ER

ER (1994)

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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.

Chosen answer: It was in "Chaos Theory", the premiere episode of season 9.

Super Grover

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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.

Chosen 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.

Super Grover

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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.

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

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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?

Chosen 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.

Bowling255

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

Chosen 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?

Chosen 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

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

Chosen 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?

Chosen 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.

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

Bowling255

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

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

Dr Muppet

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Question: How was Dr. Peter Benton written off the show? I just started watching the show regularly and I've seen some of the reruns from earlier seasons, but I've never seen that explained.

Chosen answer: He took a job at another facility, and he had full custody of his son, so they moved to the 'burbs.

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Question: Where is Luca from, and what happened to his wife and children?

Chosen answer: Luca is Croatian. His wife and children were killed during the war, and he moved to the US after that.

Jack's Revenge

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

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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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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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