ER/Fire in the Belly

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Fire in the Belly
Season 2, Episode 19
Airdate April 25, 1996
Production Number 457219
Written by Paul Manning
Directed by Felix Enriquez Alcala
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Fire in the Belly is the nineteenth episode of the second season of ER, and the forty-fifth episode overall.

Starring: Anthony Edwards (Dr. Mark Greene), George Clooney (Dr. Doug Ross), Sherry Stringfield (Dr. Susan Lewis), Noah Wyle (Dr. John Carter), Julianna Margulies (Nurse Carol Hathaway), Gloria Reuben (Jeanie Boulet)

and Eriq La Salle (Dr. Peter Benton)

Special Appearance by: Marg Helgenberger (Karen Hines)

Guest Starring: Abraham Benrubi (Jerry Markovic), Bibi Besch (Ethel Garvey), Scott Michael Campbell (Reilly Brown), Matthew Glave (Dale Edson), Joanna Gleason (Iris), Michael C. Mahon (Joe), Yvette Freeman (Haleh Adams), Claudette Nevins (Judge)

Special Guest Stars: Christine Elise (Harper Tracy), Laura Innes (Dr. Kerry Weaver), CCH Pounder (Dr. Angela Hicks), Kathleen Wilhoite (Chloe Lewis), Paul Dooley (Henry Lewis)

and Ron Eldard (Shep)

Guest Starring (end credits): Tony Perez (Mr. Mendoza), Perry Anzilotti (Perry)

Co-Starring: Laura Cerón (Chuny Marquez), Deezer D. (Malik McGrath)

Emily Wagner (Pickman), Lynn A. Henderson (Obles), Suzanne Carney (OR Nurse), Richard Minchenberg (Simon), Jeff Daurey (Virgil), Kevin Duran (Jeremy), Robert Louis Kempf (Button Man), J.P. Manoux (Mime), Duke Moosekian (Detective), Consuela Nance (Cashier), Maggie Palomo (Mrs. Mendoza)


Plot Overview

Benton misdiagnoses a patient who should've been admitted to the hospital; Carter's competitiveness with new surgical intern Edson costs him his relationship with Harper; Weaver allows a videographer to document ER procedures; Susan has an appointment regarding her custody status of Little Susie.


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