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Kisangani - S9-E22

Question: After Carter was told the translation he tried to save his brother for a long time. What did the guy with the gun say to Carter that wasn't translated?

Benton Backwards - S7-E4

Question: Benton is holding Reece when his nephew is being examined by Cleo. His suit jacket is pulled over Reece's leg awkwardly like they are covering something. Any idea what?

Now What? - S10-E1

Question: At the end of season 9 Pratt finishes his final shift as he has been matched with Northwestern. He returns season 10 with no explanation why. Have I missed something?

Blood Sugar Sex Magic - S8-E3

Question: What does Romano sign to Reece? (00:44:40)

Answer: Take care of your dad.

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Question: Does anybody know what the episode was called where that helicopter severed Romano's arm? I'm pretty sure it was season 8.

Answer: It was in "Chaos Theory", the first episode of season 9 (time code 00:13:55).

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Be Patient - S6-E15

Question: What happened to Lucy and Carter? How did she die and who attacked him?

New this month 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.

Maria Santos

Good Touch, Bad Touch - S4-E5

Question: Since Reese Benton is deaf, how does he calm down when Peter starts reading to him from his textbook?

Answer: Reese is able to feel vibrations from his dad's voice, which can be very soothing.

Answer: Many hearing-impaired people are also lip readers.

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Only Connect - S11-E11

Question: Sam and Luka are arguing after Luka allowed Neela to practice when the patient was dead. When they were arguing I swear I hear him calling her Abby. I have re watched it a few times and the issue was never addressed so I'm not sure what to think other than me not hearing correctly. Anyone have any ideas?

Robin

Answer: I watched the scene and never heard Luka say "Abby." After Neela and Jane leave, Sam says "what?", but never a name. Later, when Sam's mad about doing chest compression for 30 mins, Luka says "what are you really mad about"?" Perhaps with his accent it came across as "mad Abby"?

Bishop73

And In the End... - S15-E22

Question: I'm not sure if it was ER but it seems that the last episode showed Abby walking and a truck or bus blew up as she got close to it. Am I confusing this with a different show? I can't find it anywhere.

Answer: These is an episode where a character walks by and an ambulance blows up. I don't know if it was Abby or not.

It was Abbey.

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Question: In what episode was Ella born? I remember Cordway being pregnant and then I remember them talking about sleepless nights because of the baby but I don't remember seeing anything about labor.

Answer: It's season 7's "Sailing Away", but we don't actually see Corday in the delivery room. We see Mark blasting the song "Sailing Away" so he doesn't hear Corday calling to him about her contractions, but after their hospital visit it turned out to only be Braxton Hicks. Later in the episode they show up at the hospital again when Corday is "ready to pop", and next we see Mark carrying Ella (after her 'newborn screening') bringing her to Corday, who then nurses Ella for the first time.

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Question: I read on a nursing website that two characters on ER started as nurses and then trained to be doctors. Obviously one is Abby Lockhart but who is the other? Thanks.

Answer: Carol Hathaway--she took pre-med exams and did well on them, but elected to remain a nurse.

Chanteuse66

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Question: For episode 15 of season 11, "Alone in a Crowd", NBC's website lists that Ming-Na stars. However I never saw her in the episode and she's no longer included in the opening credits, hasn't been for several episodes. Can anyone point out to me where in the episode she appeared?

Answer: She is no longer on the show - her last episode was "Twas the Night". They must have not yet taken her out of the opeing credits.

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Question: How come Ming-Na Wen is only credited as Ming-Na?

Answer: Ming-Na made the decision to drop her last name, Wen, at the time she married actor/screenwriter Eric Michael Zee in 1995; apparently out of a desire to be like one-named headliners such as Cher and Ann-Margret.

Rooster of Doom

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Question: What happened to Carol's clinic? It stopped running just after she left, but she wasn't actually running it at that point?

Answer: Carol stopped being involved with the clinic in Season 5 - The Storm (2) so that it wouldn't be shut down because of her "borrowing" some equipment. Her last episode was Season 6 - Such Sweet Sorrow, that's 22 episodes later which would be a long time for a sub-plot to last with none of the major characters having any involvement in it.

Myridon

Such Sweet Sorrow - S6-E21

Question: What is the song that is playing over the screens where Carol is leaving to meet Doug in Seattle?

Answer: "I'm taking you home" by Don Henley.

Tobin OReilly

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Question: What do the terms Attending and Resident mean? They mention them on the show e.g.'ER attending'.

Answer: A resident is a person in the second year of their internship. Kind of low on the totem pole. An attending is someone who has gone through med school and their internship and has the right to practice medicine in that facility. In charge of the residents and med students. Go to http://www.erheadquarters.com/doctors_chart/medical_education.htm for more info.

Kaitlin Schwartzel

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Question: How old is Ella (Mark and Elizabeth's daughter) supposed to be? she looks about 5/6 but as she was only a baby when Mark died in series 8 we are now on the 10th series... Elizabeth also said that it was still to soon after Mark, even she wouldn't think 5 years is to long to wait?

Answer: The writers of ER "aged" Ella. She is only suppose to be 2 or 3 but they have made her older, 5 or 6. They often do this on soaps too. They probably just didn't want to have to deal with a baby anymore.

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Question: What was the name of the episode (I think it was in season 9) where Abby, Susan, Carter, Kovac, and Gallant open a bag that a hooker brought in and start playing around with the toys inside? They got sent to a seminar on sexual harrassment, but the lecturer never showed up, so they spent the whole day sitting around and talking.

Answer: It was in season 8, it was called Secrets and lies. It first aired on 3/07/02.

Bowling255 Premium member

Walk Like a Man (a.k.a. Don't Call Me Mikey) - S9-E4

Question: What did the note Romano sent to Weaver with the cactus "Your 15 minutes are up" mean?

Answer: She was referring to his "15 minutes of fame." This refers to a quote by Andy Warhol who said in the future, everyone would be famous for 15 minutes.

Grumpy Scot

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Question: Does anyone know what happened to Dr Weaver's leg, or is it a mystery?

Answer: You find out in later seasons that it is a congenital hip defect.

Dr Muppet

Love's Labor Lost - S1-E20

Continuity mistake: As Mark futilely pounds on Jodi O'Brien's chest, Carol can be seen in the background, removing her protective glasses with one hand. However, after the time of death has been called and they're showing the reactions of everyone present in the room (Susan, Carol, Carter, Lydia, Chen), Carol is seen taking the glasses off again, this time with both hands.

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Robert Romano: The operation was a screaming success if your desired outcome was paralysis.

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Trivia: Doug Ross frequently hung his head low, appearing ashamed or thoughtful or privately amused, depending on the scene. This wasn't just an element of the character: George Clooney had taken to writing his lines on papers, sheets, and other props.

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