ER

Season 15 Episode 1

Life After Death

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Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Sep 25, 2008 on NBC
9.2
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Season Premiere: The 15th and final season of ER begins with the devastating repercussions of the ambulance explosion. As Morris and Neela do everything they can to save a wounded colleague, Abby treats a young girl injured during the blast.

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  • Excellent!!!

    10
    It was aired last night here in Argentina. I knew that something bad was going to happen to Greg or Sam, but not that somebody was going to die.



    It was a great episode. I started crying at the middle and couldn´t stop til the end. At first it all seemed right, Prat was talking and even giving orders, but everything started to failed.



    When Abby entered the room and he was crying OMG, that was amazing, and everybody watching as he was taken to the OR, they all stopped what they were doing just to see that moment.



    I compaired to the lost of Dr. Green, Lucy and Michael. I don`t know was going to happen next, but I hope they don´t kill anymore doctors.



    Great episode again!!!!!!moreless
  • I think this episode was 'Painful to watch' in a couple of different ways. It was devastating to lose a long standing character like Greg Pratt, but in doing it they poured on syrup by the bucketload.moreless

    8.0
    I was expecting this episode to be a lot better to be honest. I kept waiting for the emotions to kick in and they never really did. The only bit where I found myself close to tearing up was when Greg was coughing up blood and the tears were rolling down his cheeks. Apart from this I think the episode was over the top and lacking the subtlety that we are used to from ER.



    The episode felt very thin as there was not a lot else going on. There was also not enough of a connection displayed between Greg and the other characters (apart from Morris). When Mark Greene died for example you really saw how it affected the others. Think of Elizabeth, and Carter reading 'the letter'. The best parts where when Pratt was actually awake as when he wasn't, the story was relying soley on the reactions of the others and they weren't really good enough. I was looking round thinking - well how much of a connection did he really have with Sam, Brenner, Gates, Dubenko... I think if Luka had actually been in this episode it might have been better, because he was one of the more long standing characters who had a deeper relationship with Pratt.



    The music was way too heavy handed and I thought when they brought the picture in at the end it was just too sickly. Not to mention the engagement ring and the 'job offer'. Very un-ER.



    The episode didn't utilise the seven years of memories well enough to evoke the emotions and make this a true classic. It's sad that he's gone but it's a shame he couldn't have been given a better send off.moreless
  • Amazing!

    10
    This episode of ER picks up seconds after the ambulance exploding in the previous season. We soon see that Sam was not in the ambulance; therefore Pratt must have been in it. We see that Abby is ok, but injured. At first Pratt seems ok, but then they see he was an open fracture on his leg and he starts coughing up blood. Abby has a broken wrist. We learn that there is nothing wrong with Pratt's leg as the bone poking out isn't his. Greg gets worse and as he keeps bleeding from his mouth he starts to cry. They carry out CPR on him. Someone comes down and declares that Pratt's brain has stopped working. But they decide to wait it out and check it again in 4 hours. We learn that Greg carried a donor organ card and Gates asks his brother if that's ok. He says he isn't dead yet. Sam tries to get hold of Greg's girlfriend but she can't. The 4 hours pass and Greg is declared brain dead. As they wheel him through the ER everyone stops. Greg is taking upstairs so they he can donate his organs, to save others. We then jump to one week later. We see most o the ER team returning to work after the funeral. Tina comes in and gives a beautiful speech which made me cry. Morris tells Tina that Greg was going to propose to her and he has the ring which he gives to her. We learn that Greg was going to be offered the job of Chief of the ER. After work everyone from the ER goes to a bar to celebrate Greg and all the good times they had with him. We learn that Greg's organs helped to save 3 people.moreless
  • A sad episode for the ending of a doctors actor

    9.0
    I was never expecting to see the end of docotor prat this way. His caracter evolved for the last years to be one of the importants actor for the ER series. In this episode he dies even for the efor of his collegues to save him. It was a great episode, the way it was directed and the emotion that the other actor geve to his death and deliver to us. Will see if the writers and directos finally agree on bringing back carter or even Benton, or COrday. This seasson will be great fot what i can see so far.moreless
  • This episode was a total tearjerker.

    9.5
    This episode made me kind of upset that they decided to kill off Dr.Pratt when in my mind i believe that Dr.Kovach would have been a better choice. Dont get me wrong i really think Kovach is a great charactor but he is never on the show anymore he is just mentioned hear and there and if we are lucky he might even appear in a n episode. I think that this is a very sad episode and i really like the show but and i thought that this was a excelant episode but i think that they really screwed some things up i do believe that this show could have been better and they could have picked a different person to kill off i mean for there last season they should keep all the charactors that are currently on here and get rid of the charactors that are rarly on here anymore like Dr.Kovach. Sorry if i sm crud.moreless
Mekhi Phifer

Mekhi Phifer

Dr. Gregory Pratt

Parminder Nagra

Parminder Nagra

Dr. Neela Rasgotra

John Stamos

John Stamos

Dr. Tony Gates

Linda Cardellini

Linda Cardellini

Nurse Samantha Taggert

Scott Grimes

Scott Grimes

Dr. Archie Morris

David Lyons

David Lyons

Dr. Simon Brenner

Charlotte Rae

Charlotte Rae

Mrs. Gaines

Guest Star

Tony Hale (I)

Tony Hale (I)

Norman Chapman

Guest Star

Marisol Ramirez

Marisol Ramirez

Mrs. Escalante

Guest Star

Sam Jones III

Sam Jones III

Chaz Pratt

Recurring Role

Leland Orser

Leland Orser

Dr. Lucien Dubenko

Recurring Role

Gina Ravera

Gina Ravera

Dr. Bettina DeJesus

Recurring Role

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