ER: Season 4, Episode 9

Obstruction of Justice (11 Dec. 1997)

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Jeanie believes she's been fired because she has HIV and fights her dismissal.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mr. Jackson
John P. Connolly ...
Officer Billy
Harold Percy


Jeanie Boulet decides to fight her dismissal, believing she has been let go because of her HIV status and not for the budget reasons she has been told. Her husband Al gets a job in Atlanta but Jeanie is no longer sure she's ready to move. John Carter is arrested in the ER after he refuses to follow a policeman's order to provide blood evidence on a drunken patient. Doug returns to work and has a patient who claims to have sickle-cell anemia but may be a junkie looking for a fix. Mark Greene has made a deal with a top-notch attorney who agrees to handle his lawsuit in exchange for a day of playing doctor in the ER. Benton and Corday try to save an accident victim's leg. Dr. Ellis West from Synergix shows up for work in the ER. Written by garykmcd

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Atty. Herb Spivak: I hired a doctor for a couple of weeks from an emergency room for 100 bucks an hour. He told me everything. Blood gases, chest tubes, peritoneal gavage...
Dr. Mark Greene: Lavage. Peritoneal lavage.
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Obstruction of Justice (#4.9)
28 December 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This episode is filled with legal issues. We have the great Herb Spivak back and he again brings us some wonderful scenes playing doctor, like in his life saving scene. Besides that there is the great story of Carter being arrested. It is a pretty fun story through all of it, especially his time in jail with taking the picture and have his cell mate ask him for medical advice.

And Jeanie gets her job back. I do like the story because it is a good conflict that brings some wonderful scenes and great acting but I have trouble understanding Jeanie. She was getting the same job in Atlanta, why she feels so strongly about staying in Chicago with her husband having to leave is a bit weird.

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