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No Good Deed Goes Unpunished - S9-E13

Character mistake: Dr. Corday finishes assessing a gun shot victim, then goes to the next trauma room to assess another. The steady cam follows her. She makes sure not to contaminate her gloves on the door, opening it with her elbows, but then goes straight to touching the next victim. Of course, in real life, she'd change gloves first. The shot never changes, so there's no chance of her changing gloves off camera. (00:12:30)

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Homeless for the Holidays - S3-E10

Character mistake: When Doug leaves work, he tells Carol he is Going Home to watch the channel 11 Yule log. Later on, he shows up at her house with Charlie and Carol says, "I thought you were watching the channel 9 Yule log." It's possibly a slip of the tongue from Carol, but most likely it would be ingrained in their heads which local channel features a Yule log at Christmas.

Fear of Flying - S3-E6

Character mistake: When Dr. Keaton rushes back into the OR to take over from Peter, she moves forward, pushing the door open with her hands. No surgeon would EVER enter an OR this way-it would contaminate her hands. The proper way is to back into the room, keeping one's hands in the air and free.

Lockdown - S8-E22

Character mistake: Carter tells the mother of the smallpox infected children that no one has seen smallpox for 50 years. The episode aired in 2002, WHO didn't start its global eradication of smallpox until late 1950's and the last case was reported in 1978, which is only about 20 years.

Dead of Winter - S2-E11

Character mistake: In the scene where a patient is about to give birth, Peter asks Jeanie to help him move the patient's legs but calls her by Haleh's name.

All in the Family - S6-E14

Character mistake: This has happened a few times before on this show. At the beginning of the episode, they are having a very loud party in the ER. There is no possible way this could ever happen in a real hospital. Even during an extremely quiet period, which rarely happens at County General, it would be extremely rude and unprofessional for patients. There's no way Kerry would be OK with such activities.

MLawfer79

Never Say Never - S8-E4

Character mistake: In the season 8 episode 'Never Say Never,' In the opening scene before the credits, Dr. Susan Lewis returns to the ER to meet with Mark Greene for lunch. She is standing at the admit. desk and asks Frank, then Luca where she can find Dr. Green. The shot then pans out to a view of her back, exposing the curtain areas. In that shot, Dr. Green walks right past her, no more than 10 feet away. Due to their angles, there is no possible way neither of them would have not seen each other at that moment, yet he walks past, and she continues her hunt for him. (02:15:20)

Chicago Heat - S1-E7

Visible crew/equipment: After Dr. Benton talks to the police detective and then goes to see the grocery store owner, as Dr. Benton swings open the doors, the camera crew can be seen in the reflection of the glass of the door.

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Trivia: Every episode has the patient list by the nurse's station. On the patient list, different names are mentioned, like Marguiles or Tierney. They put these names there as a spoof of the show.

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Answer: A man named Paul Sobriki comes into the ER in the season 6 episode 13 " All in the Family." He is complaining of headaches, Carter and Lucy decide to rule out meningitis and do a lumber puncture. Paul struggles during the procedure and believes that both doctors are stabbing him. Lucy, who is interested in Psych thinks something is wrong with their patient mentally, but Carter is dismissive of her. She gets cross with his attitude and she calls the psych department anyway to have a look at him. Later on and near the closing 20 minutes or so of the episode, all the staff start playing loud music and get a cake which appears to be blue lol, together to party as it's Valentines Day, Carter returns from somewhere and asks where Lucy is. He goes to check one of the rooms for her and Paul Sobriki comes up behind him in the dark and stabs him twice in the lower back, he collapses and as he falls unconscious he sees Lucy on the ground also. In the next episode, Be Still My Heart (ep 14), Dr Weaver discovers them and all of the staff work to try and save them, whilst Carter survives. Lucy's wounds are fatal and suffers a pulmonary embolism as Corday and Romano try to save her. Carter is grief stricken and feels guilty about the way he treated her, he becomes addicted to painkillers and Benton, Greene all help him and book him into rehab.

Answer: Lucy and Carter were stabbed by a patient she had suspected of having mental problems. Lucy died and Carter survived only to become addicted to painkillers.

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