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"If I Should Fall from Grace"
Season 8, Episode 7
Air date November 8, 2001
Written by R. Scott Gemmill
Directed by Laura Innes
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Carter discovers what is ailing his grandmother, Roger sues Benton for custody of Reese, Luka's friend, Nicole gets a grim reality check while undergoing training to become a nurse's aide and Elizabeth gets a possible lead as to why many of her patients are dying while Greene deals with his teenage daughter being suspended from school.

NBC Description

CORDAY SEARCHES FOR HOSPITAL'S 'ANGEL OF DEATH'; BENTON BATTLES FOR CUSTODY: A brittle Dr. Corday (Alex Kingston) desperately searches for a possible "Angel of Death" who's been secretly murdering her elderly patients, leaving her to shoulder any possible blame while a pensive Dr. Benton (Eriq La Salle) reluctantly agrees to a paternity test to prove he's the real father of his son Reese.

Elsewhere, Dr. Greene (Anthony Edwards) hardly shares a happy home with a stressed-out Corday and his wild teenaged daughter Rachel (Hallee Hirsh) who now also courts trouble at school.

Dr. Carter (Noah Wyle) shares disappointing news with his ailing but headstrong grandmother (guest star Frances Sternhagen) and he also joins Dr. Lewis (Sherry Stringfield) in treating a young, self-abusing woman (guest star Bellamy Young) who's been cutting herself.

A bright new and inquisitive first-year student (guest star Sharif Atkins) makes all kinds of impressions on the curious staff.

A resentful Abby (Maura Tierney) nonetheless comforts new staffer Nicole (guest star Julie Delpy, "Killing Zoe") after a traumatic event. Goran Visjnic, Paul McCrane and Michael Michele also star; fellow cast member Laura Innes directs.