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Random Acts (1 May 1997)

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Jeanie asks Greg to help Al get into a special AIDS-program at the hospital. Olbes brings in her grandfather, who had a stroke.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Greg Fischer (as Harry J. Lennix)
Dr. Keith Fecteau


Jeanie Boulet sees her ex-husband in a new light and arranges to get him into a special program at County General. Her boyfriend Greg realizes that she may still be in love with him. The staff has a bit of fun when someone finds the manuscript to a trashy novel where all of the major characters are obviously drawn on ER staffers. Doug Ross treats a child for a broken wrist but also notices that he may have problems with his sight. Benton's girlfriend Carla finds herself hospitalized for the remaining 8 weeks of her pregnancy. Mark Greene has a rough day with several relatives who are less than happy with the care being provided to their relatives but when he is savagely beaten in the men's room, he has no idea who is assailant might be. A new resident, Dr. Anna Del Amico, joins the ER team. Benton and Carter get to assist on a kidney transplant but unlike the other surgeons, Carter is more interested in the patients than the surgical procedure. Written by garykmcd

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Mary McDonough plays a Lupus patient needing a kidney transplant in this episode. In real life, Mary McDonough suffers from Lupus, blaming silicone breast implants as the source. See more »


When the unknown assailant attacks Dr. Greene, he stomps on his hand. However, if you look closely, you will see that the foot never actually touches the hand as it stomps the floor instead. See more »


[Carl has just donated a kidney to his sister]
Jean Twomey: Hey... you did it.
Carl Twomey: You did it.
Dr. John Carter: Okay, no fighting. I did it.
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Random Acts (#3.20)
25 December 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

There is some great unexpected action in this episode. The best part is the one with Mark where he gets beaten up in the men's room. I really didn't see it coming, although I think it is pretty obvious who did it. Unless they decide to make another surprise for us with it.

I also liked to see the development of the things between Jeanie and her husband. Let's see how it goes but it is pretty interesting considering how much happened between them and how with all the HIV their relationship is so much different.

Wonder who did write the book! I am kind of leaning to Kerry, but hope we will find out for sure.

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