Chicago Heat is the sixth episode of the first season of the NBC medical drama series ER . It premiered on October 20, 1994.

"Chicago Heat"
Season 1, Episode 6
Chicago Heat
Air date October 20, 1994
US viewers 27.3 M
Story by Neal Baer
Teleplay by John Wells
Directed by Elodie Keene
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The realities of the ER may be too much for a child, but circumstances force Greene to bring his daughter Rachel with him on a day when the outdoor temperature tops 100 degrees and the air-conditioning doesn't work. Benton and Langworthy try in vain to save a boy shot in self-defense.

Meanwhile, Lewis 's broken sister, Chloe, steals Lewis's TV and VCR. After Ross crosses the line with Hathaway and Taglieri, Hathaway slugs Ross.

NBC Description

TAKE YOUR PERSONAL ISSUES TO WORK DAY: When Dr. Green's babysitter cancels, he's forced to bring his daughter Rachel to work with him.

While doctors Benton and Langworthy (Tyra Ferrell) try in vain to save a boy shot in self-defense, Greene and Ross save a young girl who swallowed her sister's cocaine. Later, a pizza delivery man crashes his car through the ER doors.

Meanwhile, Lewis's broke sister, Chloe (Kathleen Wilhoite) steals Lewis's TV and VCR. After Ross crosses the line with Hathaway and Taglieri (Rick Rossovich), Hathaway slugs Ross.

Cast and Characters



Guest Stars

  • Richard Brooks as Mr. Freeman
  • Barry Shabaka Henley as Detective
  • John LaMotta as Ivan Gregor
  • Karla Green as Kanesha Freeman
  • Jonathan Slavin as Ron
  • Valeri Ross as McGillis
  • James Gallery as Seedy Man
  • Helen Geller as Jean
  • Lizzie Maxwell as Seedy Woman
  • Ebony Monique Solomon as Shandra Freeman



  • In this episode Doug tells the father of his patient that he has a son. The son is mentioned again a few episodes later in "Luck of the Draw ," when Doug tells student nurse Wendy that he has a son he has never met.
  • This episode marks Kathleen Wilhoite's first appearance as Chloe Lewis, Susan 's sister.


  1. "Nielsen Ratings - September-December 1994 " (PDF). USA Today. (May 15, 2015).