Carol Hathaway goes ahead with her plans to adopt Tatiana, but her past history makes her ineligible. Benton continues to trade shifts so he can spend time with his mother but it all catches up with him and he has a run-in with Dr. Hicks. Doug Ross treats an abused child. Green, Benton and Carter take extraordinary measures to save a man they later learned had signed a DNR. A consultant arrives to study procedures in the ER, but all is not quite what it seems. Mark Green's wife Jen has an important announcement. Benton's mother has a serious accident when he falls asleep on the couch.
Did You Know?
In this episode there's a rare appearance of Sanford Meisner. He's one of the most important acting teachers of the 20th century. There's an acting technique with his name - the Meisner technique. Meisner worked with, and taught, students who became well known, such as James Caan, Steve McQueen, Robert Duvall and Gregory Peck. Just like his character in this episode, Mr Meisner also underwent a laryngectomy. It was one of the last appearances of him, including the short Requiem - directed by Elizabeth Sung, one of his students. Meisner died two years later. Noah Wyle, who worked with him here, said that it was the highlight of his career. See more
When Carter is in the room with Mr. Klein and he's writing down his son's name on the notepad, Carter's hands on the notepad change positions in between shots. See more
Who said she could be sick?
References Sleepless in Seattle