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Season 13 Episode 15

Dying Is Easy...

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Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Feb 08, 2007 on NBC
8.6
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Morris becomes the man of the hour in a busy ER while Pratt must defend his actions, and accept the consequences. Luka faces the ER in the aftermath of the Ames incident. Abby and Sam treat a dying comedian who is unable to make his final appearance. Neela gets her big chance to assist on a double kidney transplant. Ray realizes all may not be lost, after all. Abby makes a surprising decision at the end of the day.moreless

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  • Aftermaths

    7.6
    I do not know. This episode did not have magic for me. The best part for Brat and the hearing and the way he manage to come out quite ok. That was good and show the spirit of those people who he helped.



    The whole thing with Gates.. I still love that little girl and maybe the truth Gates is getting.. Anyway, maybe something interesting can come from this storyline as I see it has most potential at the moment.



    Abby and Luka.. I was expecting something more. The ending.. to be honest, I did not even remember that they are not married. I am sure Abby said last episode when he called police that her husband was threaten.. ok.. it look like they are going to make it official.moreless
  • Great episode with a very happy end!

    10
    Best story: Simon, the struggling comedian/leukemia patient. He may not always be as funny as he thinks he is, but his story is so tragic that it breaks my heart. His dream to be a stand-up comedian isn't to be, as it turns out that he has only weeks to live. Abby tries to get him well enough to be able to go on stage, but in the end Simon has to give up his dream. His line "I should have killed tonight, but instead I'm dying" is just so sad....

    Most unbelivable story: Pratt goes before a medical board and could face a jail sentence, but he ends up "only" being on probation for a year. He seems to be saved by the Asian doctor on the board, who is helping out in a free clinic himself and can relate to Pratt's situation. That seemed too good to be true, and when the whole congregation (and Hope) comes in to support Pratt, it just became a little too melodramatic for my taste.

    Sam's granny Gracie goes on a cruise with Timmy. That's so "soap-opera-ish"!

    Sweetest scene: Neela's kidney transplant recipient wanting to see the donor of her new kidney. Even Crenshaw seemed to be touched by it!

    And saving the best for last –--- Best scene: Abby coming home from work and asking Luka "Could you ask me again?" - Is this a LOVELY scene or what!!! And long overdue in my opinion... Abby's patient Simon made her think about what's important in her life and led to her change of heart regarding marriage. At last...moreless
  • After treating a dying comedian Abby comes to a surprising conclusion.Pratt must face the consequences of his actions and Morris leads the ER.

    9.9
    I liked the dynamic of Abby and Sam's interaction with Simon the dying Comedian.I think his desperation of wanting something so much but being unable to reach it got to both of them.His jokes weren't particularly funny until the end but it was a clever tactic to move the seriousness away from his impending death.



    Pratt had to attend a hearing following a fatal accident as a result of the illegal drug programme.Stubborness came across from Pratt representing his resentment at for once trying to do something worthwhile and having it slap him in the face?Without That priest guy he would of come off with a harsher punishment i'm glad he didn't lose his license he's an awesome doctor with his heart in the right place!



    The final montage was awesome, the music was perfect for the scenes and they were merged together well.Of course i couldn't write this without mentioning Abby and Luka.

    Simon obviously really got to Abby unintentionally;She quoted him with "have you ever wanted something so much but it scares the hell out of you?".The proposal wasn't cheesy it was just right for what their relationship has been moving up to.Abby didn't ask him she asked him to ask her again defining tradition but giving the viewer what they wanted.It truly was perfect!The scenes of Luka kneeling dow truly made my day!moreless
  • me gusta algo q le dice simon a abby You know what the best thing about getting leukemia is? Everybody comes to see you The guys from the plant came My ex-soccer coach came Even Father Dunleavy came It took 3 orderlies to get him out of the Peds Wardmoreless

    10
    me gusto en relida fue inteso dice mucho este cap la musica de fondo lequeda muy bn.....me encato eso de Dying is Easy la frase



    The episode title is drawn from the old addage "dying is easy, comedy is hard." These might be characterized as the original "famous last words" having been variously attributed to the death-bed wisdom of actors Edmund Keen or David Garrick and playwright Oscar Wilde. Regardless of their origin, they suggest the easy part of life is to simply give up; the hard part is to keep living no matter what happens esta nota fue lo q mas me llamo la antencio por ers verda lo q dicemoreless
  • A proposal, a proposal. Yeah yeah

    9.0
    I was hoping Abby would change her mind after the events of the previous episode and she did. I knew it from the moment that comedian asked her if she had ever been so scared of something she wanted so badly. And it was just so cute when she sat there and said "ask me again" and at first, Luka didn't even know what she meant, but when he did, his smile was so cool. I knew they were meant for something huge!

    I was also wondering about Tony being Sarah's father. Is he really? Shouldn't he like do a test or something? Or maybe he doesn't want to confuse her more than she already is at the moment. Anyway, with the kid who doesn't like her in Tony's life, there's no chance for him and Neela, I think. So, I hope it'll come down to Ray in the end!!!moreless
Goran Visnjic

Goran Visnjic

Dr. Luka Kovac

John Stamos

John Stamos

Dr. Tony Gates

Maura Tierney

Maura Tierney

Dr. Abby Lockhart

Mekhi Phifer

Mekhi Phifer

Dr. Greg Pratt

Parminder Nagra

Parminder Nagra

Dr. Neela Rasgotra

Scott Grimes

Scott Grimes

Dr. Archie Morris

Freddy Rodriguez

Freddy Rodriguez

Simon

Guest Star

Lois Smith

Lois Smith

Gracie

Guest Star

Christie Lynn Smith

Christie Lynn Smith

Marina Grasso

Guest Star

Leland Orser

Leland Orser

Dr. Lucien Dubenko

Recurring Role

Busy Philipps

Busy Philipps

Hope Bobeck

Recurring Role

Kip Pardue

Kip Pardue

Ben Parker

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Abby: I need to talk.
      Luka: Is everything okay?
      Abby: Um, you know, when you were on the roof, I was thinking how, what I would do if Joe didn't have a father and, um, if we didn't have each other. And I realized that if we could get through this we could probably get through anything.
      Luka: What's going on?
      Abby: I mean, have you ever wanted something so much but... it scared the hell out of you? See, here's the thing. Well, I changed my mind, and I was wondering if you could ask me again.
      Luka: What?
      Abby: Ask me again. Ask me to marry you.
      (they smile happily at each other, Luka gets Abby up and then gets on one knee)

    • Abby: You know, Morris, it's his dream and he's gonna die.
      Morris: Yeah, and he's gonna do it here, not on some comedy club floor!

    • Simon: You know, I was gonna kill tonight. Instead, I'm dying.

    • Simon: You know what the best thing about getting leukemia is? Everybody comes to see you. The guys from the plant came. My ex-soccer coach came. Even Father Dunleavy came. It took 3 orderlies to get him out of the Peds Ward.
      Abby: That's a keeper!

    • Morris: This was a dumb idea! Epi has a 1 minute half life.
      Simon: I have a body part with that same problem.
      Morris: [laughs] That was a good joke...

    • Abby: Come on, there's a spotlight on the curtains and they're calling your name, Simon.

    • Luka stands in the ambulance bay, feeling frustrated with his hand as Sam wheels Gracie out.
      Luka: How are you doin'?
      Gracie: (Flirtaciously) Better, now...

    • Morris: I'm running the floor.
      Abby: Then get some balls.
      Morris: I've got balls.
      Abby: Well, they're no good unless you use them.

    • Simon: Doc, you gotta get me outta here man, I got a hot date tonight.
      Morris: Does she take air or helium?
      Simon: She takes Visa but that was funny! Can I use it?

    • Patient: And so what if I told him I looked like Cindy Crawford, he said he looked like Matt Damon.
      Gates: Did he?
      Patient: He looked more like Matt Damon's fat uncle's ass.

    • Simon: So the Democrats took over the House and the Senate. How long before the Republicans jack up the rent and evict 'em?

    • Neela: You've got a lot on your plate. You've probably got two plates and a little saucer.
      Gates: A heart-shaped saucer.

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  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • The episode title is drawn from the old adage "dying is easy, comedy is hard." These might be characterized as the original "famous last words" having been variously attributed to the death-bed wisdom of actors Edmund Keen or David Garrick, and playwright Oscar Wilde. Regardless of their origin, they suggest the easy part of life is to simply give up; the hard part is to keep living no matter what happens.

    • Simon: Oh, a heckler. Don't make me go K-K-Kramer on your ass.
      This is a reference to an incident that occurred at the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles in November 2006. Michael Richards, who played Kramer on the 1990s comedy show Seinfeld, was doing his stand-up routine at the club when he was heckled by some African-American audience members. He went on a racist tirade that included references to lynching and several utterances of the "n-word."

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