ER/Middle of Nowhere

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Middle of Nowhere
Season 5, Episode 16
Airdate February 25, 1999
Production Number 467566
Written by Carol Flint &
Neal Baer
Directed by Jonathan Kaplan
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Middle of Nowhere is the sixteenth episode of the fifth season of ER, and the one hundred eighth episode overall.

Starring: Anthony Edwards (Dr. Mark Greene) (credit only), Noah Wyle (Dr. John Carter) (credit only), Julianna Margulies (Nurse Carol Hathaway) (credit only), Gloria Reuben (Jeanie Boulet), Laura Innes (Dr. Kerry Weaver), Alex Kingston (Dr. Elizabeth Corday), Kellie Martin (Dr. Lucy Knight) (credit only)

and Eriq La Salle (Dr. Peter Benton)

Guest Starring: John Dee Smith (Sonny Chapman), Whitman Mayo (Jesse Morgan), Brent Briscoe (Eli Ebee), Barbara Roberts (Adelina's Grandmother)

Special Guest Stars: Paul McCrane (Dr. Robert Romano), Celia Weston (Maureen Chapman)

Co-Starring: Porscha Palmer (Adelina), Tonea Stewart (Pearl), April Turner (Annie), Jamie Wilson (Melanie), Cynthia Calhoun (Becca), Robin O'Dell (Sally Mannon), Joanne Pankow (Mrs. Ebee), Tim Powell (Mannon), Tom Nowicki (Dr. Brookes), Jim Coleman (Cal), James Coleman II (Shrimp), Marc Macaulay (Frank), Dinah Lenney (Shirley), Matthew Watkins (Reese), Neil Brown, Jr. (Hubert), Lisa K. Wyatt (Transpo Tech)


Plot Overview

In order to pay for Reese's speech therapy, Benton takes a two-week job in the town of La Verne, Mississippi to work at a medical clinic; while in Mississippi, Benton deals with the local racism, saves a little boy & his father who were injured in a tractor accident, helps deliver an infant baby while dealing with the grandfather's concerns that the baby might be black, tries to convince an grandmother to allow her diabetic granddaughter to have surgery for a heart defect and saves the lives of two shrimp boat workers injured in an accident.


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