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Love's Labor Lost 

Dr. Benton has to deal with the aftermath of his mother's fall and crosses the line with the surgical attending when he insists on scrubbing in for her operation. Dr. Greene deals with Jodi... See full summary »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Mark Greene
... Doug Ross
... Susan Lewis
... John Carter
... Carol Hathaway
... Peter Benton
... Jerry Markovic
... Dr. Janet Coburn
... Dr. Wilson
... Jing-Mei Chen
... Mae Benton
... Jackie Robbins
... Jodi O'Brien
... Sean O'Brien
... Nurse Lydia Wright
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Dr. Benton has to deal with the aftermath of his mother's fall and crosses the line with the surgical attending when he insists on scrubbing in for her operation. Dr. Greene deals with Jodi O'Brien who is two weeks away from giving birth. With the obstetrics attending unavailable, he decides to try to deliver her baby in the ER, with tragic results. Written by garykmcd

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7 March 1995 (USA)  »

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Trivia

This episode, which introduced the show's signature machine-gun delivery, won 5 Emmy Awards, more than any other. See more »

Goofs

When checking the progression of labor for Mrs. O'Brien both Dr. Green and Dr. Carter used regular gloves and not the required sterile gloves. Not using sterile gloves leaves the infant and mother both at high risk of contracting any number of severe infections that the doctors carry around on them throughout the day. See more »

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Deb Chen: Everyone's so old and sick around here.
John Carter: Yeah. This is a hospital.
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Connections

References Finian's Rainbow (1968) See more »

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Love's Labor Lost
12 March 2009 | by See all my reviews

I watched ER for about the first 6 seasons. I always thought that this was their best ever episode. I sobbed like a baby while watching this and I rarely shed a tear. The Jodi O'Brien story was absolutely riveting and heart-wrenching. Anthony Edwards should have won the Emmy for this. Bradley Whitford (pre-West Wing), as Jodi's husband, was also fantastic.

ER during the first few seasons was really on top of it's game. I have to admit that I'm nostalgic for the original cast. I lost interest after most had left. Congratulations on the 14-year run and thanks for bringing us years of high quality television!


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