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Season 6 Episode 3

Greene with Envy

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Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Oct 14, 1999 on NBC
8.7
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Mark clashes with new attending physician Gabriel Lawrence. Lucy and Luka try to convince a woman that her husband is dangerous. Carter tries to be supportive as Elaine undergoes her mastectomy. After Weaver puts in a good word for her, Jeanie receives baby Carlos on a temporary basis; she and Reggie get married later in the day. Cleo treats a family who was in an accident. Benton talks with his lawyer about having a DNA test. Mark and Elizabeth spend their first night together.moreless

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  • Shooting... new attending... Kovac on action... busy day

    8.6
    This episode really had the action and motion. First it just looked like just another episode, but this episode really had the excitement. The patient is brought in and it comes out his cousins were the shooter. He tries to escape and there is shooting on ER. No one is hurt but it is much action. Everyone is trying to get out of the bullets but only Benton runs in the middle of action to get his son.



    Kovac treats a woman who has some weird injuries and he tries to interfere. The woman says nothing and Kovac makes the husband to hit him to get him taken in. But they leave in the end, with no change..



    And there is a reporter.. who makes a story... and interfere their work.



    And.. Jeanie gets married.. and the child.. Beautifulmoreless
  • Jeanie Boulet gets her man and the baby all on the same day – but Kerry fails to show up for the wedding service.

    9.1
    The cousin of a GSW victim turns up, only to be identified as the shooter. He runs and then has a shoot out with a security guard, but even though 20plus shots are fired no one is seriously injured. ER is messed up though!



    Carter’s current lady friend Elaine (the ex-wife of a cousin), has to undergo surgery for breast cancer and is advised by Elizabeth not to let it define who she is. She doesn’t want John to be involved, indeed seems to have been using him to feel desirable. John isn’t really that kind of guy and is being persistently caring!



    Gabe Laurence, aka Alan Alda, is appointed as an attending by Kerry, without telling Mark. He is pretty unhappy about this and spends the day checking up on him. Gabe does make some spectacular saves, but also some misses, which give Mark cause for concern.

    Luka incites a wife-beating husband to hit him, so that he can be detained, but the wife will not tell on him, so they end up leaving together anyway. Kerry tells Luka she won’t be needing him anymore, and Carol drives him home at the end of the shift. He lives on a boat and tells her when it gets cold he goes south for the winter.



    A journalist is shadowing Elizabeth for the day – thanks, as ever, to Romano – observing residents doing operations on trauma patients she is somewhat concerned, but Elizabeth reminds her it is a teaching hospital.



    The epi ends with Mark and Elizabeth together and having fun! They make a great couple and have a very open and frank relationship which helps both of them cope with work.

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  • Much more character development...

    8.9
    Okay, so we are already getting an idea of this new, dashing Croatian doctor who seems to calm and yet is prepared to provoke an attack in order to help a patient...how exciting from the audience's perspective, not so much from the ER's point of view. Hopefully this isn't quite the end for Luka Kovac!



    We are also introduced to Gabe Lawrence in this epieose, who, despite getting on certain doctor's nerves, most noticeably Mark Greene, allows us to see that even experienced doctors such as himself and Mark can keep on learning new techniques and medicines. A worthy message for his first episode!



    To everyone who claims Kerry was never a true friend to Jeannie, I think that if anything, this episode proves just how strong a friend she is. Single-handedly, Kerry was able to influence the decision that allowed Jeannie to take home Carlos. And how sweet! Rather than a honey-moon in New Orleans, a nappy-buying trip to the local store for newly-weds Jeannie and Reggie.



    This episode noted some minor conflict between Mark and Elizabeth - of course, this could only be a sign that they care deeply for each other, as neither would have minded about the same situations before their relationship. And all ended happily, making this episode supposedly the first time the pair consumate their relationship.



    And Benton, unsure what to do in light of his recent situation...asking questions, doubtful of himself, yet assured in the fact that he loved his SON oh so much and won't let biology come between that love.



    All in all, another positive episode, both professionally and personally for most of the characters involved.

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Alex Kingston

Alex Kingston

Dr. Elizabeth Corday

Anthony Edwards

Anthony Edwards

Dr. Mark Greene

Eriq La Salle

Eriq La Salle

Dr. Peter Benton

Gloria Reuben

Gloria Reuben

P.A. Jeanie Boulet

Goran Visnjic

Goran Visnjic

Dr. Luka Kovac

Julianna Margulies

Julianna Margulies

Nurse Carol Hathaway

Lawrence B. Adisa

Lawrence B. Adisa

Josh's Cousin

Guest Star

Erich Anderson

Erich Anderson

Mr. Bradley

Guest Star

Gregg Daniel

Gregg Daniel

Mr. Powell

Guest Star

Alan Alda

Alan Alda

Dr. Gabe Lawrence

Recurring Role

Rebecca De Mornay

Rebecca De Mornay

Elaine Nichols

Recurring Role

Yvette Freeman

Yvette Freeman

Haleh

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Goof: Dr. Corday has an unexplained change of clothes in this episode. When she checks the security guard who fainted, she's wearing a dark skirt, but later the same day, when she is walking with Elaine, she's wearing a white print dress.

    • The acronym for the four core values on the badges that practically everyone in the ER is wearing is CARE; Creativity, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Benton: Hey Jackie, do you think he [Reese] looks like me?
      Jackie: I hope not. He's got enough problems.

    • Weaver: Dr. Kovac, now that Dr. Lawrence is here, I don't believe we will be needing you anymore. Okay?
      Kovac: Okay...

    • Carter: I want you to know that I'm here for you and that for me this wasn't just about...
      Elaine: Sex?
      Carter: Yeah, it wasn't about that.
      Elaine: It was for me. And if we're talking 'needs' John, I don't need you to feel sorry or worried or tender or anything. I just need you to go away.
      Carter: I don't want to go away.

    • Romano: Blow my trumpet Lizzie.
      Corday: You can do that better yourself.
      Romano: Look at you, look at me, who would you rather spend an hour with?
      Corday: You've got a point.

    • Mark: (about not being consulted regarding the hiring of Gabe Lawrence) Couldn't you have the courtesy to at least tell me first? It's called respect, Kerry. Hey, look, it's even on your stupid badge.

  • NOTES (3)

    • 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.

    • This episode marks the first guest appearance by Alan Alda in a five episode story arc. His portrayal of Dr. Gabriel Lawrence garnered him an Emmy Award nomination in the Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series category.

    • Previous title: "Lawrence of Northwestern"

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • While working on a trauma, Dr. Lawrence comments that a creative treatment he used is "an old army trick."
      This may be a veiled reference to the television series M*A*S*H; Alan Alda, who portrays Dr. Lawrence, starred on that program as a thoracic surgeon assigned to a frontline surgical unit during the Korean War.

    • Title: "Greene with Envy"
      The title of this episode is a play on the idiom "green with envy," which means to be extremely covetous or full of a desire for what someone else has.

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