Season 12 Episode 1

Cañon City

Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Sep 22, 2005 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Season Premiere: Sam and Luka report Alex missing after he runs away to find his father. Acting on information from the police, they follow a lead to Iowa, then eventually head for Colorado. As they travel, they discuss their relationship, slowly realizing they have very little in common. With Alex safe, Sam tells him the truth about his father and takes him to see him. In the ER, Susan, Pratt, and the nurses evaluate Ray, Neela, and Abby's first days as R2s, while each of them struggles to manage patients, new interns, and their first attempts at teaching.moreless

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  • The worst season premiere. Ever.

    What was this episode? It was depressing. After eleven great years, they start a new era, Carter-free, with THIS? Did anybody really care about Alex? We had already been deprived of Carter, and we knew it was Susan's last episode, so why, why would anyone care about that annoying boy? I can't stand Sam anymore. I can't stand Luka when he's with Sam. I'll probably not be able to stand ER if they keep doing episodes like this one.

    Where's Kerry? Seriously, where is Kerry? Kerry is the only one they left us!!!!!

    Abby, Pratt, Neela, Ray and Morris were completely useless. Who cares if they aren't perfect doctors yet? Pratt surely wasn't in season 8. Their storyline made no difference whatsoever.

    And it was Susan's last episode. They didn't give her a goodbye. Now that's the worse about this episode. I get twenty minutes of SAM and ALEX and Susan doesn't get even a "thanks, you were one of the best characters we ever had". One of the worst episodes of ER.moreless
  • Sam and her messy life..

    Oh, this was rather interesting episode. Ok, back on ER - those three shifts - Ray, Neela and Abby and they all were hopeless on their own way. Abby at least managed to clean the board.

    But the most of the episode concentrates on Sam and Luka. Sam is totally out of herself, driving around the country with Luka.. looking for Alex. And ofcourse they do not find him until the end. But meanwhile, she totally loses her control, acts like... at least Luka was talking, about himself. And the end - the way she acts. Luke was calm, like perfect person all the trip. He was ready to go trough all that.. and she just decides - no, she doesn't want him there.. it was weird.. but ok.. her choice. I did not liked them together anyway...moreless
  • That was great to me.

    This was a good episode to start 12th season. I am a big fan of luka and this was his episode a little so i loved watching him and sam together. One thing i found annoying is that alex changed. This is the most annoying thing to be found in a tv show. To me Alex did not just change but also his personality changed suddenly between 11th and 12th season. He was rebellious, stubborn and now i saw the opposite. Sam and Luka relationship ended i think. Many leading characters are gone but still it is a great show to watch.moreless
  • I'm not a Sam and Luka fan, so this episode bored the living daylights out of me!

    As I said, this episode was boring... boring...boring. Nothing happened, I like episodes to be action packed, and hate all talk, and no action. And I'm not a Sam and Luka fan, and this episode was mainly based on them. The only part of the episode I found funny, and enjoyed was Abby, Neela and Ray becoming residents and showing their interns around. Poor guys, everyone was waiting for their first stuff up!

    Overall, my verdict to this episode: Disappointing.moreless
  • Alex is played by a new character (I hate it when they change)

    Firstly I hate it when they change the actor playing a character, it is so annoying.

    Secondly I don't see why Luka just doesn't give up on Sam. If she cannot see what a good thing she has with him she shouldn't have him. (I'm not a fan of Luka but this drives me crazy!)

    Now that Carter has gone I hope the show can still stay strong. It was very hard to watch when so many of the main strong original characters (except Weaver) were missing from this episode.moreless
Goran Visnjic

Goran Visnjic

Dr. Luka Kovac

Laura Innes

Laura Innes

Dr. Kerry Weaver

Linda Cardellini

Linda Cardellini

Nurse Sam Taggart

Mekhi Phifer

Mekhi Phifer

Dr. Greg Pratt

Scott Grimes

Scott Grimes

Dr. Archie Morris

Shane West

Shane West

Dr. Ray Barnett

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