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Doctor Carter, I Presume 

It's the first day of Carter's internship. He has a 36 hour shift and overnight he has to cover the ER, the ICU as well as the surgical patients.


Michael Crichton (created by), John Wells


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Edwards ... Mark Greene
George Clooney ... Doug Ross
Sherry Stringfield ... Susan Lewis
Noah Wyle ... John Carter
Julianna Margulies ... Carol Hathaway
Gloria Reuben ... Jeanie Boulet
Laura Innes ... Kerry Weaver
Eriq La Salle ... Peter Benton
Wallace Langham ... Dr. Melvoin
Abraham Benrubi ... Jerry Markovic
Lisa Nicole Carson ... Carla Reece
Ellen Crawford ... Nurse Lydia Wright
Yvette Freeman ... Nurse Haleh Adams
Omar Epps ... Dr. Dennis Gant
Ron Eldard ... Ray 'Shep' Shepard


It's Dr. Carter's first day as a surgical intern and he learns just how challenging his year is going to be. Not only must he put in a 36 hour shift he learns that for his first day, he will be going back to his old haunts covering the ER. On top of that, he will be alone overnight covering not only the ER, but also the intensive care unit and all surgical patients. A new student, Dennis Gant, comes in to help him out. He realizes that he has much to learn, but will survives it all. Nurse Hathaway meets her old boyfriend Shep - and his new girlfriend - at the July 4th picnic. Jeanie Boulet goes to the hospital's HIV clinic for treatment but is warned off by a former medical worker who lost his job when he told his employers about his condition. Dr. Benton receives the result of his own HIV test. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

26 September 1996 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The ER has suddenly changed from the previous episodes: the staff room has been replaced with the waiting area. However, the characters behave as nothing happened, i.e. as the ER has always been this way. See more »


Jeanie finds out she's HIV+ in the second season finale at the same time Carter graduates. With graduation in May and this episode set on July 4th it's not credible that Jeanie would have just found out her results and relay the to Peter. See more »


Dr. Kerry Weaver: [about the nurses] They can make your life easier or they can make it miserable. Whatever you did, I suggest you apologize immediately.
Dr. John Carter: I didn't do anything.
Dr. Kerry Weaver: Apologize anyway.
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