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Season 13 Episode 6

Heart of the Matter

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Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Nov 02, 2006 on NBC
8.6
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168 votes
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Luka gets some important news, and at the end of the day, an unexpected visitor. A collision between a motorcycle and a car brings critical patients to the ER. Luka and Ray treat the motorcycle rider, and discover a condition his wife wants kept secret. Abby and Neela work on the driver of the car, but his surgery doesn’t go well and his wife soon has troubles of her own. Pratt has a new lady in his life, and a new roommate, while Gates has a different kind of girl-trouble. The women of the ER take some time for stress relief.moreless

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  • Bad day for some, good for others.

    8.5
    So, Luka's verdict is on the way and he is no eager to go there, but it all goes well for him and this is now the point that we could feel sorry for that man and when he comes to talk to Luka and tells all thing about his marriage and that email.. it really moves and even Luka feels that.



    The other major storyline is about Neela and her bad day. First she does not follow the rules and talks herself to be in operation room. Then the patient dies, Dubenko is angry about him and patience wife after hearing the news, dies too. Crappy day, I agree. And then Abby makes her to make a move to Gates and that does not go well too.moreless
  • Great acting of Forrest Whitaker & Goran Visnjic. They are excellent together.

    10
    For me the most memorable scene in this episode was the one when Luka was talking to Curtis Ames on the bridge. It was a very important moment for both of these charachters, I think. They were trying to open up to each other a bit more and explain to each other what hadn't been possible to say in the court room. Sadly, the moment was cut short by Luka's having to return to work. It would have been better for them both to have talked some more. Ideally, Curtis Ames could have come with Luka to work and follow him around on a shift to see for himself what it's like in the ER. In that way Ames could have understood Luka's situation better.moreless
  • Luka receives good news after the judge declears the winner.

    9.0
    Good epiosde. I am so glad Luka won because he deserved to win and I think would be dump if he didn't then went to jail and the show needs him because he is one of the main characters. I don't know why everyone is so mean to Neela just because she trys to help. Pratt has to yet his brother move in while his girlfriend is there and she doesn't mind. She could like him! During girls night out Neela gets drunk and she admits she likes Gates. He is hot. That Ames guy is so annoying and thinks he is the best.moreless
  • The veredict - ok, I knew Luka was to be declared innocent of the accusation, but was curious to see how he would take the news.

    9.5
    Good the prep talking from Kerry - seems she has changed - meaning, more human, more soft. I liked also the way Luka talked to Ames after the veredict - at the hospital and out of the hospital later. The impression I had is that Luka feels really sorry about what happened, but nothing could have been different. And it seems that Ames was touched by Luka's consideration... But I know this is not true... So we are kind of mislead by the last scene of the episode... Anyway, where was baby Joe? Not a word about him. And good chat between Abby and Luka about the movies festival... Goran and Maura are great together.... Now I am really envy....moreless
  • A good episode with many great moments.

    9.0
    This was a very good episode, focusing on both the doctors and the patients, which is always nice to see.



    Neela was really great. In my opinion, for the first time this season. That girl sure knows what to do. It wasn't her normal I'm-such-a-nice-girl way to act, but it was great to see Surgery's changing her. She so badly wants to operate, but she was amazing in the ER, doing everything to save the woman who had just lost her husband and was about to leave her daughter all alone. Go Neela! I just ignored her dream about Gates, totally unnecessary.



    I'm glad Luka was not blamed for Ames' disability, Luka has enough problems already. Man, Ames is boring. Even tough, I liked their conversation at the end. Luka's still the same, a little bit defensive, but he's stronger too. His storyline with the cancer patient whose wife doesn't want him to be told about his condition was really great. I loved the way Luka dealt with that.



    Morris was so funny, the poor guy just want attention on TV. And Kerry rocked, as always. Is the TV lady her next love? She sure needs someone, it's been years now that Sandy died. The girls' night out was fun, I missed that about ER. Sure, it was a little too out there, since I can actually feel the disconfort between Abby and Sam, and Hope's new, and Neela's still depressed, but it was nice. Kinda reminded me of Elizabeth, Anna and Carol's night outs. Not the best, but still very good. =)moreless
Goran Visnjic

Goran Visnjic

Dr. Luka Kovac

Laura Innes

Laura Innes

Dr. Kerry Weaver

Linda Cardellini

Linda Cardellini

Nurse Sam Taggart

Mekhi Phifer

Mekhi Phifer

Dr. Greg Pratt

Scott Grimes

Scott Grimes

Dr. Archie Morris

Shane West

Shane West

Dr. Ray Barnett

Michael J. London

Michael J. London

Judge Lahn

Guest Star

Gilbert Glenn Brown

Gilbert Glenn Brown

Lou Smith

Guest Star

Sal Viscuso

Sal Viscuso

Mr. Weller

Guest Star

Forest Whitaker

Forest Whitaker

Curtis Ames

Recurring Role

Laura Cerón

Laura Cerón

Chuny

Recurring Role

Troy Evans

Troy Evans

Frank

Recurring Role

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