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Season 12 Episode 14

Quintessence of Dust

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Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Feb 09, 2006 on NBC
8.6
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An unexpected visitor puts Clemente in the middle of a domestic dispute, and things don’t look good. As the police sort out events, Luka, Abby and Sam try to save the victim in the aftermath of a shooting. Luka and Abby await important news about the baby. Pratt finds himself the center of unexpected attention at a fundraising event.moreless

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  • Another really moving storyline...

    8.9
    This episode.. and previous one - they both where so emotional, leading into so great emotions, having well written stories and also some humor too.



    But this one.. it is always hard when someone we know is hurt and even thought Clemente is not my favorite char, he is part of the show and to see him suffer.. to see the thing happening and the result - he is thought to be guilty and only person to prove otherwise is on coma, in serious condition. That most be so hard. And the Ray's storyline with the musician and the ending - the song, those pictures.. and the title - what kind of concept that adds.



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  • Clemente is not one of my favorite characters

    7.9
    In this episode Clemente and his girlfriend Jodie are shot by Jodie's husband. Now they police think Clemente is the one who shot Jodie. A bit of a tricky situation to be in. Jodie's husband seems to be a bit of a nut and I don't think this will be the last we have seen of him.

    I am not a fan of this storyline and I don't really like the character of Clemente.



    I am glad that everything is OK with Abby and Lucas baby and I hope that things work out for them. I would like to see a bit more tension with Sam just to keep things interesting.moreless
  • Wow!Pratt gets a date with a guy? Abby threatens Morris with a stapler,Albright gets nasty and cranky,Luka and Abby Kiss again and Clemente is in deep trouble!

    9.6
    I liked the interaction between Luka and Abby and how supportive and encouraging he was towards her when she was obviously nervous about the amnio results.

    The kiss capped off a nice moment.

    Clemente\'s arrival with Jodie certainly got things stirred up again and kept the episode going -can\'t wait to see how that turns out.
  • really good plot line

    10
    i liked the fact that they got jodie shot and trauma for Clemente, but that wasn't me favorite part of this episode.



    i really enjoyed Abby and Luka. He takes her aside and asks her if everything is ok. she says no. the babys amnio test results come back and shes scared.



    They come back with great news and Morris finds out about the baby. So funny.



    Abby tells her mother. That proves that Abby really wants this.



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  • Jodi gets shot by her husband, Bobby. Clemente is shot in the arm as well. For Clemente it's not looking good. Luka and Abby find out that their baby. Albright runs a muck through the ER and teases Morris throughout the day.moreless

    9.7
    This episode was one of the best so far this season. I am just glad that Abby and Luka are together. But, I wonder how long that relationship will last. It looks like their baby is going to be healthy. I thought that all scenes with Jodi and Clemente were very "edge-of-your-seat" scenes. I hope Jodi will pull through, I like the humor that she adds.
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

Scott Grimes

Scott Grimes

Dr. Archie Morris

Shane West

Shane West

Dr. Ray Barnett

Callie Thorne

Callie Thorne

Jodie Kenyon

Guest Star

Shea Whigham

Shea Whigham

Bobby Kenyon

Guest Star

Noah Wyle

Noah Wyle

Dr. John Carter

Guest Star

John Leguizamo

John Leguizamo

Dr. Victor Clemente

Recurring Role

Mary McCormack

Mary McCormack

Debbie

Recurring Role

Brian Lester

Brian Lester

Dumar

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Clemente: You can't restrain me! You don't even use hard restraints anymore.
      Kerry: True, but since you're spraying blood at my staff, I'm willing to bend the rules.

    • Albright: You know what, Abby? I don't need you to defend me. I don't mind that guys think I'm a bitch. I kinda like it. At least they respect me.
      Abby: Aha, so... if they don't think I'm a bitch, does that mean they don't respect me?
      Albright: I got a hot appy waiting to be seen in 4. (walks away)
      Abby: Bitch.
      Morris: Exactly.
      Luka: (in a warning tone) Morris...

    • Luka: Ah, hey. I just, I just wanted to talk to you about something.
      Sam: Yeah.
      Luka: Ah, about me and Abby.
      Sam: Luka, I know about you and Abby. Everybody knows. And I, I really hope it works out. Really, I want you to be happy.
      Luka: There's a little more too it. Abby and I, we're, uh, we're gonna have a baby.
      Sam: What?
      Luka: A baby.
      Sam: Wow!
      Luka: I just didn't want you to hear it somewhere else.
      Sam: I appreciate that. Uh, when is she due?
      Luka: July.
      Sam: Wow! Congratulations (they hug awkwardly)
      Luka: Thanks.

    • Morris: Hey Kovac, your woman's starting to sound a little kooky.
      Abby: Oh, Morris, I swear to God, if you ever, ever refer to me as someone else's woman ever again, I will slap you silly with this hole punch!
      Ray: Don't you mean bitch-slap?!?
      Luka: Okay, okay, let's walk.
      Abby: I'm not kidding. I'm really not kidding!
      Luka: They get it.

    • Luka: What's the problem here?
      Morris: Dr. Stalin here is invading our turf again.
      Albright: Wow, Morris. You're so versed in world history.
      Morris: Yeah, you know what? In college I spent a semester in Germany.
      Luka: (clears his throat)
      Morris: ...where we studied... Russia! See? Know all about Stalin.

    • Morris: Didn't I see you eating one of those 20 minutes ago?
      Abby: Mm-hm. This is my third.
      Morris: Third? What are you, pregnant?
      Abby: (pause) What? What are you talking about?
      Morris: Oh my God. You are!
      Abby: You're crazy.
      Morris: You are, aren't you!
      Abby: No!
      Morris: You are totally pregnant!
      Abby: So what. You're in love with Albright.
      Morris: No I'm not!
      Abby: Oh, Morris, come on.
      Morris: You shut up.
      Abby: You shut up too.
      Morris: You shut up first.
      (Pratt walks by)
      Pratt: Shut up about what?
      Morris: Nothing.
      Abby: Nothing.

    • Morris: Now I need help all of a sudden?
      Ray: Not all of a sudden...

    • Ray: So, what price did you pull?
      Pratt: Excuse me?
      Morris: Last night at the auction!
      Jerry: We did a pool. I had you at 320.
      Pratt: Well, once again you underestimated me, big man. I went high, 600 bucks.
      Abby: Hey, really good!
      Pratt: That's right, there were a lot of lovely ladies willing to part with their cash for a date with the doctor.
      Morris: Nice.
      Pratt: Only problem is that the winning bidder was a dude.
      Kovac: A what?
      Pratt: I'm having dinner with a guy.
      Ray: Is he cute?

    • Luka (to Abby): Some nurse in Coburn's office knows the sex of our baby and we don't. Isn't that weird?

    • Pratt: And "Freaky Nail Gun Girl" gets Keflex and a psych consult.
      Abby: "Freaky Nail Gun Girl"?
      Pratt: Performance artist. You don't want to know.

  • NOTES (4)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Title: "Quintessence of Dust"
      The episode title is drawn from William Shakespeare's Hamlet, Act II, Scene ii, where Hamlet describes his recent melancholy feelings, particularly about people, whom he sees as little more than a collection of dust: "What a piece of work is a man! how noble in reason! how infinite in faculty! in form and moving how express and admirable! in action how like an angel! in apprehension how like a god! the beauty of the world! the paragon of animals! And yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust? man delights not me: no, nor woman neither, though by your smiling you seem to say so."

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