ER (1994)

49 mistakes in season 4

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Think Warm Thoughts - S4-E11

Continuity mistake: When Anna is holding the "virtual pet" after realising it has died, in the shots from the front she is holding it in both hands, but from the back it's only in her right hand. It's tricky to see because there is a pile of papers in the way, but her left hand is folded in front of her in the shots from behind.

David Mercier

Of Past Regret and Future Fear - S4-E20

Continuity mistake: After Anna tells Tina Marie she might have kidney problems, Tina grabs her husband Emmett's hand and then puts her other hand over it; the next shot shows her hand is still on the tray and then she moves it to cover Emmett's again.

Fathers and Sons - S4-E7

Continuity mistake: In season 2, Doug mentioned that he hadn't seen or spoken to his father in 22 years, since he was twelve. But when he's going through his father's things at the motel, he finds pictures of himself from high school. Plus, he mentions his father teaching him how to drive when he was about 13 or 14.

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Suggested correction: He said he was 13 or 12 no mention of 14.

Good Touch, Bad Touch - S4-E5

Continuity mistake: When Carter is examining the patient Tom Angevine who drove into a tree, we can see two very noticeable parallel cuts from his eye to his chin - but as it goes to close up they miraculously disappear.

Carter's Choice - S4-E13

Continuity mistake: Lizzie puts two cans of soft drink on the table in front of Peter - but a short time later they have moved noticeably, even though neither of them touched them.

Shades of Gray - S4-E19

Continuity mistake: The patient Zoe is in the ER with her boyfriend while Doug, Carol and Lydia work around her. At one point she puts her hand up to her throat, but in the next shot it's down by her hip, without enough time for the change.

Freak Show - S4-E8

Continuity mistake: Peter, Elizabeth, and Romano are with the little boy who has organ reversal and as Romano says "genetic breakthroughs are in the wings", Peter puts on one glove. As Lizzie asks him if something is wrong, he is putting on the glove again. As they continue to talk, he begins to examine Rodney, but when the shot changes, he is still putting on his gloves.

Carter's Choice - S4-E13

Continuity mistake: When Carter comes into the ER with breakfast for everyone, he slips on the muddy floor and the food goes flying. A cardboard tray flies straight up from his left hand but ends up a few feet to his right, which defies the laws of physics.

Ground Zero - S4-E6

Continuity mistake: Carter is talking to Carol about his grandmother. The shot is mainly on her but we can see him put his pen away and pick up a chart - then the shot goes to him and we see him do the same thing again.

Obstruction of Justice - S4-E9

Continuity mistake: Near the start of the show, Carter gets a can of soft drink from the machine and just then his cousin Chase shows up in the ER - they hug and somehow the can, which should be in Carter's hand, has disappeared.

Something New - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: When Jeanie and Al are in the diner, when she spears a piece of fruit on her fork, Al has his hand on his hip. However, when the shot changes and she says, "How about your grandmother?", his hand is up on her shoulder.

Carter's Choice - S4-E13

Continuity mistake: Dr. Wesr is talking to Kerry outside while it is snowing. He has quite a lot of snow on his shoulders, but within a few seconds, most of it has disappeared, which in real life wouldn't happen.

Do You See What I See? - S4-E10

Continuity mistake: After Dr. West leaves Anspaugh's office, the next shot shows both Kerry's hand and stethoscope have changed position. Also, the throw which had been fully visible behind her, is now only visible on the right side.

Obstruction of Justice - S4-E9

Continuity mistake: When Carol goes to get Doug to see the sickle-cell patient, the clock reads 3:50. The next few scenes include Rachel arriving at the hospital and being taken to the dentist and for a dual makeovers by Cynthia. When Mark is walking by the same clock with Herb the lawyer, it reads 2:30. He then says goodbye to Herb and his ex-wife arrives to pick up Rachel, who is now back in the ER with Cynthia. The clock times do not reflect the sequence of scenes.

A Bloody Mess - S4-E17

Continuity mistake: Romano is standing outside an ER room watching through the glass. To his left, down the hall, we can see a woman pushing someone in a wheelchair. But when the shot goes to him entering the room, there's an extra behind him on the left pushing a large cart of supplies - there was nowhere for him to come from.

Shades of Gray - S4-E19

Continuity mistake: Doug goes into the ER room to respond to the boy, who's saying "go away." His mother has her arm around his head and is telling the drunk with his teeth out to go away. Then the shot changes and we see the boy's head, but no mother. A quick shot change and there she is again, cradling his head.

A Bloody Mess - S4-E17

Continuity mistake: Mark comes into the cafeteria with a sytrofoam bowl of something, and when he sits down he starts to take the lid off. The next shot shows him already eating it with a spoon - there was no time to accomplish this so quickly.

Freak Show - S4-E8

Continuity mistake: When Peter comes in to talk to Rodney's father Isaac, the clock on the wall says 11:40 - which it had also read a few scenes earlier when Rodney came out of surgery. After Peter checks the chart and starts to talk to Isaac, the clock has somehow changed to 3:30.

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

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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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