ER: Season 2, Episode 18

A Shift in the Night (4 Apr. 1996)

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Mark has to work for the fourth night in a row while a lot of the staff are absent and the number of patients is towering.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jeanie Boulet (credit only)


Weaver asks Mark to do a night shift. It's his fourth in a row and he's very unhappy about it. To make things worse, Doug has a whiplash and can't work, Susan has an appointment with her lawyer and Weaver has other business to attend to. Meanwhile, traumas keep coming in and the waiting room is getting more and more crammed with people. Written by Marco van Hoof <>

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4 April 1996 (USA)  »

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A Shift in the Night (#2.18)
6 December 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Mark has to go on the fourth night shift in a row. And he is super cranky. Until at the end he ends up making it even faster by going into the waiting room and help people there which causes him to have more fun during his work.

This is one of those fast paced episodes without too many details about either case but where we just see them being thrown at the doctors and them dealing with it. Mark is pretty stressed out here, never saw him so mad before. And the patients don't help it. but at the end he finds out how to deal with it.

I am not a big fan of those cheesy message episodes, but Mark is an awesome character.

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