ER

Season 3 Episode 6

Fear of Flying

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Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Nov 07, 1996 on NBC
8.7
out of 10
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Episode Summary

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Mark and Susan take to the air for helicopter flight rotation, which brings to the ER an entire family injured in an accident. Benton's overconfidence during Keaton's absence results in a dire mistake. Carol deals with a "floater" nurse who can't cope with the speed of the ER. Jeanie and Maggie are given the task of keeping a dead man on ice in anticipation of cryogenic storage.moreless

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  • about the episode

    10
    It got great sound mixing.
  • Emotional, dramatic and cathcing case.

    9.6
    Most of the screen time is this episode is given to the case to the family who has been in accident. We first have some moments between Susan and Greene, some really great helicopter scene, a lot of excitement of the crash place. I really think one of the best tempo on there. Action, really enjoyable. Then the episode continues in ER, where doctors try their best to help the family. The mother is quite ok, boy gets out of the surgery, dad has memory problems but it comes out he is ok. Then stays the baby who seems to be the most ok, but she has serious inner injuries. The story goes to OR, where Benton makes a mistakes, as he thinks he knows well enough of infants. The baby got complications and ends up in life threating situation.



    Marvelously well plotted, a lot of action and excitement, much to think of, really catching story. Defenetly the best episode of this season so far.moreless
  • A fine episode from the ER writers, not quite my cup of tea but I can see that others must surely have loved it!

    8.2
    This was a traditional ER episode in that we saw a few patients and they were treated by all the doctors.

    The patients in question were a family, which allowed some interesting story-lines as different members of the family were worked on by different medics.

    I have to ask though - why aren't doctors taught about treating small children in their initial intern training??? It seems absurd that they're not! Surely not every hospital has its own paediatritian!

    More Keaton loves Carter and Benton shows himself up this episode. It so far seems to be the distinguishing story of the season. Hopefully there will be a progression in this relationship soon, or it may grow boring.

    Was it the drafted nurse's fault she was in the ER? Because I thought Carol was quite rude to her. She made a large mistake, but the ER needed extra nurses and she shouldn't have been allowed in trauma anyway.

    Gant's line to Benton was brilliant, "You're a prick." serves Benton right for treating Gant so poorly and ignoring senior doctors.

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  • very well done

    9.5
    This is an amazing episode because it manages to tie together several story lines in one single event. There is one family that is treated by just about every major character on the show. It was a difficult episode to film with all of the elements, the helicopter scenes and the OR scenes and everything. It was very interesting to watch the commentary on the DVD about this episode. I think that the lesson learned by Dr Benton and by many others vicariously was that patience is a virtue and if one jumps ahead of his or her abilities, bad things happen. I think it's a shocking episode seeing Dr Benton realizing what he had done and how he could have affected the family. The most powerful scene of the episode is Dr Benton in the NICU praying.moreless
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

Laura Innes

Laura Innes

Dr. Kerry Weaver

Dwier Brown

Dwier Brown

Dr. David Herlihy

Guest Star

Cecil Hoffmann

Cecil Hoffmann

Gail Herlihy

Guest Star

Jenny O'Hara

Jenny O'Hara

Nurse Rhonda Sterling

Guest Star

Abraham Benrubi

Abraham Benrubi

Jerry

Recurring Role

Jorja Fox

Jorja Fox

Dr. Maggie Doyle

Recurring Role

Ellen Crawford

Ellen Crawford

Lydia

Recurring Role

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