While tonight is not ER’s series finale (that airs on April 2nd), this is the episode fans both new and old have been waiting for all season! Tonight’s episode “Old Times” features the return of four of ER’s original cast members, Noah Wyle, Eriq LaSalle, Julianna Margulies and…George Clooney. While Dr. John Carter has already been back on ER for a few weeks now, it marks the first time in many years Dr. Peter Benton, Dr. Doug Ross and Nurse Carol Hathaway have walked the halls of County General Hospital.
This is a great jumping on point for new viewers and former fans who want to reconnect with this NBC Thursday night staple before it airs its 15th and final season finale on April 2, 2009. It’s almost a shame Susan Sarandon is also guest starring in tonight’s episode, because she is sure to be overshadowed by the return of these four fan favorites. Hopefully they will utilize her character in such a way as to spotlight Sarandon’s amazing acting ability in spite of the time the show must dedicate to its stars, both present and past. There are only four more new episodes of ER left, so be sure to tune in tonight on NBC at 10/9c.
ER airs every Thursday night for the next four weeks on NBC at 10/9c.