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Season 6 Episode 7

Humpty Dumpty

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Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Nov 18, 1999 on NBC
8.7
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Greene searches for his father, who is supposed to have arrived from San Diego earlier in the day. Corday crosses ethical lines to save the life of a rapist while Kovac and Weaver work feverishly to save the woman he raped. Lucy regrets letting a choir director leave the hospital. Cleo treats an alcoholic teenager. Dr. Lawrence saves a life before departing to live with his son. Weaver hires Kovac as the ER's new attending. Carol visits Meg, who has now had her son and is preparing to go to jail.moreless

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  • Struggle for life...

    8.6
    The episode really worked with the contrasts and dilemmas it offered. First Cordey who threatens patient to tell where his victim is or she won't save him. That story,I think, will somehow continue, if the man survives. But then she comes in with the patient and does everything she can to save him.



    On the same time his victim, young woman, is also brought in. She is badly wounded and on the other trauma room Kovac and Weaver do everything they can, but she still dies. No justice in this world.



    We also see the aftermath of Dr. Lawrence storyline. He tries to put things together and work out a way for himself. And somehow he has to get over his pride - and it seems he does. He is just so smart and somehow irreplaceableness as it is seen when Carter does not know what to do. beautiful episode.moreless
  • Two fathers and two sons are in the spot light in this episode. One father leaves to be with his son and one father comes to be with his son. Well done!moreless

    9.2
    Thanksgiving is coming...so are twins...so is Dr Greene's father. Now that Mark's mother has passed, Mark's father needs him. Just as another father needs his son. Dr. Lawrence leaves the hospital and into his son's life. David Greene comes to the hospital and into his son's life.



    Carol is making it through...day by day. Everyone is the audience can feel her pain. We all are glad that she had the support of her co-workers. Even Dr. Corday is good hearted and generous with Mark's time. She understands that Mark needs to be ther for Carol since Doug is somewhere in the northwest....moreless
  • Mark has his father coming to visit and sees things from a different perspective through talking with Gabe. It is a clever use of parallels. Elizabeth uses her power over his life to force a criminal to reveal the whereabouts of his victim.moreless

    9.2
    We see Dr Lawrence undergoing tests to enter a drugtesting programme at County. He talks with Mark Greene about the future. Mark has called his son and urges Gabe to accept his son’s help, if it is offered. Through this you can imagine Mark’s thoughts about his own father, who is coming to stay for Thanksgiving. The links are subtle, but the message is clear.

    Luka returns and has to deal with a sensitive case with Kerry. At the end of the shift she offers him a full time position, which he accepts.

    Carol is increasingly immobile, and knows it is time to rest, but is reluctant to stop working.

    Dr Lawrence helps Carter by identifying a patient has strychnine poisoning, showing he still has great skills, even though his life as a doctor is over. Kerry’s facial expressions at losing her mentor and friend are very moving. In fact this series of episodes with Gabe have shown that there is a vulnerable side to her and that whilst she wanted to protect him because he was her hire, she also cared deeply for the person and did not want to lose him. That contrasts strongly with the way that she has let Jeanie go without any leaving do etc.

    Corday attends a roadside crash and withholds treatment to force a criminal to reveal where he has left the woman he abducted. She repeatedly saves his life through the episode, even though her personal feelings wish him dead. The woman is found, but dies in the ER – Luka and Kerry’s sensitive case.

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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

Julianna Margulies

Julianna Margulies

Nurse Carol Hathaway

Rosalind Chao

Rosalind Chao

Dr. Chao

Guest Star

Carl Gordon

Carl Gordon

Mr. Owens

Guest Star

Roxanne Hart

Roxanne Hart

Mrs. Kottmeier

Guest Star

Alan Alda

Alan Alda

Dr. Gabe Lawrence

Recurring Role

Yvette Freeman

Yvette Freeman

Haleh

Recurring Role

Conni Marie Brazelton

Conni Marie Brazelton

Conni

Recurring Role

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