ER: Season 9, Episode 11

A Little Help from My Friends (9 Jan. 2003)

TV Episode  -   -  Drama
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 80 users  
Reviews: write review

Dr. Pratt brings a gun into the ER; Dr. Weaver tries to conceal her pregnancy; a woman plots against her dying husband; Dr. Chen treats math students who overdosed on an unknown stimulant.



(created by),
0Check in

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 7184 titles
created 18 Apr 2012
a list of 25 titles
created 11 months ago

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: A Little Help from My Friends (09 Jan 2003)

A Little Help from My Friends (09 Jan 2003) on IMDb 7.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of ER.
« Previous Episode | 190 of 331 Episodes | Next Episode »


1 video »


Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Elizabeth Corday (credit only)
Dr. Jing-Mei Chen (as Ming-Na)


It's a busy day in the ER. Dr. Pratt is stopped by hospital security when they find a pistol in his shoulder bag. He claims to have found it in the ambulance bay. Kerry Weaver's pregnancy is not going well as she develops medical complications. In the aftermath of a young patient's near death, Dr. Kovac has to present the case to staff. Susan Lewis treats a disturbed man who admits that he is a pedophile and is unable to control his urges. Dr. Chen has to treat a high school mathlete who has taken drugs. Dr. Kayson and Gallant treat a 93 year old man who has suffered a heart attack but whose only interest seems to be to have sex with his young wife. Carter treats Dr. James McNulty who runs a walk-in clinic and was injured when someone broke in to steal drugs. Pratt again has to leave the hospital when his friend Leon gets into trouble. Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis






Release Date:

9 January 2003 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Edward Asner appears in this episode as a doctor named "James McNulty", which is also the name of the lead character on The Wire (2002), which first aired a little over six months before this episode aired. McNulty's supervisor on that show is played by John Doman, who plays the psychiatrist Dr. Carl Deraad here. See more »


Dr. Jing-Mei Chen: Sorry, she's one of my Mathletes. Anastasia, you're going to have to go over there and sit with the rest of the team.
Dr. Susan Lewis: Mathletes?
Dr. Jing-Mei Chen: Yeah, she's on the math team. They compete in math tournaments.
Dr. Susan Lewis: Oh yeah, we used to call them "geeks."
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Best Celebrity Guest? invisibleink405
Character you wish was never on the show? annette111127
Best Place to Watch? Eiko_2004
Favourite Episode??? fatelovesthefearless
Worst Episodes ianmair91
A question about Dr Coburn fitzie_76
Discuss A Little Help from My Friends (2003) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page