|Season 6, Episode 15|
|Air date||February 24, 2000|
|Written by||Jack Orman|
|Directed by||Jonathan Kaplan|
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Be Patient is the 15th episode in the sixth season of "ER".
It's tough times for Carter who is in rehab, still recovering from his near-death experience at the hands of a psychotic patient and who's also struggling to come to terms with Lucy's death.
Kovac treats a child who was hit by a car and when the driver shows up in the ER, he snaps while Hathaway treats a teenager who has been diagnosed with HPV after attending a sex party while a romance between Elizabeth Corday and Mark Greene turns sad when Greene learns that his father is terminally ill.
DR. KOVAC GAMBLES TRYING TO SAVE LIFE OF YOUNG HIT-AND-RUN VICTIM: An off-duty Dr. Kovac (Goran Visnjic) witnesses a hit-and-run accident that leaves a young girl (guest stars Kelsi and Kayli Degregorio) fighting for her life, but he second-guesses himself when he elects to transport her to the hospital himself rather than wait for the paramedics and wonders if his desperate measures might ultimately kill her.
Nurse Hathaway (Julianna Margulies) discovers that a promiscuous 14-year-old schoolgirl (guest star Cara Delizia) has cervical cancer and is torn when the frightened teen refuses to tell her parents.
Drs. Greene (Anthony Edwards) and Corday (Alex Kingston) react differently when they discover that their parents (guest stars Judy Parfitt and John Cullum) are getting to know each other very well.
New medical student Abby (Maura Tierney) disagrees with Dr. Weaver's (Laura Innes) quick assessment of a sick patient (guest star Christopher Rich).
Dr. Greene learns some sobering news from a patient's x-rays. Eriq La Salle, Noah Wyle, Michael Michele, Erik Palladino and Ming-Na also star.