Season 1 Episode 2

Going Home

Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Sep 29, 1994 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Carol overcomes a few initial jitters and heads back to work in the ER. Mark treats a woman who is a victim of domestic violence. Susan clashes with Kayson on a cardiac case. Carol learns a valuable lesson from a leukemia patient. Carter has a tough time keeping up with Benton, and cares for an Alzheimer's patient with a melodious voice. Doug struggles with his feelings for Carol. The staff celebrates Carol's return with a surprise welcome back party.moreless

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  • Carol first day back..

    Carol is coming back... and she has not lost her humor but it is not easy for her - she has to accept what she tried and now everyone are somehow different with her. It is not easy ... Doug tries to find a way to talk with her and finds that she is seeing someone else and she is not interested in him. It almost breaks his heart.

    Carter is dealing with old lady who sings and have some problems first but the lady and her story, the beautiful voice - it really moves.

    And also there is another old lady who makes Carol to understand that she has right to live.moreless
  • Carol's ER

    A very nicely, well written mostly Carol-centric episode.

    It's her time to go back to the ER, she isn't completely over it yet and keeps having flashes of it. I really like Carol, she's very sweet and down-to-earth. Kind of like 'the original heart of the show'. This is also the episode that introduces her relationship with John Tag. The character I most hated the first season.

    Meanwhile, poor Susan starts screwing up at work and no one backs her up. Carter keeps sleeping around with a hooker and Mark Greene tries to help an Asian family from an abusive father. Pretty nice - basic ER. no masterpiece, but very enjoyable anyway. I liked the singing lady a lot. Sweet.

    The end of the episode was also nice, a welcome party for Carol. Sweeeeeeeet.moreless
  • Carol returns to work in the shadow of her attempted suicide, Mark treats a suspectedly abused mother, and Carter treats a mysterious woman with a flair for music. (Rosemary Clooney)

    Carol makes her return since being rushed into the ER in a suicide attempt, determined to get past that chapter in her life. Carol shares a few awkward moments with Doug, after Doug finds that Carol is now dating Dr. John Taglieri.

    Mark attends to a mother who allegedly "fell down the stairs"... but it is found that this is no accident. The mother's son comes forward, telling Dr. Greene that his father abuses his mother. When the father reaches the ER, the boy's story changes, fearing for the worst.

    And finally, Carter has his hands full with "Madame X" (Rosemary Clooney), a woman suffering from Alzheimers, who is full of musical talent - and let's it be known.

    The episode ends with the entire staff gathered in the lounge to wish a welcome back celebration for Carol. A very warm satisfying ending to a special episode of ER.moreless
  • "Get your kicks on Route 66" sings Mary Cavanaugh, played by Rosemary Clooney. Dr Susan Lewis makes a decision to use TPA vs angio plasty causing a conflict with a cardiologist that develops over the season.moreless

    Nurse Carol Hathaway awakes in the morning to return back home to the ER. She is welcomed by everyone and even jokes about her return "anyone see the barbituate tray that disappeared?" While Doug tries to rekindle his relationship, he soon realizes that Hathaway is in another relationship with "Tag" played by Rick Rossivich. Lewis tries to encourage an elderly woman to stay in the hospital while Rosemary Clooney wonders around the ER singing classic hits from the roaring 20's, 30's and 40's. A warming surprise reception awaits Carol at the end to welcome her back to the ER.moreless
  • Carol return to work after her attempted suicide. Rosemary Clooney guest stars.

    In this episode Carol return to work after trying to kill her self with an overdose of pills.

    This is the first time Carol meets Carter.

    Doug asks Carol if there is a chance for them she tells him no. She is currently dating Tag.

    Susan feels that Mark should have backed her up in a conference with Morganstern, and some surgeons.

    Carter spends the day with an elderly woman who suffers from dementia, and loves to sing.

    Mark tends to a woman. who doesn't speak English, whom he suspects has been abused.

    The staff surprises Carol with a welcome back part and home made gift.moreless
Anne Haney

Anne Haney

Mrs. Packer

Guest Star

Liz Vassey

Liz Vassey


Guest Star

Petra Porras

Petra Porras


Guest Star

Abraham Benrubi

Abraham Benrubi

Jerry Markovic

Recurring Role

Rick Rossovich

Rick Rossovich

Dr. John Taglieri

Recurring Role

William H. Macy

William H. Macy

Dr. David Morgenstern

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • (a woman walks up to the admit desk)
      Liz: Excuse me. (Jerry looks up) My breasts hurt.
      Jerry: (long pause) Okay...
      Liz: Dr. Carter, please.
      Jerry: And your name again?
      Liz: Proserpina, daughter of Ceres, who was whisked away into the dark, dank bowels of the underworld by Pluto, who not only had his way with her, but also forced her to eat three red, ripe, dripping pomegranate seeds.
      Jerry: (to Carol, in a hushed tone) And to think you could have missed all this...

    • Mark: Talked to Carol yet?
      Doug: I tried to; Taglieri showed up.
      Mark: You're not surprised, are you, Doug? I mean, they've been going out for a while. You didn't expect her to pine away for you forever, did you?
      Doug: No, I didn't.
      Mark: Just hoped she would?
      Doug: (he laughs uncomfortably) Yeah! Hey, nobody likes being replaced. (Mark scoffs at him) Alright, I did it first, although for the life of me I can't remember why.
      Mark: Ah! Maybe it's just because you're stupid, childish, immature...
      Doug: (laughs again) I get the point!

    • (Dr. Ross is walking down the hall)
      Langworthy: Have you seen Morgenstern?
      Ross: No. (he keeps walking)
      Greene: Doug, have you seen Susan?
      Doug: Am I the hall monitor? No!

    • Jerry: Hey, Carol, I hope you don't mind that we were joking with you earlier.
      Carol: (with a straight face) You don't think attempted suicide is something to joke about?

    • Carter: Have we...? Excuse me...
      Carol: (extending her hand to shake his) Carol Hathaway.
      Carter: Right! I met you my first day.
      Carter: Oh! My last... Or so I thought.

    • Carol: (standing at the door to the admit area) I'm here to unload that new shipment of barbiturates.
      (Susan and Jerry look up)
      Susan: Hey! (goes over and hugs her) At least you didn't kill off your sense of humor.
      Carol: No, just a few brain cells.
      Jerry: Hey...
      Carol: Hey, Jerry. (they share a huge hug) Jerry... Jerry... you're killing me!
      (he lets her go and they all laugh)
      Jerry: Not like you haven't tried already.

  • NOTES (4)


    • Jerry: And your name again?
      Liz: Proserpina...
      Proserpina is the Roman name for the Greek mythology goddess Persephone, born to Ceres (Demeter) and Jupiter (Zeus). Persephone was abducted by Pluto (Hades) and made queen of the underworld. Ceres, who was the goddess of agriculture and crops, refused to let the earth produce its fruits until her daughter was returned to her, but because Proserpina had eaten some pomegranate seeds in the other world, she was obliged to spend a season of every year there. Proserpina's story symbolizes the return of spring and the life and growth of corn.

    • Cvetic: So, are you ready to try some of those questions?
      Madame X: Like on Jeopardy!?
      Jeopardy! is an American quiz show with an extremely long broadcast history (1964-present) that features trivia in topics such as history, literature, the arts, pop culture and science. The show boasts a unique answer-and-question format in which contestants are presented with clues in the form of an answer, and must phrase their responses in the form of a question.

    • Timmy: (to Carol) Hey! Welcome back to Beirut!
      Beirut is the capital and largest city of Lebanon. It was the site of extreme violence and bloodshed during the Lebanese Civil War (1975 to 1990).