Make of Two Hearts is the sixteenth episode of the first season of the NBC medical drama series ER . It premiered on February 9, 1995.

"Make of Two Hearts"
Season 1, Episode 16
Make of Two Hearts
Air date February 9, 1995
US viewers 34.2 M
Written by Lydia Woodward
Directed by Mimi Leder
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Kayson, a married man, tries to start a romance with Susan by asking her to dinner. Deb unknowingly eats LSD-laced chocolates. Carol takes an interest in a Russian girl abandoned in the ER.

NBC Description

HAVE A HEART: On Valentine's Day, a mother (Meg Foster) leaves her AIDS-stricken adopted, Russian daughter (Milana Vayntrub) in the ER.

After hitting a dog, Officer Grabarsky (Michael Genovese) brings the injured animal in and pleads with the ER docs to save it. Dr. Kayson, a married man, comes on to Lewis.

Carter and Chen treat three cheerleaders after eating LSD-laced Valentine's candy. Chen unknowingly eats a piece of the candy, which affects her ability to treat patients.

Cast and Characters


Anthony Edwards as Dr. Mark Greene 

George Clooney as Dr. Doug Ross

Sherry Stringfield as Dr. Susan Lewis

Noah Wyle as John Carter

Julianna Margulies as Nurse Carol Hathaway

Eriq La Salle as Dr. Peter Benton


Sam Anderson as Dr. Jack Kayson

Conni Marie Brazelton as Nurse Conni Oligario

Yvette Freeman as Haleh Adams

Ellen Crawford as Lydia Wright

Emily Wagner as Pickman

Abraham Benrubi as Jerry Markovic

Ming-Na Wen as Deb Chen



  • Carol Hathaway's mother is Russian and knows some Russian to which she uses to talk to Tatiana.


  1. "Nielsen Ratings - December-March 1995 " (PDF). Zap2it. (May 15, 2015).