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Fear of Flying 

While on their helicopter flight rotation, Mark and Susan find an injured family of four who they bring to the ER.


Michael Crichton (created by), Lance Gentile

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Edwards ... Mark Greene
George Clooney ... Doug Ross
Sherry Stringfield ... Susan Lewis
Noah Wyle ... John Carter
Julianna Margulies ... Carol Hathaway
Gloria Reuben ... Jeanie Boulet
Laura Innes ... Kerry Weaver (credit only)
Eriq La Salle ... Peter Benton
Abraham Benrubi ... Jerry Markovic
Jorja Fox ... Dr. Maggie Doyle (as Jorjan Fox)
Dwier Brown ... Dr. David Herlihy
Cecil Hoffman Cecil Hoffman ... Gail Herlihy (as Cecil Hoffmann)
Jenny O'Hara ... Nurse Rhonda Sterling
Ellen Crawford ... Nurse Lydia Wright
Bellina Logan ... Nurse Kit


Susan Lewis must overcome her fear of flying when she and Mark Greene fly out to the scene of a serious accident involving a family of four. The mother's injuries are relatively minor but her husband is suffering from memory loss. Their teenage son undergoes surgery as does their 10 day-old daughter, Megan. When Benton is left to complete the operation on the baby, he makes an error and Dr. Keaton has to take over. Nurse Hathaway has started her pre-med studies but is wondering if she'll ever make it. Jeanie Boulet and Dr. Maggie Doyle find themselves trying to deal with the corpse of a patient who wants to be cryogenically preserved. Hathaway has to deal with a ward nurse, Rhoda Sterling, who is rotated to the ER but can't keep up with hectic pace and makes a near fatal error. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

7 November 1996 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The production team were worried that Standards and Practices wouldn't allow Dr Dennis Gant to call Peter Benton a prick. However, this didn't prove to be a problem because Standards and Practices clearly agreed with Gant. See more »


There is a bad edit at 2:30 during the diner scene with Doug, Carol, and Carol's lab partner William. From one angle Carol is unmoving holding her chin in her hand, while briefly from another angle she moves her hands down and turns to talk to Doug before the previous pose resumes. See more »


Dr. Abby Keaton: I'm sorry, I should have never left you unsupervised. There are nuances in neonatal surgery. The liver's more friable in newborns.
Dr. Peter Benton: I wanted a clean field before I closed.
Dr. Abby Keaton: Yeah, you said that.
Dr. Peter Benton: It seemed appropriate.
Dr. Abby Keaton: What's at issue here is that you ignored my specific instructions.
Dr. Peter Benton: I didn't ignore anything! I followed standard operative procedure. Look, I've done it at least a dozen times in other patients.
Dr. Abby Keaton: This is not "another patient"! This is an infant! Outside, now.
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References Jurassic Park (1993) See more »

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