4x11 Think Warm Thoughts
First Aired: Jan. 08, 1998 on NBC
Summary: A freezing January day floods the ER with patients and homeless people seeking warmth, including Carlene who challenges Dr. Del Amico's authority, and John Burak who has an embarrassing run-in with a vending machine. Dr. Weaver lobbies the other doctors to agree to allow the Synergix…
Main Characters in this Episode
Dr. John Carter: What do you tell them?
Dr. Peter Benton: Only med students.
Dr. John Carter: She went up to watch Benton operate. I think she got bored.
Dr. Mark Greene: We're not here to entertain, Carter.
Dr. John Carter: You know, she seemed so interested. I was supposed to inspire those students but I don't think I did a very good job.
Dr. Mark Greene: Inspire them? How?
Dr. John Carter: Through our passion. For what we do.
Dr. Mark Greene: Passion?
Dr. John Carter: Yeah, you know what I mean.
Dr. Mark Greene: Carter, you come here everyday. Sometimes you're relly cooking and sometimes you're not. But you're here everyday doing your work. One day you'll look up and, maybe, ten years will have passed. It'll be the sum total... of what you've done... that counts. Not the passion. Wanna review some of this charts?
Dr. John Carter: Yeah.
Dr. Peter Benton: Dr. Romano... It's Peter. You called me Pete.
Dr. Robert Romano: What, nobody in your whole life's ever called you Pete?
Dr. Peter Benton: No.
Dr. Robert Romano: "Pete Benton", it sounds so natural, you gotta be kidding me.
Dr. Peter Benton: Peter. Just Peter.
Dr. Robert Romano: Huh. Wow. Petey?
Dr. Peter Benton: Peter.
- This episode marks the start of the story arc involving Jeanie Boulet and Dr Anspaugh's cancer-stricken son, Scott.