"Obstruction of Justice"
Season 4, Episode 9
Air date December 11, 1997
Written by Lance Gentile
Directed by Richard Thorpe
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Obstruction of Justice is the 9th episode of the 4th season of "E.R." It was first aired on December, 11 in 1997. It was written by Lance Gentile and directed by Richard Thorpe.


Jeanie believes she's been fired because she has HIV and fights her dismissal.

NBC DescriptionEdit

LETTER OF THE LAW: Dr. Greene (Anthony Edwards) has a tough day balancing work, an unusual visit from his lawyer (guest star Dan Hedaya, 'Cheers') and a growing relationship with a co-worker.

Jeanie (Gloria Reuben) goes to the wall with Dr. Weaver (Laura Innes) over her right to a job, then faces complicated issues with Al (Michael Beach).

When Dr. Carter (Noah Wyle)protects a patient's civil rights and has a run-in with a police officer, Dr. Del Amico (Maria Bello) comes to his rescue.

Mother and daughter accident victims lead to tough decisions for Dr. Benton (Eriq La Salle) and Dr. Corday (Alex Kingston).

Dr. Ross (George Clooney) comes to the aid of a sickle cell patient (guest star Hill Harper) whose medication has been stolen.

Short summaryEdit

Jeanie Boulet decides to fight her dismissal, believing she has been let go because of her HIV status and not for the budget reasons she has been told. Her husband Al gets a job in Atlanta but Jeanie is no longer sure she's ready to move. John Carter is arrested in the ER after he refuses to follow a policeman's order to provide blood evidence on a drunken patient. Doug returns to work and has a patient who claims to have sickle-cell anemia but may be a junkie looking for a fix. Mark Greene has made a deal with a top-notch attorney who agrees to handle his lawsuit in exchange for a day of playing doctor in the ER. Benton and Corday try to save an accident victim's leg. Dr. Ellis West from Synergix shows up for work in the ER. 




Atty. Herb Spivak: I hired a doctor for a couple of weeks from an emergency room for 100 bucks an hour. He told me everything. Blood gases, chest tubes, peritoneal gavage...

Dr. Mark Greene: Lavage. Peritoneal lavage.


[about Kerry]

Nurse Carol Hathaway: What's up with her?

Dr. Doug Ross: The crown is weighing heavily on the queen's head.


[Anna has just bailed Carter out of jail]

Dr. Anna Del Amico: I was wondering what I should get you for Christmas, and then it finally came to me: bail!

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