ER: Season 4, Episode 1

Ambush (25 Sep. 1997)

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While a film crew is filming in the ER, it's Elizabeth Corday's first day.

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The ER staff finds itself under the lights when a camera crew films them for a PBS documentary. Most are self-conscious with cameras following them around and some are unaware or forget that there are fixed cameras and that they are miked leading to interesting exchanges. The documentary focuses primarily on Mark Greene, who is still recovering from the beating he suffered in the hospital washroom, but he doesn't want to be depicted as a poor soul deserving of public sympathy. An accident victim's family causes a near riot in the ER. Dr. David Morgenstern has a heart attack. Elizabeth Corday arrives for her first shift at County General. Written by garykmcd

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To give this episode a more 'documentary-like' style, it breaks with the normal style of the series. For example, the episode uses handheld cameras only (and lacks the steadicam which can be seen as a trademark of the series). Also this is the only episode of the entire series which was filmed in the 4:3 aspect ratio. See more »

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The live episode was performed twice, and each contained a few minor mistakes, which we report for interest's sake (though ordinarily they would probably not be allowed as goofs). For example, in one performance the actor playing an HIV+ patient accidentally loses his weapon; in another scene, Dr. Benton stumbles, dropping a pen on the floor. See more »

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George: You'll get a lot of thank-yous from the female population over at Riverview. I don't wanna brag, but...
Dr. John Carter: Yeah? You a pretty popular guy over there?
George: Well, I seem to be... I never was much of a Casanova in my day. I didn't go in for all the wild positions and so forth. Ladies need that, all the positions.
Dr. John Carter: So I've heard.
George: And the sweet talk. I was never much for that either. I was mostly meat and potatoes. But now, I'm 82, I'm a man, I'm breathing. The odds are 12-to-1 in my favor. I'm getting it ...
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