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Season 5 Episode 9

Good Luck, Ruth Johnson

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Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Dec 10, 1998 on NBC
8.3
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Carter plays tour guide for Ruth Johnson, who was born in the hospital 100 years ago to the day, and her large family. Carol treats a boy who was hit by a car and tells a story of being chased, his friend being shot in the process. Peter observes Kotlowitz install a cochlear implant and decides to wait before scheduling an operation for Reese. Mark dines with Dr. Lee, new ER chief. Dr. Corday proposes radical changes in scheduling at an M&M conference, and later decides to break off her relationship with Benton.moreless

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  • Carol has hard case and it is not easy to solve...

    8.1
    100th episode.. really? It does not so much.. but it is...



    the main and the best part of this episode is Carol and a case of two young boys.. One of them is brought in as he was hitted by the car. He asks if anyone knows what happened with his friend. It first look like those two kids were victim of some bad man but the outcome is even more shocking - the one boy killed the other. And why? because he wanted those shoes. But the way the story is portrayed and how Carol comes step by step closer to the truth - it really gives so much for the episode.



    The other main storyline is about Carter being a tour guide for a woman who born 100 years ago in that hospital. It is nice and symbolic but nothing special.moreless
  • Dr. Romano sniffs Dr. Corday's hair! Carol and Ross deal with a very touching issue. Dr. Carter has an interesting story line. Enjoy the tantilizing possibilities with Mark.

    8.9
    Dr. Corday gets hugged and sniffed by Dr. Romano. Dr. Romano's desire for Elizabeth is a storyline that the writers toy with throughout Dr. Romano's tenure at the hospital. Can't really blame him. She is very attractive and quite the personality. It is interesting to see her deal with professional issues.



    Dr. Benton deals with issues about his son. This storyline is developing well.



    Dr. Doyle has a bit part. At least she is in this episode. There have been episodes in which they mention her, but we never see her.



    Carol and Doug have an interesting storyline. It is nice to see Carol deal with the patient.



    Mare W. is a great actress. It was nice to see her as a recurring star in this series. I am glad Mark is dating in his own class again.moreless
  • I really enjoyed this episode.

    10
    Carol tries to bond with the little boy and side with him but then she finds out that he killed his freind. That was sad. I liked the part when Doug and Carol were talking about raising kids, teaching them all you know, and then wishing them good luck! or something like that. Then the baby at the end just made the whole episode fit together. Naming her Ruth Jonson, and then Carol wishing her good luck. I liked it alot!moreless
  • What a good lie but I don't think they boy fully understands, he is just worried about getting in trouble from his dad.

    9.1
    Carol treats a boy who was hit by a car and his friend was shot in the process. This boy makes up a good story but we later find out that this boy needs some serious help because I don\'t think he really realises what he has done.



    Dr. Corday is a very strong woman and this is shown as proposes radical changes in scheduling at a conference. I think she holds a valid point for safety of patients.



    I am also glad to see that she decides to break off her relationship with Benton. I don\'t think he really treated her right because he is so caught up with himself and his problems.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

Jesse James

Jesse James

Wilson Geary

Guest Star

Xander Berkeley

Xander Berkeley

Unknown

Guest Star

Viveka Davis

Viveka Davis

Unknown

Guest Star

Abraham Benrubi

Abraham Benrubi

Jerry

Recurring Role

Ellen Crawford

Ellen Crawford

Lydia

Recurring Role

Yvette Freeman

Yvette Freeman

Haleh

Recurring Role

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