This episode was really really good, and it sets the table for these 5 (Kovacs, Carter, Abby, Susan, and Gallant) to be the mainstay of the show after this season. OMG, that opening segment of the show was just so funny. The whole S&M thing and getting those 5 in trouble when they were too curious for their own good and wound up playing with that S&M mistresses bag of goodies and then getting busted by Weaver was just too funny. There was just a lot of good character interaction, and development, plus fleshing them out, giving long-time fans of the show a little more insight why these character are who they are. I haven't laught with an episode of ER like this in ages. Susan is really funny (sarcastically), and Abby just killed me with her remarks. I was really surprised that Kovacs and Carter were fencing without face guards. I really dig Abby (Maura Tierney), she's just the bomb for me, too bad she smokes. Finally, maybe Carter will wake up and go after Abby, as Susan put the kibosh on their relationship.