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"Great Expectations"
Season 6, Episode 7
Air date November 18, 1999
Written by Neal Baer
Directed by Christopher Misiano
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Humpty Dumpty is the seventh episode of the sixth season of ER. It first aired on NBC on November 18, 1999. It was written Neal Baer and directed by Christopher Misiano. In an emergency trauma callout Elizabeth Corday learns that the man she's treating is a serial rapist and threatens to refuse to treat him until he tells where his latest victim is. As Gabriel Lawrence prepares the leave the ER, he proves that he still can save lives. Kerry Weaver hires Luka Kovač as the full-time attending.


As Gabriel Lawrence prepares to leave the ER for good, he proves that he still has what it takes by saving a life. Corday later discovers that the man she's treating is a serial rapist and goes to great lengths to find his latest victim. Hathaway and the drug-using teen have a confrontation while Carter finds himself juggling more responsibilities.

Short summaryEdit

Greene searches for his father, who is supposed to have arrived from San Diego earlier in the day. Corday crosses ethical lines to save the life of a rapist while Kovac and Weaver work feverishly to save the woman he raped. Lucy regrets letting a choir director leave the hospital. Cleo treats an alcoholic teenager. Dr. Lawrence saves a life before departing to live with his son. Weaver hires Kovac as the ER's new attending. Carol visits Meg, who has now had her son and is preparing to go to jail.



  • Erik Palladino, who portrayed Dave Malucci, is billed in the main credits for the first in this episode.
  • Alan Alda makes his final appearance as Dr. Gabriel Lawrence.
  • When Chunny is running to find someone who can done blood we find out that Luca is B+, Dave has A+, Haleh has AB, and Carter has O-. Carter ends up giving the blood.

Quotes Edit

Greene: How are things going?

Lawrence: ...for a doc that can't practice medicine, I can't complain.


Chad(to Finch) If you call this drunk, lady, you don't get out much.

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