ER: Season 4

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Sep 25
1997

Ambush

The ER is under the bright lights when a television documentary is filmed depicting a typical day in the ER. British trauma specialist Elizabeth Corday joins the staff. Carte…

2 Oct 02
1997

Something New

Dr. Morganstern gives Weaver increased authority while he recuperates from his heart attack. Dr. Corday adjusts to the differences between British and U.S. ERs. Dr. Greene is…

3 Oct 09
1997

Friendly Fire

Carol’s trust in Doug is strained when she overhears an errant comment. Weaver puts her newfound power to use immediately. Jerry commits a large-scale blunder with a pa…

4 Oct 16
1997

When the Bough Breaks

The ER is flooded with injured children following a school bus accident. Greene turns surly when Jenn refuses to let Rachel visit until he cleans up his act. Jeanie faces a c…

5 Oct 30
1997

Good Touch, Bad Touch

Mark undergoes deposition with the Law family for their lawsuit. Jeanie and Al are involved in a barroom brawl. Carol mulls the idea of opening a free health care clinic. Ca…

6 Nov 06
1997

Ground Zero

Kerry investigates Synergix, an ER management group specializing in balancing budgets. She is later forced to fire Jeanie. In turn, Jeanie is asked by Al to move to Atlanta w…

7 Nov 13
1997

Fathers and Sons

Doug goes to California with tag-along Mark to identify his father’s body and put his affairs to rest. Doug deals with his father’s legacy while Mark visits his fa…

8 Nov 20
1997

Freak Show

Benton takes advantage of a grieving father for a chance to write a paper on a boy with reversed internal organs. George Henry returns to complete his clerkship and suffers a…

9 Dec 11
1997

Obstruction of Justice

Dr. Carter is arrested when he refuses to honor a warrant seeking evidence in a domestic abuse incident. Corday is overjoyed to be able to perform a rare femoral transplant.…

10 Dec 18
1997

Do You See What I See?

Benton is healed as a miracle worker after he seemingly heals a blind man. Corday operates on Allison Beaumont again. Mark discovers Cynthia’s hidden past. Carter disc…

11 Jan 08
1998

Think Warm Thoughts

Another elderly rape victim is brought into the ER. Carter picks up an aspiring med student at a seminar he taught and brings her to the ER for a brief lesson. “Wild Wi…

12 Jan 15
1998

Sharp Relief

Carter takes time off to help Chase kick his heroin addiction. Doug confides in Mark that he plans to marry Carol in a surprise ceremony. Carol spoils his plans with a sponta…

13 Jan 29
1998

Carter's Choice

Carter faces a dilemma during a blood shortage when a serial rapist is in need of a transfusion. Carol and Kerry deliver the baby of a mentally challenged couple who fear a re…

14 Feb 05
1998

Family Practice

Mark, with surprise guest Cynthia, returns to San Diego to be with his ailing mother. While trying to diagnose his mother’s condition, Mark decides that he and Cynthia h…

15 Feb 26
1998

Exodus

The ER must be evacuated when several workers at a chemical plant track benzine all over the floors. After Weaver is felled by the poison, Carter takes over, directing the eva…

16 Mar 05
1998

My Brother's Keeper

Several heroin ODs are brought into the ER, including Chase Carter. Mark tries to track down Cynthia. Anna treats a John Doe sent from another hospital because he had no insu…

17 Apr 09
1998

A Bloody Mess

Corday tries an experimental new procedure on an Asian gentleman without permission from wither the patient or a relative. Scott Anspaugh, finally released from the hospital,…

18 Apr 16
1998

Gut Reaction

Dr. Ross wants to become an ER pedes attending. Scott Anspaugh decides to stop fighting when faced with the prospect of an experimental new chemotherapy treatment. Jerry and…

19 Apr 23
1998

Shades of Gray

The bombing of an abortion clinic brings in many victims, pregnant women and protestors alike. Benton is temporarily suspended after his incident with Morganstern comes to lig…

20 Apr 30
1998

Of Past Regret and Future Fear

It’s another busy night in the ER, as case after case comes through the doors. Hathaway comforts a burn victim in his dying hours. Carter and Anna struggle with a man a…

21 May 07
1998

Suffer the Little Children

A televangelist broadcasts from inside the ER. Doug, with Carol’s help, attempts a detox of Josh McLean, the methadone addicted infant, instead of returning him to his m…

22 May 14
1998

A Hole in the Heart

Greene and Weaver threaten Doug over his illegal treatment of Josh McLean. Dr. Rosher ingratiates himself with Anspaugh. Corday receives a letter from Romano informing her th…

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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