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"Another Perfect Day"
Season 1, Episode 7
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Air date November 3, 1994
US viewers 25.7 M
Story by Lance Gentile
Teleplay by Lydia Woodward
Directed by Vern Gillum
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Another Perfect Day is the seventh episode of the first season of the NBC medical drama series ER. It premiered on November 3, 1994.


Doug Ross' hopes of renewing his relationship with Carol Hathaway take a positive turn after the two of them kiss following a particularly stressful trauma, but his hopes are dashed when she decides to move in with boyfriend Tag. John Carter has a particularly good day when Dr. Greene successfully walks him through a complex procedure. Haleh takes Dr. Benton to task when he refuses to act as a role model for a young gangbanger she has an interest in. Benton is also competing with Dr. Langworthy for a prestigious fellowship. It's Susan Lewis' birthday and her sister Chloe shows up at the ER drunk.

NBC Description

THIS IS SPINAL TAP: Carter treats a wounded gang member and later completes his first spinal tap.

Ross and Hathaway share a kiss, but Hathaway tells him she's moving in with Oligario (Conni Marie Brazelton).

Greene's wife (Christine Harnos) visits but is soon called back to Milwaukee.

The staff throws a surprise birthday party for Lewis, but her drunk sister (Kathleen Wilhoite) spoils the festivities.

Cast and Characters


Anthony Edwards as Dr. Mark Greene 

George Clooney as Dr. Doug Ross

Sherry Stringfield as Dr. Susan Lewis

Noah Wyle as John Carter

Julianna Margulies as Nurse Carol Hathaway

Eriq La Salle as Dr. Peter Benton


Kevin Michael Richardson as Patrick




  1. "Nielsen Ratings - September-December 1994 " (PDF). USA Today. (May 15, 2015).