Maybe I'm the last person to find this out. I had no idea. From TV Guide Online: I'll Be Home for Christmas--Original cast member Eriq LaSalle scrubs in the ER for the last time after eight years, as Benton's custody battle for his hearing-impaired son reaches a dramatic climax. Backed into a corner by Romano, Benton must choose between practicing and parenting. But just as it starts to look like Roger (Vondie Curtis Hall) has the upper hand in court, Cleo (Michael Michelle) offers the desperate doc a chance to save his case...and possibly his career. Meanwhile, Carter's father (Michael Gross) drops a holiday bombshell; and the staff prays for a miracle after a boy is accidentally shot by his mom on Christmas Eve. Prager: Roma Maffia. Lopez: Lisa Vidal.