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Season 10 Episode 21

Midnight

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Aired Thursday 10:00 PM May 06, 2004 on NBC
8.8
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Carter notices that the baby is not kicking and rushes Kem to the ER. The med students graduate, with a slew of Neela's relatives coming to town for the ceremony. Steve continues his efforts to get Sam back. Pratt refuses to believe that a patient of his is in congestive heart failure. Weaver suggests to Abby that she will match at County, unless she fails her boards. Rachel Greene is in town, ostensibly to look at colleges.moreless

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  • Outstanding and sad.

    9.5
    Carter and Kem lose their baby, devestating. Noah Whyle's acting was superb and outstanding. When John Snr came and hugged a hysterically crying Carter I cried with him. Abby graduates but isn't a doctor 100%, yet. Luka comes to the graduation after Abby asks him not too, a nice gesture. A very, very pregnant Susan Lewis goes too. Steve pushes Luka out of Sam and Alex's life much to Sam's dismay. Cannot wait till Steve leaves, he's a jerk. Absoutely loved Midnight, I think its the best episode of season ten for Carter. A huge tearjerker and I hope Whyle's final season allow him to show more emotion.moreless
  • Graduation day...

    9.3
    It was so emotional, again.. And that is the reason why I love this series - the bittersweet emotion, always something to think about, something that will move you.



    The greatest part of this episode was definitely Kem and Carter - the tragedy that hit them and the way... oh, it really made me cry.. and there was nothing they could have done. The irony - Kem came to states as there would be the best care.. and still, nothing.. still, their baby died.



    And ofcourse.. it was important day for Abby and Neela as they finished medschool. She did it - that what maybe noone thought..moreless
  • The emotions in this episode is why I watch it over and over again.

    10
    This episode has to be the best episode ever in this season. Seeing John and Kem deal with the loss of their baby. He is a doctor and instead of stepping in and questioning everything, he took the "dad" side of it all in. My heart breaks everytime I see this episode and even though I was upset with John for breaking Abby's heart, I think the story of his love for Kem was far greater. Seeing them hold the baby at the end, TEARS were flowing. And Abby dealing with her pending graduation is just as normally chaotic in her life.



    Great episode even though it was 3 years ago !moreless
  • Good bye little Carter.

    9.1
    Even i hate Kem, i couldn't help but being sorry for her, because of the baby, it must have been very painfull.



    I love when Carter's father arrived and Carter only hug him and star crying very touching scene, and like later he said, theres nothig that other people said that would make you fell better.



    I don't like Alex's dad, and Sam is doing the right thing trying to keep him away from Alex, and he just can't come and pretend that everything was ok, and that he is the father and all that stuff with Luka, because i bet Luka now more Alex and Sam that he does.moreless
  • bittersweet

    9.1
    Well, this episode is certainly an emotional roller coaster. It starts with all of the anticipation on Carter and Kem's baby and of Abby, Neela, and Lester graduating from med school. The whole episode turns when Kem realizes that the baby isn't kicking anymore. It turns into one of the most emotional storylines in ER history. I can only imagine it, but that has to be the worst feeling in the world for both parents to be in the hospital with all the new parents, but knowing that your baby has died. Watching them say goodbye to their son is one of the most painful ER scenes to watch ever. One thing that disappointed me about this episode was that there is no mention of Kerry's having lost a baby under similar circumstances, at least not in relation to Carter's situation. The episode then ends with the graduation which is great, you have to be proud for Abby. All in all, this is a great emotional episode.moreless
Alex Kingston

Alex Kingston

Dr. Elizabeth Corday

Goran Visnjic

Goran Visnjic

Dr. Luka Kovac

Laura Innes

Laura Innes

Dr. Kerry Weaver

Linda Cardellini

Linda Cardellini

Nurse Sam Taggart

Maura Tierney

Maura Tierney

Abby Lockhart

Mekhi Phifer

Mekhi Phifer

Dr. Greg Pratt

Jernard Burks

Jernard Burks

Dad in OB

Guest Star

Cynthia Cervini

Cynthia Cervini

OB Nurse

Guest Star

James Earl

James Earl

Elgin Gibbs

Guest Star

Thandie Newton

Thandie Newton

Kem Likasu

Recurring Role

Paul Blackthorne

Paul Blackthorne

Dr. Jeremy Lawson

Recurring Role

Scott Grimes

Scott Grimes

Dr. Archie Morris

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Wardrobe: One of Neela's family members is wearing a 1996-1998 Manchester United FC home jersey. Manchester United FC is a soccer team based in Manchester, England.

    • Goof: While Sam is reminiscing about her early days with Steve, she mentions him picking her up in a Mustang GTO. Ford has produced many a Mustang GT, but never a GTO. Pontiac, on the other hand, built a GTO (Gran Turismo Omologato) from 1964 to 1974.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Carter: Well, why don't we ask George?
      Kem: George?
      Carter: You don't like George?
      Kem: Oh, please!
      Carter: I like George! It's the name of the first president of the United States, the quiet Beatle.
      Kem: The current occupant of the White House!
      Carter: Well, no name is perfect. Hey, George. It's Dad. Uh...say, listen. Would you rather be born on the filthy dirt floor of a primitive mud hut in central Africa or...
      Kem: I do not live in a mud hut.
      Carter: Or in a modern hospital surrounded by the finest doctors and equipment in the world? Kick once for America, twice for the mud hut.
      Kem: I resent your characterization-
      Carter: He's deciding.

    • Kerry: Who's got the geriatric flasher?
      Luka: Mr. Ferguson has dementia.
      Abby: We had him in soft restraints, but he keeps getting loose.
      Kerry: Then use the Posey vest. I don't wanna see his 'Wee Willy Wonka' wagging around here anymore than anyone else does.
      Abby: Alright, I'll go make sure he's okay.
      Kerry: Nail him to the bed if you have to!

    • (About graduation)
      Neela: Abby, any family getting in?
      Abby: No, we're not that close. We're more like survivers of a particulary brutal car-jacking than a family.

    • Luka: What time is your graduation ceremony?
      Abby: Noon... You're not gonna go?
      Luka: I'm off.
      Abby: Noooo. Thanks, but no. It's boring. It's boring! And, I'm not even sure I'm gonna go my self, so.
      Luka: To your own graduation?
      Abby: Yes, well it seems kinda pointless considering the fact that I might not actually get to practice medicine, so I would just rather, you know, no one come...
      Weaver: Abby, you got a minute?
      Abby: Yeah. (To Luka) But thanks.

    • Carter: Kem? They're gonna come down and take us to our new room soon. And when they come, they're gonna take the baby, and we're never gonna see him again... I don't know what the right thing is to say. I don't know what the right thing to do is... It was an accident! It was nothing that you did wrong, it was nothing that we did wrong. It just happened. I love you, and I wanna spend the rest of my life with you. But we have to say goodbye to our son now. I have to help you to do that, and I don't know how to do that. Please help me. Please.

    • Jack: When your brother died, the thing I hated the most was other peoples platitudes. You're out of words. You don't know how you find the strength, but somehow you do. You can have another child... It was an accident, a tragic, unforeseeable accident.
      Carter: The whole thing was an accident.
      Jack: No it wasn't. You love each other. Everybody can see that.
      Carter: I don't know that she'd wanna have another baby with me.
      Jack: Sure she will. Give it some time.

    • Corday: A still born?
      Chen: Yeah, a true knot in the chord.
      Corday: How terrible.
      Chen: Ah, I can't even imagine!
      Corday: I'll try to get up there after rounds.
      Weaver: Poor people. Seven months old?
      Chen: Mm... Almost eight.
      Morris: Yeah, tough break.
      (Chen, Corday and Weaver all look at him)
      Morris: What? I was... I was being sincere!

    • Luka: You graduate tomorrow?
      Abby: Eight short years later, yeah.
      Luka: Got your boards result yet?
      Abby: No.
      Morris: Dr.Kovac, you got a minute?
      Luka: Think they're gonna let you graduate?
      Abby: Well, I can walk, but I don't get my diploma until I pass.
      Morris: You have'nt passed your boards yet?
      Abby: I took them last week.
      Morris: Wow! I had to take mine like six months before my graduation.
      Luka: Morris! What do you need?

    • Neela: I can't believe we are actually graduating tomorrow.
      Pratt: Neither can your future patients. Today, ill prepared students. Tomorrow, baby doctors with the fate of countless helpless victims in your incapable hands.
      Morris: Yeah, they ought to make 'em wear "Caution" signs.
      Pratt: Yeah. "Danger, new doc" in big red letters on your lab coats.
      Abby: Thanks for the pep-talk Greg.
      Pratt: Always happy to lend encouragement to the newbies.
      Neela: Jerk.
      Lester: Bastard.
      Abby: Putz.

    • Pratt: ...its your last chance to learn something before you start screwing up your malpractice premiums.
      Neela: ...wanker.
      Lester: ...turd.
      Abby: ...dick.

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