I think it's a testament to Maura Tierney's acting abilities to carve out such a good character in Abby. Abby's a favorite of mine on the show, and while it was good to see her "showcased", it does indicate she's got some serious issues, and I really hope she's doesn't fall off the wagon completely (remember how hard she was on Carter when he almost swallowed some pain pills he found on some patient?) I thought Abby might have taken the boy home with her for that one night until his dad came to pick him up and deal with the boy's dead mother. Her new neighbors are trouble. Was that really Sally Field's voice wishing Abby a happy birthday? Does it seem like they are going to write out Luka with his "I'm going to Bosnia for a couple of months" to donate his time to charity line? Mark Greene's daughter will most likely be the reason why Mark will have to leave County General and pursue a "normal" medical job with normal hours. But Elizabeth will still be able to work at County General. The thing about Susan is that she was always one who didn't let personal feelings get in her way of patient care (of course, she hasn't been stabbed by a schizo-patient before either). I liked the way Carter handled himeself, and then chewed out his mom. It was weird seeing "Paris" from Gilmore Girls play the wife of the recovering schizo. I think it's going be great to see Deb get her old job back, and by walking all over Weaver to get it back. I'm really looking forward to it, and wondering how Weaver will be weaseling her way out of this jam. Deb looks great with the longer hair.