"Sleepless in Chicago"
Season 1, Episode 18
Air date February 23, 1995
Written by Paul Manning
Directed by Christopher Chulack
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"Sleepless in Chicago" is the eighteenth episode of the first season of ER. It first aired on NBC on Februart 23, 1995. It was written by Paul Manning and directed by Christopher Chulack. It has Mark Greene learn that his wife wants a divorce. Carol Hathaway past comes back to haunt her when she may not be able to adopt Tatiana. Tired Peter Benton falls asleep while taking care of his mother which leads to an accident.


Carol Hathaway goes ahead with her plans to adopt Tatiana, but her past history makes her ineligible.

Benton continues to trade shifts so he can spend time with his mother but it all catches up with him and he has a run-in with Dr. Hicks.

Doug Ross treats an abused child. Green, Benton and Carter take extraordinary measures to save a man they later learned had signed a DNR.

A consultant arrives to study procedures in the ER, but all is not quite what it seems. Mark Green's wife Jen has an important announcement. Benton's mother has a serious accident when he falls asleep on the couch.

NBC DescriptionEdit

OVERTIME, UNDERAPPRECIATED: In order to make up for time he took off to care for his mother, Benton works 48 hours straight, which worries Dr. Hicks (CCH Pounder) and has serious repercussions for Benton's mom. It also affects Carter, when Benton becomes even more demanding than normal.

Dr. Greene's personal problems go from bad to worse when his wife, Jennifer (Christine Harnos) tells him she may be falling out of love with him.

The AIDS hospice turns down Hathaway's request to adopt a Russian teen due to Hathaway's suicide attempt.


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