"Where the Heart Is"
Season 7, Episode 21
Air date May 10, 2001
Written by Dee Johnson
Meredith Stiehm
Directed by Richard Thorpe
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"Where the Heart Is" is the twenty-first episode of the seventh season of ER. It first aired on NBC on May 10, 2001. It was written by Dee Johnson & Meredith Stiehm and directed by Richard Thorpe. It has Abby Lockhart learns that her mother, Maggie is moving to Minneapolis and makes a hard confession to her. Mark Greene treats a boy whose father has been abusing him.


Abby discovers that Maggie is heading back to her birthplace in Minneapolis. Later, Abby confesses to a secret to her mother. Mark treats a young boy and learns that his irate father is abusing him. Reese has injured himself when Cleo turn her back at him for a second. Carter and Chen continue their bid as chief resident.

NBC DescriptionEdit

DOES ABBY SEE A RAY OF HOPE FOR HER UNBALANCED MOTHER? SALLY FIELD GUEST-STARS: A distressed Abby (Maura Tierney) sees a ray of hope in the care of her mentally unbalanced mother (Oscar-winning guest star Sally Field) when she receives some sage advice from the older woman in a rare moment of clarity while Dr. Benton's (Eriq La Salle) old girlfriend Carla (guest star Lisa Nicole Carson, "Ally McBeal") squares off against his new love Cleo (Michael Michele).

Elsewhere, Dr. Greene's (Anthony Edwards) suspicions are aroused when he treats a rebellious 7-year-old boy (guest star Emmett Shoemaker) who bears signs of beatings.

Dr. Carter's (Noah Wyle) plans to apply for chief resident are brushed aside by Dr. Weaver (Laura Innes) while he watches fellow candidate Dr. Chen (Ming-Na) take her best shot at the position.

Weaver suffers pangs of remorse when she meets the new woman in Dr. Legaspi's (Elizabeth Mitchell) life and is confronted by a helpless, mentally deficient young woman (guest star Julie Osburn) whose only family member lies in critical condition and the ER gang enjoys a spirited game of softball. Goran Visnjic, Paul McCrane and Erik Palladino also star.


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