|"The Domino Heart"|
|Season 6, Episode 11|
|Air date||January 13, 2000|
|Written by||Joe Sachs|
|Directed by||Lesli Linka Glatter|
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The Domino Heart is the 11th episode of the 6th season of "E.R."
LACK OF WATER FLOW SLOWS ER WHILE LUCY FIGHTS FOR PATIENT'S NEW HEART: A simple water shutoff makes the struggle for life even harder in the ER while Lucy (Kellie Martin) is excited for Valerie (guest star Myndy Crist), a patient she befriended who finally can receive a new heart if she can circumvent some last-minute medical complications.
Drs. Carter (Noah Wyle) and Chen (Ming-Na) duel over admitting an elderly patient (guest star Peg Phillips, "Northern Exposure") with Parkinson's whose daughter (guest star Diane Baker) pleads exhaustion in caring for her.
Dr. Greene (Anthony Edwards) also is weary of lodging his troublesome father (guest star John Cullum) as he deals with the return of Nurse Hathaway (Julianna Margulies), who is experiencing post-partum depression.
Later, Greene treats a patient (guest star Justin Louis, "Battery Park") for seizures and suspects that his boyfriend (guest star Hank Stratton) is physically abusing him.
Dr. Corday (Alex Kingston) confronts the murderer (guest star Lawence Monoson) whose life she saved before he is taken to county jail.
In addition, Dr. Benton (Eriq La Salle) makes a tentative offer to Dr. Finch (Michael Michele); Hathaway soothes a nervous boy (guest star Andre Jamal Kinney) with a broken leg and Dr. Malucci (Erik Palladino) personally checks out a Hispanic pharmacy that also serves as an illegal back-door health clinic.
Laura Innes, Paul McCrane and Goran Visjnic also star.