all i gotta say is that carter is doneNope, Wyle is signed on until the end of next season. I doubt very much that Wells & Co. will kill him off next week. The possibility of him contracting something and dying is there, as it allows for him to die in a dramatic and drawn out fashion next season.
Overall, I liked the episode. Since it was penned and directed by Mr Orman, of course there was an explosion (Doc Magoo's). However, I liked that the emphasis was on medicine, and that character exposition and revelation was done in context of the medical cases. By 10:30 I was feeling breathless and adrenalized - they had done an EXCELLENT job ratcheting up tension and drama.
I did feel like they copped on out Pratt - I am glad he's sticking around, but felt like they did a poor job of explaining why. He's spent 2 years complaining how much he hates it there, and suddenly he changes his mind?
The back and forth flipping between the day and night shift was cool - and especially touching and troubling with Carter and Pratt with the girl who had almost drownded. I don't think Pratt was trying to take credit not due him, but I felt bad that the dad didn't give Carter the recognition for bringing her back.
Regarding Romano and Corday's scene when Romano was waking up after the operation: was anyone else reminded of the end of the X-Files episode Triangle? (Both feature similar confessions of love from drugged or traumatized men).
I hope Abby gives Carter some time to work things out. He's been quite patient with her.
Next week has the potential to be kickass or maudlin. We shall see.
I don't think I could take another year of watching another "regular" die slowly like the Mark Green farewell tour of a season.Neither could I. I wasn't talking about it because I liked the idea, I simply raised it as a possible way to send Carter off.
In fact, if Carter does contract some fatal disease that's going to take 10 or 15 episodes to kill him, I'll be doing something else after 10 PM on Thursdays.
The back and forth flipping between the day and night shift was cool - and especially touching and troubling with Carter and Pratt with the girl who had almost drownded. I don't think Pratt was trying to take credit not due him, but I felt bad that the dad didn't give Carter the recognition for bringing her back.While the daughter and the father looked quite similiar, I thought the two cases were seperate... that it was a parallel for how different the same situation can be. But I had trouble following all the story treads so you might be right. I thought it was a pretty strong episode, and I liked how the seemingly pointless exposition from the beginning came back to haunt us at the end. I just wished they'd have kept up the subtitles with the shift and the time, as it took a little while to figure out who was working on each shift.
And Wyle says he is looking beyond a 10th season: "The current contract I am working under does expire at the end of next season. We're at the moment talking about going beyond that. My commitment to the show is as strong as it has ever been."