ER

Season 14 Episode 9

Skye's the Limit

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Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Nov 29, 2007 on NBC
8.5
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The staff must deal with changes in the ER when Anspaugh makes an unpopular decision. Abby has old demons to fight, distancing her from friends and family. A patient's racist son makes a deadly mistake. Two doctors secretly become involved. Gates has some adjusting to do when Sarah returns to Chicago. Luka gets bad news from Croatia.moreless

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  • Emotional

    7.5
    Oh.. maybe I have been too critical on the show lately, I am not sure. This one was better - it managed to bring out some tears - this means the episode did got to me and that I am expecting of ER.



    The Abby storyline - her struggle, her ability to ruin everything and say things wrong - she just does it.



    The whole thing with the cleaning lady and the man - that was very emotional case and gave something to think about.



    And the Gates and Sarah.. she has changed. She is not the lovely little girl she used to be. I liked other her more..



    And the ending.. it was cruel...moreless
  • Good episode and excellent acting.

    10
    Best story: When Abby & Luka argue. Abby is annoyed about Niko staying for Xmas and now it's only November. She is asking Luka: "Is it wrong of me to want you to myself?" - No, certainly not!

    Later Abby comes home drunk in the middle of the night. Luka is waiting for her and Abby is dissing Luka for drinking in front of her and for having left her alone: "You said: 'Let's do this together'! You promised!" It's sad to see Abby & Luka fight, but at the same time it's necessary and very important for them to face their problems as soon as possible. I'm sure they will make it!



    Good scene: Niko telling Abby "Anyone that can make my brother happy is .... extraordinary." That scene was actually kind of sweet and Niko seems to be a really nice person, but as usual, Abby feels awkward.



    Most tragic story: Cleaning woman Dolores, getting dissed by the xenophobic son of the man she had saved and later her son Manuel is beaten to death by that guy.



    Other stories:

    Pratt wanted the chief position in the ER, but a reluctant Skye is given that job. Pratt talks to Luka about it and says that he is thinking about leaving County to get experience elswhere. He feels invisible. Luka tells him to show TPTB of the hospital that he is indispensible to them. It will be interesting to know how that turns out.

    Neela is another reluctant woman put in charge, when Dubenko is called away from an operation. Sam wants ambulance experience, and last week she was taking an OR shift.... Is she another one who is planning on leaving the ER?



    .... And at the very end we get to know that Luka's dad is dead. Oh, no!!!

    What will happen next? I can't wait for the next episode!moreless
  • This episode was not bad at all.

    8.5
    You people need to give E.R. a break I agree the show is not how it used to be but it is still entertaining. After 300 episodes i think its still doing a good job. If you don't like where E.R. is going then don't watch it anymore, simple as that. Anyway in this episode it's obvious Abby has a drinking problem again, Pratt wants to become chief and sadly gets thrown all over his face again. I really liked the man with the severed arm and the hispanic maid story, we need more interesting stories with the patients like this because it had me wondering if she was responsible or not. It was very disturbing to see what happens in the end, which i will not spoil. Overall, it was an entertaining episode.moreless
  • This series is SO done - put a fork in it!!

    2.0
    This was almost painful to watch. At the end of the hour, the only question I had was "Why did I waste an hour of my time watching that?"



    Abby the beligerent drunk - been there, done that. We've seen this all before, except it was Dr. John Carter in place of Luka who had to put up with her drinking and her nasty behavior. Nothing new here.



    Pratt - on his way out - we've laid the groundwork for Pratt's exit from this sinking series - boo hoo! he didn't get his promotion/he's underappreciated/no one notices him/ blah blah blah - don't let the emergency doors hit you on the way out!



    The Illegal Immigrant Story - no political commentary here. Who are they kidding? The writers are so far in left-field on this one, it's pathetic. Yes, yes, feel sorry for the poor illegal immigrant. Anyone who believes that legal immigration is appropriate is a hateful, violent, vindictive, insensitive monster. NBC and the ER writers are so far left on this one that they make Hillary Clinton look like a Reagan Republican. Note to striking writers - this is supposed to be an entertainment series, not a platform for your political beliefs. Stick to character development and try to come up with something original and entertaining.



    Neela - Oh, God. Are we actually going to have her fall for the geeky teenager? Thankfully, the writers' strike should save us from having to endure their first kiss. Only a simpleton wouldn't see this one coming from a mile away.



    Bottom line - this series is sinking fast. The actors are talented, but the writers have run out of ideas, and the show smells stale. Dear NBC: You're in big trouble, ratings- wise, but put this show out to pasture. IT'S DONE!!!moreless
  • More hamfisted social commentary - from the liberal point of view - naturally.

    4.3
    This show has lost 2/3 of its original audience and its not hard to see why. Episodes like this one nearly make me stop watching completely. Ill get to why that is later. This one was things weve seen over and over. Doctors with substance abuse/relationship issues (Abby and Luka). Then they turn all Greys Anatomy with two docs, the new ER head and the Dubenko get all hot and heavy. That was so awkward it was silly.



    The main plot involved a guy facing the loss of his arm and his son blaming the Guatamalan housekeeper for it. The kid is portrayed as the typical white racist who hates all immigrants and proceeds to exact revenge on her son for his mothers perceived crimes. Later the father tells his son she actually saved him. The killer is then led away in cuffs. I know ER's producers, writers and even NBC itself is so far to the left it makes Hillary Clinton look conservative, but this hamfisted storyline is over the top. They would never do a story based loosely on the Newark NJ execution style killing of 3 black teens (one survived) by a gang led by an illegal Peruvian with fake documentation that took place recently. Granted as the story on ER was written the killer was 100% wrong and should go to prison for life at a bare minimum, but when issues like this are used on ER, its always the lefts view of the issue - namely that all immigrants legal or illegal should be allowed in an never questioned. The funny thing is the woman probably is here illegally since her son said she was working here longer than the killer had been alive (20 years at least) yet she did not speak or understand English (the son was probably an anchor baby). Too many recent immigrants dont learn the language and expect people already here to accomodate them. When my grandparents came from Germany and Italy, they learned English upon arrival in preparation for the application for full citizenship - using legal channels. Immigrants from south of the border could take some lessons from immigrants of 100 years ago as well as those coming from places like Asia and India - though they may have hard to understands accents, they learn English and use it. The immigration issue is complicated and controversial and ER's onesided attempt at dealing with it was the wrong way to go about it.moreless
Linda Cardellini

Linda Cardellini

Nurse Sam Taggart

Scott Grimes

Scott Grimes

Dr. Archie Morris

Maura Tierney

Maura Tierney

Dr. Abby Lockhart

John Stamos

John Stamos

Dr. Tony Gates

Goran Visnjic

Goran Visnjic

Dr. Luka Kovac

Mekhi Phifer

Mekhi Phifer

Dr. Greg Pratt

Adriana Barraza

Adriana Barraza

Dolores Salazar

Guest Star

Sam Murphy

Sam Murphy

John Murphy

Guest Star

Jerry Zatarain

Jerry Zatarain

Manny Salazar

Guest Star

Troy Evans

Troy Evans

Frank

Recurring Role

Leland Orser

Leland Orser

Dr. Lucien Dubenko

Recurring Role

Laura Cerón

Laura Cerón

Chuny

Recurring Role

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    • Dubenko: You know what really relaxes me?
      Wexler: Hm?
      Dubenko: Yoga.
      Wexler: Oh yeah?
      Dubenko: Yeah. After a couple of long hours in the OR, a few poses can really mellow me out.
      Wexler: I'm not into yoga. (rips his shirt open)
      Dubenko: (gasps) No.

    • Wexler: When it comes to relationships, I guess you could say I have a 'fluid' attitude.
      Dubenko: Uh-huh.
      Wexler: When I'm with someone, I'm with them and when I'm not, I'm not.
      Dubenko: 'Love the one you're with'.
      Wexler: So if you can handle a relationship with no strings, sex with no commitments...then we're cool. (gauges his reaction) Does that freak you out?
      Dubenko: No, I'm all good.

    • (after happening upon Abby and Luka when they are arguing).
      Dawn: Not too awkward.
      Grady: Is that Dr. Kovac?
      Dawn: Yeah... He's a great guy.
      Grady: I thought he'd be taller.

    • (on being appointed Acting Chief of Emergency Medicine)
      Wexler: Dr. Anspaugh, all I want is to do my shifts and get the hell out of Dodge.
      Anspaugh: Dr. Wexler, I need you to step up! So it's either Dodge, or nothing!

    • Tony: Hey, you know what? Why don't I pick you girls up some videos, maybe some pizza, ice cream...
      Sarah: Cool! You're the best.
      Gates:Yes. Yes I am...

    • Sarah: Oh, you should know. Steffi is a vegan, Kiki has a soy allergy and Mary Claire is lactose intolerant.
      Tony: What's left to eat? Air?

    • Sam: How's Sarah?
      Tony: Driving me crazy. She's having a sleepover, and it's like she's planning the invasion of Normandy.

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