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Fear of Flying 

While on their helicopter flight rotation, Mark and Susan find an injured family of four who they bring to the ER.


Michael Crichton (created by), Lance Gentile


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Edwards ... Mark Greene
George Clooney ... Doug Ross
Sherry Stringfield ... Susan Lewis
Noah Wyle ... John Carter
Julianna Margulies ... Carol Hathaway
Gloria Reuben ... Jeanie Boulet
Laura Innes ... Kerry Weaver (credit only)
Eriq La Salle ... Peter Benton
Abraham Benrubi ... Jerry Markovic
Jorja Fox ... Dr. Maggie Doyle (as Jorjan Fox)
Dwier Brown ... Dr. David Herlihy
Cecil Hoffman ... Gail Herlihy (as Cecil Hoffmann)
Jenny O'Hara ... Nurse Rhonda Sterling
Ellen Crawford ... Nurse Lydia Wright
Bellina Logan ... Nurse Kit


Susan Lewis must overcome her fear of flying when she and Mark Greene fly out to the scene of a serious accident involving a family of four. The mother's injuries are relatively minor but her husband is suffering from memory loss. Their teenage son undergoes surgery as does their 10 day-old daughter, Megan. When Benton is left to complete the operation on the baby, he makes an error and Dr. Keaton has to take over. Nurse Hathaway has started her pre-med studies but is wondering if she'll ever make it. Jeanie Boulet and Dr. Maggie Doyle find themselves trying to deal with the corpse of a patient who wants to be cryogenically preserved. Hathaway has to deal with a ward nurse, Rhoda Sterling, who is rotated to the ER but can't keep up with hectic pace and makes a near fatal error. Written by garykmcd

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Ironically, for an episode about one of the characters being frightened of flying (Susan Lewis), Director Christopher Chulack refused to go up in the helicopter as he's terrified of them. Conversely, Sherry Stringfield thoroughly enjoyed her trip up in the chopper. See more »


There is a bad edit at 2:30 during the diner scene with Doug, Carol, and Carol's lab partner William. From one angle Carol is unmoving holding her chin in her hand, while briefly from another angle she moves her hands down and turns to talk to Doug before the previous pose resumes. See more »


[Dr. Lewis and Dr. Greene are walking up to the helipad]
Dr. Susan Lewis: Ohh, God...
Dr. Mark Greene: The flight rotation was like the highlight of my residency. You'll be fine.
Dr. Susan Lewis: I'll be thousands of feet in the air, in something shaped like a baked potato with a frat beanie on it.
Dr. Mark Greene: Actually, it's only hundreds of feet.
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References Jurassic Park (1993) See more »

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Riemannian manifolds
24 March 2020 | by polite-45692See all my reviews

Carol's general physics class at a community college somehow prompts a classmate to discuss Riemannian geometry. Get. Real.

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7 November 1996 (USA) See more »

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