ER/Good Luck, Ruth Johnson

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Good Luck, Ruth Johnson
Season 5, Episode 9
Airdate December 10, 1998
Production Number 467559
Written by Lydia Woodward
Directed by Rod Holcomb
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Good Luck, Ruth Johnson is the ninth episode of the fifth season of ER, and the one hundred first episode overall.

Starring: Anthony Edwards (Dr. Mark Greene), George Clooney (Dr. Doug Ross), Noah Wyle (Dr. John Carter), Julianna Margulies (Nurse Carol Hathaway), Gloria Reuben (Jeanie Boulet), Laura Innes (Dr. Kerry Weaver), Alex Kingston (Dr. Elizabeth Corday), Kellie Martin (Dr. Lucy Knight)

and Eriq La Salle (Dr. Peter Benton)

Guest Starring: Abraham Benrubi (Jerry Markovic), Ellen Crawford (Lydia Wright), Yvette Freeman (Haleh), Jorja Fox (Dr. Maggie Doyle), Julie Bowen (Roxanne), Matthew Glave (Dr. Dale Edson), Sam Anderson (Dr. Jack Kayson), Cress Williams (Off. Reggie Moore), Jesse James (Wilson Geary), Xander Berkeley (), David Brisbin (Dr. Alexander Babcock), Bellina Logan (Kit), Viveka Davis (), Jenette Goldstein (), Pat Skipper (Carl Dayton)

Special Guest Stars: Mare Winningham (Dr. Amanda Lee), Paul McCrane (Dr. Robert Romano), Dennis Boutsikaris (Dr. David Kotlowitz)

with Anne Pitoniak (Ruth Johnson)

and John Aylward (Dr. Donald Anspaugh)

Guest Starring (end credits): Conni Marie Brazelton (Conni Oligario), Laura Cerón (Chuny Marquez), Deezer D. (Malik McGrath), Lily Mariye (Lily Jarvik), Kristin Minter (Randi Fronczak)

Co-Starring: Emily Wagner (Pickman), Lynn A. Henderson (Olbes), Dinah Lenney (Nurse Shirley), Demetrius Navarro (Morales), Keiko Agena (Mrs. Shimahara), Jonathan Stockwell Baker (Photographer), Donna Eskra (Mrs. LaBantray), Tommy Franklin (Drunk), Patrick Howard (Jimmy), John Loprieno (Bernucci), Ed Morgan (Edgar), Peter James Smith (Mr. Shimahara), Nicholas Sugimoto (Patrick)


Plot Overview

In the series' 100th episode, an elderly woman named Ruth Johnson celebrates her 100th birthday and is given a tour of the hospital by Carter; Hathaway treats a young boy whose friend was shot & killed and is shocked to learn the truth about what really happened; Corday attends an M&M conference about her patient; Benton has second thoughts about having Reese undergo a cochlear implant after observing an cochlear implant surgery on a little boy.


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