"Full Moon, Saturday Night"
Season 1, Episode 20
Air date March 30, 1995
Written by Neal Baer
Directed by Donna Deitch
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"Full Moon, Saturday Night" is the twentieth episode of the First season of ER. It first aired on NBC on March 30, 1995. It was written by Neal Baer and directed by Donna Deitch. The episode has Mark Greene reeling from the Jodi O'Brien case as he doesn't make a good impression on the new Chief of Emergency Medicine, Dr. William "Wild Willy" Swift, who is more impressed with Susan Lewis' performance. It also has Carol Hathaway dealing with a patient who is thought to be a werewolf.


Greene, who is coping with emotional problems due to the Jodi O'Brien case and his crippling marriage, does not impress Dr. William 'Wild Willy" Swift, the new Chief of Emergency Medicine, but Lewis does impress Swift.

Hathaway's patient believes that he is a werewolf. Ross goes out on a date with Diane Leeds. Benton tends to his sick mother.

NBC DescriptionEdit

NIGHT OF THE LIVING, DEAD: Carter and Chen extend their shifts to experience the ER during a full moon, and they are not disappointed.

Greene is so despondent over the breakup of his marriage that Lewis is left to run the ER. Lewis's skills impresses the new ER Chief, Dr. Swift (Michael Ironside).

Patients include nine naked fraternity pledges are brought in with frostbite after a hazing stunt, a drunk man hit by a car, a hiccuping guy who "comes out" to his fiancee after being diagnosed with HIV.


Dr. Greene is still haunted by the death of Jodi O'Brien and isn't sure he can function as a doctor. At Susan's urging, he takes the night off but unfortunately for him, the new head of the ER Dr. 'Wild Willy' Swift arrives unannounced.

Susan impresses Swift with her handling of many cases on a busy night. She also has to deal with the case of a young man who has had the hiccups for two days, but may in fact be suffering from something far more serious.

Nurse Hathaway and fiancée Tag are still working out the details of their wedding. Peter Benton's mother is still hospitalized and he will not accept that her age and her injuries mean that she will need permanent nursing care.

Dr. Ross is now dating Diane Leeds. John Carter and Deb Chen's attempts at oneupmanship is starting to take on ridiculous proportions.


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