|"A Little Help From My Friends"|
|Season 9, Episode 11|
|Air date||January 9, 2003|
|Written by||Julie Hebert|
|Directed by||Alan J. Levi|
"A Saint in the City"
A Little Help From My Friends is the 11th episode of the 9th season of "E.R."
GUN-TOTING DOCTOR'S BEHAVIOR CONCERNS CARTER WHILE WEAVER CONCEALS SECRET: When Dr. Pratt (Mekhi Phifer) is caught bringing a gun into the emergency room, Dr. Carter (Noah Wyle) feels compelled to defend him, but his colleague's erratic behavior makes even Carter have second thoughts.
Meanwhile Dr. Weaver (Laura Innes) hopes to keep her pregnancy a secret, but physical complications might compromise her plans.
Elsewhere, Dr. Lewis (Sherry Stringfield) keeps a wary eye on a self-destructive patient (guest star Rob Moore) who admits to molesting young boys.
A guilt-stricken Dr. Kovac (Goran Visnjic) is warned by Dr. Romano (Paul McCrane) not to admit his fault to the grieving relative of a patient he treated.
Dr. Chen (Ming-Na) treats some student math whizzes who overdosed on Ritalin and Dr. Gallant (Sharif Atkins) confronts a scheming young wife (guest star Sofia Milos) who has designs for her dying husband. Maura Tierney also stars.
- Although she appears in the opening credits, Alex Kingston does not appear in this episode.