"The Dance We Do"
Season 7, Episode 9
Air date December 7, 2000
Written by Jack Orman
Directed by Christopher Misiano
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"The Dance We Do" is the ninth episode of the seventh season of ER. It first aired on December 7, 2000. It was written by Jack Orman and directed by Christopher Misiano. It has Elizabeth Corday undergoes a grueling deposition on her malpractice suit as her fiancée Mark Greene learns about the condition of his brain tumor. Abby Lockhart faces hardship when she learns that her mother Maggie Wyczenski causes a commotion in the department store. Peter Benton receives a vist from the girlfriend of his late nephew when she comes to the ER.


Mark learns that his brain tumor is inoperable while Elizabeth is grueled during her malpractice despostion on her patient Al Pattersen. Abby receives news that her mother causes distrubance at the department store. The girlfriend of Benton's late nephew turns up in the ER and Benton wants her to know who killed Jesse from her.

NBC DescriptionEdit

ABBY'S MANIC MOTHER IS OUT OF CONTROL; OSCAR WINNER SALLY FIELD GUEST-STARS: Abby's mounting frustration with her bipolar mother (Oscar-winning guest star Sally Field) goes off the charts when the woman causes a major incident at a downtown store.

An uneasy Dr. Corday (Alex Kingston) confronts her accusers during a tense, day-long deposition when she and the hospital are sued by a paralyzed former patient.

A mourning Dr. Benton (Eriq La Salle) meets his nephew's beaten girlfriend (guest star Toy Connor) who informs him about the gangbangers responsible for the murder.

Greene is concerned that Dr. Carter (Noah Wyle) isn't maintaining the conditions of his drug treatment program.

Abby's relationship with Dr. Kovac (Goran Visnjic) heats up, but she seeks consolation from her family woes with Carter. Anthony Edwards, Michael Michele and Erik Palladino also star.


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  • The original episode title was called "Rapid Cycling"
  • Although their names appear in the opening credits, Laura Innes, Paul McCrane and Ming-Na don't appear in this episode.
  • Sally Field doesn't appear again this season until the episode Sailing Away.

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