Goodbye, “ER” : Scenes From the Final Episode

Fan favorites Noah Wyle, Eriq La Salle and Alex Kingston returned to "ER" for the finale of the hit TV drama, which aired Thursday night at 9 p.m. Take a look throught scenes from the final show and check out some great moments from the series' unprecedented prime-time run.

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"ER" alums returned to the set of the long-running primetime drama for the filming of its final episode. Carter, Benton and Corday were all back for the final episode.
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For the series finale of "ER," old cast members came together to show support for Noah Wyle's character Dr. Carter, who opened a new medical facility for the underprivileged in Chicago.
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In "And in the End," John Stamos' character Dr. Gates made time to shoot some hoops with County General's old Dr. Carter (Noah Wyle) in between working on a young teen who was suffering from alcohol poisoning.
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The patient Dr. Gates worked on in the episode was admitted to the hospital after playing a potentially deadly drinking game with his friends.
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The series finale of "ER" brought back Eriq La Salle as Dr. Peter Benton and Alex Kingston as Dr. Elizabeth Corday.
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Fan favorite Noah Wyle played his role as Dr. John Carter, who worked with an intern to save a mother birthing twins in the final episode.
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Dr. Peter Benton, played by Eriq La Salle, came back to County General to support Noah Wyle's Dr. John Carter, who was opening a new medical facility.
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The cast and crew of "ER," past and present, came together for the final taping of the long-running show, including Linda Cardellini, Noah Wyle and John Stamos.
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Since its debut, the long-running series had been a medical hit. Original cast stars included George Clooney as the hot Dr. Doug Ross, Anthony Edwards as Dr. Mark Greene and Sherry Stringfield as Dr. Susan Lewis. Many of the original stars came back to celebrate the end of the long running show.
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George Clooney got his Hollywood start on "ER" as Dr. Doug Ross. He left in 2000 to pursue his film career full time. He's starred in "Ocean's Twelve", "Good Night and Good Luck", "Burn After Reading", and "The Perfect Storm."
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Maura Tierney started as nurse Abby Lockhart in 1999, five years into the show's must-see run. Ten year's later she leaves ER as Dr. Abby Lockhart and one of the show's most consistent faces.
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Sally Field, who recently won the Best Female Actor in a Drama Series award for "Brothers & Sisters", appeared in 12 episodes of "ER" from 2000-2006.
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Omar Epps is not a doctor, but he has played one on TV. In fact, he's played more than one. Before he became a doctor on "House," he played one on "ER."
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Actor Shane West played Dr. Ray Barnett who lost his legs after fighting with characters Luka and Gates.
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Ray Liotta won an Emmy for his role as Charlie Metcalf in 2004. The episode depicted real-time treatment as his character knocked as death's door.
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William Macy rehearses on the set of "ER" in September 1997. He played Dr. David Morgenstern. Macy’s film career includes "Boogie Nights," "Pleasantville," "Seabiscuit" and "Fargo." He’s also played the narrator in the KPBS series “Curious George.”
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Sara Gilbert, who got her big break on "Roseanne," has been no stranger to the small screen. Gilbert played Dr. Jane Figler for several seasons.
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Alan Alda's acting career took off with his role in M*A*S*H. He played Dr. Gabriel Lawrence on five ER episodes in 1999.
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Even tennis star Serena Williams made it to "ER." She showed up as a plane crash victim in 2005.
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Well-known actor Ewan McGregor played a convenience store gunman who befriended Nurse Carol Hathaway.
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John Leguizamo bore everything in his role as Dr. Vic Clemente.
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Angela Bassett, who played ER chief Catherine Banfield, won a Gloden Globe for her portrayal of Tina Turner in "What's Love Got to Do With It?"
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Noah Wyle, once the youngest resident, starred on "ER" from its start in 1994 to 2006.
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In 2001 he won the TV Guide award for "Supporting Actor of the Year/Drama Series," in 2001 in Los Angeles, CA.
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Louis Gossett Jr. guest starred as Leo Malcolm on an episode called "The Family Man" this season.
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Julie Bowen played Roxanne Please on "ER." She has also appeared on "Ed," "Lost," and "Weeds." She's also starred in movies, including Adam Sandler's "Happy Gilmore."
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Forest Whitaker played Curtis Ames, a carpenter who suffered a stroke under Kovac's care, for 6 episodes in the 2006-2007 season.
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Alex Kingston, here with Anthony Edwards, played Dr. Elizabeth Corday from 1997 to 2009.
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Kirsten Dunst played a patient with bipolar disorder in the mid 1990s when she was twelve.
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Julianna Margulies starred as Nurse Carol Hathaway from 1994-2000. She was only supposed to be in the pilot, but producers decided to keep her on and her character became the love interest for George Clooney's character.
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Since then, she has appeared in several TV movies and films including Ghost Ship (2002) and Snakes on a Plane (2006). She also had a recurring role as Julianna Skiff in the HBO hit “The Sopranos.”
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Djimon Hounsou Of "Amistad," pictured here with Anthony Edwards, appeared 6 episodes during the fifth season of "ER."
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"Sex and the City" star Cynthia Nixon played soccer mom Ellie Shore who suffered a stroke.
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Michael Michele starred in "ER" from 1999-2002.
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Well-known character actor Ernie Hudson played Colonel James Gallant on "ER."
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Thandie Newton, who starred in blockbuster hits "Crash" and "The Pursuit of Happyness", appeared in 13 episodes of ER from 2003-2005.
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Gloria Reuben, who played Jeanie Boulet from 1995 to 2008 now appears in TNT’s “Raising the Bar.”
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Eriq LaSalle played the role of Dr. Peter Benton from 1994 – 2009. Since he’s left the show, he’s appeared in several TV movies and has had guest starring roles on “Without a Trace.” He also starred in the 2002 movie “Crazy as Hell” which he also directed.
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Laura Innes as Dr. Kerry Weaver pulls out the stops during this fight scene from Season 7.
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Laura Innes starred in "ER" from 1995 to 2007 as Dr. Kerry Weaver. She has had roles in several television projects and received an "Outstanding Director for a Drama Series" Emmy nomination (for an episode of "The West Wing" in 1999).
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Actor John Stamos appeared as Dr. Tony Gates from 2005-2008.
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Erik Palladino's career took off with his role on ER as Dr. Dave Mallucci from 1999-2001. Since then, he's appeared in shows like "Joan of Arcadia" and "Less Than Perfect."
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Marlee Matlin has appeared in "Desperate Housewives," "The L Word", and "Nip/Tick." She played a sign language instructor on ER in 1999.
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Ming-Na, pictured with Goran Visnjic (L) and Michael Michele (R) , appeared on several TV series including “Private Practice”, “Boston Legal” and “Two and a Half Men.”
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Chad Lowe played recurring character George Henry, who appeared during several seasons.
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Alex Kingston played Dr. Elizabeth Corday until 2004. She recently returned to the show for the final season.
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Parminder Nagra began her ER career in 2008 as Dr. Neela. She wasn't in the original cast with George Clooney, but got to work with him when he returned for final episodes of the show.
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A character actors since the 1960s, Ron Rifkin played Dr. Carl Vucelich in 1995-1996.
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Mare Winningham appeared on ER from 1998-1999 as Dr. Amanda Lee.
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Actress CCH Pounder played Dr. Angela Hicks for 3 years in the 1990s.
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Members of the original cast are reuniting on "E.R." for the final episodes.
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Ving Rhames played recurring character Walt Robbins on the first two seasons on "ER."
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Ron Eldard played “Shep”, the boyfriend of Nurse Carol Hathaway (Julianne Margulies) from 1995 – 1996. Since then, he’s appeared in the TV series “Men Behaving Badly”, movies “House of Sand and Fog”, “Black Hawk Down” and starred in “Doubt” (2006) on Broadway as a priest accused of sexually harassing a young student.
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Kellie Martin's character Dr. Lucy Knight, was killed by a schizophrenic patient in a 2000 episode.
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Maura Tierney appeared in several films while playing Abby on ER (1999 - 2008) including "Baby Mama" with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
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Lucy Lui appeared in 3 episodes of ER in 1995.
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This old photo shows Anthony Edwards, Alan Alda, And Laura Innes in an earlier episode of the drama series.
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Actor Tom Poston showed up in 2 episodes of "ER" in 2001.
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Paul McCrane, Dr. Robert Romano (1994 – 2003), has had guest starring roles in TV series like “Ugly Betty” and “24.”
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French actress Julie Delpy got her first role at the age of fourteen. She has since become a well-known international actress. She appeared in 7 episodes of "ER" in 2001.
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Goran Visnjic had his career with ER from 1999-2008 as Dr. Luka Kovac.
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Sherry Stringfield left ER and the role of Dr. Susan Lewis to spend more time with her boyfriend, according to some reports. But she returned to the show in 2001. Since then she’s appeared in the films “Autumn in New York (2000) and 54 (1998).
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Actress Jorja Fox played Dr. Maggie Doyle who began as an intern and worked her way up to resident.
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Don Cheadle played a medical student with Parkinson's Disease.
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James Woods, pictured here with show staple Yvette Freeman and Shane West, played Nate Lennox, a patient confined to a motorized wheelchair.
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Actress Kristen Johnston played Dr. Eve Peyton in 2005. Her character remained on the show for 6 episodes. Here she is with Deezer D as Malik.
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Mariska Hargitay of "Law and Order: SVU" appeared on 13 episodes of "ER" while Ming-Na was in the cast.
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David Krumholtz played a short stint as Paul Sobriki, a schizophrenic patient who stabbed Lucy and Carter.
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Mary McCormack, who currently stars in "In Plain Sight," played Debbie on a special series of "ER"
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Stanley Tucci added to the mix as the new ER chief in 2007.
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Danny Glover played Mekhi Phifer's father Charlie Pratt in several episodes.
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Tom Everett Scott played Abby Lockhart's younger brother Eric.
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Laura Innes is seen here with Edwards and Wyle.
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"ER" stars Julianna Margulies, left, and Goran Visnjic appear here on set in the late 1990s.
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Pictured here are cast members in 2008. From left to right are Sam Jones III, John Stamos, Linda Cardellini, Scott Grimes and Parminder Nagra posing with the Stanley Cup.
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Hundreds of actors have worked at County General since ER debuted. Here are cast members of Season 7, from left to right, Paul McCrane as (Dr. Robert "Rocket" Romano), Ming-Na as (Dr. Jing-Mei "Deb" Chen), Alex Kingston as (Dr. Elizabeth Corday), Maura Tierney as (Dr. Abby Lockhart), Anthony Edwards as (Dr. Mark Greene), Eriq La Salle as (Dr. Peter Benton), Noah Wyle as (Dr. John Truman Carter, III), Michael Michele as (Dr. Cleo Finch), Erik Palladino as (Dr. Dave Mallucci), Laura Innes as (Dr. Kerry Weaver)and Goran Visnjic as (Dr. Luka Kovac).
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