In the ER of County General Hospital, the difference between life and death rests on the split-second decisions of its dedicated physicians and medical personnel. These healers deal with AIDS, a brutal attack, and the departure of a beloved colleague.
Jeanie discovers she is HIV positive but refuses to disclose her status to the hospital.
While undergoing aggressive treatment for HIV, Jeanie gets dismissed from a bloody trauma by Benton. Greene and Lewis' mutual attraction increases.
Carter has a problem with Anspaugh when Carter pretends that his patient's condition is worse than it is so he can operate.
Ross' personal life results in tragedy.
On a stormy Halloween, Hathaway and Ross ride in a health mobile dispensing free medical care in poor neighborhoods.
Lewis confronts her fear of flying to travel in a rescue helicopter with Greene and assist a family of accident victims.
Benton keeps vigil on a critically ill baby whose condition is the result of Benton's surgical error.
Nurse Lydia Wright and police officer Al Grabarsky get married.
Greene snoops into Jeanie's confidential files and learns her secret after he discovers that Al is HIV-positive.
Jeanie finally divulges her HIV status to her co-workers.
Gant feels intense pressure from Benton who Gant feels is too tough on him.
Carter feels sorrow and guilt about Gant's death even though the police rule it an accident.
Carol admits to a newspaper reporter that she made a fatal mistake and, consequently, the hospital suspends her.
Jeanie and Fischer's relationship continues to grow, and they share their first kiss.
Although she is suspended from work, Hathaway experiences a busy day when she and a store full of customers are taken hostage.
Hathaway gets reinstated.
Jeanie treats a pregnant Carla who is experiencing premature labor as the result of a car accident.
Greene competes with Weaver for a teaching position.
Hathaway finds out that she had a high score on her medical-school admissions test; however, she realizes she loves being a nurse and really does not want a career change.
Greene is severely beaten by an unknown assailant in a hospital bathroom.
A battered and bruised Greene returns to work.
Unable to sleep, Greene destroys the hospital lounge, throwing furniture and other items around.