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. Susan Lewis: Who's the attending?
Dr. Abby Lockhart: Kovac. He's sleeping.
Dr. Susan Lewis: With who?
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