Season 5 Episodes

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Getting to Know You

Season 5, Episode 22 - Air Date: 5/20/1999
Carol's pregnancy becomes public knowledge as she learns that she's having twins. Lucy has problems trying to go off Ritalin.
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Responsible Parties

Season 5, Episode 21 - Air Date: 5/13/1999
The ER docs tend to three teenagers who were in an accident on the way to their senior prom. Greene and Carter treat the most severely injured, a boy suffering from third degree burns over 80% of his body.
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Season 5, Episode 20 - Air Date: 5/6/1999
The hospital suffers through a series of power outages. Carol's decision to send Doug a fax about her pregnancy is thwarted by the power outages.
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Rites of Spring

Season 5, Episode 19 - Air Date: 4/29/1999
Romano forces Benton to choose between the trauma and cardiothoracic fellowships. Carol worries that she may have lost her child.
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Point of Origin

Season 5, Episode 18 - Air Date: 4/8/1999
Greene tries to help Mobalage when he's about to be deported. Kerry tries to save a woman she believes is her birth mother.
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Sticks and Stones

Season 5, Episode 17 - Air Date: 3/25/1999
During a paramedic ride-along, Carter is forced to drive the ambulance while fleeing a riot scene and inadvertently runs over a teenage boy.
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Middle of Nowhere

Season 5, Episode 16 - Air Date: 2/25/1999
Peter accepts Romano's suggestion and takes a two-week job in Minnesota to earn some extra money. Unfortunately, before he gets a chance to leave, he's transferred to backwoods Mississippi, where the hospital is only a two-room building.
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The Storm (2)

Season 5, Episode 15 - Air Date: 2/18/1999
Greene assists paramedics in treating injured children at a school bus accident. En route, Doug and Jeanie survive their own accident.
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The Storm (1)

Season 5, Episode 14 - Air Date: 2/11/1999
Doug faces possible criminal charges after Ricky Abbott dies when Ross bypasses system lockouts to enable Joi to give Ricky a lethal dosage of dilaudin.
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Choosing Joi

Season 5, Episode 13 - Air Date: 2/4/1999
Ricky Abbott returns to the ER. Doug forges papers to allow Joi to treat Ricky at home. Corday decides to back out of the Romano sexual harassment investigation after he threatens to expose her relationship with Benton.
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Double Blind

Season 5, Episode 12 - Air Date: 1/21/1999
Doug jeopardizes future federal grants for the entire ER when he breaks a double blind study by giving a sample drug to an ailing patient.
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Nobody Doesn't Like Amanda Lee

Season 5, Episode 11 - Air Date: 1/7/1999
Amanda Lee's obsession with Dr. Greene comes to a head when Mark inadvertantly digs up old med school records damaging to her career.
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The Miracle Worker

Season 5, Episode 10 - Air Date: 12/17/1998
Benton's attempts to get away to Carla and Reese on Christmas Eve are continually thwarted by Romano, culminating in Benton forcing the drunken Romano away from a patient.
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Good Luck, Ruth Johnson

Season 5, Episode 9 - Air Date: 12/10/1998
Carter plays tour guide for Ruth Johnson, who was born in the hospital 100 years ago to the day, and her large family.
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The Good Fight (aka A Perfect Match)

Season 5, Episode 8 - Air Date: 11/19/1998
Carter and Lucy scramble across Chicago to find a dying girl's father who's a perfect match for her very rare blood type.
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Hazed and Confused

Season 5, Episode 7 - Air Date: 11/12/1998
Dr. Corday commits a deadly error after being on-call for nearly 36 hours straight. Peter visits Dr.
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Stuck on You

Season 5, Episode 6 - Air Date: 11/5/1998
After Mark saves a 16-year-old assault victim in a daring rescue, he tries to convince the boy to leave the streets for a shelter.
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Season 5, Episode 5 - Air Date: 10/29/1998
Halloween night finds the ER awash with allergic or otherwise incapacitated children. Kerry tolerates a visiting candidate for chief while she waits for the official vote.
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Vanishing Act

Season 5, Episode 4 - Air Date: 10/15/1998
Dr. Corday begins her first day as an intern, first by being assigned to Dale Edson, then being treated as Romano's lapdog.
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They Treat Horses, Don't They?

Season 5, Episode 3 - Air Date: 10/8/1998
Mark goes to a trauma scene with the EMTs, where he treats a gunshot victim who has a bomb strapped to himself.
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Split Second

Season 5, Episode 2 - Air Date: 10/1/1998
Dr. Corday's father visits from overseas in an attempt to convince her to join his medical practice.
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Day for Knight

Season 5, Episode 1 - Air Date: 9/24/1998
Third-year med student Lucy Knight reports to the ER for the first day of her rotation. Greene takes a teacherly interest in her, helping her get acquainted, but she gets off to a bad start with the irritable Carter when she speaks insensitively, and without Carter present, with a patient's wife about her husband's very serious condition.