ER/Good Luck, Ruth Johnson

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Good Luck, Ruth Johnson
Season 5, Episode 9
Airdate December 10, 1998
Production Number 467559
Writer(s) Lydia Woodward
Director(s) Rod Holcomb
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Good Luck, Ruth Johnson is the ninth episode of the fifth season of ER, and the one hundred first episode overall.

Guest Stars: Abraham Benrubi (Jerry), Ellen Crawford (Lydia), Yvette Freeman (Haleh), Jorja Fox (Dr. Maggie Doyle), Julie Bowen (Roxanne), Matthew Glave (Dr. Dale Edson), Sam Anderson (Dr. Jack Kayson), Cress Williams (Off. Reggie Moore), Jesse James (Wilson Geary), Xander Berkeley, David Brisbin (Dr. Alexander Babcock), Bellina Logan (Kit), Viveka Davis, Jenette Goldstein, Pat Skipper (Carl Dayton), Mare Winningham (Dr. Amanda Lee), Paul McCrane (Dr. Robert Romano), Dennis Boutsikaris (Dr. David Kotlowitz), Anne Pitoniak (Ruth Johnson), John Aylward (Dr. Donald Anspaugh), Conni Marie Brazelton (Conni), Laura Ceron (Chuny), Deezer D. (Malik), Lily Mariye (Lily), Kristin Minter (Randi), Emily Wagner (Pickman), Lynn A. Henderson (Olbes), Brian Lester (Dumar), Demetrius Navarro (Morales), Keiko Agena (Mrs. Shimahara), Jonathan Stockwell Baker (Photographer), Donna Eskra (Mrs. LaBantray), Tommy Franklin (Drunk), Patrick Howard (Jimmy), Dinah Lenney (Shirley), John Loprieno (Louis Bernucci), Ed Morgan (Edgar), Peter James Smith (Mr. Shimahara), Nicholas Sugimoto (Patrick Shimahara)


Plot Overview

In the series' 100th episode, an elderly woman named Ruth Johnson celebrates her 100th birthday and is given a tour of the hospital by Carter; Hathaway treats a young boy whose friend was shot & killed and is shocked to learn the truth about what really happened; Corday attends an M&M conference about her patient; Benton has second thoughts about having Reese undergo a cochlear implant after observing an cochlear implant surgery on a little boy.


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