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"Summer Run"
Season 2, Episode 2 (#27)
Air date September 28, 1995
US viewers 33.7 M
Written by Lydia Woodward
Directed by Eric Laneuville
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Summer Run is the second episode of the second season of the NBC medical drama series ER. It premiered on September 28, 1995.


Weaver manages to offend just about everyone on her first day as chief resident. Carol goes on a ride-along with paramedics Shep and Raul, and later shares a ferris wheel ride with Shep. Benton and Jeanie 's secret relationship comes to a head. Susan is stuck caring for Little Susie while Chloe attends school. Doug has his hands full with a young pyromaniac. Carter shows interest in med student Harper Tracy.

NBC Description

FIRE!: Ross treats a young pyromaniac for burns then leaves him to await a psych consult; however, once alone, the boy promptly starts a fire in the ER.

Lewis contends with her live-in sister, who quit computer school.

Carter and Harper grow closer while Benton asks Jeanie to leave her estranged husband. (Michael Beach).

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


Abraham Benrubi as Jerry Markovic

Mary Mara as Loretta Sweet

Carlos Gomez as Raul

Ellen Crawford as Lydia Wright

Yvette Freeman as Haleh Adams

Conni Marie Brazelton as Conni Oligario

Gloria Reuben as Jeanie Boulet

Ron Eldard as Shep

Laura Innes as Dr. Kerry Weaver

Kathleen Wilhoite as Chloe Lewis

Emily Wagner as Pickman

William H. Macy as Dr. David Morgenstern

Christine Elise McCarthy as Harper Tracy

Michael Beach as Al Boulet


  • In this episode, Michael Beach takes over the role of Al Boulet, a character first introduced in the Season 1 episode "Full Moon, Saturday Night ," where he was portrayed by Wolfgang Bodison. Beach would play Al Boulet for the better part of three seasons.


Kerry: Carol!
Carol: Oh! You scared me.
Kerry: Yeah, I do that to a lot of people.
Benton: Carter, do I look like your father?
Carter: No. Actually, not at all.
Shep: (to Carol) Welcome to Hell.


  1. "Nielsen Ratings: September-November 1995 " (PDF). USA Today. (May 22, 2015).