|"Ames vs. Kovac"|
|Season 13, Episode 5|
|Air date||October 19, 2006|
|Written by||Joe Sachs|
|Directed by||Richard Thorpe|
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Ames vs. Kovac is the 5th episode of the thirteenth season of "ER."
KOVAC TAKES THE STAND-- FOREST WHITAKER ("The Shield") GUEST STARS: Fresh off of her maternity leave, Abby (Maura Tierney) prepares to return to work, but worries that she may not remember how to be a doctor.
Kovac (Goran Visnjic) tries to recall his treatment of stroke patient, Curtis Ames (guest star Forest Whitaker) as he prepares for his day in court.
Abby and Pratt (Mekhi Phifer) try an unconventional method for treating a heart patient in hopes of avoiding a more invasive procedure.
Meanwhile, Dr. Kovac defends his actions in court while Mr. Ames tries to prove he was neglected at County General.
Parminder Nagra, Linda Cardellini, Shane West, and John Stamos also star.