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#1 of 22 Chuck C

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Posted April 03 2003 - 07:07 PM

Man, I was on edge as Romano picked apart the ER. I liked when Gallant finally uttered that he "was" a great doctor or whatever. I liked the exchange in the elevator between Luka, Carter, and Abby.

Is Weaver gonna get that crutch back?

How bout Dr. Lewis and that dude (what's he been in??)...I think that the annulment might be put on hold Posted Image

What about the dude from IN? Did he kidnap the kids he was talking about?

Oh yes..the very end.....muahahahaha....I loved the AC/DC riff !!!!

#2 of 22 Justin_S

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Posted April 03 2003 - 07:34 PM

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How bout Dr. Lewis and that dude (what's he been in??)...

That would be Donal Logue of AND THE BAND PLAYED ON and BLADE (among other films) fame.

#3 of 22 David Singleton

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Posted April 04 2003 - 12:53 AM

For those of us who love Romano (and there are many), there were a lot of "I can't believe he just said that" moments. The AC/DC riff and fight were the perfect end to his perfect day. Posted Image Gallant's retort was indeed priceless.

It was funny how Jerry immediately tried to suck up to Romano.

This sets the stage very nicely for the explosion between Romano and Carter. The most logical outcome is Romano's departure, but that will probably be a long time coming. Carter will probably lose a few political, and public, battles with Romano while being told off the record to continue going along behind Romano. Carrie will definitely have to develop a backbone. Of course she won't and Arnsparger will have to clean up the mess.

I love how both Carrie and Romano are sleaze-type characters (easy to paste management in that light), but Romano appears to be more liked in public opinion (assuming the HTF can be used for the polling audience). Romano's sleaze is very open, that is, he doesn't hide his feelings from anyone. The dislike generated for Carrie probably has to do with her behind-your-back mode of sleaziness. Talk about being between a rock and a hard place, poor Carter definitely is.

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#4 of 22 WillG

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Posted April 04 2003 - 02:46 AM

Yeah, I guess I have always had a deep seeded admiration of Romano. Guess he's got that a*shole persona that many people wish they could turn on sometimes. But he seems to be having a real mental breakdown. Didn't even have compassion for children, and how about how he was speaking to Gallant? I enjoyed the episode, the best in months in my opinion. That was a good beating in the end and I liked how it was merged with "Highway to Hell" Thank God we were spared from the whole Abbey mess dealing with her family, Carter, and her on the wagon/off the wagon flip flops.

"This sets the stage very nicely for the explosion between Romano and Carter. The most logical outcome is Romano's departure, but that will probably be a long time coming."

Actually, I think this might prompt Carter's departure. I believe that I have read Wyle has been itching to get off the show.
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#5 of 22 David Singleton

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Posted April 04 2003 - 02:55 AM

Will, I think you are correct that this will lead to Carter's departure. What I meant with my statement regarding Romano's departure was that he would continue his downward spiral and force his firing- in a "real world" situation. That said, I think the writers will try to throw the audience a curve by having Carter leave.

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#6 of 22 Patrick Sun

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Posted April 04 2003 - 02:56 AM

But you can't really have a stark raving mad racist running the ER. Romano's comments would have landed anyone in hot water. Romano's on the way out.
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#7 of 22 WillG

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Posted April 04 2003 - 03:14 AM

Yes, But the E.R. is hardly a typical office. There have been many shenangans going on there and characters have rarely been fired
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#8 of 22 Patrick Sun

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Posted April 04 2003 - 03:18 AM

With the crap that Romano pulled on Gallant, Gallant could easily sue County General, and we all know that if a doctor starts costing the hospital big money, that doctor will be shown the door.
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#9 of 22 WillG

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Posted April 04 2003 - 03:25 AM

But remember, Gallant is a Med Student and hardly in to position to sue. I'm sure it would come with a great price in terms of his career
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#10 of 22 Patrick Sun

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Posted April 04 2003 - 03:34 AM

But it's always an option. I don't think Gallant will go this route because Romano's doing a great job at self-destructing all by himself.

At least Romano got the butt-kicking he deserved by the end of the episode.
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#11 of 22 WillG

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Posted April 04 2003 - 03:47 AM

Yeah, It's too bad about him. I mean, he was always a jerk but definately he has achieved a "Cult" fanbase. He was abrasive but was always able to provide some sarcasm or some compassion that was enough to keep you from completely hating him. He was the George Mason of the E.R. But yeah, last night he was pure evil. But his storyline is definately more entertaining than the Abbey, Carter, Luka triangle and all of Abbey's other issues.
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#12 of 22 Ian_Fisher

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Posted April 04 2003 - 03:53 AM

I actually think they went a little too far with Romano last night. It got to the point where his anger was cartoon like and not very believable. I almost expected him to scream, "JETSON!!!! YOU'RE FIRED!"
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#13 of 22 Alex Spindler

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Posted April 04 2003 - 04:01 AM

A great episode. Of the characters on the show, I probably like watching Carrie and Romano the most. Of course, this was a great show of force for Romano in having to take his new role, so seeing him come in "cracking skulls" was wonderful. I also really liked Carrie's "cockroach" comment, which is so great in retrospect.

#14 of 22 Trenton McNeil

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Posted April 04 2003 - 06:07 AM

Carrie's cockroach comment was CLASSIC. And very true. He will survive this, and screw a bunch of people in the process.

How long til he and Dr. Cordey end up together? I put it at half a season...

Loved the bar fight. Was worried about his arm falling off though. Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

#15 of 22 Chuck C

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Posted April 04 2003 - 06:35 AM

Was worried about his arm falling off though.




hhahah...me too!! knowing Romano, he'll probably prosecute the people that assaulted him. I think Corday sees a bit farther into Romano's psyche than the rest. In other words, she knows Romano might be suicidal.

#16 of 22 Trenton McNeil

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Posted April 04 2003 - 11:52 AM

Does anyone know if ER is recorded in true High Definition, or just analog 16x9? It looked good in HD last night, but didn't blow me away like the Leno broadcasts. Perhaps ER is transferred from film rather than video?

#17 of 22 Ken Chan

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Posted April 04 2003 - 12:12 PM

I'm pretty sure ER is shot on film, which is why it's not super-sharp in HD.

Political correctness and sensitivity training can sometimes be a crock, but clearly Romano creates a hostile work environment. I doubt he'd get away with that in a real county workplace.

Carter isn't leaving until the end of next season. I don't see this simmering for that long.

Aside from the fact that losing his arm was obviously unfortunate (and he was a talented surgeon) I really don't feel that sorry for him. He's in a hell of his own making. What's worse is that he's dragging everyone else with him.

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#18 of 22 Morgan Jolley

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Posted April 04 2003 - 01:03 PM

Watching his character more often is really enjoyable. He's freaking hilarious.

At the same time, his situation there will create new storylines and plots that will be different from what we've seen.

What's with the bosses in the ER? It went from a cane-wielding lesbian to an angry, sarcastic, nearly sadistic one-armed man.

#19 of 22 Roberto Carlo

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Posted April 05 2003 - 01:04 AM

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Political correctness and sensitivity training can sometimes be a crock, but clearly Romano creates a hostile work environment. I doubt he'd get away with that in a real county workplace.

Exactly! It's one thing to be a complete a**hole; it's another to use what amount to racial slurs. That wouldn't be tolerated.
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#20 of 22 Mark C.

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Posted April 05 2003 - 02:23 AM

With the comments Romano has made over the years, there are a bunch of occasions where (in real life) he would have been terminated simply for creating a hostile work environment. It's called liability.




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