ER/Choosing Joi

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Choosing Joi
Season 5, Episode 13
Airdate February 4, 1999
Production Number 467563
Written by Lydia Woodward
Directed by Christopher Chulack
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Choosing Joi is the thirteenth episode of the fifth season of ER, and the one hundred fifth episode overall.

Guest Stars: Abraham Benrubi (Jerry), Ellen Crawford (Lydia), Jorja Fox (Dr. Maggie Doyle), Barbara Tarbuck (Alice Presley), Scott Jaeck (Dr. Steve Flint), Roger Eschbacher, Tom Gallop (Dr. Roger Julian), Dale Godboldo, David Hornsby (Strauss), Steven Petrarca (Dudzik), Paul McCrane (Dr. Robert Romano), Valerie Mahaffey (Joi Abbott), Djimon Hounsou (Mobalage Ekabo), Akosua Busia (Kubby Ekabo), John Aylward (Dr. Donald Anspaugh), Conni Marie Brazelton (Conni), Deezer D. (Malik), Kristin Minter (Randi), Brian Lester (Dumar), Kyle Chambers (Ricky Abbott), Devyn La Bella (Celia), Dinah Lenney (Shirley), Ray Porter (Sam Broder)


Plot Overview

Doug helps out Joi with her son, Ricky, who is in the last stages of ALD and not expected to live much longer; Carol tends to a woman with tons of dogs in need of homes while the woman is hospitalized; when Mark treats Mobalage, a janitor at the hospital, he discovers injuries caused by him being tortured in the past; Corday decides not to help Maggie Doyle out with her sexual harassment lawsuit after Romano threatens to reveal her past relationship with Benton; Carter teaches a patient-doctor course to young medical students and discovers that one of the students has cancer.


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