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Season 7 Episode 20

Fear of Commitment

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Aired Thursday 10:00 PM May 03, 2001 on NBC
8.4
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Abby goes to court to argue for a 90-day psych hold for her mother. Her mother is released, and later shows up at Abby's apartment, where Luka is cooking a romantic dinner for himself and Abby. Weaver treats an old children's television show host and an animal suit fetishist. Carla checks into the hospital after a fall. Benton treats Carl Ferris again after he suffers a heart attack. Malucci clashes with Jing-Mei and Cleo when his past track record gets him in trouble. Carter treats a young girl whose boyfriend has been interfering with her pregnancy by feeding her herbal root extracts to cause a natural abortion. Chen treats a patient with a talent for numbers. Malucci calls in a priest to perform an exorcism.moreless

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  • Abby and her mother troubles again.

    7.1
    I cannot say they did this already but the cycle is running. Mother is on the hospital but she goes for hearing not to be committed to longer care. Abby almost panics for that as she does not want to go trough all that. Despite Legaspi believes she will be committed, she and her advocate manages to make the jury think that she is ok. Abby is upset and expresses her feelings. Mother has again the words that she is sorry. But when she is sorry, why she always makes the same mistake as we see at the end of the episode.



    All the other storylines were barely interesting. Not the best episode.moreless
  • Abby faces the ultimate challenge to help her mother.

    9.3
    I always loved the Maggie/Abby storylines. This particular episode made the storyline shine even more. Abby tries to get Maggie committed for 90 days after her failed suicide attempt, but Maggie won't have it and fights for her independence. Abby is clearly concerned about her mother's well-being and tries to do all she can to get her help, even if it means going against her mother's wishes. The judge rules in Maggie's favour, and Abby is devastated and tells the judge "just because she's not your mother". That scene is truly heartbreaking and you really feel for Abby. At the end of the episode, Abby is at Luka's hotel room and their having a romantic dinner (Aww!), when someone knocks at the door: Maggie, who now believes Abby's intentions are correct.moreless
  • These last few episodes have been a little boring. I'm hoping that the season finale will be better.

    8.1
    These last few episodes have been a little boring. I'm hoping that the season finale will be better.



    I'm starting to get bored with the whole Abby's mother storyline. It's been 2 whole episodes focusing on them. It's really starting to annoy me.



    Malucci is getting on my nerves too, he's even more annoying now than he was before.



    And it was a shame that there was no Mark or Elisabeth in this episode.moreless
Erik Palladino

Erik Palladino

Dr. Dave Malucci

Eriq La Salle

Eriq La Salle

Dr. Peter Benton

Goran Visnjic

Goran Visnjic

Dr. Luka Kovac

Laura Innes

Laura Innes

Dr. Kerry Weaver

Maura Tierney

Maura Tierney

Nurse Abby Lockhart

Michael Michele

Michael Michele

Dr. Cleo Finch

Bette Ford

Bette Ford

Princess Taffeta

Guest Star

Jon Gries

Jon Gries

Marty Nesmith

Guest Star

Roger Robinson

Roger Robinson

Carl Ferris

Guest Star

Sally Field

Sally Field

Maggie Wyczenski

Recurring Role

Yvette Freeman

Yvette Freeman

Haleh

Recurring Role

John Doman

John Doman

Dr. Carl Deraad

Recurring Role

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