Season 13, Ep 1, Aired 9/21/06
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  • Episode Description
  • Season Premiere: In the minutes following last season's finale, multiple departments spring into action to deal with the aftermath of the shooting. A bound and intubated Luka and a bleeding Abby are found, but is it in time to save their baby? Meanwhile, the surgical team fights to repair Jerry's injuries. Steve and his partners, with a kidnapped Sam and Alex, flee north, but circumstances force deadly action.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Abraham Benrubi


  • Stephen Cragg

  • Laura Innes

    Dr. Kerry Weaver

  • Amy Aquino

    Dr. Janet Coburn

  • Garret Dillahunt

    Steve Curtis

  • Fan Reviews (45)
  • Great continue to previous episode...

    By Parricida, May 14, 2008

  • This must be one of the most dramatic episodes ever. A classic "must see" ER episode!

    By Lukascookie, Oct 31, 2007

  • Amaizing!!

    By shakyra, Aug 16, 2007

  • First posted every :)

    By voska2007, Jun 04, 2007

  • Absolutely amazing, worth watching several times.

    By bananaramas, May 04, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (8)

    • (Luka and Abby discuss a name for their soon-to-be-born son) Abby: We don't have a name. Luka: (eyes down, hesitant) I was kind of hoping we could name him after my father. Abby: Really? Luka: (he turns, looking at the fetal monitor's printout) Yeah. He would really love to have a grandson named Mongo. Abby: (gulp!) M-mongo? Luka: (still looking at the printout) Yeah, it's a very popular name in Croatia. (breaks out in a grin, no longer able to hide the joke, then turns to Abby, who slugs his arm and laughs with him) Luka: I'm just kidding. My father's name is Josip. I don't care how we're gonna call him.

    • Abby: OH MY GOD!!! Luka: What is it a contraction? Abby: I don't know I think my water broke.Oh what are you doing? Luka: Opening up your saline.We need some help in here!! Abby: Are you sure it's not a contraction? Luka: Nothing on the monitor. (the monitor starts to beep.) Abby: Whats that?! Luka: His heart rate is dropping. Abby: Oh god how low? Luka: Okay get on your left side now. Dr.Coburn: ABBY!! Luka: Sharp pain and gush of blood. Dr.Coburn: Baby's heart rate is in the 60s. We're going to the OR. Abby: Is it an abruption? Dr.Coburn: Looks that way.Stat page anesthesia. Abby: NO I-I want a spinal. Dr.Coburn: General anesthesia is quicker. Abby: I want to be awake Luka. Luka: You're okay. Abby: Okay. Luka: You going to be okay? Abby: Yeah.

    • Dr. Coburn: 12 of betamethasone. Abby: Oh, come on! Dr. Coburn: We have to mature the baby's lungs in case of an emergent birth. Abby: No, no, no, no, no! I have two and a half months left to go. This baby is not coming until then.

    • Abby: Is one going to be enough? Luka: What? Abby: One baby. Um, my uterus wouldn't stop bleeding and Coburn did everything she could but... Luka: You had a hysterectomy? (Abby nods) Well, one is all we need.

    • Sam: You know, Steve, I was gonna ask you what happened to you to turn you into this. But then I realized it was always in the cards from the moment that I met you. You were on your way to becoming exactly what you are now. Steve: I love him. I know you don't believe that. Especially right now. But I do. Sam: Yeah, you love him. Right. That's why you get some woman to snatch him from school and tie him up and leave him in a van. You don't even remember his medicine.

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    Notes (4)

    • This episode received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series and Outstanding Stunt Coordination.

    • In this episode, Garret Dillahunt makes his final appearance as Steve.

    • With this episode, ER introduces a new "previously on" lead-in; shorter, redesigned title credits; and new theme music. The names of the show stars now appear over the first scenes of Act I, followed by recurring and guest players, then production crew.

    • Music: "Slow Motion," David Gray; "Open Your Eyes," Snow Patrol; "I Know He Can Save," The Gospel Troops; "Can U See," 3rd Rayle; "The One I Love," David Gray; "This Years Love," David Gray; "Wildfire," Sonata Arctica

    Trivia (1)

    • Abby gives birth to a baby boy. Luka and Abby name him Joseph, after Luka's father, Josip. They later decide to call him Joe, after Joe Frazier, her father's favorite boxer.

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