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ER Season 2 Episodes

22 Episodes 1995 - 1996

The high drama of ER returns with a second season that delivers more shocks, more romance and more death-defying acts of medical bravery. With Mark Greene now promoted to attending physician, a new chief resident enters in the form of the spiky Kerry Weaver who quickly becomes a source of tension and rivalry. The bubbling attraction between Carol and Doug continues to build, while Mark's long distance relationship begins to fizzle, and young second year student John Carter's compassion collides with his ambitious drive to succeed, forcing him to decide exactly what kind of doctor he wants to be.

Episode 1

Welcome Back, Carter

Thu, Sep 21, 1995 60 mins

Carter draws the wrath of Benton when he reports late for his surgical sub-internship, and a new medical student (Christine Elise) tries to cope with a psychotic patient. Weaver: Laura Innes. Morgenstern: William H. Macy. Manic Woman: Penny Fuller. Benton: Eriq La Salle.

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Episode 2

Summer Run

Thu, Sep 28, 1995 60 mins

Hathaway tags along with a pair of paramedics; new chief resident Weaver (Laura Innes) riles some staffers with her brusque approach; Lewis has one of her worst days when she's stuck with Chloe's crying baby. Shepherd: Ron Eldard.

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Episode 3

Do One, Teach One, Kill One

Thu, Oct 5, 1995 60 mins

Carter tries to impress Harper (Christine Elise) with his procedural knowledge with devastating results; Hathaway and Shepherd attempt to subdue a drug-crazed patient (Tony Longo); Ross treats a child with AIDS. Mei-Sun: Lucy Alexis Liu. Randi: Kristin Minter. Ed: John Finnegan. Mitchell: Joe Costanza. Shepherd: Ron Eldard.

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Episode 4

What Life?

Thu, Oct 12, 1995 60 mins

Carter is all smiles when he has to take over for Benton (Eriq La Salle), who's injured his hand in a brawl; Lewis considers adopting Chloe's baby; Hathaway gets a scare when someone shoots at Shepherd during a rescue attempt. Perry: Dennis Burkley.

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Episode 5

And Baby Makes Two

Thu, Oct 19, 1995 60 mins

Lewis (Sherry Stringfield) meets with the proposed adoptive parents for Suzy and must decide whether to go through with the adoption; Benton cares for an abused wife (Jennifer Tighe). Cookie: Valerine Perrine. Henry: Paul Dooley. Carrie: Finn Carter. Forchet: Vito D'Ambrosio.

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Episode 6

Days Like This

Thu, Nov 2, 1995 60 mins

Ross's job is on the line when he admits a patient against the orders of Dr. Bernstein (David Spielberg). Meanwhile, Jeanie is treated coolly by Benton on her first day as a physician assistant; Hathaway considers buying a house. Zimble: Robert Picardo. Valdez: Alejandra Flores.

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Episode 7

Hell and High Water

Thu, Nov 9, 1995 60 mins

Ross tries to rescue a 12-year-old boy (Erik von Detten) who's trapped---drenched, freezing and drowsy---in a clogged grate inside a culvert. Meanwhile, Harper and Carter care for an 8-year-old hit-and-run victim (J. Madison Wright). Ross: George Clooney.

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Episode 8

The Secret Sharer

Thu, Nov 16, 1995 60 mins

Hathaway becomes the confidant of a 17-year-old (Miriam Reichmeister) who attempted suicide with an overdose; Greene dismisses Ross after Doug lies on a medical record and disputes Mark's judgment on a patient. Kyle: Austin O'Brien. Ransom: Angela Paton.

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Episode 9


Thu, Dec 7, 1995 60 mins

Greene fears the worst when he receives news that Jennifer and Rachel were involved in a car accident; Hathaway befriends a schizophrenic (Adam Goldberg) who tells her about an interesting aspect of her new house. Sarah: Piper Laurie.

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Episode 10

A Miracle Happens Here

Thu, Dec 14, 1995 60 mins

A Holocaust survivor (Joan Copeland), injured during a carjacking, awaits word on the whereabouts of her missing infant grandchild; a priest (Tony Plana) tries to prevent a gang war after he's gunned down in his church. Mr. Rubadoux: Red Buttons. Diablo: Jacob Vargas.

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Episode 11

Dead of Winter

Thu, Jan 4, 1996 60 mins

Twenty-two kids suffering from malnutrition are found in a run-down row house; Shep (Ron Eldard) is accused of being a racist by Benton and Malik; Greene is served divorce papers; Al (Michael Beach) tries to get Jeanie to reconcile. Ruby: Red Buttons.

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Episode 12

True Lies

Thu, Jan 25, 1996 60 mins

Greene tries to avoid telling Rachel (Yvonne Zima) about the divorce; Benton invites Jeanie to an exclusive dinner party given by Vucelich. Greene: Anthony Edwards. Vucelich: Ron Rifkin. Mr. Rubadoux: Red Buttons. Mrs.Rubadoux: Billye Ree Wallace.

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Episode 13

It's Not Easy Being Greene

Thu, Feb 1, 1996 60 mins

Greene has a bad day: a patient's wife accuses him of killing her husband, then Morgenstern tries to get him to settle the O'Brian case by admitting he made a mistake. Meanwhile, Benton uncovers some disturbing information concerning Vucelich.

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Episode 14

The Right Thing

Thu, Feb 8, 1996 60 mins

Benton finds himself in a dilemma when he suspects that Vucelich (Ron Rifkin) is manipulating the research-study data. Meanwhile, rumors fly that Greene and Lewis are having an affair, and a dark side of Carter is revealed when he has a violent confrontation with an intoxicated patient (Mark Pellegrino). Ray: James Farentino. Roubadoux: Red Buttons. Angel: Charlotte Ross.

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Episode 15

Baby Shower

Thu, Feb 15, 1996 60 mins

The emergency room is flooded with pregnant patients when the sprinkler system breaks in labor and delivery. Meanwhile, Ross visits his father. Anna: Lindsay Crouse. Monica: Myra Turley. Leslie: Cecile Callan. Christy: Nia Long. Coburn: Amy Aquino. Frank: John Caponera.

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Episode 16

The Healers

Thu, Feb 22, 1996 60 mins

Shep (Ron Eldard) and Raul (Carlos Gomez) are the first to respond to an apartment fire where they rush in to rescue three kids who are trapped on the second floor---resulting in their own entrapment. Ray: James Farentino. Kara: Leah Lail. Reilly: Scott Michael Campbell. David: Danny Rizzo.

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Episode 17

The Match Game

Thu, Mar 28, 1996 60 mins

Ross faces an ethical dilemma when he must decide whether to tell a patient's grandfather (Bill Cobbs) that he missed a bone tumor on his grandson's X-ray four months earlier. Meanwhile, Chloe (Kathleen Wilhoite) wants custody of Susie. Brett: Rashaan Nall. Freddie: Rodney Eastman.

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Episode 18

A Shift in the Night

Thu, Apr 4, 1996 60 mins

On Greene's (Anthony Edwards) fourth straight night on graveyard shift, he leads a skeleton crew through what becomes "the O'Hare of emergency rooms," overflowing with patients, including a battered woman (Patricia Gaul) who almost killed her husband. Corky: Justin Urich.

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Episode 19

Fire in the Belly

Thu, Apr 25, 1996 60 mins

Ross treats a traumatized 8-year-old (Kevin Duran) who witnessed his mother's murder; Carter uses deception to get a chance to perform a surgical procedure instead of Harper's more surgically experienced college friend (Matthew Glave); Greene goes on a date. Noah Wyle.

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Episode 20

Fevers of Unknown Origin

Thu, May 2, 1996 60 mins

Lewis throws herself into her work to deal with the loss of Suzie. Meanwhile, Shep becomes more violent on the job; Ross gets closer to Karen (Marg Helgenberger) while his father's away; and Greene and Jen decide to bypass the lawyers in their divorce.

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Episode 21

Take These Broken Wings

Thu, May 9, 1996 60 mins

Lewis visits a therapist to help her sort through her emotions in the wake of a personal tragedy; Hathaway must decide whether to lie to help Shep avoid possible disciplinary action for his violent on-the-job behaviour; Jeanie receives devastating news.

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Episode 22

John Carter, M.D.

Thu, May 16, 1996 60 mins

In the second season finale, Carter prepares for graduation but gets sidetracked when he comforts a frightened patient; Greene bargains with Weaver to approve Lewis as chief resident; Jeanie delivers Benton some potentially devastating news.

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