ER – “Chicago Heat”

ER Season One DVD

Original Air Date: October 20, 1994
Starring: Sherry Stringfield, John Terry
Directed by: Elodie Keene

Cat Out of the Bag Alert!  This review contains spoilers for this episode!

Synopsis: A hot day in Chicago leads to a hectic time in the ER and personal difficulties for the doctors.

Kitty Cameo: In one scene Dr. Susan Lewis (Sherry Stringfield) is surprised when her ne’er do well sister Chloe (Kathleen Wilhoite) shows up begging her for a place to stay. Susan reluctantly hands over the keys to her apartment, telling Chloe not to let the cat out. When Susan returns to her apartment at the end of the day, she is unhappy to see the long-haired ginger cat, whom she appears to call Poopy, outside in the corridor.

ER - Chicago Heat - Susan Lewis Sherry Stringfield outside apartment with long haired ginger cat at feet

ER - Chicago Heat - Susan Lewis Sherry Stringfield outside apartment with long haired ginger cat in arms

Susan picks up the cat and enters the apartment only to find it in complete disarray with the television and VHS machine stolen. Susan sits down on her bed, stunned by the turn of events, when Div (John Terry) enters holding the cat. “The cat was out,” he explains before setting Poopy down and going to comfort Susan.

ER - Chicago Heat - Susan Lewis Sherry Stringfield on bed with Div John Terry entering carrying long haired ginger cat

ER - Chicago Heat - Susan Lewis Sherry Stringfield on bed with Div John Terry entering carrying long haired ginger cat

ER - Chicago Heat - Susan Lewis Sherry Stringfield on bed with Div John Terry setting down long haired ginger cat

Final Mewsings: People who let cats out should not be trusted.

Many thanks to Stevie Holcomb for letting us know about the cat in this episode!


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