History Series / ER

15th Aug '16 9:46:27 PM DrOO7
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* OhCrap: Weaver has this reaction when, while demonstrating flu shots on live TV, she forgets to switch needles. She's left staring at the camera in horror.

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* OhCrap: Weaver has this reaction when, while demonstrating flu shots on live TV, she forgets to switch needles. She's left staring at the camera in horror. She has another when she sees Chen arriving at the hospital with a lawyer and realizes that Chen has found out that she lied about not receiving any pages the night a patient died--she misplaced her beeper, leaving her unable to be reached.



* {{Retirony}}: Kerry and her wife Sandy are blissfully happy, having just had a baby boy and comfortably settled into their domestic routine. . . Sandy is fatally injured in a fire.


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* TooHappyToLive: Kerry and her wife Sandy are blissfully happy, having just had a baby boy and comfortably settled into their domestic routine when Sandy is fatally injured in a fire.
1st Aug '16 11:36:10 PM DrOO7
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** He delivers another one at the end of "The Storm, Part 2"



** In "Love's Labor Lost", not only is Greene's treatment of the woman woefully incompetent, it went on for ''hours'', enough time to call in an OB-GYN from another hospital or practice or even another ''city'' if necessary.

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** In "Love's Labor Lost", not there's is no way OB/GYN wouldn't have taken over the case, especially since it was a high-risk case. Not only is Greene's treatment of the woman woefully incompetent, it went on for ''hours'', enough time to call in an OB-GYN from another hospital or practice or even another ''city'' if necessary.necessary.
** In Season 7, Kerry has Abby assigned to the ER, apparently without asking Abby's supervisor or even Abby herself. Aside from the fact that Kerry would have no authority to do this--as stated, such moves would be handled by the nursing supervisor--as an OB nurse, Abby would likely be out of her element in the ER.
1st Aug '16 10:29:14 PM DrOO7
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** Also at the beginning of "Hell And High Water". Having been fired from the hospital in the previous episode, Doug is seen interviewing at one of these. Despite the higher pay and better hours, he's clearly not happy about it, and his heroics in the episode prompt the hospital to rehire him.



*** And even more ironically, Carol ultimately decides not to report the nurse for the medication error, citing that even the best of nurses could become flustered. Even though precisely the same thing happens to ''her'' and her supervisors tell her the same thing, indicating that they're willing to let her off the hook, Carol insists on the incident being reported and taking whatever punishment is doled out.

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*** And even more ironically, Carol ultimately decides not to report the nurse for the medication error, citing that even the best of nurses could become flustered. Even though precisely the same thing happens to ''her'' and her supervisors tell her the same thing, indicating that they're willing to let her off the hook, Carol insists on the incident being reported and taking whatever punishment is doled out.out
** Furthermore, when the incident happens, Kerry makes it clear that she admires Carol for refusing to lay the blame on others and being willing to accept whatever punishment comes. Fast-forward a few years later when Kerry is among those responsible for the death of a patient (she was not present to supervise the other doctors treating him and therefore correct their mistakes) and proceeds to do exactly the opposite--lying through her teeth about her involvement in order to escaped unscathed.



%%** Sam in Season 13
1st Aug '16 10:09:15 PM DrOO7
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*** And even more ironically, Carol ultimately decides not to report the nurse for the medication error, citing that even the best of nurses could become flustered. Even though precisely the same thing happens to ''her'' and her supervisors tell her the same thing, indicating that they're willing to let her off the hook, Carol insists on the incident being reported and taking whatever punishment is doled out.
30th Jul '16 9:55:49 AM haloinsider
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** [[spoiler: Robert Romano]] being crushed by a helicopter in Season 10.



** [[spoiler: Robert Romano]] being crushed by a helicopter in Season 12.
30th Jul '16 9:54:48 AM haloinsider
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** Also in the pilot, Dr. Morgenstern tells Dr. Greene, "You set the tone, Mark. You get the unit through this," referring to Carol's suicide attempt. The departing [[spoiler:and dying]] Greene later says the same to Carter, and the [[RunningGag departing Carter says the same to Dr. Morris, after which he recants and says 'Never mind']]

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** Also in the pilot, Dr. Morgenstern tells Dr. Greene, "You set the tone, Mark. You get the unit through this," referring to Carol's suicide attempt. The departing [[spoiler:and dying]] Greene later says the same to Carter, and the [[RunningGag departing Carter says the same to Dr. Morris, after which he recants and says 'Never mind']]mind']].
** During Greene's pep talk to Carter in the pilot, he notes with casual relief how it's stopped raining. He off-handedly says it again during their final conversation in Season 8.


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** Both the pilot and finale begin with Nurse Lydia Wright waking up a senior member of the ER. In the pilot, it's Mark Greene, and in the finale, it's Archie Morris.
24th Jul '16 11:23:56 AM haloinsider
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* MeaningfulEcho[=/=]PassingTheTorch: "You set the tone" was a commonly repeated phrase in the series.
** It was first told to Dr. Greene by Dr. Morgenstern in the pilot.
** When Dr. Greene is leaving County [[spoiler: to die from his tumor]] these were his last words to John Carter.
** And when Carter was leaving he told this to Morris. Though it did take Morris a few years to be ready to set it, he would become one of the best doctors in the hospital.

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* MeaningfulEcho[=/=]PassingTheTorch: MeaningfulEcho[=/=]PassingTheTorch:
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"You set the tone" was a commonly repeated phrase in the series.
** *** It was first told to Dr. Greene by Dr. Morgenstern in the pilot.
** *** When Dr. Greene is leaving County [[spoiler: to die from his tumor]] these were his last words to John Carter.
** *** And when Carter was leaving he told this to Morris. Though it did take Morris a few years to be ready to set it, he would become one of the best doctors in the hospital.
24th Jul '16 10:33:12 AM haloinsider
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* FriendToAllChildren:
** Doug Ross is remarkably good with children. Kerry Weaver, despite being unable to deal with adults, is also very good with children.
** Kovac has a rapport with children and, like Doug, dates a woman with a kid for a while, getting close to her through the kid.



* {{Flashback}}: When Mark is having surgery to [[spoiler: remove his brain tumour]] he has a seizure and sees a bunch of things from his past (possibly a case of [[MyLifeFlashedBeforeMyEyes his life flashing before his eyes]]). Among them are visions of his mother, his father (blowing smoke) and Jen holding a crying baby Rachel and complaining that Mark didn't come home when he said he would.

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* {{Flashback}}: {{Flashback}}:
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When Mark is having surgery to [[spoiler: remove his brain tumour]] he has a seizure and sees a bunch of things from his past (possibly a case of [[MyLifeFlashedBeforeMyEyes his life flashing before his eyes]]). Among them are visions of his mother, his father (blowing smoke) and Jen holding a crying baby Rachel and complaining that Mark didn't come home when he said he would.
** In "Time of Death", Charlie Metcalf has apparent flashbacks to aspects of his life while being treated. Most of it involves him trying to get his past self to reunite with or be there for his son, instead of going to prison.
** In "Heal Thyself", Catherine Banfield has a flashback on the anniversary of her son's death to her first time coming to County Hospital, which is when and where he ended up dying. It also serves as a way of bringing Mark Greene back to the show, as it turns out he ended up treating her son shortly before he [[spoiler: died]].
* FriendToAllChildren:
** Doug Ross is remarkably good with children. Kerry Weaver, despite being unable to deal with adults, is also very good with children.
** Kovac has a rapport with children and, like Doug, dates a woman with a kid for a while, getting close to her through the kid.
24th Jul '16 10:11:10 AM haloinsider
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* AndStarring:
** Eriq La Salle, for Seasons 1-8.
** Paul [=McCrane=], for Seasons 9-10.
** Laura Innes, for Seasons 10-13.
** Angela Bassett, for Season 15.
24th Jul '16 9:56:30 AM haloinsider
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* BackForTheFinale: For the final season, every living main cast member popped up once or twice. Most appear in the finale itself. [[spoiler:Mark Greene and Dr. Romano were seen on a video Mark made to try and teach new doctors about ER situations.]]

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* BackForTheFinale: For the final season, every living main cast member from the first season popped up once or twice. Most appear in the finale itself. [[spoiler:Mark Greene and Dr. Romano were seen on a video Mark made to try and teach new doctors about ER situations.situations, and additionally appeared in the episode "Heal Thyself" as part of a flashback had by Catherine Banfield.]]
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