ER: Season 7

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Oct 12
2000

Homecoming (a.k.a. Indian Summer)

Benton drops Carter off at rehab in Atlanta. Three months later, a custodial strike is making life difficult in the ER. Chen discovers she is pregnant. Carter prepares to leave…

2 Oct 19
2000

Sand and Water (a.k.a. Way Too Soon)

Domestic troubles cause problems for Greene and Corday. Later in the day, however, Mark shows Elizabeth their spacious new digs and proposes to her. Chen tells Weaver about her…

3 Oct 26
2000

Mars Attacks

Carter treats a young paraplegic on his first day back at County. Corday and Greene try to work around a surgeon shortage. Benton discovers that Romano has fired him for his ac…

4 Nov 02
2000

Benton Backwards

Benton encounters trouble finding a new job after Romano blacklists him across town. He considers taking a job in Philadelphia, but decides to stay with County in a no-benefits…

5 Nov 09
2000

Flight of Fancy

Greene flies to Indiana to receive a heart-transplant patient. The flight back endures several problems, however. With Greene in Indiana, Weaver on her day off and Kovac missin…

6 Nov 16
2000

The Visit (a.k.a. I Loved You, God, How I Loved You)

Luka blows Abby off, and an already-stressed Abby has to deal with an unexpected visit from her estranged mother, who isn’t taking the meds prescribed for her bipolar dis…

7 Nov 23
2000

Rescue Me

Abby’s mother decides to stay in Chicago, causing Abby even more trouble. When Weaver accepts Dr. Legaspi’s dinner invitation, Weaver learns that she has misunderst…

8 Dec 07
2000

The Dance We Do (a.k.a. Rapid Cycling)

Abby wakes up with Luka in his hotel room. At a job interview at a department store, her mother causes a disturbance and later flees town. Benton treats Jesse’s girlfri…

9 Dec 14
2000

The Greatest of Gifts

While giving birth, Chen undergoes second thoughts about giving her baby up for adoption, a decision complicated by the adoptive parents watching her every move. With an enorm…

10 Jan 04
2001

Piece of Mind

On New Year’s Eve, A father injured in an auto accident is unworried about his own health, only his son’s. Greene undergoes experimental brain surgery in New York…

11 Jan 11
2001

Rock, Paper, Scissors

Kovac treats a bishop who took a fall and questions Luka’s faith. Abby pressures Carter to tell Weaver about the Vicodin he nearly took. Abby later tells him that she c…

12 Feb 01
2001

Surrender (a.k.a. Inside Out)

Weaver and Legaspi have spent the night together, although Kerry appears shy of beginning a relationship. She also battles Luka over calling the authorities about an illegal s…

13 Feb 08
2001

Thy Will Be Done

Bishop Stewart returns, seeking pain medication from Luka, who also has his hands full dealing with the parents of a 16-year-old who does not want another heart transplant. Ab…

14 Feb 15
2001

A Walk in the Woods

Weaver spends an evening with Legaspi and her lesbian friends. Greene is furious to learn about his competency review; Corday screams at Weaver about ordering it. Chen returns…

15 Feb 22
2001

The Crossing (a.k.a. Golden Hour)

Carter meets a new pedes intern, Rena Trujillo. He and Luka are then dispatched to the site of a major train wreck. Carter must perform a tricky double amputation on an injur…

16 Mar 01
2001

Witch Hunt

After Abby leaves the room for a second, an infant disappears from the hospital. After spending the night at her place, Carter is shocked to find out that Rena is a 19-year-ol…

17 Mar 29
2001

Survival of the Fittest

Peter and Cleo may be at fault when a police officer shoots and kills an old woman with dementia. Carter misinforms Rena and tells him that he and Abby had a past liaison. Ap…

18 Apr 19
2001

April Showers

Mark must overcome numerous obstacles, mostly weather-related, in order to get to the church to marry Elizabeth, who is stuck with both of her bickering, divorced parents. Abb…

19 Apr 26
2001

Sailing Away

Corday goes into labor and delivers a baby girl named Ella. Benton treats his junior high school science teacher. Numerous college students come into the ER, victims of frate…

20 May 03
2001

Fear of Commitment

Abby goes to court to argue for a 90-day psych hold for her mother. Her mother is released, and later shows up at Luka’s hotel room. Weaver treats an old children’…

21 May 10
2001

Where the Heart Is (a.k.a. Taking Care, a.k.a. Mea Culpa)

Abby is flabbergasted when Maggie reveals her plans to move back to her birthplace of Minneapolis. Abby reveals to her mother that she was pregnant once, but had an abortion,…

22 May 17
2001

Rampage

The father of the abused boy that Mark treated last week goes on a shooting rampage throughout the city, looking for anyone connected with the placing of his son in a foster ca…

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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