ER Season 1 Episodes:
Episode 1: 24 Hours; Written by Michael Crichton; Directed by Rod Holcomb; 9/19/94
Dr. Mark Greene considers joining a private practice; John Carter arrives for the first day of his internship; Dr. Doug Ross comes to work drunk; and Dr. Peter Benton performs his first operation. Everyone is stunned when Carol Hathaway is brought in following a suicide attempt.
Episode 2: Day One; Written by John Wells; Directed by Mimi Leder; 9/22/94
Ross fights to save a girl hit by a drunken driver; Dr. Susan Lewis seeks help for an emotionally disturbed man.
Episode 3: Going Home; Written by Lydia Woodward; Directed by Mark Tinker; 9/29/94
Hathaway returns to work after recovering from a suicide attempt, and Carter needs help diagnosing an Alzheimer's patient. Dubbed"Madame X," Clooney's character thinks it's 1948, but she manages to teach Carter a lesson in compassion when they talk about the music of yesteryear.
Episode 4: Hit and Run; Written by Paul Manning; Directed by Mimi Leder; 10/6/94
Carter reexamines his future after a teenage hit-and-run victim dies - and he is given the task of notifying the parents. Meanwhile, Lewis and Benton square off following a misdiagnosed case, and Hathaway gets a surprise visit from Ross.
Episode 5: Into That Good Night; Written by Robert Nathan; Directed by Charles Haid; 10/13/94
Greene tries to find a transplant for a critically ill heart patient. Ross gets personally involved when a girl's family is unable to afford her medication.
Episode 6: Chicago Heat; Written by John Wells; Directed by Elodie Keene; 10/20/94
A surprise heat wave generates a suffocating caseload in the E.R. Meanwhile, Greene takes his daughter to work, where she learns that dad can't always make things better.
Episode 7: Another Perfect Day;
Teleplay by Lydia Woodward; Story by Lance Gentile; Directed by Vern Gillum; 11/3/94
Hathaway has mixed emotions about moving in with Dr. Tagliari after she kisses Ross. Benton interviews for a prestigious fellowship, and Lewis receives more than her share of birthday surprises.
Episode 8: 9 1/2 Hours; Written by Robert Nathan; Directed by James Hayman; 11/10/94
Greene calls in sick to spend time with Jennifer, leaving Ross to cover for him. Meanwhile, Hathaway comforts a rape victim who is on the verge of suicide.
Episode 9: ER Confidential;
Written by Paul Manning; Director: Daniel Sackheim; 11/17/94
Dr. Cvetic struggles with a growing sense of hatred toward his patients; Hathaway faces an ethical crisis when a patient confides in her the details of an accident. Carter does some soul-searching regarding his treatment of a transvestite.
Episode 10: Blizzard;
Teleplay by Lance Gentile; Story by Neal Baer & Paul Manning; Directed by Mimi Leder; 12/8/94
A severe winter storm blankets the Windy City with snow, bringing the E.R. to a virtual standstill - then, victims from a 32 car pileup arrive, along with a new doctor.
Episode 11: The Gift;
Written by Neal Baer; Directed by Felix Enriquez Alcala; 12/15/94
After an organ-donor card is discovered on a patient who is declared brain dead, Benton lines up potential recipients and promises "a merry Christmas for a few lucky people." But he can't get consent from the dying man's estranged wife - who demands a second opinion on her husband's condition.
Episode 12: Happy New Year;
Written by Lydia Woodward; Directed by Charles Haid; 1/5/95
Lewis tangles with a by-the-book cardiologist after a heart patient she released is re-admitted in critical condition; and Carter complains to Benton about doing the resident's "scut work."
Episode 13: Luck of the Draw; Written by Paul Manning; Directed by Ron Holcomb; 1/12/95
Lewis is devastated after Morgenstern reprimands her for lacking confidence; Carter breaks in a new student, Deb. Greene tends to a "body packer" who has a half-kilo of cocaine packets in his stomach.
Episode 14: Long Day's Journey;
Written by Robert Nathan; Directed by Anita Addison; 1/19/95
Ross feels overwhelmed by a caseload that includes parent abuse, a suicide, a child with cancer and a teen prostitute with AIDS. Meanwhile, Benton is confronted by his sister.
Episode 15: Feb 5, '95; Written by John Wells; Directed by James Hayman; 2/2/95
Morgenstern offers Greene a permanent position, but Jennifer has other plans; Hathaway deals with a patient who thinks he's dead. The staff searches frantically for a poisonous snake; and a cancer patient checks in to die.
Episode 16: Make of Two Hearts; Written by Lydia Woodward; Directed by Mimi Leder; 2/9/95
Hathaway becomes emotionally involved when a newly adopted 6-year-old girl from Russia is abandoned by her American mother. Kayson brings Lewis flowers and asks her out to dinner.
Episode 17: The Birthday Party; Written by John Wells; Directed by Elodie Keene; 2/16/95
Hicks informs Benton that his mother's declining health is interfering with his residency and suggests that he take a hiatus.
Episode 18: Sleepless in Chicago; Written by Paul Manning; Directed by Chris Chulack; 2/23/95
Carter inadvertently prolongs the life of a terminally ill patient who wants to die; Ross asks Diane to dinner, then receives a visit from Hathaway.
Episode 19: Love's Labor Lost; Written by Lance Gentile; Directed by Mimi Leder; 3/9/95
What seems like a routine day in the ER turns sour for Dr. Mark Greene. Distracted by personal and professional problems, he misdiagnoses a pregnant woman and begins a downward spiral of missteps and questionable procedures that continues until all present are in over their heads, panic is thick in the air and, just as in real life, bad things happen to good people - with shocking speed.
Episode 20: Full Moon, Saturday Night; Written by Neal Baer; Directed by Donna Deitch; 3/30/95
The staff welcomes the new chief, a perfectionist who shakes things up with his management style. Meanwhile, Greene remains inconsolable over a patient's death.
Episode 21: House of Cards; Written by Tracey Stern; Directed by Fred Gerber; 4/6/95
Swift requests that Greene go before a hospital conference to present the details of a case involving a patient's death. Meanwhile, Deb's desire to accumulate procedures leads to a critical error in judgment.
Episode 22: Men Plan, God Laughs; Written by Robert Nathan; Directed by Chris Chulack; 4/27/95
Feeling helpless to improve his mother's condition, a gentle Benton goes to great lengths to provide care and comfort for his patients. Greene goes to Milwaukee hoping to reconcile with Jennifer.
Episode 23: Love Among the Ruins; Written by Paul Manning; Directed by Fred Gerber; 5/4/95
A young woman must make an agonizing decision after her boyfriend attempts suicide, and a novice nun is faced with a crisis of faith and commitment. An intriguing aspect of Carter's life is revealed.
Episode 24: Motherhood; Written by Lydia Woodward; Directed by Quentin Tarantino; 5/11/95
A frenetic 24 hours begins with the birth of Chloe's baby and ends with Benton reaching a dramatic turning point in his personal and professional life. In between, Ross, Carter and Lewis are each dealt devastating blows that could affect their futures.
Episode 25: Everything Old is New Again; Written by John Wells; Directed by Mimi Leder; 5/18/95
Hathaway and Taglieri's wedding day arrives with complications: bridesmaid Lewis can't locate Chloe to take care of the baby, and the priest can't find the groom. Meanwhile, Carter prepares for his last day.
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