|"Happy New Year"|
|Season 1, Episode 12|
|Air date||January 5, 1995|
|US viewers||30.4 M|
|Written by||Lydia Woorward|
|Directed by||Charles Haid|
Luck of the Draw
Happy New Year is the twelfth episode of the first season of the NBC medical drama series ER. It premiered on January 5, 1995.
NEW YEAR, NEW RESOLVE: After seemingly endless requests, Dr. Benton finally allows Dr. Carter to observe in the O.R.
After Dr. Lewis disagrees with Dr. Kayson (Sam Anderson) over the care of a patient, the patient's family sues for malpractice.
Meanwhile, Lewis's sister decides to move to Texas with her flaky boyfriend.
Dr. Benton and his sister (Khandi Alexander) discuss new arrangements for the care of his ailing mother.
Cast and Characters
Andrea Parker as Linda Farrell
Sam Anderson as Dr. Jack Kayson
Khandi Alexander as Jackie
CCH Pounder as Dr. Angela Hicks
Kathleen Wilhoite as Chloe Lewis
Conni Marie Brazelton as Nurse Conni Oligario
Ellen Crawford as Nurse Lydia Wright
Lily Mariye as Lily
Emily Wagner as Pickman
Malgoscha Gebel as Bob
- Dinah Lenney makes her first appearance as Nurse Shirley in this episode. She would go on to be a mainstay of the recurring supporting cast for fifteen seasons, until the series ended in 2009.
- "Nielsen Ratings - December-March 1995 " (PDF). Zap2it. (May 15, 2015).