ER: Season 2


# Air Date Title
1 Sep 21

Welcome Back, Carter!

The ER treats victims of a gang shootout. Carter arrives late and unprepared for his new position. Mark learns all about being an attending, including senior staff’s ha…

2 Sep 28

Summer Run

Kerry Weaver manages to offend just about everyone in her first day as chief resident. Carol goes on a ride-along with paramedics Shep and Raul, sharing a ferris wheel ride wi…

3 Oct 05

Do One, Teach One, Kill One

Carter gets his first patient…and loses him. Susan’s feud with Kerry Weaver intensifies when Weaver demands all of Susan’s procedures be cleared with her. C…

4 Oct 12

What Life?

Weaver and Susan’s feud escalates to the point where Mark needs to step in and fix it. Benton is involved in a parking lot altercation, resulting in a broken hand and Ca…

5 Oct 19

And Baby Makes Two

Dr. Ross treats the dying Chia-Chia. Susan tries to find a way to keep Little Susie, asking her parents for help. Benton treats an injured woman who refuses to press charges…

6 Nov 02

Days Like This

Speculation runs through the ER, on a very hectic day, about Randi’s possible criminal history. Mark faces an ethical dilemma when he has to decide whether to report yet…

7 Nov 09

Hell and High Water

In the middle of a torrential rainstorm, Dr. Ross stumbles across a child trapped in a drainage pipe rapidly filling with water. Doug does everything possible to save the boy,…

8 Nov 16

The Secret Sharer

Doug’s heroics earn him a second chance as Bernstein and Morganstern ask him to stay on. Doug and Mark clash when each treats a seriously injured patient and want to use…

9 Dec 07


Carol and Jeanie try to find a home for a schizophrenic architect. Carter signs Benton up for an interview with Vucelich for a prestigious study. Carter and Harper try to fin…

10 Dec 14

A Miracle Happens Here

The ER staffers are in decidedly unfestive moods as Christmas arrives. Carol’s spirits are lifted by a Santa-like patient. Mark is outraged when Jenn decides to stay in…

11 Jan 04

Dead of Winter

Shep and Raul bring a dozen malnourished and abandoned children into the ER, keeping everyone very busy. Shep has a run-in with Malik and Benton when he makes an off-handed ra…

12 Jan 25

True Lies

Mark tries to find a way to tell Rachel about his impending divorce. Benton attends a banquet at Vucelich’s home, with Jeanie as his date. Carter finally tells Mr. Ruba…

13 Feb 01

It's Not Easy Being Greene

Mark is riddled with self doubt as the hospital prepares to settle the O’Brien suit. Kerry appoints herself as Susan’s personal mentor. Carol mind a bucketful of…

14 Feb 08

The Right Thing

Benton decides to blow the whistle on Vucelich’s unethical study methods, causing Vucelich to drop him from the study. Susan treats a street couple, one of whom has pass…

15 Feb 15

Baby Shower

The ER hosts roughly a dozen pregnant women when a sprinkler bursts in the maternity ward. Carter plays tour guide for the visiting surgical intern hopefuls before going throu…

16 Feb 22

The Healers

Shep and Raul respond to a massive fire without proper equipment, risking their lives to save addicts and their children. Shep will be okay, but Raul has third-degree burns co…

17 Mar 28

The Match Game

Susan institutes extra precautions in case Chloe tries to reclaim Little Susie. Mark changes his look, growing a goatee and wearing contact lenses. Carol and Jeanie square of…

18 Apr 04

A Shift in the Night

Mark finds himself manning a very crowded ER on his scheduled night off, filling in while Doug is out with whiplash and Susan meets with her lawyer. He tries to juggle hunger…

19 Apr 25

Fire in the Belly

Carter engages in competition with new surgical resident-in-training Dale Edson upon learning that residents will be evaluated and graded; only the top ones advancing to second…

20 May 02

Fevers of Unknown Origin

Susan throws herself into her work to escape her stressful personal life, earning recognition from Kerry and Mark, who begins preliminary discussions on next year’s chief…

21 May 09

Take These Broken Wings

Susan visits a psychiatrist to cope with the loss of Little Susie. Jeanie’s estranged husband Al checks in the ER complaining of flu-like symptoms, which turn out to be…

22 May 16

John Carter, M.D.

Carol is pushed to the breaking point after another day when politics triumph over health care, and she quits. Dr. Greene “trades his soul” when he agrees to back…

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.