I quite enjoyed this episode overall and it had many individual story-lines combining to make a good episode. The actual Carter part, after which the episode was named, bared very minimum significance, it was merely a small episode ploy to get Carter and Anna closer together again. I liked the other story-lines much better than this one, although I didn't mind this one at all.
I felt very sorry for Kerry this episode. She's effectively the hospital's sacrifice, or her authority at least, for an innocent firing. I've always liked both Kerry and Jeannie, and while I'm happy that we will continue to see Jeannie I do recognise that the whole business has turned out terribly for Kerry, who is being forced to pay professionally and lose a friend at the same time. It's also clear that she's being used by the Synergex doctor...
I enjoyed Mark Greene's lawyer in this episode, he was quite a friendly episode guest. You could see Mark was under a lot of pressure, but it all seemed to turn out ok.
The surgery in this episode didn't really seem to fit-in with the general action. Normally what goes on in the OR seems connected back down to the ER, but even the scenes didn't seem to merge that well.
I wonder how the new rift between Cynthia and Carol will play out. Carol can't have that much reason to dislike the girl, she definitely holds a hard grudge - although she may not have been the best candidate for the job, she seems competent with it now and hasn't yet done anything but help Mark come back to the world of the living a bit.
It's sad seeing Jeannie and Al part, mostly because I don't see the need. While I respect Jeannie's decision to fight and get her job back, she was fairly sacked and if she has a chance of a good job elsewhere, and to remain with her loved one, I don't see why she seems to seek a separation. I guess the HIV issue might make things more complicated though...But still, she and Al are only recently back together and they both seem to have loved every moment of it.