In season 3 of ER, Benton is dating Carla Reese (Lisa Nicole Carson) and the two have a son together named Reese (Matthew Watkins). Unfortunately, things are not going well for the relationship and Reese’s custody process begins.
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Matthew Watkins is an actor, known for ER (1994) and Morris County (2009).
Eriq La Salle, who plays the perpetually eccentric surgeon Peter Benton, is leaving the NBC drama Thursday night to focus on his directing career.
Peter Benton and Cleo Finch are transferred to another hospital. In the Season 15 episode “Old Times,” Benton wears a wedding ring and it is assumed that he and Cleo are now married.
Carter’s farewell party and is heard in a voiceover memory as Carter exits the ER for the last time in the Season 11 finale. Eriq La Salle made an uncredited appearance in the opening of “Heal Thyself” to announce to the audience that creator Michael Crichton had died.
La Salle is currently the executive producer of ‘Chicago P.D. ‘ and frequently directs episodes, along with a heavy involvement in her crossover episodes with ‘Chicago Med ‘ and ‘ Fire in Chicago.
Cleo left County for a job at a private hospital outside of Chicago. Later in the season, after winning his custody battle over Reese, Peter also left the county to work at the same hospital as Cleo.
He said he left because he wanted to spend more time with his family and friends and make room for the next generation. However, in 2009, Wyle returned to ER for five episodes, including the series finale, during its fifteenth and final season.
With her County career all but over, Corday quit her job and moved back to England. Corday’s last appearance as a series regular was in Season 11 Episode 4 “Fear”.
At the beginning of Season 6, Jeanie adopts an HIV-positive boy named Carlos after his mother dies in hospital and marries a police officer named Reggie Moore.
In season 8, Carla dies in a car accident and Peter fights with Carla’s husband Roger for custody of Reese. Peter takes a paternity test and learns that he is not Reese’s biological father. Peter is given full custody after leaving his job at the County General to work at a clinic with better hours.
Carter survives his injuries thanks to surgery, but he has lifelong kidney problems because his kidney is damaged, while Lucy succumbs to her injuries and dies, leaving the ER team devastated.
Edwards left the ER to spend more time with his family
Speaking to The Associated Press (via ABC News) in 2001, the father of four said, ” I think [the 2001-02 season] will be. It’s been eight years that my family has kept to my schedule.
Mark Greene was dropped from the series because actor Anthony Edwards decided he wanted to pursue other avenues.
They learn to accept it, and Reese wears hearing aids and learns sign language. Carla starts a new relationship with a man named Roger McGrath and eventually they get married. At the end of Season 5, she tells Peter that she is married now, she will take Reese with her and Roger to Germany.