ER: Season 9, Episode 17

The Advocate (13 Mar. 2003)

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Dr. Weaver bends the rules and treats the Alderman's lover for syphilis. Dr. Kovac's patient claims she was sexually abused at a boot camp for troubled youth. Dr. Carter treats a women with a nasty personality.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Gregory Pratt (credit only)
Dr. Jing-Mei Chen (as Ming-Na)
Dwight Zadro (as Monté Russell)


Kerry Weaver successfully defends a major budget item before a county committee but is subsequently pressured by Alderman Bright to treat his lover without creating a medical record. She does so, but with catastrophic results. Dr. Kovac has not been attending his counseling sessions. Dr. Corday treats a young woman who has been forced to attend a boot camp for unruly teenagers but who may have been abused. Carter re-evaluates his relationship with Abby. Dr. Anspaugh proposes that Dr. Romano and Dr. Weaver share the Chief of Staff duties. When Romano refuses, he appoints Weaver full-time to the position. Written by garykmcd

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The title from the Japanese tradition of a Thousand Origami Cranes held together by strings. An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by a crane, such as long life or recovery from illness or injury. See more »


Dr. Luka Kovac: You're with them when they're most vulnerable, when they're naked, weak, hurt... You touch them, look at their bodies, see them more closely than their families, their lovers, but it's mechanical and temporary.
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