ER: Season 8

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Sep 27
2001

Four Corners

Three weeks after the death of Derek Fossen, Greene faces interrogation at an M&M conference. However, Corday is the only one to suspect something wrong. Meanwhile, Carte…

2 Oct 04
2001

The Longer You Stay

Carter inquires about an attending position; Weaver pretty much turns him down. He also gets stuck at the hospital with a never-ending rush of patients from a stampede at a ro…

3 Oct 11
2001

Blood Sugar Sex Magic

Carter is having back problems that aren’t helped when Abby asks him to help move a new fish tank into Luka’s apartment to replace the one she accidentally broke wh…

4 Oct 18
2001

Never Say Never

Susan Lewis arrives in Chicago to interview around town and have lunch with Mark. She gets reacquainted with the nurses and Carter, meets Corday, and is later offered a job by…

5 Oct 25
2001

Start All Over Again

Weaver prepares to call her birth mother, while she treats a man who was accidentally run over by his daughter while she was drunk. Susan’s first day back is typically h…

6 Nov 01
2001

Supplies and Demands (a.k.a. Shadows and Fog)

Susan and Carter attend a yoga class before work and discover an outbreak of meningococcus. Abby discovers that Luka had Nicole hired as a runner, even though she doesn’…

7 Nov 08
2001

If I Should Fall from Grace

A new med student assigned to Carter finds all sorts of surprises in store for him on his first day. Elizabeth spends her day searching for the angel of death, finding that al…

8 Nov 15
2001

Partly Cloudy, Chance of Rain

An enormous rainstorm pelts Chicago. Cleo’s last day at County is interrupted by the arrival of Benton’s DNA results: he’s not Rees…

9 Nov 22
2001

Quo Vadis?

Susan and Carter treat a newlywed couple where the wife may be allergic to her husband’s semen. Carter later tells her about the time he masturbated on a train to Seattl…

10 Dec 13
2001

I'll Be Home for Christmas

Benton commits perjury on the witness stand in order to gain custody of Reese. When Romano refuses to give him a more even schedule, Peter resigns and seeks a job at the clini…

11 Jan 10
2002

Beyond Repair

Abby has a horrible birthday, beginning with meeting her new squabbling neighbors. She treats a young woman hoping to get pregnant by taking fertility drugs, and discovers tha…

12 Jan 17
2002

A River in Egypt

Chen returns to the hospital with proof of Weaver’s misplaced pager and demands her job back, threatening a lawsuit. Weaver doesn’t like the idea, but Romano force…

13 Jan 31
2002

Damage Is Done

Eleanor Carter tends to a young leukemia patient, trying to make up for Bobby’s death many years ago. Mark treats the victims of a letter bomb, and later treats his own…

14 Feb 07
2002

A Simple Twist of Fate (a.k.a. Seven Sinners)

Mark worries that his brain tumor may have returned, as Elizabeth tells him that she will leave him if Rachel is not sent back to St. Louis. Lewis has a busy day running the E…

15 Feb 28
2002

It's All in Your Head

Mark learns that his tumor is back and inoperable, giving him 4-5 months to live. Corday is living in a hotel, and confesses to Benton that she thinks she’s left Mark.…

16 Mar 07
2002

Secrets and Lies

Abby wakes up at Luka’s while Carter finds Susan returning from spending the night at Mark’s. A dominatrix’s client is brought into the ER, and she leaves a…

17 Mar 28
2002

Bygones

Corday, still living in the hotel, is avoiding Mark, until Ella says her first words. Elizabeth pressures Susan to tell her what her husband is hiding, and figures out her hus…

18 Apr 04
2002

Orion in the Sky

Mark serves his final day in the ER overseeing the first day of Gregory Pratt, a cocky yet eager new intern. Through observing his patients, he decides to forego chemotherapy,…

19 Apr 25
2002

Brothers and Sisters

Susan receives a message from her niece on her answering machine, saying that Chloe’s “sick.” The call is traced to New York City, putting Susan on a plane.…

20 May 02
2002

The Letter

A letter from Dr. Greene arrives via fax, and Carter reads it to the staff. Everybody is stunned when he reaches the last page, a note from Dr. Corday, stating that Mark died…

21 May 09
2002

On the Beach

Mark decides to use his remaining time to help “fix” Rachel and takes her to Hawaii to show her where he grew up. He teaches her how to surf, and how to drive a st…

22 May 16
2002

Lockdown

The day begins slowly as Weaver calls to say she’ll be late, and Chen thinks she’s developing a fever. Then multiple MVAs come in, quickl…

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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