Er - 01/09/2003

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  1. Michael Martin

    Michael Martin Screenwriter

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    Didn't see a thread by Mr Sun on this yet, so thought I would help out by doing it myself...
    Overall, I thought it was a very strong episode - possibly the strongest of the season. Nearly all (if not all)of the major characters appeared, had something to do, and some it even related to medicine! If there wasn't character development, at least there seemed to be character revealing moments for them all, even if small ones.
    I really liked the scene where Kovac was talking to the kid's mom, and Romano was watching. You could see Romano warring with compassion and the need to protect the hospital.
    Hopefully, the writers will do something consistent with Kovac.
    There might have been a bit too much humor, but it seemed toned down from other episodes, and there was enough serious moments to provide some nice balance.
    Susan finally had a storyline with some meat to it - and what a quandry. Some great writing to feel both revulsion and some sympathy for her patient.
    Pratt's character continues to annoy me - the "personal" moments with him I like, but as a doctor, he needs to majorly shape up. His relationship with his "brother" is touching and complex.
    Kerry's plotline, for once, was very good, and very well done. I normally hate her character, but was quite moved by what happened, and the moment with the deaf girl may have been professionally inappropriate, but was quite sad.
    And hey, ANY episode with Sofia Milos (pic below) in it can't be all bad!

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  2. Dave Morton

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    I liked Romano's comment about if anyone checked if there were any medical schools in Croatia.

    I wonder if Weaver sent him up to that room on purpose because she knew her other patient was in the same room too.

    There was a whole bunch of humor in this episode. The best was with the old guy and the young girl wanting to get pregnant. They brought in the ejaculator guy and Carter says "Come again?" Too funny.

    I will agree that Pratt is an annoying character. Just like Maluchi was annoying.
     
  3. Michael*K

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    I thought the Weaver's story was well done, but the whole thing with the guy getting the cattle prod up his ass was just too damned lame. Seems like the show hired some closeted comedy writers for this epsiode and it didn't work for me at all.
     
  4. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Studio Mogul

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    "I want my viagra!"

    Was Sofia Milos the same woman who was the lady Mob Boss from "The Sopranos" in Italy?

    BTW, I think Ed Asner will show up again.

    Weaver's unexpected loss and her reactions throughout the ordeal were very well written and acted. Laura did a good job with the material. And so did Maura as Abby (remember she's got a lot of experience in OBGyn and birthing babies, and knows that these things happen, and has probably seen the reactions of many women and Abby knew how to lend support without inflicting anymore drama to the situation.)

    Finally, Carter finds out about Pratt's dedication to his "brother" Leon, which explains his eradicate attendence patterns. Carter showed a lot of class by extending a hand of help to Pratt after all the BS that he had to deal with with Pratt.

    Kovach will pull through, but he's going through a premature midlife crisis it seems. Romano always knows how to cut to the quick.

    Susan's storyline was just disturbing. Talk about conflicted (the would-be child molester).

    So, it was a potpourri of stuff in this episode, some good, some gag-worthy (electro-ejaculation, anyone).

    The best of all: I got to see it in HDTV! Woo hoo!
     
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    I was just about to say...hilarious!
     
  6. Michael Martin

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    Agree with you Patrick, Abby's reactions and handling of Kerry's miscarriage was great - well acted, well written, well directed. Abby did good by both taking care of Kerry's immediate needs and gently urging her to take care of her long term emotional and physical needs.
     
  7. Alex Spindler

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    I also thought it was a great episode, and I didn't find the comedy sections to be too bad.

    Great scenes with most of the characters. In fact, I can't see how they got it all in one hour.

    I think that the confession to the deaf girl is one of the most well played scenes I've seen in a television all year. It worked very well and was presented perfectly (focusing on her signing and then her reaction).
     
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    Sofia Milos was on Sopranos (annalisa) and ER (koko)...imdb is correct
     
  9. He@ther

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    I was just happy to get a new episode after three whole weeks of zilch, lol. I was dissapointed that there wasn't any Carby, but hey, I guess they've got to give it a rest sometime. I'd really like to know what's going on the with the preview for next week, though - a flash of Carby and the words, "A lovers quarrel"? I read the spoilers and haven't found anything to indiciate problems between my favorite couple, but I'm still curious. Hehe, great lines, "Come again?", "I want my viagra!" Funny stuff. I was intrigued by Susan's storyline. The EVIL thing was so creepy! Yay for Carter and Abby giving "a little help to their friends" - excellent performances by both Noah and Maura, though looking back on it, did anyone sense a tad of condescention during Carter's yummy speech to Pratt at the end? Awww, and I just love the Gallant/Harkins thing. Too cute.
     

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