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The following is a list of episodes for the long-running Peabody and Emmy Award-winning U.S. medical drama ER. The George Foster Peabody Awards, more commonly referred to as the Peabody Awards, are annual international awards given for excellence in radio and television broadcasting. ... An Emmy Award. ... A medical drama is a television drama in which events center upon a hospital, an ambulance staff, or any medical environment. ... ER is an Emmy-winning American serial medical drama created by novelist Michael Crichton and set primarily in the emergency room of fictional County General Hospital in Cook County, Chicago, Illinois. ...


Some episodes have separate, more detailed summaries.


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Season 1: 1994–1995

Main article: ER (season 1)
Season # Series # Title Writer(s) Director Original airdate
1 1 "24 Hours (Pilot)"  Michael Crichton Rod Holcomb September 15, 1994
John Carter begins the first day of his internship at County General Hospital, a surgical student under the mentorship of Dr. Peter Benton. Dr. Mark Greene, an ER resident physician, is mulling an offer to go into private practice. Dr. Susan Lewis, another ER resident, deals with an advanced cancer patient. Dr. Doug Ross, the ER pediatrician, confronts a woman over potential abuse of her daughter. The lead nurse, Carol Hathaway, returns several hours after her shift as a patient, overdosing in an apparent suicide attempt. Nielsen Ratings: 23 million viewers 
2 2 "Day One"  John Wells Mimi Leder September 22, 1994
Lewis butts heads with the resident psychologist, her lover, Dr. Cvetic, over care for a senile patient. Greene tries to deal with an elderly man who insists on keeping his wife on life support even though she is DNR (do-not-resuscitate). Benton corrects a diagnosis made on a patient by their own physician. Carter is seduced by a sexy hypochondriac. A family comes in after an alcohol-related car accident. Greene's wife has passed the bar exam, but Greene has no intention on entering private practice. Ross visits Hathaway, who is recovering from her suicide attempt. 
3 3 "Going Home"  Lydia Woodward Mark Tinker September 29, 1994
Hathaway returns to work after her suicide attempt, and gets support from her co-workers and her orthopedic surgeon boyfriend, Dr. John "Tag" Tagliari. A mysterious woman (played by Rosemary Clooney) comes to the ER and sings to the doctors and patients while the doctors try to find out who she is. Lewis deals with a heart patient. Carter continues to work with the hypochondriac woman. Benton works with an injured convenience store clerk who insists on defending himself when his store is robbed. 
4 4 "Hit and Run"  Paul Manning Mimi Leder October 06, 1994
Greene mulls a decision to move to Milwaukee so his wife, Jennifer, can pursue her law career. Ross attempts to reconcile his lingering feelings for Hathaway. Benton clashes with another surgeon over a hit-and-run patient. Carter mixes up patients when he tries to notify a family of a lost patient. A married man comes in suffering a mild heart attack while handcuffed to his mistress. 
5 5 "Into That Good Night"  Robert Nathan Charles Haid October 13, 1994
Greene and rest of the ER staff tend to a dying heart transplant candidate. Ross counsels a woman who cannot afford medication for her asthmatic daughter. Carter may have made a mistake with a former patient. Lewis has to juggle dealing with an alcohol-poisoned fraternity brother and calls from her mother to get her prodigal sister, Chloe, a job. 
6 6 "Chicago Heat"  Neal Baer (story), and John Wells (teleplay) Elodie Keene October 20, 1994
The air conditioning at County General is broken. Greene brings his daughter, Rachel, to work with him while Jennifer goes apartment-hunting in Milwaukee. Ross works with a 5-year-old girl that ingested cocaine. Benton tries to save a young robber shot by his frequent convenience store clerk patient. Lewis tries to deal with Chloe's worsening mental problems. 
7 7 "Another Perfect Day"  Lance Gentile (story) and Lydia Woodward (teleplay) Vern Gillum November 03, 1994
Ross and Hathaway save a young boating accident victim. They give in to their feelings briefly, making Hathaway reconsider moving in with Tag. Chloe disrupts a date between Lewis and Cvetic. Benton is competing for a prestigious fellowship. Greene observes Carter in the ER, giving Carter some confidence. 
8 8 "9 1/2 Hours"  Robert Nathan James Hayman November 10, 1994
Greene calls in sick so he and Jennifer can spend the day together, leaving Ross in charge of the ER. Carter works on a high school wrestler that starved himself to make weight. Hathaway counsels a young rape victim. Benton is dealing with his senile mother, and butts heads with Ross. Lewis is worried about Cvetic's growing temper problem. 
9 9 "ER Confidential"  Paul Manning Daniel Sackheim November 17, 1994
Lewis is caught in the middle as both Cvetic and Chloe have problems. Carter tries to help a suicidal transsexual. The ER tries to save two boys who killed a girl in a car accident. Benton invites Carter to Thanksgiving with his family. Hathaway confesses her feelings about Ross to Tag after Ross begins a new affair. 
10 10 "Blizzard"  Neal Baer & Paul Manning (story), and Lance Gentile (teleplay) Mimi Leder December 08, 1994
It's a December blizzard, and the day starts out quiet. Hathaway announces her engagement with Tag. Suddenly, County General goes into crisis mode when a 32-car pileup on an expressway inundates them with patients. Among the patients are a young male that Benton knows that lost his leg, a friend of Ross that dies suddenly while waiting for treatment, and a man who is snowed in at home and calls Greene when his wife refuses to go to the hospital to have her baby. Lewis tries to save a man that suddenly develops an aneurysm, and the patient is saved by the most unlikely person. 
11 11 "The Gift"  Neal Baer Félix Enríquez Alcalá December 15, 1994
Dr Benton makes a grave mistake with a brian dead patient. Dr Ross crashes the party. 
12 12 "Happy New Year"  Lydia Woodward Charles Haid January 05, 1995
Dr Benton must deal with a family conflict. 
13 13 "Luck of the Draw"  Paul Manning Rod Holcomb January 12, 1995
Dr Carter shows new medical student Deb around the ER. 
14 14 "Long Day's Journey"  Robert Nathan Anita Addison January 19, 1995
Dr Lewis treats a fellow Doctor. Dr Benton hires a physical therapist, Jeanie Boulet, to take care of his mother. 
15 15 "February Fifth, 1995"  John Wells James Hayman February 02, 1995
Dr Greene gets an offer for an attending position. 
16 16 "Make of Two Hearts"  Lydia Woodward Mimi Leder February 09, 1995
The ER Doctors treat a different kind of patient. Nurse Hathaway becomes attached to an abandoned 6-year-old girl from Russia. 
17 17 "The Birthday Party"  John Wells Elodie Keene February 16, 1995
Dr Benton must decide between his mother and his career. Nurse Hathaway considers adoption. 
18 18 "Sleepless in Chicago"  Paul Manning Christopher Chulack February 23, 1995
Dr Benton works 48 straight hours. Nurse Hathaway's past comes back to haunt her. 
19 19 "Love's Labor Lost"  Lance Gentile Mimi Leder March 09, 1995
Dr Greene misdiagnosed a pregnant patient. 
20 20 "Full Moon, Saturday Night"  Neal Baer Donna Deitch March 30, 1995
There is a new ER chief 
21 21 "House of Cards"  Tracey Stern Fred Gerber April 06, 1995
Dr Chen makes a disastrous mistake. Dr Lewis's sister Chloe comes back. Nielsen Ratings: 35.3 million viewers (highest rated of season one) 
22 22 "Men Plan, God Laughs"  Robert Nathan Christopher Chulack April 27, 1995
Dr Benton compensated his inability in helping his mother by going beyond the call to help his patients. 
23 23 "Love Among the Ruins"  Paul Manning Fred Gerber May 04, 1995
Dr Carter's family background is discovered. Dr Benton starts falling for a married woman. Nurse Hathaway has trouble writing her wedding vows. 
24 24 "Motherhood"  Lydia Woodward Quentin Tarantino May 11, 1995
Dr Ross must deal with commitment issues. Dr Carter's future is uncertain. Dr Lewis helps deliver her niece. Dr Benton receives some bad news. 
25 25 "Everything Old Is New Again"  John Wells Mimi Leder May 18, 1995
Dr Carter gets some surprising news. Dr Greene gets sued. It is Nurse Hathaway's wedding. Will she make it down the aisle or get cold feet? Nielsen Ratings: 33.6 million viewers 

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Season 2: 1995–1996

Main article: ER (season 2)
Season # Series # Title Writer(s) Director Original airdate
1 26 "Welcome Back, Carter!"  John Wells Mimi Leder September 21, 1995
Dr Carter is late for his first day of work and Dr. Benton's not happy about it. Susan tries to help Chloe and Baby Susie. Mark Greene has two choices for the new Chief Resident post.
Nielsen Ratings: 37.5 million viewers.[citation needed] 
2 27 "Summer Run"  Lydia Woodward Eric Laneuville September 28, 1995
Nurse Hathaway goes on a ride-along. Dr. Ross deals with a troubled child who sets things on fire to gain attention. Dr Greene appoints Dr Weaver as Chief Resident and she clashes with Doug. 
3 28 "Do One, Teach One, Kill One"  Paul Manning Félix Enríquez Alcalá October 05, 1995
Dr. Lewis is left to take care of little Susie when Chloe takes off. Dr. Carter loses his very first patient. 
4 29 "What Life?"  Carol Flint Dean Parisot October 12, 1995
Dr. Benton hurts his hand allowing Dr Carter to take his place. A woman is being abused by her husband, a cop. Dr. Lewis considers adoption and comes to better terms with Dr. Weaver. 
5 30 "And Baby Makes Two"  Anne Kenney Lesli Linka Glatter October 19, 1995
Dr. Lewis decides to keep little Susie. Dr. Ross gets some help from Harper when caring for an AIDS patient and clashes with Dr. Greene over the case. 
6 31 "Days Like This"  Lydia Woodward Mimi Leder November 02, 1995
Dr. Ross might lose his job after he runs afoul of the Pediatrics Chief. Harper has a confession to make. Jeannie Boulet starts working in the ER as a Physician's Assistant. Carol buys her first house. 
7 32 "Hell and High Water"  Neal Baer Christopher Chulack November 09, 1995

Dr Ross accepts a private practice offer, but finds his inner hero when he helps a little boy trapped in a storm drain. Carter and Harper remain estranged during a case where a child is hit by a car and her divorced parents arrive at the ER.
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Nielsen Ratings: 42 million viewers (highest rated of season two) 
8 33 "The Secret Sharer"  Paul Manning Thomas Schlamme November 16, 1995
Boulet files for divorce from her husband. Carter and Harper reconcile. A weird family situation nearly blows up in Carol's face, and she tells Shep about her suicide attempt. Dr. Lewis' father surprises her with a generous offer. Dr. Ross is considered a hero and gets his fellowship renewed. 
9 34 "Home"  Tracey Stern Donna Deitch December 07, 1995
Dr Greene rushes to Milwaukee after hearing his wife and child were in a car accident only to receive some more surprising news. Carol treats a kind young artist who is schizophrenic. 
10 35 "A Miracle Happens Here"  Carol Flint Mimi Leder December 14, 1995
Christmas becomes a time for miracles for both patients and the ER staff. Nurse Hathaway hosts the Christmas party and receives a surprising gift. A Holocaust survivor who was carjacked awaits news on her granddaughter and restores some of Dr. Greene's faith, while Jeannie mediates when gang members want to get revenge after a beloved Catholic priest is shot to death. 
11 36 "Dead of Winter"  John Wells Whitney Ransick January 04, 1996
Carter gets the chance to control the treatment of a patient named Ruby without Benton's supervision, Benton gets invited to a formal dinner party by Dr. Vucelich, Greene receives the summons for his divorce and twenty-two children locked up in an apartment get sent to County for medical treatment. 
12 37 "True Lies"  Lance Gentile Lesli Linka Glatter January 25, 1996
Carter's relief is short lived when Ruby returns to the ER, Benton attends his boss' dinner party and takes Jeannie Boulet as his date, Dr. Morgenstern is admitted to the ER for a fractured leg wearing a kilt. Dr Greene spends the day with his daughter, Rachel, who is unhappy about his separation from his wife and hostile towards Susan Lewis. A woman doesn't care that her alcoholic mom is going to die, and Carol tells Doug to ease up on a father who was a drunk but is now sober and trying to be strong for his young son. 
13 38 "It's Not Easy Being Greene"  Paul Manning Christopher Chulack February 01, 1996
Dr Greene gets bad news regarding the O'Brien lawsuit, and then works on a case where a patient dies for no apparent reason. Dr. Carter takes credit for Harper's findings. Dr. Benton becomes suspicious of Dr. Vucelich's research. 
14 39 "The Right Thing"  Lydia Woodward Richard Thorpe February 08, 1996
Dr Benton learns that doing the right thing isn't always that easy. Rumors fly that Dr Greene and Lewis are having an affair, while Susan intervenes in a case involving a couple where both parties are drunk and one has HIV. 
15 40 "Baby Shower"  Belinda Casas Wells & Carol Flint (story), Carol Flint (teleplay) Barnet Kellman February 15, 1996
The maternity ward experiences some problems and all patients must be treated by the ER staff. Dr. Ross and his father finally have a fun evening together, and Harper faces a pregnancy scare. 
16 41 "The Healers"  John Wells Mimi Leder February 22, 1996
Nurse Hathaway worries when she learns her paramedic boyfriend, Shep, has run into a burning building to try to save the kids inside. Though it is Shep's partner, Raul, who suffers the worst injuries and the ER staff grieves in the aftermath. Chloe returns to Susan's dismay. 
17 42 "The Match Game"  Neal Baer Thomas Schlamme March 28, 1996
Dr Lewis's sister Chloe comes back and says she wants baby Susie back, but Susan's not interested in dealing with Chloe. Dr Benton feels guilty about his own inability to do the right thing, so he betrays Dr Ross when faced with an ethical dilemma, earning him the enmity of both Doug and Mark Greene. Mark tries to a cooler image and gets sympathy from an attractive TV producer. Carter celebrates his match to County in a way that might end his medical career before it begins. 
18 43 "A Shift in the Night"  Joe Sachs Lance Gentile April 04, 1996
It is Dr Greene's fourth night on the graveyard shift and things aren't looking too great when it is being overrun with patients. Tension continues between Mark and Peter Benton, but the shift work brings greater respect between Mark and Dr. Carter. 
19 44 "Fire in the Belly"  Paul Manning Félix Enríquez Alcalá April 25, 1996
Nurse Hathaway notices a dramatic change in Shep's behavior. Dr. Weaver allows for some people to document the procedures in the ER. Carter's sneaky moves to get more surgical work in ruin his relationship with Harper. Susan finds out she won't get support from her family in the custody battle because Chloe seems to have cleaned up her act. 
20 45 "Fevers of Unknown Origin"  Carol Flint Richard Thorpe May 02, 1996
Dr Lewis deals with losing little Susie by kicking ass at work, not that Dr. Weaver is particularly impressed. Dr Greene comes to friendly terms with his ex wife Jen as their divorce is finalized. Carter works with Dr. Ross in a pediatrics rotation. 
21 46 "Take These Broken Wings"  Lydia Woodward Anthony Edwards May 09, 1996
Boulet learns something disturbing from her ex husband Al. Nurse Hathaway covers up for Shep's increasingly violent mood and gets him cleared of work charges, but recognizes he's gone over the edge. Dr Weaver makes a deal with Dr. Greene in her quest in becoming an ER attending. Susan has therapy sessions that mourn the loss of little Suzie. 
22 47 "John Carter, M.D."  John Wells Christopher Chulack May 16, 1996

Dr. Lewis refuses the position as chief resident. Boulet tells Dr Benton he must get tested for HIV. Nurse Hathaway quits in disgust and tells Shep she can't be with him anymore. Dr Carter misses his degree ceremony and then decides to join Dr. Benton's team for his surgical residency. Nielsen Media Research (NMR) is a U.S. firm, headquartered in New York City, and operating primarily from Oldsmar, FL, which measures media audiences, including television, radio and newspapers. ... Thomas Schlamme (born May 22, 1950) is one of the leading directors of television. ... is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Tracey Stern is an American television writer and producer. ... Donna Deitch is an American film director best known for her 1986 film Desert Hearts. ... December 7 is the 341st day (342nd on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... is the 348th day of the year (349th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... January 4 is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Lance Gentile is an American doctor, and television technical advisor, writer and producer. ... is the 25th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... February 1 is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Richard Thorpe (February 24, 1896 - May 1, 1991) was an American film director. ... February 8 is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Barnet Kellman is a television, and film director, television producer and film actor. ... is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 87th day of the year (88th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Joe Sachs is an American television writer and producer. ... April 4 is the 94th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (95th in leap years). ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 115th day of the year (116th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... May 2 is the 122nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (123rd in leap years). ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the American actor. ... May 9 is the 129th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (130th in leap years). ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 136th day of the year (137th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ...


Nielsen Ratings: 34.3 million viewers 

Season 3: 1996–1997

Main article: ER (season 3)
Season # Series # Title Writer(s) Director Original airdate
1 48 "Dr. Carter, I Presume"  John Wells Christopher Chulack September 26, 1996
Dr Carter starts his first day as a surgical intern. Nurse Hathaway goes back to working in the ER. Boulet and Dr Benton receive news about their test. Nielsen Ratings: 34.9 million viewers 
2 49 "Let the Games Begins"  Lydia Woodward Tom Moore October 03, 1996
The Southside hospital gets shut down and its employees merges with County General hospital. Nurse Hathaway considers selling her house. Boulet keeps her HIV status a secret. 
3 50 "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"  Paul Manning & Jason Cahill (story), Jason Cahill (teleplay) Perry Lang October 10, 1996
Dr Benton has trouble dealing working with Boulet and starts to work as a pediatric surgeon. 
4 51 "Last Call"  Samantha Howard Corbin & Carol Flint (story), Samantha Howard Corbin (teleplay) Rod Holcomb October 17, 1996
Dr Benton doesn't seem to have the compassion needed for being a pediatric surgeon, while Dr Carter does. Dr Ross fights his inner demons as well as the stares from the ER staff. 
5 52 "Ghosts"  Neal Baer Richard Thorpe October 31, 1996
Dr Lewis comes back from vacation. Nurse Hathaway and Dr Ross take their turn in the mobile health van. Intern Gant learns that Dr Benton is harder on him than he is with Dr Carter. 
6 53 "Fear of Flying"  Lance Gentile Christopher Chulack November 07, 1996
Dr Lewis and Greene rush to a car accident in a helicopter. Dr Benton makes a mistake during surgery. 
7 54 "No Brain, No Gain"  Paul Manning David Nutter November 14, 1996
Dr Lewis makes an announcement. Dr Benton feels guilty about his involvement in a babys critical condition and tries to save another brian dead child. Nielsen Ratings: 37.4 million viewers (highest rated of season three) 
8 55 "Union Station"  Carol Flint Tom Moore November 21, 1996
Time and Cupid wait for no man. A wedding in the waiting room contrasts with Greene's inability to express feelings to Lewis, even though it is her last day in the ER. 
9 56 "Ask Me No Questions, I'll Tell You No Lies"  Neal Baer & Lydia Woodward (story), Barbara Hall (teleplay) Paris Barclay December 12, 1996
Jeanie's confidential medical files aren't confidential when Greene checks them and confirms his suspicions that she has HIV. Keton levels with Carter about their relationship. 
10 57 "Homeless for the Holidays"  Samantha Howard Corbin Davis Guggenheim December 19, 1996
What child is this? Street kid Charlie brings a drug-addled women's baby to Ross for Treatment. Jeanie comes clean about her HIV. Carol observes Ukrainian Christmas with familyand two unexpected guests. 
11 58 "Night Shift"  Paul Manning Jonathan Kaplan January 16, 1997
A night that begins slowly soon ignites: Greene risks his career to save a life. Benton discovers Carter's secret. Charlie suffers a beating and the ER suffers the shocking loss of one of its own. 
12 59 "Post Mortem"  Carol Flint Jacque Elaine Toberen January 23, 1997
Gant's death weighs heavily on Carter, and his anger grows over how Benton treated the intern. Carol copes with a makeshift RN staff during a labor sickout and takes the blame for a fatal trauma-room error. 
13 60 "Fortune's Fools"  Jason Cahill Michael Katleman January 30, 1997
A good day for Greene: he and Marquez end their romance amicably, and his mentoring of prospective interns earns praise. A lousy day for Hathaway: she's suspended from the staff. 
14 61 "Whose Appy Now?"  Neal Baer Félix Enríquez Alcalá February 06, 1997
Carter is the delighted surgeon when Benton needs an appendectomy. Ross grapples with a teen's DNR request. Greene proves that the only thing worse than a two-timing cad is a three-timer. 
15 62 "The Long Way Around"  Lydia Woodward Christopher Chulack February 13, 1997
Carol is caught in a hostage situation in a neighbourhood store and helps the victims while the hostages are still there. 
16 63 "Faith"  John Wells Jonathan Kaplan February 20, 1997
Benton is recovering from his surgery, but not from the death of Gant. Greene places a downs-syndrome patient on a heart transplant list and Ross has to pull the plug on an 18-year-old male that no longer wants to live. 
17 64 "Tribes"  Lance Gentile Richard Thorpe April 10, 1997
Do assumptions about race cloud Greene's judgement? Incidents involving two gunshot victims - one white, one black - and a black woman with an undetected heart ailment cause him to reassess his thinking. 
18 65 "You Bet Your Life"  Paul Manning Christopher Chulack April 17, 1997
Carter puts his career in jeopardy when he circumvents channels to arrange surgery for a racetrack gambler. And Jeanie reconsiders her plight when she cares for an AIDS victim loathed by her unforgiving husband. 
19 66 "Calling Dr. Hathaway"  Neal Baer (story), Jason Cahill & Samantha Howard Corbin (teleplay) Paris Barclay April 24, 1997
A mouse in the house - and perhaps a new doctor-in-training, too. A genetically engineered lab mouse escapes into the ER. Hathaway weighs her career options after she scores high on the MCAT. 
20 67 "Random Acts"  Carol Flint Jonathan Kaplan May 01, 1997
A brother donates a kidney to his sister, a stroke victim receives life-saving treatment, and Jeanie's ex is accepted into a new AIDS-drug study. But violence involving Greene casts a pall over the acts of healing and compassion. 
21 68 "Make A Wish"  Joe Sachs (story), Lydia Woodward (teleplay) Richard Thorpe May 08, 1997
It's Hathaway's birthday, but she doesn't want to hear about it. And it's the birth day of Carla and Peter's son when she goes into early labor. Greene returns to the ER, but settling in proves difficult. 
22 69 "One More for the Road"  John Wells Christopher Chulack May 15, 1997
Ross is increasingly drawn to Hathaway, Charlie reappears at the ER, Greene refuses to admit that he needs help and Carter and Anspaugh are still at leggerheads. Meanwhile, the Boulets find strength in their renewed relationship, and Benton draws strength from his tiny newborn son. Nielsen Ratings: 34.9 million viewers 

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Season 4: 1997–1998

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Season # Series # Title Writer(s) Director Original airdate
1 70 "Ambush (Live episode)"  Carol Flint Thomas Schlamme September 25, 1997
A PBS camera crew invades the ER to film a documentary. A new British surgeon, Elizabeth Corday, uses unfamiliar medical tems. Dr. Morgenstern suffers from a heart attack. Nielsen Ratings: 42.7 million viewers (highest rated episode of season four) 
2 71 "Something New"  Lydia Woodward Christopher Chulack October 02, 1997
Still suffering emotionally from his beating, Greene misdiagnoses his cases. Benton and Carla finally name their son, who is recovering from his premature birth. Hathaway and Ross continue their secret affair. Carter deals with the loss of his seniority due to his move from surgery to the ER. 
3 72 "Friendly Fire"  Walon Green Félix Enríquez Alcalá October 09, 1997
Jeanie's ex-husband is forced to reveal his HIV-positive status to his employer and loses his job. Weaver is named the temporary replacement for Morganstern, and informs Ross the terms of his fellowship are going to change. Carter is jealous over Maggie Doyle's rapport with Dr. Del Amico. Benton's son is circumsized against his dad's wishes. Greene has a date with a water polo player, but his trauma ruins things. The arrival of an arms-dealer couple as patients leads to mayhem and Jerry's advised to take a long sabbatical. 
4 73 "When the Bough Breaks"  Jack Orman Richard Thorpe October 16, 1997
The after-effects of Greene's beating threaten his visitation rights with his daughter. Carter and Del Amico work with new med students. Both Jeanie and her ex-husband have job difficulties due to their HIV-positive status. Weaver suggests that Ross find a research grant to keep his job. Carter and Benton come to blows over Carter's switch to emergency medicine. The staff unites to treat victims of a bus crash, and a drug-addicted pregnant woman leads to a new direction for Carol. 
5 74 "Good Touch, Bad Touch"  David Mills Jonathan Kaplan October 30, 1997
Hathaway comes up with the idea of a pediatric clinic for the ER, and starts looking for funding. Ross and Del Amico don't mesh on a puzzling case involving a young athlete. Greene is deposed in a malpractice suit. Benton is having trouble juggling work and parenthood. Jeannie watches Al and his former best friend get in a violent brawl. Benton meets Dr. Corday's sponsor, Dr. Robert "Rocket" Romano. 
6 75 "Ground Zero"  Samantha Howard Corbin Darnell Martin November 06, 1997
Anspaugh asks Benton to work with Dr. Romano. Greene confides in Cynthia, the temporary receptionist, as his life continues to go downhill. After conferring with Synergix, a firm that helps streamline hospital operating costs, Weaver fires Jeannie for financial reasons. Hathaway meets with Carter's rich grandmother, Millicent "Gamma" Carter, about funding her clinic. Doug finds out that his father has died. 
7 76 "Fathers and Sons"  John Wells Christopher Chulack November 13, 1997
Greene and Ross travel to California to claim Doug's deceased father's belongings. Along the way the two visit the home of Greene's parents, and receive a surprise visitor. 
8 77 "Freak Show"  Neal Baer Darnell Martin November 20, 1997
Maggie Doyle helps Jeanie get assistance to get her job back. Romano, Benton and Corday operate on a unique case involving a boy with reversed organs. Hathaway's clinic is forced open early when Cynthia sends the advertisement for it too soon. One of Carter's incompetent former students returns to redo his clerkship, and ends up being a patient. Mark Greene meets a lawyer who can end his legal troubles in exchange for spending a day observing the ER. 
9 78 "Obstruction of Justice"  Lance Gentile Richard Thorpe December 11, 1997
Synergix starts setting up shop at County General. Defending a patient he suspects is abused, Carter is arrested for refusing to cooperate with a cop. Weaver agrees to give Jeanie her job back. Cynthia rubs Greene's ex-wife the wrong way concerning Rachel. Greene's lawyer tours the ER and ends up saving a life himself. Corday operates to save the leg of a young woman named Alison Beaumont, and the patient goes into a coma, causing Corday to question her own ambitions. 
10 79 "Do You See What I See?"  Linda Gase (story), Jack Orman (teleplay) Sarah Pia Anderson December 18, 1997
On Christmas Eve, Benton and Del Amico develop a weird following after he apparently causes a blind man to see with his touch. Greene deals with an elderly rape victim. Corday continues her soulsearching regarding Alison's coma, but Romano helps her. Greene finds out that Cynthia has a child of her own, and finally puts his trauma in the past. Weaver develops a camaraderie with the Synergix representative, Dr. Ellis West. Gamma Carter tours the clinic with Hathaway and Jeanie, and grants extra funding. Dr. Carter discovers that his cousin, Chase, has a heroin problem. Doug and Carol reveal their romance to the ER. 
11 80 "Think Warm Thoughts"  David Mills Charles Haid January 08, 1998
On a particularly cold night, the ER is swamped with freezing homeless people. Weaver pushes hard for Synergix to take over ER management. Jeanie works with Dr. Anspaugh's son, Scott, who fears his cancer has returned. Corday earns Romano's ire while continuing to work with Alison, who now has a problem with her voice. Benton and Carter make a presentation to med students. Ross and Hathaway consider marriage but Carol's mom isn't happy to learn her daughter's dating Doug again. 
12 81 "Sharp Relief"  Samantha Howard Corbin Christopher Chulack January 15, 1998
Weaver questions Synergix's management practices as Ellis' budget cuts tend to shut down trauma centers. Another elderly rape victim is found by Hathaway during a paramedic ridealong, prompting an alert for a serial rapist. Tension grows between Benton, Corday and Romano. Jeannie lifts Scott's spirits as he faces a new battle against cancer. Carter and Del Amico work together to deal with Chase's withdrawal from heroin. 
13 82 "Carter's Choice"  John Wells John Wells January 29, 1998
The serial rapist is finally caught but needs treatment. A mentally challenged woman gives birth. Benton's son may be placed in day care, and he comes to terms with it with Corday's help. Ross and Hathaway, and Greene and Cynthia, have relationship problems. Carter's actions in treating the serial rapist cause tension between himself and Del Amico. 
14 83 "Family Practice"  Carol Flint Charles Haid February 05, 1998
Greene returns to San Diego to help when his mother is injured, prompting Cynthia to follow him. When his father gets ill as well, Greene finds himself assisting in a military hospital ER after a helicopter crash. Greene and Cynthia are forced to re-evaluate their fading relationship, while Greene and his father become closer. 
15 84 "Exodus"  Walon Green and Joe Sachs Christopher Chulack February 26, 1998
While Greene is gone, Carter has to take control when a nearby chemical spill sends the ER into chaos and knocks Weaver out of action. Ross and Hathaway take risks to save a sick girl. Corday risks her own life to save a man trapped in a collapsed warehouse. 
16 85 "My Brother's Keeper"  Jack Orman Jaque Toberen March 05, 1998
Weaver accuses Ross of presenting a flawed research study. Greene searches for Cynthia. Carter comes to his grandparents for advice about Chase's drug addiction, but it comes too late as Chase overdoses. Corday receives her first performance review from Romano and becomes closer to Benton. Scott and Jeanie continue their friendship. 
17 86 "A Bloody Mess"  Linda Gase Richard Thorpe April 09, 1998
Benton, Corday and Reese are involved in a car accident. Scott's cancer worsens, bringing him back to Jeanie's care. Morgenstern returns, but is having difficulties on the job after his heart attack. Chase is left with severe brain damage after his overdose, and Carter watches over him. Hathaway works on animal rights activists after a protest gone awry. Benton surprises Corday by showing up at her apartment. 
18 87 "Gut Reaction"  Neal Baer TR Babu Subramaniam April 16, 1998
Benton and Morganstern clash after a surgery is botched. Scott, with Jeanie's help, makes a choice about his cancer treatment. Carter helps Del Amico when she is found to be a potential bone marrow donor for a patient. Dr. Ross protects an ill child. Greene organizes the ramshackle but fun annual ER banquet. Gamma Carter may cut funding to Hathaway's clinic, forcing Dr. Carter to make a difficult decision. 
19 88 "Shades of Grey"  Samantha Howard Corbin Lance Gentile April 23, 1998
Benton and Corday's growing closeness causes problems with Benton's career. Alison Beaumont is back after being injured in a fire. Carter deals with life without his family's financial support. Jeanie helps Dr. Anspaugh through a difficult day. Benton is forced to take the blame for the botched surgery until Morganstern makes a shocking revelation. Ross counsels a family about their injured, pregnant daughter's treatment and their shunning of her boyfriend. 
20 89 "Of Past Regret and Future Fear"  Jack Orman Anthony Edwards April 30, 1998
Romano makes an offer that Corday refuses. Reese Benton is baptised. Ross and Hathaway have to make difficult ethical choices concerning a baby addicted to methadone. Carter and Del Amico treat a man who can't speak clearly. Carol treats a man who is going to die from chemical burns and comes to a decision about herself and Doug. 
21 90 "Suffer the Little Children"  Walon Green Christopher Misiano May 07, 1998
Del Amico's old boyfriend conducts a study at the hospital. A televangelist uses the E.R. to obtain money. Ross and Hathaway risk their jobs to do an unorthodox treatment on the methadone-addicted baby. Jeanie turns to Weaver for help with some personal problems. 
22 91 "A Hole in the Heart"  Lydia Woodward Lesli Linka Glatter May 14, 1998
As Josh, the methadone-addicted baby, recovers from an ultra-rapid detox, Ross' personal and professional relationships suffer. Hathaway has suspicions about a patient that attempted suicide. Corday's problems with Romano become critical. Carter's jealousy over Del Amico and her ex-boyfriend reaches a breaking point. Something is wrong with Benton's son. 

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Season 5: 1998–1999

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Season # Series # Title Writer(s) Director Original airdate
1 92 "Day For Knight"  Lydia Woodward Christopher Chulack September 24, 1998
New medical student Lucy Knight arrives in the ER and has a trying first shift. Doug chafes as Kerry enforces his probation stemming from the unauthorized detox work in Season 4. Nielsen Ratings: 31.9 million viewers[1] 
2 93 "Split Second"  Carol Flint Christopher Misiano October 01, 1998
Lucy Knight is having some problems with the job, but Carter believes she's doing great. Peter and his son go to a doctor to find out the extent of Reese's hearing loss. Corday decides to be an intern again and practices an experimental treatment with Romano under her father's watchful eye. Mark helps treat his daughter when she's injured during a soccer game. Kerry tries to embarrass Doug further over his past actions. 
3 94 "They Treat Horses, Don't They?"  Walon Green TR Babu Subramaniam October 08, 1998
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. Dr. Greene tries to help a horse that is in pain. Jeanie Boulet returns from her vacation. 
4 95 "Vanishing Act"  Jack Orman Lesli Linka Glatter October 15, 1998
Carter finds out that Lucy doesn't know how to start an IV. Weaver interviews for a 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. 
5 96 "Masquerade"  Joe Sachs & Samantha Howard Corbin (story), Samantha Howard Corbin (teleplay) Steve De Jarnatt October 29, 1998
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. 
6 97 "Stuck on You"  Neal Baer & Linda Gase (story), Neal Baer (teleplay) David Nutter November 05, 1998
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-mute 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. 
7 98 "Hazed and Confused"  David Mills & Carol Flint (story), David Mills (teleplay) Jonathan Robert Kaplan November 12, 1998
Carter and Weaver become unlikely roommates. Lucy is having problems with Carter and Dr. 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. 
8 99 "The Good Fight"  Jack Orman Christopher Chulack November 19, 1998
A man arrives at the ER with his daughter who is gravely injured, the 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 the father done, 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. 
9 100 "Good Luck, Ruth Johnson"  Lydia Woodward Rod Holcomb December 10, 1998
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 share some experiences with Carter. Carol is horrified by the true story behind a young boy's fatal shooting. 
10 101 "The Miracle Worker"  Paul Manning Lesli Linka Glatter December 17, 1998
It's Christmas day on 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. 
11 102 "Nobody Doesn't Like Amanda Lee"  Linda Gase Richard Thorpe January 07, 1999
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. 
12 103 "Double Blind"  Carol Flint Dave Charmeides January 21, 1999
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. 
13 104 "Choosing Joi"  Lydia Woodward Christopher Chulack February 04, 1999
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 harrassment 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. 
14 105 "The Storm (Part I)"  John Wells John Wells February 11, 1999
Joi's son dies, and Doug's role his death is exposed after the boy's father shows up and starts demanding information. Hathaway's clinic is temporarily closed. Mark and Kerry's cover-up of Doug's earlier actions to help Joi is also revealed. Kerry suspends Doug from work and Carol chastises him for his selfish actions. The ER responds to a school bus accident. While on-site to the scene, Jeanie tells Doug she supports his actions but right afterwards the car swerves and crashes on the icy road. 
15 106 "The Storm (Part II)"  John Wells Christopher Chulack February 18, 1999
The ER is flooded with victims of the school bus accident. Jeanie is not badly injured from the previous episode's crash but gets other bad medical news. Mobalage's wife is having doubts about her husbands surgery and shares a horrifying secret with Hathaway after she's brought in with stab wounds. Carter and Lucy decide not to pursue a relationship after making out in a previous episode. Ross makes a decision regarding his status at County. Nielsen Ratings: 35.7 million viewers (highest rated episode of season five) 
16 107 "Middle of Nowhere"  Carol Flint & Neal Baer Jonathan Robert Kaplan February 25, 1999
Benton travels to a Mississippi clinic during his vacation time to earn money for his son's therapy, and becomes a local hero when he uses his medical knowledge to help several residents. 
17 108 "Sticks and Stones"  Joe Sachs Felix Enriquez Alcala March 25, 1999
Carter deals with tenant drama at an apartment tower during a ridealong 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. 
18 109 "Point of Origin"  Christopher Mack Christopher Misiano April 08, 1999
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. 
19 110 "Rites of Spring"  David Mills Jonathan Robert Kaplan April 29, 1999
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 reveales 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 togeether. 
20 111 "Power"  Carol Flint Laura Innes May 06, 1999
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. 
21 112 "Responsible Parties"  Jack Orman Christopher Chulack May 13, 1999
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. 
22 113 "Getting to Know You"  Lydia Woodward Jonathan Robert Kaplan May 20, 1999
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 protege is mugged and beaten up. Greene and Corday fall in love. Nielsen Ratings: 32.6 million viewers 

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Season 6: 1999–2000

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Season # Series # Title Writer(s) Director Original airdate
1 114 "Leave It to Weaver"  Lydia Woodward Jonathan Kaplan September 30, 1999
Greene and Weaver agree to go out on a limb to oppose Romano's appointment as chief of staff. Soon Greene finds he's out there and alone, while Kerry reaps immediate benefits for her treachery. Plus: Luka Kovac is an able, yet untrusted, physician from Croatia; Dr. Carter's interested in a romance with his cousin's ex-wife; and Carol adjusts to being pregnant by herself. Nielsen Ratings: 31.5 million viewers 
2 115 "Last Rites"  Jack Orman Félix Enríquez Alcalá October 7, 1999
Who's the boss? Weaver may be head of the ER, but Greene has his own ideas about how to handle situations and after his mother's death the two of them have their worst conflict on the job yet. Boulet says "yes" to Reggie, and Corday accepts Romano's surprise job offer. A brash new resident arrives and manages to annoy just about everyone. Carla confronts Benton about his not allowing her to leave the country with their son. 
3 116 "Greene with Envy"  Patrick Harbinson Peter Markle October 14, 1999
Newly appointed attending physician Gabriel Lawrence is savvy, personable and, in Greene's jealous opinion, unsuitable for County. Jeanie and Reggie marry, but not under the circumstances they expected. Romano makes Corday show a rude reporter around the ER, where she witnesses a shootout. 
4 117 "Sins of the Fathers"  Doug Palau[1] Ken Kwapis October 21, 1999
Long-distance MD: Via phone. Greene deals with fallout from his dad's car accident. Lawrence suspects a teen's suicide attempt is the fallout from father-son strife, but he's wrong. Finch misdiagnoses a child's behavior before an iron overdose overtakes her. Carol tries to help a pregnant teenager get a job at the hospital, and Dr. Dave Malucci is a jerk again. 
5 118 "Truth & Consequences"  R. Scott Gemmill Steve De Jarnatt November 4, 1999
A high school science experiment/prank gone-wrong lands students and teacher in the ER - and the stress of multiple emergencies pushes Lawrence over the edge. Mark defends a patient from a violent parent and ends up being castigated for it. Lucy Knight helps counsel one of the injured student. Carol learns the pregnant teen she wanted to help is using drugs. 
6 119 "The Peace of Wild Things"  John Wells Richard Thorpe November 11, 1999
Endings. Boulet resigns to be a full-time mother. An elderly woman bids farewell to her dying husband, and Lawrence admits he's in the early stages of Alzheimer's, and that his distinguished career is over. Carol takes action regarding the pregnant teen case. An explosion rocks the ER, and Benton tells Carla why he's fighting to stay in his son's life. 
7 120 "Humpty Dumpty"  Neal Baer Jonathan Kaplan November 18, 1999
Lawrence departs (but not before saving a life), and Kovac comes aboard full time after earning Kerry's respect. Corday discovers her new trauma patient is a rapist and takes extreme measures to find his latest victim. Carol and the drug-using teen have a confrontation. Carter angles for more responsibility inside the ER. Greene's father was due to fly into Chicago but doesn't show up for hours after his scheduled arrival time. And the Bright Star Gospel Choir is rushed to the ER. 
8 121 "Great Expectations"  Jack Orman Christopher Misiano November 25, 1999
It's Thanksgiving, and Hathaway has two more reasons to give thanks after overcoming complication and delivering twins Tess and Kate. Greene's family celebration comes with its own complications. Dr. Malucci stuns the staff by actually having a valid idea to treat a patient that works. 
9 122 "How the Finch Stole Christmas"  Linda Gase [2] Fred Einesman December 16, 1999
Lucy Knight risks Romano's wrath (and her career) to arrange a heart operation for a patient. Carter gives gifts to inner city kids in exchange for their guns. Finch uses her authority to put a teen binge drinker into rehab. Benton and Carla's custody battle comes to an abrupt end that works out in his favor. Kerry befriends a group of Santas and works on County's Y2K preparation. 
10 123 "Family Matters"  Patrick Harbinson [3] Anthony Edwards January 6, 2000
New name, same person: Deb Chen returns to the ER as Jing-Mei Chen and immediately shows off her great memory to Carter's annoyance. Kovac's strong sense of family involves him in the fate of brothers facing separation. Greene invites his dad to reside with him in Chicago. Dr. Malucci fixes Kerry's car and learns a young patient has a fatal disease. Goofball students arrive in the ER to do a scavenger hunt. Benton doesn't agree with Cleo's approach to an overstressed young high school athlete. 
11 124 "The Domino Heart"  Joe Sachs Lesli Linka Glatter January 13, 2000
Try, try again. A precious donor heart becomes available when a patient who recently received it dies, devastating Lucy Knight. Malucci gathers evidence to shut down a backroom clinic. Carter and Chen disagree on when to follow rules and when to break them. Dr. Greene learns a man is being abused by his boyfriend. 
12 125 "Abby Road"  R. Scott Gemmill Richard Thorpe February 3, 2000
A new road: Abby Lockhart, the part-time OB nurse who cared for Hathaway during "Great Expectations", reports to the ER for her third-year med-student rotation. Hathaway has a hunch that a young patient's health problems come from his mother. Carter and Cleo try to help a sick boy and the unpopular student he fought with. Kerry leaves the ER due to the flu, while Dave Malucci works in spite of it and Benton angles Romano's illness into some help for a young girl who was mauled by a dog. 
13 126 "Be Still My Heart"  Lydia Woodward Laura Innes February 10, 2000
A tense Valentine's Day includes an operation on Romano's dog, a car crash that leaves two children orphaned and Carter and Lucy lying in pools of blood after they're attacked by a schizophrenic patient. 
14 127 "All in the Family"  Jack Orman Jonathan Kaplan February 17, 2000
Weaver finds Carter and Knight, and the grief-stricken ER crew work feverishly to save their grievously wounded colleagues. Then the deranged assailant is brought in, the victim of a car accident. Cleo's forced into a surgical role when Benton won't leave Carter, and Corday and Romano desperately try to save Lucy's life. Nielsen Ratings: 39.4 millon viewers (Highest rated of the season) 
15 128 "Be Patient"  Sandy Kroopf [4] Ken Kwapis February 24, 2000
Tough times. Carter struggles with rehab and knowledge of Lucy's fate, a child is injured in a hit and run in front of Dr. Kovac (and the driver later turns up in the ER) and a teen has cervical cancer after too much sex. Dr. Malucci Even a happy event, a romance between Isabelle and David, turns sad when Greene learns his dad is terminally ill. 
16 129 "Under Control"  Neal Baer & Joe Sachs Christopher Misiano March 23, 2000
"We can handle this." This, it turns out, involves a Gila monster, toxic breast milk, a deadly error and much more as Greene oversees a particularly hectic shift. Carter, despite his pain, returns to work. Jing-Mei is attracted to a male nurse. 
17 130 "Viable Options"  Patrick Harbinson Marita Grabiak April 6, 2000
Many candidates. One kidney. Kovac and Corday must select a recipient while the organ is still viable. Weaver defies Romano on treating a poorly-insured patient and is suspended. Benton's careless penmanship results in a patient taking the wrong drugs, and he sells out Finch, though she still has sex with him later on. Chen wants to tell a patient about her father's diagnosis of Huntington's Disease but Mark puts the brakes on that, while Mark has his own conflict with both his father and Corday over his dad's desire to check into a medical hostel. 
18 131 "Match Made in Heaven"  R. Scott Gemmill Jonathan Kaplan April 13, 2000
A notice of Knight's acceptance into psych residency deepens Carter's remorse. Greene cares for his dad. Hathaway has news from Ross. And an overwhelmed mother tries to induce a miscarriage before getting help from Abby. 
19 132 "The Fastest Year"  Lydia Woodward Richard Thorpe April 27, 2000
Memories. After his father reminisces about his Navy days, Greene takes him on a final boat ride on Lake Michigan. Meanwhile, Carter is haunted by terrifying thoughts of the attack that almost killed him. And Abby goes too far when trying to arrange for a bone-marrow transplant. 
20 133 "Loose Ends"  Neal Baer Kevin Hooks May 4, 2000
Malucci treats a little girl who was molested by her father. Hathaway's birthday is anything but happy. Benton and Kovac clash over follow-up care. Carter seems reinvigorated but also ignores the orders of his supervisors. And Greene and his dad manage to express their love just before the older man dies. 
21 134 "Such Sweet Sorrow"  John Wells John Wells May 11, 2000
Do open arms still await her in Seattle? Touched by a family tragedy at the ER, Hathaway realizes she must see Ross. Chen notices Carter's increasing unreliability and mood swings. Abby is supervised by Malucci on a case that leads Elizabeth to tell Dr. Dave that no one at County thinks he's any good at his job. 
22 135 "May Day"  Jack Orman Jonathan Kaplan May 18, 2000
Kovac and Benton rush to the scene of a playground shooting, leading to a confrontation over the most critical patient. The team plan an intervention when Carter's addiction forces them to act. And the ultimate price could be his patient's - or his own - life. Kovac's sense of right and wrong impacts a pair of difficult cases. Nielsen Ratings: 34.6 million viewers 

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Season 7: 2000–2001

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Season # Series # Title Writer(s) Director Original airdate
1 136 "Homecoming"  Jack Orman Jonathan Kaplan October 12, 2000
Cleaning employees and construction workers strike at County General, Carter comes back out of rehab, a football game riot continues in the ER and Greene and Corday come back from their vacation only to find out they have a terrible rash. Nielsen Ratings: 29.3 millon viewers 
2 137 "Sand and Water"  Jack Orman Christopher Misiano October 19, 2000
Carter returns to County General accepting Greene and Weaver's terms. Abby becomes his AA sponsor, Greene and Corday are buying a bigger house and decide to get married. Benton has trouble with Romano over a surgery for a patient whose insurance doesn't cover him anymore. 
3 138 "Mars Attacks"  R. Scott Gemmill Paris Barclay October 26, 2000
On a short-staffed day, Weaver limits Carter's tasks, Kovac needs Abby to do medical procedures she is no longer cleared to do, Benton learns Romano bounced him, and injured attendees from a sci-fi convention are rushed in. 
4 139 "Benton Backwards"  Dee Johnson Richard Thorpe November 2, 2000
Romano offers a per diem position to Benton with no benefits no stature and a humbled Benton is forced to accept. Kovac lethally pounds a mugger who confronts him and Abby. 
5 140 "Flight of Fancy"  Joe Sachs and Walon Green Lesli Linka Glatter November 9, 2000
The tragedy of teens diagnosed as HIV-positive is compounded by a fatal street accident. A med-emergency flight is followed by the transported patient's wedding in the ER. 
6 141 "The Visit"  John Wells Jonathan Kaplan November 16, 2000
Abby is visited by her bipolar mother Maggie, Peter's nephew comes into the ER with a serious gunshot wound, Luka suspects a young girl is being abused by her father and Elizabeth juggles her desire for a weekend getaway with Mark with treating one more patient. 
7 142 "Rescue Me"  Neal Baer Christopher Chulack November 23, 2000
It's a rainy day at County. Corday is sued for malpractice. Maggie won't leave till Abby talks to her. Chen's mother learns of her daughter's pregnancy, and Corday also learns she's pregnant, but Mark Greene has the worst feeling of all when he loses control of his faculties during a trauma. 
8 143 "The Dance We Do"  Jack Orman Christopher Misiano December 7, 2000
Greene revealed to Corday that he had a biopsy and said the tumor is inoperable. Abby's mother caused a major ruckus at a department store. Corday attended her deposition for malpractice on her previous patient, the surfer. Benton's nephew's girlfriend comes into the ER. 
9 144 "The Greatest of Gifts"  Elizabeth Hunter Jonathan Kaplan December 14, 2000
Chen gives birth, and struggles with the decision to give her baby up for adoption. Benton helps a young girl who is being forced to donate white blood cells to her ill sister. Corday and Greene travel to New York, and find hope when they meet a surgeon who can operate on Mark's tumour. 
10 145 "Piece of Mind"  Tom Garrigus and R. Scott Gemmill David Nutter January 4, 2001
While Greene undergoes surgery in New York to remove his brain tumor, County General is absorbed in the case of father and son that were in a car accident. The episode makes much use of first person perspective
11 146 "Rock, Paper, Scissors"  Dee Johnson Jonathan Kaplan January 11, 2001
Kovac treats a bishop who took a fall and questions Luka's faith. Abby pressures Carter to tell Weaver about the Vicodin he nearly took. Abby later tells him that she cannot be his sponsor anymore. After Kynesha is placed with a foster family, Benton and Finch discover their home trashed by her. Corday's malpractice suit is settled; Mr. Patterson later visits her at the hospital, causing Elizabeth to panic with another patient. Weaver and Legaspi are divided over personal and professional issues. Carter treats a woman smuggling drugs by swallowing a condom full of cocaine. 
12 147 "Surrender"  Jack Orman Félix Enríquez Alcalá February 1, 2001
Weaver and Legaspi have spent the night together, although Kerry appears shy of beginning a relationship. She also battles Luka over calling the authorities about an illegal sweatshop employing one of his patients, which causes the owners to torch the place. Greene is back to work, but is mixing up his pronouns, referring to a male patient as a "she." Corday freezes again during surgery, but is able to overcome her fears. Romano talks Benton into taking a job as County's director of diversity. In the wake of his Vicodin slip, Carter is banned from prescribing drugs. He later visits Chase at his home, and admits his addiction. Abby treats two horny old men. 
13 148 "Thy Will Be Done"  Meredith Stiehm Richard Thorpe February 8, 2001
Bishop Stewart returns, seeking pain medication from Luka, who also has his hands full dealing with the parents of a 16-year-old who does not want another heart transplant. Abby fills in as Carter's date for a Carter family function and sees her ex-husband there. Malucci treats a gay man who wants to contract HIV from his positive partner. Greene continues an abrupt personality change in the wake of his surgery. Weaver makes an appointment for a competency review for Mark. 
14 149 "A Walk in the Woods"  John Wells John Wells February 15, 2001
Weaver spends an evening with Legaspi and her lesbian friends. Greene is furious to learn about his competency review; Corday screams at Weaver about ordering it. Chen returns from maternity leave and treats a young boy with measles. Benton struggles to get a young med student applicant an interview after learning that he was only accepted due to affirmative action. Bishop Stewart returns in even worse condition. 
15 150 "The Crossing"  Jack Orman Jonathan Robert Kaplan February 22, 2001
Carter meets a new pedes intern, Rena Trujillo. He and Luka are then dispatched to the site of a major train wreck. Carter must perform a tricky double amputation on an injured firefighter after Corday goes into early contractions at the scene. After Elizabeth returns to the hospital, Abby and Chen treat Corday, who is told to stay on bed rest. Benton lets prospective med student William White follow him around the ER. Weaver calls Legaspi for a psych consult on a suicidal girl who caused the train crash by driving her car onto the tracks. Luka wrestles with his faith, revealing that he could have saved his wife by sacrificing his daughter. Bishop Stewart grants him absolution before his death. 
16 151 "Witch Hunt"  R. Scott Gemmill Guy Norman Bee March 1, 2001
After Abby leaves the room for a second, an infant disappears from the hospital. After spending the night at her place, Carter is shocked to find out that Rena is a 19-year-old undergraduate. Greene gets his competency results--he passed (was there ever any doubt?). Malucci and Mark treat a young boy injecting steroids who is frightened of his father. Legaspi has been accused of sexual misconduct by the teenager who caused the train crash. Weaver is more concerned with hiding their relationship, so Kim dumps her. 
17 152 "Survival of the Fittest"  Joe Sachs Marita Grabiak March 29, 2001
Peter and Cleo may be at fault when a police officer shoots and kills an old woman with dementia. Carter misinforms Rena and tells her that he and Abby had a past liaison. April Fool's Day causes the staffers to play pranks on each other; Malucci gets the worst of it when Kovac injects him with Haldol, rendering him useless for the rest of the shift and getting his hand glued to his forehead while asleep. Corday endures a particularly long surgery just to prove that she can despite her pregnancy. Greene treats three young students who have been huffing carpet cleaner. Luka treats another pregnant teenager, who wants the comfort that a child will bring her. 
18 153 "April Showers"  Tom Garrigus Christopher Misiano April 19, 2001
Mark must overcome numerous obstacles, mostly weather-related, in order to get to the church to marry Elizabeth, who is stuck with both of her bickering, divorced parents. Abby has a major cold, but cannot leave the hospital, due to most of the nurses being at the wedding. Many patients come in to the ER from an accident involving a prison van; Luka and Carter clash over the treatment of an injured cop and a prisoner with a dislocated shoulder. While waiting for a flight to Vegas, Weaver (who wasn't invited to the wedding), strikes up a conversation with a friendly man. Chen misses her son. Cleo doesn't want to go to the wedding, because the bride is Peter's ex-girlfriend. 
19 154 "Sailing Away"  Jack Orman and Meredith Stiehm Laura Innes April 26, 2001
Corday goes into labor and delivers a baby girl named Ella. Benton treats his junior high school science teacher. Numerous college students come into the ER, victims of fraternity/sorority pledging pranks and hazing rituals. Carter and Abby take a road trip to Oklahoma to pick up Maggie, who has locked herself in a motel room; then she steals sleeping pills from a convenience store and attempts suicide. Rena dumps Carter over the phone. 
20 155 "Fear of Commitment"  R. Scott Gemmill Anthony Edwards May 3, 2001
Abby goes to court to argue for a 90-day psych hold for her mother. Her mother is released, and later shows up at Luka's hotel room. Weaver treats an old children's television show host and an animal suit fetishist. Carla checks into the hospital after a fall. Benton treats Carl Ferris again after he suffers a heart attack. Malucci clashes with Jing-Mei and Cleo when his past track record gets him in trouble. Carter treats a young girl whose boyfriend has been interfering with her pregnancy by feeding her herbal root extracts to cause a natural abortion. Chen treats a patient with a talent for numbers. Malucci calls in a priest to perform an exorcism. 
21 156 "Where the Heart Is"  Dee Johnson and Meredith Stiehm Richard Thorpe May 10, 2001
Abby is flabbergasted when Maggie reveals her plans to move back to her birthplace of Minneapolis. Abby reveals to her mother that she was pregnant once, but had an abortion, scared about the genetic possibility of herself or her child turning out bipolar. Meanwhile, Carter and Chen are both shot down in their bids for chief resident, after which she tells Weaver she is a victim of discrimination. Weaver meets Legaspi's new girlfriend. Carla hits on Benton and freaks out at Cleo after she turns her back on Reese for a second and he injures himself. Mark treats a young abused boy with an extremely irate father. Most of the ER staff play in a softball game after work. 
22 157 "Rampage"  Jack Orman Jonathan Kaplan May 17, 2001
The father of the abused boy that Mark treated last week goes on a shooting rampage throughout the city, looking for anyone connected with the placing of his son in a foster care facility. Mark fears for Elizabeth and baby Ella's safety when Corday doesn't answer her pager. Chen moves one step closer to the chief resident position. Romano fires Legaspi. Weaver confronts Romano, and comes out to him, threatening that she will quit if Kim is not rehired. Carla's husband, Roger, accuses Benton of sleeping with Carla. Cleo cuts her hand while treating an HIV-positive patient. Luka draws unhappiness from Abby when he sends in her med school reapplication without her consent. Carter expresses his feelings to Abby and begins thinking about his future at another hospital. While treating the shooter alone in an elevator, Mark makes a critical decision regarding his care when the man flatlines. Nielsen Ratings: 30.7 million viewers 

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Season 8: 2001–2002

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Season # Series # Title Writer(s) Director Original airdate
1 158 "Four Corners"  Jack Orman and David Zabel Christopher Misiano September 27, 2001
Greene hides his role in a killer's death, Carter buries a loved one and must deal with his chilly socialite parents, and Weaver returns to work fearing she's been outed. Meanwhile, Cleo begins to suffer from the side effects of her HIV treatment, Benton reaches out to his grieving sister, and the ER teems with patients after a feud erupts at a local talk show. Nielsen Ratings: 28.1 million viewers 
2 159 "The Longer You Stay"  Jack Orman Jonathan Kaplan October 4, 2001
Gridlock in the ER leaves an off-duty Carter to handle Chen and Malucci's fatal error. Benton gets tragic news about Carla, Kovac ends it with Abby after she shows her true colors, and Greene begins to see the downside of being married to a fellow doctor. Meanwhile, a man from Weaver's past arrives with a lead on her birth mother. 
3 160 "Blood, Sugar, Sex, Magic"  R. Scott Gemmill and Elizabeth Hunter Richard Thorpe October 11, 2001
Weaver takes dire action after catching Malucci with his pants down. Greene's teen daughter drops by County with some unexpected news, an abandoned baby in Chen's care seems to have healing powers, and Abby ropes Carter into helping her fix a fishy mistake she made while clearing her stuff out of Kovac's place. 
4 161 "Never Say Never"  Dee Johnson Felix Enriquez Alcala October 18, 2001
Dr. Susan Lewis returns and a simple lunch date with Greene leads to a new job at County General. Meanwhile, Abby's attempt to make peace with Kovac is impeded by the arrival of his bartending lady friend. Chen takes drastic action after Weaver strips her of the chief-residency position, and Benton works to save a man who thinks his death will improve his family's financial future. 
5 162 "Start All Over Again"  Joe Sachs Vondie Curtis-Hall October 25, 2001
On her first day back, Lewis puts her new job in jeopardy after clashing with Weaver over a pregnant teen who may be deported if her parents learn of her condition. Meanwhile, Corday comes under fire after losing a patient to an odd infection she may be spreading, Carter's grandmother arrives in need of medical care, but she's opposed to his aid, and Abby bristles at a newly emerging relationship in the ER. 
6 163 "Supplies and Demands"  Meredith Stiehm Jonathan Kaplan November 1, 2001
Carter and Lewis race to stop a possible outbreak after two college students test positive for meningitis. A specialist shadows Corday to find the root of the infection that has killed four of her elderly patients, Abby has a hard time letting Kovac go, especially once his enigmatic lady friend scores a job at the hospital, and Benton squares off with Roger over his expanded and irritating role in Reese's life. 
7 164 "If I Should Fall From Grace"  R. Scott Gemmill Laura Innes November 8, 2001
Carter discovers the sad truth about what's ailing his grandmother. Roger sues Benton for custody of Reese, Nicole gets a grim life lesson during her first day of training as a nurse's aide, and Corday gets a possible lead on why so many of her patients are dying. 
8 165 "Partly Cloudy, Chance of Rain"  Jack Orman David Nutter November 15, 2001
As a storm soaks Chicago, Weaver and Gallant race to save a pregnant woman trapped in a crashed ambulance surrounded by live power lines. Carter's grandmother arrives with a mysterious injury and a morbid link to a hit-and-run victim, and Greene treats a teen taking the fall for losing his baby brother in a flooded river. Meanwhile, Benton's hopes of winning custody of Reese are dashed by a fateful DNA test, Cleo ends her days at County General, and Nicole gives Kovac bad news after being busted for burglary. 
9 166 "Quo Vadis?"  Joe Sachs and David Zabel Richard Thorpe November 22, 2001
Benton and Roger face-off in court over custody of Reese, a firefighter piques Weaver's interest, Carter tends to a newlywed who may be allergic to her own husband, then lets Lewis in on his true feelings about her. Nicole drops a new bombshell on Kovac after Abby busts her for lying about the baby. Meanwhile, Corday waits for a widower to give the transplant team permission to harvest his brain-dead wife's internal organs and Greene drug-tests his daughter after she's busted with her pot-smoking beau. 
10 167 "I'll Be Home for Christmas"  Dee Johnson and Meredith Stiehm Jonathan Kaplan December 13, 2001
Romano forces Benton to make a decision about his future at County as the custody trial for Reese reaches its climax. Carter's father drops a holiday bombshell and Kovac's former flame resurfaces with yet another secret. Meanwhile, Weaver and Lopez have their first date and the staff prays for a Christmas miracle after a young mom arrives with her critically injured son. 
11 168 "Beyond Repair"  Jack Orman and R. Scott Gemmill Alan J. Levi January 10, 2002
As a cold front hits, Carter tries to hash things out with his mother and has a chilling run-in with a killer from his past. Weaver's closeted lifestyle sends Lopez packing and Abby spends her birthday falling into a dangerous old habit. Meanwhile, Lewis tries to help a prisoner avoid a certain death sentence and Greene finds cause for alarm among Rachel's things. 
12 169 "A River in Egypt"  David Zabel Jesus Salvador Trevino January 17, 2002
Lopez takes drastic action to push Weaver out of the closet, Romano rehires a vengeful Chen, Abby tries and fails to help her neighbor escape an abusive situation, and Greene makes a decision about Rachel's future in Chicago. Meanwhile, Carter gets roped into playing peacemaker between his mother and his absentee father, and Lewis battles to keep an injured inmate safe from the men assigned to guard him. 
13 170 "Damage Is Done"  Dee Johnson January 31, 2002
Greene faces the awful truth about Rachel after Ella is rushed to County for what he fears may be a drug overdose. Abby puts herself in the line of fire by taking in her battered neighbor and Carter's mother reaches out to a dying child in hopes of righting a past wrong. Meanwhile, Weaver takes the low road to punish Lewis for accepting a promotion and Chen decides it's time to lose the gloves in her dealings with a duplicitous colleague. 
14 171 "A Simple Twist of Fate"  Jack Orman Christopher Chulack February 7, 2002
Corday takes drastic action against Rachel for Ella's near-fatal drug overdose. Abby pays a steep price for helping Joyce escape Brian's abuse and Greene's health takes an ominous turn. Meanwhile, Carter's mother is forced to relive a past loss while tending to a young cancer patient and a string of food poisonings cause Lewis to flex her muscles as the newest member of management. 
15 172 "It's All in Your Head"  R. Scott Gemmill Vondie Curtis-Hall February 28, 2002
Greene keeps Corday in the dark after dire news forces him to seek emergency treatment and another woman's assistance. Chen is baffled by a coma patient in the early stages of labor and Abby learns that her home is no longer safe from her violent neighbor. Meanwhile, the ER is flooded with families, each torn apart by the mistakes of one member. 
16 173 "Secrets and Lies"  John Wells Richard Thorpe March 7, 2002
A mishap with a dominatrix patient's bag of tricks lands Kovac, Abby, Lewis, Carter and Gallant in a sexual harassment class, where tensions run high among various couplings. And by the end of the day, one pair is forced to face the truth about their dead-in-the-water romance. 
17 174 "Bygones"  Elizabeth Hunter and Meredith Stiehm Jessica Yu March 28, 2002
Romano forces Corday to work in the ER, where she begins to realize that Lewis may hold the key to her estranged husband's disturbing behavior. Weaver tries to keep it together after Lopez is reported to have been lost in a school fire, a pair of college students are rushed into surgery following a knife attack on campus that hits close to home for one of the County staffers, and Abby settles into life at Kovac's while she searches for a new home. 
18 175 "Orion in the Sky"  David Zabel Jonathan Kaplan April 4, 2002
Training a zealous intern leads Greene to a life-altering realization about the future of his own medical care and his ability to provide it to others. Elsewhere, a junkie gets a lesson in life's hardships after she goes into premature labor, a museum worker displays signs of a legendary ailment usually attributed to the undead, and Corday is forced to give in to a terminal patient's demands to die with dignity. 
19 176 "Brothers and Sisters"  R. Scott Gemmill Nelson McCormick April 25, 2002
A frantic phone call sends Lewis racing to New York, where she enlists a pair of police officers to locate her missing sister and niece. Back at County, Carter confronts Abby about her drinking but fails to sell her on a sober life; Corday gets bad news from Greene in Hawaii; and Pratt's showboating puts Gallant and a patient in peril. 
20 177 "The Letter"  Jack Orman Jack Orman May 2, 2002
A letter from Greene prompts Carter to confront Abby about her drinking, while Weaver sees the note as a reason to check her health and try her hand at romance. Meanwhile, a car crash reveals a shocking truth about Lewis's teen patient; and Pratt gets bad news about where he'll be spending his internship. 
21 178 "On the Beach"  John Wells John Wells May 9, 2002
These are the final days of Dr. Mark Greene's life. He spends them in Hawaii, where he grew up, with his daughter Rachel in the hope that the trip will give the often antagonistic pair a chance to reconnect and heal old wounds before it's too late. The unexpected arrival of Corday and baby Ella allows the weakening Greene to see his fractured family reunited. 
22 179 "Lockdown"  Dee Johnson and Joe Sachs Jonathan Kaplan May 16, 2002
The usual chaos at County General quickly goes from frenzied to frightening when two children are brought in with symptoms eerily similar to smallpox. Racing to stem a possible plague — and national panic — Carter immediately orders an ER lockdown, with Weaver outside and a waiting room full of anxious patients inside. As Lewis attempts to contact the CDC about a vaccine, one patient's condition continues to deteriorate, while two of County's newest residents begin to show symptoms of exposure. Nielsen Ratings: 27.5 million viewers 

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Season 9: 2002–2003

Main article: ER (season 9)
Season # Series # Title Writer(s) Director Original airdate
1 180 "Chaos Theory"  Jack Orman and R. Scott Gemmill Jonathan Kaplan September 26, 2002
Carter, Abby and others remain quarantined while County General's evacuation goes awry during the smallpox crisis. Meanwhile, a grieving Corday heads home to London, where her Americanized ways raise eyebrows among her UK colleagues, and Romano's arm is amputated by a helicopter rotor and barely re-attached in time by Dr. Anspaugh. 
2 181 "Dead Again"  Dee Johnson Richard Thorpe October 3, 2002
Local ER closings wreak havoc at County, as Carter tries to keep the peace. Weaver steps on a still-grieving Corday's toes and a med student awaits her overdue orientation. Meanwhile, Pratt's inability to follow orders results in tragedy for a family. Gallant drives everyone crazy during his psych rotation. 
3 182 "Insurrection"  Yahlin Chang and Jack Orman Charles Haid October 10, 2002
Carter takes drastic steps to improve security conditions at County after a frustrated patient takes matters into his own hands - violently. Meanwhile, Gallant tends to a hypochondriac who refuses to leave any symptom unchecked; Pratt is keeping a secret about his home situation; and Kovac has an unhappy ex-lover to contend with. 
4 183 "Walk Like A Man"  David Zabel Felix Enriquez Alcala October 17, 2002
Tensions between meek med student Gallant and arrogant intern Pratt reach a fever pitch as they battle over two troubled patients. Abby tries to set the record straight with Carter about her drinking and Weaver makes a disastrous television appearance. 
5 184 "A Hopeless Wound"  Julie Hebert and Joe Sachs Laura Innes October 31, 2002
A suspicious fire on Halloween floods the ER with many bizarrely costumed victims. Marquez threatens to file a grievance against Kovac, Romano's rehab lags behind his expectations as he begins to doubt that his role in surgery is still an option, and the staff greets an older but wiser surgical intern, Paul Nathan, who tries to overcome a daunting physical handicap. 
6 185 "One Can Only Hope"  Bruce Miller Jonathan Kaplan November 7, 2002
Corday clashes with the new surgical resident, Paul Nathan, over his intervention in the treatment of a sickly young woman who signs a "Do Not Resuscitate" agreement. Abby's brother Eric returns with some all-too-familiar manic tendencies, Chen gives in to Pratt's sort-of-tender loving care after a violent patient gets under her skin, and tensions between the nurses and doctors hit a fever pitch as a petition against Kovac leaves the ER short-staffed. 
7 186 "Tell Me Where It Hurts"  R. Scott Gemmill Richard Thorpe November 14, 2002
Kovac hits a new low in his search for a sexual high, Corday and Nathan reach an impasse regarding his future in medicine, Chen helps Carter treat a Chinese immigrant being exploited by her employer, and Abby fears the worst when her brother Eric disappears. 
8 187 "First Snowfall"  Jack Orman Jack Orman November 21, 2002
Abby's family nightmare continues when she and her mother, Maggie, go in search of her AWOL brother, Eric. Meanwhile, back in Chicago, a blizzard hits the city and Nathan and Corday's desperately attempt to save a family torn apart by a drunk driver. 
9 188 "Next of Kin"  Dee Johnson Paul McCrane December 5, 2002
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, Pratt goes to bat for Leon after he's fired for allegedly stealing from his job, a father's death leads to a revelation about his son, and Susan helps a woman who's being beaten up by her son. 
10 189 "Hindsight"  David Nutter David Zabel December 12, 2002
After a late-night car accident involving the increasingly self-destructive Kovac and med student Harkins, the hour unfolds backwards to recount the troubling events leading up to the crash. A boozy holiday party, rumors of an illicit tryst and a run-in with his ex, Abby, all plague Kovac, but it's his tragic misdiagnosis of a patient that ultimately sends him racing off on a reckless ride. Meanwhile, the ER is awash in Christmas casualties. 
11 190 "A Little Help From My Friends"  Julie Hebert Alan J. Levi January 9, 2003
Kovac pays the price for his misdiagnosis that left a patient with brain damage. Pratt is caught bringing a gun into the emergency room, Weaver hopes to keep her pregnancy a secret, but physical complications might compromise her plans, and Lewis keeps a wary eye on a self-destructive patient who admits to wanting to molest young boys. 
12 191 "A Saint in the City"  Arthur Albert and Bruce Miller Peggy Rajski January 16, 2003
Ethical crises abound after Weaver agrees to hide a politician's sexually transmitted disease. Kovac plays God to get a critical patient into surgery and Pratt ignores a dying mother's wishes in hopes of keeping her kids out of foster care. Meanwhile, Carter's family fortunes fail to pay off for an ailing doctor running a local clinic. 
13 192 "No Good Deed Goes Unpunished"  R. Scott Gemmill Nelson McCormick January 30, 2003
Carter's plan to help an ailing doctor leads to a dead-end — and a decision about his own career path. Pratt intervenes after a burglary lands Leon's pal in the ER, along with the cop he shot. Weaver's ethics are tested even further while setting up a photo-op for a politician hiding a severe condition. Corday is caught off guard by hot-shot new surgeon, Dr. Dorset, and Romano risks his standing at County by overseeing an operation he's incapable of completing. 
14 193 "No Strings Attached"  Dee Johnson Jonathan Kaplan February 6, 2003
A downed plane over the Great Lakes sends Abby's world into a tailspin. Romano's surgical career is altered forever, a teen is suspected of intentionally running down her classmates, Weaver gets a promotion from a grateful alderman, and a terminal patient helps Lewis weigh the pros and cons of a blind date while she handles a case where an unpopular student either mistakenly or deliberately ran down her classmates. Meanwhile, Pratt has an unexpected reaction to Chen's revelation about her baby. 
15 194 "A Boy Falling Out of the Sky"  R. Scott Gemmill and Yahlin Chang Charles Haid February 13, 2003
Carter comes to the rescue when the stalled search for Abby's brother, Eric — and the arrival of her mother, Maggie — pushes the nurse to her limit. Meanwhile, Kovac comes back to work just in time to save an overdose case from frying his own brain. Pratt digs himself into a deeper hole with Chen during his stint with the EMTs and Lewis is also flattered by her teenaged admirer. 
16 195 "A Thousand Cranes"  David Zabel Jonathan Kaplan February 20, 2003
Three persons are murdered during a holdup at Doc Magoo's, and Chen's partial description of one of the perps leads to an unpleasant morning for Pratt and Gallant. Lewis befriends a teenage cancer patient, despite his mother's disapproval, and Carter decides to propose to Abby, who's having difficulty finding someone to give her mother a ride to the bus station for her trip back to Wisconsin. 
17 196 "The Advocate"  Joe Sachs Julie Hebert March 13, 2003
A favor for a popular but closeted politician has dire results for Weaver — and a patient. Carter and Abby come to terms with their ailing romance. Kovac finds an unusual outlet for his inner demons and Romano's days as Chief of Staff end abruptly when Anspaugh assigns Weaver to replace him. 
18 197 "Finders Keepers"  Dee Johnson TR Babu Subramaniam April 3, 2003
Heads roll and hearts break after Romano is demoted to the ER, where a mom-to-be hears grim news about her own health. Pratt's faux pas spoils Chen's birthday and Kovac implores Weaver and Corday to help him arrange a pro-bono operation for a dying Croatian child. Meanwhile, a patient's broken wrist leads to tragic complications — and a change of perspective for a County newlywed. 
19 198 "Things Change"  R. Scott Gemmill Richard Thorpe April 24, 2003
Weaver treats a lethargic 6-week-old baby. Lewis works with a mentally ill man who took too much of his anti-psychotic medication, Kovac welcomes an old friend - a fellow Croatian doctor - to observe the chaos of an American inner-city hospital, Romano discusses grave options about his arm with Corday, and Carter receives some emotional news from home. 
20 199 "Foreign Affairs"  David Zabel Jonathan Kaplan May 1, 2003
Kovac breaks every rule in the book to get a dying Croatian boy to Chicago in a race to save his life. Lewis waffles on whether she wants to end things with her "husband" Chuck, Carter's sad family gathering is interrupted by Abby's mentally troubled brother Eric. A minor league baseball player with a serious heart ailment is treated on the eve of his pitching debut with the Chicago Cubs, and Romano makes a dramatic decision about his mangled arm. Also, Kovac departs for the Congo after saying goodbye to Abby. 
21 200 "When Night Meets Day"  Jack Orman Jack Orman May 8, 2003
As a solar eclipse approaches, the early shift sees a weary Carter fielding a slew of casualties from a cult's suicide pact. Intercut with that chaos are scenes of Pratt, whose skills are tested on the final night of his residency. Meanwhile, Corday offers support as Romano undergoes surgery to amputate his arm, and Kovac calls from Africa for backup... and it comes from an unlikely source. 
22 201 "Kisangani"  John Wells Christopher Chulack May 15, 2003
After weeks of professional and personal setbacks, Carter leaves the ER — and Abby — behind to join the equally troubled Kovac on a relief mission in war-torn Africa. But upon arrival, the hellish conditions, lack of supplies and rampant disease soon have him clamoring for the comforts (and even the chaos) of Chicago. In time, these unlikely allies realize they are exactly where they're needed most, especially after a skirmish between local rebels and the African government's Army triggers the docs' bloody battle to save a child caught in the crossfire. Nielsen Ratings: 21.6 million viewers 

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Season 10: 2003–2004

Main article: ER (season 10)
Season # Series # Title Writer(s) Director Original airdate
1 202 "Now What?"  John Wells Jonathan Kaplan September 25, 2003
The ER is undergoing extensive renovations; Carter returns from Africa but in trouble with Abby; new medical student, Neela Rasgotra, causes a stir when she unexpectedly helps a patient - and angers Chen as Pratt flirts with her; Romano sports a new look and Carter receives an ominous call from Africa. Nielsen Ratings: 23.2 million viewers 
2 203 "The Lost"  John Wells Christopher Chulack October 2, 2003
Carter returns to the Congo to search for the body of a fellow doctor and reunites with several associates. Elsewhere in the strife-torn country, Kovac is seen in flashbacks as he battles debilitating malaria while he ministers to the sick and dying in a land where life is cheap at best. 
3 204 "Dear Abby"  R. Scott Gemmil Christopher Chulack October 9, 2003
Abby's frustrating day gets worse when she gets a special "Dear John" letter from Carter in the Congo while her fellow nurses threaten a walkout and her opinions are ignored. Romano's mood gets nastier when he is fitted with an antiquated hook for his missing arm. Pratt uneasily meets Chen's old-fashioned parents for dinner. In addition, three new second-year residents join the staff - including Archie Morris and the self-assured Dr. "Coop". Also Zac Efron guest stars as Bobby Neville, a boy who gets shot and later dies. 
4 205 "Shifts Happen"  Dee Johnson Julie Hebert October 23, 2003
Pratt and Weaver wind up on the wrong side of two judgment calls during a hellacious night shift that also finds Abby seeking funds for a hush-hush personal endeavor. Neela deals with a little girl who arrives with her beloved grandmother whose status is DNR. And Corday warms up to Dr. Dorset. 
5 206 "Out of Africa"  David Zabel Jonathan Kaplan October 30, 2003
Kovac's day back in the ER is a busy one. Lewis fears for a distraught architect, Ben Hollander, whose degenerating eyesight makes him despondent while a spirited new nurse, Samantha Taggart, replaces Abby - who decides to return to medical school. And Morris is overwhelmed by the chaos and grisly conditions of life in the ER. 
6 207 "The Greater Good"  R. Scott Gemmil Richard Thorpe November 6, 2003
Pratt and Kovac clash over a miscarriage-prone young woman who arrives to deliver a premature baby; Lewis goes above and beyond the call of duty to help Ben Hollander cope with his failing vision; and Coop makes a romantic play for Chen. 
7 208 "Death and Taxes"  Dee Johnson Felix Enriquez Alcala November 13, 2003
Lewis's busy workload threatens to keep her from an important date with Hollander; Kovac and Corday clash over the treatment of a patient with questionable symptoms; and Sam's son spends a day underfoot at the ER. Meanwhile, Gallant must gamble with a risky hospital transfer to help a young septic cancer patient and Chen gets bad news from China about her parents. 
8 209 "Freefall"  Joe Sachs Christopher Chulack November 20, 2003
A Thanksgiving tragedy high above the ER has the County staff racing to aid the survivors and Lewis fearing the worst about one of the possible casualties. Elsewhere, Romano threatens to file a serious complaint against the brash Pratt and catches Morris with cannabis. Also, Kovac enjoys Thanksgiving dinner with Sam and her son Alex. 
9 210 "Missing"  David Zabel Jonathan Kaplan December 4, 2003
Two distinct cultures collide when Neela treats two Amish teenagers involved in a car accident. Corday and a few others mourn the loss of Dr. Romano. Elsewhere, Sam clashes with sympathetic Kovac when he pays too much attention to her trouble-prone son Alex and Lewis is pained when an unconscious 5-year-old girl cannot be traced to any parent or guardian. 
10 211 "Makemba"  John Wells Christopher Chulack December 11, 2003
On Christmas Eve, a chilled emergency room staff do their best to observe the holiday while a crusading Carter does the same half a world away as his friendship and relationship with Makemba, a native AIDS worker, is revealed. 
11 212 "Touch and Go"  Mark Morocco Richard Thorpe January 8, 2004
Carter returns from Africa full of surprises including a new love, Makemba "Kem". Pratt accidentally breaks a patient's neck while doing an unsupervised intubation. A whole nursing shift cannot go home until they find one missing Valium. 
12 213 "NICU"  Lisa Zwerling Laura Innes January 15, 2004
Neela and Abby face their toughest rotation ever after being assigned to the Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit, where Weaver and Sandy come needing help with their newly born son, Henry. 
13 214 "Get Carter"  R. Scott Gemmill Lesli Linka Glatter February 5, 2004
Carter's girlfriend, Kem, steps on more than a few toes while spending a day observing County in action. Pratt has a hard night and questions his abilities as he treats a variety of patients. Gallant accompanies the paramedics and is almost shot in a violent domestic dispute where he befriends a frightened boy. Lewis turns down a promotion, due to an imminent change in her lifestyle. 
14 215 "Impulse Control"  Yahlin Chang Jonathan Kaplan February 12, 2004
Life and death assume an even higher profile as single-mother Sam treats an abused and newly pregnant teen as well as a wife who sees her injured family melt away after a car accident. Carter shows Kem the city and proposes they move into a townhouse he bought for them. And Kovac receives a sexy late-night visit from Sam. 
15 216 "Blood Relations"  Nelson McCormick Dee Johnson February 19, 2004
Neela's faced with crippling claustrophobia while trapped in a hyperbaric chamber with a baby suffering from carbon-monoxide poisoning. Meanwhile, Chen returns from China with her ailing father; Weaver breaks bad news to a mother about her son's leukemia; and Sam ponders the repercussions of her night with Kovac. 
16 217 "Forgive and Forget"  Bruce Miller Christopher Chulack February 26, 2004
Sam's troubled by Kovac's visiting African tryst; one of County's former patients uses a tank to exact a revenge that threatens half of Chicago; Corday is charmed by a fellow surgeon; a staffer becomes a patient after suffering a heart attack. 
17 218 "The Student"  David Zabel Paul McCrane April 1, 2004
Carter urges Neela to be more pro-active in the ER, that she goes too far in treating a brain-injury patient - and a sympathetic Gallant errs further by falsifying a medical report. Kovac treats the disoriented young son of a man who fears that tests will reveal he's not the boy's father. Chen scrambles to find an appropriate caregiver for her ailing father. And Corday is uneasy about dating two men. 
18 219 "Where There's Smoke"  Jacy Young Tawnia McKiernan April 8, 2004
Weaver rushes to the aid of her female partner Sandy Lopez when the firefighter is severely injured on the job and must fight for her life. Lewis suffers labor pains and is confined to bed rest, while tension remains between Gallant and Neela as an investigation begins into the suspicious death. Later, Gallant reveals to Neela that he'll be deployed to Iraq. Sam is surprised by the arrival of Alex's dad. Corday discovers that she's the new Head of Surgery. 
19 220 "Just a Touch"  R. Scott Gemmill Richard Thorpe April 22, 2004
A breast exam lands Pratt in hot water when a woman informally accuses the young doctor of sexual harassment. Abby ponders how to get the attention of her contentious patients during her psych rotation and Neela finds herself studying strokes in a lab populated by brainy but bizarre graduate students. Weaver vows to fight for her baby son and Chen is at wit's end when she brings her combative and ailing father home. Sam is baffled by her ex's return — and Kovac's take on the new man in Alex's life. 
20 221 "Abby Normal"  David Zabel Jonathan Robert Kaplan April 29, 2004
Weaver considers drastic action to keep Lopez's folks from taking custody of Henry. Abby is in the midst of her psychiatric rotation and tries to help a seizure-prone mother with a controversial drug treatment. Pratt lays into Neela for avoiding the ER to work in a lab. Kovac's relationship with Sam and her son Alex grows awkward when Alex' father returns. Carter impresses a returning Kem — but annoys his father — with a shake-up at his family's foundation. 
21 222 "Midnight"  John Wells Julie Hebert May 6, 2004
Carter is alarmed as he rushes his pregnant girlfriend Kem into the ER when he suspects trouble, while Corday gets a jolt from the past when the late Dr. Greene's teen daughter Rachel shows up with her boyfriend looking for a haven - and some "morning-after" pills. Neela prepares for her graduation while Abby prefers to sit it out. Sam's ex makes his intentions clear to Kovac. Nielsen Ratings: 28.4 million viewers 
22 223 "Drive"  Dee Johnson Jonathan Kaplan May 13, 2004
A car wreck brings out Kovac's inner hero. Neela heads for the University of Michigan to begin her internship; her fellow doctors question the bruises on Chen's face; Dr. Pratt keeps a mentoring eye on a young heart patient, Elgin. Weaver hopes to gain custody of her son and Sam flees with Alex after Steve settles down in Chicago. Pratt, Chen and Elgin are victims of gunfire by an irritated motorist. Nielsen Ratings: 23.9 million viewers 

Season 11: 2004–2005

Main article: ER (season 11)
Season # Series # Title Writer(s) Director Original airdate
1 224 "One for the Road"  Joe Sachs Christopher Chulack September 23, 2004
Pratt, Chen and Elgin are being rescued after eluding gunfire and crashing into the Chicago River, but Elgin doesn't survive the ordeal. Abby starts her career as a doctor by dealing with a drug-smuggling patient. Sam seeks to escape her returning boyfriend and hits the road. Two new interns, including Ray Barnett, arrive at County. Nielsen Ratings: 19.7 million viewers 
2 225 "Damaged"  David Zabel Paul McCrane October 7, 2004
Carter suffers with depression and crosses some lines when treating an injured Iraq War veteran, Abby deals with resentful nurses and tends to a young woman kidnapped and forced into sexual slavery. Elsewhere, Kovac makes an honest confession to a fleeing Sam, and Neela gets a visit from her domineering, old-school parents. 
3 226 "Try Carter"  R. Scott Gemmil Jonathan Kaplan October 14, 2004
Carter convinces Corday to perform an illegal transplant operation between two HIV+ men, Abby and Ray argue on the course of treatment of an injured bicycle messenger, Neela looks for employment without much success, and Corday confronts Weaver on the hiring of Dr. Dubenko as County reels under the weight of a busy 4th of July caseload. 
4 227 "Fear"  Dee Johnson Lesli Linka Glatter October 21, 2004
Two small children are rushed to the ER after falling from a third story window, allegedly escaping their mother's violent, abusive ex-husband. Corday is disciplined over her illegal surgery, and instead of taking a non-tenure track position, she decides to call it quits. Lewis, the new Chief of Emergency Medicine, offers Neela a job at the hospital when an intern leaves his position. 
5 228 "An Intern's Guide to the Galaxy"  Lisa Zwerling Arthur Albert November 4, 2004
It’s Neela’s first day back at the ER and Pratt expects the interns to take a large patient load during their shifts. In competition, Ray makes a big mistake in re: donating a patient’s organs against the family’s wishes. Carter asks new social worker, Wendell Meade, to walk out with him in a coy pursuit. 
6 229 "Time of Death"  David Zabel Christopher Chulack November 11, 2004
Kovac, Abby, Pratt and Sam try to save the life of an alcoholic man (Ray Liotta), who might be living his final minutes. As his life hangs in the line, he tries to make ends meet with his son. The entire episode consists of this one plot line with no side stories and takes place in real time. 
7 230 "White Guy, Dark Hair"  Lydia Woodward Nelson McCormick November 18, 2004
Kovac and Sam treat a woman who was brutally beaten and raped. Wanting to help police catch the predator, Sam tries a risky procedure to help the woman speak. Lewis schedules a JCAHO emergency drill without telling the staff. Carter tends to a teenage girl denying her newly born baby. 
8 231 "A Shot in the Dark"  Joe Sachs Jonathan Kaplan December 2, 2004
Lewis, Neela and Ray treat a police officer shot during a robbery. His 15-year-old son must make a difficult decision on his fathers course of treatment and he turns to Ray for advice. Ray later fails the son and gets an angry earful from Neela. Abby and Dubenko try to help a young girl whose mother doesn't want her to have critical surgery at County. Carter and Wendall have their first date. Pratt is criticized by Chen over a patient's missed injury but he later finds out her father's condition is deteriorating. 
9 232 "Twas the Night"  Julie Hebert Julie Hebert December 9, 2004
It's Christmas Eve in the ER. Abby receives a dialysis patient who is in critical condition, but she can't reach his physician because he doesn't want to be disturbed during the holidays, so she breaks the rules to save the patient's life. When Chen can't find someone to cover her shift so she can attend to her ailing father, she quits. Pratt later heads to her house and finds she is planning to euthanize her dad. 
10 233 "Skin"  Dee Johnson Stephen Cragg January 13, 2005
Abby is kidnapped by gang members in the hope that she can save one of their wounded. Ray begins treatment on a woman who soon requests a new doctor because she recognizes he's not comfortable being herself. Weaver helps Lewis cope with her new administrative position. 
11 234 "Only Connect"  Yahlin Chang Jonathan Kaplan January 20, 2005
Lewis assigns Kovac to teach the residents how to communicate more effectively with their patients. They are put to the test when two teenagers are brought to the ER with gun shot wounds. Lawyer Herb Spivak shows up at the ER and annoys just about everyone. Pratt continues to dazzle with his medical skills but fizzle with his teaching ones. Also, Abby returns to work still dealing with the trauma of her abduction, but a pep talk from med student Jake gets her back in the game. 
12 235 "The Providers"  David Zabel Christopher Chulack January 27, 2005
Carter treats a 16-year-old girl who is suffering after taking a new drug to control her seizures. Carter's old medical student, George Henry, is the girl's doctor. When things get worse, the father makes a desperate act to save his daughter's life. Carter's response to the event could hurt Susan's career aspiration and enrages Kerry. 
13 236 "Middleman"  Lisa Zwerling Ernest R. Dickerson February 3, 2005
Kovac and Pratt examine a man who got shot when he confronted his boss with a gun and Kovac and Dubenko get into a disagreement, while Jake tries to convince Abby that being a student shouldn't keep him from dating her. Also, Pratt treats a boy with a suspicious gash and ignores Wendall's questions, with tragic results. 
14 237 "Just As I Am"  Lydia Woodward Richard Thorpe February 10, 2005
Weaver treats an evasive patient who reveals to her that she's her birth mother. As they spend time together, Weaver reveals to her mother - an evangelical Christian - that she is gay. She also reveals why she uses her crutch and the story behind her childhood. 
15 238 "Alone in a Crowd"  Dee Johnson Jonathan Kaplan February 17, 2005
If a lone tree falls in the forest, does it make a sound? When a young mother of three suffers a stroke, Kovac and Sam race against the odds to save her life. Knowing that a controversial surgical procedure is his wife's only shot at a full recovery, a husband must make the unenviable decision to risk her life in order to save it. Pratt confronts Morris about his stupid behavior and impresses Susan, but he surprises her by saying he's not interested in being Chief Resident. Carter can't tell Wendall he's over Kem, so she walks away from him. 
16 239 "Here and There"  David Zabel Christopher Chulack February 24, 2005
A young girl in Iraq is wounded in a car bombing and local hospitals are unequipped to help. Gallant enlists the support of Neela to secure the needed treatment at County, but getting the girl to the United States proves to be more difficult than initially thought. Neela nearly sleeps with one of Ray's co-band members before realizing the guy she wants is Gallant. 
17 240 "Back in the World"  Jonathan Kaplan David Zabel and Lisa Zwerling March 24, 2005
Neela is surprised when she hears that Gallant came to the ER with the young Iraqi burn victim, but they later connect on many levels. Sam is troubled by a visit from her ex-husband. Pratt treats a child whose gun went off in his pocket and learns that he received the gun from an unusual source, while finding an attraction to a young woman who runs an anti-violence program. 
18 241 "Refusal of Care"  Joe Sachs Gloria Muzio April 21, 2005
Lewis, Neela and Sam are unable to treat a woman suffering from the effects of a hunger strike designed to prevent her son from being deported. Meanwhile, Abby is unable to prove that a 72-year-old woman is the victim of elder abuse. 
19 242 "Ruby Redux"  Lisa Zwerling and Lydia Woodward April 28, 2005
Healing old wounds is not easy. 85-year-old Jules Rubadoux is brought in and erroneously accuses Carter of killing his wife ten years ago. Although Abby believes Rubadoux is too old to undertake surgery to correct a heart murmur, the attending doctors opt to go ahead with the operation. Also, Morris may end up with the chief resident job. And could Sam be pregnant? 
20 243 "You Are Here"  Karen Maser and Dee Johnson Ernest R. Dickerson [5] May 5, 2005
Morris has been appointed the new chief resident and immediately locks horns with Pratt as they deal with the casualties from a fire at an apartment building. Lewis is taking out her frustration from not being tenured on Carter and Ray, the latter secretly helping a teenager who is being sexually abused. Kovac finds Sam's pregnancy test, but quickly discovers that she's not pregnant, and they jointly lament their lack of communication skills. 
21 244 "Carter est Amoureux"  John Wells Christopher Chulack May 12, 2005
After hearing that her mother is sick, Carter flies to Paris to see Kem. While there, Carter offers to move back to Africa to start all over. Abby, Ray and Neela all make medical mistakes. While in counseling, Sam reveals that she thinks that she and Kovac shouldn't be together. 
22 245 "The Show Must Go On"  John Wells David Zabel May 19, 2005
It's Carter's last shift in the ER. Kovac and most of the ER staff take Carter on a surprise good-bye party. Meanwhile, Ray and Morris attend their own party that soon is interrupted by disaster that quickly is taken to County where Abby, Neela and Ray must step up to the challenge all on their own. Also, Sam learns that her son Alex has run away. Nielsen Ratings: 18.8 million viewers 

Season 12: 2005–2006

Main article: ER (season 12)
Season # Series # Title Writer(s) Director Original airdate
1 246 "Cañon City"  Lisa Zwerling, John Wells, and Joe Sachs Christopher Chulack September 22, 2005
Kovac and Sam report Alex missing to the police and suspect that he's trying to find his father. They're especially worried because Alex is diabetic and he has forgotten his insulin. Meanwhile, Pratt, Lewis, and Morris guide the new R2s on managing their new interns. Nielsen Ratings: 14.4 million viewers 
2 247 "Nobody's Baby"  R. Scott Gemmil Laura Innes September 29, 2005
Ray attends to a surrogate mother who goes into labor prematurely after being involved in a car accident. A difficult decision must be made as the baby's life hangs in the balance. Pratt gets a visit from his estranged father. Kovac copes with another failed relationship when Sam announces she's moving out, but gets support from Abby, who joins forces with Neela to put a spoiled, rude patient in her place. 
3 248 "Man With No Name"  David Zabel Christopher Chulack October 6, 2005
It's a bad day for Kovac as he and Sam can't be civil after their disruptive break up, and a new nurse manager, Eve Peyton, enforces her strict and efficient new procedures. Abby treats a breast cancer patient who is having a hard time coming to terms with her condition. Also, Neela prepares a care package for Gallant and Abby makes a discovery about Dubenko. 
4 249 "Blame It On The Rain"  R. Scott Gemmil Paul McCrane October 13, 2005
In the wake of heavy rains, the ER is flooded with diverse patients, including a baby involved in a suspicious car crash with her mother, a heart-attack victim visited by his sex-therapist, and a comatose woman who suddenly awakes. Sam confronts Eve about her strict ways and Abby learns about Dubenko's condition. Kovac's comatose nursing home patient suddenly regains consciousness. 
5 250 "Wake Up"  Janine Sherman Barrois Arthur Albert October 20, 2005
New attending physician, Victor Clemente, arrives to help make the ER more efficient, but the residents aren't too fond of him. Kovac bonds with his awakened coma patient who is wondering about a past incident. Abby's breast cancer patient convinces her to take a long awaited exam. 
6 251 "Dream House"  David Zabel Stephen Cragg November 3, 2005
Clemente, Abby and Neela secretly care for an infant chimpanzee. Eve promotes Sam and assigns her a dreadful task: she must fire a beloved and long-time nurse, Haleh. Pratt reaches a decision about his relationship with his estranged father. 
7 252 "The Human Shield"  R. Scott Gemmil Laura Innes November 10, 2005
The treatment for a 10-year-old victim of a shooting sparks a dispute between Kovac and Clemente, which Abby is stuck in the middle of. Paramedic Gates flirts with Neela, who is awaiting Gallant's arrival. Abby takes out her frustration on Kovac and they kiss. 
8 253 "Two Ships"  Joe Sachs and Virgil Williams Christopher Chulack November 17, 2005
Kovac and Abby wake up together but decide to remain friends. The ER prepares to take in victims of a plane crash, while Neela and Pratt head out to the crash site where Neela distinguishes herself. Neela gets a surprising visit. 
9 254 "I Do"  Lydia Woodward Gloria Muzio December 1, 2005
Back from Iraq, Gallant surprises Neela by impulsively asking her to marry him. Morris stands up to Weaver on a patient's course of treatment, and Weaver decides she needs to fix up her own life. An HIV+ mother who doesn't believe in the virus is putting her infected son at risk and enraging Clemente, but it's Sam who is able to help the situation. Kovac and Clemente continue their ongoing rivalry as they vie for the same job, which Kovac eventually gets. Neela and Gallant marry, and Kovac and Abby realize they want more than just friendship. 
10 255 "All About Christmas Eve"  Janine Sherman Barrois Lesli Linka Glatter December 8, 2005
Kovac arrives for his first day as Chief of Emergency Medicine wearing a Santa hat, with presents for everyone. Pratt and Weaver try to make a Christmas miracle happen for a girl who was mistakenly shot. Haleh holds her annual choir tryouts, Eve crosses the line with a disruptive patient, Clemente gets a visit from a past lover, and Abby has a special gift for Kovac. 
11 256 "If Not Now"  David Zabel John E. Gallagher January 5, 2006
Abby and Kovac agonize over what to do about her unexpected pregnancy, eventually deciding to keep the baby. Neela and Kovac help a religious teenager weigh all her pregnancy options, but differ on what course she should take. Clemente's past is starting to catch up with him as police visit to investigate a past incident. Weaver falls on the ice and realizes she needs surgery. 
12 257 "Split Decisions"  R. Scott Gemmil Richard Thorpe January 12, 2006
With Abby now expecting, she and Kovac venture out for some baby shopping. Ray helps a former girlfriend escape from her abusive father, and Dubenko volunteers to take on the dayshift but is overwhelmed. Pratt falsifies a blood test to help a friend avoid a drunk-driving arrest, and Neela gets unexpected news from Gallant. 
13 258 "Body and Soul"  Joe Sachs Paul McCrane February 2, 2006
A former professor and mentor of Abby's is brought into the ER in the last stages of ALS disease. He wants to give up, but Abby and the doctors try to give him hope and the strength to keep fighting. 
14 259 "Quintessence of Dust"  Lisa Zwerling and David Zabel Joanna Kerns February 9, 2006
An unexpected visitor puts Clemente in the middle of a domestic dispute. Kovac and Abby await important test results regarding their baby. Neela struggles with her surgical elective, and Ray tries to convince a homeless musician to accept help from his family. 
15 260 "Darfur"  Janine Sherman Barrois Richard Thorpe March 2, 2006
Carter works in the Sudanese desert, helping treat hundreds of diseased people including a woman raped by a militant group. Back in the ER, Pratt and Neela work to save a 14-year-old involved in a hit-and-run accident, but Pratt is infuriated when he discovers who hit the young teen. Kovac refuses to let Clemente return to work until he is reviewed by the Impaired Physician Committee. 
16 261 "Out on a Limb"  Karen Maser Lesli Linka Glatter March 16, 2006
Weaver must make a difficult choice about having hip replacement surgery. Sam treats a man who collapsed, Richard Elliott, who offers her an intriguing job she might not be able to refuse. Meanwhile, 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. Pratt confesses to Kovac that he falsified a blood test and an infuriated Kovac suspends him. 
17 262 "Lost In America"  Lisa Zwerling Stephen Cragg March 23, 2006
Kovac, with Abby's help, works feverishly to save a young Turkish woman with multiple stab wounds. Kovac and the girl's mother connect as she shares her experiences, causing him to remember the tragedy in his own life. As the girls' condition worsens, Clemente steps in and decides to try a risky procedure. Sam accepts a part-time job working for Richard Elliott. Neela pulls an all-nighter in preparation for a speech at a surgeon's convention but is disappointed when her speech goes awry, later reflecting on how close she and Ray have become. 
18 263 "Strange Bedfellows"  Virgil Williams Laura Innes March 30, 2006
A case involving two teens injured in a car accident proves baffling as the doctors try to determine why the girl is unconscious and why her male companion is so hostile toward the police. Meanwhile, Neela copes with a visit from Gallant's bickering parents, Morris gets a tempting job offer from a pharmaceutical company, and 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 enjoys the perks of working for Elliott. Ray struggles with some unresolved feelings for Neela. 
19 264 "No Place to Hide"  Lydia Woodward Skipp Sudduth April 27, 2006
Steve (Sam's ex-husband) arrives to the E.R. complaining of a stomach pain. Clemente wants to release him but Neela thinks he needs to remain in the E.R. Morris and Dr. Albright continues arguing about a patient and later they make out. Weaver had the surgery to correct her problem and she no longer needed a cane to walk. Pratt arrives to Darfur and quickly he notices the scope of the horror there. 
20 265 "There Are No Angels Here"  R. Scott Gemmil and David Zabel Christopher Chulack May 4, 2006
Pratt's work in Darfur brings him into contact with an injured Sheik and his pregnant wife. The Sudanese police hound the couple because of their political importance and prevent Pratt and Carter from caring for the Sheik. His wife delivers the baby while he is imprisoned and suffers post partum complication that necessitate transporting her to a surgical center. On the way Pratt and Dakarai (guest star Eamonn Walker) are attacked by Janjaweed soldiers and Pratt must continue the journey alone. 
21 266 "The Gallant Hero and The Tragic Victor"  R. Scott Gemmil Steve Shill May 11, 2006
Kovac is forced to take serious action as Clemente's behavior spirals out of control. Neela receives a job offer and tragic news. Pratt readjusts to American medicine while treating abused sons and their abusive father. Kovac and Abby take a quiet moment to dream about a vacation before the baby is born. 
22 267 "Twenty-One Guns"  David Zabel Nelson McCormick May 18, 2006
Pratt and Neela attend Gallant's funeral. Sam's ex-husband Steve and another inmate are brought into the ER after a prison fight. With the help of the other inmate's girlfriend, the men put their escape plan into action. Walking into the room, Luka inadvertently discovers their plan and is drugged and tied to a gurney, Sam convinces them to let her intubate him as the drug is paralyzing his lungs. The two men, with Sam forced to assist, finally make their way to the exit doors, but things don't go smoothly, and a major shoot-out ensues. The ER is in chaos; Jerry has been shot. The two men grab Sam and make it out of the building. She becomes their hostage, along with her son, Alex, who was already in the waiting getaway van. Back in the ER, the staff try to save Jerry, and Abby collapses just outside a trauma room where Luka is being treated; he helplessly watches her place a bloody handprint on the door window just before she slumps over and falls to the floor. Nielsen Ratings: 13.2 million viewers 

Season 13: 2006–2007

Main article: ER (season 13)
Season # Series # Title Writer(s) Director Original airdate
1 268 "Bloodline"  Joe Sachs and David Zabel Stephen Cragg September 21, 2006
Right after the season finale's events, the hospital staff is trying to make things right again. Kerry finds Luka and Abby, and Abby is rushed to OB where she gives a premature birth. Meanwhile, Sam tries to get help but is caught by one of Steve's lackeys. After a chase from a local police officer goes anything but smoothly, they decide to hide out. Eventually Steve shoots his former conspirators and tells Sam they will be together forever and that he'd rather they all be dead. He then proceeds to rape her. Later, Sam takes the keys to the van and as she gets ready to take Alex home she goes back, picks up Steve's gun, and shoots him as he sleeps. Nielsen Ratings: 15.6 million viewers 
2 269 "Graduation Day"  Janine Sherman Barrois and Lisa Zwerling Joanna Kerns September 28, 2006
When Abby gives an early birth to Joe, Maggie returns and has a slightly more pleasant time than usual with Abby. Luka and Abby clash about an experimental treatment for Joe and eventually Abby caves. Morris wants, and finally gets his original job back. Kerry is demoted to an attending after confessing that she, not Luka, was responsible for the Clemente fiasco. Paramedic Tony Gates from last season returns and offers emotional support to a still grieving Neela, and we learn that he is becoming an intern at the hospital. 
3 270 "Somebody to Love"  David Zabel Stephen Cragg October 5, 2006
Pratt's excitement at becoming an attending is cut short when he has to deal with interns. Gates and Pratt argue over a heart patient's treatment while the man's partner (John Mahoney) fights against the patients' family. Gates goes against Pratt's orders and does what he feels is right, which ultimately makes things worse on all fronts. After finding out Alex hasn't been talking to the psychologist that Sam has set him up with, she confronts him about it. Alex knows what Sam did to Steve. Gates has sex with what appears to be his roommate. 
4 271 "Parenthood"  R. Scott Gemmil Tawnia McKiernan October 12, 2006
A grandfather and grandson are in injured in a chainsaw accident, leaving Luka stuck upstairs with a difficult case. Pratt has his trial-by-fire when he has to handle the ER alone, juggling multiple traumas, teaching duties and a troublesome intern. Neela mentors a new med student, and lends a hand when Pratt makes a serious error. Abby enrolls in a “Mommy and Me” class, but it’s not all fun and games, and Sam discovers Alex’s latest extracurricular activity. 
5 272 "Ames v. Kovac"  Joe Sachs Richard Thorpe October 19, 2006
Award winning actor/director Forest Whitaker begins a multi-episode arc as Curtis Ames, a carpenter who suffers a stroke under Luka’s care, and sues him for malpractice. In the opener, Luka and Ames square off in court as each man’s recollections of Ames’ treatment are recounted via testimony and flashbacks. Meanwhile, Luka worries about the implications of the suit and the possible outcomes. Abby returns to work and must adjust to the dramatic changes in her life. An equipment shortage hampers Pratt, Abby and Neela’s treatment of a patient, leading them to attempt a risky procedure. Pratt’s early morning trip to the barbershop results in a new awareness of community need. 
6 273 "Heart of the Matter"  Janine Sherman Barrois Andrew Bernstein November 2, 2006
A collision between a motorcycle and a car brings critical patients to the ER. Luka and Ray treat the motorcycle rider, and discover a condition his wife wants kept secret. Abby and Neela work on the driver of the car, but his surgery doesn’t go well and his wife soon has troubles of her own. Pratt has a new lady in his life, and a new roommate, while Gates has a different kind of girl-trouble. Luka gets some important news, and an unexpected visitor. 
7 274 "Jigsaw"  Virgil Williams John Wells November 9, 2006
A young man who’s more than he seems to be presents a challenge to Morris and Sam. Luka's and Abby’s childcare emergency means balancing baby care with patient care in the ER. A transplant patient waits anxiously for a heart. 
8 275 "Reason to Believe"  R. Scott Gemmil and David Zabel Ernest R. Dickerson November 16, 2006
A patient is brought to the ER after a bar fight by his wife who also has minor injuries. Abby tries to help the man into a treatment program for his alcoholism while Kovac accuses the man of beating his wife. A homeless boy, Paulie, is brought in and the doctors fear that he had rabies. The tension between Gates and Pratt stop after a fight. Before Pratt had found his brother, Chazz, with his gay lover. Luka speaks with a cop about the threat from Curtis Ames. 
9 276 "Scoop and Run"  Lisa Zwerling Stephen Cragg November 23, 2006
It's thanksgiving in the ER and Abby is called in for a transport by helicopter. The patient was unstable and ended up dying. Abby and the others in the helicopter then take over a new commission, a big car accident. She struggles to keep a little boy's mom alive who's stuck in a crashed bus. Meanwhile in the ER, Sam's son Alex is volunteering and keeps a patient, Lulu, company because her parents don't show up. Neela decides to take things slow with Gates, yet she started to make out with him. 
10 277 "Tell Me No Secrets..."  Karen Maser Laura Innes November 30, 2006
A teenaged girl is found in front of her school, bleeding and apparently raped. As Luka and Gates treat her, Abby and Neela try figure out the truth about what happened, while Luka must help the girl's mother, a colleague. When the police are no help with Ames, Luka decides to confront the problem. Abby's friend from Ike's returns. Pratt struggles to cope when his brother comes out. There’s a new nurse on the floor, but can he handle the ER? Meanwhile, Ray’s got a secret and Gates pours on the charm, but Neela’s not impressed. 
11 278 "City of Mercy"  David Zabel and Lisa Zwerling Stephen Cragg December 7, 2006
It’s Christmas in the ER again. Luka and Abby as Rudolph and his elf, visit pediatrics, while Morris learns the meaning of Christmas when he plays Santa to a special girl. Ames takes action that creates tension between Luka and Abby, leading Luka to make a heartfelt confession. Teller returns, sending Gates and Ray on a mission, while Neela oversees an unusual kidney transplant case. Sam and Ben take a stand when a patient is dumped in an alley by Mercy Hospital. Morris gets an offer he can't refuse, but somehow, does. 
12 279 "Breach of Trust"  Janine Sherman Barrois Skipp Sudduth January 4, 2007
Budget cuts force Luka to make a difficult personnel decision. As word gets around the ER, emotions run high, and the affected staffer makes a last stand. Abby wonders if Luka is keeping a secret. Pratt’s efforts at community service lead to an unanticipated turn of events. Gates’ home life intrudes on the ER, affecting Neela. Morris’ missing credit card has Sam concerned. 
13 280 "A House Divided"  R. Scott Gemmil Andrew Bernstein January 11, 2007
Gary Sutton, a man whose son and stepson got injured in a snow mobiling accident, argues with the doctors when it's clear he favors his natural son's well-being over the stepson's especially since he thinks the accident was the stepson's fault. Pratt is under investigation for his relationship to a church medical clinic. *Note: This is Dr. Weaver's Final Appearance. 
14 281 "Murmurs of the Heart"  David Zabel Christopher Chulack February 1, 2007
Ames breaks in and threatens Abby and baby Joe, telling her to call Kovac immediately. Pratt has been arrested for his involvement in the church's medical clinic. Kovac is trying to bail him out of jail but leaves when Abby calls him. Ames forces Kovac to leave with him when Kovac returns home. Abby contacts the police, who begin trying to locate Ames and Kovac in Ames's car. Sam's Grandmother Gracie and a friend named Ben are visiting when a fire breaks out in the building. Ben and Gracie get out but Sam and Alex are trapped in the building. 
15 282 "Dying is Easy"  Janine Sherman Barrois Tawnia McKiernan February 8, 2007
Morris is given a paper from upstairs and goes to Pratt, who is working with Hope and Gates on a young girl high on some drug, and tells Pratt that the Medical Board suspended Pratt's license so he can't work at County anymore. Pastor Watkins surprises Pratt and the board by showing up with the congregation to speak on Pratt's behalf. Hope also comes to support Pratt. Pratt and the group are dismayed then relieved when the board comes back with their decision. Ray and Neela spend time together getting coffee, talking about work. Sam is reluctant to get involved with Ben, from the previous episode. Patients include a little boy with possible head lice, a stand up comedian diagnosed with leukemia, a man who suffered severe burns while trying to cremate his cat on the stove, a young woman high on drugs and an overweight woman in her 30s who met a man online and later in real life then tripped on a fire hydrant while running after him when he stuck her with the bill. 
16 283 "Crisis of Conscience"  Lisa Zwerling Steve Shill February 15, 2007
Sam is overworked because some nurses are sick, others on vacation, etc. Gates and Kovac treat Anna Hayes (guest star Sean Young) who is vomiting and has an altered mental status. Sam is angry when a cop drops Alex at the ER after he stole quarters from a laundromat. Neela finds out unethical business is going on with the transplant program and blows the whistle on it. 
17 284 "From Here to Paternity"  Virgil Williams Lesli Linka Glatter February 22, 2007
Sam is not in a good mood because of Alex. She is thinking of sending him away at a school for at-risk teens. Kovac, Morris, and Sam treat Mario Dustin, a 42-year-old who has been shot in the chest, along with Donnie, another injured man. Ray treats a man with a broken nose. 
18 285 "Photographs and Memories"  Karen Maser Stephen Cragg April 12, 2007
Luka, Abby, Pratt, Morris and the team treat the victims of collision between a big-rig and family car, including the wife of the truck driver and the son of the car’s driver. Sam celebrates her birthday in the ER as she cares for a photographer who changes her outlook on life. Neela and Ray share some subtle signals, but what’s up? Gates is shadowed by a medical student who notices his errors. Wedding plans continue as Luka and Abby try to decide where to be married, but someone else is handling the bachelor party. 
19 286 "Family Business"  Joe Sachs Richard Thorpe April 19, 2007
While taking a self defense class, Sam hurts the teacher's knee. Luka and Tony treat a patient who's father has Alzheimer's disease and he can't remember the loss of his son, which bring memories back to Luka. Greg tries to reconnect with his brother and try to fix things. Tony and Sara find out the truth about Tony's paternity test. 
20 287 "Lights Out"  Janine Sherman Barrois Terrence Nightingall April 26, 2007
A photographer named Diana goes back to the E.R. and notifies Sam that her cancer is spreading. Luka needs to relocate all the staff to different departments of the Hospital since the E.R. was forced to close. Chaz (Pratt's brother) suffers an alcohol poisoning after he gets initiated by his EMT coworkers. Gates' father takes Sarah out to watch a movie and when they come back, Tony realizes that his dad has been drinking, which prompts Tony to pack his father's things and asks him to leave; they later get into a fistfight. Also, Kovac decides that he only wants to be a doctor and resigns as the E.R. chief 
21 288 "I Don't"  David Zabel Andrew Bernstein May 3, 2007 (9:53-11pm)
The ER staff and other hospital personnel arrive at a mandatory department dinner, only to find to their surprise- including Abby's- that Luka, with Hope's aid, has planned his wedding to Abby that night. After first balking at the idea, Abby agrees and the wedding takes place. When Morris points out to Hope that Luka and Abby will not be using their honeymoon suite, Hope suggests that the two of them use it. Neela suffers through a strange night, attracting the romantic interest of Gates, Ray, her supervisor Dr. Dubenko, and a young (female) medical student. Ray, frustrated by Neela's indecision in choosing between himself and Gates, gets drunk and fights Gates. Ray leaves the wedding and goes to a bar to continue drinking. Neela breaks up with Gates and calls Ray; as Ray drunkenly stumbles to answer the call in the street, he is hit by a truck. 
22 289 "Sea Change"  Lisa Zwerling Laura Innes May 10, 2007
The ER reopens with apparently very few changes made. Luka and Abby celebrate their first few days as a married couple and prepare for their honeymoon. Hope and Morris are still spending time in the Honeymoon suite, and Morris is trying desperately to keep it up, feeling that it is his only chance to keep up their relationship. Pratt is incensed by his first meeting with ICU chief Dr. Kevin Moretti, who criticizes ER procedures. Dr. Dubenko orders Dr. Crenshaw to perform an audit to cut down on post-operative infections, so Crenshaw orders Neela to move a patient from post-op to ICU before Neela feels the patient is ready. The patient crashes and suffers possible brain damage, leading Moretti to share with Neela his desire to improve the overall working of the hospital to prevent needless deaths. Neela is looking for Ray; she visits his apartment and finds that his fish are dead. Hope tells Morris not to worry about their relationship. Gates talks to a lawyer who tells him that he stands a good chance to keep custody of Sarah; Sarah tells Gates that she wants to stay with him. Luka receives a phone call from Croatia. Dr. Moretti accepts the position as ER chief. 
23 290 "The Honeymoon Is Over"  R. Scott Gemmil and David Zabel Christopher Chulack May 17, 2007
The new Chief of Emergency Medicine Kevin Moretti (Stanley Tucci) makes an immediate impact on the ER on his first day, letting the doctors know that things are going to be different from now on; his point is especially made clear to several of the doctors, particularly Abby (whom he says botched the treatment of a woman who had come to the hospital seeking treatment). Meanwhile, Luka announces he is leaving the ER to travel to Croatia to be with his ailing father. Meanwhile, Gates loses his bid to get custody of Sarah (her grandparents arrive with legal documents demanding custody); he is left to assure a tearful Sarah that he will see her as often as he can. Neela finally receives a call from missing Ray's cell phone. She goes to see him in a hospital, only to find that he has had both of his legs amputated due to his accident. After Ray's mother takes him home to Baton Rouge, Ray's ex-girlfriend Katie tells Neela that the accident was Neela's fault. Neela is attending an anti-war rally when demonstrators begin clashing with war supporters; a smoke grenade goes off and Gates — who is trying get back with Neela — arrives just in time to be met by a stampeding crowd whilst Neela is being trampled by fleeing protesters. Nielsen Ratings: 9.5 million viewers 

Season 14: 2007–2008

Main article: ER (season 14)
Season # Series # Title Writer(s) Director Original airdate
1 291 "The War Comes Home"  Joe Sachs and David Zabel Stephen Cragg September 27, 2007
Moretti's first day is challenging as the ER is inundated with casualties from the peace rally - including Neela. Dubenko faces a crisis in surgery. Abby, Pratt and Morris conspire about how to deal with a shared problem. A new intern arrives unexpectedly, and Gates is reassigned. 
2 292 "In a Different Light"  Lisa Zwerling and Karen Maser Richard Thorpe October 4, 2007
Moretti begins to make his presence felt, as he implements changes in the way patients are seen. The ER staff differ on how proceed when a patient comes in with a bullet in him needed as evidence. Neela finds herself the object of more attention that she wants, or needs. Abby had passport woes, and struggles with the changes being made. Pratt and Morris find themselves forced to defend their actions, while Hope prepares for a new mission. Gates struggles his new assignment, until he befriends a precocious young patient who has already diagnosed himself with an incredibly rare condition, Fazio Londe syndrome
3 293 "Officer Down"  Janine Sherman Barrois Christopher Chulack October 11, 2007
Two wounded police auxiliary officers present challenges in the ER. Neela settles in with Abby as she recovers, while Pratt and Bettina consider their relationship, after Bettina fakes an orgasm Pratt reminds her that he is not a 'mind reader'. Dubenko helps Gates get his young genius patient into a drug trial. Morris spends the day in an inexplicable bad mood, until he admits to Abby that his unsupportive father had just died. 
4 294 "Gravity"  Virgil Williams Stephen Cragg October 18, 2007
It's a bad day for Abby, who's missing the still-absent Luka, when Joe is brought to the ER after a fall and is unable to reach Luka. Elsewhere, the day puts family first as Morris cares for a frightened child and Pratt defends his brother. Neela returns to work, and Moretti returns from a conference. A patient's mother gives the ER staffers makeovers in appreciation. The ER gets a new receptionist. 
5 295 "Under the Influence"  Joe Sachs Anthony Hemingway October 25, 2007
As Morris prepares to take his written board exams, the staff tries to uncover details about Neela's unusual new intern. Meanwhile, Kovac's obligations to his family in Croatia leave Abby feeling the burden of single parenthood; and Moretti, pleased with Gates' performance in the ICU, reassigns him to the ER. 
6 296 "The Test"  Lisa Zwerling Felix Enriquez Alcala November 1, 2007
While Morris and Pratt cram for their boards, Abby defends the interns' performance to an underwhelmed Moretti, who has hired new attending Skye Wexler (Kari Matchett) to alleviate County's staffing crunch. Elsewhere, Harold turns to Neela for guidance on a personal matter; and a teenage patient feels neglected by the doctors and takes extreme measures. 
7 297 "Blackout"  David Zabel Christopher Chulack November 8, 2007

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Morris and Pratt pass the boards and the team go out to celebrate. Later Abby wakes up in Moretti’s apartment, he tries to stop her as she leaves, obviously upset. When she gets home she finds Doris, her son’s latest babysitter on the phone to the police, concerned because by 3am Abby still hadn’t come home. Upset and a little drunk, Abby impulsively decides to go and see Luka, so she and her son head to the airport in an attempt to get a flight out to Croatia. 
8 298 "Coming Home"  David Zabel Laura Innes November 15, 2007

Abby's attitude is beginning to affect the staff. Luka returns from Croatia a day early. Neela's intern makes her proud when he deftly handles a critical situation. Tony and Julia's tryst is interrupted when Sarah needs rescuing. Morris treats a British contestant injured during a cheese rolling event, and acts as adjudicator when the contestants come to blows over which of them won the competition. As Dr. Kerry Weaver on ER Laura Elizabeth Innes is an American actress and director. ... is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...

Meanwhile Moretti gets an upsetting and serious phone call about his son and leaves as soon as possible to take a flight out to Providence. 
9 299 "Skye's the Limit"  Karen Maser Paul McCrane November 29, 2007
It's time for changes at the ER when Anspaugh makes an unpopular decision and appoints Skye as ER chief over Pratt. Abby has old demons to fight with, which distance her from friends and family. Even Luka seems to be at a loss to help Abby. Love is in the air when a secret romance blooms between two doctors. 
10 300 "300 Patients"  Joe Sachs and David Zabel John Wells December 6, 2007
Sam, Pratt and Morris treat Melissa Tanner, a 61 year old woman with health problems, and her 19 year old son Lowell following a car accident. Lowell has Down’s syndrome and had been living in a foster home since he was a baby. Melissa had been visiting him every week without her husband’s knowledge. Also, Neela and Dubenko have been at the dress rehearsal for the hospital holiday pageant and Dubenko has been bitten on the leg. Meanwhile, following the death of his father, Luka and Abby prepare to fly out to Croatia and it appears that Abby is tackling her drinking problem. 
11 301 "Status Quo"  Janine Sherman Barrois Andrew Bernstein January 3, 2008
After being passed over for Chief of the ER, Pratt considers taking a position elsewhere, but reconsiders after working with Jeanie Boulet. She comes in after her son, Carlos, is admitted from an apparent head injury, and he is found to have a brain lesion -- possibly a sign of full-blown AIDS. Before they find out what's going on, he goes into convulsions. A woman soldier comes in with a broken leg, and is discovered to be pregnant. When her husband realizes that she got pregnant while separated from him when on duty in Iraq, she says her pregnancy is the result of her rape by her sergeant there. Neela's cousin is in town for a visit, and Morris and Harold compete for her affections. Neela earns an ortho rotation. 
12 302 "Believe the Unseen"  Virgil Williams Rob Hardy January 10, 2008
Abby checks out of rehab and finds her way back to the ER; Harold finds new confidence after a big night with Neela's cousin; multiple victims of a fire come in. 
13 303 "Atonement"  Lisa Zwerling Stephen Cragg January 17, 2008
A prison doctor seeks forgiveness after saving the son of a man he once executed, but the mother is unable to do so. Neela participates in the ortho v. surgery hockey match, but discovers the surgeons have a "ringer." Pratt confronts his issues with commitment when Betina wants to take their relationship to a new level. 
14 304 "Owner of a Broken Heart"  David Zabel and Joe Sachs Christopher Chulack April 10, 2008
Abby is about to travel to Croatia, back to Luka and a lot of memories are going around her head. A new atendant, Simon Brenner starts at the ER. Two women come to the ER as a multiple trauma. Another patient, called Mia comes into the ER after suffering chest pain. Sam's relationship with Tony intensifies after he and Julia break up and the chaplain heads off to Nepal. Morris tests a Taser on himself with very unpleasant results. 
15 305 "…As the Day She Was Born"  Shannon Goss Tawnia McKiernan April 17, 2008
Abby has arrived in Croatia to join Luka and Joe. A mother of four arrives in the ER and Neela helps take care of her. Neela meanwhile is in a terrible mood over her lack of any social life on her mostly-forgotten birthday. Sarah's grandfather becomes ill and Gates clashes with her grandmother and Morris over a course of treatment. Pratt puts his new management skills to the test, but is kicked to the curb by Bettina. 
16 306 "Truth Will Out"  Karen Maser (Story), Karen Maser & Lisa Zwerling (Teleplay) Andrew Bernstein April 24, 2008
Abby told Luka about her drinking and infidelity. Luka takes a job at a hospice for cancer patients, bonds with a patient played by Hal Holbrook, and makes a startling decision about his and Abby's future. Abby also clashes with Neela over treatment for a Korean kid suffering from leukemia, and shines when she saves a woman who's giving birth to her 13th child, before having a new interview for an attending position at County. Sam's sour attitude gets her grief from both Abby and Gates, so she makes a grand gesture towards the latter. Neela's mom of four has bad news and Neela helps her deal with it. Brenner turns out to be Anspaugh's nephew. Dubenko's relationship with Skye collapses after he accuses her of having a pathological need for male attention. 
17 307 "Under Pressure"  Janine Sherman Barrois Stephen Cragg May 1, 2008
A young couple (played by Josh Stewart and Mariana Klaveno) are admitted from a car accident after robbing a jewelry store. The hospital staff hear the news of the robbery, comparing the couple to Bonnie and Clyde, but doesn't realize they are the same as those just admitted. When the young girl starts to bleed out, her boyfriend holds the hospital staff at gunpoint and forces them to operate in the ER. 
18 308 "Tandem Repeats"  Virgil Williams Anthony Hemingway May 8, 2008
Neela is shocked by Dubenko's decisions during her mom of four's surgery, and things get worse for her when she has to give the mom devastating news. Abby goes after a position at an upscale medical facility when it doesn't appear news on an Attending position is in the offing, but shines at County while treating a young woman with a huge family secret. Meanwhile, Brenner and his medical student have issues; an NC-17 rated DVD featuring Sam and Gates pops up at the hospital; Pratt is there for Bettina and tries to help Abby's career; and Morris seeks help in the aftermath of the previous week's hostage situation. 
19 309 "The Chicago Way"  David Zabel and Lisa Zwerling Christopher Chulack May 15, 2008
The actions of a drunken patient (Steve Buscemi) endanger everyone at County. In other events, Pratt makes a move toward becoming chief; Gates worries about his future with Sam; and Kovac has an unexpected encounter with Dr. Moretti (Stanley Tucci), with an unexpected twist to the last episode of this season. 

Season 15: 2008–2009

# Title Original airdate
310 "Life After Death"  September 25, 2008
TBA 
311 "Another Thursday at County"  October 2, 2008
TBA 
312 "The Book Of Abby"  October 9, 2008
TBA 
313 "Parental Guidance"  October 16, 2008
TBA 

References

  1. ^ "Day For Knight". Christopher Chulack, Writ. Lydia Woodward. ER. NBC. [[September 24, 1998]]. No. 01, season 5.

External links

  • ER's official episode guide "Seasons 1-11"
  • ER's official episode guide "Seasons 12-present"
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