ER (1994–2009)

The Secret Sharer 

Doug gets the opportunity to stay at the ER thanks to the publicity surrounding his rescue of a drowning boy the week before.


Thomas Schlamme


Michael Crichton (created by), Paul Manning

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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
Eriq La Salle ... Peter Benton
Abraham Benrubi ... Jerry Markovic
Angela Paton ... Mrs. Ransom
David Spielberg ... Dr. Neil Bernstein
Ellen Crawford ... Nurse Lydia Wright
Yvette Freeman ... Nurse Haleh Adams
Tom Everett ... Mr. Kazlaw
Austin O'Brien ... Kyle Kazlaw
Mimi Rose Mimi Rose ... Julia Kazlaw (as Miriam Reichmeister)


Doug gets the opportunity to stay at the ER thanks to the publicity surrounding his rescue of a drowning boy last week. He will even be given an award. Later, Doug and Mark have a disagreement about two patients and Mark sends Doug home. Shep finds out about Carol's suicide attempt a year earlier and Carter tells Benton something about Jeanie he didn't know. Susan is still looking for a babysitter when she gets a lovely old woman who's good with children as a patient. Written by Marco van Hoof <>

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Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

16 November 1995 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Any profession that requires wearing a type of mask that must be sealed around the face would not allow the wearing of long side burns or beards because the mask cannot seal properly on facial hair. However, Ron Eldard was filming the movie "Sleepers" at the same time of this episode and he had changed his appearance for his character in "Sleepers". See more »


You can see that George Clooney has his lines written on a gurney during the double trauma that results in him being sent home. You can see his lines right after Ross starts examining the patient in the trauma room. See more »


[about suicide]
Ray 'Shep' Shepard: Pills are for people that don't really mean it.
Nurse Carol Hathaway: I really meant it.
[she walks away]
Ray 'Shep' Shepard: [laughs] Yeah, right.
[he looks at Mark and then Doug who both say nothing]
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References The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1952) See more »

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