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Homecoming is the first episode of the seventh season of ER, and the one hundred thirty-seventh episode overall.
Guest Stars: Brent Jennings (Nat), Amy Aquino (Dr. Janet Coburn), Troy Evans (Frank), Yvette Freeman (Haleh), Mark Valley (Richard Lockhart), Deezer D. (Malik), Lily Mariye (Lily), 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), Kay Lenz (Karen Palmieri), Lynn A. Henderson (Olbes), Dino Anello (Picketer), Purva Bedi (Priya), Michelle Bonilla (Harms), David Coggeshall (Teammate), Todd Duffey (Mitch), Jonathan T. Floyd (Student), Steve Howey (Ellroy), Jeremy Kent Jackson (Jock), Larissa Larenne (Cheerleader), RonReaco Lee (Davis), Brian Lester (Dumar), Sean McGowan (Food Court Guy), Bob Minor (Buck), J. Anthony Pena (Tackle), Hillary Staney (Flight Attendant), Tod Thawley (Smith), Emily Wagner (Pickman), Dean Wein (Security Sergeant)
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.