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A Little Help from My Friends 

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.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
John Carter
Kerry Weaver
Gregory Pratt
Elizabeth Corday (credit only)
Luka Kovac
Abby Lockhart
Jing-Mei Chen (as Ming-Na)
Dr. Jack Kayson
Dr. Carl Deraad
Ryan Kendrick
Sarah Wilson
Jerry Markovic


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

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Drama | Romance




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9 January 2003 (USA)  »

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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."
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