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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 AylwardJohn Aylward
As Dr. Donald Anspaugh
Recurring
Mare WinninghamMare Winningham
As Dr. Amanda Lee
Recurring

Guest Stars
Bellina LoganBellina Logan
As Nurse Kit
Recurring
Brian LesterBrian Lester
As EMT Dumar
Recurring
Conni Marie BrazeltonConni Marie Brazelton
As Nurse Connie Oligario
Recurring
Cress WilliamsCress Williams
As Officer Reggie Moore
Recurring
David BrisbinDavid Brisbin
As Dr. Alexander Babcock
Recurring
Demetrius NavarroDemetrius Navarro
As Morales
Recurring
Dennis BoutsikarisDennis Boutsikaris
As Dr. David Kotlowitz
Recurring
Dinah LenneyDinah Lenney
As Nurse Shirley
Recurring
Jenette GoldsteinJenette Goldstein
As Judy Stiles
Recurring
Jorja FoxJorja Fox
As Dr. Maggie Doyle (as Jorjan Fox)
Recurring
Julie BowenJulie Bowen
As Roxanne Please
Recurring
Keiko AgenaKeiko Agena
As Mrs. Shimahara
Recurring
Kristin MinterKristin Minter
As Randi Fronczak
Recurring
Matthew GlaveMatthew Glave
As Dr. Dale Edson
Recurring
Sam AndersonSam Anderson
As Dr. Jack Kayson
Recurring
Anne PitoniakAnne Pitoniak
As Ruth Johnson
Donna EskraDonna Eskra
As Mrs. La Bahtray
Jesse James (1)Jesse James (1)
As Wilson Geary
John LoprienoJohn Loprieno
As Louis Bernucci
Jonathan Stockwell Baker (3)Jonathan Stockwell Baker (3)
As Photographer (as Jonathan Stockwell Baker)
Pat SkipperPat Skipper
As Carl Dayton
Peter James SmithPeter James Smith
As Mr. Shimahara
Viveka DavisViveka Davis
As Unknown
Xander BerkeleyXander Berkeley
As Unknown
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
Kellie MartinKellie Martin
As Lucy Knight
Gloria ReubenGloria Reuben
As P.A. Jeanie Boulet
Warning: ER season 5 episode 9 guide may contain spoilers
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