ER: Season 3, Episode 12

Post Mortem (23 Jan. 1997)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Drama
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Carter feels guilty about Gant's death. Benton doesn't want to talk about it.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Greg Fischer (as Harry J. Lennix)
Roger Drummond
Dr. Norm Middleton
Dennis Gant, Sr. (as John Cothran Jr.)


John Carter can't help but wonder if he could have done something to prevent Dennis Gant's death. He is particularly exasperated at Dr. Benton's apparent indifference and his refusal to acknowledge that he may have been too hard on Gant. Carter arranges for a memorial service with Dennis Gant Sr. attending. With labor negotiations looming, all of the nurses stage a walk out leaving Nurse Manager Carol Hathaway as the only experienced ER nurse on duty. It all takes on serious overtones when Carol makes a mistake that costs a patient his life. Charlie the 14-year-old street kid is being held in the hospital for observation and asks if Doug can become her guardian. Mark Greene and nurse Chuny Marquez start seeing each other. Jeanie Boulet ends up on a date with Dr. Greg Fischer but feels she has to tell him about her HIV status. Written by garykmcd

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When Carter and Benton are taking the best man from the Trauma room into the elevator for transport up to the OR, he is wheeled out of the room on a portable yellow gurney but when you see the gurney in the elevator and when Carter and Benton wheel the gurney out on the Surgery floor, the gurney is clearly a standard silver gurney. See more »


Dr. Doug Ross: How's your head? Any confusion?
Charlie Chiemingo: Yeah. What year is it? December '95, according to this hot magazine you gave me. Did you know that Michael and Lisa Marie are splitting up?
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Post Mortem (#3.12)
23 December 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

So Dennis Gant died. It is very sad, not just because it was a good character whose death was so terrifying, but Omar Epps was also a good part of the show as a good actor. But I must say they did it very well. After the past episode I was wondering how they may do it so that one has sympathy for Carter and Benton. And I must say they managed it perfectly. It was a great episode watching them dealing with his death and wondering if they made a mistake. The scene of them at the train station was especially great, just like the scene where they talked to Dennis's dad.

And Doug almost got the crazy street kid getting into his house as a foster kid. She is really an annoying character, but it was sure an interesting idea.

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