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The Birthday Party (Season 1, Episode 17)
TV Episode | 46 min | Drama, Romance

It's a day of birthdays. Peter Benton's mother is celebrating a birthday and he tries desperately to find someone to cover his shift. He makes a choice however when Dr. Hicks suggests that he's been absent too often and may wish to ...See moreIt's a day of birthdays. Peter Benton's mother is celebrating a birthday and he tries desperately to find someone to cover his shift. He makes a choice however when Dr. Hicks suggests that he's been absent too often and may wish to consider a leave of absence until his mother's situation is resolved. Carter thinks it's Benton birthday and has a surprise for him. Mark Greene's daughter is also having a birthday but he misses that due to an emergency at the hospital. An elderly, solitary man in the final stages of cancer arrives in the ER on his birthday. Carol Hathaway suggests to her fiancé that they adopt little Tatiana, the AIDS patient abandoned in the ER. Ross has to deal with a young child who was kicked out of a window. Written by garykmcd See less
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Writers
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Martin Davich (as Marty Davich)
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Status
Edit Released
Updated Feb 16, 1995

Release date
Feb 16, 1995 (United States)

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Anthony Edwards
Mark Greene Mark Greene   See fewer
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George Clooney
Doug Ross Doug Ross   See fewer
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Sherry Stringfield
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Karmin Murcelo
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Christine Harnos
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Rick Rossovich
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Walter Robbins Walter Robbins   See fewer
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Gloria Reuben
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7.8 / 10 | 256 votes