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Season 4 Episode 19

Shades of Gray

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Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Apr 23, 1998 on NBC
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The bombing of an abortion clinic brings in many victims, pregnant women and protestors alike. Benton is temporarily suspended after his incident with Morgenstern comes to light, until Morgenstern decides to resign. Benton later shares a kiss with Corday. Carter cares for an elderly patient who appears to be the victim of neglect. Scott Anspaugh is buried. Anna walks out on a trauma involving a partial abortion, which doesn't please Weaver.moreless

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Alex Kingston

Alex Kingston

Dr. Elizabeth Corday

Anthony Edwards (I)

Anthony Edwards (I)

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

Badja Djola

Badja Djola

Mike Lembreaux

Guest Star

Art LaFleur

Art LaFleur

Miles Kearney

Guest Star

Marc Lawrence

Marc Lawrence

Mr. Newton

Guest Star

Abraham Benrubi

Abraham Benrubi

Jerry

Recurring Role

Ellen Crawford

Ellen Crawford

Lydia

Recurring Role

Sam Anderson

Sam Anderson

Dr. Jack Kayson

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goof: When Anna walks out of the trauma room because she can't perform the abortion, she takes her glasses off, but the next shot shows her taking her glasses off again.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • (during surgery)
      Romano: Why don't we give her a heart transplant while we're at it?
      Corday: Why don't you stop being such a prick?!

    • Abortion patient: Why are you being such a bitch?
      Weaver: Because you are being irresponsible.
      Abortion patient: More likely because you aren't "gettin' any" yourself.

  • 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 final appearance of William H. Macy as regularly recurring character Dr. David Morgenstern. Macy would reprise the role once more, eleven years later, in the Season 15 episode "A Long, Strange Trip."

    • Music: "Night Life," Aretha Franklin; "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)," Green Day (sung by Jeanie); "Simple Gifts," Judy Collins (sung by Jeanie)

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