“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 4
Episode 1: Ambush (Sep/25/1997)
When a documentary video crew invades the ER to follow Dr. Greene and his co-workers through a typical day, everyone is self-conscious at first, but gradually becomes accustomed to being taped. While the cameras watch, Greene treats a musician with esophageal cancer. Dr. Carter is embarrassed when the cameras catch his undignified encounter with a patient. Newly arrived from England, surgical resident Dr. Elizabeth Corday confuses everyone with her unfamiliar medical terms. Dr. Ross and Nurse Hathaway treat a toddler who appears to have been bitten by the family dog. Greene and Dr. Del Amico treat a man who received a severe injury while trying to save a teenage boy from a vicious gang beating. When Dr. Morgenstern becomes suddenly ill while cameras are in the room, Dr. Weaver is concerned about his privacy.
Episode 2: Something New (Oct/02/1997)
Dr. Carter tries to overcome his frustration at being once again considered a first-year intern and having to run his cases by Dr. Doyle, while his new medical student keeps disappearing to work on research. Dr. Elizabeth Corday begins working with Dr. Benton on trauma cases. With one hurdle cleared for Benton's baby, he and Carla finally give their son a name. Dr. Ross and Nurse Hathaway continue their renewed romance. After interviewing several candidates for the new desk clerk position, Dr. Greene impulsively hires a young woman. While Dr. Morgenstern awaits angioplasty, Dr. Weaver becomes Acting Chief of Emergency Services and wastes no time making administrative changes.
Episode 3: Friendly Fire (Oct/09/1997)
After insisting that she and Dr. Ross keep their relationship a secret, Nurse Hathaway must deal with trusting Ross when Dr. Corday flirts with him. Dr. Greene and Dr. Carter are surprised by developments in the case of a young stroke victim. To the displeasure of everyone but Dr. Anspaugh, Dr. Weaver begins instituting cost-cutting measures and asks to review Ross's research proposal. Dr. Benton and Carla disagree about whether their baby needs a voluntary procedure. Cynthia begins work as a new desk clerk. A surprising incident occurs when Jerry examines sample merchandise brought in by a gun dealer.
Episode 4: When the Bough Breaks (Oct/16/1997)
Dr. Ross and Dr. Del Amico's disagreement over a pediatric asthma patient is overshadowed by a school bus accident which floods the ER with severely injured children. Dr. Greene's mental state begins to affect his relationship with his daughter, and he receives some unwelcome spiritual advice from a 19-year-old patient. A crack addict accuses Nurse Hathaway of injuring her newborn. Still on a cost-cutting rampage, Dr. Weaver tells Ross to find a research grant or look into private practice, then questions Jeanie's actions to save a patient. While Dr. Benton and Carla adjust to their new baby, the strained relationship between Benton and Dr. Carter erupts into an ugly confrontation.
Episode 5: Good Touch, Bad Touch (Oct/30/1997)
Dr. Benton's new role as a parent begins to affect his work life. Dr. Carter struggles with his medical student Ivan and with his own career decisions. Dr. Ross offers to help when Dr. Del Amico's examination of a young athlete causes an embarrassing reaction. Nurse Hathaway's idea to open a free clinic for women and children leads her on a search for funding. Dr. Greene's deposition erupts into angry accusations against a deceased patient's family. Al Boulet's rage at his and Jeanie's situation leads to a violent incident.
Episode 6: Ground Zero (Nov/06/1997)
Dr. Greene's attitude worsens as he faces eccentric patients and continuing legal problems. Dr. Benton clashes with Dr. Corday over who gets to perform the most interesting surgeries. Dr. Weaver's struggle with budget problems leads to a difficult decision. Al Boulet tries to convince Jeanie to make a fresh start with him. Nurse Hathaway and Dr. Del Amico are shocked by a meeting with Dr. Carter's grandmother. When Dr. Ross receives disturbing personal news, Greene offers his help.
Episode 7: Fathers and Sons (Nov/13/1997)
After learning of the untimely death of his father, Dr. Ross sets off by car for California with Dr. Greene along for moral support. Ross discovers surprising facts about his father's life while wrestling with demons from his troubled childhood and comes to a decision about his future. A side trip to visit Greene's mother and father in San Diego leads to a disturbing confrontation between Ross and Greene.
Episode 8: Freak Show (Nov/20/1997)
Nurse Hathaway is overwhelmed by the number of women and children who show up for her new clinic. A letter that Dr. Ross wrote to Nurse Hathaway is misplaced, leading to romantic complications for Dr. Greene. The tension between Dr. Carter and Dr. Del Amico is overshadowed when Carter's med student, Henry, faces a life-threatening emergency. Jeanie confronts Dr. Weaver over the issue of budget cuts. Dr. Benton and Dr. Corday operate on a boy with an extremely rare anatomical abnormality.
Episode 9: Obstruction of Justice (Dec/11/1997)
Dr. Greene has a tough day balancing work, an unusual visit from his lawyer and a growing relationship with a co-worker. Jeanie goes to the wall with Dr. Weaver over her right to a job, then faces complicated issues with Al. When Dr. Carter protects a patient's civil rights and has a run-in with a police officer, Dr. Del Amico comes to his rescue. Mother and daughter accident victims lead to tough decisions for Dr. Benton and Dr. Corday. Dr. Ross comes to the aid of a sickle cell patient whose medication has been stolen.
Episode 10: Do You See What I See? (Dec/18/1997)
On a snowy Christmas Eve, Dr. Benton develops an unusual following after he and Dr. Del Amico treat a blind patient who has been hit by a car. After treating an elderly rape victim, Dr. Greene learns disturbing information about Cynthia, then makes an effort to find closure regarding his legal and emotional problems. Nurse Hathaway gives Dr. Carter's grandmother a tour of the free clinic, with dramatic results. Dr. Corday cancels her holiday plans to stay with a coma patient who regains consciousness. Dr. Weaver agrees to attend a conference on ER management with the hospital's new efficiency expert, Dr. Ellis West. At the hospital Christmas party,surprise announcements make the season bright.
Episode 11: Think Warm Thoughts (Jan/08/1998)
A freezing January day floods the ER with patients and homeless people seeking warmth, including Carlene who challenges Dr. Del Amico's authority, and John Burak who has an embarrassing run-in with a vending machine. Dr. Weaver lobbies the other doctors to agree to allow the Synergix Corporation to take over management of the ER. Dr. Greene is surprised to see that a former co-worker, Dr. Swift, is already on board as the attending physician for Synergix. Dr. Corday provokes an angry outburst from Dr. Romano when she goes over his head and convinces another surgeon, Dr. Kotlowitz, to perform an unusual vocal cord surgery. Drs. Benton and Carter give presentations on their respective specialties to second-year med students and are both impressed with an especially bright student, Laura Brown.
Episode 12: Sharp Relief (Jan/15/1998)
While Dr. Ross makes plans for the future, Nurse Hathaway goes on a routine ambulance ride-along with paramedic Dean Power and discovers another elderly rape victim. Dr. Anspaugh asks Jeanie to help care for his teenage son, Scott, who is battling cancer. Dr. Weaver begins to question Dr. Ellis' budget cuts. Drs. Carter and Del Amico work together, first to treat a news cameraman with an unusual abscess, then to help Carter's cousin Chase through a difficult time. Dr. Corday lends her support to a patient undergoing a delicate vocal cord surgery, while Dr. Benton has an unsettling conversation with Dr. Romano.
Episode 13: Carter's Choice (Jan/29/1998)
The ER is faced with a blood shortage during a fierce blizzard, leaving Dr. Carter to make a tough decision when an injured criminal is brought in for emergency treatment. Dr. Greene, Dr. Del Amico and Carter work to save a security guard who was shot when he interrupted the rape of an elderly woman. Dr. Corday offers advice when Dr. Benton is upset over Carla's plans to put baby Reese in daycare. Dr. Ross lends a sympathetic ear to Cynthia when she complains about her relationship with Greene, then is surprised when Nurse Hathaway confronts him about the flaws in their own relationship. Dr. Weaver is impressed when Dr. Ellis makes a dramatic gesture to gain her trust. Jerry appeals to Weaver to let him return to the day shift.
Episode 14: Family Practice (Feb/05/1998)
When his mother is hospitalized with a broken knee, Dr. Greene, accompanied by Cynthia, returns home to San Diego to help his father cope. Greene soon realizes that his mother's medical problems are more serious than he suspected, and his search for a diagnosis leads to confrontation with his father.
Episode 15: Exodus (Feb/26/1998)
When injured workers are brought into the ER after an explosion and chemical spill at a warehouse, the effects of the toxic material spread, forcing Dr. Carter to take control of the situation by setting up temporary medical quarters in the hospital cafeteria. Despite quick emergency measures, several staff members, including Dr. Weaver, suffer the effects of the fumes. Meanwhile, Dr. Corday helps treat the disaster victims, after risking her own life to save a man trapped in the collapsed warehouse. During the confusion, Dr. Ross takes a dangerous chance as he and Nurse Hathaway work to save a critically ill girl.
Episode 16: My Brother's Keeper (Mar/05/1998)
Dr. Carter faces another crisis involving his cousin, Chase, and turns to his grandfather and grandmother for help. Dr. Ross encounters problems with Dr. Weaver over his research grant and discovers disturbing complications in the case of a young poisoning victim. Dr. Corday receives a performance review from Dr. Romano, then shares an awkward moment with Dr. Benton and his sister Jackie. Dr. Del Amico fights to protect a patient who has suffered an aneurysm. Jeanie Boulet continues her friendship with Scott Anspaugh.
Episode 17: A Bloody Mess (Apr/09/1998)
Nurse Hathaway makes a surprising discovery when animal activists are brought into the ER after a car accident. Dr. Corday looks for candidates to help with her study on artificial blood and then deals with unexpected complications in her relationship with Dr. Benton. Jeanie and Scott Anspaugh hear bad news regarding his illness. Dr. Greene learns that Dr. Ross has come to a decision regarding his future at the hospital. Dr. Morgenstern returns to the ER for the first time since his heart attack, causing mixed emotions in Dr. Weaver. Dr. Del Amico contends with a distraught husband while trying to help his wife avoid a miscarriage. Dr. Carter continues to watch over his cousin, Chase.
Episode 18: Gut Reaction (Apr/16/1998)
Dr. Morgenstern and Dr. Benton clash after a complicated surgery goes awry. Facing a new round of chemotherapy, Scott Anspaugh again turns to Jeanie for help. Dr. Ross takes unusual measures to protect the life of an ill toddler. When Dr. Del Amico learns she is a match for a bone marrow donation, she turns to Dr. Carter for advice. Later, Carter faces an unexpected challenge when he tries to encourage his grandmother to continue funding Nurse Hathaway's clinic. The annual ER banquet is a success, despite the problems Dr. Greene encounters while organizing the event.
Episode 19: Shades of Gray (Apr/23/1998)
While treating expectant mothers injured in the bombing of a women's clinic, Dr. Del Amico is surprised by her reaction to a particularly difficult case. Dr. Ross counsels a distraught family on the best treatment for their injured daughter. Dr. Carter searches for a solution to his new financial problems while trying to help a victim of elder abuse. Dr. Benton takes the heat for a botched surgery, then goes to heroic lengths to save a critically injured man. Dr. Corday is surprised to see that her former patient, Alison Beaumont, is back in the ER with new injuries. Jeanie and Dr. Anspaugh support each other through a difficult day. Dr. Morgenstern makes an unexpected decision.
Episode 20: Of Past Regret and Future Fear (Apr/30/1998)
When a patient with an unusual chemical burn is brought into the ER with only hours to live, Nurse Hathaway tries to help him make peace with the estranged family he will leave behind. After attending his son's baptism, Dr. Benton operates on a child injured in a car accident. Dr. Corday has an unsettling encounter with Dr. Romano, which will affect her relationship with Benton. Dr. Carter comes to an understanding with his grandmother over his future and the future of his cousin Chase. Dr. Ross treats a drug-addicted infant. Jeanie is angered by a young man who was injured in a dangerous game with his friends.
Episode 21: Suffer the Little Children (May/07/1998)
The arrival of Dr. Max Rosher to do a feasibility study on a pediatric unit in the ER has a direct effect on Dr. Carter and Dr. Del Amico. Dr. Ross' unorthodox treatment of a drug-addicted infant causes a rift with Dr. Greene. Dr. Benton's efforts to defend Dr. Corday only complicate her professional relationship with Dr. Romano. Del Amico is troubled when a famous televangelist uses her illness for gain. Overwhelmed by personal problems, Jeanie turns to Dr. Weaver for support.
Episode 22: A Hole in the Heart (May/14/1998)
Repercussions from Dr. Ross' treatment of a drug-addicted baby complicate his personal and professional relationships. Nurse Hathaway's instincts regarding a patient who attempted suicide turn out to be tragically correct. Dr. Greene treats two Elvis impersonators injured in a parachuting accident. Dr. Weaver is angered when hospital politics stand in the way of patient care and her own ambitions. While Dr. Corday is concerned with the future of her fellowship, Dr. Benton is faced with a new worry regarding his son. After helping the wife of a coma patient with a difficult decision, Dr. Carter confronts Dr. Del Amico with his suspicions regarding Dr. Rosher.
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