History YMMV / ER

4th Oct '17 7:46:52 AM hullflyer
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** Greg Pratt: Continuously passed over for promotion to Chief of Emergency Medicine.After FINALLY being given the position, he ends up dying after suffering injuries from an ambulance explosion. Because of RuleOfDrama, Pratt died the very same day he was going to propose to his girlfriend and before his superiors had a chance to inform him he'd gotten the job as chief of the ER.

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** Greg Pratt: Continuously passed over for promotion to Chief of Emergency Medicine. After FINALLY being given the position, he ends up dying after suffering injuries from an ambulance explosion. Because of RuleOfDrama, Pratt died the very same day he was going to propose to his girlfriend and before his superiors had a chance to inform him he'd gotten the job as chief of the ER.
15th Sep '17 9:04:40 PM DrOO7
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* AngstWhatAngst: Sam is kidnapped by her ex-husband, witnesses him murder his two cohorts, is raped by him, shoots him in what's more-or-less self-defense. . .and is completely over it by the end of the next episode after the DA decides not to press charges.
14th Aug '17 10:10:32 PM DrOO7
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* CrackPairing: Fanfic writers thoroughly enjoy this one:
** Several writers have a knack for pairing mortal enemies and polar opposites Doug Ross and Kerry Weaver, choosing to interpret their numerous clashes as BelligerentSexualTension and/or leftover bad feelings from a failed relationship. It doesn't--or perhaps it does--help that Laura Innes did in fact audition for the role of one of Doug's girlfriends before being cast as Weaver.
** Another series of fanfics titled "Carter Does County" was...ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Thanks to this, pairings included those who he genuinely did have UnresolvedSexualTension with, while others made no sense given their lack of interaction and/or that they were homosexual pairings between characters who were straight.
** ER fanfic had plenty of slash pairings that resulted in this. Along with pairing heterosexual characters, the one main character who was gay (Kerry), was often paired with women who were straight and/or hated her.
** The fic "The Eternal Quadrangle" was legendary for this, taking four characters (Kerry, Abby, Luka, Carter) and pairing each of them with the other three at various intervals, interspersing the story with varying versions of twosomes, threesomes, and finally concluding it with a foursome. Also paired with HilariousInHindsight, as Abby did hook up with Luka and Carter at different times throughout the show.
11th Aug '17 12:00:31 AM DrOO7
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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Nurse Rhonda has a two episode stint who quits after Carol threatens to write her up over an error she made. She whines that she was deliberately assigned to the ER so that this would happen and she could be fired. Sucks. . .but this woman made ''major'' errors, one of which nearly killed a patient and another that left one crippled, and is completely unrepentant about it, instead invoking NeverMyFault.

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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Nurse Rhonda has a two episode stint as a ward nurse who quits after Carol threatens to write her up over an error she made. She whines that she was deliberately assigned to the ER so that this would happen and she could be fired. Sucks. . .but this woman made ''major'' errors, one of which nearly killed a patient and another that left one crippled, and is completely unrepentant about it, instead invoking NeverMyFault.NeverMyFault.
** Dave Malucci pleads with Weaver not to fire him because "I have a kid to support." Well, gee, Dave, maybe you should have tried not being an irresponsible jackass by having sex with a paramedic when you were supposed to be working? And that's not even counting the errors he made before that--Elizabeth outright tells him, "None of us (the staff) thinks you're much of a doctor.", and rather than buckling down and working to improve himself, he keeps goofing off as usual.
30th Jun '17 10:16:41 PM DrOO7
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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Nurse Rhonda has a two episode stint who quits after Carol threatens to write her up over an error she made. She whines that she was deliberately assigned to the ER so that this would happen and she could be fired. Sucks. . .but this woman made ''major'' errors, one of which nearly killed a patient and another that left one crippled, and is completely unrepentant about it, instead invoking NeverMyFault.
29th Jun '17 11:21:15 AM DrOO7
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* CriticalDissonance: Some of the reviews for the show when it premiered weren't too flattering, calling the personal storylines hackneyed. Obviously, viewers disagreed. Critics also lambasted the live episode--which is one of the series highest rated.
6th Jun '17 10:11:16 AM DrOO7
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** In Season 6, Carol gave birth to her's and Doug's twin daughters. As of February 2017, George Clooney (Doug's portrayer) and his wife are expecting twins (though they'll be a boy and a girl).

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** In Season 6, Carol gave birth to her's and Doug's twin daughters. As of February June 2017, George Clooney (Doug's portrayer) and his wife are expecting the parents of twins (though they'll be they're a boy and a girl).
2nd Jun '17 10:07:13 PM DrOO7
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** A subplot in a 2000 episode had Abby treating a mother of five young kids who was clearly overwhelmed and starving herself so as to miscarry her current pregnancy. Two years later, similarly swamped and suffering from post-partum psychosis, Andrea Yates drowned her five children.
15th May '17 1:16:23 PM Peridonyx
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* UnintentionallySympathetic: The DesignatedEvil (see above) guy being proud of shooting the BigBad in "Rampage." Given the circumstances, many viewers felt he was justified in thinking that way, especially since the doctors were giving him borderline NoSympathy due to the {{Anvilicious}} gun-control message.
11th May '17 2:59:18 PM DrOO7
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** In-universe. Pretty much every Carla scene from when she told Benton she was pregnant--bristling when he asked if she was certain he was the father--to afterwards--rebuffing all of Benton's sincere efforts to make amends and help her. Already looks bitchy, gets even worse when it turns out that Benton ''isn't'' Reese's biological father after all and she had to have known there was a chance of that.
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