|"One Can Only Hope"|
|Season 9, Episode 6|
|Air date||November 7, 2002|
|Written by||Bruce Miller|
|Directed by||Jonathan Kaplan|
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One Can Only Hope is the 6th episode of the 9th season of "E.R."
DR. CORDAY BUTTS HEADS WITH NEW SURGICAL RESIDENT OVER DYING YOUNG WOMAN -- DON CHEADLE ("OCEAN'S ELEVEN") GUEST STARS: Dr. Corday (Alex Kingston) clashes with the new surgical resident (guest star Don Cheadle, "Ocean's Eleven") over his intervention in the treatment of a sickly young woman (guest star Nora Zimmett) who signs a "Do Not Resuscitate" agreement while Abby (Maura Tierney) wonders aloud about the erratic behavior of her visiting brother (guest star Thomas Everett Scott).
Elsewhere, Abby feels torn when she is caught between an official nurse's complaints against Dr. Kovac (Goran Visnjic), her former lover.
In addition, Dr. Pratt (Mekhi Phifer) comforts Dr. Chen (Ming-Na) after she feels threatened by a patient and Corday suspects that an unconscious, 14-year old female patient has been sexually assaulted.
Noah Wyle, Laura Innes, Paul McCrane and Sherry Stringfield also star. TV-14