“ER” tracks the inner workings of County General Hospital, a Level One Trauma Center where heroic doctors and nurses are faced with life-and-death decisions on a daily basis. The staff is led by Attending Physician Dr. John Carter (Wyle), who, in his eleventh year at County, has risen to a role of respect and moral leadership in the ER. The chief of staff, Dr. Kerry Weaver (Innes), a tough and determined administrator, finds herself at a personal crossroads, trying to strike a balance between her life as a doctor and the life she now wants as a woman. Also on staff are Dr. Luka Kovac (Visnjic), an ER attending physician from Croatia who is searching – sometimes self-destructively – for something to fill the void of his lost family and failed relationships; Abby Lockhart (Tierney), who recently made the professional transition from nurse to doctor, is making a serious effort to turn her personal life around; Dr. Jing-Mei Chen (Ming-Na), an attending E.R. doc who, having sacrificed so much for her work, is looking to lighten up and get out more; Dr. Susan Lewis (Stringfield), who after a few years away has readjusted to the emergency room and recently had a baby with a man she married in Las Vegas on a whim; and Dr. Gregory Pratt (Phifer), a brash, third-year resident with a checkered background that won’t stop haunting him. Recent additions to the ER include Neela Rasgotra (Nagra), a British-Indian medical student who arrives in Chicago after finishing her undergraduate degree in biophysics and molecular biology at Yale. Samantha Taggart (Cardellini) is a nurse and spirited single mother determined to save lives in a place where nothing is taken for granted. Dr. Ray Barnett (West) has come aboard as a doctor who would sometimes rather be playing in his band than treating patients. He has a way with the ladies and a knack for making things go smoothly, most of the time.
ER Season 5
Episode 1: Day for Knight (Sep/24/1998)
It's a difficult first day at County General for Lucy Knight, a by-the-book, third-year medical student whose stellar technical knowledge of medicine only serves to distance her from the human realities of her chosen field. Even before Knight shows up for her first day, she is confronted by a roadside injury that leaves her frozen with doubt, while her first assignment with Dr. Carter creates an immediate tension between the two. During her first tour of duty, she encounters a hula group whose lead dancer got a little too close to the flame and a fireman whose tragic accident threatens to take him away from his loving family. Her only respite comes from Nurse Hathaway, who takes Knight under her protective wing. Meanwhile, Dr. Greene and Dr. Weaver try to provide on-the-run guidance for Knight while Dr. Benton and Dr. Corday unwittingly shock the young student. Dr. Ross discovers that Knight has a knack for diagnosing his pediatric patients and invites her to observe several cases.
Episode 2: Split Second (Oct/01/1998)
Lucy continues on her path of self-doubt and first-job jitters as two patients with separate peculiar fetishes test the young medical student's patience. Also, Carol covers for Lucy with a watchful eye when Lucy panics. Dr. Corday receives a significant visit from her father, Dr. Charles Corday, forcing her to make a meaningful professional decision. When Dr. Greene learns that a young patient suffered a fatal kick from his karate teacher, he makes a decision regarding his volunteer job offer from the local fire department. Gang members admitted to County General after a turf war heat up the emergency room with their macho banter, but the real fight begins when their feisty girlfriends show up. Elsewhere, Dr. Ross still contends with Dr. Weaver's judgmental distrust and Jerry tries to keep his cool when the hospital's air conditioning unit breaks down.
Episode 3: They Treat Horses, Don't They? (Oct/08/1998)
Dr. Weaver is a candidate for the chief of the ER and Dr. Greene is on the selection committee. Much to Weaver's objections, Dr. Ross gets the job as the new pediatric ER attending physician. Although she is book-smart, Lucy continues to hide her incompetence with basic procedures, such as putting an IV into a patient, from Dr. Carter. Having discovered that his son, Reese, is deaf, Dr. Benton continues to keep it a secret. But when Corday suspects that Benton is rekindling his relationship with Carla, he tells her the truth about his son. Greene and Hathaway risk their lives to treat a man who wired himself as a human bomb.
Episode 4: Vanishing Act (Oct/15/1998)
In her campaign to be chief of ER, Dr. Weaver begins to sweet-talk Dr. Greene. Dr. Ross hinders Dr. Romano's attempt to perform an amputation on a young cancer patient. Hathaway and Evans disagree on whether to sedate a young gangbanger to keep him from pursuing revenge. Meanwhile, Lucy manages to lose a dead body in the hospital while Dr. Carter learns some unsettling information about her abilities with basic procedures. Dr. Corday is assigned as an intern to the obnoxious surgical resident Dale Edson.
Episode 5: Masquerade (Oct/29/1998)
It's Halloween night, and with the pediatric ER filled to capacity, Dr. Ross struggles to juggle administrative duties with his desire to personally treat each child. Meanwhile, Dr. Carter leaves Lucy in charge of a Halloween party at the dorm that gets out of hand, and the new ER Chief is Dan Litvak, an arrogant doctor from the East Coast who has already managed to offend some staffers. Dr. Greene and Hathaway learn the dreadful truth when they treat a schizophrenic woman who claims to be pregnant. What began as a surgical procedure to remove tumors from a young girl turns into a shocking discovery for Dr. Benton and Dr. Corday. Various costumed ER staffers get into the spirit of the holiday.
Episode 6: Stuck on You (Nov/05/1998)
It's blood pressure screening day in the ER and an elderly patient, Stan Levy, comes for his appointment but is hesitant to leave the ER and the nursing care of Hathaway. Dr. Weaver rents a room to Dr. Carter after he is evicted from the dorm as a result of a Halloween party fiasco. While on a paramedic ride- along, Dr. Greene violates protocol and enters a dangerous crime scene to treat a teenage male prostitute. Lucy helps Carter out of a sticky situation when the ER team works to separate two brothers who are glued together after a carpet cement spill. Dr. Benton meets with a deaf doctor, Dr. Parks, who tries to convince Benton to accept his son's deafness as part of his identity.
Episode 7: Hazed and Confused (Nov/12/1998)
With Dr. Weaver no longer a candidate for chief of ER, Dr. Anspaugh takes on the role of interim ER chief. Dr. Amanda Lee is a promising candidate for the chief position and meets with the hospital committee. Dr. Corday, suffering from exhaustion and sleep deprivation as she takes on her new role as Dr. Benton's intern, makes a potentially deadly mistake. In his continuing search for a solution to his son's deafness, Benton meets with Dr. Kotlowitz whose approach is aggressive in the use of cochlear implants. Dr. Greene's resistance when the paramedics attempt an initiation prank creates an awkward tension between them.
Episode 8: The Good Fight (AKA A Perfect Match) (Nov/19/1998)
When a young girl, Corinna, and her father, Nelson, are seriously injured in a car accident, Drs. Greene, Benton and Ross work to save the young patient's life. With a blood transfusion needed and the hospital unable to find a match for her rare blood type, Lucy discovers that Corinna's father is the only person with the same blood type but has unexpectedly left the hospital. In a race against time, Dr. Carter and Lucy follow leads and encounter endless challenges in their desperate search through the city of Chicago for Nelson and the only key to saving Corinna's life.
Episode 9: Good Luck, Ruth Johnson (Dec/10/1998)
In recognition of County General's 100th anniversary, the hospital makes plans to honor its oldest living patient, Ruth Johnson, who was born at the hospital 100 years ago. The new ER chief, Dr. Lee, assigns a reluctant Dr. Carter the task of entertaining Ruth and 20 members of her family. Carter soon learns that hosting the guest of honor is more than he bargained for. When Hathaway befriends a young boy whose best friend has been shot and killed, she learns the shocking truth behind the incident. Dr. Ross continues to probe Dr. Greene for details of a possible new romance. Dr. Corday faces the hospital board for the investigation into the accidental overdose she administered to a patient. Dr. Benton observes a cochlear implant operation which causes him to have second thoughts about the same procedure for his son.
Episode 10: The Miracle Worker (Dec/17/1998)
On Christmas Eve, Dr. Carter pulls off a miracle when he revives an 18-year-old boy who's been flat-lined for over 30 minutes. However, when it is discovered that the boy is brain dead, his mother refuses to give up hope that her son will be fine. When another teenager with the same rare blood type comes into the ER in need of a liver transplant, Carter attempts to salvage the Christmas miracle. Meanwhile, a cranky old man in an elf suit tests Dr. Greene's patience. Dr. Benton's plans to spend Christmas Eve with his son are hampered by Dr. Romano, who dumps his workload on him so that he can attend a hospital function with Dr. Corday.
Episode 11: Nobody Doesn't Like Amanda Lee (Jan/07/1999)
Dr. Greene continues to spend personal time with the new ER Chief Dr. Lee, but her suspicious actions cause him to question her past. When his wife suddenly goes into labor, the father-to-be panics and collides with another vehicle forcing Dr. Weaver and Officer Reggie Moore to deal with legal and moral dilemmas. After treating Dr. Parks' granddaughter, Dr. Benton is inspired to communicate with his own son, Reese. Hathaway grows concerned for the health of a woman, Joi, and her tireless care for her A.L.D. stricken son. Dr. Carter fears he may have contracted TB from a patient. Jeanie considers re-entering the dating scene. Dr. Ross questions the validity of job offer.
Episode 12: Double Blind (Jan/21/1999)
Dr. Greene reaches a career decision, while Dr. Carter reluctantly releases his mentorship of medical student Lucy, when she is ready to move on to the next level. Meanwhile, Dr. Benton's all-business demeanor is softened by a critically ill patient, Charley, who claims to be a living remnant of the slave era. Also, Dr. Ross again pushes the limit of hospital ethics, when he administers an unapproved pain medication to a young patient. Dr. Corday discovers that Doyle has had her own run-in with Dr. Romano. Elsewhere, a patient in severe pain, Mr. Ackerman, appeals to Hathaway's liberal sympathies when she discovers marijuana in his possession. Carter is fooled by a young drama student who takes on a college assignment that calls for the 'ER' as his stage.
Episode 13: Choosing Joi (Feb/04/1999)
Dr. Ross goes out of his way to help a struggling single mother, Joi, whose child is in the last stages of ALD. Hathaway discovers that the hospital is going to the dogs when a patient who appears to be homeless, Alice Presley, unleashes a little canine baggage upon her visit to the emergency room. Dr. Benton attends a parent-child signing class and learns that he has many new communication challenges in his life. Dr. Greene attends to a young Nigerian hospital janitor, who complains of back pain, but is hiding more horrific emotional and physical scars. Elsewhere, Lucy treats a young breast cancer patient and Dr. Carter teaches a patient-doctor course to enthusiastic young medical students.
Episode 14: The Storm (1) (Feb/11/1999)
The Chicago snow storm raging outside is nothing compared to the chaos of emotions on the inside of County General when Weaver and Anspaugh learn of Ross part in the treatment and death of Joi's son Ricky. Meanwhile, Hathaway stoically faces the possible shut down of her clinic. Lucy's fascination with an injured woman's kickboxing routine ultimately causes heartache for Carter. Dr. Greene finally unleashes his pent-up fury towards Ross, just as Greene rushes out to attend to a school bus of children trapped in an icy accident with a snow plow. Later, an unauthorized Dr. Ross and Jeanie decide to follow Dr. Greene as back-up help, but a slippery turn in the road decides another fate.
Episode 15: The Storm (2) (Feb/18/1999)
Shaken by the turmoil of the school bus accident aftermath and his professional and legal problems stemming from his treatment of a young boy, Ricky, Dr. Ross struggles with a professional and personal crossroads. Meanwhile, Dr. Greene makes it to the icy school bus crash site where he must spring into action amidst the troubling carnage and pain. Mobalage's wife, Kubby, shares a horrifying secret with Hathaway that could put Kubby in harm's way. Later, Ross gets an intense visit from Ricky's grief-stricken father, Richard Abbott.
Episode 16: Middle of Nowhere (Feb/25/1999)
Dr. Benton accepts a temporary position at a rural medical clinic in La Verne, Mississippi, in order to secure extra funds to pay for his son's special educational needs. Shortly after settling in to the seemingly quiet and humid little town, Benton is faced with life-and-death situations at every turn, making the visiting surgeon a hero in the eyes of the initially suspicious residents and teaching him some valuable lessons about doctoring. Meanwhile, an exhilarated Benton returns to Chicago and reunites with his son, but a visit with the increasingly ailing and frail Jeanie tempers his emotional high.
Episode 17: Sticks and Stones (Mar/25/1999)
The late shift provides County General with some bizarre patient cases including a woman dressed and crowing as a 'birdlady' in a cage and a professional wrestler, Mr. Kornberg with a twisted knee who has Jerry absolutely starstruck. Dr. Greene is stunned to learn that Mobalage may not have been responsible for his wife's stabbing. Later, Dr. Carter is mortified to learn that he accidentally injured a man during an emergency ambulance run in which Carter was the driver. Lucy tries to convince a young Mandarin Chinese woman that her elderly grandmother should be informed of her cancer -- information that the Fong family has been withholding from their matriarch. Also, Hathaway struggles with headaches and insomnia.
Episode 18: Point of Origin (Apr/08/1999)
Kerry Weaver thinks she has finally discovered her natural birth mother-- alone and dying in a boarding home. Dr. Greene aggressively continues to work on Mobalage's behalf with the deportation board, but runs into a wall when he tries to get Mobalage to recall his torture nightmare. Lucy starts her psychiatric ward rotation, but has trouble getting control of her disturbed charges. Dr. Carter is angered when he learns that a poisoned 3-year-old has ingested cocaine that the child found in his father's bedroom, and he also disturbed to discover that an infant he thought was a victim of abuse by his mother, is actually suffering from a deadly bone disease. Meanwhile, as Hathaway struggles with a decision in her personal life, she has to deal with two violent cases at the hospital -- a gay man who is a victim of domestic abuse; and a schizophrenic street woman, Coco, who has recently given birth in the streets.
Episode 19: Rites of Spring (Apr/29/1999)
Spring ushers in new beginnings at County General when Mobalage happily springs some good news on Dr. Greene. Dr. Carter mentors a young high school student, Antoine, whose interest in medicine pleases the initially wary Carter. Lucy confidently plows through her psychiatric rounds which include a young law student who is horrified to learn that he may be losing his mind and a foster kid whose anger runs deep towards his alcoholic father. Jeanie discovers religion after she experiences a miraculous healing while treating a minister. Hathaway helps former patient Coco with her newborn and asks Dr. Greene for a little moral support of her own. Corday discovers a chivalrous escort in Dr. Greene, when she finds herself in a traffic predicament in downtown Chicago.
Episode 20: Power (May/06/1999)
This episode is about a power outage. In order to prevent any concern that we may be experiencing technical impairment, here is an outline, act by act, of how this effect is accomplished creatively. Teaser: Lights go out briefly in EL train, then return. Act 1: Lights go out briefly in trauma room, then return. Act 2: Toward end of Act 2, power goes out all over the hospital. The lights stay out until the middle of Act 4. Act 3: Lights are out through entire act. Act 4: Lights are out until middle of the act.
Episode 21: Responsible Parties (May/13/1999)
Dr. Greene treats a stripper whose body metal may have saved her life from a bullet to the chest, but the mystery lies in two FBI agents who linger suspiciously in the hospital. Seriously injured teens in tuxes and prom dresses are admitted after a life-threatening car crash and Dr. Carter becomes horrified when he later learns that some of their parents were serving alcohol to the kids before they got behind the wheel. An HIV-infected woman comes to the hospital with a fishing pole speared in her stomach, after she crashed a boat on a play day with her young son. Corday's status regarding the cardiothorasic fellowship adds further tension to her relationship with Dr. Benton. Meanwhile, a drunken homeless man wanders the hospital yelling out military phrases.
Episode 22: Getting to Know You (May/20/1999)
Dr. Weaver finds a two-year old boy wandering unattended on the streets of Chicago and brings him into the hospital for a check-up, only to find that he may have a serious medical condition. Dr. Benton is troubled to learn that Carla has married her boyfriend Roger and plans on taking Reese to Germany, where Roger has landed a new job. Meanwhile, Hathaway treats a woman, Celinda, who says she's a medical empath who can feel what's going on with people. Dr. Carter is angered by his high school protege Antoine's casual attitude when the youth is admitted after being a victim in a gang attack. Also, Jeanie is flattered by the attentions of police officer Reggie Moore. Dr. Romano causes havoc with his new phone 'coding' system, keeping Jerry busy at the admitting desk with his frustrated colleagues.
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