Season 5 Episode 1

Day for Knight

Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Sep 24, 1998 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Season Premiere: Third-year med student Lucy Knight reports to the ER for the first day of her rotation. Greene takes a teacherly interest in her, helping her get acquainted, but she gets off to a bad start with the irritable Carter when she speaks insensitively, and without Carter present, with a patient's wife about her husband's very serious condition. The rest of the day finds her comforting a woman who has suffered a miscarriage, getting locked out on the roof, having Carol bail her out on a simple procedure, and trying to figure out Kerry Weaver's "Tour on Tape."moreless

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  • Lucy Knight enters!!!

    I think this episode has an enormous weight on the story of the show, because of the giant mark that Lucy made on ER. It simply is really nostalgic for every little thing that happens on the espiode. One of the most, let's say, stirring plots is the one of the bond that here borns, beetween Carter and Knight... Oh, just thinking of how this character ends makes me want to watch all the episodes! The way the staff was watched from an external point of view, more or less Lucy's, was, I think, very well achieved, even in the position the cameras were, it fits exactly the way it was intended to be. Very good episode, with good plots too.moreless
  • Nothing special. A first day of new med student

    Yes, this episode was nothing special. There was not so much concentration on the cases rather than new character. I am sad Anna left but Lucy looks fine. She wants to be perfect and I am not sure she will not burn out soon, but there is something in her.

    So, it is her first day in ER and it does not look good. She may have theoretical knowledges but the practical part - she comes in trauma room with hopeless case. She also becomes emotional with fireman who is in brain death. But I think she managed her first day quite well. Adored the little similarity with Carter when he was his first days... and it was Carter she ended working with.moreless
  • The over-zealous, over-enthusiastic and ultimately overwhelmed Lucy Knight is a determined medical student, but doesn't make a great impression her first day in the ER.

    As a relative newcomer to the series, I definitely recommend this episode as an introduction to those who don't have access to the earlier seasons - if you are, like me, so broke you can't afford ten dollars to rent it from the video store. Luckily this season was in my dad's collection, so I haven't been totally deprived, and despite the tragedy of season five, I will forever cling to the notion of Carter and Lucy together in some alternate universe, because as much as I like Abby, I still tear up every time I see Kelly Martin. I have, since watching this episode, advanced in my mission to see every episode of ER ever made, but I still haven't managed to see the pilot. Sigh.

    The episode emphasizes the disconcerting, fast paced atmosphere of the ER from an outsider's perspective. Lucy is quirky, funny and just the right amount of annoying to be funny and endearing, unlike Romano, who deserved to have something a lot bigger than a helicopter dropped on his head. Carter is hilarious as her reluctant mentor, but my personal favourite? Jerry, the desk clerk. He's the man who brought in the dancing chimp.moreless
  • New students come to the ER

    New students come to the ER and I really enjoyed watching them take Kerry Weaver's "Tour on Tape." Very funny!

    Lucy seems very keen but very green. She has a lot to learn so I guess we will see her grow over the coming episodes.

    It was funny when Lucy got stuck on the roof, a fine way to begin!

    Carter will need a lot of help adjusting to teaching. I didn't like his cocky attitude.

    Lucy seems very young and a high achiever but she needs to get away from her computer and get some hands on experience. I can't wait to see her grow

  • wow! How cool is Lucy! She Rocks!

    In this episode we met Lucy Knight a 3rd year medical student! The whole episode was based around her and it was extremely funny! I think that Lucy could possible be a new love interest for Carter. She reminds ma a bit of him because he was clumsy and really funny when he first came to county just like Lucy is! I thought it was hilarious when she got locked out on the roof! I realy don't like Carters new beard! I think it makes him look really old! Which is sad because Carter is really hot! I also think Doug was looking kinda old! It was quite sad that geanie wasn't in this episode!moreless
Vince Vieluf

Vince Vieluf

Bernard Gamely

Guest Star

Denise Dowse

Denise Dowse

Mrs. Lydell

Guest Star

Ken Kercheval

Ken Kercheval

Mr. Zwicki

Guest Star

Abraham Benrubi

Abraham Benrubi


Recurring Role

Ellen Crawford

Ellen Crawford


Recurring Role

Jorja Fox

Jorja Fox

Dr. Maggie Doyle

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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  • QUOTES (8)

    • Greene: This is the Suture Room where Dr. Doyle is suturing. Lucy Knight, third-year.
      Doyle: Hey.
      Lucy: Hey, nice to meet you.
      Greene: Oh. Who's Sleeping Beauty?
      Doyle: Uh, Mr. Clements passed out. He got way too drunk and walked through a plate-glass window. (to Mr. Clements) You idiot.
      Greene: Dr. Doyle likes to throw in a little attitude when presenting a patient.
      Lucy: Is he going to be okay?
      Doyle: Oh, yeah. As long as he doesn't mind some big gnarly scars.

    • Ross: You've obviously been a "hit-the-books" kind of medical student.
      Lucy: Is there any other kind?
      Ross: Well, some are more diligent than, say, I was.
      Lucy: You're a Pediatric Emergency Fellow, right?
      Ross: Yep.
      Lucy: Which is different from an Attending?
      Ross: One rung under the boss.
      Lucy: So, that's why you need an Attending to be a witness? I mean, when you have parents sign a consent form, one of the Attendings needs to witness that.
      Ross: I recently performed a procedure on a seven-month-old baby who was born addicted to heroin. I detoxed him. I didn't get his mother's consent. Well, the powers-that-be were a little upset. So, I am now a Pediatric Emergency Fellow on probation, and the baby isn't addicted to drugs. Sometimes it's a trade-off. Good luck.

    • Weaver: So, I haven't had much of a chance to work with you today. I trust everything is going well?
      Lucy: Yes. You know, pretty well for a first day.
      Weaver: In other words, it's been completely hateful, huh?

    • Lucy: Mrs. Lydell?
      Mrs. Lydell: Yes, I surely am.
      Lucy: I'm Lucy Knight. Uh, would it be okay if I just check you over and ask you a few questions?
      Mrs. Lydell: Child, the good Lord has seen fit to put me into your hands. Now I receive you just as He receives us both.

    • Lucy: Did I say the wrong thing?
      Greene: In general, it's probably not a good idea to show up the residents.
      Lucy: So, I should give the wrong answer?
      Greene: Tricky, isn't it?
      Chuny: Welcome aboard.

    • (Lucy answers dead man's cell phone)
      Lucy: Hello? Um... No, I'm sorry. He can't come to the phone right now. Well, yeah, I-I suppose I could take a message.

    • Corday: (to Lucy) Now, don't let the residents abuse you. You're here to learn, not to be their indentured servant.

    • Lucy: So your dad works here?
      Rachel: Yeah, he's one of the bosses. Well, he used to be the only boss until Dr. Weaver butted in.

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