ER Season 5 Episodes:
Episode 1: Day for Knight; Written by Lydia Woodward; Directed by Chris Chulack; 9/24/98
Lucy Knight gets off to an inauspicious start as she tries to help an elderly man who is lying on the pavement, bleeding, near the hospital before she reports for work. Before the day is over, she offends Carter, stumbles upon a private romance and is left speechless in the presence of a widow-to-be and a pregnant woman who may have miscarried for the third time.
Episode 2: Split Second; Written by Carol Flint; Directed by Christopher Misiano; 10/1/98
Greene considers taking a part-time position as an EMS medical director. Corday is asked by her father to join his practice in England. Benton grows concerned that Reese may have a hearing problem. Carter finds his resident advisor's position is taking up too much time.
Episode 3: They Treat Horses, Don't They?;
Written by Walon Green; Directed by T.R. Babu Subramanian; 10/8/98
Greene responds to an emergency at a factory, where a hostage-taking gunman is severely wounded after a shoot-out with the police. Later, Greene's daughter ropes him into aiding a colicky horse. Weaver is upset by Ross's surprising news and Carter gets involved with a patient.
Episode 4: Vanishing Act;
Written by Jack Orman; Directed by Lesli Linka Glatter; 10/15/98
Hathaway tries to prevent a wounded gang member bent on retaliation from leaving the hospital. Weaver interviews for the chief of emergency-medicine job. Corday becomes painfully aware that her position as an intern isn't just a formality. Lucy misplaces a corpse she was transporting to the morgue.
Episode 5: Masquerade; Written by Samantha Howard Corbin; Directed by Steve De Jarnett; 10/291/98
Greene aids a schizophrenic woman who claims she is pregnant, and he receives some surprising news from his daughter, Rachel. Lucy attends a Halloween dorm party that gets out of control and gets Carter in trouble.
Episode 6: Stuck On You; Written by Neal Baer; Directed by David Nutter; 11/5/98
A gay teen is severely beaten and left for dead in the street, and Greene risks his life to reach the boy amid gunfire. Carter finds a new place to live. Corday suggests that she become Benton's intern. Brothers become stuck together with carpet cement.
Episode 7: Hazed and Confused;
Written by David Mills; Directed by Jonathan Kaplan; 11/12/98
Greene reacts strangely when the paramedics he supervises try to include him in their group by hazing him. Anspaugh interviews a candidate for E.R. chief. Hathaway's upset to discover she isn't pregnant.
Episode 8: The Good Fight; Written by Jack Orman; Directed by Chris Chulack; 11/19/98
Corinna is wheeled into the hospital following a car accident in which her spleen was damaged. She's in desperate need of blood. She has a rare blood type and the only perfect donor is her father, who has mysteriously disappeared. Carter and Lucy race to track him down.
Episode 9: Good Luck, Ruth Johnson;
Written by Lydia Woodward; Director: Rod Holcomb; 12/10/98
Carter serves as a reluctant tour guide to Ruth Johnson, who was born in the hospital 100 years ago. Hathaway cares for an 8-year-old boy who may have been stalked in a park by an unidentified man suspected of murdering the boy's best friend.
Episode 10: The Miracle Worker;
Written by Paul Manning; Directed by Lesli Linka Glatter; 12/17/98
On Christmas Eve, Carter tries to work a miracle
on an 18-year-old boy who suffered a brain hemorrhage that caused his heart to stop. A pregnant 13-year-old must decide whether to keep her baby.
Episode 11: Nobody Doesn't Like Amanda Lee;
Writer: Linda Gase; Director: Richard Thorpe; 1/7/99
Lee shocks Hathaway when she says she suspects Greene is a Don Juan and then brags about his sexual aggressiveness. Carter discovers he may have contracted tuberculosis from a former patient; Jeanie sidesteps the advances of a police officer she aided. a young soldier fights for his life. Everyone prepares for incoming victims from a commuter-plane crash.
Episode 12: Double Blind;
Written by Carol Flint; Directed by David Chameides; 1/21/99
Ross breaks protocol - and the law - when he gives pain medication to a kid who was targeted for a federally funded research project. Greene considers taking a position with NASA. Benton treats an elderly man who claims he's 140-years-old and cannot die. Hathaway confronts Evans about obtaining a grant from the clinic without her consent.
Episode 13: Choosing Joi; Written by Lydia Woodward; Directed by Chris Chulack; 2/4/99
Greene approaches Ross with a proposal that will keep the latter's illegal drug prescribing quiet. Joi brings Ricky to the hospital in critical condition. Romano threatens to get Corday in trouble if she continues to assist in the sexual-harassment case against him.
Episode 14: The Storm, Part I;
Written and Directed by John Wells; 2/11/99
Doug's maverick ways catch up with him when the case involving ALD patient Ricky takes an unexpected and devastating turn. It creates a crisis that threatens to engulf not only Ross, but Greene, Weaver and Hathaway as well. Carter and Lucy begin flirting with each other. Benton meets with a sign-language tutor. Mobalage allows Greene to tell his wife what's really wrong with him.
Episode 15: The Storm, Part II; Written by John Wells; Directed by Chris Chulack; 2/18/99
Ross struggles with a professional and personal crossroads. Greene makes it to the icy school bus crash site where he must spring into action amidst the troubling carnage and pain. Mobalage's wife, Kubby, shares a horrifying secret with Hathaway that could put Kubby in harm's way. Later, Ross gets an intense visit from Ricky's grief-stricken father, Richard Abbott.
Episode 16: Middle of Nowhere; Writers: Carol Flint & Neal Baer; Directeor: Jonathan Kaplan; 2/25/99
To earn some extra cash, Benton signs on to help out at a northern Minnesota hospital during his vacation. But his plans are altered at the last minute and he's assigned to a rural clinic in a backwoods Mississippi town. The facility, run by a feisty nurse, doesn't have much need for an ambitious surgeon - just an old-fashioned country doctor, and preferably a white one.
Episode 17: Sticks and Stones; Written by Joe Sachs; Directed by Felix Enriquez Alcala; 3/25/99
A professional wrestler, who twisted his knee during a match, comes in for treatment. Carter takes matters into his own hands when a riot occurs outside of a run-down apartment building where disgruntled tenants attacked their landlord.
Episode 18: Point of Origin; Written by Christopher Mack; Directed by Christopher Misiano; 4/8/99
Weaver encounters an elderly, dying woman she believes to be her mother. Hathaway decides whether to keep her baby. Carter takes over for Greene for a day. Greene tries to help Mobalage remember the painful details of what happened to him in Nigeria.
Episode 19: Rites of Spring;
Written by David Mills; Directed by Jonathan Kaplan; 4/29/99
Jeanie administers to a minister. Corday prepares for a conference. Carter plays mentor to a high-school student on a study program. Hathaway encourages a schizophrenic allowed to care for her own baby.
Episode 20: Power; Written by Carol Flint; Directed by Laura Innes; 5/6/99
Periodic power failures wreak havoc in the hospital, where a rapist is on the loose. A neighbor brings in the couple next door after the wife has suffered an accident.
Episode 21: Responsible Parties;
Written by Jack Orman; Directed by Chris Chulack; 5/20/99
Teens on their way to a prom are victims of a fiery crash. An AIDS patient and her young son are brought in by helicopter after a fishing-boat accident. A stripper arrives under a cloak of secrecy. A decision is made on the recipient of the trauma fellowship.
Episode 22: Getting to Know You; Written by Lydia Woodward; Directed by Jonathan Kaplan; 5/20/99
A patient claims to be able to see what's happening inside others. Corday tries to talk to Greene about their relationship. Weaver finds a little boy on the street. Word spreads about Hathaway's pregnancy. Benton receives disturbing personal news.
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