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Fire in the Belly 

Benton dismisses a patient he hasn't seen who should have been admitted. Carter competes with Dale, a new surgical resident-in-training who once slept with Harper.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Greene
Susan Lewis
John Carter
Carol Hathaway
Jeanie Boulet
Peter Benton
Karen Hines
Ethel Garvey
EMT Riley Brown
Dr. Dale Edson
Joe, Chloe's Boyfriend
Nurse Haleh Adams


Just after Jerry spoiled a surprise Carter had for Harper, a guy (Dale) runs up to Harper. Dale turns out to be an old friend of Harper who she was intimate with once and he's also the new surgical resident-in-training. Carter gets desperately competitive with Dale after he learns Dale has already done procedures he hasn't. Susan has an appointment regarding the custody of little Susie. Benton makes a mistake by sending somebody home who should be admitted and finds that some surgeons don't want to work with him anymore because of the incident with Doug some days ago. Mark and infomercial director Iris flirt. Written by Marco van Hoof <>

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Drama | Romance




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25 April 1996 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Fire in the Belly (#2.19)
6 December 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Now that we are really close to the season finale the stories are getting close to the big moments. I really like Benton's story. I was sure he will not just let it be. It is great though how they showed all the passages of his struggle. When he let it out on Doug and when he ended up being the person who made a mistake and stayed quiet. But Peter went back to being his strong self, admitted his mistake and wants to go against the study.

Another very heart breaking story is Susan's. I am pretty sure she will give away the baby. And it is hard since she loves her so much and already invested so much time. Still a pretty interesting story with Chloe's change. So now is it it? Will she stay clean and be a good mother?.

Was too sad to see Harper break up with Carter, I loved this couple, they were the greatest one on the show. Maybe it isn't over?.

Poor Mark and the fact that he only slept with one woman being shown to the whole team on camera! It is fitting to him though I must say.

And a pretty good outcome to the story of the woman being shot and turning out it was her little son trying to save her from the husband. Didn't expect this, great idea.

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