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"One More For The Road"
Season 3, Episode 22
Air date May 15, 1997
Written by John Wells
Directed by Christopher Chulack
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One More For The Road is the 22nd episode and the third season finale of "E.R." It was first aired on May, 15 in 1997. It was written by John Wells and directed by Christopher Chulack.


Anspaugh is furious when Carter tells him he wants to quit surgery. Charlie is brought in with an overdose. Mark keeps struggling with his beating.

NBC Description

SEASON FINALE: Carter decides he wants to give up his surgical residency to pursue emergency medicine, even if it means working for free.

Surgery is performed on Benton's premature baby, but he fears permanent brain damage. Greene destroys the doctors' lounge prompting Ross and others to confront him about his tenuous mental state.

Charlie (Kirsten Dunst), the 14-year-old that Ross met through the Healthmobile, arrives in the ER after a drug overdose. Later, Ross and Hathaway share a kiss.

Short summary

Mark Greene continues to struggle with the results of his beating and acquires a gun to protect himself. Doug Ross and Dr. Del Amico treat 14 year-old Charlie who is again living on the street and who is now using hard-core drugs. Ross is also feeling pangs of jealousy when he learns that Carol Hathaway is dating someone. John Carter raises the issue of abandoning surgery as his specialty with Dr. Anspaugh who hits the roof and accuses him of betraying the contract he has made with the hospital. Benton and Carla finally get some good news when their premature baby seems to respond to treatment. Jeanie and Al Boulet are giving their marriage another try.




Dr. Doug Ross: I saw your belly-button ring is infected. What did you do, a do-it- yourself with a rusty nail?

Charlie Chiemingo: I don't feel so good.

Dr. Doug Ross: Yeah, well, we pumped your stomach. Found more chemicals in there than a toxic waste dump.


[Doug and Anna are on the streets looking for Charlie]

Dr. Anna Del Amico: That kid with the wild hair saw Charlie yesterday. Said this guy Tommy's usually around, but she hasn't seen him tonight. Heard he and Charlie scored some hash and a good squat.

Dr. Doug Ross: Anything else?

Dr. Anna Del Amico: Uh, yeah, that 15-year-old with leather pants said she'd do you for nothing.

Dr. Doug Ross: Well, that's something...