History Series / ER

21st Mar '17 10:34:03 PM DrOO7
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11th Mar '17 4:16:30 AM isoycrazy
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** Dr. Ramano could be very correct in lashing out against people for their incompetence and, in one case, illegal behavior. During a major rush of patients, he found [[spoiler:Dr. Morris smoking pot. He ripped him out of the bathroom stall and put him at the entrance desk telling Morris to not move until he came back. The punishment never happened primarily because in a short time Ramano would be killed by the chopper, no one realizing this, and Morris never telling anyone why Ramano told him to stay still]].

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** Dr. Ramano Romano could be very correct in lashing out against people for their incompetence and, in one case, illegal behavior. During a major rush of patients, he found [[spoiler:Dr. Morris smoking pot. He ripped him out of the bathroom stall and put him at the entrance desk telling Morris to not move until he came back. The punishment never happened primarily because in a short time Ramano would be killed by the chopper, no one realizing this, and Morris never telling anyone why Ramano told him to stay still]].
11th Mar '17 4:15:53 AM isoycrazy
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* JerkassHasAPoint:
** Dr. Weaver once overheard a med student trying to find the drug "Obecalp" in the big book of drugs, as a doctor prescribed it to a patient. Quickly realizing, and informing the student, that it is "Placebo" backwards, she stops the student and goes to rip the doctor a new one for this foolish behavior. Not only is he misleading the patients whose son might need real help by this, if something ''does'' happen then the doctor has opened the hospital up to major litigation.
** Dr. Ramano could be very correct in lashing out against people for their incompetence and, in one case, illegal behavior. During a major rush of patients, he found [[spoiler:Dr. Morris smoking pot. He ripped him out of the bathroom stall and put him at the entrance desk telling Morris to not move until he came back. The punishment never happened primarily because in a short time Ramano would be killed by the chopper, no one realizing this, and Morris never telling anyone why Ramano told him to stay still]].
10th Mar '17 8:00:12 PM HamburgerTime
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* AcademicAlphaBitch: Weaver is the doctor equivalent. She's beautiful, brilliant, has an ego the size of a small country and will stick a knife between anybody's shoulder blades to advance her own achievements and position in the hospital's hierarchy. She sarcastically refers to ''herself'' as an "alpha bitch" in one episode.
30th Jan '17 1:54:30 PM creader
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* DoubleStandard: The female staff staring at handsome male coworkers/patients/relatives of patients and commenting on their good looks is seen as perfectly normal and not the least bit unprofessional. Male staff ogling gorgeous female coworkers/patients/relatives of patients and commenting on their good looks are viewed as lecherous perverts. A very striking example of this is when Pratt is accused of groping a female patient (he didn't, but his efforts to put her at ease by telling jokes backfires on him). All the women not only instantly assume that he's guilty, they accuse ALL male doctors of having gone to medical school solely to have a chance to ogle women, while sanctimoniously--and falsely--insisting that they have never had an inappropriate thought about an attractive male patient.
** Also, it's totally acceptable for the medical doctors to bitch about unpleasant things that happen to them on their jobs, many of which are caused by sick or injured people who can't help puking or bleeding all over their caretakers, but any doctor from the psych department complaining about the behavior of their patients is treated to disgusted looks and snide remarks from the other staff.
** Corday accuses her mother of neglecting her or practically abandoning her in favour of her work, but her father gets a free pass. Her mother calls her out on this. Likewise, Carter confronts his mother for abandoning him and for not being there for him after his brother died, but the fact is that Carter's father was equally absent from Carter's life and his father gets absolutely none of Carter's angst.



* SequelHook: A fair amount of episodes in Season 8, as well as the descriptions for the DVD box-set read like a sales pitch for the Anthony Edwards/Mark Greene-less Season 9. Particularly egregious is the season finale, which completely undercut the powerful and sad ''On The Beach'' for a completely obvious sequel hook that could have easily been the Season 9 premiere instead.



* TwoferTokenMinority: Raul Melendez, the paramedic and Shep's partner, is both Hispanic and gay.

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* TwoferTokenMinority: TookALevelInJerkass:
** Peter's sister Jackie after the murder of her son. Comes to a head during the custody battle over Reese between Peter and Roger [=McGrath=] when she tells Roger to butt out of their life and that Reese is 'theirs'. This despite the fact that Roger also views Reese as his own son and treated him as such.
** Mark after Susan leaves and after getting beaten up.
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Raul Melendez, the paramedic and Shep's partner, is both Hispanic and gay.
30th Jan '17 1:50:03 PM creader
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30th Jan '17 12:04:06 AM creader
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* AdultFear: many scenarios feature patients facing job loss due to illness, injury, or simply having to take time off work to come to the ER in the first place. Elderly husbands or wives watch their spouses of many years succumb to stroke, heart attack, or any of the many other ravages of old age. Parents agonize as their sick or injured children are treated; some parents have kids with chronic or terminal illnesses that can never be cured. The main cast themselves experience all of these and more; specific examples include (but are certainly not limited to):

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* AdultFear: many Many scenarios feature patients facing job loss due to illness, injury, or simply having to take time off work to come to the ER in the first place. Elderly husbands or wives watch their spouses of many years succumb to stroke, heart attack, or any of the many other ravages of old age. Parents agonize as their sick or injured children are treated; some parents have kids with chronic or terminal illnesses that can never be cured. The main cast themselves experience all of these and more; specific examples include (but are certainly not limited to):
6th Jan '17 10:29:48 PM DiScOrDtHeLuNaTiC
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* YouCalledMeXItMustBeSerious: When Sam's ex-husband plans a prison escape(faking an illness serious enough to get taken to the hospital, and having accomplices in place to help), he also forces Sam (at gunpoint) to help. Abby sees Sam escorting people out of the hospital(something that typically isn't a nurses job), and asks if Sam's seen Luka(who was tied up and drugged by one accomplice). Sam tells her that she should look for Luka in the suture room(where he is), then ends by saying "Okay, Abigail?" Since virtually no one calls her that, Abby immediately senses something is wrong, and the situation spirals into a shootout between the escapees and some cops that are in the ER.
18th Dec '16 6:45:18 PM Evighet
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* UnfortunateNames: Tess Ross, eldest daughter of Carol and Doug. Both fine names, but put them together and it doesn't work as well.
14th Nov '16 8:30:30 PM lucy24
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** Rachel Greene (Dr. Greene’s daughter) was 5 when the series began, and aged naturally year by year. When Yvonne Zima (b. 1989) was replaced with Hallee Hirsh (b. 1987), the character was made two years older: 14 when she should have been 12. This worked out beautifully for the series finale, since it made Rachel Greene exactly the right age to be applying to med school in 2009.
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