I did notice that in the post-Rocket Romano era, Maura Tierney got bumped up to 2nd billing in the credits, and Laura Innes now has the "And...Laura Innes" at the end of the credits (previous held by Paul Crane). Carter finally returns, and picks up like he never left the ER. He is in dire need of a haircut, though. Carter is way too happy, so I expect complications with either Kimba or the baby's delivery. Pratt had one of the worst days you can have in the ER: snapping a patient's neck (acting a bit too rashly without considering the patient's fragile condition), and getting "played" by Gallant's sister. The Sympathy Hurl was a sordid sight gag. Carter and Abby's resolution to their past relationship was quickly dispensed with, but I wonder if it's truly dead. Kovach appears to be falling for Sam and her boy, pushing back his trip to the Congo.