Nothing's slowed down in this ninth season of ER, as the show's addictive mix of pulse-pounding medical procedures and personal dilemmas continue to reverberate through Chicago's County General Hospital. Things start off with a bang as a smallpox outbreak causes pandemonium among the staff. As the series progresses, Dr. Carter (Noah Wyle) begins a love affair that may bite him in the back, while Dr. Kovac's (Goran Visnjic) hard-partying off-duty also starts to catch up with him. Meanwhile, there's much relief when the doctors learn that the abrasive Dr. Weaver (Laura Innes) will soon be leaving the ER--that is, until Dr. Roman (Paul McCrane) steps in to fill her shoes. Split-second decisions, institutional battles, and human tragedy--it's all part of a day's work in this ninth season of the long-running medical drama.
Pros: casting remains tight, scripts are complete, continuity Cons: none for me The Bottom Line: Michael Crichton 10/23/42 - 11/4/08 We are now up to ER - Season 9, with even more dramatic changes taking place. Many faces are still familiar but new ones always arrive, along with their problems and quirks. As always, there is a constant stream of guest stars on ER, along with a constant stream of the bizarre and unusual in the … more