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Season 1 episodes (25)

1 24 Hours
In the story that started the worldwide blockbuster which provocatively explores the chaos of an urban, public hospital emergency room and the lives of its devoted doctors and staff, a Chicago building collapses, and everyone in the ER must overcome their personal dramas to save lives in a crisis.
2 Day One
Dr. Ross works up the nerve to visit Carol eight weeks after her attempted suicide. Carter is enchanted by an attractive young patient.
3 Going Home
Dr. Lewis is confronted by a private physician concerning her risky treatment of a heart patient. Carol returns to work at the ER. A mysterious woman wanders the halls of the hospital.
4 Hit and Run
Carter contacts the wrong parents to inform them that their son is dead. Ross is still attracted to Hathaway--who just moved in with Dr. John Taglieri.
5 Into that Good Night
TA business contractor prepares his family for his impending death because a heart donor can't be found for him. Greene's wife gets a job in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
6 Chicago Heat
Dr. Ross and Dr. Greene treat a 5-year-old girl who accidentally swallowed cocaine. Closed ERs at two other hospitals make the ER very busy. Susan's sister, Chloe, is becoming mentally unstable.
7 Another Perfect Day
A drunk Chloe shows up in the hospital. Carol and Doug share a kiss. Benton and Langworthy are rivals for the Starzl fellowship.
8 9 1/2 Hours
Dr. Susan Lewis notices that Dr. Cvetic is ill-tempered. Benton has family problems. Carol takes care of a rape victim. Doug is overwhelmed by his position as acting chief when Mark calls in sick.
9 Confidential
Ross continues his relationship with medical supply saleswoman Linda Farrell. Carter and Benton treat a suicidal transvestite. Lewis prepares Thanksgiving dinner for Chloe and Chloe's boyfriend.
10 Blizzard
The ER goes from completely empty to jammed beyond capacity during a snowstorm that caused a 32-car pile up. During this Christmas season, Hathaway announces her engagement to Taglieri.
11 The Gift
Cvetic is still missing. Benton announces the availability of a dying man's organs before he has permission from the wife. Chloe is pregnant. Ross shows up at Hathaway's engagement party--univited.
12 Happy New Year
Chloe plans to move to Texas with her boyfriend and have her baby. Carter struggles through his first surgery. Benton's sister insists they place their mother in a nursing home.
13 Luck of the Draw
Benton is called out of surgery to find his senile mother. Kayson formally charges Lewis with negligence in the death of a patient. Carter is forced to help Benton's new intern.
14 Long Day's Journey
Kayson is brought in as a heart patient. Susan is cleared of any wrongdoing in the death of a patient. Peter hires someone to take care of his mother--without consulting his sister.
15 Feb 5, '95
Morgenstein offers Greene a position as attending physician. New crash carts for the ER are stolen by cardiology. Deb outshines Carter. Ross becomes interested in a hospital employee Diane Leeds.
16 Make of Two Hearts
Kayson, a married man, tries to start a romance with Susan by asking her to dinner. Deb unknowingly eats LSD-laced chocolates. Carol takes an interest in a Russian girl abandoned in the ER.
17 The Birthday Party
Carol wants to adopt Tatiana, but Taglieri doesn't. A conflict arises between Mark and his wife when she accepts a job in Milwaukee. Benton finds family and hospital responsibilities overwhelming.
18 Sleepless in Chicago
Jennifer informs Mark that she wants a divorce. Benton falls asleep while taking care of his mother, and she gets injured. Susan is fascinated by a doctor she meets--but the man is a fraud.
19 Love's Labor Lost
Mark misdiagnoses a pregnant woman, who returns to the ER shortly afterward. The ER staff works frantically to save Jodi O'Brien and her baby in this Emmy-Award winning episode.
20 Full Moon, Saturday Night
Hathaway's patient believes that he is a werewolf. Ross goes out on a date with Diane Leeds. Lewis impresses the new chairman of the ER, and Greene doesn't. Benton tends to his sick mother.
21 House of Cards
Ross pursues a relationship with Diane Leeds. Drs. Greene and Swift have a confrontation concerning the pregnant woman who died while under Greene's care. Benton places his mother in a nursing home.
22 Men Plan, God Laughs
Dr. Benton intends to heal every patient he sees. Ross makes plans with Diane and her son. Carter impresses Swift while Greene continues to have problems with his new boss.
23 Love Among the Ruins
Even though Jeanie is married, Peter finds himself attracted to her. The ER staff discovers that Carter is rich. Greene tries to reconcile with his wife. Hathaway struggles to write her wedding vows.
24 Motherhood
Lewis delivers her sister's baby. Ross sees an old lover again, jeopardizing his relationship with Diane. Carter does not accept a posistion in the ER.
25 Everything Old Is New Again
Greene is sued for malpractice. Benton offers Carter a surgical internship, and Swift offers Greene an attending job in the ER for next year. Tag and Hathaway prepare for their wedding day.

About this show

ER's medical professionals remain determined to save lives in a place where nothing is taken for granted and nothing is certain ... except that another desperate person will need their help.

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1.48K reviews
Paul Williams
October 30, 2021
ER was excellent until Sherry Springfield left. It was great until George Clooney (Doug Ross) left. It was still very good until Julianna M. (Carol Hathaway) left. Then it pretty much stunk with the addition of Dr. Kerry Weaver. Also the casting of in and out doctors and other cast members whose stays were so short, their characters were never developed. BTW, the entire series ran on a station called POP a few years back. If you have cable or satellite, go to the guide, search/autorecord.
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Sarah Lee
August 4, 2015
This show had such an impact on my life growing up watching it as a teen and then a young adult. I love how it looks in HD, and I wish to God they would come out with a soundtrack album because the songs are just great! Battleflag by Lo Fidelity Allstars blood sugar sex Magik by the Red Hot Chili Peppers Short Skirt Long Jacket by Cake and the list goes on and on. Happy to be back in Cook County!
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alli graham
April 9, 2016
ER is a really good show all the way through from start to finish. That can be said about a very few shows. I even like the way they changed the cast (something not odd for shows over ten seasons not counting shows about a family etc). They added the new cast in slowly over a couple of seasons making the transition smoother, easier and more enjoyable; also a better slow phasing out of older cast. ER also had entertaining stories the whole way. There where hardly any dull episodes and not even the last season was dull. That would be something else that can't be often said about too many shows, especially with long term shows (over 5 seasons). Many shows start to get a bit dull with in the last few seasons.
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