Season 5 Episode 21

Responsible Parties

Aired Thursday 10:00 PM May 13, 1999 on NBC

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  • Most beautiful telephone call ever made on ER...

    This was beautiful.. almost making me cry. The bitter aftermath of Carol's and Doug's romance. She is taking all her courage to make that call and tell him and on the last scenes we see how it turned out. But she is just so strong and comes out everything. The way she acts - I really admire her strength.

    The other main storyline focus on four (three, to be honest, as we did not find out what happened to Melissa) car accident victims. Teenagers going to prom. One of them is brave and saves his friend from burning car but he is so badly burned and there is almost no hope to survive. Reminds me somehow the guy from season 2 - the friend of Carol's boyfriend who was also badly burned. The burn victim's sister is also on the car and she has some problems with movement. They operate her but it does not get better - only worser. This episode had the excitement, emotional side, tears and was moving. They really have the season ending up and doing it a way worth to remember.