The first season of ER proves the strength of its storytelling and stellar ensemble cast. From exploring personal problems outside of Chicago's County General Hospital to the political issues being raised inside, the drama is nothing short of intense.
A Chicago building collapses, and everyone in the ER must overcome personal dramas to save lives.
Dr. Ross works up the nerve to visit Carol eight weeks after her attempted suicide. Carter is enchanted by an attractive young patient.
Dr. Lewis is confronted by a private physician concerning her risky treatment of a heart patient.
Carter contacts the wrong parents to inform them that their son is dead.
A business contractor prepares his family for his impending death because a heart donor can't be found for him.
Dr. Ross and Dr. Greene treat a 5-year-old girl who accidentally swallowed cocaine.
A drunk Chloe shows up in the hospital and Carol and Doug share a kiss.
Dr. Susan Lewis notices that Dr. Cvetic is ill-tempered lately.
Ross continues his relationship with medical supply saleswoman Linda Farrell.
The ER goes from completely empty to jammed beyond capacity during a snowstorm that caused a 32-car pile up.
Benton announces the availability of a dying man's organs before he has permission from the wife.
Chloe plans to move to Texas with her boyfriend and have her baby. Carter struggles through his first surgery. Benton's sister insists they place their mother in a nursing home.
Benton is called out of surgery to find his senile mother.
Kayson is brought in as a heart patient and gets treated by Susan.
Morgenstein offers Greene a position as attending physician after completion of his residency.
Kayson, a married man, tries to start a romance with Susan by asking her to dinner. Deb unknowingly eats LSD-laced chocolates. Carol takes an interest in a Russian girl abandoned in the ER.
Carol wants to adopt Tatiana, but Taglieri doesn't.
Jennifer informs Mark that she wants a divorce. Tired, Benton falls asleep while taking care of his mother, and she gets injured. Carol may not be able to adopt Tatiana after all. Susan is fascinated by a doctor she meets--but the man is a fraud.
Mark misdiagnoses a pregnant woman, who returns to the ER shortly afterward. The ER staff works frantically to save Jodi O'Brien and her baby in this Emmy-Award winning episode.
Hathaway's patient believes that he is a werewolf. Ross goes out on a date with Diane Leeds. Lewis impresses the new chairman of the ER, and Greene doesn't. Benton tends to his sick mother.
Ross pursues a relationship with Diane Leeds.
Helpless to do anything more for his mother, Dr. Benton intends to heal every patient he sees.
Even though Jeanie is married, Peter finds himself attracted to her. The ER staff discovers that Carter is rich. Greene tries to reconcile with his wife. Hathaway struggles to write her wedding vows. Ross coaches Jake's baseball team.
Lewis delivers her sister's baby. Ross sees an old lover again, jeopardizing his relationship with Diane. Carter does not accept a posistion in the ER because he believes that he will be offered a surgical position.
Greene is sued for malpractice. Benton offers Carter a surgical internship, and Swift offers Greene an attending job in the ER for next year. Tag and Hathaway prepare for their wedding day.