The War Comes Home

Season 14, Ep 1, Aired 9/27/07
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  • Episode Description
  • Season Premiere: Moretti's first day is challenging as the ER is inundated with casualties from the peace rally - including Neela. Dubenko faces a crisis in surgery. Abby, Pratt and Morris conspire about how to deal with a shared problem. A new intern arrives unexpectedly, and Gates is reassigned.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Stephen Cragg

  • Lily Mariye


  • Joe Manganiello

    Officer Litchman

  • Leland Orser

    Dr. Lucien Dubenko

  • J. P. Manoux

    Dr. Dustin Crenshaw

  • Fan Reviews (12)
  • One of them...

    By Parricida, Sep 19, 2008

  • Not bad, but certainly could've been better.

    By lozza1525, Aug 25, 2008

  • This episode gives me a feeling of the early ER seasons. Nice touch!

    By Lukascookie, Dec 07, 2007

  • it´s not their best season premiere but it was a really intense episode, i loved the whole neela situation, ER can still make great episodes after 14 years

    By latinamerica, Nov 26, 2007

  • Huh...I really don't know what I think about this episode

    By guiriga, Oct 14, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (4)

    • (in the truama room) Tony: Hey, Mayday, I've been looking for you. Neela: Well, I guess you found me.

    • Abby: You're not lost, are you? If you need directions... Moretti: No, no. (pauses) You know why we're here? Because of war. Without it, you would be a pediatrician or an oncologist. I'd probably still be losing my mind in the ICU. Abby: War, huh? Moretti: Uh huh. Emergency medicine is actually the result of centuries of warfare. It's a field that was defined by doctors and nurses, in bombed out buildings, trying to take care of patients on dirty canvas stretchers. And performing procedures in tent hospitals that were literally hundreds of feet away from where the battles raged. And these people, our predecessors, they had a simple primary focus: survival. And down in the bunkers they dug in deep, to try to save their patients lives and to try to save their own lives. And they ended up giving life to this whole new art form. This great collaborative enterprise, that we still carry on today. That's why we're here. Abby: (nods her head) You don't get out much, do you?

    • (Abby, Pratt and Morris are all complaining about Moretti) Morris: Hey, let's go grab a drink while we plan the revolution. Abby: I could use something to eat. Morris: Come on, Greg. You're buying.

    • (as members of the ER staff are waiting outside the recovery room to see Neela) Morris: I'm calling for pizza. Who's in? (all raise their hand) Cool! Pratt, you're buying.

    Notes (3)

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

    • For the first time since the series started out, ER has only six regular cast members.

    • This episode was nominated for a 2008 Golden Reel Award for Best Sound Editing in Television: Short Form – Sound Effects and Foley. It was also nominated for a 2008 Emmy Award for Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series.

    Trivia (1)

    • Goof: When Neela is being told she'll be going into Trauma Room 1, you can clearly tell her part is a voice over, as her mouth doesn't move until she says the word "yellow" at the end of her line.

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