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Season 13 Episode 5

Ames v. Kovac

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Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Oct 19, 2006 on NBC
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Award winning actor/director Forest Whitaker begins a six-episode arc as Curtis Ames, a carpenter who suffers a stroke under Luka’s care and then sues him for malpractice. In the opener, Luka and Ames square off in court as each man’s recollections of Ames’s treatment are recounted via testimony and flashbacks. Meanwhile, Luka worries about the implications of the suit and the possible outcomes. Abby returns to work and must adjust to the dramatic changes in her life. An equipment shortage hampers Pratt, Abby, and Neela’s treatment of a patient, leading them to attempt a risky procedure. Pratt’s early morning trip to the barbershop results in a new awareness of community need.moreless

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Maggie Wheeler

Maggie Wheeler

Amy Kellerman

Guest Star

Harvey J. Alperin

Harvey J. Alperin

Dr. Saunders

Guest Star

Ray Baker

Ray Baker

Durant

Guest Star

Laura Cerón

Laura Cerón

Chuny

Recurring Role

Forest Whitaker

Forest Whitaker

Curtis Ames

Recurring Role

Lynn A. Henderson

Lynn A. Henderson

Olbes

Recurring Role

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