Season 12 Episode 19

No Place to Hide

Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Apr 27, 2006 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Pratt departs for Africa with attitude to spare but makes contact with harsh reality before the plane lands. Abby senses something is not what is seems when she treats a precocious 12-year-old and her grandmother. A prisoner is brought to the ER with what everyone thinks is a fake case of appendicitis. Morris is dressed, and ready, to impress, but Albright's not. It's time for Kerry to return to work and Clemente doesn't know when it's time to leave.moreless

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  • Help with a song

    I'm trying to find the song that plays towards the end when they are watching the man get beaten to death. I've been trying to find it everywhere anyone know who sings it or what not?

    I loved this episode btw
  • Very important storyline

    I just cannot stop thinking how important storyline they have picked up - Darfur conflict. It is just weird how many people know nothing about the conflict and what's going on and that is the reason why tv shows like this, or artists or other way.. people try to get this heard. And it does work.

    To think to the episode. It was maybe again, a lot of about chars. They have been hunted by their past. I specially loved that little girl and Abby as she felt like she has been on that situation and now it was like look to Abby's life trough the eyes of the child. Great point of view.

    But for mostly - it was Brat in Darfur. The way he learns that this is so far of what he thought and... it is going to be interesting to learn what comes next.moreless
  • frecked me out!!! and then made me teary

    loved where abby helped out the grandmother and granddaughter.

    hated the bit where pratt was in africa and that guy was getting beaten to death and then some person dropped the rock on the guys head..... horrible to watch....and where the driver got kicked in the mouth by the guy on the horses...

    i reackon in all it was a great episode..... cant wait till next week..

    plus seeing kerry walk without the walking stick for the first time was great but sad knowing no one even noticed taht she was walking on her own....moreless
  • Oddly constructed

    Ok, well this episode was certainly...odd...and not so well constructed, seeing as how there were various parts, none of which really fit-in with each-other or were explored to the whole capability. However, I did really enjoy it.

    I thought the Africa parts were actually done really well, so much better than in \'Darfur\', and I can already see just what a life-changing experience it will prove for Pratt. Also, it was funny hearing the \'ER news\' from the perspective of someone who hasn\'t been following it for the last year!

    The Ruthie story-line was cute. I\'m wondering if we\'ll get a \'reminds Abby/Luka of past\' plot every single week until the baby is five! It was nice though, seeing Abby work with her. Although, thinking about serious pregnant Abby now, and what seemed like a new comedic Abby at the start of the season reminds me how much things change in 15 episodes.

    Jane is back!! Which is nice, but I would have thought rather humiliating for Sara (kind of like for Sherry!).

    That small Kerry scene was lovely, Laura really seemed to get across, well, first her fears, but then, just how much she was beaming inside. She just seemed so so happy, I couldn\'t help smiling with her. And it was odd for me, seeing Kerry without a crutch (though I\'m glad they\'re doing it realistically and still having her walk with a slight practised limp). It was also a nice follow-up on the \'how do you see me?\' conversation - nobody else seemed to notice, proving they recognise her as a doctor and not as being disabled.

    Clemente didn\'t annoy me as much as I would have given him potential. I don\'t understand why the police haven\'t acted yet...and don\'t tell me that every police officer out there is corrupt and connected . I feel sorry for the guy, he\'s hardly managing to handle things at all. Hmm...what are the chances of his body being found in 2 episodes time, I wonder?

    I don\'t really see the point of Clemenete, especially as a broken man. As a doctor, ok, he\'s someone who supposedly came in to mix up everyones\' routines, clash with Kovac, follow crazy new procedures purely to show us how saintly Luka is in comparison...Very quickly he was involved in some ridiculous drama with bad cops and drugs and shootings....I just want him to become a normalish doctor again or leave. I can\'t cope with depressed Clemente!

    Morris and Albright, well, it was obvious that was coming! It\'s quite cute too. I\'m worried about chemistry...I\'ll have to see what it seems like next time...

    Didn\'t see much point to the Sam\'s ex story-line, especially how it was supposedly all dramatic at the beginning when he turned up and there was a passive-aggressive Kovac / Steve stand-off, only I had no idea who he was supposed to be (new actor!). I guess this episode may be introducing a few small plots which will grow bigger. It\'s kind of annoying though. I want Sam to get some story-lines which don\'t involve her awkward family situation for once! What happened to the odd old man?

  • Couldn't keep my eyes off the TV!

    I never tought I'd say it, but I loved an "Africa episode". It really got your attention, and different from "Darfur" the writers knew how to mix the County and Darfur parts.

    Starting by County, and by Kerry Weaver. I was so happy to see her again, and it was a shock to actually see her without that crutch. Dr. Weaver was never Dr. Weaver without that limp! But she looked so confident and strong walking without the crutch I couldn't help feeling happy for her. Nobody noticed the difference. Not even Jerry or Chuny, who've been there forever. And that was the beauty of her only scene, she's Dr. Weaver in every way.

    Sam is so great these days (her problem was definatly Luka). You could see she didn't believe Steve was really in pain, and yet she was worried when he had bigger problems. I liked Neela worrying about him as any other patient (it showed how good a doctor she is).

    Clemente needs help and another show. I always liked him, but now he's just SO boring. The whole Jodie thing was left behind, suposably she's fine now, but no one ever saw her again! There were too many scenes of Vic's madness in this episode, which got boring.

    Abby with the little girl and her grandma was so sweet. Was twelve-year-old Abby like that girl, responsable and caring towards her bipolar mother? Or was Abby touched because she wanted to have been just like that little girl? I kind of prefer the second one. This was a case for a doctor who feels, like Abby, and not one who (almost) always thinks straight, like Luka, and it was great that they showed this.


    Luka's episodes in Africa were so blah. Carter's episodes in Africa were/are even worse (it makes me sad to see how boring Carter has become). But now they sent Pratt, who I never gave much credit for, to Darfur, and I have to admit it was great.

    Pratt was, as always, arrogant. But then he saw the situation in Darfur. Of course everybody's shocked to see that, but you could see in his eyes Pratt would never be the same again. He could feel pain in the air, and was able to show this to us, in a way neither Carter nor Luka ever did. Pratt couldn't understand half of it, why he could't treat raped women or why he had to sit down and watch while a man of the Janjaweed was tortured. I can't wait for him to understand.moreless
Goran Visnjic

Goran Visnjic

Dr. Luka Kovac

Laura Innes

Laura Innes

Dr. Kerry Weaver

Linda Cardellini

Linda Cardellini

Nurse Sam Taggart

Mekhi Phifer

Mekhi Phifer

Dr. Greg Pratt

Shane West

Shane West

Dr. Ray Barnett

Scott Grimes

Scott Grimes

Dr. Archie Morris

Noah Wyle

Noah Wyle

Dr. John Carter

Guest Star

Diane Ladd

Diane Ladd


Guest Star

Eamonn Walker

Eamonn Walker

Dr. Stephen Dakarai

Guest Star

Mary McCormack

Mary McCormack


Recurring Role

John Leguizamo

John Leguizamo

Dr. Victor Clemente

Recurring Role

Garret Dillahunt

Garret Dillahunt

Steve Curtis

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Jane: Oh, ok, so you don't want me to hold your coat?
      Morris: (confidentially)Had a little talk to myself this afternoon. I said, "Archie, you are Doctor Archie Morris! You don't need no stinking Prada suit!"
      Haleh: What'd you spill.
      Morris: (in a small voice) Coffee.

    • Jane: It's always been my dream to hold Doctor Archie's coat!

    • Clemente: (to Pratt) Have fun in the motherland!

    • Physical therapist: Okay! You did it.
      Kerry: I can't believe I'm done.
      Physical therapist: Happy graduation day! Looking forward to getting back to work?
      Kerry: I've been back for about a week, trying to keep up with my paperwork.
      Physical therapist: Wow! (giving the crutch to Kerry) Here's one thing you don't need to keep up anymore.
      Kerry: Thanks for everything.

    • Carter: So tell me the news. What's the news from County?
      Pratt: Ah, well.. Susan Lewis left. She took a job over in Iowa city.
      Carter: Yeah, I talked to her. She thinks she got kinda screwed.
      Pratt: She did. So now we got this guy named Clemente, he's the new attending. Frank calls him Dr. Schizo. He's really not a bad guy, he's just a little nutty.
      Carter: And the R2's?
      Pratt: Well, we're still keeping our fingers crossed that they don't kill anybody.
      Carter: Even Abby?
      Pratt: Abby's always ahead of the rest. You know, her and Kovac are back together again.
      Carter: Really?
      Pratt: (laughs) Yeah, and they're about to have a baby.
      Carter: Wow, that's news! It's great news. I'm happy for them. Yeah, I'm gonna have to send them something.
      Pratt: From here? Good luck with that.

    • Jerry: Dr. Pratt dropped this off for you before he took off to the airport.
      (hands her a note and a pair of earrings)
      Pratt: (in the note) Olivia, thought you might need these. Can we talk after Africa? Love, Greg.
      Olivia: They're lovely. Too bad they're not mine.

    • Abby: The thing is, yes it's gonna get harder and harder, but that doesn't mean that right now they're not better off together.
      Luka: Like you were better off with your mother? (Abby gives him a look) Sorry.

    • Morris: I discovered she's been on lithium for a year.
      Albright: Oh, and that changes everything?
      Patient: Not quite everything, but...

    • Abby: (to Luka) Look, I know in Croatia you grew up like "Ozzie and Harriet." And I'm sorry you probably don't even know what "Ozzie & Harriet" is.

  • NOTES (3)


    • Abby (to Luka): Look, I know in Croatia you grew up like Ozzie and Harriet.
      This is a reference to the ABC series The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. It aired from 1952-1966, and was one of several shows at the time that centered around the traditional model American family of the fifties; a breadwinner dad, a housewife mom, and two squeaky-clean kids.