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ER: Ambush

When a documentary video crew invades the ER to follow Dr. Greene and his co-workers through a typical day, everyone is self-conscious at first, but gradually becomes accustomed to being taped. While the cameras watch, Greene treats a musician with esophageal cancer. Dr. Carter is embarrassed when the cameras catch his undignified encounter with a patient. Newly arrived from England, surgical resident Dr. Elizabeth Corday confuses everyone with her unfamiliar medical terms. Dr. Ross and Nurse Hathaway treat a toddler who appears to have been bitten by the family dog. Greene and Dr. Del Amico treat a man who received a severe injury while trying to save a teenage boy from a vicious gang beating. When Dr. Morgenstern becomes suddenly ill while cameras are in the room, Dr. Weaver is concerned about his privacy.


Episode Info


Episode number: 4x1
Production Number: 466356E
Airdate: Thursday September 25th, 1997

Director: Thomas Schlamme
Writer: Carol Flint

Alternate Airdates:

FI (MTV3) Apr 16, 1998

  • Currently 7.5/10
7.5/10 (2 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Brent JenningsBrent Jennings
As Nat
Recurring
Conni Marie BrazeltonConni Marie Brazelton
As Nurse Connie Oligario
Recurring
Ellen CrawfordEllen Crawford
As Nurse Lydia Wright
Recurring
François ChaoFrançois Chao
As Neurosurgeon
Recurring
J.P. HubbellJ.P. Hubbell
As EMT Lars Audia
Recurring
Jesse BorregoJesse Borrego
As HIV-Positive Patient
Recurring
Justina MachadoJustina Machado
As Unknown
Recurring
Kristin MinterKristin Minter
As Randi Fronczak
Recurring
Silas Weir MitchellSilas Weir Mitchell
As Luis
Recurring
Tracy VilarTracy Vilar
As Doris
Recurring
William H. MacyWilliam H. Macy
As Dr. David Morgenstern
Recurring
Audrey GelfundAudrey Gelfund
As Weeping Woman (as Audrey Gelfand)
Carlos AlvaradoCarlos Alvarado
As Gang Member
Darion BascoDarion Basco
As Justin Chang
Darnell WilliamsDarnell Williams
As Mr. Williams
Googy GressGoogy Gress
As Head Lac
Jessie NelsonJessie Nelson
As George
Lisa EdelsteinLisa Edelstein
As Documentarian Aggie Orton
Matthew FishmanMatthew Fishman
As Todd Lebeck
Nicki MicheauxNicki Micheaux
As Mrs. Williams
Sherman HowardSherman Howard
As Unknown
Steve StoneSteve Stone
As Himself (voice)
Main Cast
Noah WyleNoah Wyle
As Dr. John Carter
Anthony EdwardsAnthony Edwards
As Dr. Mark Greene
George ClooneyGeorge Clooney
As Dr. Doug Ross
Julianna MarguliesJulianna Margulies
As Nurse Carol Hathaway
Alex KingstonAlex Kingston
As Dr. Elizabeth Corday
Laura InnesLaura Innes
As Dr. Kerry Weaver
Eriq La SalleEriq La Salle
As Dr. Peter Benton
Gloria ReubenGloria Reuben
As P.A. Jeanie Boulet
Maria BelloMaria Bello
As Dr. Anna Del Amico
Episode Notes
Alex Kingston joins the cast with this episode.

Maria Bello becomes a series regular with this episode.



Warning: ER season 4 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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