Published May 13, 2005
I wasn't paying attention and i missed it..what mistake did ray make? t.
I'll ya know when I watch it....teehee...it's not on for another hour here!
Melanie = )
ray took down a closed dressing on an open neck wound to examine damage before the pt. was intubated causing air embolis in the hrt...
oops, forgot about the time difference..hopefully i didn't spoil it for anyone! Forgive me for my ignorance, but exactly how does that contribute to the embolis in the heart??
p.s. i can't be too sad carter is leaving, b/c they went through all this drama before... :)
barefootlady, ADN, RN
To me the whole premise of this show was to point out that interns do make mistakes and some of those mistakes cost lives. Ray is NOT my favorite character, nor Pratt. Abby is Ok, Nila will be wonderful when she gains confidence, and Lewis is my favorite. She is real with a real life and real problems. I think Carter's story line is stale, he needs to go. I did not watch this show for several months but it was easy to pick up the story line again .
I only started watching ER after I saw the first season on Ebay for $20. The first and second season are great. It's fast paced and fun, very intense. I watched last night's episode while I was on the treadmill and all I could think was... what a soap opera! The doctors don't even have a doctor feel to them. The first season was full of scrappy interns and believable characters... after this one episode... I'm curious where the casting and writers of the past went! It seems that when you try to appeal to a younger or fresher audience, the show goes south... hence Sliders.
Carter gets tenure, but Susan does not.
Carter shows Abby progress on the new hospital wing, the Joshua Carter Center.
Abby's boyfriend Jake the med student wants to match County as his first choice instead of UCSF. Of course he is doing this to be with her and she is pushing him away.
Sam is not pregnant. She and Luka have entered therapy because she feels they do not communicate. She is upset that he won't talk about his family. Things don't look good.
Morris (the idiot) assumed his role as chief resident. He spent his first day trying to get Susan to get his office painted and taking bribes from the residents for better slots on the work schedule.
Pratt chewed out Neela for starting an umbilical line on an 8-day old septic newborn. He was concerned that she did it alone when he was out of the room. You could see that Chuney wanted to say something to stop her. Pratt did show that he would have been a much better choice for Chief.
Susan told Ray to consider carefully whether he wanted to return for his R-2 year. She tells him he was good but could be outstanding if he only stopped watching the clock. She told him he could go work as a "doc-in-the-box" and make enough to support his music.
Those 2 older ladies who preferred to live on the street than with their niece returned. Turns out the niece had them panhandling to support her crack habit and tried to strangle one of them when they didn't bring in enough. One of the sisters stabbed her in the neck is self-defense. Ray took down the dressing on the penetrating neck wound (which had punctured the subclavian) BEFORE she was intubated. Pratt cracked the chest and they found that her heart was completely empty.
Carter went to Paris to after he received a call at the hospital that Kem's mom was hospitalized. Turns out she was okay. Carter and Kem spend time pondering the beauty of Paris at dawn. Some French dude from Kem's past was hanging around and Cater got jealous. Carter told Kem he loved her and wished to be with her, but she refused. Kem's mom told Carter that Kem does not understand that you can't love until you have experienced true sorrow (referring to their lost infant perhaps).
Carter heads back to Chicago, but in the taxi on the way to the airport, he jumps out of the cab and runs (in the rain) the Kem's apartment and tells her he is going back with her to Africa and they can take as much time as she needs. He tells her he will not live without her.
The preview for next week was Carter at a farewell party and some kind of natural disaster where Ray takes the lead...
CoffeeRTC, BSN, RN
Hey...I still like the show..I will miss Carter tho. Its entertainment in a soap opera way.
Carter has been one of my favorites--but I've missed a lot of seasons (no tv). I got a bit bothered when the opening for the show was two people under the blankets fooling around.
I do know that, for the actors, it is a very intense show. You think it's hard to learn what to do in a code? What if you have no medical background and need to act as if you do? They have to get all the medical terms down, everything. That's been one of the things that has made the show in the beginning, the realism. Reviewing some of the old episodes, I have seen things I didn't know or wouldn't have recognized before going to nursing school--such as the fact that Reese's deafness is due to having gentamicin as a preemie. And then I heard Elizabeth talk about "running the bowel"--something I only became familiar with when I observed a surgery for bowel obstruction.
As for Carter being the last of those who started the first season? Hey, Jerry is still there!!! And I'm not so sure about some of the nurses. Too bad they don't give the professional "attributes" for the other professionals in the show besides the docs--e.g., PA, RN, etc.
I have watched the show from the 1st season. I missed Hathaway and Doug, when they went off, however the show was still very good. I don't think it has been the same since Dr. Greene went off. I don't think I will watch much next season without Carter. I wonder if they have changed writers or directors. I say this because the whole look of the show has changed to me. The scenes seem darker. The ER looks darker than it did during the first few seasons. I don't know how to expain what I mean besides saying darker. Has anyone else noticed a difference?
Haven't watched it closely enough. I do like Sherri Stringfield, though--and Jerry, and the nurses. What may rescue ER is the addition of Danny Glover--but we'll have to see what his character is like. The only character I've thought was a bit unbelievable was Romano. There are definitely surgeons that are a$$es, but he just seemed to be one-dimensional. It would be nice, however, to have someone in there who married their childhood sweetheart and has been happily married ever since--but, hey, where's the drama in that? :)
I love ER...I remember watching it with my mom when it was first on...I was only about 14 years old, and she liked it because she has worked in a hospital most of my life...then about 4 or 5 years ago, i started watching it again, and I just love it. I dont care who comes and goes, i get attached to them all, even the ones i dont like. i definitely miss dr green, and will miss carter. I just bought the first 3 seasons on dvd, and plan to watch them over the summer.
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