|Season 6, Episode 21|
|Air date||May 11, 2000|
|Written by||Neal Baer|
|Directed by||Kevin Hooks|
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"Such Sweet Sorrow"
Such Sweet Sorrow is the 21st episode of the 6th season of "E.R."
DR. GREENE SHARES MEMORIES WITH FATHER: A weary Dr. Greene (Anthony Edwards) remains at home to care for his father (guest star John Cullum) and shares a tender moment while a robust Dr. Kovac (Goran Visnjic) tries to court Nurse Hathaway (Julianna Margulies).
In addition, faulty hospital procedure causes Dr. Benton (Eriq La Salle) to assail Kovac for not checking up on a patient (guest star Lincoln Kilpatrick) who now might lose his leg; likewise, Dr. Chen (Ming-Na) is horrified to learn that a simple metabolic test for infants could have prevented a boy's disabling brain seizure.
Dr. Carter (Noah Wyle) assumes Greene's shift and is a whirling dervish of activity who can't resist taking over other doctors' cases as well.
When an anemic teenager (guest star Polly Cusumano) refuses crucial treatment, Dr. Corday (Alex Kingston) makes a calculated gamble in order to assist her.
Dr. Malucci (Erik Palladino) is enraged when a 6-year-old car accident victim (guest star Steffani Brass) claims that her father (guest star Jay Underwood) has been sexually abusing her. Maura Tierney, Laura Innes and Michael Michele also star.