ER

Season 11 Episode 5

An Intern's Guide to the Galaxy

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Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Nov 04, 2004 on NBC
8.3
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A day in the life of County's interns has Pratt ordering each doctor to discharge 25 patients by the end of their shift. Ray is quickly pushing people out the door, but may be doing so by not paying enough attention to his patients; he okays a man's organs for transplant without getting proper consent from the man's wife. Dubenko looks out for Abby when Ray rides all over her in a trauma. Neela is a little rusty on her first day back at the hospital.moreless

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  • A game...

    8.0
    Pratt turns a shift into a game as everyone of the residents have to discharge 25 patient - it turns later into 30.



    So.. Ray is enjoying is way of dealing with patients. He has something for nurses, every one love him and he gets patients out very quit. But he also makes a mistake as he does not listen for patients wish and that makes a lot of trouble. So the whole game thing has some negative aspects.



    Abby goes very interesting way to get a medicine for her patient and Neela - her first day back and she takes everything low but she cares.



    Adventurous episode.moreless
  • Not my favourite episode by any means.

    8.1
    This episode was too busy in my opinion and full of garbled technical dialogue. I am familiar with most of the medical terminology they use in this show, having watched ER and other shows of this nature for many years. But this one lost me along the way. I know the idea was to show the fast pace these interns are forced to work at, but it made me slightly dizzy, and the storylines weren't as good as I expect of ER. For example, I may have missed it, but I didn't understand what eventually happened re the organ donor storyline. Did the wife agree to it after all?moreless
  • 25 discharges by the end of the shift for Ray , Neela and Abby.

    8.6
    I like episodes that focus on the 3 characters.The whole storyline wasn't totally action packed but i like the fact it focus's on competition within the ER.



    Good to see Neela back , even if she was a bit rusty at the start.I admired her involvment with the leukemia patient and how it planned out i believe she did the right thing by waiting.Somehow i got the impression that he needed that time in the chapel before he could handle the news.



    Ray, well he may be quick at streeting patients and charming the nurses but when it comes to patient care he sucks.He learnt his lesson after a confrontation from Carter, the ego may be gone after he unecessarily distressed a widow.



    Dubenko seems a bit nerdy to me but he has good ideas and his scene with Abby in the trauma room was well written,ray had no right to ride over her.



    Damn good writing.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

Noah Wyle

Noah Wyle

Dr. John Carter

Parminder Nagra

Parminder Nagra

Dr. Neela Rasgotra

Jose Pablo Cantillo

Jose Pablo Cantillo

Juan Enriquez

Guest Star

Kathleen Gati

Kathleen Gati

Stacy Coleman

Guest Star

Juliette Jeffers

Juliette Jeffers

Elena Flemming

Guest Star

Mädchen Amick

Mädchen Amick

Wendall Meade

Recurring Role

Leland Orser

Leland Orser

Dr. Dubenko

Recurring Role

Sara Gilbert

Sara Gilbert

Jane Figler

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Dubenko: The difference between a physician and a witch doctor is appreciation of the science beneath the disease.

    • Dubenko: Jet skis account for only 20% of boats but are involved in 44% of injuries. Know why that is? Dr. Lockhart?
      Abby: No.
      Dubenko: No is right; no throttle, no steering, no way to stop.

    • (a young man was hit by a fire truck and broke his leg, but he just listens to the music through his headphones like nothing happened)
      Abby: Hey! Hello in there! We're your doctors. We'll try to keep this brief.

    • (Pratt has been told to look after his interns and Neela overhears)
      Pratt: Hey, what do you want me to do? I can't be with them every minute!
      Neela: Excuse me, if I've made a mistake on an order, I'd appreciate it very much if you confront me directly. I'd like to be treated the same as everybody else and subjected to the same scrutiny.
      Pratt: Neela! We weren't talking about you!
      Neela: Oh.

    • Chuny: Pratt, fill this order and please teach your interns the difference between micrograms and milligrams.

    • Abby: Just the man I was looking for.
      Ray: Do you know how often I hear that?

    • Neela: Fine. I'm just slow.
      Ray: You're not slow, you're just differently abled. Don't let Pratt get to you, okay. Abby's slower than you are. (Abby walks in) Not that he'd ever call her out on it, but attendings love her, nurses protect her... Must be nice to be the teacher's pet.
      Abby: Screw you, Ray!

    • Dubenko: Mother nature is such a bitch!

    • Ray: Multi-task, is the key to survival in the ER.
      Abby: Is that really the best advice you can come up with?
      Ray: Second best, first is feed the nurses.

    • Ray: Lesson number one, feed the nurses. It will make your jobs fifty percent easier.

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Title: "An Intern's Guide to the Galaxy"
      This episode's title is a twist on The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, a science fiction comedy series created by English writer, dramatist and musician Douglas Adams. It premiered in 1978 as a radio comedy broadcast on BBC Radio 4, and was later adapted to many other formats, including a series of five books published between 1979 and 1992 and a film released in April 2005.

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