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Season 4 Episode 12

Sharp Relief

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Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Jan 15, 1998 on NBC
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Carter takes time off to help Chase kick his heroin addiction. Doug confides in Mark that he plans to marry Carol in a surprise ceremony. Carol spoils his plans with a spontaneous kiss with EMT Greg Powell. Benton and Corday visit a bar together after another frustrating Romano day. Scott Anspaugh and Jeanie bond when tests reveal that his cancer has returned. Weaver becomes disenchanted with Ellis West and Synergix after discovering that they close most trauma centers that they acquire.moreless

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  • Beautiful plans but they all turn wrong and who is going to break whose heart now...

    8.1
    Another great storylines only when in last couple of episode it seems like things are getting better, they are going bad now...



    Doug is happy and wants to marry Carol but she... she just is not ready or that she thinks.. Doug has beautiful plans, romantic plans.. but she...



    she is driving with paramedics and they found another elder lady who has been assault.. and one paramedic is moved and out of his character.. and they end up trying to find a cat the old lady had.. only to end up kissing.. so much of Doug's plan to get married in that night..



    Ok.. the older lady assaults are in main focus again and things are getting ugly - but that storyline keeps up the excitement and adds something continues...



    We have another continues storyline - Jeanie and Anspaugh and that little lovely boy... that looks really promising and Benton - he is getting more friendly with Cordey.



    Quite average but building a bridge for next coming events.moreless
Alex Kingston

Alex Kingston

Dr. Elizabeth Corday

Anthony Edwards

Anthony Edwards

Dr. Mark Greene

Eriq La Salle

Eriq La Salle

Dr. Peter Benton

George Clooney

George Clooney

Dr. Doug Ross

Gloria Reuben

Gloria Reuben

P.A. Jeanie Boulet

Julianna Margulies

Julianna Margulies

Nurse Carol Hathaway

George Eads

George Eads

EMT Greg Powell

Guest Star

Dennis Boutsikaris

Dennis Boutsikaris

Dr. David Kotlowitz

Guest Star

Eric Pierpoint

Eric Pierpoint

Unknown

Guest Star

Trevor Morgan

Trevor Morgan

Scott Anspaugh

Recurring Role

Jonathan Scarfe

Jonathan Scarfe

Chase Carter

Recurring Role

John Aylward

John Aylward

Dr. Donald Anspaugh

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Carol: I needed to think.
      Doug: About what?
      Carol: About you and me. And the engagement and the vows and the rings. I think we're rushing into this. I don't think we're ready.
      Doug: I'm ready. But you aren't?
      Carol: When I was talking to Greg Powell, it got intense. And... and I kissed him. It didn't go any further than that. But it was one of those moments, you know? I didn't want it to...
      Doug: Okay, that's good. I just wanted to make sure you were safe and sound (he picks up his coat)
      Carol: Doug! I am so sorry!
      Doug: Yep, me too! (he leaves)

    • Corday: I... I'd invite you back to my place... but I fear I'd be taking advantage.
      Benton: My head is spinning. I should just get some sleep.
      Corday: It's probably best.

    • Dr. Anspaugh: We might need your help. Scott responds to you. So I was wondering if you might be interested in being a part-time private duty caregiver for him.
      Jeanie: What does Scott think about this?
      Dr. Anspaugh: Well, we haven't discussed it specifically, but I know he thinks very highly of you. (pause) As do I. If you need time to think about it--
      Jeanie: No. No, I'm glad that you asked.

    • Anna: You're leaving in the middle of your shift. It's about your cousin, isn't it?
      Carter: I know what I'm doing.
      Anna: You don't look like you know what you're doing.
      Carter: (annoyed) And you don't know anything about my family, so just drop it.

    • (about Carol)
      Doug: Every other woman I ever went out with, just... you know, I knew it was wrong. Now I'm going to spend the rest of my life with her. I'm talking like an idiot here.
      Mark: You're acting like somebody who'll be a husband tomorrow morning.
      Doug: A husband. Can you imagine that? (they laugh)

    • Elizabeth: It's been a long day. I could use a drink. How about you?
      Peter: No, I don't drink.
      Elizabeth: Your body's made up of 60% water, Peter. You must drink something.
      Peter: Elizabeth, you know what I mean.
      Elizabeth: Well, have a lemonade or a Yoo-Hoo, for all I care.

    • Carol: What are you thinking about?
      Greg: I'm thinking I'm not feeling the cold.
      Carol: Yeah?
      Greg: Yeah. And I'm thinking that cat will come out when she's good and ready.
      Carol: Probably.
      Greg: And I'm thinking if I look at you one more second, I'm going to have to kiss you.

    • Benton: No, I have nothing against liquor. I just don't like the taste.
      Corday: So, it's not a control thing?

    • Carter: Take a look at yourself, Chase. You're a mess.
      Chase: Thank you, Mr. Blackwell.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Though spelled correctly when he is listed as the series creator in the opening credits, Michael Crichton's last name is incorrectly spelled "Chrichton" when he is listed with the other executive producers in the end credits of this episode. This mistake was repeated in most of the Season 4 episodes and in all of the Season 6 episodes.

    • Music: Tears for Fears, "Everybody Wants to Rule the World"; Frank Sinatra, "That's Life"; Martha Reeves, "Heat Wave"

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Carter: Take a look at yourself, Chase. You're a mess.
      Chase: Thank you, Mr. Blackwell.
      This is a reference to Richard Blackwell, a fashion critic best known for his annual "ten worst-dressed women of the year" awards, which he has given every year since 1960.

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