The Greatest of Gifts

Season 7, Ep 9, Aired 12/14/00
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  • Episode Description
  • During labor Chen has second thoughts about giving her baby up for adoption, a decision complicated by the adoptive parents' presence at the hospital. With an enormous lack of sleep, Carter is called back to County to act as Chen's coach, and is later tempted to use Vicodin to take the edge off. Finch and Benton encounter trouble trying to keep Kynesha hidden from a gang. Benton comforts a little girl who is feeling used by her parents. Legaspi plants a kiss on Weaver. Greene and Corday spend the day in New York seeking help for his brain tumor. Weaver has the hiccups throughout the entire episode, trying several suggestions to stop them.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Elizabeth Hunter

  • Amy Aquino

    Dr. Janet Coburn

  • Yvette Freeman


  • Lily Mariye


  • Kristin Minter


  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • Look for hope...

    By Parricida, Jan 02, 2008

  • Greene and Corday look for hope in Nyc, Chen gives birth and hands the baby over to his adoptive parents whilst Carter relapses.

    By xcharmedkx, Apr 07, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (12)

    • Kim: I don't need any more friends. Kerry: Oh. Okay, okay, I understand. Kim: Do you? Kerry: No. I like you and I respect you, and I thought we were really hitting it off. Kim: Well, that's the problem. You're straight and I'm not. And I've done this before and it didn't work out and I am not going to do it again. Kerry: Yeah, but I am not asking for that from you. I mean, we're comfortable together, we have a lot in common, we have fun together. (Kim suddenly kisses Kerry, who pulls away) Kim: That's why I can't be your friend, Kerry.

    • Mark: You didn't sign up for this though. Elizabeth: It's called marriage, Mark. Mark: We're not married yet. Elizabeth: You really believe that? (long pause as they look at each other) Didn't think so.

    • Chen: I'm being selfish. I have the money to raise him. There's no reason why I can't. Carter: There's a couple out there who desperately want to raise a child and you're giving them a great gift. Chen: What happens, eighteen years from now, when he shows up looking for an explanation? Carter: Tell him the truth. You know, tell him that you wanted to provide the best home possible for him. Chen: Do I tell him I was a coward? That my bigoted parents were more important to me than he was? Carter: Well, I think that you've got to take your family out of this. Now, if you want to keep the baby, keep the baby. But if you don't, or you can't, then you want to make sure that he goes to somebody that's going to love him, who's going to want him, and know that you're not abandoning your baby--you're creating a family.

    • Greene: Elizabeth? Elizabeth: Mmm... Greene: You'll have the baby either way? Elizabeth: What? Greene: If that man comes out of that room and he tells me he can't do anything... That there's, eh, no way I can beat it... Will you still have the baby? Elizabeth: Yes.

    • Mark: I can't believe they call it a tumor board. Elizabeth: Why? They discuss tumors. Mark: No, but you'd think they could come up with something a little more aesthetic. Elizabeth: Like what? Mark: I don't know. Er, "You're Completely Boned" board. Elizabeth: I heard they used to call it the "Poor Bastard" board ,but too many people were showing up. Mark: Someone told me that they tried the "Take Me Out Back and Shoot Me Now" board for a while. Elizabeth: What, didn't stick? Mark: No, surprisingly. Elizabeth: Why not? Mark: Too many letters, I guess. Elizabeth: Mmm, pity.

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    Notes (1)

    • Although in the opening credits, Goran Visnjic does not appear in this episode.

    Trivia (1)

    • Goof: When Mark and Elizabeth are in New York, they visit a skating rink that Mark reminisces was where his dad taught him to skate backwards. However, in the Season 2 episode "It's Not Easy Being Greene," Mark tells Susan that he doesn't know how to skate.

    Allusions (1)

    • The lullaby that the adoptive mother sings to Chen's son is "Baby Mine," from Disney's 1941 animated classic Dumbo.

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