A simple water shutoff makes the struggle for life even harder in the ER while Lucy is excited for Valerie, a patient she befriended who finally can receive a new heart -- if she can circumvent some last-minute medical complications. Drs. Carter and Chen duel over admitting an elderly patient with Parkinson's whose daughter pleads exhaustion in caring for her. Dr. Greene also is weary of lodging his troublesome father as he deals with the return of Nurse Hathaway, who is experiencing post-partum depression. Later, Greene treats a patient for seizures and suspects that his boyfriend is physically abusing him. Dr. Corday confronts the murderer whose life she saved before he is taken to county jail. In addition, Dr. Benton makes a tentative offer to Dr. Finch, Hathaway soothes a nervous boy with a broken leg and Dr. Malucci personally checks out a Hispanic pharmacy that also serves as an illegal back-door health clinic.
Episode number: 6x11 Production Number: 225461 Airdate: Thursday January 13th, 2000