ER

Season 13 Episode 4

Parenthood

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Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Oct 12, 2006 on NBC
8.6
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A grandfather and grandson are injured in a chainsaw accident, leaving Luka stuck upstairs with one of them in a difficult case. Pratt has his trial-by-fire when he has to handle the ER alone, juggling multiple traumas, teaching duties and a troublesome intern. Neela mentors a new med student, and lends a hand when Pratt makes a serious error. Abby enrolls in a “Mommy and Me” class, but it’s not all fun and games.moreless

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  • Charming look to parenthood...

    8.3
    Oh.. this was somehow ironic episode.. First Abby and her Mum and baby club what really did not worked out and then the park - I would say it was the best part of the episode. All those stories those nannies talked. They really do things like that? I totally understand why Abby did not want nanny.



    And Morris. I liked that storyline with his kids on previous season and it was great that they picked it up again and that football match and the aftermath - very well done and I am glad to hear it worked out.



    And Gates.. and his family.. I think I can call it that way... quite interesting.



    Much potential.moreless
  • The episode title implies not only parenting in the literal sense for the characters with children, but also in the figurative sense, the student/teacher situations in the ER.

    10
    Sweetest scene: Abby & Luka in the morning. Luka's surprised face when Abby tells him she'll go to a "Mommy & baby class" is hilarious.

    Best scene: "The "No nanny" scene. Luka coming home from work; Abby talking with him about not hiring a nanny. Later Luka sings Clash's "Should I stay or should I go" to Joe ... rather badly...

    Funniest scene: Abby talking to the naughty nannies in the park.

    Other funny scene: Morris at the soccer game, and afterwards in the ER, when he has to "pick up the pieces".

    Most sad scene: Neela receiving death benefit following Gallant's death.

    Most annoying person: Crenshaw. He's not exactly making things easy for Neela.

    Pratt is growing as a doctor and as a teacher. Luka leaves him in charge of the ER for a while and Pratt has a hard time, but manages to work things out. The scene at the end, when he stays on after his shift to instruct Hope instead of going home, also proves that he's growing.moreless
  • Another hectic day at the ER.

    9.2
    This episode had many storylines, and they all managed to be interesting. Pratt was trying to teach Gates a lesson but nothing seemed to get through with him. Neela was on top of things and saved a patients life. It was actually some quite remarkable character development considering that Neela has had her share of insecurity. Morris got beaten up (which was long overdue). They seem to use Morris as a comic relief but I personally just find him incredibly annoying. We get it, he's a doofus! Oh well. Then there was the lovely Abby trying to find some other mothers to bond with. Unfortunately (or fortunately in my opinion) Abby isn't like the other mothers. At the end all she found was a bunch of nannies with a lot of secrets. And boy was that was a priceless moment! Luckily Luka is there for Abby and I have to say, I love to see them happy and functioning like a family. Another family that wasn't doing so great was Sam and Alex. Sam has a hard time dealing with her troubled son. That storyline will probably build up in the future episodes. This episode dealt mostly with the doctors and not so much with the patients but it's good to have these kinds of episodes once in a while. There could be more character development though. But overall this was a fine episode, classic ER.moreless
  • abby at a mommy and me class, a crushed child, and pratt running the ER by himself! I loved this episode, it had a good balance of ER and character development.moreless

    10
    ive just finished watching the episode, and personally i lovvved it!!



    i adored the scenes with the kovac family unit, they were so real and amazing!! i dont no if anyone else noticed, but little Joe was wearing blue today, it was like a mini luka, literally! veryy cute. how rude were the people at the mommy and baby class! i think abby handled it very well! And the scenes with the nannies were funny too! the way she lied just to find out what type of things they got up 2!



    Gates was less annoying today, hes warming on me, i think his cuteness helps, that man is hot! not as hot as luka but a good runner up! i just really liked this episode, and i seriously agree with pratt, jane is quite creepy!



    I think pratt handled the ER well, i mean he was running the floor by himself, no other attendings,so good job in my opinion!



    i hope everyone else enjoyed the episode!!!moreless
  • Pratt had to control the e.r alone and handled things well with multiple traumas and difficult interns.Abby enrolled in a mommy and me class and found out some truth about nannies.Neela received gallant's compensation for his death.moreless

    9.8
    I loved this episode we got a real insight into many of the characters and progressing storylines..



    I haven't always been a fan of Pratt but he's growing on me he seems to be realising that he can't be an arrogant idiot anymore and he needs to worry more about helping people.I liked the way the writers showed this with im going back to help Hope even though his shift had finished which he wouldn't of done in the past.



    I loved the scenes with luby and baby Joe i think it's great to see Abby happy and Joe is sooo cute.. the scenes with the nannies were classic and when they asked if "her boss" was ugly she responded with "no he's hot"i thought that was so sweet! The ending scenes with luby and joe were great too with Abby having firmly changed her mind about a nanny (i wonder why lol) and luka singing so awesome..



    I think parminder's acting is breathtaking the way she reacted within neela to the compensation having being sent was ace it was if within that one second she had finally realised he was finally gone and this was sound proof.



    I enjoyed Morris getting punched because his character comes across as annoying so it was good to see him get as good as he gives!



    Overall i think this episode was very well written and Maura tierney + parminder Nagra's acting was awesome this is why i love E.R soo much ..!moreless
Goran Visnjic

Goran Visnjic

Dr. Luka Kovac

Linda Cardellini

Linda Cardellini

Nurse Sam Taggart

Mekhi Phifer

Mekhi Phifer

Dr. Greg Pratt

Scott Grimes

Scott Grimes

Dr. Archie Morris

Shane West

Shane West

Dr. Ray Barnett

John Stamos

John Stamos

Dr. Tony Gates

Raymond Alexander Cham Junior

Raymond Alexander Cham Junior

Max

Guest Star

Carrie Armstrong

Carrie Armstrong

Instructor

Guest Star

Will Beinbrink

Will Beinbrink

Wick

Guest Star

Glenn Plummer

Glenn Plummer

Timmy

Recurring Role

Laura Cerón

Laura Cerón

Chuny

Recurring Role

Louie Liberti

Louie Liberti

Paramedic Bardelli

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Goof: When Pratt examines Escobar for the first time in the trauma room, he has one glove on. But when he grabs the chart, the glove is gone without him having taken it off.

    • Goof: When Sarah is finished changing clothes in the back of Gates's car, she sits back down in the front seat. The camera cuts away from her for just a second, and when it's back on her she has her seat belt on. Then, in the scene where the car slows down and she gets out, she doesn't have her seat belt on.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Abby: (on the phone, leaving a message for Luka) Hi, it's me. Mommy and Baby was a disaster, so we're going to the park. I'm going to try to find some normal moms. It might be a while...

    • Meg: Rough day?
      Gates: Yeah. One of my attendings has it in for me. Either that or he's in love with me. I can't tell which.

    • (Morris, with a black eye and bruises on his face, accompanies a patient into the ER)
      Pratt: What the hell happened to you?
      Morris: I was attacked by ninjas?
      (Pratt looks at the patient)
      Pratt: Who's this?
      Morris: An obnoxious soccer dad... blunt head trauma, with LOC, breathing on his own. What's open?
      Pratt: Talk to me, Morris.
      Morris: Nothing to talk about! The guy came at me, I defended myself. I'm patching him up.
      Pratt: Why'd he come at you?
      Morris: Have you ever been to a kid's soccer game? (he snatches the chart out of Pratt's hand dramatically and storms off) Parents are crazy!

    • Pratt: What's going on?
      Sam: Police are here for Morris for an assault case and there are two moms here with the cops saying Morris is a child molester.
      Pratt: What?!

    • (Gates is helping Hope with a procedure)
      Hope: I can't see! My glasses keep fogging up!
      Gates: Well, maybe next time you'll leave the hazmat uniform at home.

    • Abby: How was your shift?
      Luka: Ah, the usual. Had a five-year-old kid crushed by a tree...
      Abby: I don't wanna hear any stories about bad things happening to children!
      Luka: He survived... How about your day?
      Abby: It was divine!
      Luka: Look, I've been thinking, maybe you're right, maybe we should get somebody like a nanny...
      Abby: No, thanks.
      Luka: But I thought...
      Abby: I changed my mind. No nannies, just us.

    • Pratt: ... Jane is like...
      Luka: What's wrong with Jane? She's good.
      Pratt: No, Jane is creepy. I'm serious. She's always sneaking up on me. She's like those twins in The Shining.

    • Timmy: Is it true? Rumor is you killed an intern.
      Pratt: Yeah, I wish. You know, everything in this place is crap. The equipment sucks, the students are incompetent, the interns can't finish a chart, the residents, they don't give a damn about their patient... (notices Luka's amused look) Yeah, okay, okay, Kovac. I see what you're going to say; that I was the same way. But I wasn't.
      Luka: (grinning) I didn't say anything.
      Pratt: I could chart, I could clear beds and I never passed out tubing a patient.
      Luka: I know. You were really, really special.

    • Abby: (to baby Joe) Can you say "Daddy is a butthead?"

    • Pratt: What's Morris's problem?
      Sam: Brain damage is the first thing that comes to mind.

    • Hope: I heard some guy attacked you. Are you okay?
      Morris: Oh, yes. Yeah...I turned the other cheek.

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