ER

Season 3 Episode 2

Let The Games Begin

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Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Oct 03, 1996 on NBC
8.6
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Jeanie begins to realize the burden of living an HIV-positive life when bills start mounting up and Benton throws her out of a trauma. The staff nervously awaits news on the hospital's future when it's rumored to be closing. As it turns out, Southside is closed instead, and County takes on a new chief of staff, Dr. Anspaugh. Mark and Susan endure disastrous blind dates. Benton sends Carter to the ER for the day after he arrives late. Carter then talks a patient into a local anesthetic and encourages him to ask Benton questions during the operation.moreless

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  • Jeanie strugle with illness that can take over her life.

    8.7
    Why I loved this series? because it has such a magnificent way of making us sympathize with the problems we maybe never would think. I, in environment I live, would never start to wonder what kind life the HIV positive might live. It just has no connection with me. But I do not think this is a thing I should not have to think. And I enjoyed this episode because it made me think, it made me wonder how the people who oneday found themselves in that kind of situations would handle it. And I can say, it not only made me wonder but also think how I could make it better...



    great episode with some great news - they did not close the hospital. Susan and Greene were getting along very well, I think Kerry is getting settled in, but poor Carol - still struggling with painful memories and with her house. I am sorry for her.moreless
  • A lot of energy in this episode.

    8.9
    A great episode, with a lot of fun. I just love those ER parties, it has to be said! It was relieving to know that County itself wasn't being shut, even if Southside suffered it seems that County gained in the increase of some great new doctors. And hey, the resulting party made the episode!
Isabella Hofmann

Isabella Hofmann

AIDS Clinic Doctor

Guest Star

Raye Birk

Raye Birk

Mr. Hartley

Guest Star

Eileen Brennan

Eileen Brennan

Betty

Guest Star

Abraham Benrubi

Abraham Benrubi

Jerry

Recurring Role

John Aylward

John Aylward

Dr. Donald Anspaugh

Recurring Role

Yvette Freeman

Yvette Freeman

Haleh

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goof: In the lounge, Greene and Ross struggle to uncap glass bottles of soda, which in 1996 would have been unlikely, as by then most glass pop bottles had twist-off caps.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Carol: Elizabeth, I haven't changed my mind. I really want to sell this place.
      Elizabeth: You're kidding.
      Carol: No. Is there a problem?
      Elizabeth: How can I put this delicately? (she pauses) I couldn't sell this place if the rest of Chicago burned down around it.

    • Jeanie: If you had tested positive, you would've quit?
      Benton: In a minute.
      Jeanie: Yeah, but you didn't test positive, did you.

    • (the staff is celebrating County's survival)
      Mark: I was just thinking how unusual it is to see our whole ensemble this happy.
      Jeanie: Especially about keeping a job where people puke on you.

    • Mark: All right. I told Susan Lewis about the staff meeting.
      Kerry: I told Jeanie Boulet, Malik and Carter. I figure if you don't tell Doug Ross, then you're okay.

    • Weaver: (about Anspaugh) You know him?
      Morgenstern: I did two years of Residency at Hennepin with him. The guy's completely lumpy.
      Weaver: Well, I rather like him.
      Morgenstern: Give it time. He eats med students for breakfast, residents for lunch and the attendings are who he chews up for dinner.

    • Kerry: You know, Mark, just because it's my suggestion it doesn't, by definition, make it a bad idea. (she walks away)
      Susan: (to Mark) She just has a way of making you feel very small, doesn't she?

    • E-Ray: The key to landing a good job is presentation.
      Jerry: I'm not going to dress like you, if that's what you're talking about.
      E-Ray: (reading Jerry's résumé out loud) "Two summers as assistant night manager at McDonald's."
      Jerry: Actually, it's a bit of a lie. I just manned the drive-through window.
      E-Ray: No, that's better. That's managing the communication and distribution system of an international Fortune 500 company.
      Jerry: Okay, okay, I like that. What you're saying is, make it a big lie.
      E-Ray: Semantics can be your friend, Jerry.

    • Susan: Do you even know how to drive a motorcycle?
      Carol: It's just like a big moped, right?
      Susan: I guess...

    • Benton: Where's Carter?
      Haleh: Do I look like his mother?

  • NOTES (3)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Near the start of the episode, Carter is woken up by a neighbor knocking at the door. When Carter asks her what time it is, she replies that Live with Regis and Kathie Lee had just ended, sending Carter into a panic because he realizes he over-slept. The time must have been at or near 10:00am, as that is when Live ends.

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