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Freefall

Season 10, Ep 8, Aired 11/20/03
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  • Episode Description
  • A helicopter crashes on the roof, falling into the ambulance bay where it lands on Romano and causes a huge explosion. Pratt and Morris are pretty lucky: Romano had just fired Pratt and caught Morris smoking weed in the ambulance bay. Susan worries that Chuck was onboard, although it turns out he wasn't, even though he does have some internal injuries, which he will recover from. Abby daydreams about what Carter's up to in Africa. Luka enjoys Thanksgiving dinner with Sam and her son Alex.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Joe Sachs

  • Christopher Chulack

  • Thandie Newton

    Kem Likasu

  • Amy Aquino

    Dr. Janet Coburn

  • Scott Grimes

    Dr. Archie Morris

  • Fan Reviews (9)
  • This is how you should celebrate Thanksgivin1

    By kimmie_chan, Jul 20, 2006

  • OMFG! They Killed Robert! Bahhhhh! No more Characters I love to hate now =(

    By StarbucksAddict, Jan 23, 2007

  • Helicopters and Romano - it never means good

    By Parricida, Feb 22, 2008

  • The End of Romano.He doesn't seem to have much luck with helicopters.

    By xcharmedkx, Apr 17, 2007

  • good episode shame about romano

    By johnc1986, Jun 16, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (25)

    • Neela: Today was pretty amazing. I've never seen anything like it. I didn't think we could handle it, but we did. We did really well, we saved lives. It was like a roller coaster. I've always hated roller coasters but I sort of can't wait for the next ride.
      Abby: Just as long as it's not in the next twelve hours. You want a coffee?
      Neela: No, I'm not in the 'club'.
      Abby: I got an extra.
      Neela: Thanks.

    • Chuck: After Susan kisses him) I should fake my death more often. I knew it.
      Susan: What?
      Chuck: That we'd end up together tonight.
      Susan: This is your idea of a hot date?
      Chuck: Yeah, yeah. It's dark, all the nurses are busy...
      Susan: You just had your spleen removed.
      Chuck: You know what they say: When you lose an organ, the other ones get stronger.

    • Abby: (covering a night nursing shift after her all-day med student rotation) I'm gonna need a massive amount of caffeine if I'm gonna to make it to sunrise.

    • Susan: Too bad it takes a disaster to whip this place into shape.

    • Severa: (hurt her hand) I fell to my hand.
      Pratt: You lifted patients like that?
      Severa: Yes, Doctor.
      Pratt: Man, you are one tough muchacha.
      Severa: Yes, Doctor.

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    Notes (4)

    • Music:, "Free Fallin'," Tom Petty (instrumental version played in elevator); "Wheel in the Sky," Journey (sung by Chuck)

    • This episode received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series (Kevin Casey). It was also nominated for a Visual Effects Society (VES) Award for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Television Series.

    • This episode marks Paul McCrane's final appearance as a series regular. He would later return in one of the many flashback scenes of the Season 15 episode "Heal Thyself."

    • Although in the opening credits, Ming-Na does not appear in this episode.

    Trivia (1)

    • The helicopter used in the crash scene is a Bell 206L [N6516K] based in Van Nuys, CA, and is still flying as of 2005.

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