ER Confidential is the ninth episode of the first season of the NBC medical drama series ER . It premiered on November 17, 1994.

"ER Confidential"
Season 1, Episode 9
ER Confidential
Air date November 17, 1994
US viewers 24.5 M
Written by Paul Manning
Directed by Daniel Sackheim
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Carol Hathaway faces an ethical dilemma when a patient admits that he, and not his friend, was driving the car that ran a red light and killed a pedestrian. She decides to tell Tag about kissing Doug Ross . It's Thanksgiving and the doctors treat an animal rights activist who was attacked by the turkey he was trying to save. Doug Ross is going to the Bahamas with Linda Farrell and he is very much feeling like a kept man.

Carter has to treat a transgender woman who has now reached an age where she can no longer pass as a woman. Carter's indifference is the final straw. Susan Lewis continues to worry about Div Cvetic, whose condition seems to be worsening.

NBC Description

THANKSGIVING EPISODE: Thanksgiving brings unusual patients and family patience.

After Carter treats a depressed transgender woman for lacerations, the woman commits suicide by jumping off the roof of the hospital. In frustration, Carter explodes at Dr. Benton, but later spends Thanksgiving with him.

Ross treats a man who was pecked by a turkey, then leaves for a Jamaican vacation.

Lewis's alcoholic sister (Kathleen Wilhoite) complicates the holiday celebration by announcing that she's pregnant.

Cast and Characters


Anthony Edwards as Dr. Mark Greene 

George Clooney as Dr. Doug Ross

Sherry Stringfield as Dr. Susan Lewis

Noah Wyle as John Carter

Julianna Margulies as Nurse Carol Hathaway

Eriq La Salle as Dr. Peter Benton


Abraham Benrubi as Jerry Markovic

John Terry as Dr. Div Cvetic

Conni Marie Brazelton as Nurse Conni Oligario

Ellen Crawford as Nurse Lydia Wright

Deezer D as Nurse Malik McGrath

Yvette Freeman as Nurse Haleh Adams

Christine Harnos as Jennifer Greene

Andrea Parker as Linda Farrell

Kathleen Wilhoite as Chloe Lewis

Malgoscha Gebel as Bob


Garrett Morris as Edgar Luck

Caroline Lagerfelt as Andrea

Vondie Curtis-Hall as Henry Colton/Rena



  • Although credited in this episode, Christine Harnos (Jenn Greene ) does not actually appear.
  • Vondie Curtis-Hall (Henry Colton/Rena) was nominated for an Emmy Award in the Outstanding Guest Actor category for his work in this episode. He would return to ER in Season 8 as Roger Simmons, the husband of a woman with whom Benton has a child. Curtis-Hall would also go on to direct two Season 8 episodes: "Start All Over Again ," in which he also guest starred; and "It's All in Your Head."


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