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Beyond Repair

Season 8, Ep 11, Aired 1/10/02
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  • Episode Description
  • Abby has a horrible birthday, beginning with meeting her new squabbling neighbors. She treats a young woman hoping to get pregnant by taking fertility drugs, and discovers that Luka is going to Bosnia for two months as part of the Doctors Without Borders program. Her ex-husband tells her that he's getting remarried just before she sees Carter and Susan sharing a private moment. She takes care of a young boy abandoned in the ER after the death of his mother. Paul Sobricki is admitted with a head lac, and Abby unsuccessfully tries to keep Carter from seeing him. Abby's day ends with her sharing a beer with her neighbor. Carter has problems of his own: his mother is back in town, just getting in the way and refusing to admit to her mistakes. He also meets with Chen, who reveals that she has the evidence to take Weaver down in the Marfan's case. Weaver and Lopez are an item until Sandy discovers that Weaver has not come out at work. Mark finds cigarettes and condoms in Rachel's room.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jack Orman

  • R. Scott Gemmill

  • Alan J. Levi

  • Hallee Hirsh

    Rachel Greene

  • Mark Valley

    Richard Lockhart

  • Fan Reviews (6)
  • Abby's birthday

    By Parricida, Jan 08, 2008

  • Abby's birthday is anything but a celebration!

    By OpalRisa, Oct 05, 2006

  • It is a busy day as usual, but the underlying story for me relates to Abby and her getting older, being childless and single.

    By linseyt67, Aug 23, 2006

  • Abby has a horrible birthday and Weaver and Lopez have a differnce of opinion.

    By chrisbd1, Nov 07, 2005

  • If you want drama, this episode does not dissappoint.

    By cwbybri, Jun 27, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (7)

    • Frank: Is this great or what? Empty chairs. Empty racks. Nothing like sub-Arctic temperatures to keep the freaks at home.

    • Randi: Abby, what's your sign? Abby: ...out of order.

    • (Abby walked in on Carter and Susan kissing) Carter: I'm sorry about that. Abby: What? Carter: I should've said something to you sooner. It just sorta snuck up on me. Abby: Hate it when that happens. Carter: Yeah.... It's really more about friendship than anything else. Abby: Really? Never seen you kiss Frank like that.

    • Abby: I haven't seen you around lately. Luka: I've been working nights. Abby: How's your Christmas? Luka: Quiet. What'd you do for New Years? Abby: I worked. Luka: That's always fun. Abby: Did you make any resolutions? Luka: Uhm... Help out more. Abby: Help out more where? Here? Luka: Uh, no. Europe. I've volunteered to go to Bosnia for two months with Doctors Without Borders. Abby: Bosnia? Luka: Yeah. I speak the language. Abby: What brought this on? Luka: I don't know. Change of scenery?

    • Frank: (to Abby) If I find his mom, can I have those hockey tickets you pinched off that stiff?

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    Notes (3)

    • This is the first episode of the series to not feature any "and" credit regular cast in the opening theme.

    • Music: "Battleflag," Lo Fidelity Allstars (also used when Carter is attacked by Sobriki as he finds a wounded Lucy in the Season 6 episode "Be Still My Heart.")

    • Although in the opening credits, Paul McCrane does not appear in this episode.

    Trivia (3)

    • In this episode we find out that Abby was born at 8:03pm on January 10, 1969.

    • Abby drinks alcohol for the first time since getting sober in 1995.

    • Goof: When Greene searches Rachel's backpack and finds the pack of Marlboro cigarettes, the cigarettes are shown tobacco-end up. This is odd, as all filter cigarettes are packaged with the filter end up.

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