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3.12.4 Brief episode summaries (MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS): (ER)


This article is from the ER FAQ, by Rose Cooper cooper@acm.cse.msu.edu with numerous contributions by others.

3.12.4 Brief episode summaries (MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS): (ER)

[206] {#31}--"Days Like This" (95 Nov 2)
Writer: Lydia Woodward
Director: Mimi Leder
Doug and Harper have a one-night stand, discovered by Mark;
Jeanie Boulet joins the main cast as the ER's newest
PA (physician's assistant); a gang skirmish floods the
ER with hostile patients; after rankling Bernstein yet
again, Doug finds his fellowship at the hospital yanked;
in preparation for buying a new house, Carol spends the
day with a mobile notary.

[207] {#32}--"Hell and High Water" (95 Nov 9)
Writer: Neal Baer
Director: Christopher Chulack
Doug becomes a media hero after rescuing a little boy
from drowning; Harper and Carter treat a young girl hit
by a car whose parents are estranged.

[208] {#33}--"The Secret Sharer" (95 Nov 16)
Writer: Paul Manning
Director: Thomas Schlamme
Doug gets his job back at the hospital, but tensions are
still simmering between him and Mark; Carter undercompensates,
then overcompensates, in diagnosing patients; Susan seeks
the nanny services of a compassionate English matron for
baby Susie; Carol treats a teenage girl who attempted
suicide, who reveals that she's pregnant via her brother;
Benton discovers that Jeanie is separated from her husband.

[209] {#34}--"Home" (95 Dec 7)
Writer: Tracey Stern
Director: Donna Deitch
Carol and Jeanie care for a young schizophrenic who's
forced to sleep on the street; Susan is reluctant to
pursue extra career boosting despite the encouragement
of Weaver and Morganstern; Benton wins the favor of
Dr. Vucelich; Shep rifles through a box of Carol's
memories; visiting Jenn in the hospital following an
auto accident, Mark realizes that his wife is having an
affair; Doug meets his mother for dinner; Carter and
Harper spend the day trying to find time alone.

[210] {#35}--"A Miracle Happens Here" (95 Dec 14)
Writer: Carol Flint
Director: Mimi Leder
An elderly Jewish woman's faith is restored after her
missing granddaughter is rescued; Carol's sagging efforts
to imbue the others with holiday spirit are bolstered by
a patient who resembles Santa Claus; Carter serves as
pitchman to sell Vucelich's procedure to an elderly
couple; a priest's death threatens to ignite a Latino gang
war; Mark's plans to have his daughter home for Christmas
are upset by Jenn.

[211] {#36}--"Dead of Winter" (96 Jan 4)
Writer: John Wells
Director: Whitney Ransick
The ER staff work to treat twenty-two malnourished,
abandoned children; Carter's efforts to improve Mrs.
Roubidoux's condition prove fruitless; Jeanie clashes
with Carol over the latter's harsh evaluation of the
former; Jenn sues Mark for divorce; a careless gaffe
opens Shep up to accusations of racism.

[212] {#37}--"True Lies" (96 Jan 25)
Writer: Lance Gentile
Director: Lesli Linka Glatter
A skating date with Rachel serves as prelude for Mark
breaking the divorce news to his daughter; Carter
hides knowledge from Ruby of his wife's true condition;
Benton receives an invite to a prestigious dinner at
Vucelich's home; Susan treats a middle-aged alcoholic
woman who's written a "do not resuscitate" order; Doug
is reluctant to admit the possibility that an alcoholic
father has mended his ways.

[213] {#38}--"It's Not Easy Being Greene" (96 Feb 1)
Writer: Paul Manning
Director: Christopher Chulack
Mark is gnawed by self-doubt as the hospital prepares to
settle in the O'Brien malpractice suit; Carter takes the
credit for a candidate Harper found for Vucelich's study;
Kerry appoints herself personal mentor for Susan, who's up
for the position of chief resident next year; Carol minds
a bucketful of expensive worms; Doug balks at counseling
a teenage boy who admits he thinks he might be gay.

[214] {#39}--"The Right Thing" (96 Feb 8)
Writer: Lydia Woodward
Director: Richard Thorpe
Peter finally resolves to blow the whistle on Vucelich's
unethical study methods; a change in Carter's once-
compassionate demeanor is noted; Susan treats a street
couple, one of whom may have given the other one HIV;
on his birthday, Doug receives a visit from his estranged
father; Carter spreads rumors about an affair between
Mark and Susan.


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