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Season 10 Episode 4

Shifts Happen

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Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Oct 23, 2003 on NBC
8.4
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Pratt is left in charge of a busy night shift, with only Coop and a few med students to help. Both Neela and Pratt make mistakes with their patients. Abby is looking for a loan for a secret endeavor; she finally gives in and begs her ex-husband to co-sign. Romano gets his prosthetic arm. Abby visits Luka, and finds him in the middle of saying goodbye to Gillian. Corday and Dorset are still involved, although she wonders if it's too soon after Mark's death.moreless

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  • Horrible night for Pratt

    7.2
    I do not know, it was nothing too special, rather one of the usual too busy episodes were there are many many cases but.. they can turn it into good episode but this one - it was somehow totally chaotic and not made much case.



    Pratt has not been my favorite character and this episode - I am not sure what they tried to show - that even after a year or more when he has somehow got to the normal point, he still has that arrogant selfish attitude and...



    And those new doctors, med students and.. whatever they are - they are horrible, ok Neela looks quite ok and that Morris somehow looks sympahtic but they are not very good characters.moreless
  • great setup+great followthrough=tremendous episode

    8.8
    This episode is set up brilliantly with Pratt's day then the setup of the patients. The conclusion is no disappointment, with just about every storyline having a surprise twist. This is a defining episode for Pratt, who makes two critical mistakes, one with the stroke patient and one with the kid who swollowed the quarter. He really did mean well in this episode, but made two mistakes, Romano was unfair to him and continued to be until his death. When I first saw this episode, I had no idea what would happen with that stroke patient, that was a great surprise twist. I also liked the twist with the quarter kid, Pratt go really lucky with that one. This was an exciting and fun episode to watch, I really liked it.moreless
Alex Kingston

Alex Kingston

Dr. Elizabeth Corday

Goran Visnjic

Goran Visnjic

Dr. Luka Kovac

Laura Innes

Laura Innes

Dr. Kerry Weaver

Maura Tierney

Maura Tierney

Nurse Abby Lockhart

Mekhi Phifer

Mekhi Phifer

Dr. Greg Pratt

Ming-Na

Ming-Na

Dr. Jing-Mei "Deb" Chen

Rhyon Nicole Brown

Rhyon Nicole Brown

Erika Crawford

Guest Star

Nicholas D'Agosto

Nicholas D'Agosto

Andy

Guest Star

Paul Cassel

Paul Cassel

Ed Gamble

Guest Star

Bruno Campos

Bruno Campos

Dr. Eddie Dorset

Recurring Role

Scott Grimes

Scott Grimes

Dr. Archie Morris

Recurring Role

Mark Valley

Mark Valley

Richard Lockhart

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Abby: I need a favor.
      Richard: Abby, it's 8 o'clock in the morning.
      Abby: Yeah, I know. I don't have a lot of time. I need you to co-sign a loan.
      Richard: Why don't you just declare bankruptcy?
      Abby: Look, I'm not in trouble, ok? I just need you...
      Richard: You want me to support you?
      Abby: No. I never asked for alimony, I didn't contest anything in court, I didn't take the damned furniture.
      Richard: You could have, if you wanted to.
      Abby: Look, you must know how much I hate to do this. I wouldn't do it unless it was absolutely necessary. I don't want your money, I just want your signature.

    • Abby: You glad to be home?
      Luka: Yes and no. I miss it. You're not in your own head all the time. Part of something that's in constant motion over there. Any break you get from it is a luxury. Not something to be taken for granted.
      Abby: And that's different from County how?
      Luka: It's an addiction, I guess.
      Abby: Yeah, it certainly hooked Carter.
      Luka: Yeah. How are you doing with that?
      Abby: Without him, you mean? I'm fine. I'm better than fine.
      Luka: So you're happy?
      Abby: Getting there. I'm making a few decisions.
      Luka: Like what?
      Abby: (as her pager goes off) I don't want to jinx myself. Work wants me back.
      Luka: Tonight? Pretend you didn't get the page.
      Abby: I need the money.
      Luka: See you soon then?
      Abby: Yeah. Good night.

    • Nurse at counter: Oh, Abby, you're back. Can you cover for Melinda at triage?
      Abby: Sure, I'd love to. (talking to herself) Triage is my personal favorite. Thanks for asking.

    • Kerry: How's it going?
      Abby: You talking to me?
      Kerry: Yeah.
      Abby: Fine.
      Kerry: Glad to hear it. You're one of the best nurses on the floor with all the changes that Robert's been making, and I'd hate to lose you.
      Abby: Thanks!

    • Nurse: Dr. Pratt, your open-fracture patient demands to be euthanized.

    • Cooper: I like your style man.
      Pratt: Oh yeah? Get your own.

    • Lewis: I never thought I'd say this, but I kind of miss 'little stumpy' [Romano].

    • Romano: You are a screw-up Pratt; and, just to make myself clear, I didn't like you before I knew that.

    • Corday: Your acute abdomen is accutely constipated. Give him an enema and some Colace.
      Pratt: How did I know you were going to say that?

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