Dr. Benton has to deal with the aftermath of his mother's fall and crosses the line with the surgical attending when he insists on scrubbing in for her operation. Dr. Greene deals with Jodi O'Brien who is two weeks away from giving birth. With the obstetrics attending unavailable, he decides to try to deliver her baby in the ER, with tragic results.
Did You Know?
This episode, which introduced the show's signature machine-gun delivery, won 5 Emmy Awards, more than any other. See more
When checking the progression of labor for Mrs. O'Brien both Dr. Green and Dr. Carter used regular gloves and not the required sterile gloves. Not using sterile gloves leaves the infant and mother both at high risk of contracting any number of severe infections that the doctors carry around on them throughout the day. See more
Dr. Janet Coburn
[Looking at Carter who has his hand inside a woman's abdomen
Who is this and what's he doing in there?
John Carter. I'm a med student and I'm pressing on the aorta.
References Finian's Rainbow