Ground Zero

Season 4, Ep 6, Aired 11/6/97
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  • Episode Description
  • Kerry investigates Synergix, an ER management group specializing in balancing budgets. She is later forced to fire Jeanie, who is then asked by Al to move to Atlanta with him. Mark is still suffering from the after effects of his attack, snapping at patients and staff alike. Doug is stunned by a collect phone call from California informing him of his father's death. Benton clashes with Corday after she apparently "steals" a rare procedure out from under his nose. Carol meets with Carter's grandmother to pitch her idea for a free health clinic. Anna is perturbed when she discovers Carter's wealthy background.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Samantha Howard Corbin

  • Darnell Martin

  • Ellen Crawford


  • Taylor Negron

    Mr. Prole

  • Patrick Kilpatrick

    Matthew Lindermulder

  • Fan Reviews (4)
  • Rain and sun in County General

    By Parricida, Sep 28, 2007

  • In this particular episode, we find the doctors at County General learning different things throughout the day. Quite a dramatic installment in the 4th season.

    By trupretender, Feb 07, 2007

  • ...

    By Shana868, Aug 08, 2006

  • A very good episode. Dr. Greene is still suffering psychologically from the attack in the mens room.

    By Loswellias, Apr 15, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (11)

    • Carter: I'm sorry. I should have said something, but you were so anti rich people. Anna: I'm even more anti liars. Carter: I wanted you to get to know me first. Anna: Okay. And meanwhile, I take you to my favorite thrift store, give you a tour of Roach Manor this morning... and you must have been laughing your head off. Carter: No, not at all. I love that stuff. Anna: A little slumming, is that it? Carter: You know, before you knew about all this, you saw me for what I am--a regular guy. Anna: A "regular" guy doesn't patronize people. You made me look like an idiot. Carter: Anna, I'm sorry. Anna: Forget it, Carter.

    • Benton: You intentionally sidelined me for that, didn't you? Corday: What? Benton: Handing me off to Anspaugh so you could be with Romano. Corday: That's the silliest thing I've ever heard. He called me in to consult. Not the other way around. Benton: If you say so. Corday: No, it's not just what I say. That's the way it was.

    • Mark: (after a patient walked out because of the way he treated her) It's not my job to be their best friend. Carol: No--just their caregiver.

    • Carol: What's the statute of limitations on post traumatic stress? Doug: Cut him some slack. Carol: I think we've all cut him plenty. He needs some help. Doug: He doesn't need a shrink. He needs friends who are supportive. Carol: He's not going to have any friends to be supportive if he keeps this up.

    • Cynthia: You don't like being swept off your feet? Jeanie: It's the landing that's the problem.

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    Notes (1)

    • Though spelled correctly when he is listed as the series creator in the opening credits, Michael Crichton's last name is incorrectly spelled "Chrichton" when he is listed with the other executive producers in the end credits of this episode. This mistake was repeated in most of the Season 4 episodes and in all of the Season 6 episodes.

    Allusions (1)

    • Carter's grandmother is not in favor of interleague play. Interleague play is the term used to describe regular season Major League Baseball games played between American League and National League teams. Interleague play was rather new when this episode aired; prior to June 1997, Major League Baseball teams competed only within their own league during the regular season.

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