ER: Season 5, Episode 9

Good Luck, Ruth Johnson (10 Dec. 1998)

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Corday faces M&M where the board were discussing about the mistake that Corday made after she gave the wrong diagnosis to a patient. She decides to take the offensive and let the board know how wrong it is for her and any other doctor to work 36 hours. The board decides to do nothing about it, and she later decides to amicably end her relationship with Benton. At the hospital arrives Ruth Johnson who was born 100 years ago in that same hospital and shares some experiences with Carter. Carol is horrified by the true story behind a young boy's fatal shooting. Written by Heather

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Good Luck, Ruth Johnson (#5.9)
21 February 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This episode was kin d of slow inn the first part but I really liked how the stories ended up developing. One great story was about a boy who killed his friend for boots and didn't even regret it. I actually didn't expect this outcome was sure it will be one of the fathers. Like where they went there. I guess mental problems such as psychopathy weren't too known back then that they couldn't understand until the end why the kid did it? And pretty bad that they couldn't put him anywhere for killing his friend because of his age. Hope there is progress now.

It was interesting to find out that the actress who played Ruth Johnson, Anne Pitoniak, had her first part when she was around the age of 50. Shows that one can always have a chance as I see. It was a pretty sweet story, mainly because of her connection with Carter.

I loved Liza's presentation. She described the situation so well. But I am so sad she told Peter they should stay friends. No! I loved them as a couple, oh please please I hope they will get back together.

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