The board decides to extend the search for a new ER Chief, leaving Kerry waiting for a decision. Benton visits a doctor who is deaf and he realizes that there is nothing "wrong" with his son. Mark saves the life of a gay prostitute and then tries to get the kid to avoid reckless behavior. Carter loses his Resident Advisor job because of Lucy, then blames her for not going along with his plan to defraud an insurance company, but she inadvertently leads him to shave off a nasty-looking beard he'd been growing. Corday saves two lives and impresses Benton enough that he decides to request she be his intern instead of Dale's. Carol tries to help an elderly Jewish guy find a place to live. Written by
Did You Know?
All the publicity material for Season 5 shows Noah Wyle
with a beard. In this episode, Dr Carter is forced to shave off what remains of his beard after accidentally sticking his face to a patient covered in glue. See more
When Benton is talking to the deaf doctor, her translators mouth keeps moving after she has finished speaking. See more
References I Dream of Jeanie