ER/No Brain, No Gain

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No Brain, No Gain
Season 3, Episode 7
Airdate November 14, 1996
Production Number 465407
Written by Paul Manning
Directed by David Nutter
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No Brain, No Gain is the seventh episode of the third season of ER, and the fifty-fifth episode overall.

Guest Stars: Abraham Benrubi (Jerry), Jorja Fox (Dr. Maggie Doyle), John Aylward (Dr. Donald Anspaugh), Dwier Brown (Dr. David Herlihy), Cecil Hoffmann (Gail Herlihy), Jenny O'Hara (Nurse Rhonda Sterling), William Sanderson (Mr. Percy), Sab Shimono (Dr. Okida), Matthew Glave (Dr. Dale Edson), Ellen Crawford (Lydia), Yvette Freeman (Haleh), Kathleen Freeman (Rhonda's Patient), Bellina Logan (Kit), Joan McMurtrey (Birdwatcher), Tom Towles (Teenage Boy's Father), Omar Epps (Dr. Dennis Gant), Glenne Headly (Dr. Abby Keaton), William H. Macy (Dr. David Morganstern), Don Perry (Dr. Stan Breedlove), Laura Ceron (Chuny), Deezer D. (Malik), Vanessa Marquez (Wendy), Charles Noland (E. Ray), Emily Wagner (Pickman), Monte Russell (Zadro), Suzanne Carney (Janet), Lucy Rodriguez (Nurse Bjerke), Dinah Lenney (Shirley), Te-See Bender (Mrs. Urbanski), Robert Clendenin (Anesthesiologist), Wanda Lee Evans (Mrs. Dorsett), David McSwain (Mr. Urbanski), Logan Pulizzi (Ronnie), Steven Robert Wollenberg (Doctor)


Plot Overview

Carter believes that a surgical patient is not competent to consent to surgery which leads to a fight with Dr. Edson; Mark finally asks Susan out on a date; Benton tries to save a gang-banger's life despite being declared brain-dead; Carol continues to clash with inexperienced nurse Rhonda, who makes another mistake.


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