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ER Season 3 Episodes

22 Episodes 1996 - 1997

Return to the halls of County General for the third spectacular season of ER, as the team continue to fight for the lives of their patients, while they struggle to maintain and comprehend their own. As romance still threatens to blossom between Doug and Carol, another office attraction between colleagues is tantalisingly teased; and the drama is ratcheted up as Benson struggles with his conscience in the wake of a tragic event that forces him to confront his behaviour, and Greene finds himself the victim of an attack.

Episode 1

Dr. Carter, I Presume

Wed, Aug 21, 2019 60 mins

Carter (Noah Wyle) reports for the first day of his residency and receives a daunting assignment: to replace Benton as the E.R.'s surgical consultant. Meanwhile, Benton and Jeanie get the results of their HIV tests. Gant: Omar Epps. Gretchen: Michelle Clunie.

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Episode 2

Let the Games Begin

Thu, Oct 3, 1996 60 mins

The staff nervously awaits the county's decision on which area hospital will permanently close its doors. Meanwhile, a new chief of staff (John Aylward) comes aboard and threatens to make life unbearable for everyone. Betty: Eileen Brennan. Heather: Elizabeth Barondes.

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Episode 3

Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Thu, Oct 10, 1996 60 mins

Anspaugh (John Aylward) makes life hellish for everyone by implementing patient quotas for each doctor; Benton and Jeanie square off concerning her HIV status and whether she should continue to work; Greene is befuddled by Lewis's invitation to go on a joint vacation. Eriq La Salle.

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Episode 4

Last Call

Thu, Oct 17, 1996 60 mins

A one-night stand turns tragic when Ross (George Clooney) picks up a woman (Lisa Darr) at a bar and she suffers a seizure. Meanwhile, Benton visits an old flame (Lisa Nicole Carson) and Jeanie finds herself attracted to a patient's handsome friend (Brian Wimmer).

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Episode 5


Thu, Oct 31, 1996 60 mins

On Halloween night, an 8-year-old girl (Lauren Robinson) and her dad fight for their lives after being involved in a hit-and-run accident. Meanwhile, Ross and Hathaway get a jolt of life on the streets when they man the roving Health Mobile. Charlie: Kirsten Dunst.

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Episode 6

Fear of Flying

Thu, Nov 7, 1996 60 mins

Greene and Lewis help rescue a family involved in a traffic accident, only to have the tragedy escalate when the victims arrive at County General, due to an insolent nurse (Jenny O'Hara) and an overconfident Benton, who suffers his most devastating experience as a surgeon.

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Episode 7

No Brain, No Gain

Thu, Nov 14, 1996 60 mins

Benton (Eriq La Salle) tries to save a young gang member who has already been pronounced dead by Ross. Meanwhile, Greene suspects that Lewis is dating Morgenstern (William H. Macy), and Carter becomes involved in a surprising relationship.

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Episode 8

Union Station

Thu, Nov 21, 1996 60 mins

Lewis (Sherry Stringfield) prepares to leave for Phoenix, while Greene struggles with whether to tell her how he feels; Doyle becomes outraged at a pregnant woman who tried to kill her unborn baby; and Al surprises Jeanie with an unexpected act of kindness. Jorjan Fox, Gloria Reuben.

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Episode 9

Ask Me No Questions, I'll Tell You No Lies

Thu, Dec 12, 1996 60 mins

Greene makes life miserable for everyone with his new no-nonsense leadership style, and goes into Jeanie's private file to learn whether she's HIV-positive, which leads to a volatile confrontation. Meanwhile, Keaton surprises Carter with her traveling plans.

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Episode 10

Homeless for the Holidays

Thu, Dec 19, 1996 60 mins

Greene and Weaver try to hammer out a policy concerning workers with HIV, as rumours fly over which staff member tested positive for the disease; Charlie brings in a critically ill baby she's caring for and Ross has an explosive run-in with the child's mother.

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Episode 11

Night Shift

Thu, Jan 16, 1997 60 mins

Greene puts his job on the line when he treats a mentally incompetent woman without her consent; Gant seeks help from Anspaugh after Benton publicly berates him; Charlie arrives in the hospital and accuses Ross of abusing her.

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Episode 12

Post Mortem

Thu, Jan 23, 1997 60 mins

Carter and Benton exchange heated words in the aftermath of a tragedy and Ross learns some surprising information about Charlie's past. Meanwhile, Hathaway must deal with a nurses walkout.

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Episode 13

Fortune's Fools

Thu, Jan 30, 1997 60 mins

Benton refuses to seek help following Gant's death, despite a growing listlessness that becomes apparent to everyone, especially Carter, who confronts him. Meanwhile, Greene and Weaver each shepherd a trio of prospective interns through the ER.

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Episode 14

Whose Appy Now?

Thu, Feb 6, 1997 60 mins

Greene sets up dates with three women for the same night; Ross ponders whether to honour a 17-year-old's wish to not be resuscitated; Benton complains of abdominal pains and is whisked into surgery.

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Episode 15

The Long Way Around

Thu, Feb 13, 1997 60 mins

Hathaway and seven others are held hostage by two thugs following a botched robbery attempt of a convenience store that leaves two people critically wounded.

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Episode 16


Thu, Feb 20, 1997 60 mins

Greene and Doyle try to persuade an unyielding Pomerantz to place a woman with Down syndrome on the heart-transplant list; Fischer shocks Jeanie with a surprising request; and an 18-year-old with cystic fibrosis asks Ross to take him off life support.

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Episode 17


Thu, Apr 10, 1997 60 mins

Two teen gunshot victims, one white, one black, arrive in the ER, and Greene is accused of being racially biased in his treatment by one of the victim's brothers. Meanwhile, Carla, six months pregnant, comes in for treatment after being in a minor car accident.

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Episode 18

You Bet Your Life

Thu, Apr 17, 1997 60 mins

Benton goes into Carla's private hospital files when he fears that something may be wrong with their baby; Jeanie treats a suicidal woman who reveals a surprising secret; and Greene learns that Rachel has been lying about her health.

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Episode 19

Calling Dr. Hathaway

Thu, Apr 24, 1997 60 mins

Hathaway receives her medical exam score and must decide whether to pursue medical school. Meanwhile, Ross tries valiantly to save a 2-year-old boy's life; and Carter catches Dale falsifying a patient's record and considers turning him in.

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Episode 20

Random Acts

Thu, May 1, 1997 60 mins

Jeanie is faced with a dilemma when she agrees to ask Fischer (Harry J. Lennix) to approve Al for an experimental AIDS-treatment program; Hathaway accuses Ross of preferential treatment in regards to the child of a wealthy businessman; Carter and Benton assist in a kidney transplant operation.

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Episode 21

Make a Wish

Thu, May 8, 1997 60 mins

Benton and Carla (Lisa Nicole Carson) fear for their baby's life when complications arise and the child is born two months prematurely; Carter rethinks his plans to be a surgeon; and Ross invites Hathaway out for her birthday. Del Amico: Maria Bello. Burt: Joe Flanigan.

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Episode 22

One More for the Road

Thu, May 15, 1997 60 mins

Benton and Carla's infant son continues his struggle for life, as his frustrated parents fearfully stand by; Greene (Anthony Edwards) suffers from post-traumatic stress stemming from his attack; and Charlie (Kirsten Dunst) returns. Benton: Eriq La Salle.

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