ER: Season 1

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Sep 19
1994

24 Hours (1) (a.k.a. The Longest Day (1))

A day’s worth of trauma takes its toll on the men and women of the ER. Dr. Greene looks into leaving the ER and joining private practice. Among other events, multiple c…

2 Sep 19
1994

24 Hours (2) (a.k.a. The Longest Day (2))

The long day continues for the ER staff. Dr. Benton operates on a patient with an aortic aneuryism, a procedure normally performed by senior staff. Head nurse Carol Hathaway…

3 Sep 22
1994

Day One

Dr. Lewis tries to get a mentally disturbed individual admitted to the psych ward. Carter has a difficult day, treating many members of wedding party, suffering from food pois…

4 Sep 29
1994

Going Home

Carol returns after her eight week absence, finding Doug holding himself responsible. Carter finds himself watching over a mysterious, mentally ill singing woman. Susan clash…

5 Oct 06
1994

Hit and Run

Carter has a difficult day when he has to identify a dead teenager and notify his parents. It doesn’t help that he notifies the wrong family. Doug woos Carol, despite T…

6 Oct 13
1994

Into That Good Night

A business contractor with a bad heart gathers his family around him in the ER as he prepares for the end. Dr. Ross helps an asthmatic teenage girl when her mother doesn’…

7 Oct 20
1994

Chicago Heat

The air conditioning quits on the hottest day in October which, coupled with closed ERs in Chicago’s other two hospitals, leads to an extremely hectic day. Dr. Ross trea…

8 Nov 03
1994

Another Perfect Day

Benton and Langworthy interview for the Starzl fellowship. A drunk Chloe throws a tantrum in the hospital. Benton saves a man with a throat wound, earning Morganstern’s…

9 Nov 10
1994

9 1/2 Hours (a.k.a. Growing Up)

Hathaway treats a rape victim. Walt brings Benton’s mother to the ER with a sprained ankle. Carter shows his annoyance toward Benton and his stand-offish attitude. Mar…

10 Nov 17
1994

ER Confidential

Carter and Benton treat a suicidal transvestite. Doug feels like a ‘kept man’ in his relationship with Linda Farrell. A patient entrusts Carol with the particular…

11 Dec 08
1994

Blizzard

A severe blizzard leaves the ER utterly devoid of patients, leaving the staff free to goof off. In the middle of their fun, a call comes from dispatch, informing the ER of a 4…

12 Dec 15
1994

The Gift

Benton makes a critical error when he publicizes the availability of a dying man’s organs before obtaining the wife’s permission. Lewis discovers that Cvetic has q…

13 Jan 05
1995

Happy New Year

Carter fumbles his way through his first look at surgery. Dr. Lewis’ nemesis, Dr. Kayson, makes her New Year’s Day decidedly unpleasant. Chloe announces she’…

14 Jan 12
1995

Luck of the Draw

Carter trains one of Benton’s new students, Deb Chen. athaway has her hands full with an emotionally challenged patient who’s obsessed with colors. A sociologist…

15 Jan 19
1995

Long Day's Journey

A case of apparent spousal abuse is not what it seems. Deb outshines Carter after he is up all night preparing for a presentation. Peter informs Jackie he’s hired a hel…

16 Feb 02
1995

Feb 5, '95

Morganstern invites Mark to join the staff as an attending physician. Mark treats an woman with breast cancer, who begs him to kill her. Deb “wows” Benton with he…

17 Feb 09
1995

Make of Two Hearts

Carol worries about a Russian girl with AIDS who’s brought in and then abandoned by her foster mother. Kayson asks Susan to be his Valentine.…

18 Feb 16
1995

The Birthday Party

Dr. Hicks berates Benton when he tries to switch shifts to attend his mother’s birthday party. A teenage girl, a frequent patient of the ER, is brought in for a drug ove…

19 Feb 23
1995

Sleepless in Chicago

Peter refuses to sleep, despite Hicks’ order, in the middle of a 48-hour shift. His lack of sleep catches up with him when he is supposed to be watching his mother. A d…

20 Mar 09
1995

Love's Labor Lost

Mark realizes he missed a diagnosis on a pregnant woman when she seizes outside, moments after leaving the ER. Greene, Lewis, Carter & Chen work together to try to deliver…

21 Mar 30
1995

Full Moon, Saturday Night

Mark, still upset over the loss of Jodi O’Brien, takes the night off but ends up in the ER anyway, albeit an hour late, when the new chief runs a drill at 2:00 a.m. Bent…

22 Apr 06
1995

House of Cards

Deb and Carter compete furiously for procedures after Benton announces their books are due a week earlier than previously announced. Deb commits a nearly deadly error on a pat…

23 Apr 27
1995

Men Plan, God Laughs

Susan has her hands full with a pregnant Chloe. Benton goes to dinner with Jeanie. Greene further alienates Swift when he decides to honor a family commitment rather than sta…

24 May 04
1995

Love Among the Ruins

Mark and Jennifer struggle to remain together as Mark has moved in with her in Milwaukee. Doug coaches Jake’s little league team. Chloe’s irresponsibility wears S…

25 May 11
1995

Motherhood

Susan is forced into the role of parent when Chloe gives birth and both Chloe and her mother, Cookie, shirk responsibility. Doug is surprised and a bit frightened when Diane s…

26 May 18
1995

Everything Old Is New Again

Carter faces his last day in the hospital with aplomb, harshly grading Benton on an evaluation report. He later rescinds the report after finding out that the surgical sub-I i…

About ER

ER follows the medical personnel and patients in the emergency room of Chicago’s fictional County General Hospital. Created by best-selling author Michael Crichton (“Jurassic Park”) and produced by John Wells (“The West Wing”), Christopher Chulack (“Third Watch”), David Zabel (“JAG”), and R. Scott Gemmill (“Jonny Zero”), the Emmy Award-winning series has completed twelve seasons as one of television’s highest-rated dramas.

The doctors and nurses of County’s ER confront the daily challenges of a busy urban hospital, including overcrowded waiting rooms, staffing shortages, and the impact of life-and-death decisions. While they teach the next generation of doctors, each must tackle the demands of their personal lives, at times unsuccessfully. The staff is led by Chief of Emergency Medicine Dr. Luka Kovac (Goran Visnjic, “Welcome to Sarajevo”), a gifted teacher who came from Croatia to Chicago, where he’s built a new life and a new family, but is still followed by the shadows of a tragic past, and Dr. Kerry Weaver, County’s Chief of Staff (Laura Innes, “Deep Impact”), a compassionate doctor and uncompromising administrator who must face some dramatic changes in her life. The ER is staffed by two new attending physicians: Dr. Gregory Pratt (Mekhi Phifer, “8 Mile”) whose rebel days seem behind him as he matures into a new role, and former Chief Resident Dr. Archie Morris (Scott Grimes, “Band of Brothers”) who faces the realization medicine may be his true calling. The backbone of the ER are third-year year residents Dr. Abby Lockhart (Maura Tierney, “Newsradio”) a former ER nurse turned doctor, who must balance a demanding career with a new family, and Dr. Ray Barnett (Shane West “A Walk to Remember”) whose rock-doc days are finally behind him, along with feisty nurse Samantha Taggart (Linda Cardellini, “Brokeback Mountain”) a tough single mother attempting to balance her difficult personal issues with her demanding professional life. Now in surgery, Dr. Neela Rasgotra (Parminder Nagra, “Bend it Like Beckham”) makes a professional change as she recovers from the death of her husband, and new to the ER is intern Dr. Tony Gates (John Stamos, “Full House”) a paramedic turned doctor who sees rules as made to be broken. Featured this season as recurring characters are Leland Orser (“Runaway Jury”) as the ER’s highly individual surgical attending, Dr. Lucien Dubenko, J. P. Manoux as surgical Chief Resident Dr. Damien Crenshaw, and a lively group of new interns and medical students. Guest stars for the first half of the season will include Sally Field (“Norma Rae”) as Abby’s bipolar mother, John Mahoney (“Frasier”) as a club owner with an colorful lifestyle, and in a six-episode story arc as a patient who suffers a stroke in the overcrowded ER under Luka’s care, actor/director Forest Whitaker (“Good Morning Vietnam”.)

The winner of 22 Emmy Awards including Outstanding Drama Series (1996), with 115 nominations, an industry record, ER has also won the George Foster Peabody Award (1995), and four Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Ensemble Performance in a Drama Series. ER has been renewed by NBC through the 2007-2008 television season.

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