Mark's wife arrives in the ER with the news that she has passed her bar exams but several members of the staff interrupt their intimate celebration. Greene treats an elderly woman whose husband isn't ready to let her go. It's been eight weeks since Hathaway's attempted suicide, but Doug Ross has yet to bring himself to visit the woman he went out with for two years. Susan Lewis saves a newborn who is brought into the ER choking. She also argues with the psychiatric attending who refuses to admit a patient suffering from dementia. Carter finds himself having to care for a group of German tourists who are suffering from food poisoning. He also treats a young flirt with a rash. Benton treats a recent surgery patient and finds his correct diagnosis overturned by the man's physician. Susan Lewis treats a family struck by a drunk driver. The husband and daughter will survive but there is little hope for the woman. The drunk driver is also brought in suffering from only a few scratches.
Did You Know?
This is the first episode to feature the familiar opening credits, though the sequence is edited in such a way that the names and faces do not match up as they would in subsequent episodes. These opening credits would not be changed, cast additions aside, until Season 13. See more
When Dr. Benton treats a gunshot victim Mr. Brady, about 13 minutes in, the bandage near the wound on his upper arm appears and disappears; and although the bullet supposedly traveled through the arm, the makeup artist simply swabbed the barest hint of blood on the arm. See more