|"No Good Deed Goes Unpunished"|
|Season 9, Episode 13|
|Air date||January 30, 2003|
|Written by||R. Scott Gemmill|
|Directed by||Nelson McCormick|
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"No Good Deed Goes Unpunished" is the thirteenth episode of the ninth season of ER. It first aired on NBC on January 30, 2003. It was written by R. Scott Gemmill and directed by Nelson McCormick. The episode has Greg Pratt dealing with another problem with his foster brother Leon when his so-called friends shot a cop during a robbery as John Carter plans to help Dr. McNulty with his clinic, but learns something about him the hard way.
Pratt again feels overwhielmed when Leon is duped into an armed robbery by his "friends" when a cop was shot and makes a decision about the care for his foster brother. '
Carter takes a vacation to help Dr. McNulty, but he may not be a doctor at all. Luka goes AWOL when Weaver refuses to give him time off to deal with his depressive spiral. Romano receives bad news about his recovery.
OVERMATCHED DR. PRATT TRIES TO PROTECT SELF-DESTRUCTIVE FRIEND; EMMY WINNER ED ASNER ALSO GUEST-STARS: The protective Dr. Pratt (Mekhi Phifer) is overwhelmed when his mentally challenged roommate Leon (guest star Marcello Thedford) leads him to treat a gravely wounded suspect who was responsible for a robbery and holdup which also involved the easily duped Leon while Dr. Carter (Noah Wyle) stuns Abby (Maura Tierney) when he decides to go to Africa where the medical needs are greatest.
Elsewhere, Carter attends to the sickly Dr. McNulty (Emmy Award-winning guest star Ed Asner, "Lou Grant"), the curmudgeon he recently met who runs a storefront medical clinic.
The emotionally fragile Dr. Romano (Paul McCrane) teeters on the brink of disaster and receives negative news regarding his recovery.
Dr. Kovac (Goran Visnjic) intends to carry out a threat made to Dr. Weaver (Laura Innes), who also re-encounters a grateful alderman (guest star Bruce Weitz, "Hill Street Blues") who returns bearing financial gifts and a skilled and bold doctor (guest star Bruno Campos) makes a pass at a shocked Dr. Corday (Alex Kingston).
Ming-Na, Sherry Stringfield and Sharif Atkins also star. TV-14
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