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ER: When the Bough Breaks

Dr. Ross and Dr. Del Amico's disagreement over a pediatric asthma patient is overshadowed by a school bus accident which floods the ER with severely injured children. Dr. Greene's mental state begins to affect his relationship with his daughter, and he receives some unwelcome spiritual advice from a 19-year-old patient. A crack addict accuses Nurse Hathaway of injuring her newborn. Still on a cost-cutting rampage, Dr. Weaver tells Ross to find a research grant or look into private practice, then questions Jeanie's actions to save a patient. While Dr. Benton and Carla adjust to their new baby, the strained relationship between Benton and Dr. Carter erupts into an ugly confrontation.


Episode Info


Episode number: 4x4
Production Number: 466353
Airdate: Thursday October 16th, 1997

Director: Richard Thorpe
Writer: Jack Orman

Alternate Airdates:

FI (MTV3) May 07, 1998

  • Currently 6/10
6/10 (1 Vote cast)
Special Guest Stars
Christine HarnosChristine Harnos
As Jennifer Simon
Recurring
Mariska HargitayMariska Hargitay
As Cynthia Hooper
Recurring
Michael BeachMichael Beach
As Al Boulet
Recurring

Guest Stars
Brian LesterBrian Lester
As EMT Dumar
Recurring
Conni Marie BrazeltonConni Marie Brazelton
As Nurse Connie Oligario
Recurring
Ellen CrawfordEllen Crawford
As Nurse Lydia Wright
Recurring
J.P. HubbellJ.P. Hubbell
As EMT Lars Audia
Recurring
Joel de la FuenteJoel de la Fuente
As Med Student Ivan Fu
Recurring
Justin HenryJustin Henry
As Med Student James Sasser
Recurring
Lisa Nicole CarsonLisa Nicole Carson
As Carla Reese
Recurring
Tracy VilarTracy Vilar
As Doris
Recurring
Adam NelsonAdam Nelson
As Mrs. Blevins
Arjay SmithArjay Smith
As Brian
David DenmanDavid Denman
As Jeremy Willis/ "Angel"
Jacqueline SchultzJacqueline Schultz
As Mrs. Blevins
Justin GarmsJustin Garms
As Unknown
Kaz GarasKaz Garas
As Tom Melgato
Lillian HurstLillian Hurst
As Mrs. Landeta
Merrin DungeyMerrin Dungey
As Unknown
Nicholas SadlerNicholas Sadler
As Unknown
Penelope WindustPenelope Windust
As Mrs. Martineau
Peter AllasPeter Allas
As Unknown
Peter FlandersPeter Flanders
As (as Pete Flanders)
Peter MurnikPeter Murnik
As Unknown
Ulysses CuadraUlysses Cuadra
As Jaime Landeta
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
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