomes Chief of Emergency Medicine, Howard quits his internship and Dr. Corday is facing dismissal.
By Anonymous:
Maggie contests Abby's attempt to institutionalize her. Weaver treats a few bizarre patients. When Legaspi returns to work after being exonerated of sexual harassment, Weaver tries to reconcile with her. Benton injures his hand while transporting his former teacher to the hospital and must contend with the teacher's wisecracking elderly buddies (TOM BOSLEY and TOM POSTON).
By garykmcd:
Susan Lewis must overcome her fear of flying when she and Mark Greene fly out to the scene of a serious accident involving a family of four. The mother's injuries are relatively minor but her husband is suffering from memory loss. Their teenage son undergoes surgery as does their 10 day-old daughter, Megan. When Benton is left to complete the operation on the baby, he makes an error and Dr. Keaton has to take over. Nurse Hathaway has started her pre-med studies but is wondering if she'll ever make it. Jeanie Boulet and Dr. Maggie Doyle find themselves trying to deal with the corpse of a patient who wants to be cryogenically preserved. Hathaway has to deal with a ward nurse, Rhoda Sterling, who is rotated to the ER but can't keep up with hectic pace and makes a near fatal error.
By garykmcd:
It's a day of birthdays. Peter Benton's mother is celebrating a birthday and he tries desperately to find someone to cover his shift. He makes a choice however when Dr. Hicks suggests that he's been absent too often and may wish to consider a leave of absence until his mother's situation is resolved. Carter thinks it's Benton birthday and has a surprise for him. Mark Greene's daughter is also having a birthday but he misses that due to an emergency at the hospital. An elderly, solitary man in the final stages of cancer arrives in the ER on his birthday. Carol Hathaway suggests to her fiancé that they adopt little Tatiana, the AIDS patient abandoned in the ER. Ross has to deal with a young child who was kicked out of a window.
By Mathew5000:
In the season finale, an ER patient with a mysterious past is afraid that people are trying to kill him. Dr. Moretti returns, trying to make amends for wrecking the marriage of Abby and Luka. Neela makes her way through a difficult M&M conference. Morris treats a woman with lupus who has an attractive daughter.
By Anonymous:
In the series' 150th episode, a massive train wreck mobilizes the emergency room doctors. Corday, Carter and Kovac rush to the scene. Corday falls and injures her back, bringing on contractions in only her 25th week of pregnancy. While amputating the legs of a fallen firefighter, Corday stops because of her pain.
By Anonymous:
Maggie's emotional instability worsens. She refuses her medication, becomes combative and flees the hospital. Abby finds solace with Kovac. The gang member girlfriend of Benton's deceased nephew knows who killed the dead boy who was hated for his antigang stance.
By Anonymous:
Lucy's patient finally gets a heart transplant but does not survive. The transplanted heart will now go to another recipient. Greene interferes in a gay domestic situation. Corday tricked her patient who murdered several women and now he's being transferred to a county jail.
By mathew5000:
A single mother is hurt in a car accident, and must find someone to take care of her daughter. Gates treats a 78-year-old man who refuses surgery that would save his life. Meanwhile Morris's afternoon date with Claudia is not what he expected.
By Marcos:
Neela receives good news about her surgical residency, but two visitors bring some troubling news regarding Gallant. Pratt struggles to get a straight story when two abused boys come into the ER with their father. Clemente's behavior grows more and more erratic, forcing Luka to take a stand.
By Alex:
Pratt struggles to get the real story when two abused boys come into the ER with their injured father. Neela is nervous when she is urgently called up to Dr. Dubenko's office, but is relieved when she gets good news. Meanwhile, two U.S. Army officers enter the ER, and the staff worries that it's bad news. Meanwhile, Kovac forces Clemente, who's been acting oddly, to take a break, and Morris and Albright can't seem to fight the sexual tension between them.
By Janko:
Freshly back from Darfur, Pratt struggles to get the real story when two abused boys come into the ER with their injured father. Neela is nervous when she is urgently called up to Dr. Dubenko's office, but is quickly relieved when she gets the good news. Meanwhile, two U.S. Army officers enter the ER, and the staff worries that it might be bad news. Clemente comes into the ER acting very strange and after putting some of his patients in jeopardy, Kovac forces him to take a break. After bickering for months, Morris and Albright can't seem to fight the sexual tension between them.
By garykmcd:
It's Christmas-time and the expected range of emotions is to be found among the ER staffers. Susan Lewis treats a middle-aged woman who is overjoyed at finally getting pregnant. Susan is also shocked to hear that her boyfriend Div Cvetic has quit his job and moved out of his apartment. Mark Greene treats a young drowning victim. Doug Ross takes Greene's advice and decides to tell Carol Hathaway that he loves her; unfortunately he chooses to do so at her engagement party. Peter Benton jumps the gun and arranges for transplant teams to harvest an accident victims organs but the man's wife is now refusing to give consent. Susan's sister Chloe announces that she is pregnant.
By Heather:
A man arrives at the ER with his daughter who is gravely injured, then leaves the ER leaving his daughter in a critical situation because her father is the only one who is a match for her blood type. Carter and Lucy alternately bicker and work well together as they try to track down the father, and put their problems behind them at the end of the day. Meanwhile, snafus involving the blood supply lead Benton to perform an unprecedented operation to save the little girl.
By Anonymous:
Pratt and Kovac clash over a miscarriage-prone young woman, Denny (ALLISON SMITH), who arrives to deliver a premature baby. Pratt wants to make heroic efforts to save the unborn child, while Kovac is adamantly against spending vast amounts of money to keep the forever sickly baby alive.
By Anonymous:
Chen gives birth, but insists on breastfeeding the infant before she gives it to the adoptive parents. Greene and Corday consult a brain specialist in New York City who believes the tumor can be safely removed. Stressed and tired, Carter impulsively swallows two painkiller pills but intentionally vomits them. He confesses to Abby.
By Marco van Hoof :
Shep and Raul get a call about a burning house and are the first ones on the scene. When they find out there are three children inside, Shep goes in, ignoring the fact they don't have the proper equipment. At the ER victims of the fire keep coming in and when somebody says Shep and Raul where there first, everybody starts worrying about their fate, especially Carol. Meanwhile, Susan's sister Chloe has returned and Doug has made an appointment with his father to see a basketball game.
By garykmcd:
The ER is swamped when an apartment building fire results in injuries to both the occupants and firemen. The team, especially Carol Hathaway, are concerned when they learn that paramedics Shep and Raoul may have been trapped in the building. It turns out one of them is severely injured and will not make it through the night. John Carter has trouble performing a procedure on one of the burn victims and Greene has to take over. Doug Ross continues his attempt at reconciliation with his long-absent father, but when he doesn't show up for a planned outing, Doug has had enough. Susan Lewis is making final arrangements to adopt her niece when a surprise visitor shows up
By Toni Tapola, Finland:
The Last One Before Christmas Break. The one in which Frank and Drs. Sanchez and Wade accidentally get cake with cannabis in it. The one with the Christmas party. Archie's cousin brings Archie's dead father's storage container to the ER bay. An injured pregnant Latino woman is brought in. There is something wrong with her baby. Plus, the Immigration Office wants to deport her. How's it end? It's Christmas - what do you think?
By Peter Brandt Nielsen:
Alex remains in hospital after the accident, and the doctors have trouble extubating him. Sam realizes she'll have trouble trusting Tony again. Jerry returns to the ER looking for a job and also finds time to help Archie get rid of a container full of his late father's belongings. A Latino woman giving birth in the ER turns out to be on the run from immigration services, and Neela is conflicted about her obligations as a doctor. Several staff members are incapacitated after eating cannabis brownies. And, oh yeah, there's also a Christmas party.
By Marcos:
The ER is now in the hands of a new chief, Dr. Kevin Moretti, who is bent on major changes. Meanwhile, a phone call leads Neela to a hospital where a major shock awaits her, and a final farewell from a friend and colleague. Gates urgently goes home to stop Sarah from being taken away from him. A drug-addicted Iraq War veteran baffles Morris and Sam. Also, Kovac postpones the honeymoon and says goodbye to Abby and his son, for the meantime, while he travels to Croatia to visit his ailing father.
By garykmcd:
Carol Hathaway is still under suspension but faces a life-threatening situation when she is held hostage in her local corner store by two would be robbers. The two young men are in over their head and panic, shooting the store owner. Carol manages to take charge of the situation, calming them and trying to save the owner as well as one of the robbers, who has also been shot. In the end, she empathizes with one of them, Duncan, a young man visiting from Scotland. In his attempt to make his escape, he takes Carol with him and flees, but with tragic results.
By Anonymous:
Carter is overwhelmed by patients from a rock concert riot. Benton's former girlfriend is killed in a car accident. Newly promoted to chief resident, Chen panics and misdiagnoses a patient. Kovac angers Abby by flirting with a waitress (JULIE DELPY).
By garykmcd:
John Carter returns to the Congo to retrieve Luka Kovac's body. He finds however that the area where was killed is still too dangerous to enter. He and Gillian finally manage to hitch a ride with a Red Cross worker, Debbie, who is going to the area. In flashbacks, we learn how Kovac and his fellow aid workers were taken prisoner by rebel troops. They are shot, one at a time, until only Luka is left. Amid the destruction of the eastern Congo, we learn his fate. Carter also makes a fateful decision.
By Marco van Hoof :
Mark has changed his look and image: he comes to work on a motor, has a goatee and wears contact lenses. Carter is very nervous because he's about to get his residency match. Shep has a new partner, rookie Reilly and Carol and Jeanie constantly rag each other, which indirectly leads to the suffering of a patient. Benton finds out Doug missed something in the diagnosis of a boy Doug treated four months ago.
By garykmcd:
John Carter is literally worried sick as he awaits news of where he undertakes his residency. When he gets the news he was hoping for he and Harper Tracy celebrate but imbibing alcohol while he is on call non only lands him in the doghouse, he is facing possible expulsion. Mark Greene undergoes something of a make over now that he is no longer married. Carol Hathaway and Jeanie Boulet continue to go out of their way to irritate the other. Paramedic Shep has a new partner, but is still blames him self for Raul's death. Dr. Hicks tells Dr. Benton to either report his concerns about Dr. Vucelich's study to the ethics committee or stop complaining about it. Doug Ross learns that he missed an obvious tumor in a boy's leg when he was in the hospital some months before and now it may have to be amputated. Everyone agrees to keep quiet about the mistake except for Benton, who feels the family should know. Susan Lewis' sister Chloe informs her that she wants her baby back.
By Heather:
It's Christmas day in the ER. An 18-year-old boy arrives brain-dead, and Carter has to convince his parents to donate his organs, since a 16-year-old girl needs a liver. Benton risks his career by preventing Romano from operating under the influence. Ross and Hathaway have a religious dispute over how to deal with a pregnant 13-year-old. Corday is charmed by a musician who is facing surgery for testicular cancer. Dr. Lee flirts with Mark but turns out to have some major issues and strange story-telling habits.
By Anonymous:
Benton struggles with the idea of taking a DNA test to determine whether or not Reese is actually his son. As the signs continue to pile up, Kerry and Mark use a fake patient to convince Dr. Lawrence of his Alzheimer's. Carter has trouble persuading a woman from a nursing home fire to sign a DNR for her husband and later is asked to forge charts for a family with no insurance. Carol continues to meddle in Meg's life, having her arrested so that she can be detoxed. Cleo is blamed for an explosion in the suture room but it may actually be Dr. Dave's fault.
By Anonymous:
When a 16-year-old girl who had received a kidney transplant from her father arrives at the emergency room feeling dizzy, Carter traces the problem to a new drug that the girl was taking to control seizures related to her kidney dysfunction.
By garykmcd:
Rumours abound that Susan Lewis and Mark Greene are now a couple after Carter sees them on the train early one morning. It's Doug Ross' birthday and his father visits him at the hospital. Ross also has to treat a group of 7 year-olds who were bitten at a petting zoo. Dr. Benton approaches Dr. Vucelich about his concerns over the surgical study and suddenly finds himself off the research team. Dr. Carter begins to question their usefulness when two patients simply ignore his advice. Greene decides to buy a motorcycle.
By Anonymous:
Benton decides to blow the whistle on Vucelich's unethical study methods, causing Vucelich to drop him from the study. Susan treats a street couple, one of whom is HIV infected. Doug receives a visit from his estranged father. Carter spreads rumors about an affair between Mark and Susan. Mark buys a motorcycle. Mark tells Loretta that she has cervical cancer.
By Marco van Hoof :
Doug gets the opportunity to stay at the ER thanks to the publicity surrounding his rescue of a drowning boy last week. He will even be given an award. Later, Doug and Mark have a disagreement about two patients and Mark sends Doug home. Shep finds out about Carol's suicide attempt a year earlier and Carter tells Benton something about Jeanie he didn't know. Susan is still looking for a babysitter when she gets a lovely old woman who's good with children as a patient.
By garykmcd:
Now that Doug Ross is a hero, the hospital offers to renew his fellowship at County General for another year. He and Mark Ross however, continue to argue over Doug's cavalier approach to hospital rules and procedures. Susan is having trouble finding a babysitter for little Suzie for when she's on the night shift. An ER patient she is treating seems to be the ideal candidate. When Shep has disparaging remarks about a suicide victim he's brought in, he learns of Hathaway's suicide attempt. The reason for the young woman's attempt to take her life puts her and her brother in a potentially dangerous situation. Fearing that he may have misdiagnosed an earlier patient, Carter goes overboard and orders a long list of tests for someone participating in Dr. Vucelic's study. Doug is shocked when he receives a phone call from someone he hasn't seen or heard from in years. Benton learns Jeanie Boulet is separated from her husband.
By Alex:
Doug faces possible criminal charges after Ricky Abbott dies when Ross shows Joi how to give Ricky a lethal dosage of medication. Doug is delegated to desk duty, Carol's clinic is shut down for acquiring the P.C.A. machine for Ricky, and Greene and Weaver face future disciplinary action for not reporting Doug's earlier mistakes. Meanwhile, Carter and Lucy discover a mutual attraction, Benton studies with a sign language instructor, and Romano begins his first day as acting ER chief.
By Alex:
Greene assists paramedics in treating injured children at a school bus accident. En route, Doug and Jeanie survive their own accident. Kerry stops Doug from treating Jeanie... or any other patient. But when Jeanie is treated, Kerry and Peter realize she has hepatitis. Doug decides to resign and leave Chicago for the Northwest and asks Carol to come with him. Meanwhile, Carol steps down from running the clinic so that Anspaugh will keep it open.
By Anonymous:
Carter defends his protégé Neela when Weaver and other doctors rate the residents. Carter urges his student to be more proactive in the emergency room, but Neela goes too far in treating a patient with a brain injury--and sympathetic Gallant errs further by falsifying a medical report. Meanwhile, Chuck protects pregnant Lewis from a pervert who is harassing her. Kovac treats a disoriented young boy whose dad fears that tests will reveal he is not the boy's biological father. Chen is unable to find a caretaker for her combative father. And Corday is uneasy about dating two men at once.
By Anonymous:
Moretti brings in new attending Skye Wexler to help with the patient load. Morris and Pratt cram for the medical board exam. Gates treats a returning patient from the ICU whose condition has worsen. Sam tends to a teenage girl who is feeling neglected by the staff. Neela's intern, Harold, seeks her advice on a personal matter. Abby struggles with her relapse.
By Anonymous:
Corday rushes through a surgical procedure in order to take off on a romantic weekend with Greene. She is later called back to the hospital after her patient suffers complications. Abby's mother, Maggie, who suffers from bipolar disorder (manic-depressive) and refuses to take her medication, unexpectedly visits Abby at the hospital and wreaks havoc on Abby's life.
By Anonymous:
Abby, Pratt and Morris clash with Moretti's strict new ER procedures as victims of an anti-war rally roll in, including Neela. Gates manhandles a patient he suspects set off the explosion that disrupted the protest. A worried Dubenko lets his emotions for Neela take over during Neela's surgery. Meanwhile, the rest of the staff worry over Neela's condition.
By NBC:
Abby, Pratt and Morris try to figure out how to handle Dr. Morretti's strict new ER procedures. As the injured arrive at the ER from the anti-war rally, Gates frantically tries to find out what happened to Neela. Later, Gates takes matters into his own hands when he finds out that a patient was responsible for the explosion at the rally.
By Alex:
Dr. Pratt settles into his new job in Darfur but is troubled by the huge number of people needing care. A sheik and his pregnant wife arrive looking for treatment. Carter and Dakarai work on fixing the man's wound, but they are interrupted by government officials trying to arrest the man. Pratt and Dakarai are forced to make journey to a hospital at the risk of getting stopped by the Janjaweed. Meanwhile, Debbie tries to convince Dr. Dakarai to get treatment for his medical condition.
By Heather:
Benton performs dangerous surgery on a bomb-carrying man who was shot at a factory. Dr. Ross receives some good news that Dr. Weaver doesn't embrace, but she has no recourse. Rachel encourages Dr. Greene to help a horse that is in pain. Jeanie Boulet returns from her vacation.
By garykmcd:
Dr. Romano continues to terrorize both the doctors and the patients in the ER. His arm is not healing well. Abby's brother Eric makes contact but she has much bigger problems when a psychotic patient attacks her and then runs out of the hospital. Dr. Carter is saddled with a slew of new students but learns that his grandmother has died. He's disappointed with Abby's reaction however. Dr. Kovac's friend from Croatia, Dr. Gordana Horvat, arrives to arrange for an operation on a young patient. Dr. Lewis and husband Chuck are re-evaluating their relationship.
By garykmcd:
John Carter finds himself at the medical school counseling students on emergency medicine. He doesn't find much interest. Elizabeth Corday convinces a specialist from another hospital to perform an operation on Allison Beaumont, sending Rocket Romano into a rage. Dr. Anspaugh's 13 year-old son Scott, a recovering cancer patient, is brought into the ER. Jeanie Boulet manages to develop a rapport with the difficult young man. Another elderly rape victim is brought into the hospital. Ellis West and Kerry Weaver are still seeing each other and he proposes that Synergix takes over the running of the ER. Dr. William "Wild Willy" Swift shows up as a Synergix attending physician.
By Anonymous:
Weaver becomes concerned about Greene's cognitive skills and surrepticiously calls for an official evaluation of his competency. Corday plans her wedding to Greene. Bishop Stewart (JAMES CROMWELL) returns, and Kovacs realizes the man has a terrible disease. Dateless for a charity function, Carter invites Abby to attend with him.
By Hops Splurt:
From 11:22 to 12:06 we can follow everything that happens to Charlie Metcalf (played by 'Ray Liotta' (qv)), a patient who is at death's door. We are shown the minutiae of a treatment which are usually glossed over in the "regular" episodes, interlaced with images from Charlie's delusions which give an insight into the regrets he has about his wasted life.
By Anonymous:
Carter returns to County General to hearty welcomes. Although Abby is shocked to learn that Carter's beautiful African girlfriend, Kem, is already pregnant with Carter's child, Abby has moved on with her life as well, going back to medical school.
By garykmcd:
Race relations become an issue in the ER when Mark Greene treats two injured teenagers, one black and the other white, and assumes the black kid was a drug dealer. It turns the white kid was the drug dealer and the black kid is a high school basketball star and an innocent bystander. When the black student's older brother confronts him, he begins to question his own impartiality. Carol Hathaway helps a young woman who was drugged with Rohipnol and raped. Benton gets an interesting offer from Dr. Hicks. He also learns that Carla Reece has been admitted to the hospital. Dr. Carter treats a woman with a serious condition but he seems to be the only one who sees it. Mark Greene's daughter ends up spending the day in the ER when her mom has to rush to Florida to deal with a family emergency.
By Marco van Hoof :
Mark's hesitating about telling Rachel about the divorce but realizes he has to. Rachel meanwhile doesn't like Susan being around when she and Mark go ice-skating. Benton has to attend a banquet at Vucelich's home and, after Carter laughs at the idea of Benton going with his sister Jackie, asks Jeanie to go with him. Carter does everything he can to get rid of Mrs. and Mr. Rubadoux and a kilt wearing Morgenstern ends up in the ER with a broken leg.
By garykmcd:
Having finally stabilized Mrs. Rubadoux, Carter is able to have her transferred to a nursing home only to have her return soon after in a coma. Even at that, he can't quite bring himself to tell her husband Ruby that she will never recover. Benton asks Jeanie Boulet to accompany him to an important dinner at Dr. Vucelich's home, but after a particularly bad afternoon in the OR, is concerned that his new mentor will likely fire him. Doug Ross refuses to take calls from his father and takes out his frustration on a recovering alcoholic when the man's children are brought in for treatment. Mark Greene has to tell his visiting daughter that he will no longer be living with her and her mother. Susan Lewis treats a 50-year old alcoholic who refuses treatment.
By Ron Kerrigan :
Cases in the ER include a woman pregnant with baby #13 who was in a car wreck; an exchange student beaten by thugs whose exam uncovers something else; and the aftermath of a fire in the ambulance bay. Sam and Tony continue to hide their growing attraction; Lucien's feelings for Skye lead him to an act of cruelty; Dr. Brenner's relationship with a powerful hospital administrator is revealed. Meanwhile Abby returns to work after her trip to Croatia and deals with her uneasy relationships with co-workers and Luca applies for a job in a nursing home where he meets an old man dying of cancer.
By Marco van Hoof :
Neela is trying to find a job, but it turns out be rather difficult to find something. Meanwhile, Carter is the only attending on a busy Fourth of July and Pratt is no help either since he can't put his mind to the work. Carter convinces Corday to do an illegal organ donation procedure between two men who both are HIV positive. Alex tells Luka he already has a father and Abby thinks new intern Howard may be obsessive compulsive.
By Mathew5000:
A young couple are choppered to County after a car accident,and one of them has a gun. A boy who wants to be a clown is injured in a unicycle mishap, but his father considers him a mathlete and wants him to go to MIT. Pratt visits Bettina in the hospital, but she tells him off.
By Anonymous:
Moretti reassigns Gates back to the ER and treats a couple involved in a car accident. Morris prepares to take his written board exams. Neela is assigned a young genius intern. Kovac plans to extend his stay in Croatia while Abby struggles with single parenthood.
By garykmcd:
It's Susan Lewis' last day and Mark Greene is still hesitating to tell her exactly how he feels. Baby Megan finally leaves the hospital but Benton feels awkward accepting the parents' thanks. Dr. Carter and Dr. Keaton are seeing each other, but are doing their best to make sure it's all hush hush. Doug Ross keeps working on the mobile clinic and again meets Charlie, a teenager he treated previously. Nurse Hathaway pushes back when one of her nurses is to be rotated out to another department. Nurse Lydia Wright decides to return her wedding dress when her policeman boyfriend puts off their wedding again but he makes special arrangements.
By Heather:
Lucy finally admits to Carter that she doesn't know how to start an IV. Weaver interviews for the job as the ER Chief. Benton keeps his son's disease a secret. Jeanie intervenes when she finds out a liver transplant candidate is drinking again, and later asks Doug if she can be assigned to work for his pedes project in the ER. Corday gets stuck as the intern of dismissive and insulting Dr. Dale Edson.
By Anonymous:
Chen's patient refuses to reveal to his daughter that she might have inherited a terrible disease from him. Weaver defies Romano's authority and performs a procedure that gets her suspended. An available kidney causes friction between Corday and Kovac as they decide which one of their patients will get it.
By Marcos:
A new attending, Dr. Victor Clemente, comes aboard and quickly makes a stir on the ER. Abby's breast cancer patient convinces her to take a long awaited test. Luka befriends a young woman who awakes from a six-year coma. Also, Weaver shows Clemente who runs the ER.
By garykmcd:
Carter is concerned when he learns that Abby is drinking socially when the girls from work get together. Abby however doesn't appreciate his concern. Dr. Weaver embarrasses herself on television. Michael Gallant is frustrated when the resident cardiac specialist, Dr. Kayson, dismisses his diagnosis of a patient who subsequently dies. Dr. Pratt decides to report an Army Ranger who tried to commit suicide even though Gallant had decided to give the soldier the benefit of the doubt. Dr. Corday has deal with a severely injured woman who is more concerned about her Alzheimer's afflicted husband. Dr. Kovac's sex-addiction extends to having sex in a supply room with a young patient's mother.
By Marco van Hoof :
The ER is busy with victims of a gang shootout while Carter is late because he's just back from a holiday and stuck in traffic. When he arrives, he can't answer Benton's medical questions, who was already annoyed with Carter because he was late. Mark has his first staff meeting, a new group of third year medical students arrives and Kerry Weaver is made the new chief resident. Meanwhile, the air conditioning doesn't work.
By garykmcd:
Carter returns to the ER to take up is surgical sub-internship under Dr. Benton. Unfortunately, he is unprepared having spent little or no time preparing and Benton informs him that this rotation will be the most difficult yet. As the new attending, Dr. Greene has to select his replacement as Chief Resident. Dr. Morgenstern dissuades him from his first choice and suggests Kerry Weaver as someone who will complement his weaknesses. A new group of students arrive and one in particular, Harper Tracy, catches Carter's eye. In addition to treating a group of gang-bangers who have been shooting each other up, Greene also treats Loretta Sweet a working girl who is struggling to raise her two kids.
By Marco van Hoof :
Weaver and Susan still have problems and they even start arguing in front of a patient. Mark has had it and steps in. Meanwhile he's also trying to find a bed for an elderly Jane Doe. Susan tries to find a sitter for little Susie and doesn't want Mark to know Chloe's gone. Shep and Raul have a gunshot victim and when Shep contacts the ER to tell they're coming, gunfire is heard and the radio contact is abruptly cut off.
By garykmcd:
Benton is late for work and gets into a fight in the parking lot when someone takes his parking spot. The resulting dislocated finger limits his ability to perform surgery but provides Carter with additional learning opportunities. Susan learns from her attorney that she must wait three months before she can take legal action with respect to little Susie. Doug Ross continues to treat his young AIDS patient. Carol Hathaway is concerned when paramedic Shep is caught in the crossfire while treating a shooting victim. Mark finally has to deal with the deteriorating situation between Susan and Kerry Weaver.
By Ron Kerrigan :
As Archie repaints his apartment to please Claudia, she and her partner go on a murder investigation that ends in a double shooting. Carter's renal failure incapacitates him while working on one of the victims of the shooting. Neela breaks off her relationship with Brenner. Sam's mother recognizes her and they resume their old battles.
By garykmcd:
It's Greg Pratt's last shift at County General and he treats a number of cases that were started by John Carter on the day shift. They treat a 12 year-old near drowning victim who has little chance of recovery; a Buddhist nun who has a special gift of seeing another's inner self; a woman who is convinced that that day's solar eclipse signals the end of the world; a drug addict who scams both of the for pain medication; and a pregnant woman who had her baby torn out of her her womb. Dr. Romano has his re-attached arm amputated. Carter receives a call from Luka Kovac asking if he can come to the Congo and help out. Abby is none too pleased. Meanwhile Doc Magoo's burns to the ground.
By garykmcd:
Mark Greene's ex-wife Jen takes him to task for his mixed-up life and tells him he can't see their daughter until he gets some help. Kerry Weaver tries to get Doug Ross to complete his fellowship research proposal. She also tells him he has to find research grants to cover his salary or he's out of a job. Baby Reece Benton finally gets to go home. Now that his HIV status is known, Al Boulet finds himself out of a job and unable to find work. The ER has to deal with a mass casualty alert when a school bus is involved in a highway accident. A crack addict gives birth while waiting for a doctor to treat her.
By Anonymous:
Weaver rushes to the aid of her female life partner, Sandy Lopez, when the firefighter is severely injured while working and must now battle for her life. Frightened Weaver whispers hope to Sandy by reminding the victim of their newborn child.
By Anonymous:
Cleo and Carla clash after Reese gets hurt while in Cleo's care. Weaver and Kovac cannot save the life of a developmentally challenged woman's only caregiver. Abby goes to a therapy session with Maggie. Later, Abby confesses to Maggie that she is afraid to bear children because they might be bipolar like her mother.
By garykmcd:
Mark Greene has gone on a dating binge and he finds himself juggling three women. Things get sticky when it turns out two of them know one another and all three meet in the ER. Dr. Benton is in a funk and John Carter tells him he is joining Dr. Hicks' surgical team. Carter reacts with glee when Benton has to have his appendix removed and Hicks lets him perform the operation. With Carol Hathaway still under suspension, the ER isn't functioning quite as smoothly as it normally does. Jeanie Boulet and Dr. Greg Fischer treat a young man with syphilis and argue over whether they should tell his wife. Jeanie finally gives in to Greg's repeated requests and agrees to go out on a date.
By Anonymous:
Weaver fears for her own reputation when Legaspi is accused of sexual harassment. Afraid to reveal her relationship with Legaspi--for both personal and professional reasons--Weaver fails to support her during the investigation. An infant is abducted from the hospital and later found on a train platform.
By Marco van Hoof :
Morris is named the new chief resident, which makes nobody really happy, except Morris. Meanwhile Luka and Sam are having communication problems, Carter gets a promotion Susan really wanted and Ray finds out a 14-year old who always comes in for free drugs has been raped.
By garykmcd:
Mark Greene's daughter is still staying with him and he's finding it a challenge to balance the demands of his work and home life. Dr. Carter commits a major error in judgment after Dr. Anspaugh refuses to operate on a patient. Carter then convinces Dr. Hicks to undertake the procedure without mentioning his previous approach to Anspaugh. Called on the carpet, he's told that he may lose his residency. Dr. Benton surreptitiously obtains a copy of Carla Reece's medical reports in his attempts to learn more about her pregnancy. Carol Hathaway is fed up taking orders from doctors that are younger and less experienced than her and has a run-in with Maggie Doyle as a result.
By Anonymous:
Carter goes behind Anspaugh's back to get a gambler admitted for surgery, earning Anspaugh and Hicks' wrath and jeopardizing his residency. Carol clashes with Doyle, angered that a 25-year-old intern is able to order her around. Peter illegally obtains Carla's ultrasound to look for abnormalities. Doug treats an ill teenager who doesn't want to miss her prom. Greene deals with a patient who feigns symptoms because she likes having surgeries. Jeanie faces her feelings toward Al when she cares for a remorseful AIDS patient who infected her child. Jerry hits on a way to make money from a sperm bank: pass himself off as "Dr. Markovic." Rachel tells her classmates at school that she has leukemia.
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1 Sue Cremin in the movie ER Sue Cremin 1994
2 Katya Abelski in the movie ER Katya Abelski 1994
3 Sierra Abel in the movie ER Sierra Abel 1994
4 Carol Abney in the movie ER Carol Abney 1994
5 Amanda Aday in the movie ER Amanda Aday 1994
6 Shena Adl in the movie ER Shena Adl 1994
7 Keiko Agena in the movie ER Keiko Agena 1994
8 Charla Agers in the movie ER Charla Agers 1994
9 Peggy Ahn in the movie ER Peggy Ahn 1994
10 Catherine Ai in the movie ER Catherine Ai 1994
11 Lori Alexander in the movie ER Lori Alexander 1994
12 Sheree Ali in the movie ER Sheree Ali 1994
13 Jonelle Allen in the movie ER Jonelle Allen 1994
14 Patti Allison in the movie ER Patti Allison 1994
15 Almayvonne in the movie ER Almayvonne 1994
16 Rengin Altay in the movie ER Rengin Altay 1994
17 Mädchen Amick in the movie ER Mädchen Amick 1994
18 Alice Amter in the movie ER Alice Amter 1994
19 Gabby Anderman in the movie ER Gabby Anderman 1994
20 Susan Angelo in the movie ER Susan Angelo 1994
21 June Angela in the movie ER June Angela 1994
22 Lulu Antariksa in the movie ER Lulu Antariksa 1994
23 Camryn Grimes in the movie ER Camryn Grimes 1994
24 Holly Haber in the movie ER Holly Haber 1994
25 Marnie McPhail in the movie ER Marnie McPhail 1994
26 Bill Gratton in the movie ER Bill Gratton 1994
27 Sam Hennings in the movie ER Sam Hennings 1994
28 Derrek Lee in the movie ER Derrek Lee 1994
29 Neil Patil in the movie ER Neil Patil 1994
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