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Season 7, Episode 1
Airdate October 12, 2000
Production Number 226251
Written by Jack Orman
Directed by Jonathan Kaplan
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Homecoming is the first episode of the seventh season of ER, and the one hundred thirty-seventh episode overall.

Starring: Anthony Edwards (Dr. Mark Greene), Noah Wyle (Dr. John Carter), Laura Innes (Dr. Kerry Weaver), Alex Kingston (Dr. Elizabeth Corday), Paul McCrane (Dr. Robert Romano), Goran Visnjic (Dr. Luka Kovac), Maura Tierney (Nurse Abby Lockhart), Michael Michele (Dr. Cleo Finch), Erik Palladino (Dr. Dave Malucci), Ming-Na (Dr. Jing-Mei Chen)

and Eriq La Salle (Dr. Peter Benton)

Guest Starring: Brent Jennings (Nat), Amy Aquino (Dr. Janet Coburn), Troy Evans (Frank), Yvette Freeman (Haleh Adams), Mark Valley (Richard Lockhart), Deezer D. (Malik McGrath), Lily Mariye (Lily Jarvik), Gerry Black (Mr. Fletcher), John Doe (Carter's Doctor), James Callahan (Mr. Russo), Barry Gordon (Baxter), Jonathan Mangum (Ryan Bradford), Wentworth Miller (Mike Palmieri), Paula Newsome (Receptionist)

and Kay Lenz (Karen Palmieri)

Guest Starring (end credits): Lynn A. Henderson (Olbes)

Co-Starring: Dino Anello (Picketer), Purva Bedi (Priya), Michelle Bonilla (Harms), David Coggeshall (Teammate), Todd Duffy (Mitch), Jonathan T. Floyd (Student), Steve Howey (Ellzey), Jeremy Kent Jackson (Jock), Larissa Larenne (Cheerleader), Ronreaco Lee (Davis), Brian Lester (Dumar), Sean McGowan (Food Court Guy), Bob Minor (Buck), J. Anthony Peña (Tackle), Hillary Straney (Flight Attendant), Tod Thawley (Smith), Emily Wagner (Pickman), Dean Wein (Security Sergeant)


Plot Overview

Carter struggles with his recovery from his drug addiction as he completes his stint in a rehab facility in Atlanta; meanwhile back in Chicago, a custodial strike affects the hospital and Mark takes care of a high school football player who was injured during his football game; he also learns that he contracted poison ivy from Corday during their vacation; later on, the ER is filled with patients injured in a riot from the high school football game; Abby is kicked out of medical school when her ex-husband, Richard fails to pay her tuition, prompting her to personally confront him about it; Romano offers Benton a lucrative position at the hospital.


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