ER

Season 13 Episode 2

Graduation Day

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Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Sep 28, 2006 on NBC
8.6
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As their infant son's fate hangs in the balance, Luka and Abby struggle to make the right decisions and keep the faith. Maggie arrives, determined to help. Luka's status seems uncertain as the hospital board considers a permanent solution to the Clemente affair. Sam returns, unsure of what the future holds for her. The ER struggles to get back to normal, as old staffers play new roles, and new personnel come on board.moreless

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  • Nice to see an update on Abby's mom. Shows that she is doing well. Didn't like Morris getting his job so easy.

    10
    Nice to see an update on Abby's mom. Shows that she is doing well. Didn't like Morris getting his job so easy. I'm an old fashioned ER fan and would like to see Benton back in at least one episode... maybe in an accident or something involved a family member. One time appearance at least. It would be great to get an update on Reese. This episode showed Tony's care towards Neela and not lust... good stuff. Uncle Jesse when wild throwing punches, liked it. I'm tired of Pratt... he's played and it's about time to get rid of him.moreless
  • Troubles with little Joe...

    8.0
    Oh, it looks like little Joe is not doing too good. And when he shows marks of getting better, he is loosing it on the other minute and it gets even more worse when Abby and Luka, over weeks, just taking a walk when Joe condition gets worst but Maggie, who is really normal in the moment.



    And then Joe goes for operation and it is long not sure what is the outcome of the operation. And Weaver.. she lets to laid off to protect Kovac. And Morris he is back.. and in the end, we have a lovely part with everyone around.moreless
  • This episode lacks the quality of the previous one, "Bloodline". It's too fragmented in space and time, but even so it has some great acting and some lovely scenes.

    9.9
    Best scene: "The 'I'll take love' scene", Abby & Luka having coffe, talking about marriage. So sweet! And so meaningful for the future of their relationship.

    Funniest scene: Maggie putting up a note on the incubator, supposedly written by Joe. Sally Field is just the best actress!

    There is some lovely and friendly interaction between Abby and Maggie. They seem to start coming to terms with the problems of their past history and are obviously beginning to enjoy each other's company as mother and daughter. The scene at the end when Maggie says goodbye to Abby shows how far they have come.moreless
  • I saw Episode 2 of Season 13. Twice! Here in Brazil we are a good way behind USA, so there are so many things to come.

    9.6
    The scene of Luka checking Joe in the ICU was the best of part of the episode. He looked so nice talking in Croatian to his son... And is it only me or our beloved one looks a little chubby? Well, maybe the scrubs that make him look like that...



    About Abby - ok, she has gone through a lot, but come on, she is too much negative, too much \"oh-poor-me-so-many-bad-thing..\". Pull yourself together woman and have some faith, please...moreless
  • what a great episode! sally field and john stamos are back! well written

    9.2
    i just loved this episode, i think the writting was pretty good. plus all the stories and characters developing through the weeks i think this is a very special episode. i think they did a great second part of the season premiere because in several other shows the second episode of the season is always a not-so-good episode comparing with the season premiere. i liked the scenes between abby and her mother, i hope sally field continues to appear in more episodes this season. finally, john stamos is back and thins start to heat up with neela, hopefully they will turn into a great cuple.moreless
Laura Innes

Laura Innes

Dr. Kerry Weaver

Scott Grimes

Scott Grimes

Dr. Archie Morris

Linda Cardellini

Linda Cardellini

Nurse Sam Taggart

Mekhi Phifer

Mekhi Phifer

Dr. Greg Pratt

Goran Visnjic

Goran Visnjic

Dr. Luka Kovac

Shane West

Shane West

Dr. Ray Barnett

L. Scott Caldwell

L. Scott Caldwell

Dr. Raab

Guest Star

Armand Assante

Armand Assante

Richard Elliott

Guest Star

Steven Lee Allen

Steven Lee Allen

Contractor

Guest Star

John Aylward

John Aylward

Dr. Donald Anspaugh

Recurring Role

Montae Russell

Montae Russell

Zadro

Recurring Role

Dahlia Salem

Dahlia Salem

Dr. Jessica Albright

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Abby: I can't shut my brain off. I keep thinking, why is the dopa at 17 instead of 20 and why don't they change the tube position? I can't see his eyes. Do you know what color they are?
      Luka: They're blue.

      Luka is actually teasing Abby in this scene; she's forgotten that Euro-American infants are generally born with silver-blueish eyes that change to their permanent color at approximately six month of age.

    • Goof: When Abby is holding Joe and Maggie walks in, Abby stands up with Joe against her shoulder and moves to cradle him. In the next few shots, though, he goes back to being against her shoulder, to being cradled, to being against her shoulder again.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Abby: I can't shut my brain off. I keep thinking, why is the dopamine at 17 instead of 20 and why don't they change the tube position? I can't see his eyes. Do you know what color they are?
      Luka: They're blue.

    • Luka: Had to see it for myself. Archie Morris and Greg Pratt. Attendings, huh?

    • Abby: I can't do this. I can't pretend everything's going to be okay. Preemies don't make it out of the OR.
      Maggie: Let it go. Abby, Abby. All the bad things you've seen, let it go.
      Abby: And I can't believe I let myself get talked into this.
      Maggie: Stop it!
      Abby: I spent a month in the NICU, I know how this ends.
      Maggie: Abby! You have a lot of great qualities, but optimism is not one of them.
      (Abby laughs)
      Abby: Whose fault is that?
      Maggie: Yeah. Alright. I did not create a good environment for a child to grow up believing things would work out. But you're not a child any longer. You're the mother now. And that baby down there needs you to believe he's going to be okay.
      Surgeons: Another round of epi! Guys, he's grey. Point 2 of epi. 10 ccs of pav, now!
      Abby: I'm trying! I am really, really trying! I'm trying!

    • (Talking to Morris, who is wearing a suit, purple shirt and tie)
      Frank: Ohhh, what'd you do? Mug a pimp?
      Morris: Yeah. Your dad says "hi."

    • Maggie: I've been through all of this.
      Abby: Have you had a C-section, a hysterectomy, and a premature baby?

    • Frank: Do you want the walls eggshell or white?
      Kerry: Do I look like Martha Stewart? I'm the Chief of Staff, I've got real work to do.

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Morris: If Jerry had ended up in the hands of Barnett or Lockhart, he'd be rapping with Tupac right now.
      This is a reference to rapper Tupac Shakur, who was fatally shot in Las Vegas in 1996. The murder has never been solved.

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