Dr. Carter, I Presume
Season Premiere. Carter begins the first day of his internship with the difficult task of filling in for Benton as the ER surgery consult. Haleh and the other frustrated nurses teach Carter a lesson. Jeanie makes a difficult decision regarding her HIV-positive status, while Benton's test comes back negative. The ER staff is buzzing regarding a rumor that a Chicago hospital may be closing. Weaver implements an incoherent system for tracking patients. The ER staff plays in a Fourth of July softball game, where Carol runs into Shep and his new girlfriend. Benton runs into an old friend, Carla Reese, at Jackie and Walt's barbecue.