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Viable Options 

"Viable Options" is an episode of ER starring Anthony Edwards, Noah Wyle, and Julianna Margulies. Chen's patient refuses to reveal to his daughter that she might have inherited a terrible disease from him. Weaver defies Romano's authority and performs a procedure that gets her suspended... See full summary »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Mark Greene
... John Carter
... Carol Hathaway
... Kerry Weaver
... Elizabeth Corday
... Robert Romano
... Luka Kovac
... Abby Lockhart
... Cleo Finch
... Dave Malucci
... Jing-Mei Chen (as Ming-Na)
... Peter Benton
... Nurse Lydia Wright
... Mrs. Dwyer
Leslie Silva ... Sonya Bassett
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Chen's patient refuses to reveal to his daughter that she might have inherited a terrible disease from him. Weaver defies Romano's authority and performs a procedure that gets her suspended. An available kidney causes friction between Corday and Kovac as they decide which one of their patients will get it. Written by Anonymous

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6 April 2000 (USA)  »

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Julianna Margulies (Carol Hathaway) & Leslie Silva (Sonya Bassett) also worked together on episode 5.9, The Good Wife: Whack-a-Mole (2013), of The Good Wife (2009), as Alicia Florrick & Elizabeth respectively. See more »

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[a patient was stabbed in the cheek with Dr. Romano's pen]
Dr. Dave Malucci: Should I just, you know, maybe yank it out?
Dr. Robert Romano: No, we gotta check for damage to the facial nerve. Not to mention the damage to my pen.
Randall James: I've been stabbed, and you're worried about your pen?
Dr. Robert Romano: Oh, shut up.
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References Sesame Street (1969) See more »

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