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Season 3 Episode 16


Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Feb 20, 1997 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Mark tries to get a congestive heart failure patient with Down Syndrome on to a heart transplant list. Carter disagrees with a diagnosis by Anspaugh. Carol agonizes over whether to take the MCAT. Jad Houston turns 18 and requests that Doug take him off the respirator. Greg and Jeanie agree to continue seeing each other.moreless

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  • A beautiful episode with much to enjoy

    We start with Carol who is having hard morning and her mother is not giving her no space. We learn that this is the day for her for the test in medical school and she is doubting in her abilities. Also, this is the day she will find out what will become of her as a nurse in hospital - and she does not show much fate in there too, but she gets her job back.

    The moving storyline in this serie is the one focused on Doug and Jad Houston - a boy who is going to die. He is now 18 and can make his decision - he wants the tube to be taken out and they do not promise him that he could breath on his own, but he does and he walks away, leaving her mum... and the way Doug tried to do anything to help him - moving but also the helpless feeling - like you want so badly but some people just don't let.

    The same thing is happening with Mark and Doyle who are trying to get new hard for patience who was refused to get new one. Doyle is just always finding the cases she becomes so emotional (why she reminds me, even if a doctor, so my Sara Sidle - vegetarian, always taking things too hardly and emotionally and making her own rules). Despite Mark struggle and success in the end - the refusal comes from most unexpected place.moreless
  • Great Episode

    I love Marc Greene.

    In this episode he has to convince the Psychiatrist he was suppose to date, but got having another date at the same time, to give the ok for a Down's syndrome patient to be on the list for a heart transplant. However the patients mother doesn't want her to have the surgery.

    Doctor Ross takes the CF boy off the respirator now that he is of age and able to sign the consent forms himself.

    Carol takes the exams to see if she can get into Med school.

    Doctor Carter catches a serious surgical case that was over looked.

    Doctor Benton confesses his depression to Doctor Hicks.moreless
Veronica Cartwright

Veronica Cartwright

Mrs. Houston

Guest Star

Chad Lindberg

Chad Lindberg

Jad Houston

Guest Star

Marianne Muellerleile

Marianne Muellerleile

Mrs. Jonowski

Guest Star

Abraham Benrubi

Abraham Benrubi


Recurring Role

Jorja Fox

Jorja Fox

Dr. Maggie Doyle

Recurring Role

Harry J. Lennix

Harry J. Lennix

Dr. Greg Fischer

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Benton: (to Dr. Hicks) Six months ago I thought I was invincible. But know... I don't even know.

    • Carol: Doug, I know everyone is worried about me... but I'm fine. I was scared in that store, but I'm okay now.
      Doug: So why did you go ahead and take it?
      Carol: The MCATs? For me. I just wanted to see if I was good enough.
      Doug: You are.

    • Greg: I think we should start sleeping together.
      Jeanie: What?
      Greg: Sex. I think we should have some. In fact, I think we should have a lot.
      Jeanie: Are you sure?
      Greg: Hell, yeah, I'm sure.
      Jeanie: This isn't a joke, Greg.
      Greg: No, it isn't. Jeanie Boulet... would you please sleep with me? (she leans and kisses him)

    • Jeanie: I'm freezing.
      Greg: I thought you liked picnics
      Jeanie: I love picnics. I'm just not used to breathing on my sandwich to try and thaw it out so I can eat it.
      Greg: Where's your sense of spontaneity?
      Jeanie: This isn't what I meant.
      Greg: Your sense of romance?
      Jeanie: The dip is frozen solid.
      Greg: It's a pâté.
      Jeanie: It's a brick.

    • Doug: Today is the 20th, isn't it?
      Carol: I think so.
      Doug: MCATs are this afternoon, aren't they? Are you going?
      Carol: Got to work.
      Doug: All that saved-up vacation time?
      Carol: You know, it was a stupid idea... I mean, four years of med school, if I ever get in. All that debt. I would be about 50 by the time I got out. What's the point?
      Doug: I could bring you coffee in the middle of the night to the med library. And I could teach you how to cheat on the biochem exams.

    • Carter: What did you have for breakfast this morning?
      Mrs. Jarnowski: The usual. Three fried eggs, bacon, glass of buttermilk, toast and jam.
      Carter: Ah, the American Heart Association breakfast.

    • Ross: Fine couple of doctors we are, huh?
      Greene: Remember when we were going to change the world?
      Ross: Naaah, I was always in it for the money.

    • (while looking at pictures of Benton's appendectomy)
      Greene: Ooh, yikes. What is that?
      Carter: That's Benton's appendix in a jar on my mantle.

  • NOTES (2)