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Season 7 Episode 7

Rescue Me

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Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Nov 23, 2000 on NBC
8.8
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Abby's mother decides to stay in Chicago, causing Abby even more trouble. When Weaver accepts Dr. Legaspi's dinner invitation, Weaver learns that she has misunderstood Legaspi's intentions. Carter tries to find a drug addict who has left the hospital against medical advice. Chen's mother visits the ER and invites her to dinner, even though she is surprised by Chen's pregnancy, and speechless when Chen tells her that the father is black. Greene discovers that he has a brain tumor. Corday is sued for malpractice by Mr. Patterson, the patient whose surgery she rushed so she could start her vacation, and later discovers that she's pregnant. Carter saves Abby after an explosion in exam room three.moreless

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  • So much revelations...

    9.6
    This episode really has the leads in to many major storylines what will influence the serie later. Mark has some weird moments when he tries to speak with a patient. He runs away, then goes to get CAT scan and the bad news - he has brain tumor.



    Elizabeth always faints while treating a patient and Chen founds out that she is pregnant. Abby's mother does not want to leave and is disturbing them. And Abby survives the explosion on hospital. And Weaver - she finds herself uncomfortable situation when dr. Legaspi thought that they were on date.



    It was really dynamic episode. And next good episode on the row. This season is setting the level even more higher.moreless
  • Greene gets tradgic news whilst Corday finds out she is pregnant. Maggie refuses to leave until she has talked to Abby.

    9.5
    Sally field is awesome her acting is just so well thought out and her portrayal of Maggie being bipolar doesn’t seem in any way forced or scripted. It’s easy to understand why Abby can’t cope she had to grow up way to fast and I don’t blame her for not wanting to deal with that again but I liked the fact she showed her age by forgetting that even for a moment and going home with her mother. The line “why are you so damn stubborn, It’s called self protection was well written and I loved it.

    Corday and Greene both feeling ill at the same time was well filmed and scripted the fading images between the two were awesome and the irony portrayed life well one life starts another ends. But at least Greene is gaining a child even if he may soon lose his own.

    Chen’s got it hard; not having the support from her family no matter what the baby’s father is like has really got to affect her emotionally. I get the feeling she’s getting it adopted for that reason.

    ER really doesn’t fail to bring spontaneous action, one minute carter and Maggie are talking the next there’s an explosion I was like did I miss something there it was so sudden. Carter instinctively helped Abby signifying his feelings for her whereas it was easy to question Luka’s? Embarrassment or confusion over his feelings for Abby…



    Another in-depth ER, Awesome.moreless
  • Wow....revelations all around! Some major confusions....

    9.8
    Cleo comes from a biracial family? Elizabeth is pregnant? Kerry was married? And just where does Abby stand in Luka's affections? Actually just saw this episode in it's entirety for the very first time on TNT. Have watched a recording of it several times since. It was a nicely written episode with chunks of action for most of the major characters that draw interest. Sally Filed continues to astound with her characterization as Abby's mother. The woman's acting chops are legendary but coupled with those of Maura Tierney....uh huh...they chew up the screen together! LOVED their diatribe in the pouring rain. Could see general mother daughter angst as well as a good picture into Abby's tortured childhood. The one thing that was totally confusing was Luka's reaction to the explosion in the exam room. The woman he has been involved with for quite some time is injured and gets a 'you okay?' Come ON! Totally wierd.moreless
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    7.8
    This episode had a lot of character development in it, thus my chosen review title. Firstly, there were the big blaring life changes that are going to impact on the characters - Elizabeth is pregnant and Mark has a brain tumor, all in one day. However, the more subtle change in this episode belonged to Kerry I believe. Watching the dinner scene, it was entirely obvious to me that her whole season story-line had already been carefully decided by the writers - every line there seemed to insinuate and promise and point towards a change or event we see later on in ER. I mean, even leaving the scene as Kerry explains that 'she's never even really considered the possibility' of being gay before, clearly suggests that that possibility is going to be explored soon, and that the possibility does exist. It was clear Kerry was happy anyway, which is something we rarely see - Kerry doesn't do friends, so surely Legaspi must mean something more to her - the singing in the shower scene was an obvious sign of pre-date excited expectancy, something that wouldn't happen just between friends.

    Although her part was small, I also appreciated Chen in this episode. She was very brave, both in turning up to the Thanksgiving meal, and, in leaving it again. What struck me though, is love cannot be decided by the mind, only by the heart. Clearly, culturally, wrongly, rightly or otherwise, Chen's mother would be shocked and doubtful. That doesn't mean that once her son was born her mother wouldn't find herself very attatched to the baby. All in all, this was a decent episode, but not one of ER's best.moreless
  • This is one of my favorite episodes of "ER" ever! I never get tired of that scene where Mark is trying to talk to Carter about the required drug test, and then he has a seizure! I feel awful for the characters, but I love so much about this episode!moreless

    9.7
    This is one of my favorite episodes of "ER" ever! I never get tired of that scene where Mark is trying to talk to Carter about the required drug test, and then he has a seizure! I feel awful for the characters, but I love so much about this episode!



    Kerry's singing is memorable. I just see the title and I'm excited. I've watched the scene where Mark has his siezure over and over again. And when Mark and Carter play basketball - I think I cried the first time. The whole thing's so sad, and I love both Carter and Mark. But the other elements of this episode are good too, which is what makes this episode great!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

Nancy Kwan

Nancy Kwan

Mrs. [Dr.] Chen

Guest Star

Jonelle Allen

Jonelle Allen

Debbie Marlin

Guest Star

Christopher John Fields

Christopher John Fields

Dr. Phil Tobiason

Guest Star

Sally Field

Sally Field

Maggie Wyczenski

Recurring Role

Ellen Crawford

Ellen Crawford

Lydia

Recurring Role

Ed Lauter

Ed Lauter

Fire Capt. Dannaker

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (6)

    • Goof: While talking to Maggie, Carter visibly flinches just before the explosion occurs, as if he knew that it was coming.

    • Goof: When Kovac pulls the gauze out of the injured bicyclist's mouth, the plastic tube it is coming out of is just visible beside the man's open lips.

    • In this episode we hear for the first time that Kerry was once married; when asked by Legaspi. Weaver's answer is "yes." This fact was never mentioned again in subsequent episodes.

    • In this episode it is revealed that Cleo's mother is white.

    • Goof: When Luka bangs into the wall, blood spurts out of his patient's leg and Maggie's coat gets covered in it, but when the camera shows her a moment later her coat is clean.

    • Goof: When Benton and Reese meet up with Cleo in the lounge, Benton picks Reese up and for two shots while he is holding him, you can see Reese's hearing aid in his left ear hanging off. In subsequent shots it is back inside his ear.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Romano: (about Mr. Patterson, who was left paralyzed after Corday operated on him and who was suing her and Romano) Surfer... Couldn't be just some fat-assed couch potato. No!

    • Romano: (to Corday, about the Patterson malpractice suit) When his lawyers get through with you, you'll be lucky if you're slinging fish and chips back in England!

    • Maggie: Why are you so damn stubborn?
      Abby: It's called self protection.

    • Legaspi: (to Weaver) You know, this is our second meal together. Some people might consider a second meal as a... a date.

    • Greene: Randi, how long is Abby's mother going to be sitting in chairs?
      Randi: I bet three-days. Want to join the pool?
      Greene: No thanks.

    • Weaver: You know, when I was a resident I always left early during...
      Randi: ...inclement weather.

    • Corday: Mark, I have something to tell you. It's not going to be easy.
      Mark: Go ahead.
      Corday: Well, I know it's not exactly the best time, but, what the hell—I'm pregnant! Chen did an ultrasound. (long pause) What you thinking?
      Mark: I think it's wonderful.
      (they hug)
      Corday: I love you
      Mark: I love you, too.

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