ER

Season 4 Episode 22

A Hole in the Heart

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Aired Thursday 10:00 PM May 14, 1998 on NBC
8.8
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Season Finale: Greene and Weaver threaten Doug over his unauthorized treatment of Josh McNeal. Dr. Max Rosher ingratiates himself with Anspaugh. Corday receives a letter from Romano informing her that he won't be sponsoring her the following year. A despondent patient shocks Carol with an unusually violent act. Kerry becomes upset when Anspaugh tells her that even though she has been Acting Chief of Emergency Medicine for a year, the hospital still plans a nationwide search for a permanent one. Carter accuses Max of taking some Percocet from a medicine cabinet. Benton arranges a hearing test after a day care worker tells him Reese is not responding to sounds as the other children do.moreless

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  • Good end for not so good season.

    9.5
    This season was overall much weaker than the last one, as we had quite many not so attractive filler episode, specially at the beginning, but this ending made it little better.



    The first the main drama goes around Doug and his decision to detox a baby. His mother is happy and wants to get detoxed too. Doug not seems to believe her too much but it looks positive for the baby and mother and for Doug as the mother is not going to complain. But Weaver does. She is so sick about everything - that she runs around, does what is needed and nobody understand or cares.



    The real blast comes when a man, who we see in ER in the beginning of the episode, comes back, blood every where. It comes out that he has just shot his family but there was not enough bullets. The staff troubles to save the family life and we are left in the point where they are all sent up to OR. Exciting episode, action and brilliantly done.moreless
  • Dr. Corday's career problems show her true personality and Dr. Benton's as well. Dr. Carter really is growing up and developing. Dr. Romano's character is frustrating, but makes one want to see more.moreless

    8.6
    Well done. This is a seaon finale. It made every anxious to see the first show of the next seaon. Women especially want to see Corday face off with Romano. We see a side of Benton that is long over due. This touches on real issues - drug abuse, loss of a dear spouse, etc. The tension between Dr. Greene and Dr. Ross is great. I am glad that Keri finnaly stands up for herself. They should have given her first consideration for the position of Chef of Emergency Medicine. She was right to get angry and quit as acting.moreless
Alex Kingston

Alex Kingston

Dr. Elizabeth Corday

Anthony Edwards

Anthony Edwards

Dr. Mark Greene

Eriq La Salle

Eriq La Salle

Dr. Peter Benton

George Clooney

George Clooney

Dr. Doug Ross

Gloria Reuben

Gloria Reuben

P.A. Jeanie Boulet

Julianna Margulies

Julianna Margulies

Nurse Carol Hathaway

Carrie Snodgress

Carrie Snodgress

Mrs. Lang

Guest Star

Tara Chocol

Tara Chocol

Vicki McNeal

Guest Star

Gina Mastrogiacomo

Gina Mastrogiacomo

Ms. Myra

Guest Star

Abraham Benrubi

Abraham Benrubi

Jerry

Recurring Role

Ellen Crawford

Ellen Crawford

Lydia

Recurring Role

Bellina Logan

Bellina Logan

Kit

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (5)

    • Benton: You're running all over the hospital, asking every surgeon to sponsor you.
      Corday: Okay, so what do you suggest?
      Benton: Elizabeth, you haven't even checked out other hospitals, other parts of the country.
      Corday: I've built up relationships here. Or so I thought.
      Benton: I'm not saying I would want you to leave Chicago.
      Corday: No, but you're not passionate about my fight to stay.

    • Carol: I was there because I wanted to be there, not because Doug asked me.
      Mark: I'm sure you were. Doug can be pretty passionate about these kids.
      Carol: Oh, give me a little credit, Mark. You think I'm a fresh-faced nursing student who can't resist the doctor's spell?
      Mark: I'm only saying that Legal and Administration are going to be going over every detail of this case. And I'd hate to see it reflect badly on your record.
      Carol: So you're saying I should fudge my involvement?
      Mark: Tell the truth. Tell them you were doing your job. Tell them you were assisting a doctor.
      Carol: The truth is I insisted on being there because I believe Doug was working in the best interest of the patient. And that much is my responsibility. Every bit as much as it is his.

    • Doug: I don't care about your rules.
      Kerry: I hope you also don't care about being an ER Pediatric Attending. Because you've just given up any chance of that.

    • Randi: (about Romano) He's a weird little dude, isn't he?

    • Greene: Dr. Carter, you seen Dr. Weaver?
      Carter: Usually she's everywhere.

  • NOTES (2)

    • 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.

    • This episode marks Maria Bello's final appearance as a series regular. Her absence is explained in the next episode, the Season 5 premiere "Day for Knight."

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