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ER - The Complete Second Season

ER - The Complete Second Season

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Director: Barnet Kellman, Christopher Chulack, Dean Parisot

Cast: Anthony Edwards

The second season of NBC's hit medical drama ER introduced several story lines and characters that would be relevant throughout many of the show's ensuing seasons. Audiences not only saw John Carter (Noah Wyle) make his final transition from student to doctor, they were introduced for the first time to Dr. Kerry Weaver (Laura Innes) and physician's assistant


The second season of NBC's hit medical drama ER introduced several story lines and characters that would be relevant throughout many of the show's ensuing seasons. Audiences not only saw John Carter (Noah Wyle) make his final transition from student to doctor, they were introduced for the first time to Dr. Kerry Weaver (Laura Innes) and physician's assistant Jeanie Boulet (Gloria Reuben). Presented on four discs, the entire season is brought to DVD in widescreen with Dolby Digital Stereo sound. Additionally, subtitles can be accessed in English, Spanish, and French. Along with the 22 episodes, the discs also include two behind-the-scenes featurettes, select bloopers, outtakes, deleted scenes, and audio commentary by members of the cast and crew.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Programs featuring hardworking doctors have been a broadcast TV staple since the medium's earliest days, but none has ever achieved the artistic and commercial success of ER. This four-disc box set collects the 22 episodes of the show's second season on NBC (1995-96), which further develops the existing characters and introduces important new ones. It turns out to be a tumultuous year for the doctors working at Chicago's County General Hospital. The season opens with "Welcome Back, Carter," in which an unprepared John Carter (Noah Wyle) returns to internship under the direction of Dr. Peter Benton (Eriq LaSalle). Dr. Mark Greene (Anthony Edwards) goes back into the ER rotation, and in one of this group's most memorable episodes, "A Shift in the Night," he is overwhelmed by the volume of patients that swarm into the hospital during the wee hours. Greene raises hackles by recommending the notoriously difficult Dr. Kerry Weaver (Laura Innes, making her ER debut) for the chief resident position. Dr. Susan Lewis (Sherry Stringfield) finds herself distracted at work after she assumes custody of her young niece. And, of course, Dr. Doug Ross (George Clooney) continues to rankle some coworkers with his unorthodox methods. Ross dominates one of the year's best episodes, "Hell and High Water," which finds him struggling to save a seriously injured boy trapped in a rapidly flooding storm drain during a cloudburst. "John Carter, M.D." brings the season to a gripping close as Carter misses his own graduation from medical school to care for a seriously ill patient; Lewis winds up in therapy after losing custody of her niece; and Dr. Jeannie Boulet (Gloria Reuben) learns that she might be HIV-positive. By definition, TV shows set in hospitals or doctors' offices are highly dramatic, often burdening their protagonists with life-or-death problems. But what raises ER above the rest is its concentration on the doctors themselves -- showing their faults and foibles, their fears and frustrations. They are no less dedicated than the physicians of TV's golden age, but they aren't freighted with all the virtue and nobility that, say Marcus Welby, M.D. packed in his house-call bag. They are also much easier to relate to, and care about.

Product Details

Release Date:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
[Wide Screen]
[Dolby Digital Stereo]

Special Features

Closed Caption; 2 new making of documentaries with members of the cast and creative team: ER Specialists - Anatomy of an episode: Hell and High Water and On Call - The life of an ER director: The challenges and benefits of working with various directors throughout the season; Audio commentary on 2 noteworthy episodes by director, editor and cast member; Deleted scenes and outtakes

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Anthony Edwards Dr. Mark Greene
George Clooney Dr. Doug Ross
Julianna Margulies Nurse Carol Hathaway
Noah Wyle Dr. John Carter
Eriq La Salle Dr. Peter Benton
Sherry Stringfield Dr. Susan Lewis
Gloria Reuben Asst. Dr. Jeanie Boulet
Laura Innes Dr. Kerry Weaver

Technical Credits
Anthony Edwards Director
Barnet Kellman Director
Christopher Chulack Director
Dean Parisot Director
Donna Deitch Director
Eric Laneuville Director
Felix Enriquez Alcala Director
Lance Gentile Director
Lesli Linka Glatter Director
Mimi Leder Director
Richard Thorpe Director
Richard Thorpe Director
Thomas Schlamme Director
Whitney Ransick Director
Michael Crichton Executive Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Disc 1, Side A - Episodes 1-4
1. Late [5:08]
2. Attending Physician: Greene [8:03]
3. No Mayo, Lots of Advice [9:57]
4. Cuckoo's Nest [8:22]
5. A John Doe [11:58]
6. End Credits [:37]
1. Welcome to Hell, Part 1 [3:52]
2. Welcome to Hell, Part 2 [10:48]
3. Mentoring Interns [8:35]
4. Carter: Making an Impression [11:05]
5. Tackling Problems [10:28]
6. End Credits [:36]
1. Heavy [4:54]
2. Sing Along With Mitchell [6:21]
3. First Patient, First Loss [11:12]
4. A Loogie Launcher [8:27]
5. Roomies [12:41]
6. End Credits [:36]
1. Ticked Off [7:07]
2. Benton's Hand [6:36]
3. Mimicking Weaver [9:11]
4. #47 Coming In [9:26]
5. 100% Support [12:07]
6. End Credits [:36]
Side #2 -- Disc 1, Side B - Episodes 5-8
1. Virtuous Men [5:17]
2. Battered Wife [7:30]
3. Through the Microscope [8:41]
4. Benton: Words for a Batterer [11:13]
5. Virtuous Angry Men [11:46]
6. End Credits [:36]
1. The Morning After [5:14]
2. Physician Assistant Jeanie [7:29]
3. Ross: On Thin Ice [11:55]
4. Carter's Big Hurt [6:39]
5. Final Documents [12:50]
6. End Credits [:36]
1. Job Seeker [4:57]
2. When it Rains [7:50]
3. The Storm Drain [11:23]
4. Chopper 5 Live [10:45]
5. Tragedy and Triumph [9:19]
6. End Credits [:36]
1. Please Stay [2:53]
2. Not a Real Doctor [6:49]
3. A False Chart [9:54]
4. Dueling Diagnostics [11:01]
5. Suturing a Relationship or Two [14:50]
6. End Credits [:36]
Side #3 -- Disc 2, Side A - Episodes 9-12
1. Sids [5:23]
2. Hit-and-Run Victim [9:54]
3. Psych Patient [8:15]
4. Susan: Offer Declined [8:09]
5. Achievers [12:45]
6. End Credits [:36]
1. Cold Reality [7:16]
2. Second Thoughts Rethought [7:32]
3. The Worst and the Best [7:31]
4. Blessed Are the Peacemakers [10:18]
5. Christmas Carol [12:39]
6. End Credits [:36]
1. What the Day Brings [4:33]
2. 22 Shampoos [8:17]
3. Benton's Bad Day [6:51]
4. Evaluations [11:14]
5. Bedside Manner [13:48]
6. End Credits [:37]
1. Dr. Dad [5:45]
2. Impaled [6:21]
3. Can-Do Benton [6:37]
4. Highland Flinger [13:36]
5. Chosen One [12:30]
6. End Credits [:37]
Side #4 -- Disc 2, Side B - Episodes 13-16
1. Opportunities [6:10]
2. Unexplained Cardiac Crisis [8:13]
3. One Out of Thousands [8:07]
4. Confessions [11:03]
5. Like a Chief Resident [10:00]
6. End Credits [:38]
1. Problems With the Data [4:17]
2. Off Surgical Service [7:22]
3. Unwelcome Birthday Surprise [8:20]
4. What Happened, Carter? [13:11]
5. Surgical Showdown [11:03]
6. End Credits [:37]
1. Driven to Succeed [4:57]
2. Encore [8:43]
3. Vidcam Event [7:13]
4. "Humpty Dumpty" [10:49]
5. A Dad's Job [13:19]
6. End Credits [:37]
1. Responding [4:57]
2. "I Hate Burn Cases" [7:16]
3. The Heroes of #47 [9:01]
4. Carter Can't [7:54]
5. Of Family and Friends [14:37]
6. End Credits [:37]
Side #5 -- Disc 3, Side A - Episodes 17-19
1. Too Bad, Chloe [5:04]
2. Medical Heroics, Medical Error [9:00]
3. Legal Advice [9:00]
4. A Right to Know? [11:40]
5. End of a Tough Day [9:18]
6. End Credits [:35]
1. Night 4 [4:32]
2. Hurry Up and Wait [9:56]
3. "It's Insane" [7:31]
4. Cutting In; Bleeding Out [8:20]
5. The Way it Should Be [13:31]
6. End Credits [:37]
1. Freezing Out Benton [4:55]
2. Carter in Charge [5:36]
3. A Toothpickectomy [8:52]
4. Benton Apologizes [13:39]
5. On Tape; On the Record [12:00]
6. End Credits [:37]
Side #6 -- Disc 3, Side B - Episodes 20-22
1. A Full Shift [6:59]
2. Graduation Requirement [7:19]
3. Lewis: Good Calls [7:33]
4. Pushed [10:21]
5. Resident of the Year [12:51]
6. End Credits [:37]
1. Therapy [4:06]
2. Handprints [7:55]
3. "Her Name's Grace" [7:08]
4. The Boulet Chart [12:11]
5. Painful Truths [13:35]
6. End Credits [:37]
1. The Choice [6:53]
2. Status 1 [9:57]
3. Statistically Significant? [5:55]
4. Keeping Company [8:02]
5. The Man in White [14:18]
6. End Credits [:37]

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ER - The Complete Second Season 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been a fan of ER since the first season. I have recorded all of the episodes on VHS and am now happy that I will be able to puchase them on DVD, especially because they include extra features (and they take up less space).
Guest More than 1 year ago
I never had a chance to watch ER on NBC, but once I watched the Pilot from season 1 on DVD I realized how incredible it was. I have never watched a show that was as realistic as this.!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you enjoy drama, comedy, romance, and good television, then these seasons are for you. I've personally been obsessed with this show since it debuted in '94, but for those of you who don't know what this show is about: the lives and tales of the Emergency Room Doctors in Chicago's County General Hospital. Reality strikes close to home seeing how most if not everyone has, at least once, been a situation where your life is in a doctor's hands. You get to see a behind-the-scenes look at what really happens in these life and death situations. If you haven't seen an episode, you must-and i mean must-get these seasons. It will do you a lot of good.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hey if you like that hospital stuff e.r. is for you especially these 1-2 season series AWESSOME AAAWWWWEEESSSOOMMMEEE the best ever and ever !!! if you haven't seen it you HAVE TO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago