ER

Season 7 Episode 5

Flight of Fancy

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Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Nov 09, 2000 on NBC
8.7
out of 10
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76 votes
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Episode Summary

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Greene flies to Indiana to receive a heart-transplant patient. The flight back endures several problems, however. With Greene in Indiana, Weaver on her day off and Kovac missing, Romano places Benton in charge of the ER. Carter treats a teenager with HIV who has not been informed of his condition yet. Luka searches for the identity of the mugger that he killed. He and Abby later meet up in his hotel room.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Kovac gone + Greene on flight + Weaver has day off + Benton on charge = chaos on ER

    9.2
    It was beautiful episode. First I did not expected that Mark's flight will get that kind of turns. I was almost sure something happens with the patient but they coming down. It was not expected but I think they managed it almost well and he made to the hospital, but maybe it had been better if they had get to the closest.



    Kovac is having hard times after he killed a man. he is trying to find it, searching his identity but no use and noone is able to reach for him. On the mean time, ER is having chaotic times. Kerry has day off and Romano, seeing another change to pull Benton, signs him to lead things. They are soon so busy, that have to close for traumas and they endanger two patient's life.



    Carter deals with young teenager who has HIV and noone has told him that. He tells and it comes out the boy has girlfriend. He brings her in to test and it is positive. Later they return, as the boy was hit by a car as they were fighting. He dies. beautiful episode. Adored that chaotic for a while and Carter's patient's storyline was very moving and though provoking.moreless
  • Tradgedy strikes after two teenages diagnosed with HIV are involved in an accident and luka tries to find identity of the mugger he killed.

    9.0
    Once again the writers run a controversial story through the plot with the introduction of a character with HIV. Having not been told by his grand-mother carter feels it is his duty to tell the 15 year old he has the illness. The writers represented the emotions involved well including the boy’s girlfriend and concluding the story rather bluntly with the death of the boy after an accident. Carter’s involvement worked well and it was once again clear how he is still being affected by past events and becoming rather dependant on Abby.

    Luka was distant this episode after the events that resulted in him leaving a mugger pounded to death. I felt for Abby though she was just trying to be there and he wasn’t responding, she didn’t give up though and I was happy to see him give in to his feelings and the pair “Make up”! Some subtle signals from Kerry in this epi with her feelings towards Legaspi, putting on the lipstick before the meeting and her change in spirit whenever she’s around , a future romance… somehow I think so.

    Another spectacularly written episode with important stories and just those ones I love to watch. Classic ER…moreless
  • Carter goes against a grandmother's wishes and tells a teenager that he is HIV positive.

    9.5
    The story line within this episode of Dr. Carter and treatment and follow up with Trent, the HIV positive teenager, is an excellent one. Trent's mom died of AIDS when he was two. His grandmother, who is raising him, never informed him of his HIV status. She gave him a phony story that the medication for treatment of the disease is vitamins. Dr. Carter takes a risk and informs him of his status because of concern of sexual activity. I like this story line because Carter cares about the teen and his potential partners enough to risk going against the grandmother's wishes. I just wish it had a more pleasant ending but that is the reality of ER.moreless
  • Green is on a helicopter ride, Benton handles the E.R (badly), and Abby tries to get in touch with poor, destrought Luka.

    9.4
    I really like this episode. I'm one of the few who liked Luka and Abby's relationship right from the start. It was obviously an unhealthy one this year, but I liked it anyway. In this episode we get the first hint of the Luka/Abby/Carter drama to come. Carter asks Abby if she wants to get coffee after work, and she says yes. But Abby has her mind on Luka all day, she forgets about Carter, and ends up in Luka's hotel room. I just love that scene, because they are both such messed up people, that talking does no good. And it's a really gentle kissing scene. Just simply love it. Love it.



    Also, Benton screws up everything in the E.R. I guess Weaver needs a little bit more respect. She makes it look so easy. I think I've been to hard on Weaver. She seems so cold at times, but she does what she has to do in that job. Even though she too wants to follow her heart like the other doctors, she has to set an example and play by the rules.



    Anywyas, good episode. :-)moreless
Alex Kingston

Alex Kingston

Dr. Elizabeth Corday

Anthony Edwards

Anthony Edwards

Dr. Mark Greene

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

John Pyper-Ferguson

John Pyper-Ferguson

Tom Coggins

Guest Star

Vivian Wu

Vivian Wu

Janet Wei

Guest Star

Keith Diamond

Keith Diamond

Det. Stetler

Guest Star

Yvette Freeman

Yvette Freeman

Haleh

Recurring Role

Conni Marie Brazelton

Conni Marie Brazelton

Conni

Recurring Role

Laura Cerón

Laura Cerón

Chuny

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Weaver: Peter, you're an excellent surgeon, but ER management is not the best of your skills. Leave that to us.

    • Abby: We see everything here.
      Hooker: OK, I have a wad of money, stuck up my, ...birth canal.

    • Romano: Greene, I need you to buff-up a recurrent bowel obstruction we have on the way.
      Greene: What are we, Jiffy Lube?

    • Weaver: Hey! Where've you been? I heard they could'nt reach you, and you didn't answer your page.
      Luka: What, what's the problem?
      Weaver: That I had to come in today and cover for you!
      Luka: I thought I was on tonight.
      Weaver: No! You were on today.
      Luka: Then I'm sorry. There must be some kind of mistake.
      Weaver: There was no-one with enough experience to cover for you. We almost lost two patients. Luka, this is grounds for dismissal!
      Luka: (tired) Well, Kerry. Fire me.
      Weaver: Look, I know you've been through a lot. If you need to take some time off you should tell me. But you can't miss any more shifts.
      Luka: I can work tonight.
      Weaver: We don't need you tonight. You should go home. Go on. Go.
      (He walks out. Sees Abby, but keeps on walking)
      Abby: Luka, wait!
      Luka: What?
      Abby: Wait a minute! Don't walk away! Where've you been?
      Luka: Abby, please.
      Abby: I'd, I, I wanna help. Just talk to me.
      Luka: There's nothing to say. O.k?
      (He leaves)

    • (Abby knocks on Luka's hotel room)
      Luka: Who is it?
      Abby: It's me.
      (Luka opens the door)
      Abby: Can I come in please?
      Luka: Sure... Abby...
      Abby: You don't have to talk.
      (They kiss)

    • (Dr. Benton meets Mrs. Barnwell, a sweet, old, African American woman)
      Dr. Benton: Hello Mrs. Barnwell. I'm Doctor Benton. So, I understand you have a pain in your hip.
      Mrs. Barnwell: That's right. And I've been lying here for three hours.
      Dr. Benton: Ah, well. I'm sorry about that.
      Mrs. Barnwell: Pardon me for asking but, are you an intern?
      Dr. Benton
      : No no no no no, I'm a faculty physicion.
      Mrs. Barnwell: Oh. Your mother must be very proud.
      Dr. Benton: Yeah, she was. So, how long have you had this pain?
      Mrs. Barnwell: Before we get much further, I'd like to say that I'd be more at ease with another doctor.
      Dr. Benton: Excuse me?
      Mrs. Barnwell: You look like a fine young man, but I've always had white doctors. I've always felt more comfortable that way. Dr. Benton: So, your saying that you'd only like to see a white doctor?
      Mrs. Barnwell: If it's alright with you.
      Dr. Benton: It's fine (smiles) You'll just have to wait another three hours. (walks out)

    • Malucci: Hey, I got a patient that says her tongue is too smooth.
      Benton: Tell her to get a life.

  • NOTES (0)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Tom: Hog Butcher for the World, Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat, Player with Railroads...
      Greene: City of the Big Shoulders.


      The poem being recited is "Chicago" by Carl Sandburg.

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