ER: Season 5, Episode 14

The Storm: Part 1 (11 Feb. 1999)

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Doug faces possible criminal charges after Ricky Abbott dies when Ross shows Joi how to give Ricky a lethal dosage of medication. Doug is delegated to desk duty, Carol's clinic is shut down... See full summary »



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Doug faces possible criminal charges after Ricky Abbott dies when Ross shows Joi how to give Ricky a lethal dosage of medication. Doug is delegated to desk duty, Carol's clinic is shut down for acquiring the P.C.A. machine for Ricky, and Greene and Weaver face future disciplinary action for not reporting Doug's earlier mistakes. Meanwhile, Carter and Lucy discover a mutual attraction, Benton studies with a sign language instructor, and Romano begins his first day as acting ER chief. Written by Alex

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Kevin Casey received an Emmy nomination for Best Single Camera Picture Editing for this episode. See more »


References Titanic (1997) See more »


Performed by Sheryl Crow
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The Storm: Part 1 (#5.14)
22 February 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

So once again Doug breaks the rule to save a child from suffering. But now this seems to have much worse consequences. The episode is greatly done. First of all, it is already great to bring up the topic of the ethics of euthanasia. And they did it very well with showing us the suffering of the boy and his mother who watched it. The dialogues and emotions between the characters are also great. I loved the discussion Doug had with the police guy. And the ending...what was that! Really want to see the second part now.

We also get the mood lightened up with Carter and Lucy. Him checking out her ass to see the thong was pretty good. And how they were caught in the locked room as well as him having a bite mark was also a great thing.

And just to add for people who like me watch it so much later and have some nostalgia for the 90's, I knew right away they were talking about Titanic!

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