E.R. Season 1 Episode 1
Big triggers in this episode are alcohol abuse, child battery, gun violence and suicide.
There's a lot of blood and emergency medical procedures on this show. All episodes are triggering for medical procedures, blood, vomit, and abuse. I’ll be using this general warning going forward.
E.R. Generally is pretty trigger-heavy depending on your trauma.
All episodes take place in a fictional county hospital E.R in Chicago. Medical stuff happens in every episode such as surgery, needles, stitches, etc. Prepare to see patients lied to, abused, neglected, and manipulated. Every episode someone will die *usually * a patient. Alcohol and Drug abuse are regular features as is gun violence. Also, be prepared for all the racism and ableism one would find in a real-life E.R.
Low spoiler overview.
The E.R pilot introduces the show's main characters.
We start with Dr. Ross. He shows up drunk requiring another physician to take care of him. Dr. Ross’s alcohol abuse is a recurring theme in the show.
We later get news of a building collapse and many associated injuries.
A lot of medical traumas come in related and unrelated. There are lots of major orthopedic and crush injuries.
An older women throw up blood and later crashes in surgery. She is restabilized and we never hear more.
A man is told his father died and breaks down.
This is the first 11 minutes.
Doctors Benson is a misogynist egotistical jerk, in this and every episode. At times it boarders on or crosses to verbal abuse.
A teenager crashes her Dad's car and is worried he will be angry, he is, and for a second we worry he will take it out on her but handles it well.
A medical student fails to put in an IV over and over.
There's a delivery it's uneventful, both mom and are fine.
More victims of the building collapse die.
A shooting survivor is restrained in order to provide treatment.
A man is told he likely has a large cancerous growth in his lung and will likely die soon.
A teen is pregnant.
A member of the staff is brought in after intentionally overdosing on medication. At the end of the episode, it is not known if the character survives.
A babysitter brings in an infant that was abused and Dr. Ross calls CPS despite the sitter's objections. We later find other injuries on the baby including cigarette burns.
A women burns her inner thighs and comes onto Dr. Green. He ignores her advances and provides appropriate care.
Dr. Benton is forced to perform an emergency surgery without help, help eventually arrives and the surgery is successful.