Season 9 Episode 8

First Snowfall

Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Nov 21, 2002 on NBC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • (upon entering Eric's military hospital room)
      Abby: Hi.
      Eric: Were you expecting a strait jacket?
      Abby: No. You look nice.
      Eric: Fashion is key at a court martial.

    • Carter: Commuting on skis!
      Luka: What?
      Carter: Skiing to work.
      Luka: Yeah, I don't live far. Nice coat.
      Carter: Goodwill box.
      Luka: Hey, did you find him?
      Carter: Who?
      Luka: Abby's brother.
      Carter: Um, I'm just gonna try and catch a train to Midway and wait for it to open up.
      Luka: Where are you going?
      Carter: Nebraska. She's already there. She left last night.
      Luka: Did'nt go with her?
      Carter: I had a shift.
      Luka: Oh.
      Carter: I sent Gallant with her.
      Luka: Gallant?
      Carter: Yeah. Why?
      Susan: Carter! We've got multiples coming in.

    • (to a man who lost his wife and son in an accident and said Elizabeth couldn't understand his pain)
      Elizabeth: My husband, his name was Mark, he died... My God, I was about to say last year. It's only been six months.

    • (after the completion of the heart transplant)
      Elizabeth: I guess his brother will always be with him.

    • Drunk patient: They let you be a doctor, like this?
      Nathan: (suffering from tremors) Only on the patients they don't care about.

    • Susan: Is he getting consent?
      Corday: He's trying.
      Susan: Comes in handy I guess.
      Corday: What?
      Susan: He's good at talking patients into stuff.

    • Nathan: The husband wants to come in.
      Luka and Corday: (in unison) No!

    • Abby: All they had was Diet Shasta.
      Maggie: They still make this?
      Abby: I hope so.

  • Notes

    • In the first of four appearances she would make during the season, Sally Field reprises her role as Maggie Wyczenski, Abby's mother, in this episode. Her performance garnered her another Emmy Award nomination in the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series category; in 2001 she won the award for her portrayal of the same character during Season 7.

    • Although in the opening credits, Mekhi Phifer, Ming-Na and Paul McCrane do not appear in this episode.

  • Allusions

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