"Such Sweet Sorrow"
Season 6, Episode 21
Air date May 11, 2000
Written by John Wells
Directed by John Wells
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"Such Sweet Sorrow" is a twenty-first episode of the sixth season of ER. That episode first aired in May 11, 2000. It was written and directed by showrunner John Wells.

It was the final regular episode of Julianna Margulies as ER head nurse Carol Hathaway, who makes a life-changing decision following the care of the terminally ill mother.


When Carol resuscitates a terminally ill mother who was DNR in order for her to say goodbye to her family without Weaver's consent, she realizes that life is too short and quickly left the hospital to reunite with Doug.

Mark prepares to bury his father and expresses his enjoyment with Rachel when he wants his daughter to come with him to his funeral.

Carter's mental stability continues to deteriorate to a point where he nearly kills a patient.

Corday gives Malucci her negative assessment on his performance when a patient of his that he never saw nearly dies under Abby's care.

NBC DescriptionEdit

DR. WEAVER TAKES NO PRISONERS WHEN MISTAKES PILE UP IN ER; MEANWHILE, A FRIEND DEPARTS: A wound-up Dr. Weaver (Laura Innes) goes on the warpath when she encounters sloppiness, incorrect diagnoses and improper procedures among the ER staff and Nurse Hathaway (Julianna Margulies), Dr. Malucci (Erik Palladino) and Abby (Maura Tierney) all feel the heat of her wrath.

A disobeying Hathaway earns Weaver's enmity when she revives a "do not resuscitate" cancer victim (guest star Rachel Singer) so that the patient can spend one last conscious moment with her young family while she ponders her response to Dr. Kovac's (Goran Visnjic) romantic interest and she makes a life-changing decision.

When he's not goofing off, Malucci also gets an earful from Dr. Corday (Alex Kingston), who offers a sobering assessment of his performance.

Dr. Greene (Anthony Edwards) re-thinks his father's burial request and determines to spend more time with his daughter Rachel (guest star Yvonne Zima). Noah Wyle and Ming-Na also star.


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