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ER Season 11 Episodes

22 Episodes 2004 - 2005

The doctors and nurses of County General are back in action for the eleventh season of ER. The challenges come thick and fast as both Corday and Chen struggle trying to balance their roles as both doctor and mother, a new rock and roll doctor arrives and the most enduring figure of the show's epic run, John Carter, finally says farewell to the place he learnt, loved, suffered, saved and defined.

Episode 1

One for the Road

Thu, Sep 23, 2004 60 mins

Abby's first day as a doctor may be a friend's last after Chen and Pratt are rushed into the ER following what turns into a tragic car crash. Meanwhile, Kerry has an eventful run-in with Sandy's family over custody of Henry; Alex contacts Luka against Sam's wishes; Neela faces the consequences of dropping her internship; Carter and Kem part ways; and two new faces join the County team. Ray: Shane West. Neela: Parminder Nagra. Abby: Maura Tierney.

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Episode 2

Damaged

Thu, Oct 7, 2004 60 mins

An Iraqi-war vet hits a nerve with Carter, who picks up an old, ugly habit; Neela's choice to quit medicine brings her furious folks to town; Abby gets off to a rough start with the nursing staff; and Ray (Shane West) gets to strut his stuff after a man is rushed in wearing a shark. Literally. Meanwhile, Corday is reunited with a former chum; Kovac makes a romantic breakthough with Sam; and a hate crime rocks the ER. Neela: Parminder Nagra. Abby: Maura Tierney.

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Episode 3

Try Carter

Thu, Oct 14, 2004 60 mins

The Fourth of July floods County with holiday injuries, giving Carter a chance to bury his grief and Corday a shot at sabotaging her career by performing an above-the-law organ transplant. Meanwhile, Abby goes over Ray's head to treat a bike-crash patient with some shady symptoms; the new surgical attending turns heads and Neela hits a dead end in her job search. Dubenko: Leland Orser. Ray: Shane West. Chuck: Donal Logue.

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Episode 4

Fear

Thu, Oct 21, 2004 60 mins

As the staffers work to save a pair of kids who fell from a third-floor window, County's new social worker (Madchen Amick) tries to figure out if they were pushed. And if so, by whom. Meanwhile, Corday faces the music for conducting an illegal organ transplant and doesn't like what she hears after the board makes her a dead-end offer; and Lewis returns to work in time to make sure that Neela does, as well. Carter: Noah Wyle. Dubenko: Leland Orser. Ray: Shane West.

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Episode 5

An Intern's Guide to the Galaxy

Thu, Nov 4, 2004 60 mins

A day in the life of County's interns finds Neela, Ray and Abby dealing with a physics-crazed Dubenko (Leland Orser), a grisly watercraft crash and one another's insecurities. Things get even weirder during the shift's second half, when one of them fakes an HIV scare to score meds for a patient, another gets a tragic lesson in cutting corners and the third recruits God to help a man with leukemia. Wendall: Madchen Amick. Urbanus: Eion Bailey. Ray: Shane West.

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Episode 6

Time of Death

Thu, Nov 11, 2004 60 mins

Ray Liotta makes a guest appearance as a rock-bottom alcoholic in the final stages of liver failure, whose final hour is played out in real-time. But as the County staffers work to delay his inevitable fate, they must also contend with a waiting-room full of patients and Pratt's uncharacteristic aversion to treating what looks to be a lost cause. Abby: Maura Tierney. Sam: Linda Cardellini. Kovac: Goran Visnjic.

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Episode 7

White Guy, Dark Hair

Thu, Nov 18, 2004 60 mins

Sam and Kovac treat the victim of a violent rape who refuses to let her injuries prevent her from helping the police find her attacker; Lewis throws the staff a curveball with an emergency drill; and a patient with a kidney problem gives Carter a run for his money. Sam: Linda Carellini. Lewis: Sherry Stringfield.

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Episode 8

A Shot in the Dark

Thu, Dec 2, 2004 60 mins

The shooting of a cop leaves a critical choice in the hands of his 15-year-old son, who turns to the worst possible doctor for advice: Ray. Meanwhile, a blind woman who uses a horse to guide her turns heads; a couple balk at letting their daughter be treated at the hospital, based on a tragic past experience; and Carter finds himself caught between a rock-climbing wall and Wendall's ex. Dubenko: Leland Orser. Wendall: Madchen Amick.

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Episode 9

'Twas the Night

Thu, Dec 9, 2004 60 mins

Christmas Eve finds Abby battling a doctor who refuses to allow a patient to disrupt his holiday plans, while Pratt makes a very unmerry find at Chen's place. Back at County, the staff races to clock out before the big day, and Carter shares an unexpected mistletoe moment with Wendall. Abby: Maura Tierney. Chen: Ming-Na. Wendall: Madchen Amick.

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Episode 10

Skin

Thu, Jan 13, 2005 60 mins

A rare good deed lands Abby in trouble after she's abducted by a gang desperate to save one of their wounded members. Meanwhile, Ray deals with a patient's reluctance to be treated by him. Chen: Ming-Na. Sam: Linda Cardellini. Carter: Noah Wyle.

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Episode 11

Only Connect

Thu, Jan 20, 2005 60 mins

Luka and Susan's efforts to teach the interns about patient satisfaction backfire, resulting in a mix-up that has tragic consequences for two families. Meanwhile, Neela makes a drastic decision about her living situation; Abby returns to work still coping with the fallout from her abduction; and an ambulance-chasing lawyer gets his after ambushing the staff. Sam: Linda Cardellini. Ray: Shane West. Neela: Parminder Nagra. Wendall: Madchen Amick. Dubenko: Leland Orser.

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Episode 12

The Providers

Tue, Jan 27, 2004 60 mins

Carter takes drastic action to find out why a young kidney-transplant patient is suddenly rejecting the organ years after her surgery, leading to a media circus and a major crisis within the ER. Meanwhile, Neela tries to deal with her crush on Kovac during a shared shift that also finds Abby and her intern (Eion Bailey) dodging their own mutual attraction. George Henry: Chad Lowe. Sam: Linda Cardellini. Susan: Sherry Stringfield.

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Episode 13

Middleman

Thu, Feb 3, 2005 60 mins

Emotional and ethical dilemmas abound as Abby battles her attraction to her student intern (Eion Bailey) and Pratt struggles to do right by a young patient with an unsettling injury. Meanwhile, the staff learns a harsh lesson in cutting corners; and Kovac treats a man who took a bullet after attacking his boss with a gun. Wendall: Madchen Amick. Pratt: Mekhi Phifer.

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Episode 14

Just As I Am

Thu, Feb 10, 2005 60 mins

Frances Fisher guest stars as Kerry's birth mother, a religious zealot who arrives at County General to meet the daughter she gave up when she was a teen, and now may hate as an adult. Meanwhile, Pratt does his best to avoid working with an irritating med student (Sara Gilbert); and Abby proves to be the worst at hiding her new romance with Jake (Eion Bailey). Dubenko: Leland Orser. Mrs. Devon: Hildy Brooks.

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Episode 15

Alone in the Crowd

Thu, Feb 17, 2005 60 mins

The inner thoughts of a housewife (Cynthia Nixon) robbed of her verbal skills by a stroke fuel this episode in which Kovac and Sam race to locate the cause of her condition before it worsens. Meanwhile, the search for a new chief resident leads Susan to a reluctant Pratt; Abby's exemplary work on a patient attracts the not-so-professional attentions of Dubenko; and Neela begins to see the downside of living with Ray. Dubenko: Leland Orser. Ray: Shane West. Jake: Eion Bailey.

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Episode 16

Here and There

Thu, Feb 24, 2005 60 mins

As Neela writes a letter to her friend and former colleague Dr. Gallant (Sharif Atkins) in Iraq, he pens his own missive to her about the horrors of war and the comforts of home. At the same time, cases both here and in Iraq test their mettle. Dubenko: Leland Orser. Ray: Shane West.

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Episode 17

Back in the World

Thu, Mar 24, 2005 61 mins

Neela gets a closer look at Gallant's private hell after he returns to County General with an Iraqi burn victim; Kovac struggles with staying out of it when Sam's ex (Cole Hauser) resurfaces to gather up Alex; and Pratt is rattled by a young gunshot victim. Sam: Linda Cardellini. Neela: Parminder Nagra.

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Episode 18

Refusal of Care

Thu, Apr 21, 2005 61 mins

A woman on a hunger strike refuses care, raising issues of patient rights and medical ethics that give Dr. Lewis pause. Louise Fletcher has a cameo as a panhandler. Elsewhere, a cancer diagnosis terrifies a patient. Elena: Yolanda Lloyd Delgado. Debra: Judyann Elder. Rebecca: Pat Carroll.

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Episode 19

Ruby Redux

Thu, Apr 28, 2005 61 mins

Red Buttons re-creates his role from the 1995-96 season as an agitated senior, now a patient with a cardiac condition, who blames Carter for his wife's death 10 years ago. Birdy: Louise Fletcher. Rebecca: Pat Carroll. Anspaugh: John Aylward. Kayson: Sam Anderson. Morris: Scott Grimes.

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Episode 20

You Are Here

Thu, May 5, 2005 61 mins

Fire victims overwhelm the ER with critical injuries and emotional distress in the wake of an apartment-building blaze. Meanwhile, anxiety over tenure preoccupies Lewis and builds to a heated confrontation with Weaver. Morris: Scott Grimes. Megan: Alexa Nikolas. Jake: Eion Bailey. Eugene: Omari Hughes.

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Episode 21

Carter Est Amoureux

Thu, May 12, 2005 61 mins

In Paris, Carter savors a bittersweet reunion with Kem (Thandie Newton). Back home, relationship troubles plague Luka and Sam; a reprimand distresses Neela, admonished by Pratt for violating procedure; and truths emerge about panhandler Birdy (Louise Fletcher). Jake: Eion Bailey. KJ: Jordan Calloway.

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Episode 22

The Show Must Go On

Thu, May 19, 2005 61 mins

Ray battles to save an injured Jessica after a tragic accident at a party; and Sam gets entangled in a domestic crisis involving her troubled son, Alex. Danny Glover guest stars.

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