Season 5 Episode 2

Split Second

Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Oct 01, 1998 on NBC

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  • More troubles...

    Cordey has not made up her mind still and she wants to stay and is thinking alternative possibilities. The problem is that they are not good and his father is also in town, trying to get her to work with him.

    Lucy is still trying to learn but she wants to be perfect and Carol stands up for her but that gives Lucy more problems - Carter thinks she can handle almost everything. Natural talent. But no, she is not. She is just a med student. And Carol hires a nurse to a clinic whose personality fits with hers.

    Benton has problems with his son and now the troubles they afraid are affecting.
  • The audience finally sees Dr. Carter developing into a real person. It is great to see Dr. Benton develop as a father. Dr. Weaver's true desires are mentioned, even in passing.

    The episode advances many characters, even though they leave out Dr. Doyle. Dr. Romano continually proves that male surgeons can be as piggish as male laborers. Just like the guy that insults Dr. Weaver about being a nurse and tries to smoke in the exam room.

    It is interesting that Dr. Weaver mentions a teaching position to Dr. Corday. It foreshadows what happens at the end of Dr. Corday's tenure at the hospital.

    There is a continuous theme of piggish men in this episode. This is so true in real life. Good thing that there are strong female characters in this series.