|"Secrets and Lies"|
|Season 8, Episode 16|
|Air date||March 7, 2002|
|Written by||John Wells|
|Directed by||Richard Thorpe|
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Secrets and Lies is the 16th episode of the 8th season of "E.R."
CHANGE-OF-PACE EPISODE STRIPS POLITE VENEER OFF DOCTORS WHO ARE ORDERED TO ATTEND SEMINAR: In a dramatic change-of-pace episode, after a bout of horseplay following a dominatrix' appearance in the ER, Dr. Weaver (Laura Innes) orders Abby (Maura Tierney), Dr. Carter (Noah Wyle), Dr. Lewis (Sherry Stringfield), Dr. Kovac (Goran Visjnic) and Dr. Gallant (Sharif Atkins) into a day-long sexual harassment seminar which unleashes a torrent of truth about their mutual relationships.
While the class is delayed for a tardy instructor, the five share intimate details while alternately mocking and challenging each other, especially with the thorny romantic attractions involving Abby and Lewis with Carter.
What's more, Carter and Kovac kill time by engaging in a roughhouse round of fencing that speaks volumes about their contending interest in Abby.
Ming-Na also stars in a script written by executive producer John Wells.