ER/I'll Be Home for Christmas

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I'll Be Home for Christmas
Season 8, Episode 10
Airdate December 13, 2001
Written by Dee Johnson &
Meredith Stiehm
Directed by Jonathan Kaplan
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I'll Be Home for Christmas is the tenth episode of the eighth season of ER, and the one hundred sixty-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), Sherry Stringfield (Dr. Susan Lewis), Michael Michele (Dr. Cleo Finch), Ming-Na (Dr. Jing-Mei Chen) (credit only)

and Eriq La Salle (Dr. Peter Benton)

Guest Starring: Castulo Guerra (Judge Alter), Roma Maffia (Janice Prager), Lea Salonga (Ben's Mom), Tom Wright (Wharton), Laura Cerón (Chuny Marquez), Yvette Freeman (Haleh Adams), Lily Mariye (Lily Jarvik), Kristin Minter (Randi Fronczak), Charles Chun (Ben's Dad), Anne Dudek (Teddy's Mom), Harrison Page (Stan)

Special Guest Stars: Khandi Alexander (Jackie), Julie Delpy (Nicole), Michael Gross (John "Jack" Carter), Vondie Curtis Hall (Roger), Lisa Vidal (Sandy Lopez)

with Frances Sternhagen (Millicent Carter)

Guest Starring (end credits): Lynn A. Henderson (Pamela Olbes), Elizabeth Rodriguez (Nurse Sandra)

Co-Starring: Jill Anderson (Barbara), Stacy Barnhisel (Nancy), Rob Evors (Gary), Leontine Guilliard (Santa), Luck Hari (Lakshmi), Peter Kevoian (Arthur Toby), Dinah Lenney (Shirley), Johnny Ray McGhee (Bailiff), Lee Perri (Ben #1), Michael Perri (Ben #2), Gigi Sumpter (Nora), Jeremy Sumpter (Nathan), Linda Shing (Corazon), Pamela Sinha (Amira), Bailey Thompson (Wendy Toby), Matthew Watkins (Reese)


Plot Overview

When Romano refuses to give Benton a more flexible schedule that would allow him more time with Reese, Benton quits and gets a new job at the clinic where Cleo is now working at; in the end, Benton is given full custody of Reese while Roger is given weekend visitation; when Carter's father visits him for Christmas, he reveals that Carter that he is getting a divorce; Weaver and Sandy Lopez go on a date; Abby discovers Nicole in the hospital, recovering from an abortion.


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