Season 8 Episode 14

A Simple Twist of Fate

Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Feb 07, 2002 on NBC

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  • Typical day at the ER until Abby gets between her abusive neighbor and his wife and ends up as a patient herself.

    I have probably seen this episode 10 times and every time, I remember why it is one of my favorites. Although the episode is action-packed, my favorite plotline is Abby and her neighbor- The doctor/nurse-becoming-patient plot is one that ER has used a couple of times (Mark Greene's cancer, Carter & Lucy's stabbing, Greene's beating, Carter's addiction...) and it works every time. We see that brave, independent Abby is vulnerable and powerless in this situation, but almost more importantly is how compassionate the rest of the ER staff is. Luka's expression when Susan mentions the possibility of rape says it all- any past history is insignificant in the face of trauma.