ER

Season 10 Episode 22

Drive

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Aired Thursday 10:00 PM May 13, 2004 on NBC
8.6
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91 votes
5

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Season Finale: Good samaritan Luka stops to help a woman with a dead battery, and comes to her aid when she is hit by a reckless driver. Abby discovers that she passed her boards. Pratt is concerned about Chen when she comes to work with a black eye. Neela withdraws from her residency program at the University of Michigan, knowing that she can't be licensed without an internship. When Steve announces his intentions to stay in Chicago, Sam hurriedly leaves town despite Luka's attempts to stop her. The custody battle for Henry Lopez goes before a judge. While Pratt drives Elgin Gibbs home en route to dinner with Chen, the three are shot at by an irritated driver.moreless

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  • Random shots..

    8.3
    It was quite random episode. I cannot say it was bad but.. something was still missing - it is not on the level it used to be on the old good times.



    The story itself is catching - first the accident what Luka saws - it was so shocking and even thought everyone survived, it really showed how irresponsible can man be. But some moments on trauma.. the motion. Carter, not giving up. Great moments



    Oh.. and Sam - I am so tired of her char and I hope she will be gone, but no.. I know she will come back. how, I do not have idea.



    And the end - another really shocking moment.. and the way it ended.. cliffhanger.moreless
  • Never let Pratt drive.

    8.4
    i don't really like this episode because it was season finale and nothing exciting happen, only at the end when you don't know what happe to Pratt, and Chen.



    Well maybe it wasn't that boring, a little bit of sentimental when the woman lost her legs, but thanks gog the kid was alright.



    I don't think it was worthing showing the parts of Neela, the great student that always have done what her parents have told her to do and now she is lost, it was very out of point.



    Then when Abby call the school where the old math teacher teach was very good acticon of her because nobody deserve to die all alone.moreless
  • Abby steals the show with her caring for a dying teacher.

    9.0
    Maybe it's because I am a teacher with 20+ years in the profession, but this has to be one of my favorite episodes. I LOVE the interchanges between Abby and mean old Mr. Gould. It is totally in character for her to recognize his loneliness and lack of self worth....and to do something about it. I also loved watching her chasing down her Board results and loved her reaction at the end when she read that she has passed.

    Luka and Sam....not as much fun to watch as Luka and Alex. Neela\'s agony at being unsure of herself in her chosen profession was right on. Paraminder Nagra has that character nailed.moreless
  • This is one of the best TV shows, but this wasn't ER at its best.

    8.5
    Although I liked some of the plots and character development that happened, I did not think this was season finale worthy. It seemed like everything was predictable.



    The thing I really liked about this episode was how it showed everyone "driving" towards or away from something:



    Neela, who has an internship at a very prestigious hospital, seems to be running from herself not knowing what she wants. She seems to want to stay in Chicago, yet is pushed to get out of there, to get higher up.



    Sam is running away from her ex and from her fears that Luka might actually care about her and Alex, something that she's not used to. She would rather just go back to her old and familiar way. Luka chases after her because he cares, but Sam doesn't want to get hurt, so she uses the Steve thing.



    Pratt seems to want to be there for Jing-Mae, but she doesn't reciprocate. He knows what is really going on yet can't do anything about it.



    Abby is so close to being a doctor. We anxiously awaited as we found out the results of her boards, which she passed. Carter summed it all up when he tld her he "never had a doubt" about it. Now all Abby has to do is gain more confidence in herself. She is a great doctor, and everyone knows it but her. I especially liked the end when she told the colon patient that she would not be taking care of him tomorrow, but she would be there, and to ask for Dr. Lockhart. That was a huge step up for her.



    I would have liked to see this episode maybe more towards halfway through the season, and seen a little more plot with this than it just be partially referred to in the next season premiere.moreless
  • I wish it would have been better ... :(

    5.0
    What do you say to this season finale? I can't find too many words to describe what happened. To me, not to much. Nothing excited me. Except for the lady with the son and the car and how she lost her legs. But thank god she and her son were okay. The look on the husbands face when he found out about her having to take of her legs was unforgetable. Makes me sad to think about anyone I know having to chop off two very important body parts.



    Congrats to Abby, who passed her boards and is OFFICIALLY going to become an intern! WOOHOO... Dr. Lockhart! Has a nice ring to it, doesn't it!



    Does anyone know what is happening to Chen, are these injuries like the black eye from her father, or are they from a boyfriend? She mentions something about her father, but the episode never clarifies what happened... Pratt to the rescue with his concern, he is so sweet.



    What in the world is Neela thinking, not taking the internship? Well, I guess all in all she has made a cood decision because we want her to stay at County General!! But man, it seems that she is throwing her medical career away, 8 years of hard work flushed down the drain.



    OOOO... I hate Steve, how could he do this! He made Sam and Alex leave, not cool. No matter what Luka does or says, Sam still leaves. How can you pass up Luka????



    I hope Kerry gets custody of her son! She deserves it hands down.



    Oh, I should hurt that shooter, what is up with that, whats the motive? Was he pissed that his car wasn't as cool as Pratt's?? Most likly! ... errr



    NOT my favorite season finale... disipointing almost :(moreless
Alex Kingston

Alex Kingston

Dr. Elizabeth Corday

Goran Visnjic

Goran Visnjic

Dr. Luka Kovac

Laura Innes

Laura Innes

Dr. Kerry Weaver

Linda Cardellini

Linda Cardellini

Nurse Sam Taggart

Maura Tierney

Maura Tierney

Abby Lockhart

Mekhi Phifer

Mekhi Phifer

Dr. Greg Pratt

Cole Hauser

Cole Hauser

Steve Curtis

Guest Star

Bill Macy

Bill Macy

Mr. Gould

Guest Star

Cynthia Ettinger

Cynthia Ettinger

Linda Pryor

Guest Star

Laura Cerón

Laura Cerón

Chuny

Recurring Role

Troy Evans

Troy Evans

Frank

Recurring Role

Kyle Richards

Kyle Richards

Dori

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Corday: You need to start referring to yourself properly. You'll never gain any confidence with your patients otherwise.
      Neela: It doesn't feel quite earned yet.
      Corday: Fake it 'til it does. Where did you match?
      Neela: University of Michigan - Ann Arbor.
      Corday: Well, we'll miss you. I hear it's quite nice.
      Pratt: Yeah, AKA "rich and easy". Unlike my friend Abby who's decided to stay at County and do God's work, just like the rest of us suckers.

    • Frank: Hey, Taggart. That juvenile delinquent of yours is MIA.
      Sam: What?
      Frank: School called, he's a no-show. Probably just out lighting fires and torturing small animals.
      Carter: Alex playing hooky?
      Sam: More like, his dad is.

    • Morales: (referring to Pratt's new car in the ambulance bay) Hey! Get that beast outta here, this is a hospital, man!
      Pratt: Yeah, which is convenient for you, 'cause if you ding this baby, you die.

    • Sam: We're moving.
      Alex: No!
      Sam: Come on, hurry up!
      Alex: I don't wanna go!
      Sam: Ah, you don't exactly have a choice.
      Alex: I'm not going!
      Sam: Yes you are.
      Alex: I like it here.
      Sam: Yeah? So did I.
      Alex: You're just being a bitch.
      Sam: What did you call me?
      Alex: I'm sick of moving just because you're screwed up!
      Sam: You know what I'm sick of, Alex?! I'm sick of pretending that your dad is a good guy! I'm sick of keeping my mouth shut about all the crap that he's done and all the stuff that he hasn't. And I'm sick of him tracking us down every time he loses a job, so he can come here and buy you enough presents to make you think that he's actually a father. Because he's not! He's a user, and a loser, and I am not gonna let him turn you into one too. Now get your ass in that room and start packing!

    • Antwan Coles: You gotta back me up, brother.
      Pratt: I'm Dr. Pratt, you're under suspicion for DUI. And you sure as hell ain't my brother.

    • Corday: (To Luka) Why were you in the field?
      Linda: Good samaritan.

    • Patient: Ow, ow, ow, ow, ow!
      Abby: I haven't even started yet! O.k. Little pinch.
      Patient: Ow, ow, ow, ow ow!!
      Sam: Hey, you put in your scheduling request yet?
      Abby: Yeah, why?
      Sam: Because Alex has this parent-teacher thing next Monday, and I'm on all week.
      Patient: Ow, ow, ow, ow, ow!
      Abby: I can swap Friday?
      Weaver: Find another nurse. Can't have one of our interns changing bedpans during their residency.
      Abby: Yeah... I'm still waiting for my board results.
      Weaver: Call the USME, it's multiple choice for God's sake, not rocket science.
      Patient: Ow, ow, ow, ow, ow!
      Abby: O.k. All done, all done!
      Patient: You are God's gift to nursing, you know that?

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