ER/How the Finch Stole Christmas

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How the Finch Stole Christmas
Season 6, Episode 9
Airdate December 16, 1999
Production Number 225459
Written by Linda Gase
Directed by Fred Einesman
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How the Finch Stole Christmas is the ninth episode of the sixth season of ER, and the one hundred twenty-third episode overall.

Guest Stars: Myndy Crist (Valerie Page), Yvette Freeman (Haleh), Mike Genovese (Off. Al Grabarsky), Roxanne Hart (Mrs. Kottmeier), Emile Hirsch (Chad Kottmeier), Paul Adelstein, Conni Marie Brazelton (Conni), David Brisbin (Dr. Alexander Babcock), David Byrd (Mr. Waller), Christopher Case (Santa Greg), Laura Ceron (Chuny), Deezer D. (Malik), Hillary Danner (Tommy's Mom), Erica Gimpel (Adele Newman), Bellina Logan (Kit), Lily Mariye (Lily), Kente Scott (Taylor Sparks), Patrick St. Esprit (Tommy's Dad), Gedde Watanabe (Yosh), Mike Weinberg (Tommy), Lisa Nicole Carson (Carla Simmons), Lawrence Monoson (Dean Rollins), John Aylward (Dr. Donald Anspaugh), Monte Russell (Zadro), Maurice Blake (Clarke), Ja'ron Henderson (Shipherd), Jeannie Lee (Nurse Vivian), Dinah Lenney (Shirley), Joey Naber (Santa Juan), Michael Purvis (Lester), Mathew Scollon (Tony Haskey), Pamela Sinha (Amira), Emily Wagner (Pickman), Matthew Watkins (Reese)


Plot Overview

Lucy does whatever it takes to help a young woman with cardiomyopathy get a heart transplant; Corday's patient, Dean Rollins is in need of surgery for a blood clot in his leg, but he refuses to have Corday operate on him; Carol brings her twin daughters to the ER when one of them comes down with a fever; Finch tries to get a teenage alcoholic into a treatment program; after Carter gives a gang member a Game Boy in exchange for his gun, it prompts other gang members to ask him for presents in exchange for their guns; Benton treats a man who refuses to undergo surgery after he claims that he had a hallucination of his deceased wife; he also learns that Carla won't be moving to Germany after all; Weaver deals with a group of ill Santas and one of them helps her with a glitch on the hospital's computer.


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