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ER: The Advocate (aka Side Effects)

Dr. Weaver finds herself in a deep hole when she bends the rules to treat the syphilitic lover of her powerful new patron -- Alderman Bright -- but when the patient has a severe allergic reaction, she desperately tries to cover her tracks and compromises her ethics even further. In the meantime, Weaver's career continues to get a boost at the expense of a stubborn Dr. Romano and Dr. Carter and Abby reassess their relationship. Elsewhere: Dr. Kovac ruminates aloud on his star-crossed career path while he ministers to a rebellious teenaged girl who claims she was sexually abused at a boot camp for wayward youths, and Carter cares for a nasty middle-aged woman who's slowly being poisoned.

Episode Info

Episode number: 9x17
Production Number: 175167
Airdate: Thursday March 13th, 2003

Director: Julie Hébert
Writer: Joe Sachs

Alternate Airdates:

FI (MTV3) Feb 26, 2004

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Guest Stars
Bruce Weitz
As Alderman John Bright
Frances Sternhagen
As Millicent Carter
John Aylward
As Dr. Donald Anspaugh
Lucy Rodriguez
As Nurse Bjerke
Michael B. Silver
As Dr. Paul Myers
Sam Vlahos
As Pablo
Troy Evans
As Frank Martin
Deena Dill
As Kristy
Ely Pouget
As Mrs. Banks
Josh Radnor
As Keith
Main Cast
Noah Wyle
As Dr. John Carter
Goran Visnjic
As Dr. Luka Kovac
Maura Tierney
As Dr. Abby Lockhart
Mekhi Phifer
As Dr. Gregory Pratt
Alex Kingston
As Dr. Elizabeth Corday
Laura Innes
As Dr. Kerry Weaver
Sherry Stringfield
As Dr. Susan Lewis
As Dr. Jing-Mei "Deb" Chen
Sharif Atkins
As Dr. Michael Gallant
Paul McCrane
As Dr. Robert Romano
Episode Notes
Working Title: "Side Effects"

Warning: ER season 9 episode 17 guide may contain spoilers
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