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

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

[317] {#64}--"Tribes" (97 Apr 10)
Writer: Lance Gentile
Director: Richard Thorpe
Mark examines his own prejudices after being accused of
neglecting a black gunshot victim; Carla's contractions
start early; Carter spends an entire day on treating a
woman dumped on the street by another hospital; Carol
treats a college student raped via the use of knockout
drugs; Kerry tries to persuade a disabled junkie to enter
rehab; Jenn and Rachel Greene pay the ER a surprise visit.

[318] {#65}--"You Bet Your Life" (97 Apr 17)
Writer: Paul Manning
Director: Christopher Chulack
Jeanie re-examines her feelings toward Al after witnessing
a couple broken up by distrust and hatred; Carter's promise
to operate on a gambler with a blocked intestine is shot
down by Anspaugh; Peter tries to insert himself back into
the life of Carla and his unborn child; in competition with
Kerry for a teaching slot, Mark strives to find a case to
publish; Carol's personal feelings influence her to question
Maggie's judgement; Kerry challenges Jerry to an IQ test;
Mark's daughter feigns illness to get attention; Doug treats
a teenager who insists on attending her prom despite a
needed bladder removal.

[319] {#66}--"Calling Dr. Hathaway" (97 Apr 24)
Teleplay: Jason Cahill & Samantha Howard Corbin
Story: Neal Baer
Director: Paris Barclay
Having passed the medical admissions test, Carol is pushed
through some early med training by Kerry; Carter catches
Edson filing a false personal history on a patient; Peter
takes a day off to help Carla; Mark and Nina go on a date,
with their daughters in tow; a $5000 reward drives Jerry to
hunt for a missing lab mouse; a married couple are suspected
of rigging personal mishaps on themselves.

[320] {#67}--"Random Acts" (97 May 1)
Writer: Carol Flint
Director: Jonathan Kaplam
Mark is the victim of a severe beating from an unknown
assailant; differing attitudes come to the fore after
Benton and Carter are allowed to help on a kidney
transplant; Jeanie is caught between Greg and her renewed
feelings for Al; Carol thinks Doug is playing favorites
for a golf club slot when he gives special treatment to a
young boy from a wealthy family; everyone gossips about
the mystery author of a torrid novella about the ER staffers.

[321] {#68}--"Make A Wish" (97 May 8)
Teleplay: Lydia Woodard
Story: Joe Sachs
Director: Richard Thorpe
Carla's early labor is riddled with complications; back
at work following his assault, Mark is disturbed by his
own vulnerability; another clash with Anspaugh has Carter
thinking about switching residencies; Doug masterminds a
surprise party for Carol's birthday.

[322] {#69}--"One More For The Road" (97 May 15)
Writer: John Wells
Director: Christopher Chulack
Mark buys a gun to defend himself; Anspaugh reacts badly
to Carter's desire to switch to ER medicine; Doug makes a
connection with new resident Anna Del Amico, but his eye
is on Carol; Peter keeps vigil at the side of his ill
newborn son; Jeanie reaffirms her love for Al.


[401] {#70}--"Ambush" (aka "ERLive") (97 Sep 25)
Writer: Carol Flint
Director: Thomas Schlamme
The ER is put under the glaring light of a public
television documentary crew; a man is critically injured
while trying to break up a gang fight; British trauma
specialist Elizabeth Corday joins the surgery team; Carter
restarts his residency, this time in the ER; Morgenstern
has health problems of his own; Mark's stress level
continues to build.

[402] {#71}--"Something New" (97 Oct 2)
Writer: Lydia Woodward
Director: Christopher Chulack
Mark is hit with a malpractice suit from Chris Law's
family, making him even surer that Chris was his attacker;
Doug and Carol continue their renewed, clandestine romance;
Peter and Carla clash over what to name their child; Carter
gets stuck with an inept, undedicated med student; Corday
adjusts to dealing with an American ER; Morgenstern gives
Kerry more authority while he's on leave; Mark and Carol
interview applicants for a vacant desk clerk position.

[403] {#72}--"Friendly Fire" (97 Oct 9)
Writer: Walon Green
Director: Felix Enriquez Alcala
Carol's trust in Doug is strained by an overheard remark;
Weaver wastes no time in using her new power; Carla and
Peter disagree again, this time over circumcision; Jerry
commits a large-scale blunder with a patient's grenade
launcher; Carter suspects Doyle of giving Del Amico
preferential treatment; Cynthia Hooper spends her first
day as a desk clerk; Al Boulet's HIV-condition is revealed
after a workplace accident; Mark reconnects with Heather


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