|"Into That Good Night"|
|Season 1, Episode 5|
|Air date||October 13, 1994|
|US viewers||26.7 M|
|Written by||Robert Nathan|
|Directed by||Charles Haid|
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Mark Greene 's wife Jen gets a position clerking with a Federal judge. Unfortunately, it's in Milwaukee, 2 hours away and she wants Mark to look for a job there. Greene and Susan Lewis treat Samuel Gasner, a man who has been waiting for a heart transplant and who will not survive the night unless a donor can be found. John Carter is worried that his latest paramour may have left him with a souvenir of their sexual encounter. Doug Ross treats a young girl suffering from severe asthma but whose mother can't afford her medication. Benton treats Ivan the liquor store owner who is shot for the third time in as many weeks.
HAVE A HEART: Dr. Greene tries to help a man waiting for a heart transplant hold on until his family arrives. Meanwhile, Greene's wife gets an out-of-state job offer.
Dr. Ross (GEORGE CLOONEY) treats a young girl for asthma and when he learns her family can't afford the medicine, he gives it to her anyway. Later, on his way home, he rescues a pregnant woman from a car accident.
Carter gets surprising results from an STD test.
Lewis (SHERRY STRINGFIELD) resuscitates a college student who almost drank himself to death.
Cast and Characters
Sam Anderson as Dr. Jack Kayson
John Terry as Dr. Div Cvetic
Ellen Crawford as Nurse Lydia Wright
Alan Rosenberg as Sam Gasner
Liz Vassey as Liz
Brenda Strong as Sally Niemeyer (uncredited)
- From a cryptic exchange between Doug and Susan we learn Doug's age. He mentions that it is the same as that of former Chicago Cubs second baseman Ryne Sandberg upon Sandberg's retirement, and Mozart's at the time of the composer's death; Doug is 35 years old.
- "Nielsen Ratings - September-December 1994 " (PDF). USA Today. (May 15, 2015).