Truth & Consequences is the 5th episode of the 6th season of "E.R." It was first aired on November, 4 in 1999. It was written by R. Scott Gemmill and directed by Steve De Jarnatt.
A prank in a high school science class goes terribly awry, injuring a teacher and several students. Hathaway discovers Meg's drug addiction. Weaver and Greene notice Lawrence gets easily confused.
SCIENCE CLASS ACCIDENT SWARMS ER WITH PATIENTS; ALAN ALDA, REBECCA DEMORNAY, MARTHA PLIMPTON GUEST-STAR: An explosion during a high school science class floods the ER with a variety of burned, gassed and broken patients.
Dr. Greene (Anthony Edwards) rescues Dr. Carter (Noah Wyle) from one student's irate father (guest star Miguel Sandoval).
Hathaway (Julianna Margulies) urges a young pregnant waitress (guest star Martha Plimpton, "200 Cigarettes") to enter a drug rehabilitation program while Lucy (Kellie Martin) also pleads with an artistic painter (guest star Vincent Kartheiser) to do the same.
Dr. Benton (Eriq La Salle) tries to protect a young man (guest star Scott Ferguson) who learns he's HIV-positive while donating blood for his injured brother.
Carter wonders if he's gotten the final brushoff from Elaine (guest star Rebecca DeMornay). Jeanie (Gloria Reuben) is distracted at work over her young adopted son's wheezing back at home.
An inquisitive Malucci (Erik Palladino) courts trouble when he solicits information about Dr. Weaver's (Laura Innes) disabled leg. Alex Kingston, Paul McCrane and Michael Michele also star.
An explosion in a high school science lab brings a flood of patients to the ER. Lawrence's memory continues to deteriorate, and more staff members become suspicious. Elaine tells Carter that she intends to go to Europe for a couple of months. Lucy and Carol compete for the one available rehab bed each of their patients needs. Dr. Dave learns about sympathy from a girl whose face was burned in the explosion. Benton inquires about DNA testing. Jeanie's home life becomes hectic, taking care of her new baby.
- Mark Greene
- John Carter
- Carol Hathaway
- Jeanie Boulet
- Kerry Weaver
- Lucy Knight
- Robert Romano
- Cleo Finch
- Peter Benton
Malucci: Have you always been at County?
Greene: Going on ten years.
Malucci: Damn! Guys who kill their entire families don't get ten years.
Greene: It's not a prison, Dave.
Malucci: I don't know about that. Doctor Weaver sure acts like a warden.
Lawrence: (To Kerry) For the record, my way may be older, but its still faster and better...kinda like me.
Malucci: Hey Carter, is it true you lived with Weaver?
Carter: In her basement.
Malucci: She kept you in her basement?
Carter: She was my landlord.
Dr.Dave: What's with the (Weaver's) leg anyway? Did she lay her Harley down in traffic or something
Greene: Don't know, never asked.