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Season 11 Episode 13

Middleman

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Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Feb 03, 2005 on NBC
8.4
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Pratt treats a young boy with a suspicious gash on his chest, but lets him leave before Wendall clears him. Susan works at getting multiple grants for the ER in order to better her chances at tenure. Kovac and Dubenko disagree on a patient's treatment. Jake switches the remainder of his shifts in an effort to date Abby.moreless

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  • Oh.. not the best

    6.9
    I do not know - there was somehow so much thing going on but.. nothing in the end. I am tired of that Wendall's wining and she really is not a best char. And the game Abby and Jake are playing - I am not buying it either. The only good thing, what saved this episode for me, was that man with romantic name (as he said) and that he said this day is best day of his life. And to see surgent and Kovac yell at each other - it was worth it too.



    And the case with kid - tragic but nothing original or new.moreless
  • Finally a good episode.

    9.5
    i like this episode, because it was intersting and not boring and out of point. The battle between Dubenko and Kovac, is just brilliant, i love the guy who they were attending he felt so important, because 2 doctors were fighter over him, and then when he call the wife of his boss and tell her that he loves her, it was very sweet.



    I love too, how the relation beteween Jake and Abby is growing and how at first she is hard, and seem to not care but at the end of the day, the are sleeping together, io don't like very much the guy, he is ugly and have face og been high, but he is very sweet. And how to forget about the little boy, at the beginning i knew he would come with more serius injuries but never that he was going to die, i at fist i tought it was the big brother and the bullies of his friends, because he have a mean face, but not it was another guys. Poor them.moreless
  • very underrated episode

    9.0
    This episode helped me get into the series again. There were two great story lines and one weaker one, but all in all it was a great episode. I think that the story of the kid beaten to death by bullies shows a lot of things and is very powerful. Unfortunately, it was a little too close to home for me. I believe that the show needs to cover this issue, and this was the most it has. I also enjoyed the story of the man who was shot in a disput with his boss. I think the dispute between Kovac and Dubenko was classic ER, and very memorable. The Abby/Jake story line was a lot weaker, but doesn't take away from the great episode.moreless
Goran Visnjic

Goran Visnjic

Dr. Luka Kovac

Linda Cardellini

Linda Cardellini

Nurse Sam Taggart

Maura Tierney

Maura Tierney

Dr. Abby Lockhart

Mekhi Phifer

Mekhi Phifer

Dr. Greg Pratt

Noah Wyle

Noah Wyle

Dr. John Carter

Parminder Nagra

Parminder Nagra

Dr. Neela Rasgotra

Eddie Jemison

Eddie Jemison

Lysander Martin

Guest Star

Cathryn de Prume

Cathryn de Prume

Andrea Bryson

Guest Star

Femi Emiola

Femi Emiola

Lena

Guest Star

Mädchen Amick

Mädchen Amick

Wendall Meade

Recurring Role

Eion Bailey

Eion Bailey

Jake Scanlon

Recurring Role

Leland Orser

Leland Orser

Dr. Dubenko

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Title: "Middleman"
      The title of the episode comes from what Pratt tells Lysander Martin: "Sucks to be the middleman." It also applies to Pratt himself; he is a resident, between intern and attending, and is trying to find his place.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • (On why residents can't order CT's anymore)
      Pratt: I'm a third-year resident, I've been ordering my own scans since I've been here. What's that about?
      Susan: It's about me making the rules.
      Pratt: Come on that's stupid.
      (To Carter): Come on man, back me up.
      Carter: It's her ER.
      Susan: Sorry Pratt, it sucks to be you.

    • Carter: Look, I'm sorry. Maybe sometimes I'm not the best team player.
      Susan: I was out of line. I just have so many balls in the air, I sorta took it out on you.
      Carter: It was easier being a resident, wasn't it? Attendings made all the tough calls, protected us from all the administrative crap.
      Susan: Didn't seem like that at the time. Students wanna be residents, residents wanna be attendings...
      Carter: ...yeah, and attendings just wanna be left alone.

    • Pratt: Isn't it funny how you can be so completely sure of a diagnosis, then find out you were totally wrong?
      Dubenko: You should write up the case Dr. Pratt.
      Pratt: So, do you think you'll be able to do it laparoscopically, or do you have to go him open?
      Dubenko: Hmmm.. don't know yet. We'll have to run the bowel.
      Pratt: So you think that the bullet may have been bouncing around the abdomen after all.
      Dubenko: You know what? It's possible.
      Pratt: And Dr. Kovac was right?
      Dubenko: Good night Dr. Pratt
      Lysander Martin: Thank you! I think this has been the best day of my life.

    • Luka: If you have a strong gut feeling about something, you have to listen to it.
      Pratt: Come on, you were wrong.
      Luka: We don't know that yet.
      Pratt: Made us look like fools.
      Luka: Is that what you're worried about?
      Pratt: What?
      Luka: Nothing will get a doctor into bigger trouble than the fear of looking stupid. Trust me.

    • Luka: He doesn't get to you?
      Sam: Doctor Hair? I think he's kinda cute.
      Luka: What?!
      Sam: Surgery and ER have these battles in every hospital I've ever worked in. It's not personal. It's, surgeons think they're much better and smarter than everyone else. It's a defense mechanism. To make up for their terrible lifestyle.
      Luka: The guy needs an ex-lap.
      Sam: It's a pissing match, Luka. Let it go. Come on, you're taller and sexier, and you already got the girl.
      Luka: This isn't about ego.
      Sam: Oh, it's not?

    • (to Neela, for getting the shower fixed)
      Ray: I love you.
      Neela: You owe me 80 bucks.

    • Dubenko: (to Pratt) What's this? Medieval torture time in the ER?

    • Abby: Somebody [Pratt} woke-up on the wrong side of the water bed this morning.
      Lewis: Yeah, me.
      Ray: You have a water bed?

    • (in reference to Thomas's death)
      Wendall: Please don't tell me we lose them all the time.

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