ER

Season 4 Episode 11

Think Warm Thoughts

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Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Jan 08, 1998 on NBC
8.5
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Another elderly rape victim is brought into the ER. Carter picks up an aspiring med student at a seminar he taught and brings her to the ER for a brief lesson. "Wild Willy" Swift returns as a Synergix attending physician. Romano clashes with Corday after she goes over his head for Allison Beaumont. Dr. Anspaugh's son comes into the ER with cancer-like symptoms. Carol and Doug argue over marriage.moreless

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  • They are getting the plot more and more interesting...

    8.3
    It seems that they have learned that maybe the start of the season was not the strongest and now they are building it up - with continues storyline of man attacking elder ladies and with many other things. It is just so welcomed as for awhile I did felt like I do not care so much about watching it but now - I am eager to see next episode.



    I think Cordey's storyline was my favorite here - she is going down to earth, thinking about her actions and trying to do everything to help that girl. And Allison - she is so brave, strong - a super girl.. if most people would go trough anything like that - they would break. But she - she wants to get better, live...



    And Carter - that student thing.. Maybe he just did not understand that for most ER is not attractive.. but in my opinion.. ER would be much much better than surgery.moreless
  • Sweet. Very very sweet!

    9.5
    Probably the best Christmas episode in ER.



    We get a little more from Dr. Romano, his perfect sarcasm ("Lizzie. You and I are a match made in Heaven.") and the first hint of his love for Dr. Elizabeth Corday.



    Carol and Doug's romance is so sweet, it is amazing how they complete each other!



    Carter's Gamma Millicent's visit was also very sweet. My favorite scene in this episode was when she was watching Jeanie take care of a patient and Jeanie tells the girl she is HIV-positive. Gamma's shock was so subtle and natural, and it was great to see how Jeanie has finally worked her life out and is now able to admit her HIV status.



    In a word - sweet.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

Telma Hopkins

Telma Hopkins

Carlene

Guest Star

Erica Yohn

Erica Yohn

Ann Reilly

Guest Star

Dennis Boutsikaris

Dennis Boutsikaris

Dr. David Kotlowitz

Guest Star

Trevor Morgan

Trevor Morgan

Scott Anspaugh

Recurring Role

Michael Ironside

Michael Ironside

Dr. William Swift

Recurring Role

John Aylward

John Aylward

Dr. Donald Anspaugh

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goof: When Carter is giving his class on "Emergency Medicine" to the medical students, he is asked if he ever killed a patient. He responds that he accidentally lacerated a patient's liver when he was a surgical intern. This, however, happened in the Season 2 episode "Do One, Teach One, Kill One", when Carter was a 4th year medical student.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Mark: Carter, you come here every day. Sometimes you're really cooking, and sometimes you're not. But you're here every day doing your work. And one day you'll look up... and maybe 10 years will have passed. It'll be the sum total of what you've done that counts. Not the passion.

    • Carol: I'm sorry I yelled at you over the phone. I'm actually glad you spoke to my mom. It's a relief. I don't know what I was waiting for.
      Doug: The other shoe to drop?
      Carol: Dumb, huh?

    • Swift: Hey Mark, if you're going to quit smoking, you need to detoxify your body. Colon irrigations...

    • Corday: And you and I, we're alright?
      Romano: Lizzie, you and I are a match made in heaven.

    • Romano: Hey, how did it go with those second year med students?
      Benton: Well, I didn't sugarcoat it.
      Romano: Well, I didn't expect you to. We want to weed out the losers early. Thanks for taking care of it, Pete.
      Benton: Dr. Romano, it's Peter.

    • Carol: (on the phone) Okay, Doug, when you get this message, call me! You can run, but you cannot hide!

    • Benton: These seminars are a waste of time. All they want to know is if I've ever killed anybody.
      Carter: What do you tell them?
      Benton: Just med students.

    • Romano: If I'd known this was your car I would have sniffed the tail pipe.
      Corday: Excuse me?
      Romano: Oh I thought we were talking about sex.

    • Medical Student: Do people really come to the ER with foreign objects stuck in their rectums?
      Carter: Sometimes it happens.
      Medical Student: What's the wierdest thing you have taken out of somebody's rectum?
      Carter: Uhhm, a bowling trophy.

  • NOTES (2)

    • 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.

    • Michael Ironside reprises his role as Dr. William "Wild Willy" Swift in this episode. He would later make an uncredited appearance as Dr. Swift in the Season 8 episode "On The Beach."

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