ER: Season 4, Episode 16

My Brother's Keeper (5 Mar. 1998)

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Mark finds out Cynthia has moved. Carter's cousin Chase is brought in because of a heroin overdose. Doug and Kerry clash after she found a flaw in his study.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tricia Cast ...
Mary Jo Reynolds
Keith Reynolds


Mark Greene returns from San Diego to find that Cynthia Hooper has not only quit her job in the ER but has moved to a new apartment. Thinking he may have made a mistake, he manages to track her down. John Carter's cousin Chase is brought into the ER unconscious from an overdose of heroin. They manage to revive him but he likely has severe brain damage. Carter has to admit to his grandparents that he knew of Chase's habit and tried to help him. Doug Ross and Kerry Weaver have a major blow up when she finds a flaw in his study and seemingly goes out of her way to make the fact known to everyone on staff. Ross and Carol Hathaway get their relationship back on track. Written by garykmcd

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The title is from the common expression: I am not my brother's keeper. See more »


At the beginning of the scene where Peter stumbles across his sister Jackie, a shadow of the camera operator can clearly be seen on the ground. See more »


[Jerry is cleaning out the Admit area]
Jerry Markovic: Ah, look at that. Twinkies.
Dr. Mark Greene: You're not gonna eat that?
Jerry Markovic: Why not? They have a shelf life of 7 years.
[he checks the label]
Jerry Markovic: 1993, I'm in the zone!
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References Days of Our Lives (1965) See more »

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My Brother's Keeper (#4.16)
12 February 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Chase gets into the hospital with a heroin overdose and it is uncertain if he will be brain damaged or not. This was a good story since they used a relative of a main character. Was also great to see Carter deal with his cousin trying to save him. As well as his interactions with the family after that.

Was glad to see Cynthia leave the show now as she was not a character I liked but I did like how they managed it. Both the break up episode as well as this one when Mark has to search for her and comes at the end to have the conversation which they arrange so perfectly.

I think the story about the bad kid and the guy with brain problem will continue in the next episode. Can't say I care too much about either, but I think they ca make it more interesting. I really hope they won't turn it to make that brat an abuse victim

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