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Season 8 Episode 4

Never Say Never

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Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Oct 18, 2001 on NBC
8.5
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Susan Lewis arrives in Chicago to interview around town and have lunch with Mark. She gets reacquainted with the nurses and Carter, meets Elizabeth, and is later offered an attending position by Mark. Weaver and Chen clash over a risk management meeting, and ultimately, Chen quits. Mark and Elizabeth treat a six-year-old Edwards Syndrome patient whose parents abandon him while he is in surgery. When Benton becomes stuck in surgery he must resort to calling Roger to pick up Reese.moreless

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  • When did Carry became everyone's enemy?

    7.8
    This episode - it was very informing and taking deeper look into many chars.



    Mainly it was Weaver and Chen. Weaver is so... bossy, and on bad mood all the time, hostile and unfriendly. And then there is no reason to wonder why everyone is not friendly with her. I mos say on those times when Lewis where there first, she was much more friendlier. Jeanie and Carol.. and it looked that with Chen too but as it comes out this episode - she is out to protect herself. After little thinking and the end scene I think I might start to understand her. From long time she has carried a secret she is ashamed and cannot share with everyone. She is creating that hostile surrounding herself as she thinks they are her enemies. That could be behind it.



    And Chen... She thought that Weaver was trying to help her and first I think, it was about that but when Weaver felt that she is in danger, she panic. And Chen - the words she said at the roof - to be sure it is worth all the sacrifices they are going to make. Such a great thought thinking back for all what they have gone trough. And say that to Carter - the stabbing, Lucy, the addiction and his friend when he was still on medschool.. and there plenty of other things...



    Very thought provoking episode.moreless
  • Many good point but some bits let it down..

    8.2
    The return of susan was good to see , i did find it a bit akward though when she was knocking on the window of the trauma room like geese lady can't you see he's kinda busy..

    I also enjoyed the scene where the waitress came in to get her hand checked by Luka and abby was taking the mick that made me lauf .!



    Oh and then the scenes with the kid i think "john-thomas" oh such a spoilt brat but to see abby and luka smiling was great and then for him to tell her she was pretty soo sweet..

    Luka: I think he's going to Toys R'Us.

    Abby: Oh yeah. (laughs) What?

    Luka: I have'nt seen you smile for a while. Forgot how pretty you were.

    Abby: Thank you... (he leaves) ... I guess



    The downfall of this episode is weaver i had forgotten how much i hated her in the earlier seasons going to the meeting to save her own ass was pathetic , but i don't blame her for firing malucci.



    The storyline with elizabeth treating the six year old edwards syndrome patient was really touching i felt so sorry for the little boy after his parents had abandoned him.!moreless
  • good and Bad

    9.1
    The stories were great, especially the little boy being abandoned, and the father killing himself so his family could have insurance mony, but it haled the departure of two of my favorite charecters, and the Malluchhi departure was not one of there better write outs, and of course on the positive side the return of Susan, overall tho a good show
  • Lewis returns, Chen quits, Malucci's firing stands.

    6.8
    It was nice to see Sherry Stringfield return, as she was one of my favorites from the first few seasons. This episode reminds me, however, of why I hate Weaver. The first is how she attends the meeting with Romano, Chen, and risk management purely to save her own ass and then matter of factly tells Chen about risk managements decision with no compassion whatsoever. I think they could have done more with Erik Palladino's final scene though, as Weaver was in the lounge as Malucci cleaned out his locker.moreless
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

Laura Innes

Laura Innes

Dr. Kerry Weaver

Mary-Pat Green

Mary-Pat Green

Ms. McDuffy

Guest Star

Don Harvey

Don Harvey

Mr. Schudy

Guest Star

David Hewlett

David Hewlett

Mr. Warshaw

Guest Star

Ellen Crawford

Ellen Crawford

Lydia

Recurring Role

Conni Marie Brazelton

Conni Marie Brazelton

Conni

Recurring Role

Laura Cerón

Laura Cerón

Chuny

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (11)

    • (as Frank is escorting a gentleman in a bathrobe out of the ER)
      Frank: We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.
      Patient: This is a County hospital.
      Frank: Then let me know when you start paying taxes and wearing clothes.

    • (telling Susan that Jing-Mei is Chief Resident)
      Carter: Jing-My.... Jing-Myna.. Jing.... Frank, what is it again?
      Frank: I don't know what she calls herself!

    • Carter: Dr.Lewis! What are you doing here?
      Susan: Susan, Carter.
      Carter: Right. Susan! Hey
      Susan: Hi! (they hug) Well, would you belive I'm looking for work?
      Carter: In Chicago?
      Susan: Yeah. Never say never.

    • (about Carol)
      Susan: So she just got on a plane?
      Conni: Sent for the twins the next day. Haven't seen her since.
      Haleh: Dr. Kovac didn't know what happened.
      Susan: Dr. Kovac?
      Lydia: A tall, hunky guy. Dark hair. You can't miss him.
      Haleh: And you don't want to.

    • Abby: Have you still not forgiven me?
      Luka: My angelfish died.
      Abby: I'll buy you another one.
      Luka: There were two of them.
      Abby: I'll buy you three.

    • John Thomas: Let go of me!
      Mrs.Frum: Sit still, John Thomas. Let the doctors look at your head.
      John Thomas: It hurts!
      Abby: I know. We're gonna make it feel better.
      John Thomas: No!!!
      Luka: John, we're gonna give you a shot, so your head will stop hurting, o.k?
      John Thomas: My name's John Thomas, and I don't want a shot!
      Mrs.Frum: This is why daddy told you not to climb on the boat.
      John Thomas: I wasn't climbing!
      Abby: It's just gonna be a small pinch.
      John Thomas: I don't want a small pinch!!!
      Mrs.Frum: If you stop crying I'll take you to McDonald's.
      John Thomas: I don't want McDonald's! I wanna go to Toys R'Us!!!
      Mrs.Frum: McDonald's!
      John Thomas: Toys R'Us! Ow!!!
      Luka: Hold still. (gives him the shot) Almost finished.
      Mrs.Frum: Stop it John Thomas, or I'm gonna tell daddy you were climbing on his boat.
      John Thomas: I'll tell Grandma you're playing with daddy's penis Ow! (runs out, screaming hysterically with his mother running after him)
      Luka: I think he's going to Toys R'Us.
      Abby: Oh yeah. (laughs) What?
      Luka: I haven't seen you smile for a while. Forgot how pretty you were.
      Abby: Thank you... (he leaves) ... I guess.

    • Chen: (to Carter) Promise me, John, whatever sacrifice you make for this place, make sure it's worth it.

    • Flasher: I bet I know what you came here for! (opens overcoat)
      Lewis: Is that it?

    • (Susan Lewis has returned after being away for several years)
      Lewis: Wow, you look ... different.
      Carter: Yeah? You look, uh, the same.

    • Susan: Either she [Corday] doesn't like me, or she's mad at you.
      Greene: Nope, she's just focused.

    • Susan: (upon seeing Weaver) She's still here?
      Haleh: Worse--she's in charge!

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