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Season 11 Episode 8

A Shot in the Dark

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Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Dec 02, 2004 on NBC
8.5
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The 15-year-old son of a seriously wounded policeman is given the authority to decide the course of his father's treatment, and he turns to Ray for advice. Carter accompanies Wendall rock climbing. Luka begins to take a more active role in Alex's life after he's suspended for bringing a copy of Maxim Magazine to school. An exhausted Chen returns to work, where Pratt finds her stealing potassium.moreless

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  • This is the real spirit from Neela

    7.3
    Ray has a hard case as there was a shooting. A police man is hardly injured and it gets complicated when to decide who has the right for medical decisions - ex-wife or fiancee. So, they go for the minor son, who gets the right and he wants more risky but better changes getting better procedure, but his mom is against it.. So Ray helps the kid.. but when the clocks ticks and he is off, he is gone and Neela takes over but is no able to keep Ray's promises and she does have the spirit to go after Ray and got it all on his face. That is a spirit and way to make Ray thinking more clearly.



    In so many ways Ray (he is a cool char, I most say) he remind me Malozzi. He is, the same way, irrational and.. but he is interesting char...moreless
  • A young boy has to make a difficult decision resulting in an argument between Neela and Ray.

    8.2
    The main story in this episode was that of a 15 year old (he had a weird name i've no chance of remembering) who has to decide the direction of his dad's treatment after he was shot.I doubt i would of been able to make such a decision but his mother was just making it worse for him, he made the decision get over it.I'm really not a fan of Ray this season he just can't handle responsibility and when you think he's going to grow up he falls short.Neela rulled telling him the fact being a doctor is not a day job and he needs to realise that for the sake of his patients.



    Chen is obviously suffering from caring for her father, but is the strain becoming too much and ultimately going to end in Chen helping her father die via Potassium.Well it looks like it...!moreless
  • Missing Corday

    7.5
    This episode wasn't very good at all, the hole episode was center in the desicion about the boy who want that his father had the cirgury but his mother and his dad best friend, who i think is the one who shoot him in the first place, want to have the other way. And because of thet Neeal got angry with Ray, because he has to be there and not with his stupid band, that later on the series kick him out because of the hospital. Well, that was preatty much it, and it shows too how Ray want to switch shift with Neela and Abby.moreless
Goran Visnjic

Goran Visnjic

Dr. Luka Kovac

Linda Cardellini

Linda Cardellini

Nurse Sam Taggart

Maura Tierney

Maura Tierney

Dr. Abby Lockhart

Mekhi Phifer

Mekhi Phifer

Dr. Greg Pratt

Ming-Na

Ming-Na

Dr. Jing-Mei "Deb" Chen

Noah Wyle

Noah Wyle

Dr. John Carter

Monica Garcia

Monica Garcia

Benita Escobar

Guest Star

Rusty Joiner

Rusty Joiner

Brett

Guest Star

James Macdonald

James Macdonald

Officer Gary McWayne

Guest Star

Laura Cerón

Laura Cerón

Chuny

Recurring Role

Troy Evans

Troy Evans

Frank

Recurring Role

Oliver Davis

Oliver Davis

Alex

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Dubenko: You don't get in trouble for doing something in the patient's best interest.
      Abby: Tell that to Dr. Corday.
      Abby is alluding to Dr. Elizabeth Corday's illegal organ donation procedure, performed five episodes earlier in "Try Carter." The operation saved the patient but resulted in disciplinary charges against Corday that led to her resignation in the subsequent episode, "Fear."

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Carter: You were busy today: declared a 15 year-old a mature minor, overrode parental consent on an appy-
      Wendall: And took a kid away from an abusive parent. 'Tis the Triple Crown of social work.

    • Susan: Oh, this is unbelievable.
      Abby: (walking by) What? Weaver has a boyfriend?

    • Abby: Hey Ray. You forgot something.
      Ray: What, Abby?
      Abby: (shoves a needle in him) Your flu shot.

    • Sam: Where'd he get it? (long pause) You subscribe?
      Luka: I like the articles!
      Sam: Oh, please.

    • (Carter has his rock-climbing harness on backwards)
      Carter: Is this how this thing's supposed to go?
      Brett: Sure, if you wanna hang upside down by your balls.

    • Neela: Screw your gig. Medicine is not a day job!
      Ray: This coming from someone who was making hot dogs three months ago.
      Neela: I was off at 7, Abby was off at 7, but we were still there taking care of our patients.
      Ray: Know what? We would never leave the hospital if we stuck around tucking in every patient.
      Neela: I'm not talking about every patient. I'm talking about one kid. He trusted you with the most important decision of his life, and you left.

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