Welcome Back, Carter
Staff members adjust to new jobs; cash-starved Ross works overtime; Hathaway confronts an alcoholic father; gunshot victim goes into premature labor.
Lewis clashes with the new chief resident; Ross treats a child pyromaniac; Hathaway rides ambulance duty with a handsome paramedic.
Do One, Teach One, Kill One
Ross treats a baby for an overdose; Carter makes a surgical error; Hathaway hauls in a stroke victim; Boulet gives Benton a decision; Lewis and Weaver clash.
Benton dislocates his finger and goes to Carter for help; Lewis' gastritis patient won't stop eating.
And Baby Makes Two
Lewis considers adoption for her niece; Carter performs injured Benton's surgical duties; Greene and Ross clash over an AIDS patient's treatment.
Days Like This
The hostile pediatrics chief targets Ross; gang shootout adds chaos in the ER; new student Tracy confides in Carter; staff debates new clerk's past.
Hell and High Water
After accepting a position in a private practice, Dr. Ross finds an injured boy trapped in a rural storm drain; staff helps a young hit-and-run victim.
The Secret Sharer
The hospital asks Dr. Ross to stay on staff; Lewis hires a patient with nanny experience; suicidal teen; Jeanie Boulet is assigned to work with Benton.
Greene's wife is in an accident; Doug dines with his mother; Carter lands Benton an interview; a patient enlightens Hathaway about her house.
A Miracle Happens Here
During the Christmas season, a patient who resembles Santa visits the ER with a hand injury from making toys. Greene becomes upset when Jennifer asks him to take their daughter away for the holidays. Carter convinces an elderly gentleman to allow his wife to be part of Dr. Vucelich's studies. Greene disagrees with the hospital lawyer in his wrongful death suit.
Dead of Winter
The doctors treat dozens of severely neglected sick children found in a rat-infested apartment; Greene's wife serves him with a summons.
Ross accuses an alcoholic father of neglect; Greene's daughter expresses her anger over the divorce; Dr. Morgenstern is admitted as a patient.
It's Not Easy Being Greene
Dr. Greene's loss of a patient for no apparent reason prompts self-doubts; Lewis resents Weaver's mentoring; a sexually confused teen seeks help from Ross.
The Right Thing
Ross' birthday includes a surprise visit from his prodigal father; rumors about Greene and Lewis abound; Benton questions Vucelich.
A flood forces the maternity ward into the ER; Lewis receives a visit from the social worker handling her niece's adoption; Jerry meets Scottie Pippen.
Burn victims flood the ER; Lewis learns her fate regarding plans to adopt her niece; Ross considers meeting his estranged father.
The Match Game
Victims of a multi-car accident fill the ER; Carter learns the location of his surgical residency; Lewis and Chloe fight over the baby.
A Shift in the Night
Greene copes with an understaffed ER on a night shift; a teen overdoses on a toxic chemical; a drive-by shooting injures a baby.
Fire in the Belly
Lewis and Chloe battle in court; Benton clashes with Jeanie over a misdiagnosis; Greene strikes up a relationship with the videographer.
Fevers of Unknown Origin
Lewis delves into work after losing the baby; Carter spends time in pediatrics with Ross; the hospital responds to Benton's charges against Vucelich.
Take These Broken Wings
Cancer patient Loretta needs emergency surgery; a 10-year-old girl needs a liver transplant; Jeanie's husband checks into the ER.
John Carter, M.D.
Carter skips graduation in order to comfort a critically ill child; Hathaway takes a stand against health insurance providers.
Dr. Carter, I Presume
Carter works alone on the night shift during the hospital's July 4th picnic; Jeanie Boulet and Dr. Benton await the results of their HIV tests.
Let the Games Begin
As a new chief of staff takes over, rumors maintain County will be forced to close because of budget cuts.
Don't Ask, Don't Tell
Carter makes an error in judgment; the chief of staff's changes worry Greene; a new intern works with Ross; a new pediatric surgeon arrives.
A night of partying ends in disaster for Dr. Ross and his date; Benton operates on a teen with Crohn's disease; Carter rooms with Gant.
A Halloween-costumed patient scares the doctors; Carter breaks bad news to an injured youngster; the Healthmobile travels to a dangerous part of town.
Fear of Flying
A helicopter delivers an injured family to the ER; Benton's overconfidence in surgery threatens a child's life.
No Brain, No Gain
Benton obsesses over a critically ill baby and uses extreme measures to sustain Ross' brain-dead patient.
Lewis and Greene face a personal decision; a drunken woman goes into labor; Charlie visits the Healthmobile again.
Ask Me No Questions, I'll Tell You No Lies
Greene questions Jeanie about her health after he treats Al; Carter hears about Keaton's future plans; Ross supports Hathaway in her pre-med studies.
Homeless for the Holidays
Jeanie decides to stop rumors about a staff member with HIV; Charlie brings a seriously ill baby to Ross; Doyle helps a battered woman.
Jeanie enrolls in a study involving night-shift workers; Hathaway upsets the nurses; Charlie reappears and asks Ross for a favor.
Carter and Benton share a personal tragedy; bullets injure members of a bridal party; Charlie's mother appears; Jeanie and a doctor hit it off.
Greene's success with prospective ER interns causes Anspaugh to offer him a tenured teaching position; angry with Benton, Carter wants a transfer.
Whose Appy Now?
Carter joins Hicks' team; Ross saves a choking child; Benton undergoes emergency surgery.
The Long Way Around
Hathaway uses her medical skills to help the injured at a convenience-store robbery; guest Ewan McGregor.
Benton returns to work; Carter catches a critical error; a Down's Syndrome patient needs a heart transplant; Hathaway decides to take the medical admissions test.
Teens' gunshot wounds cause Greene to deal with racial attitudes; Carter evaluates a seemingly crack-addicted patient.
You Bet Your Life
Greene struggles with family and professional problems; Hathaway frets about her medical-board exam; an AIDS patient attempts suicide.
Calling Dr. Hathaway
Hathaway mulls med school after receiving her board scores; Anspaugh criticizes Carter, who catches Dr. Edson in a breach of ethics.
Gunshot victims flood the ER when a distraught father goes on a shooting spree in a foster-care facility.
Make a Wish
An ulcer patient refuses to let Carter operate; Carla and Benton face a pregnancy crisis; Ross pulls off a birthday surprise for Hathaway.
One More for the Road
Benton's premature baby struggles to survive; Anspaugh delivers an ultimatum to Carter; Jeanie and Al embark on a new future together.
A video crew invades the ER to make a documentary about Dr. Greene and his co-workers; a new staff member uses unfamiliar medical terms.
Carter's new medical student (Chad Lowe) constantly disappears to work on research; Benton and Carla name their son; Greene hires a new desk clerk.
Corday flirts with Ross; Greene and Carter care for a young stroke victim; Weaver looks for areas to cut costs; a gun dealer brings in sample merchandise.
When the Bough Breaks
A school-bus accident floods the ER with severely injured children; a patient advises Greene on his relationship with his daughter.
Good Touch, Bad Touch
Parenting affects Benton's work life; Carter struggles with his new medical student; Ross helps Del Amico examine a young athlete.
Budget problems lead Weaver to a difficult decision; Hathaway and Del Amico meet Carter's grandmother; Greene's attitude worsens.
Fathers and Sons
Greene tags along for support when grieving Ross drives to California; Greene and Ross visit Greene's parents.
Hathaway opens her new clinic; Carter's med student faces an emergency; a boy's operation alters a rare anatomical abnormality.
Obstruction of Justice
Greene's lawyer (Dan Hedaya) pays an unusual visit; Jeanie argues for a right to her job; Carter protects a patient's civil rights.
Do You See What I See?
Benton and Del Amico treat a blind patient who was hit by a car; Greene treats an elderly rape victim; Carter's grandmother tours the clinic.
Think Warm Thoughts
Homeless seek warmth at the ER; Weaver lobbies to allow Synergix to take over management of the ER; Corday seeks a surgeon to perform a vocal-cord operation.
Ross plans his future; another elderly rape victim is found; Jeanie cares for Anspaugh's cancer-stricken teenage son; Weaver questions Ellis' budget cuts.
The ER faces a blood shortage; a security guard stops a rapist assaulting an old woman; Benton is upset when Carla plans to put Reese in day care.
Cynthia accompanies Greene to San Diego when he goes home to see his hospitalized mother.
Carter takes over when the effects of a toxic-spill explosion spread beyond the injured workers.
My Brother's Keeper
Carter tells his grandparents about Chase; Ross and Weaver clash over his research grant; Romano reviews Corday's performance; Jeanie continues to see young Scott.
A Bloody Mess
ER staff treats animal activists after a car crash; Corday and Benton experience relationship complications; Scott Anspaugh gets bad news; Morgenstern returns.
Benton's complicated surgery goes awry; Scott faces more chemotherapy; Del Amico learns she is a match for bone-marrow donation; annual ER banquet is held.
Shades of Gray
After a dominatrix makes an appearance in the ER, Dr. Weaver orders the staff to attend a sexual-harassment seminar, where truths surface about their relationships.
Of Past Regret and Future Fear
Hathaway tries to reconcile a critical patient with his family; Benton attends son's baptism; Carter comes to an understanding with his grandmother.
Suffer the Little Children
Dr. Rosher studies the feasibility of a pediatric ER unit; Del Amico is troubled when a televangelist uses her illness for gain.
A Hole in the Heart
Past treatment of a drug-addicted baby complicates Ross' life; hospital politics anger Weaver; Benton worries about his son; Carter confronts Del Amico.
Day for Knight
Hathaway takes new medical student Lucy Knight under her wing.
Carol covers for Lucy when she panics; karate student suffers fatal kick; injured gang members' girlfriends battle in the ER; air conditioning breaks down.
They Treat Horses, Don't They?
Weaver vies for top job; Ross gets new pediatric job; Lucy hides her incompetence from Carter; Benton keeps Reese's deafness a secret; human bomb needs treatment.
Weaver kisses up to Greene; Ross hinders an amputation; Lucy loses a dead body; Carter finally learns the truth about Lucy; Corday gets a new supervisor.
Ross juggles duties and patients on Halloween; the new ER chief offends staffers; a schizophrenic says she is pregnant.
Stuck on You
An elderly man (Harvey Korman) hesitates to leave Hathaway's care; Weaver rents Carter a room; Greene treats prostitute at a crime scene; a deaf doctor helps Benton.
Hazed and Confused
A promising candidate interviews for the ER chief job; Corday becomes Benton's intern; paramedics pull an initiation prank on Greene.
The Good Fight
A young accident victim requires a blood transfusion that can come only from her father who is missing from the hospital.
Good Luck, Ruth Johnson
The staff honors a woman born at the hospital 100 years ago; Hathaway uncovers the truth about a young boy's shooting death.
The Miracle Worker
Carter urges a woman to donate her brain-dead son's liver to another teen; cranky old elf irritates Greene; Romano spoils Benton's Christmas Eve plans.
Nobody Doesn't Like Amanda Lee
Greene finds Lee's actions suspicious; labor pains cause a car crash; Benton tries to communicate with his son; Carter fears he has tuberculosis.
Carter allows Lucy to advance; critically ill patient claims to be a survivor of slavery; Corday learns Romano is sexually harassing Doyle.
Ross helps the mother of a dying boy; Benton attends a parent/child signing class; a hospital janitor complains of back pain.
The Storm Part 1
Joi's son dies; Hathaway's clinic may have to close; staff responds to a school bus accident; Benton learns to sign.
The Storm Part 2
Dr. Ross struggles at professional and personal crossroads; Mobalage's wife shares a horrifying secret with Hathaway.
Middle of Nowhere
While at a clinic in rural Mississippi, Dr. Benton's critical decision-making turns him into a hero.
Sticks and Stones
Carter accidentally harms a patient; a family's matriarch doesn't know she has cancer; Hathaway struggles with insomnia and headaches.
Point of Origin
Weaver thinks she has found her birth mother; Greene tries to get Mobalage to recall his torture; Lucy starts psych-ward rotation; child ingests cocaine.
Rites of Spring
Mobalage gives Greene good news; Carter mentors a teen; Lucy encounters an angry foster kid; Jeanie discovers religion; Hathaway helps Coco with her newborn.
A power outage forces staff members to use their wits to save vulnerable patients; a comatose patient is assaulted in the hospital.
Two FBI agents linger in the ER after Greene treats a stripper; prom goers are hurt in an alcohol-related car crash; fishing pole spears HIV-infected woman.
Getting to Know You
Weaver finds a toddler wandering in the street; newly married Carla plans to move away; a patient feels what's going on with people.
Leave It to Weaver
An out-of-control truck causes massive injuries; Greene and Weaver scheme to prevent Dr. Romano from becoming chief of staff.
Greene and Weaver clash over the treatment of a critically ill teenager; Carter stumbles into a turf battle with paramedics at the scene of an accident.
Greene With Envy
The hiring of another attending physician, considered a legend in emergency medicine, is a threat to Greene's ego.
Sins of the Fathers
Cleo diagnoses food poisoning in a bratty girl, then is shocked when more severe symptoms begin to surface.
Truth & Consequences
An explosion in a high-school science class floods the emergency room with patients.
The Peace of Wild Things
Hathaway tries to help a pregnant woman who refuses to change an unhealthy lifestyle.
Corday works to save the life of a rapist while Weaver and Kovac administer to his victim.
Nurse Hathaway goes into labor while on the subway; Greene entertains family at Thanksgiving dinner.
How the Finch Stole Christmas
On Christmas Eve, Lucy tries to help a woman in desperate need of a heart transplant.
Jing-Mei Chen treats a runaway teenager who bitterly keeps her identity secret.
The Domino Heart
A water shutoff causes complications in the ER; Lucy fights to get a patient a new heart; Nurse Hathaway experiences postpartum depression.
New medical student Abby has a tough first day in the ER; a flu epidemic sweeps through the ER; Dr. Romano suddenly becomes ill during surgery.
Be Still My Heart
Dr. Corday's domineering mother visits; Lucy cares for a law student who may be schizophrenic; rivalry between Chen and Malucci hurts patients.
All in the Family
On St. Valentine's Day, the emergency-room staff works to save two patients; police search for missing patient in the hospital.
Dr. Kovac works to save the life of a girl injured in a hit-and-run accident; a 14-year-old girl has cervical cancer.
Dr. Carter returns to the ER on crutches; Dr. Greene tries to take charge of a chaotic shift; Abby makes a mistake that could cost a patient's life.
Dr. Kovac agonizes over decisions affecting patients with kidney failure.
Match Made in Heaven
Benton's current love interest, Dr. Finch, asks him to overrule Corday for surgery on a young boy; Abby advises an exhausted pregnant woman to have an abortion.
The Fastest Year
A family feud threatens a girl's chance for getting a bone-marrow transplant; Greene admits his father, who has pneumonia.
Greene shares final memories with his father; Hathaway receives flowers from a secret admirer; a 6-year-old car-accident victim says her father sexually abuses her.
Such Sweet Sorrow
Dr. Weaver encounters sloppiness, incorrect diagnoses and improper procedures among the ER staff.
Kovac and Benton clash over prioritizing care for a victim of a school shooting vs. a more seriously wounded gunman.
Dr. Carter struggles with his drug dependency; a custodial strike leaves the ER cluttered with garbage; a riot at a high-school football game leaves several wounded.
Sand and Water
A young couple cope with their baby being premature; Greene and Corday struggle with their relationship.
Benton endures the wrath of Dr. Romano; Carter returns to work but with several restrictions.
Frustrated Benton searches for a new position at a different hospital; Abby finds herself attracted to Dr. Kovac.
Flight of Fancy
Greene accompanies a heart patient in an emergency helicopter; Benton tries to manage a short-staffed emergency room.
Abby's unpredictable mother (Sally Field) visits; Benton discovers that a gunshot victim is a close relative.
On Thanksgiving Day, Greene gets disturbing news, Corday is sued for malpractice, and Abby tries to send her mother away.
The Dance We Do
Abby's bipolar mother causes a major ruckus at a downtown store.
The Greatest of Gifts
Greene accompanies Corday to Manhattan; Carter assists Chen with the birth of her baby.
Piece of Mind
Greene submits to dangerous, experimental brain surgery in New York.
Rock, Paper, Scissors
An injured bishop takes an interest in Dr. Kovac.
Weaver regrets not reporting an incident when corrupt owners try to eliminate evidence by torching their sweatshop with the workers trapped inside.
Thy Will Be Done
At the last minute, Dr. Carter asks Abby to be his date for his grandfather's charity event.
A Walk in the Woods
A medical review-board challenges Greene's post-operative competency.
A multicar train accident scrambles the ER and puts Drs. Kovac, Carter and Corday in the field.
Dr. Weaver fears her relationship may be exposed when a suicidal woman claims Dr. Legaspi sexually harassed her.
Survival of the Fittest
Benton witnesses a shooting in the ER; Carter and Abby treat children who became sick on their school bus from toxic fumes.
Obstacles fall in the way of Greene and Corday's efforts to get to their wedding.
Carter accompanies Abby to rescue her mentally imbalanced mother at an Oklahoma motel.
Fear of Commitment
Abby testifies against her mother's sanity at a competency hearing.
Where the Heart Is
Abby's mother has a moment of clarity that gives hope for the future.
Gunshot victims flood the ER when a distraught father goes on a shooting spree in a foster-care facility.
Dr. Greene ministers to a young woman who was injured during a confrontational television talk show.
The Longer You Stay
Dr. Carter deals with heavy-metal roadies following a concert accident; chief resident Chen panics when she is overwhelmed with patients.
Blood, Sugar, Sex, Magic
Dr. Greene's rebellious teenage daughter suddenly appears at the hospital after running away from his ex-wife.
Never Say Never
Dr. Susan Lewis returns to Chicago in search of a new job.
Start All Over Again
Dr. Lewis returns to County General and clashes with the staff; Greene treats a man whose frantic daughter crushed him with her car.
Supplies and Demands
A taskmaster follows Corday to monitor measures taken to prevent deaths from infections; a fast and lethal virus attacks two college students.
If I Should Fall From Grace
Dr. Corday desperately searches for a possible "angel of death'' who is secretly killing her elderly patients.
Partly Cloudy, Chance of Rain
A severe storm hits Chicago, sending many injured to the emergency room.
Benton and his attorney begin a battle in court for custody of his son; a distraught man must decide whether or not to allow surgeons to harvest organs from his terminally ill wife.
I'll Be Home for Christmas
Benton's custody battle hits a critical stage; Carter receives unsettling news from his father; a young woman accidentally shoots her son near a Christmas tree.
Abby helps a distraught boy whose mother died of a stroke; a man with schizophrenia who once stabbed Carter and killed a doctor checks into the ER.
A River in Egypt
An injured and condemned murderer wants to die in the ER rather than await execution; Abby advises a neighbor to seek shelter from her abusive husband.
Damage Is Done
An accidental overdose brings Drs. Greene and Corday's baby into the emergency room, gripping the parents with fear.
A Simple Twist of Fate
Greene confronts Corday when she orders Rachel out of their home; Abby tries to protect a battered neighbor who refuses to press charges against her husband.
It's All in Your Head
Greene fights loneliness and pain by throwing himself into his work; Chen discovers that a comatose teenager is pregnant and ready to give birth.
Secrets and Lies
After a dominatrix makes an appearance in the ER, Dr. Weaver orders the staff to attend a sexual-harassment seminar, where truths surface about their relationships.
Corday and Greene awkwardly cross paths in the ER; Weaver treats victims of an inferno which may cost the life of a dear friend.
Orion in the Sky
When Greene's aggressive illness begins affecting his coordination, he wonders if his fate will mirror those of his terminally ill patients.
Brothers & Sisters
When Dr. Lewis gets a distressing phone call from her niece, she races to New York to search for the child and her troubled sister.
Dr. Carter reads a letter from ailing Dr. Greene to the emergency-room staff; Dr. Weaver lashes out at a mentally challenged patient; a terminally ill, homeless man continues asking for Greene's help.
On the Beach
Dr. Greene tries to reconcile with his daughter at his childhood home in Hawaii.
Carter and Abby treat two children whose symptoms suggest a deadly disease and force the hospital to lock down in quarantine until federal experts can arrive.
Dr. Carter, Abby and other staff members are quarantined as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention probe a mysterious and deadly outbreak.
The shutdown of another hospital floods the ER with patients; Dr. Pratt resuscitates a heart-attack victim who had been pronounced dead.
A patient pulls a gun on Dr. Chen and other staff members, prompting Dr. Carter to lead a walkout when his request for metal detectors is delayed; Dr. Kovac treats an HIV-infected boy whose parents spark his curiosity.
Walk Like a Man
Gallant resents the unfeeling treatment afforded an elderly patient; Carter discovers Abby drank alcohol while out with friends; Kovac flirts with a young patient's mother.
A Hopeless Wound
Dr. Corday operates on a man who has a flesh-eating infection; Pratt takes offense at some of the Halloween costumes he sees in the ER; a new surgical intern (Don Cheadle) has a daunting physical handicap.
One Can Only Hope
Dr. Corday clashes with the new surgical resident over a patient's treatment; Abby wonders about her brother's erratic behavior.
Tell Me Where it Hurts
Drs. Carter and Chen treat a frightened nanny who may have been impregnated by her employer; doctors frown on a new resident's bedside manner.
Abby searches for her AWOL brother, who may have bipolar disorder, and meets with their mother to prevent his court-martial.
Next of Kin
Abby's mother interferes with Eric's treatment; Dr. Pratt treats a young patient with a terrible secret; a baby is abandoned in the emergency room.
Events unfold from end to beginning in a special episode; Dr. Kovac's car hits another on an icy road; the ER staff treats belligerent elves and a female hockey player who has a head wound.
A Little Help From My Friends
Dr. Pratt brings a gun into the emergency room; Weaver tries to conceal her pregnancy; a woman schemes against her dying husband; Chen treats math students who overdosed on a stimulant.
A Saint in the City
Dr. Weaver is in a difficult situation when an influential alderman tests positive for syphilis; Dr. Carter is impressed when he meets a man who runs an inner-city clinic.
No Good Deed Goes Unpunished
Dr. Pratt's disabled roommate leads him to a wounded robber. Carter decides to practice medicine in Africa and a doctor makes a pass at Corday.
No Strings Attached
Abby learns her troubled brother is missing; an automobile strikes a crowd of teenage girls; an alderman gives Dr. Weaver a promotion; Lewis looks forward to a blind date.
A Boy Falling Out of the Sky
Abby comes close to a breakdown while dealing with her mother; Pratt accompanies paramedics; Weaver confronts the man who stole her purse; Lewis has a teenage admirer.
A Thousand Cranes
The police question Drs. Pratt and Gallant in regard to a rampage at the diner near the hospital; Dr. Lewis befriends a teenage cancer patient who is smitten with her.
Dr. Weaver bends the rules to treat Alderman Bright's lover for syphilis; Kovac's patient says she was sexually abused at a boot camp for wayward youths; Carter treats a middle-aged woman with a nasty disposition.
Dr. Romano seizes control of the emergency room and offends nearly everyone; Kovac enlists Corday's help in his quest to bring a sickly Croatian boy to the United States for medical attention.
A psychotic patient threatens Abby; Dr. Weaver suspects a woman poisoned her own baby; Dr. Romano continues to make rash judgments.
Carter tries to prevent a grieving gang member from seeking vengeance; Kovac races against the clock to save a Croatian boy's life; a baseball player receives treatment for a heart ailment.
When Night Meets Day
The doctors deal with a burned firefighter, poisoned cult members and a wounded gang-member during a solar eclipse; Dr. Romano undergoes surgery.
Drs. Carter and Kovac vaccinate people at an outpost in Congo, where they find themselves in the line of fire between warring factions.
Abby greets Carter with hostility upon his return from the Congo; a British medical student causes a stir; Pratt tries to help an HIV-infected patient obtain insurance; a woman and her children are injured in a car crash.
Carter returns to the war-ravaged region of the Congo to search for the body of a colleague.
Abby receives a special "Dear John'' letter from Dr. Carter while her fellow nurses threaten a walkout; Dr. Romano's mood worsens when he is fitted with a hook for his missing arm.
During the graveyard shift, Dr. Pratt treats a man who has lost the power of speech and a boy who has swallowed a quarter; a screaming man with a broken leg is kept waiting for several hours; Corday warms up to Dr. Dorset.
Out of Africa
Failing eyesight makes an architect despondent; doctors suspect a woman of abusing her child; Corday learns something shocking about the charismatic Dr. Dorset; the emergency room overwhelms a new medical student.
The Greater Good
Dr. Kovac opposes Pratt's efforts to save the life of a premature baby; a pharmaceutical representative makes the rounds offering up samples; a psychiatrist prescribes drugs to an abused child; a man protests his exorbitant bill.
Death and Taxes
Dr. Lewis plans a home-cooked dinner for Hollander; Neela and Pratt treat a young man who was attacked in jail; Gallant gambles with the risky transfer of a patient; Sam brings her precocious son to the hospital for a day.
A rain of fire threatens the hospital staff on Thanksgiving Day; Abby treats an HIV-positive woman who might be pregnant; Dr. Romano plans to file a complaint against Pratt.
Cultures collide when Neela treats two Amish teenagers involved in a car accident; Sam clashes with Dr. Kovac when he pays too much attention to her trouble-prone teenage son.
Dr. Carter celebrates Christmas at a Congolese medical clinic, wrangling over meager supplies and confronting anti-Americanism, but he falls for an AIDS worker named Makemba.
Touch and Go
Dr. Carter returns from Africa accompanied by a new love, Makemba; Drs. Pratt and Gallant argue over a personal matter.
Abby and Neela are assigned to a monthlong rotation in the neonatal intensive-care unit, and they experience emotional highs and lows while caring for the struggling infants.
Dr. Carter's inquisitive girlfriend makes an impact as she observes hospital operations; Gallant is almost shot during a domestic dispute; Weaver dedicates a center to the memory of Dr. Romano.
Sam treats an abused, pregnant teenager; Carter shows Makemba the wonders of wintertime; emergency-room mayhem shocks a risk-assessment expert; Dr. Pratt and Abby restrain a man who has tuberculosis.
Claustrophobic Neela accompanies a poisoned newborn into a hyperbaric chamber; Lewis and Abby treat a man covered in blood; a boy tests positive for leukemia; Chen returns from China with her sick father in tow.
Forgive and Forget
A psychotic patient threatens the hospital with a stolen Army tank; Dr. Kovac's French friend visits; an E.R. staffer has a heart attack; 13-year-olds have chlamydia.
Dr. Carter's protege takes his advice too far and treats a brain-injury patient; Dr. Gallant falsifies a medical report; Chuck defends Dr. Lewis from a pervert; Dr. Chen searches for a caretaker for her combative father.
Where There's Smoke
Dr. Weaver tries to save Sandy after she is severely injured fighting a fire; Dr. Lewis is confined to bed rest; tensions between Dr. Gallant and Neela mount; Dr. Corday gets a pleasant surprise.
Just a Touch
A woman accuses Dr. Pratt of sexual harassment; Neela studies strokes in a laboratory with brainy, but bizarre graduate students; Sam tries to resist the appeal of her son's father; Weaver vows to fight for her baby boy.
A panicked Dr. Weaver is ordered to give up her son to the Lopez family; Dr. Carter greets Kem upon her return to the hospital.
Dr. Carter suspects trouble and rushes his pregnant girlfriend to the E.R.
Dr. Kovac stops to help a stranded motorist and her son, but when a car hits them, he must use all his skills to keep them alive until specialists arrive.
One for the Road
Pratt, facing gunfire, loses control of his vehicle, trapping himself and his passengers under water; Dr. Weaver stops a police officer from performing a body search on a young woman; Dr. Carter and Kem deal with their child's remains.
Dr. Carter, struggling with unfulfilled dreams and the loss of his girlfriend, slips into a dangerous depression.
The girlfriend of a brain-dead biker with HIV wants to donate his organs to a friend, who is also infected with HIV; Abby orders a drug test on Ray's patient; Corday confronts Weaver over her choice of a surgeon.
The staff treats two small children who fell from a third-story window; Pratt treats a man with an unsightly rash that turns out to be lung cancer; Corday receives discipline for performing an HIV-positive organ transplant.
An Intern's Guide to the Galaxy
On Neela's first day back, interns, competing at processing heavy patient loads, make a serious mistake.
Time of Death
Kovac, Abby and Sam struggle to save the life of Charlie Metcalf, whose initial complaint of a stomachache turns out to be much more than anyone had imagined.
White Guy, Dark Hair
A rape victim, barely able to speak, does all she can to help police.
A Shot in the Dark
The 15-year-old son of a wounded police officer must make a life-or-death decision; Abby tries to convince a girl with appendicitis to have surgery at County General, but her father wants her transferred elsewhere.
'Twas the Night
Abby has a dialysis patient who is in critical condition, but she cannot reach his physician, who does not want to be disturbed during the holidays.
Gang members kidnap Abby in hope that she can save a gunshot victim; Ray starts treating a patient, but her request for a new doctor offends him.
Two teenagers come into the ER with gunshot wounds, and when one of them dies, Neela does a poor job informing the next of kin, leaving the woman hysterical.
Carter treats a kidney transplant patient who appears to be having a reaction to a new drug, and when he asks Neela to post questions about the pill's side effects on the Internet, the pharmaceutical company causes an uproar.
Pratt finds a suspicious gash across the chest of a boy he is examining; Kovac treats a man who was shot when he confronted his boss with a gun; Jake tries to convince Abby that his student status shouldn't keep them from dating.
Just as I Am
Dr. Weaver meets her birth mother, but their budding relationship changes when Weaver reveals that she is gay; Dr. Carter causes a commotion when he confronts a couple hoping to scam some painkillers.
Alone in a Crowd
A soccer mom is rushed to the ER after suffering a stroke.
Here and There
When hospitals in Iraq are unequipped to help a young girl wounded by a car bomb, getting her to the U.S. proves to be very difficult.
Back in the World
Neela learns that Gallant came to the ER with an Iraqi burn victim; Pratt treats a child who accidentally shot himself with a gun that he got from an unusual source.
Refusal of Care
A woman on a hunger strike refuses treatment until she has assurance that the INS will grant her son a new hearing on his deportation; Abby suspects a patient is a victim of elder abuse, but she is unable to find proof.
An 85-year-old patient accuses Dr. Carter of killing his wife more than 10 years earlier; Dr. Pratt helps a victim of domestic violence and winds up making a date with the social worker assigned to her case.
You Are Here
Newly appointed chief resident Morris clashes with Pratt as they deal with casualties from a fire at an apartment building; Lewis takes out on Carter her frustrations about not getting tenure, and Weaver's attempts to calm Lewis make things worse.
Carter Est Amoureux
Pratt rages at Neela for performing a complicated procedure on an infant; Carter reunites with Kem when he rushes to Paris after learning that her mother has been hospitalized.
The Show Must Go On
Disaster casualties flood the ER, which is short-handed because most of the staff is at Dr. Carter's going-away party; Dr. Pratt works up the courage to confront his father, Charlie.
When Sam's diabetic son runs away without his insulin, she suspects the boy has gone to find his father in Colorado and reports him missing.
An infant's life hangs in the balance when a surrogate mother makes a dramatic decision after being injured in a car crash; Pratt is forced to deal with his feelings about the past after he encounters his estranged father.
Man With No Name
When the new nurse manager, Eve, enforces strict and efficient new procedures, it shakes the entire ER.
Blame it on the Rain
A patient awakes from a 9-year coma, and Kovac does not know if he should tell her the truth about her past; Abby comforts Dr. Dubenko after he receives troubling news.
The new attending poses as a patient to test the doctors in the ER.
Clemente, Abby and Neela secretly care for a VIP patient, while Dubenko tortures the staff via a robotic television camera from home.
The Human Shield
Kovac and Clemente disagree on how to save a patient's life.
While Neela goes on a routine ambulance ride with Gates, a plane crashes, injuring many and trapping others inside a burning building.
Upon returning from Iraq, Gallant surprises Neela with a request to bring their relationship to the next level; tensions between Kovac and Clemente rise as the two men vie for the same job.
All About Christmas Eve
Pratt and Weaver struggle to save the life of a little girl who has been mistakenly shot; everyone is shocked by nurse Haleh's pick to sing the solo in this year's annual holiday choir.
If Not Now
Abby continues to struggle with the decision to become a mother; Neela and Kovac help a religious teenager weigh all of her pregnancy options.
With Clemente missing in action, Dr. Dubenko volunteers to take the day shift but ends up overwhelmed; Kovac and Abby go shopping for their unborn baby.
Body and Soul
Abby's medical school mentor is left at the hospital, suffering from ALS and a case of pneumonia, and Abby and Fran make a controversial decision regarding his treatment.
Quintessence of Dust
Dr. Clemente and his girlfriend, Jodie, are living the high life together when Jodie's husband, Bobby, interrupts things.
Dr. Dakarai joins Dr. Carter in the Sudanese desert, as they work to treat hundreds of sick and starving people.
Out on a Limb
Dr. Weaver contemplates hip-replacement surgery after she finds it hard to do her labor-intensive job; Dr. Kovac tries to ease Abby's fears about raising a child together.
Lost in America
Abby and Kovac work to keep a stabbed 21-year-old woman alive as they wait for a surgeon to operate.
Police bring in two teens involved in a car accident; Neela gets a visit and some troubling news from her in-laws.
No Place to Hide
Abby senses something odd when a woman and her young granddaughter are brought into the ER; Pratt goes to Africa to help Carter and realizes how difficult life will be.
There Are No Angels Here
A high number of people need care in Darfur; Pratt and Kakarai embark on a dangerous nighttime journey to a hospital in El Fashir.
The Gallant Hero and the Tragic Victor
Pratt struggles to get a straight story when two abused boys come into the ER with their father; two U.S. Army officers enter the ER.
Injured inmates arrive at County General hoping to escape their prison time; Dr. Kovac puts himself in harm's way; gunmen invade the hospital.
While the ER recovers from the shootout, Steve, Mary and Rafe proceed to Canada with Sam and Alex; Weaver finds Abby in poor condition.
Abby's overbearing mother arrives at the hospital to comfort her and Dr. Kovac as their son's life lies in peril; Sam fears she will be arrested; Tony Gates makes a risky decision with an overdosed teen; Neela gets drunk.
Somebody to Love
Pratt assumes his new role as attending but must deal with the new interns; Gates' patient is an older man with congestive heart failure, whose partner fights with the man's family to keep him alive.
Gates is stuck in a complicated living situation; Abby and Kovac consider hiring help as they juggle work and the new baby; Neela is disappointed when Dr. Crenshaw assigns menial jobs instead of surgical procedures.
Ames v. Kovac
Abby prepares to return to work; Kovac tries to recall his treatment of stroke patient Curtis Ames as he prepares for court.
Heart of the Matter
Dr. Kovac fears for the worst as he awaits the jury's decision between himself and Curtis Ames; Ray gets jealous when he sees Neela and Gates flirting.
Abby and Kovac hire a nanny to care for their son; Morris and Sam treat a belligerent patient who seemingly has the flu, but he refuses treatment when they discover his condition is more complicated.
Reason to Believe
Abby and Kovac argue about a diagnosis when a woman comes to the ER with signs of spousal abuse; Gates, Abby and Neela must quickly determine a child's ailment when a group of confused homeless kids enters the ER
Scoop and Run
Abby responds to a bus crash; Neela accepts an invitation from Gates; Pratt confides in Dr. Weaver about his brother.
Tell Me No Secrets
Dr. Pratt has a hard time coming to terms with his brother's newly-discovered sexual orientation; Kovac spots Curtis Ames outside his apartment but does not tell Abby.
City of Mercy
Gates betrays the trust of a homeless boy seeking help for his friend; Curtis Ames gets a restraining order against Kovac; Neela gets the chance to be part of a special holiday miracle.
Breach of Trust
Pratt and Hope question whether they are responsible when a patient dies after being prescribed the wrong medication; Meg comes to County General and angrily confronts Gates and Neela about their relationship.
A House Divided
Kovac is jealous when Abby pays a lot of attention to a patient; Meg pulls a stunt when Gates moves out of the apartment; the authorities want to arrest Pratt after one of his patients dies.
Murmurs of the Heart
Gates and Neela try to revive Meg after they find her unconscious in her car; Sam thinks she knows who set fire to her home; tensions mount as Ames gets more desperate for revenge.
Dying Is Easy
Abby and Sam treat an obnoxious aspiring comic who has mysterious symptoms; Pratt finds himself in trouble as he is questioned about the death of a patient; Neela scrubs in on a kidney-donor surgery.
Crisis of Conscience
Gates and Kovac find themselves in a moral dilemma when a woman comes in with acute liver failure; Manish decides to give up a kidney for a stranger; Ray fights to find out the truth about a cheerleader's fall.
From Here to Paternity
Family members have frostbite after being stuck in the snow; Neela is jealous when Dr. Dubenko brings in a new surgical intern; Gates deals with the reappearance of his father.
Photographs and Memories
A photographer comes into the ER with a terminally ill patient; a new surgical intern, who appears to be Dr. Dubenko's new favorite, upstages Neela.
Kovac and Gates must deal with the frightened father of a young man with heart failure; a man risks his own life to be a good Samaritan; Pratt tries to make up with his brother.
Kovac feels the pressure of a busy emergency room; Sam befriends a terminally ill photojournalist; tension between Gates and his father reaches the boiling point.
Arriving for the department dinner, the staff learns that surprise nuptials are about to take place; Ray cannot handle seeing Neela and Gates together.
Kovac and Abby acclimate to their new roles as husband and wife; Hope and Morris enjoy the honeymoon suite; Pratt hopes to win over a new woman; a new doctor in the ER means business.
The Honeymoon Is Over
The new chief prepares to make changes in the ER; Kovac postpones his honeymoon to travel to Croatia to be with his ailing father; Sarah fears she might be taken away.
The War Comes Home
In the 14th season premiere, Abby, Pratt and Morris try to figure out how to handle Moretti's strict new emergency room procedures.
In a Different Light
Moretti continues to institute new measures that cause many of the emergency room doctors to despise him.
When a teenage wrestler comes into the emergency room with severe vomiting, Pratt quickly tries to solve the problem, but he finds out that the cause is much more serious.
County General Hospital is turned into a beauty parlor for a day when a gracious former patient provides free beauty treatments.
Under the Influence
Moretti decides that Gates has done an impressive job in the intensive care unit and is now ready to return to the emergency room.
When Moretti brings in a new attending physician, Skye Wexler, to help with the workload, Morris and Pratt find the time to cram for their medical board examinations.
In an effort to be more environmentally conscious, Morris buys an energy-efficient smart car. Meanwhile, Abby and Pratt try to treat a fussy baby but disagree on the diagnosis. Abby gives into temptation while her husband is in Croatia.
Gates and Julia nurture their newfound romance but are soon interrupted by a troubled phone call from Gates' ward, Sarah. Meanwhile, Abby continues to be off her game, and the other doctors are starting to take notice.
Skye's the Limit
When Kovac's brother visits from Croatia, Abby feels crowded in her own home. Meanwhile, Gates starts to experience the pressure of fatherhood after Sarah decides to have a sleepover with her friends.
Kovac, Abby, and baby Joe quickly make plans to go to Croatia after Kovac's father unexpectedly passes away, yet something still seems off with Abby.
When a young woman comes in with a badly hurt ankle, Sam is shocked to learn how much they have in common. Jeanie Boulet rushes into the ER after her son takes a fall during gym class.
Believe the Unseen
Abby checks out of rehab, but she finds herself being questioned by the other doctors. When multiple victims of a fire come into the ER, Abby thinks that one of the little girls is suffering from LCA, a degenerative eye disorder.
Pratt gets cold feet when Bettina tries to take their relationship to the next level. Neela joins the Ortho's hockey team and is shocked to see who their opponents are in the first game.
Owner of a Broken Heart
Pratt and Dr. Brenner get off to a rocky start when Brenner refuses to teach the interns. Gates treats a young transplant patient with major heart trouble. Abby contemplates telling Kovac the truth about her affair as she heads for Croatia.
...As the Day She Was Born
Neela has a strange daydream during work after pulling an all-night shift. Plus, she makes a quick decision about a patient with a torn aorta. Sarah's grandfather is rushed to the ER after collapsing during a game of air hockey.
Truth Will Out
Neela is upset after she finds the aorta surgery on Sheryl Hawkins has caused an infection. While treating a severely beaten Korean teen, Abby discovers an even more serious condition. Kovac struggles to forgive Abby for her indiscretion.
Pratt decides to fight for his relationship with Betina despite her reluctance. Neela treats a young injured couple, but when one of them pulls a gun she quickly finds out about their criminal status.
Morris meets with the hospital psychologist for a debriefing after his traumatic run-in with the jewelry thieves. Neela is frustrated when Sheryl Hawkins must go in for a fourth surgery to fix the infection.
The Chicago Way
Gates worries his relationship with Sam may not be as serious as he thought. A drunk and very mysterious patient comes into the ER, threatening the safety of everyone at County General.
Life After Death
It's a matter of life and death on the final season premiere.
Another Thursday at County
It's just another day in paradise, as Dr. Catherine Banfield's arrival and tough attitude causes the whole ER staff to feel defensive.
The Book of Abby
Neela is disappointed when she finds out Abby's good news secondhand. When a gunshot wound victim comes into the ER, the new chief, Catherine Banfield, and Abby butt heads on how to treat the patient.
Banfield runs out to get a cup of coffee, but is caught off guard when she's forced to defend herself from a man trying to steal her wallet. Dr. Dubenko is back on the surgery team thanks to Dr. Brenner's protest.
Gates feels neglected because Sam is distracted while studying for her pharmacology exam. A stab wound victim comes into the ER after a school-fight.
Morris takes Chaz under his wing and teaches him some risky medical procedures much to the chagrin of Dr. Banfield. Neela gets upset when Dr. Banfield undermines her authority with her intern. Meanwhile, Gates oversteps his bounds with Sam.
Dr. Banfield takes a run to clear her head, but instead finds herself trying to rescue a three-year-old girl from drowning in a nearby lake.
Age of Innocence
Sam becomes frustrated with Gates when he becomes obsessed with finding a homeless war hero. Meanwhile, Neela is upset at her intern after he involves the entire surgery department in a nasty lawsuit.
Let it Snow
Neela has to testify in court after she treated a patient that bled out and died. Alex and Sarah go to a party against Sam's will and get into a terrible car accident.
The High Holiday
Morris receives an unwanted package from his father at the ER doorstep. Sam is anxious about getting Alex off of the ventilator after his accident. Meanwhile, a pregnant woman with a high-risk pregnancy is in danger of getting deported.
Banfield treats two brothers that come into the ER with serious injuries after a drug deal goes bad. Gates is upset with Sam over the fact that she never told him that Alex was released from the hospital.
Neela finds herself having a recurring dream about her crazy day trying to save a young girl with sickle cell anemia. Gates works on saving a patient that jumped out of a window during his sleep.
Love Is a Battlefield
Morris treats a complicated case involving a young girl who was hit while riding her bike. Gates can't seem to shake his feelings for Sam. Meanwhile, Neela gets flustered when Dr. Brenner returns from Australia.
A Long, Strange Trip
Gates and Morris treat an older man that comes into the ER after being assaulted on the street. While treating a mother thought to have late stage cancer, Dr. Brenner gets a shocking diagnosis from another patient.
The Family Man
After a devastating car accident in the ambulance bay leaves a mother severely injured and in need of hip surgery, Brenner struggles to find a willing family member to take care of the woman's young daughter.
The Beginning of the End
It's Valentine's Day in the ER and Love is blind. While Neela seems to be under the spell of Dr. Brenner, Banfield, refuses to give up on having a baby, but is having trouble convincing her husband of her plan.
After getting frustrated with in vitro fertilization, Dr. Banfield and her husband decide to try an adoption agency to fulfill their dreams of having a family.
What We Do
The story of County General is revealed as a camera crew interviews the staff for a documentary on emergency medicine. Morris's cop girlfriend gets injured on the job and is rushed into the ER with gunshot wounds.
Neela and Sam are shocked when they arrive back at the airport with transplant organs, only to find that their plane has left them. Dr. Carter gets a surprise visit from an old friend while waiting for his kidney transplant.
It's Neela's last day at County General and everyone in the ER seems to have forgotten that she is leaving. Neela proves she is ready to be an attendant when she and Dr. Dubenko argued about the treatment of two surgical cases.
I Feel Good
Many of the ER doctors and nurses help out at Camp Del Corazon, a camp for kids who have had open-heart surgery. Working alongside the camp counselor, Morris and Brenner made a huge impact on several kids at the camp.
ER - Retrospective Special
This hour-long retrospective takes a look back at the past 15 seasons at Chicago's County General ER.
And In The End - Parts 1 and 2
Gates works on a teen brought in with alcohol poisoning after playing a deadly drinking game. Dr. Carter opens a new medical facility for the underprivileged in Chicago and some old friends from County General come to show their support.