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Season 10 Episode 9

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Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Dec 04, 2003 on NBC

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  • Trivia

    • Goof: In the Season 8 "Secrets and Lies" we learn that Gallant has a twin sister named Susan and that she has cerebral palsy. In this episode, however, her name is Valerie and she has multiple sclerosis.

  • Quotes

    • Abby: (to Neela) You got pissed off at Kovac and Lewis?
      Neela: I didn't mean to.
      Gallant: Oh. So what'd they do?
      Neela: They just looked at me like they couldn't believe it. Like, "You? You're not supposed to get angry."
      Pratt: What's happening to our little girl?
      Neela: Yes, that's how it always is. Except there's different versions of it, isn't there?
      Pratt: What's she talking about?
      Abby: I have no idea, but she's on a roll.
      Neela: (explaining) "Oh, she's a sweet Indian girl. Poor thing. Probably grew up begging for scraps in Calcutta."
      Gallant: You mean you didn't?
      Neela: I've never even been to Calcutta! Or "She's the well-educated British girl: proper, soft-spoken, and docile."
      Pratt: With a very good vocabulary.
      Neela: I'm not any of those things! I'm not Indian, I'm not British, I'm not American.
      Pratt: So what the hell are you?
      Neela: Yeah, well. That's the question, isn't it? (turns to Abby) Do you ever feel like you don't know who the hell you are?
      Abby: No, but I'm very well-adjusted.

    • Frank: Forty-two inch plasma screen? Why would you get rid of that?
      Luka: Well, the Congo isn't exactly HD ready.

    • Lewis: If the kid took the finger, we need to know where it is.
      (Sam pauses and sighs)
      Sam: He won't tell me.
      (Luka leans down to Alex)
      Luka: Alex?
      Alex: In the refrigerator, in the lounge.
      Sam: What?!
      Alex: I put it in there because I know it needs to stay cold.
      Lewis: In the fridge or the freezer?
      Alex: Fridge, behind the juice.
      Sam: You give it up to him just like that? After stonewalling me?
      Alex: Well, he asked nicer.

    • Luka: No school today?
      Alex: It starts late.
      Luka: Why's that?
      Alex: Because the teachers need to talk about us.

    • Weaver: (to Corday, about Romano) He'll be missed, whether we realize it or not.

    • Luka: I'm sorry about the splint.
      Sam: Look, I appreciate you trying to be his friend. I just don't want things to get weird. You're a good guy, I'm sure, but you don't know crap about raising kids, so thanks for the help, but no thanks. I got it covered.
      Luka: (nodding) Okay.

    • Luka: You sent that man up for a pulmonary angiogram?
      Neela: Dr. Lewis wanted to be sure before heparinising.
      Luka: What's your opinion?
      Neela: I'm not sure my opinion matters.
      Sam: Luka, you got a minute?
      Luka: (to Neela) If you don't think it matters, then it doesn't.

    • Sam: Dr. Kovac! Tell me you did not put a splint on my kid's arm.
      Luka: I'm sorry, but we're busy trying to find a man's finger right now.
      Sam: Yeah, and the reason it's missing is because instead of studying here like I told him, he's off with you playing doctor.
      Frank: What?!
      Sam: Not like that.

    • Alex: So... you going back to Africa?
      Luka: Yep.
      Alex: For how long?
      Luka: Not sure.
      Alex: Is it vacation?
      Luka: No, it's work.
      Alex: What kind of work?
      Luka: Like I do here.
      Alex: Isn't it really gross? Aren't there like, a lot of sick people there?
      Luka: That's why they need doctors.
      Alex: You went there before?
      Luka: A few months ago.
      Alex: Did you ever seen a lion? (Luka shakes his head) How about a hyena? (Luka laughs) Sounds like Africa kinda sucks.

    • Pratt: What's up with Shorty's wrist?
      Alex: My mom twisted it when she was drunk.
      Luka: Lounge! Go!

    • Pratt: Need you to sign off a dispo.
      Luka: I thought you weren't presenting to me.
      Pratt: I got over it.

    • Alex: I have wresting in gym class today. I hate wrestling.
      Frank: I never much cared for gym class myself.
      Alex: What a shocker.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • At Dr. Romano's memorial there is a model of the Saturn V rocket (popularly known as the Moon Rocket), a multistage liquid-fuel expendable rocket used by NASA's Apollo and Skylab programs. This is an oblique reference to Paul McCrane's role in the HBO mini-series From the Earth to the Moon, a twelve part program that tells the story of the U.S. space program from its beginnings in 1961 to the final moon mission in 1972. McCrane portrayed astronaut Pete Conrad in part seven of the series, "That's All There Is."

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