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ER: Good Luck, Ruth Johnson

In recognition of County General's 100th anniversary, the hospital makes plans to honor its oldest living patient, Ruth Johnson, who was born at the hospital 100 years ago. The new ER chief, Dr. Lee, assigns a reluctant Dr. Carter the task of entertaining Ruth and 20 members of her family. Carter soon learns that hosting the guest of honor is more than he bargained for. When Hathaway befriends a young boy whose best friend has been shot and killed, she learns the shocking truth behind the incident. Dr. Ross continues to probe Dr. Greene for details of a possible new romance. Dr. Corday faces the hospital board for the investigation into the accidental overdose she administered to a patient. Dr. Benton observes a cochlear implant operation which causes him to have second thoughts about the same procedure for his son.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x9
Production Number: 467559
Airdate: Thursday December 10th, 1998

Director: Rod Holcomb
Writer: Lydia Woodward

Alternate Airdates:

FI (MTV3) May 13, 1999

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Special Guest Stars
John Aylward
As Dr. Donald Anspaugh
Mare Winningham
As Dr. Amanda Lee

Guest Stars
Bellina Logan
As Nurse Kit
Brian Lester
As EMT Dumar
Conni Marie Brazelton
As Nurse Connie Oligario
Cress Williams
As Officer Reggie Moore
David Brisbin
As Dr. Alexander Babcock
Demetrius Navarro
As Morales
Dennis Boutsikaris
As Dr. David Kotlowitz
Dinah Lenney
As Nurse Shirley
Jenette Goldstein
As Judy Stiles
Jorja Fox
As Dr. Maggie Doyle (as Jorjan Fox)
Julie Bowen
As Roxanne Please
Keiko Agena
As Mrs. Shimahara
Kristin Minter
As Randi Fronczak
Matthew Glave
As Dr. Dale Edson
Sam Anderson
As Dr. Jack Kayson
Anne Pitoniak
As Ruth Johnson
Donna Eskra
As Mrs. La Bahtray
Ed Morgan
As Edgar
Jesse James (1)
As Wilson Geary
John Loprieno
As Louis Bernucci
Jonathan Stockwell Baker
As Photographer (as Jonathan Stockwell Baker)
Pat Skipper
As Carl Dayton
Peter James Smith
As Mr. Shimahara
Viveka Davis
As Unknown
Xander Berkeley
As Unknown
Main Cast
Noah Wyle
As Dr. John Carter
Anthony Edwards
As Dr. Mark Greene
George Clooney
As Dr. Doug Ross
Julianna Margulies
As Nurse Carol Hathaway
Alex Kingston
As Dr. Elizabeth Corday
Laura Innes
As Dr. Kerry Weaver
Eriq La Salle
As Dr. Peter Benton
Kellie Martin
As Lucy Knight
Gloria Reuben
As P.A. Jeanie Boulet
Warning: ER season 5 episode 9 guide may contain spoilers
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