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ER Season 1 Episodes

26 Episodes 1994 - 1995

Experience the highs and lows of life in the Emergency Rooms of County General Hospital, as ER takes you in the center of the chaos and drama that explodes every day, as personal lives of the dedicated staff crash against the demand to save the lives of those in the most critical of conditions. The demands placed upon their skills and their emotions are overwhelming, but it is through their friendships and respect for each other that they truly shine. The award winning debut season of ER is a pulse pounding drama whose thrilling visual style and kinetic energy perfectly reflects the addictive combination of comedy, tragedy and intrigue on display.

Episode 1

Pilot Episode

Mon, Sep 19, 1994 60 mins

In Part 1 of the series opener, Greene (Anthony Edwards) considers joining a private practice; Carter arrives for the first day of his internship; Ross comes to work drunk; and Benton performs his first operation. Carter: Noah Wyle. Ross: George Clooney.

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Episode 2

Pilot Episode

Mon, Sep 19, 1994 60 mins

Conclusion. Everyone is stunned when Hathaway (Julianna Margulies) is brought in following a suicide attempt. Greene: Anthony Edwards. Ross: George Clooney. Benton: Eriq La Salle. Carter: Noah Wyle. Lewis: Sherry Stringfield.

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Episode 3

Day One

Thu, Sep 22, 1994 60 mins

Ross (George Clooney) fights to save a girl hit by a drunken driver; Lewis seeks help for an emotionally disturbed man. Greene: Anthony Edwards. Lewis: Sherry Stringfield. Jennifer: Christine Harnos. Benton: Eriq LaSalle.

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Episode 4

Going Home

Thu, Sep 29, 1994 60 mins

Hathaway returns to the nurse's desk; Greene confronts a family victimized by domestic violence; a mysterious woman (Rosemary Clooney) teaches Carter a lesson in compassion. Hathaway: Julianna Margulies. Greene: Anthony Edwards. Lewis: Sherry Stringfield. Ross: George Clooney. Benton: Eriq La Salle.

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Episode 5

Hit and Run

Thu, Oct 6, 1994 60 mins

Carter (Noah Wyle) reexamines his future after a teenage hit-and-run victim dies---and he is given the task of notifying the parents. Meanwhile, Lewis and Benton square off following a misdiagnosed case, and Hathaway gets a surprise visit from Ross. Lewis: Sherry Stringfield. Benton: Eriq La Salle.

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Episode 6

Into That Good Night

Thu, Oct 13, 1994 60 mins

Greene tries to find a transplant for a critically ill heart patient (Alan Rosenberg); Ross gets personally involved when a girl's family is unable to afford her medication. Greene: Anthony Edwards. Ross: George Clooney. Carter: Noah Wyle. Benton: Eriq LaSalle. Lewis: Sherry Stringfield.

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Episode 7

Chicago Heat

Thu, Oct 20, 1994 60 mins

A surprise heat wave generates a suffocating caseload in the E.R. Meanwhile, Greene takes his daughter (Yvonne Zima) to work, where she learns that dad can't always make things better. Chloe: Kathleen Wilhoite. Freeman: Richard Brooks. Linda: Andrea Parker. Ivan: John La Motta. Greene: Anthony Edwards. Benton: Eriq La Salle. Hathaway: Julianna Margulies.

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Episode 8

Another Perfect Day

Thu, Nov 3, 1994 60 mins

Hathaway (Julianna Margulies) has mixed emotions about moving in with Tagliari after she kisses Ross. Meanwhile, Benton interviews for a prestigious fellowship, and Lewis receives more than her share of birthday surprises. Benton: Eriq La Salle. Lewis: Sherry Stringfield. Greene: Anthony Edwards.

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Episode 9

9 1/2 Hours

Thu, Nov 10, 1994 60 mins

Greene calls in sick to spend time with Jennifer (Christine Harnos), leaving Ross to cover for him. Meanwhile, Hathaway comforts a rape victim (Brigid Walsh) who is on the verge of suicide. Kelso: Christopher Michael Moore. Mae: Beah Richards. Cvetic: John Terry. Langworthy: Tyra Ferrell. Hathaway: Julianna Margulies. Ross: George Clooney. Greene: Anthony Edwards. Lewis: Sherry Stringfield.

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Episode 10

ER Confidential

Thu, Nov 17, 1994 60 mins

Dr. Cvetic (John Terry) struggles with a growing sense of hatred toward his patients; Hathaway faces an ethical crisis when a patient confides in her the details of an accident; and Carter does some soul-searching regarding his treatment of a transvestite (Vondie Curtis-Hall). Edgar: Garrett Morris. Andy: Jared Rushton. Francis: Graham Jarvis.

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Episode 11


Thu, Dec 8, 1994 60 mins

A severe winter storm blankets the Windy City with snow, bringing the E.R. to a virtual standstill---then, victims from a 32 car pileup arrive, along with a new doctor (CCH Pounder). Bob: Malgoscha Gebel. Dexter: Billy L. Williams. Linda: Andrea Parker.

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Episode 12

The Gift

Thu, Dec 15, 1994 60 mins

An organ-donor card is found on a patient who's been declared brain dead, and Benton lines up several recipients. But he can't get consent from the dying man's wife (Cynthia Ettinger), who wants a second opinion on her husband's condition. Madam X: Rosemary Clooney. Valario: Michael Bowen. Kaminski: Paul Eiding.

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Episode 13

Happy New Year

Thu, Jan 5, 1995 60 mins

Lewis tangles with a by-the-book cardiologist (Sam Anderson) after a heart patient (Michael Monks) she released is re-admitted in critical condition; and Carter complains to Benton about doing the resident's "scut work." Holly: Amy Faith Chance. Ben: Eric Balfour. Gilbert: Keene Curtis. Chloe: Kathleen Wilhoite.

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Episode 14

Luck of the Draw

Thu, Jan 12, 1995 60 mins

Lewis (Sherry Stringfield) is devastated after Morgenstern reprimands her for lacking confidence; Carter breaks in a new student (Ming-Na Wen); Greene tends to a "body packer" who has a half-kilo of cocaine packets secreted in his stomach. Jorge: Louis Ortiz.

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Episode 15

Long Day's Journey

Thu, Jan 19, 1995 60 mins

Ross (George Clooney) feels overwhelmed by a caseload that includes parent abuse, a suicide, a child with cancer and a teen prostitute with AIDS. Meanwhile, Benton is confronted by his sister (Khandi Alexander). Zack: Trenton Knight. Mandy: Natanya Ross. Chang: Darryl Fong. Kayson: Sam Anderson.

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Episode 16

February 5, '95

Thu, Feb 2, 1995 60 mins

Morgenstern offers Greene a permanent position, but Jennifer has other plans; Hathaway deals with a patient (Bobcat Goldthwaite) who thinks he's dead; the staff searches frantically for a poisonous snake; and a cancer patient checks in to die. Grace: Linda Kelsey. Harold: Raushan Hammond. Weiss: Wortham Krimmer.

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Episode 17

Make of Two Hearts

Thu, Feb 9, 1995 60 mins

Hathaway becomes emotionally involved when a newly adopted 6-year-old girl (Milana Vayntrub) from Russia is abandoned by her American mother (Meg Foster); Kayson brings Lewis flowers and asks her out to dinner. Grabarsky: Mike Genovese. Jake: Zachary Browne. Kirk: Michael Hanniff. Lorenzo: Steve Eastin. Diane: Lisa Zane.

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Episode 18

The Birthday Party

Thu, Feb 16, 1995 60 mins

Hicks (CCH Pounder) informs Benton that his mother's declining health is interfering with his residency and suggests that he take a hiatus. Rene: Merle Kennedy. Gas Man: Jeremy Lawrence. Jackie: Khandi Alexander. Walter: Ving Rhames.

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Episode 19

Sleepless in Chicago

Thu, Feb 23, 1995 60 mins

Carter inadvertently prolongs the life of a terminally ill patient (Sanford Meisner) who wants to die; Ross asks Diane (Lisa Zane) to dinner, then receives a visit from Hathaway. Koch: Robert Carradine. Sarah: Nany Youngblut. Bonnie: Alexa Vega. Art: Danny Dayton.

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Episode 20

Love's Labor Lost

Thu, Mar 9, 1995 60 mins

Greene (Anthony Edwards) tries to save the lives of a pregnant woman (Colleen Flynn) and her baby after dangerous complications arise. Meanwhile, Benton fears for his mother's life after she takes a fall. Sean: Brad Whitford. Mae: Beah Richards. Coburn: Amy Aquino. Wilson: Dennis Lipscomb. Joey: Theodore Borders.

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Episode 21

Full Moon, Saturday Night

Thu, Mar 30, 1995 60 mins

The staff welcomes the new chief (Michael Ironside), a perfectionist who shakes things up with his management style. Meanwhile, Greene remains inconsolable over a patient's death. Greene: Anthony Edwards. Arlena: Kimmy Robertson.

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Episode 22

House of Cards

Thu, Apr 6, 1995 60 mins

Swift (Michael Ironside) requests that Greene go before a hospital conference to present the details of a case involving a patient's death. Meanwhile, Deb's desire to accumulate procedures leads to a critical error in judgment. Coburn: Amy Aquino. Janette: Ashley Malinger. Ryan: Kathleen Dennehy.

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Episode 23

Men Plan, God Laughs

Thu, Apr 27, 1995 60 mins

Feeling helpless to improve his mother's condition, a gentle Benton (Eriq La Salle) goes to great lengths to provide care and comfort for his patients. Meanwhile, Greene goes to Milwaukee hoping to reconcile with Jennifer (Christine Harnos). Chloe: Kathleen Wilhoite. Jeanie: Gloria Reuben. Linda: Andrea Parker. Risa: Nada Despotovich. Dibble: Debra Jo Rupp. Samantha: Jean Marie Barnwell.

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Episode 24

Love Among the Ruins

Thu, May 4, 1995 60 mins

A young woman (Catherine Lloyd Burns) must make an agonizing decision after her boyfriend attempts suicide, and a novice nun (Amy Ryan) is faced with a crisis of faith and commitment. Meanwhile, an intriguing aspect of Carter's life is revealed. Mother Lawrence: Janet MacLachlan. Donny: Robert Knott. Ott: Emilio Borelli. Kovalev: Ilia Volokh. Melanie: Jennifer Gatti. Davis: Carmen Argenziano.

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Episode 25


Thu, May 11, 1995 60 mins

Chloe (Kathleen Wilhoite) waits until the last minute to notify Lewis that it's time for the baby to be born, and the sisters' mom (Valerie Perrine) pays a visit. Meanwhile, Benton is summoned to his mother's bedside. Lafferty: Julie Carmen. Joanie: Aymara de Llano. Jeffrey: Jonathan Neal.

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Episode 26

Everything Old Is New Again

Thu, May 18, 1995 60 mins

Hathaway and Taglieri's wedding day arrives with complications: bridesmaid Lewis can't locate Chloe to take care of the baby, and the priest can't find the groom. Meanwhile, Carter prepares for his last day. Hathaway: Julianna Margulies. Taglieri: Rick Rossovich.

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