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"Getting to Know You"
Season 5, Episode 22
Air date May 20, 1999
Written by Lydia Woodward
Directed by Jonathan Kaplan
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Getting to Know You is the 22nd episode and the 5th season finale of "E.R." It was first aired on May, 20 in 1999. It was written by Lydia Woodward and directed by Jonathan Kaplan.


The rest of the staff finds out that Hathaway is pregnant. Benton begins a custody battle for his son when Carla Reese reveals an intention to marry Roger and take the child to Germany. Weaver rescues a toddler that has been drugged. Carter's protégé is mugged and beaten up. Greene and Corday fall in love.

Short summaryEdit

Carol's pregnancy becomes public knowledge, and she learns that she's having twins. Lucy has problems trying to go off Ritalin. Peter learns Carla plans to move to Germany. Kerry finds an abandoned youngster and brings him to the ER. Mark and Elizabeth discuss their relationship. Jeanie and Reggie draw closer again.



  • The kid that Dr. Weaver treats is named Jack Toberen. This is a reference to one of the editors of the series, Jacque Elaine Toberen.


[Carol is having an ultrasound]

Nurse Carol Hathaway: What? Mark, what?

Dr. Mark Greene: Heartbeat.

Nurse Carol Hathaway: Yes, Mark, Elizabeth already said that. What?

Dr. Elizabeth Corday: No, what he means is... there's two heartbeats.

Nurse Carol Hathaway: [shocked] ... Twins?


(on discovering that she is having twins)

Corday: How are you taking the news?

Carol: I'm in denial, but thanks for asking.


Romano: Dr. Carter, Miss Knight is a student of yours?

Carter: ...yesss.

Romano: Work harder.


Mark: Elizabeth, I don't know, I don't know what's going to happen...but I do know how I feel and I feel like I've found something amazing, and I want to be here. I want to get to know you. We cannot be scared. I would hate to miss another boat.

(the two kiss for the first time)

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