|"A River in Egypt"|
|Season 8, Episode 12|
|Air date||January 17, 2002|
|Written by||David Zabel|
|Directed by||Jesus S. Trevino|
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A River in Egypt is the 12th episode of the 8th season of "E.R."
Abby calls the police when she hears her neighbor beat his wife, but they say it was all a misunderstanding. Kerry Weaver and Sandy Lopez has a argument about Kerry's refusal to come out as a lesbian, and Sandy kisses her in front of all the people in the ER.
Dr. Lewis treats a death-row inmate who is brought in with stabwounds but would rather die than get treatment. Jing-Mei asks to be re-instated as an attending physician and threatens a law suit if her request is not granted.
Carter treats a patient who is a rising rapper who won't accept that he is HIV positive and also plays intermeriary between his parents, but his father insists the marriage is over.
MURDERER WANTS TO DIE IN E.R. WHILE ABBY'S BATTERED NEIGHBOR LIVES IN DENIAL; MICHAEL GROSS GUEST-STARS: Dr. Lewis (Sherry Stringfield) clashes with Dr. Weaver (Laura Innes) over the treatment of an injured and condemned murderer (guest star Cyril O'Reilly) who wants to die in the ER rather than wait for his execution while Abby (Maura Tierney) urges her battered next-door neighbor (guest star Christina Hendricks) to seek shelter from her abusive husband (guest star Matthew Settle).
Elsewhere, Weaver has a trying day as she is embarrassed in front of her co-workers by her fiery firefighter girlfriend (guest star Lisa Vidal) and she is also forced to re-hire the returning Dr. Chen (Ming-Na) who reveals damaging evidence that could put the blame on Weaver for a patient's accidental death.
In addition, a weary Dr. Carter (Noah Wyle) must mitigate between his warring parents (guest stars Mary McDonnell and Michael Gross) as they plan their divorce and also diagnoses a wannabe rapper who tests positive for HIV, but refuses to tell his naive girlfriend.
Dr. Greene (Anthony Edwards) tries to help a guilt-stricken father (guest star Efrain Figueroa) who suffers a heart attack on the day his estranged daughter is to be married, while on the home front, the doctor struggles to find any common ground with his wayward 14-year-old daughter (guest star Hallee Hirsh).