Goof: Carter refers to "...a pile-up on I-40." Interstate 40 is a major east-west freeway that passes through eight states, none of which is Illinois; it runs through the southern part of the country from the Mojave Desert at Barstow, California to the coastal city of Wilmington, Delaware.
Goof: David, the young boy who was thought to be abused, tells Weaver that he and his dad would watch Starsky & Hutch on Nick at Nite, when in actuality that particular show has never aired on Nick at Nite.
Romano: Okay, cowboy, I've got a vascular surgeon, an anesthesiologist and three surgical residents waiting upstairs in a OR suite that rents for five grand an hour.
Luka: He wants to stay with his wife.
Romano: Well, isn't that touching.
Luka: She's dying.
Romano: Yeah, well, if she doesn't die faster, he's going to be dying with her.
Luka: I've explained all that.
Romano: I'm going upstairs. If he's not up there in five minutes, I'm going to take out your spleen!
(discussing a fundraiser)
Carter: You sure you want to go?
Abby: Definitely. Free canapes. What is a canape anyway? Don't worry. I'll use the right fork.
Carter: Next time we'll do something fun. Next time we'll do something that you want to do.
Abby: Oh, you mean like miniature golf or bowling? Things my people enjoy doing?
Susan: Call psych. The sun goes down and the nuts come out.
Kerry: Luka, why is Jessie Callahan still in trauma 1? I'm curious because you pronounced her dead an hour ago.
Luka: Her husband would'nt go up to the or unless she passed so I unhooked her leads and pronounced her. Why?
Kerry: Good God! What happens when he comes back down from surgery and finds out his wife is still alive?
Luka: I'll tell him it was a miracle!
Lewis: I just want to go home and get into bed. What do you think the odds are that Antonio Banderas will be there waiting for me?
Abby: (to Carter) You just signed a check for ten-million dollars. I write a check for over $100 and I get a stomachache.
Romano: Come on upstairs sir, where the good drugs are.
Reporter: Have you ever heard of the First Ammendment?
Weaver: Have you ever heard of an awake colonoscopy?
Alderman Bright: (about Romano) I was on the committee that hired that man.
Weaver: He's an excellent surgeon.
Alderman Bright: Tragic about his arm. A lot of people downtown wish it had been his head.
Music: "The Remedy (I Won't Worry)," Jason Mraz
Previous title: "It's Hard to Be a Saint in the City"
Although in the opening credits, Ming-Na does not appear in this episode.