ER/The Gift

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The Gift
Season 1, Episode 12
Airdate December 15, 1994
Production Number 456610
Written by Neal Baer
Directed by Felix Enriquez Alcalá
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The Gift is the twelfth episode of the first season of ER.

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)

and Eriq La Salle (Dr. Peter Benton)

Guest Starring: Abraham Benrubi (Jerry Markovic), Rick Rossovich (Dr. John Taglieri), Andrea Parker (Linda Farrell), Michael Bowen (Murray's Father), Cynthia Ettinger (Mrs. Powell)

and Priscilla Pointer (Mrs. Abernathy)

Special Guest Stars: Rosemary Clooney (Mary Cavanaugh / "Madame X"), Kathleen Wilhoite (Chloe Lewis), CCH Pounder (Dr. Angela Hicks)

Guest Starring (end credits): Randee Heller (Woman)

Kevin Michael Richardson (Patrick), Paul Eiding (Kaminski)

Co-Starring: Conni Marie Brazelton (Oligario), Ellen Crawford (Wright), Deezer D. (Malik), Yvette Freeman (Haleh), Malgoscha Gebel (Bob), Rick Marzan (Camacho), Jason Edwards (Santa), Jeanette Miller (Flora), Pamela Gordon (Regina)

Featuring: Curtis Blanck (Murray), Amanda Rogers (Mrs. Bower), Matthew Gottlieb (Ashley), E.J. De La Pena (Kirby)


Plot Overview

Benton tries to obtain consent from a brain dead patient's next-of-kin after he is discovered to be an organ donor; the ER is filled with patients such as a 6-year-old who almost drowned while ice fishing, a busload of choir kids who were in a minor bus accident and an elderly man who was stabbed by people he believed were carolers; Ross crashes Carol's engagement party and ends up in an altercation with Tag.


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