ER/Fear of Commitment

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Fear of Commitment
Season 7, Episode 20
Airdate May 3, 2001
Production Number 226270
Written by R. Scott Gemmill
Directed by Anthony Edwards
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Fear of Commitment is the twentieth episode of the seventh season of ER, and the one hundred fifty-fifth episode overall.

Starring: Anthony Edwards (Dr. Mark Greene) (credit only), Noah Wyle (Dr. John Carter), Laura Innes (Dr. Kerry Weaver), Alex Kingston (Dr. Elizabeth Corday) (credit only), Paul McCrane (Dr. Robert Romano), Goran Visnjic (Dr. Luka Kovac), Maura Tierney (Nurse Abby Lockhart), Michael Michele (Dr. Cleo Finch), Erik Palladino (Dr. Dave Malucci), Ming-Na (Dr. Jing-Mei Chen)

and Eriq La Salle (Dr. Peter Benton)

Special Appearance by: Sally Field (Maggie Wyczenski)

Guest Starring: Yvette Freeman (Haleh Adams), Tomas Arana (State's Attorney Rifkin), John Doman (Dr. Carl Deraad), Bette Ford (Princess Taffeta), Jon Gries (Marty Nesmith), Roger Robinson (Carl Ferris), Laura Cerón (Chuny Marquez), Deezer D. (Malik McGrath), Lily Mariye (Lily Jarvik), Kristin Minter (Randi Fronczak), Gedde Watanabe (Yosh Takata), Sid Garza-Hillman (Terrence [Kangaroo]), Henri Lubatti (Victor), Don Maloney (), Kimberly McCullough (Noni), Natsuko Ohama (Judge Moses), Skip Stellrecht (Chaplain)

Special Guest Stars: Lisa Nicole Carson (Carla Simmons), Elizabeth Mitchell (Dr. Kim Legaspi), Tom Bosley (Walter), Tom Poston (Earl)

Guest Starring (end credits): Lynn A. Henderson (Pamela Olbes), Demetrius Navarro (Morales)

Co-Starring: Philip Boyd (Biker), Christopher Boyer (Paxton the Opossum), Susan Davis (Receptionist), Michelle Davison (Helen Burke), Gene Elman (Jerry), Leontine Guilliard (Winona), Cici Lau (Mrs. An), Dinah Lenney (Shirley), Brian Lester (Dumar), Lego Louis (Bailiff Russell), Mike Pniewski (Bailiff Wilson), Marilyn Sue Perry (Nurse Rodgers), Lucy Rodriguez (Nurse Bjerke), Pamela Sinha (Amira), Brenda Song (Lynda An), Emily Wagner (Pickman), Matthew Watkins (Reese), Mirron E. Willis (Detective Watkins), Sam Witwer (Tommy)


Plot Overview

Abby goes to court for her mother, Maggie's competency hearing and testifies that her mother shouldn't be released from the hospital; Benton helps out his old junior high school teacher when he suffers from a heart attack and ends up injuring himself helping a biker while en route to the hospital in the ambulance; Benton also deals with caring for Reese after Carla is hospitalized for an ankle fracture; Weaver treats an elderly woman who used to be the host of a children's TV show that Weaver used to watch when she was a kid; Carter treats a pregnant young woman who suffers from a miscarriage and discovers that the woman's boyfriend is responsible for causing it.


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