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"Point of Origin"
Season 5, Episode 18
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Air date April 8, 1999
Written by Christopher Mack
Directed by Christopher Misiano
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Point of Origin is the 18th episode of the 5th season of "E.R." It was first aired on April, 8 in 1999. It was written by Christopher Mack and directed by Christopher Misiano.

PlotEdit

Greene uses a past trauma to help Mobalage save himself from deportation. Carter applies for chief resident and spends the day in charge of the ER, where he misunderstands a case involving the many broken bones of a baby, while Lucy begins her first psych rotation. Weaver may have found her biological mother, but defies a DNR order to find out for sure. Benton and Corday clash over a surgical fellowship. 

Short summaryEdit

Greene tries to help Mobalage when he's about to be deported, and Mark describes his beating in the men's room. Kerry tries to save a woman she believes is her birth mother. Hathaway decides to keep Doug's child. Benton and Corday clash over an ER fellowship. Carter is in charge for the day, part of a requirement for applying for chief resident.

CharactersEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Although in the opening credits, Gloria Reuben does not appear in this episode.

QuotesEdit

Dr. Elizabeth Corday: I think I've found a way to limit my Romano exposure.

Dr. Peter Benton: Oh yeah, what's that? Garlic?

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Dr. Robert Romano: Go home. See your munchkin.

Dr. Peter Benton: His name is Reese.

Dr. Robert Romano: Oh, like Reese's Pieces. Cute.

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(while treating a woman who gave birth in the street)

Weaver: Did they find the placenta?

Paramedic: She said a dog ate it.

Haleh: Oh, lord...

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