ER

Season 4 Episode 3

Friendly Fire

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Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Oct 09, 1997 on NBC
8.5
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Cynthia Hooper is the new desk clerk. Carla and Benton argue over whether or not Reese should be circumcised, among other things. Carter believes that Doyle is giving Anna special treatment when Anna is assigned all the interesting cases while he is stuck suturing. Kerry puts her newfound power to use rather quickly, and annoys basically everyone. Al has an accident at his job site and gets blood on a co-worker, spurring Jeanie to convince him to tell his co-worker about his HIV status. Jerry manages to blow up the ambulance bay entrance using a patient's rocket launcher. Carter visits his first laundromat with Anna, but he tells her he's been to many. Mark goes on a date with Heather, and they end up at her place, but things don't go quite as planned. Carol hears an errant comment that strains her trust in Doug.moreless

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  • Who could have believed that they are going to use missile rocket in ER?

    6.9
    Very contraversal episode. Some things I liked, some not so much.



    I loved the case Carter had. Moving, exciting and new - something that really nailed my eyes on the screen and made me wish to see what comes out and despite the most desperate situation, it came out very well.



    I also loved, some way, that rocket. It was shocking and it is needed there because it is getting little bit too steady and too predictable around there.



    Carla storyline has not been my favorite for long. The actress has somehow the voice I cannot hear and as I am not native speaker and I watch it without subs, it is hard so I mostly miss much in her talking. I am happy that their baby is ok, but this storyline just does not appeal me.



    Doyle, Carter and Bello - that conversation was something I did not expected but there could come out good storyline.



    Also I disliked Cordey in this episode - in last one, she enchanted me, here she just looked .. little silly. Maybe I am just one of those who thinks - let people be together and live happily ever after not try to make their life harder.



    Anyway, with it pluses and minuses quite average episode with some shocking moments.moreless
  • It had its highlights and lowlights

    6.0
    Well, this episode had good and bad in it, I'll start with the bad. I really hated Carla after this episode, it's wrong the way she went behind Peter's back like that. I guess they had to deal with the issue of infant circumcision at some point, but that wasn't the right way. I also have to say I agree with Peter. The whole thing with Doug and Elizabeth was just dumb, I'm glad it didn't go any further. Jeanie and Al's storyline wasn't my favorite either.



    The episode wasn't all bad, though I liked Mark and Carter's storyline, that was a nice happy storyline. I like the way it turned out, I really didn't expect that when I saw it the first time. It's always a feel good storyline when a patient survives when they weren't expected too. Jerry blowing up the ambulance bay was weird and funny. The highlight of the episode is the end with Carter and Anna at the laundromat, that makes me laugh every time I see it. This isn't my favorite episode, but it did have it's highlights.moreless
  • Friendly Fire?

    10
    This episode was pretty funny....exspeailly when Jerry was pointing the gun thing at Cynthia and she was dogdeing it!And then he shot it!!And haveing Mariska Hargitay play Cynthia Hooper was awesome since she is my rolemodel!!Carter kept getting mad at Maggie for trying to step in his way...he should of slapped her...well not seriously but you get where im going with the flow right?
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

Caitlin Dulany

Caitlin Dulany

Heather Morgan

Guest Star

Meredith Zinner

Meredith Zinner

Chasity Lee

Guest Star

Edward Blanchard

Edward Blanchard

Patient

Guest Star

Abraham Benrubi

Abraham Benrubi

Jerry

Recurring Role

Jorja Fox

Jorja Fox

Dr. Maggie Doyle

Recurring Role

Lisa Nicole Carson

Lisa Nicole Carson

Carla Reese

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Doug: Don't you wear scrubs to work anymore?
      Mark: Nope. Getting tired of people hitting me up for diagnoses in the Starbucks line.

    • Carter: Will Dr. Del Amico be doing any sutures any time soon?
      Maggie: What?
      Carter: I'm just wondering how long you're going to continue to give Del Amico all the interesting cases while I get assigned to suture Siberia!
      Maggie: What the hell are you talking about?
      Carter: I'm just asking if there isn't something about Dr. Del Amico that you find especially appealing?
      Maggie: Meaning?
      Carter: You know what I mean.

    • Kerry: Nurses' time isn't billed for. They don't generate income.
      Carol: No. They just generate care.

    • Doug: I didn't flirt with her.
      Carol: No, no, she asked you out for a drink because she likes the way you hold an ice pack.

    • (Doug is dropping Carol off at the El station)
      Doug: It's five minutes by car.
      Carol: Fifteen minutes by the El. You're not enjoying this?
      Doug: No, should I?
      Carol: Doug, it's a secret romance. Isn't that what sells bad novels?
      Doug: We shouldn't be a bad novel.
      Carol: That's my train.
      (she kisses him on the cheek, then rubs the lipstick off)
      Doug: Oh, yeah, get that. See you at work.

    • Carla: I was just concerned about his health.
      Peter: My son's health is on my mind 24 hours a day.
      Carla: Our son! You can't divide our son's life into categories, like I'm in charge of health and you do the diapers, no. You use the Medicine to hide behind so we don't talk.
      Peter: We're talking now.
      Carla: This isn't a conversation cause you don't care what I think or feel. I may not be your choice for the mother of your child, but we're gonna have to share.
      Peter: Like you shared with the circumcision, right?
      Carla: I was mad. Come on, come clean Peter, your attitude about circumcision has nothing to do with his health, it has to do with you wanting him to look like you in the shower.
      Peter: So what if I do? Carla, he's my son.
      Carla: Then why didn't you say that? I understand that. Instead of you blowing off a lot of medical steam that don't make a lot of damn sense.
      Peter: Carla, what happened to that boy's penis should have been left up to me.

  • 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.

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