ER: Season 2, Episode 14

The Right Thing (8 Feb. 1996)

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Rumour has it there's something going on between Mark and Susan while Benton questions Vucelich's study and confronts him.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Marguerite Janeway
Nathan Conley


Rumours abound that Susan Lewis and Mark Greene are now a couple after Carter sees them on the train early one morning. It's Doug Ross' birthday and his father visits him at the hospital. Ross also has to treat a group of 7 year-olds who were bitten at a petting zoo. Dr. Benton approaches Dr. Vucelich about his concerns over the surgical study and suddenly finds himself off the research team. Dr. Carter begins to question their usefulness when two patients simply ignore his advice. Greene decides to buy a motorcycle. Written by garykmcd

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8 February 1996 (USA)  »

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Dr. Vucelich stands in front of a locker assigned to "L. Gentile". This is a reference to Lance Gentile, who is a story editor for the show. See more »


[while Mr. Rubadoux walks away after the funeral ceremony of Mrs. Rubadoux he sees Carter]
John Carter: Mr. Rubadoux. I'm very sorry about your wife. I made a mistake. Not in the way I treated her, but in the way I treated you. I wasn't honest, wasn't fair. I was wrong. And I am very, very sorry.
Jules 'Ruby' Rubadoux: This day isn't about you, Mr. Carter.
[Mr. Rubadoux walks away]
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The Right Thing (#2.14)
5 December 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

In this episode we see several characters trying to do the right thing. The main of course is Peter. I really like his storyline. He is a pretty interesting character and this issue is very fitting to him, wonder how it will resolve.

Susan's story about the girl who had AIDS and didn't want to tell it to her boyfriend is kind of boring, just made me wonder if one really has a right not to tell the person one is sleeping with that one has AIDS??? Maybe things have changed since 1996.

Now, there is something happening with Carter, I have a feeling he will have something big happening soon.

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