"Be Still My Heart"
Season 6, Episode 13
Air date February 10, 2000
Written by Lydia Woodward
Directed by Laura Innes
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"Be Still My Heart" is the thirteenth episode in the sixth season of ER. It first aired on NBC at February 10, 2000. It was written by Lydia Woodward and directed by series star Laura Innes. It has the ER staff trying without success to save the parents of two young children who were in a car accident on Valentine's Day. Carter and Lucy treat a law student, but at an unthinkable cost.


It's Valentine's Day in the ER, but it's a tough one as two young children have become orphans when their parents are killed in the car accident.

Elizabeth and Romano operate on Romano's dog. Later, Mark and Elizabeth have a double date with Mark's father and Elizabeth's mother.

Carter and Lucy treat a law student, Paul Sobriki who clearly shows mental problems and while the rest of the staff are partying for Valentine's Day, Paul viciously attacks Lucy and Carter with a knife.

NBC DescriptionEdit

NEARING VALENTINE'S DAY, DR. CORDAY'S IMPERIOUS MOTHER IS LOOSE IN THE HOSPITAL; LAURA INNES DIRECTS: As Valentine's Day nears, Dr. Corday (Alex Kingston) holds her breath when her domineering mother and surgeon (guest star Judy Parfitt, "Ever After") wants to "observe" her at work in the hospital while Lucy (Kellie Martin) cares for a combative young law student (guest star David Krumholtz, "Chicago Sons") whose headaches and erratic behavior might indicate schizophrenia.

Competitive medical students Chen (Ming-Na) and Malucci (Erik Palladino) jockey for first position but their increasing rivalry only hurts their patients, including a senior doctor (guest star Lenny Wolpe) with a dangerous tumor.

Following a severe traffic accident, Drs. Finch (Michael Michele), Kovac (Goran Visnjic) and Benton (Eriq La Salle) hope to save the lives of the parents of two quaking children (guest stars Anton Yelchin and Megan Corletto) who fear the worst.

An elderly woman (guest star Amzie Strickland) who lost her husband a few months earlier in the ER returns with a serious case of infection. Anthony Edwards, Noah Wyle, Julianna Margulies, Paul McCrane and Maura Tierney also star. John Cullum ("Northern Exposure") guest-stars.


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  • Laura Innes does not appear in this episode, despite having her name in the opening credits. But she directed this episode.

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