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Season 12 Episode 16

Out on a Limb

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Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Mar 16, 2006 on NBC
8.4
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Armand Assante guest stars as a patient who makes Sam an offer she might not be able to refuse. Luka must calm Abby's baby-related fears after an incident at the hospital places everyone at risk. Kerry makes a difficult choice, and Neela joins a support group.

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  • Usual day in ER...

    7.7
    Oh, after I have taken long break from ER, it was quite enjoyable to see the episode - the whole atmosphere, the whole thing going on. So, I could say I have positive feelings and emotions but thinking back more, I have to say - it was nothing too special. It was the whole same thing, seen so many times. It is every time little different but somehow - it is constantly repeating itself.



    To not think on the major way it was going, this episode had many pearls. Weaver and her talk about what she will give up with the operation - it will make her walk without cane. That has always been part of her life and the way others see it as a mistake... for her.. it is natural. I have felt the same way with many things about me - what are so me, but others think that it should be other way. So, it was very sympathizing and great part of the episode.



    Also Neela and that club - the way she saw the things and others. A different point of view and worth it all.moreless
  • Made me think!

    9.2
    I really enjoyed this episode for a number of reasons. I was looking forward to Luka and Abby, but then I always do, and I wasn’t disappointed there. They are slowly getting closer and closer and are now sharing things. Surely it’s only a matter of time before one of them says those three little words? The scene in the ambulance bay was sweet, with Abby begging to be allowed to worry and Luka offering to worry along with her. I love the chemistry between these two.



    Poor Neela and her biohazard cookies! She was obviously upset to be told they were so awful, but thank goodness she found out before taking them along to the army spouses meeting. She had a bad enough time there as it was without poisoning them all.



    Glad Pratt realised (with a little prompting from Neela) that he needed to own up to what he’d done for his friend. Luka handled the situation well; I think his carefully controlled anger was probably far more effective than shouting and ranting at Pratt would have been. I think Pratt is going to be in for a bit of a shock when he arrives in Africa. (I’d just like to add that Luka can discipline me anytime – he’s HOT when he’s angry!)



    The storyline that really made me think was Kerry Weavers decision whether or not to have the surgery on her hip. At first I couldn’t see why she was putting it off, thinking that if she was in pain she would just want it fixed, but of course it is more complicated than that to her. She has never known life any different, has always been disabled and can’t imagine how her life will change or how she will define herself without her disability. Although the exact opposite, she was going through the same range of emotions that an able bodied person must go through if they become disabled. Thank you for making me think about her situation in a bit more depth.

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  • Not the best, but still amazing. Season 12 rlz!

    8.8
    This was not the season's best, but after 'Darfur' anything would be great =)



    I was very surprised at the whole Kerry-Abby friendship. I never imagined they were so close. But it was so beautiful that Kerry wanted Abby & Luka as little Henry's guardians, it showed how much she has changed over eleven years. I also can't imagine ER without Dr. Weaver's crutch. Although it was very sad to see Kerry's pain about leaving this bis part of her behind, I kept imagining Carter, Susan, Doug, Carol, Elizabeth, Romano, Mark, Malucci, Benton and everyone seeing her without it.



    Finally they gave poor Linda Cardellini a storyline. Now that Sam and Luka have broken up and Luka's having a baby with Abby, I can like Sam again. I think it'll be a big change for her and the show, and it can be pretty great. Linda Cardellini's a great actress and she did a good job on this episode.



    Neela was, as always, surprising. I did not see that little speech about how awful the Iraq War is and american's "pseudopatriotism" (her words, not mine) coming. She just said what many, many people around the world think. Maybe not in the US, but certainly everywhere else in the world.



    I missed Luka and Abby together, but the episode was good anyway. It showed how ER works without its main characters appearing all the time. A big change from the last two seasons, where without Carter ER was nothing. Way to go, writers! =)moreless
  • I thought it was just okay, not my favorite this season. I think Kerry's story was well overdue and I'm glad they did it, but I'm still waiting for the writers to delve more into Abby's pregnancy.moreless

    8.6
    I think it was important to Abby's overall development that Kerry asked her to be Henry's guardian, but I was a little surprised. Didn't realize they were that close. I was really hoping for more about Luka & Abby. It seems like they're skipping right over all the pivotal things about Abby's pregnancy that we all want to see. She obviously had a photo of her sonogram, but we didn't get to see her and Luka at the doctor's office, experiencing this together? Actually, we haven't seen any of Abby's ob-gyn visits. Understand that this is a medical ER drama, however it's also character driven and I wish they'd give us more of this engaging couple!moreless
  • Fantastic! Things are definitely gonna change now!

    9.4
    I can't imagine ER without Kerry's crutch... Its gonna have a massive impact on the whole place! Its been there for as long as I can remember, and has been her weapon of choice various times against the rabble in the hospital. I can't wait for next week... :P. Classic ER!
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

Dr. Abby Lockhart

Mekhi Phifer

Mekhi Phifer

Dr. Greg Pratt

Parminder Nagra

Parminder Nagra

Dr. Neela Rasgotra

Armand Assante

Armand Assante

Richard Elliott

Guest Star

Jacob Urrutia

Jacob Urrutia

Jose Rodriguez

Guest Star

Lori Alexander

Lori Alexander

Amy

Guest Star

Laura Cerón

Laura Cerón

Chuny

Recurring Role

Lily Mariye

Lily Mariye

Lily

Recurring Role

Troy Evans

Troy Evans

Frank

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (13)

    • (a patient is talking about how he got his injury, and Abby abruptly interrupts him)
      Abby: Oh!
      Patient: What?
      Abby: I... I just felt my baby move for the first time.
      Patient: It's all about you, isn't it!

    • Morris: Hey, Abby, what do you think Pratt and your baby daddy are talking about in [Trauma] one? Looks pretty serious.
      Abby: Uhm, maybe they're talking about you.
      Morris: You think?

    • Abby: Morris, you have the handwriting of a serial killer.

    • Kerry: Alright, who left a kielbasa in the drug fridge? This is a clear JCHAO violation. Who doesn't know that?
      Abby: I'm guessing Frank, His name's on it.
      Kerry: Well, tell him to keep his sausage to himself.

    • Abby: Got anything for me, Chief?
      Morris: Oh, yes. For you: Anal warts.
      Abby: Every girl's dream.

    • Abby: Buy you a free cup of coffee?
      Kerry: That's very generous.

    • Luka: It's gonna be fine. Just don't let your mind go and stress you out.
      Abby: I'm already stressed.
      Luka: I'll buy you hot chocolate, make you feel better.
      Abby: I don't want hot chocolate. I don't want to feel better. What I want to do, is worry about the baby.
      Luka: What?
      Abby: Don't reassure me! Don't tell me everything is gonna be fine. Don't...
      Luka: Buy you hot chocolate?
      Abby: I'm serious!
      Luka: Don't you think I'd be concerned if there's any chance that something can happen to you or the baby?
      Abby: So what? Now I'm the crazy one?
      Luka: I didn't say that! We're in this together.
      Abby: Really?
      Luka: Yeah. 100 percent.
      Abby: Really?
      Luka: Yeah.
      Abby: Well it feels more like 60/40 to me... Sometimes I'm completely terrified. And I just need to worry about it now and then, and I need you to let me do that.
      Luka: Would it help if I worried along with you?
      Abby: We could try that, yeah.
      Luka: How long should we worry?
      Abby: Ten or twenty minutes.
      Luka: Two hot chocolates, please.

    • Neela: Frank, I'm leaving. I need my cookies.
      Frank: (looking around) Fellas?
      Neela: Today would be nice.
      Ray: Hey Neela, we need to have a talk.
      Morris: Yeah, uhm... Because we care about you...
      Neela: (cutting Morris off) Since when?
      Frank: You know, it just makes this more difficult if you're a...
      Neela: Have you all been hit on the head with a mallet? What are you blathering on about?
      Frank: Your cookies.
      Neela: My cookies?
      Morris: Yeah, uhm... After careful consideration from your ER peers, plus Hector in janitorial services...
      Frank: Just the feeling is, your cookies are...
      Ray: The worst cookies ever made in the history of baking.
      Neela: (laughingly) Shut up. (long, silent pause, then angrily, while leaving) Bollocks to you all!
      Morris: (calling after Neela) The truth hurts!

    • (After Pratt has told him about faking the blood test)
      Luka: What would you do? What would you do if you were me, huh? What would you do? Would you risk your career for someone who did what you did?

    • (Discussing the Iraq war)
      Neela: I haven't seen any weapons of mass destruction, have you?

    • Neela: Is Luka being overprotective?
      Abby: He just doesn't understand that sometimes the baby needs a hot fudge sundae at night.

    • Morris: Did you hit your head when you passed out?
      Richard Elliott: I don't think so, but then I was unconscious at the time.

    • Frank: I'd better not get this thing, I can't even pronounce it!

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