ER

Season 14 Episode 11

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Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Jan 03, 2008 on NBC
8.6
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After being passed over for ER Chief, Pratt makes plans to leave County and go to a hospital that will appreciate his talents and take him more seriously. A woman comes in with a severely injured ankle and a terrible secret, and Sam finds herself closely identifying with her. A former ER staff member rushes in to be with her son, who was brought in after a fall during gym class. Neela's cousin is in town, and Morris and Harold vie for her attention.moreless

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  • Jeanie is back.. for a moment

    7.5
    It was a moving episode. Jeanie is a girl who is hard to make cry but the misfortune what happens with her and her son and the way Pratt founds his strength trough her and talking and helping her and her family, it was well done. And moving. Oh, I am just so glad to see someone of the old doctors back.



    I think I had not before thought much about it, but Jeanie back showed that only two people are still around to know her. That's sad.



    What else happened. Morris acted like he always acted and Harold acted like fool..moreless
  • One of the best of the season!!

    10
    Excellent episode! Good to see some old faces...i don't quite remember the whole Jeany story, just a few parts!

    I had already noticed that Chuny and Haleh are the only ones who stayed since the beginning! Successful TV shows are the ones that don't depend on actors, like ER whose main character is the hospital.

    Will Carter come back on spring?? yayy!! I love Carter he is my favorite doctor!! Glad to hear from Doug and Carol too! They should show a picture of the twins!

    I feel sad knowing this great show will end on next season. I thought that ER would be forever, I watch it since I was 3 years old! (I haven't watched every single season, but still, is a mark in my life!)

    I hope in the last episode we don't see the hospital being burned, attacked, destroyed, the writers love things like this!moreless
  • Not as good as last week's episode, but nice to see a familiar face from "the early days" again.

    10
    Best patient story: Beth, just back from Iraq, has injured her ancle, turns out to be 8 weeks pregnant and her boyfriend can't be the father, it turns out she was raped, she wants to keep the baby, because pregnant soldiers don't get sent back to Iraq, and eventually she decides to report the rapist.



    Best staff story: Pratt is interviewed for the chief job, Anspaugh thinks he lacks experience, and is not a natural leader. Pratt: "Why should I waste time here? I'll go somewhere I'm respected." Calling Northwestern, but at the end of the day decides to stay at County.



    Silliest story: Harold & Morris being rivals for Jaspreet. And Morris being surprised that Jaspreet has never been to India!



    Welcome back, Jeanie!!!! This leads us to the nostalgic moment of the week: We get to know that Jeanie is separated from Reg, Doug's & Carol's twins are now in 3rd grade, Carter is in Africa but will probably turn up in the spring, Jeanie's ex Al died of AIDS.



    Most emotional moment: Jeanie tells Pratt: "If I lose Carlos, I'm done with it!" and Pratt encourages her to keep up her work.



    Best line: Frank, looking at Jaspreet's photos: "We're the most idiotic dysfunctional family ever!"moreless
  • Old stories come back to the ER!

    9.2
    Jeanie returns to the ER when her son Carlos falls at school. We learn that her ex-husband died and the she and Reggi are separeted although having a 'good' relationship for their son. For it's conversation with Haley we learn more abouthow Carter, Doug and Carol are doing! I wish I could see all of them again!

    Poor Pratt, nobody values him! He should be the chief, he deserves that and I'm sure that after the ob Dr. Daniels proposes to him Anspaugh would change his mind! I'm sorry but I don't like Skye...

    What's going on between Sam and Gates? I see romance in their future although I have to confess that the guy she is dating is really hot!!

    The militar case was good but they show very litle of them. I laughed a lot with Harold and Morris competing for Jaspreet!

    Great chapter. It makes you smile and cry!moreless
  • JEANIE!

    9.5
    It wasn't the best episode in the world. Very far from it. And I agree that it's ridiculous to over-estimate it because a long-lost character returns for twenty minutes. But I can't help it. Having Jeanie back was a ray of sunshine in a really - if not bad like seasons 10 and 11 - boring season. Her storyline was actually pretty great. Gloria Reuben was amazing as always, and it was great to see that she's ok. Her relationship with Carlos is just adorable, and her pain in discovering he might've AIDS was incredibly portrayed. But I cherished every moment a small part of old ER was mentioned. When she asked about Kerry - the attending she did trust. When Haleh mentions Doug and Carol for the first time since the beginning of season 8 - and that they're together and happy with the twins in Seattle. And about Carter - still in Africa, thinking of a visit. It's not that that makes a great episode, but after almost fourteen years, it's always good to remember our ER alumni. Pratt was so useless in his 'search for a hospital that will love me', I can't even come up with a comment.



    Morris and Harold (and Crenshaw) with Neela's cousin were hilarious. Maybe they're the only really good ones left. And I really liked Beth and Jack's storyline. Different, new, very intelligently written. Nice to see Sam sharing her own past experiences with Beth, Linda Cardellini's always great. But that Skye annoys the living daylights out of me. And on a smaller note: I really, really, really didn't miss Abby, or Luka, or both of them together, or apart. Those writers really screwed up Luby this season.moreless
Maura Tierney

Maura Tierney

Dr. Abby Lockhart

Mekhi Phifer

Mekhi Phifer

Dr. Greg Pratt

Parminder Nagra

Parminder Nagra

Dr. Neela Rasgotra

John Stamos

John Stamos

Dr. Tony Gates

Linda Cardellini

Linda Cardellini

Nurse Sam Taggart

Scott Grimes

Scott Grimes

Dr. Archie Morris

Charles Esten

Charles Esten

Dr. Grossman

Guest Star

Jason Winston George

Jason Winston George

Ethan Mackiner (as Jason George)

Guest Star

Robert Gossett

Robert Gossett

Dr. Everett Daniels

Guest Star

Gloria Reuben

Gloria Reuben

Jeanie Boulet

Recurring Role

J. P. Manoux

J. P. Manoux

Dr. Dustin Crenshaw

Recurring Role

John Aylward

John Aylward

Dr. Donald Anspaugh

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (5)

    • It is revealed that Al Boulet, Jeanie's ex-husband, died from complications of AIDS and weighed only 78 pounds at his death.

    • Haleh tells Jeanie that Doug and Carol are still happily together in Seattle and that their twins, Tess and Kate, have just started third grade. She also mentions that Carter is still in Africa, and thinking of visiting in the spring.

    • Jeanie now runs two clinics counseling HIV positive teens: the South Drexel Clinic, and the North Drexel Clinic.

    • When Beth hugs Jack after he announces his support, she can clearly be seen wearing an engagement ring. This ring originated in a scene that was cut, in which Jack proposes to Beth.

    • It is revealed in this episode that Jeanie's husband, Reggie, is now a detective, and that they have been separated for two years.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Skye: Same drill tomorrow, 5am. Next week we'll have the bicycle.
      Sam: No! No, not the bicycle.
      Skye: It's triathlon I'm training, Sam; bike, swim, run.
      Sam: How about "shower, drink, nap"? That's more my speed.

    • Harold: You've assumpted wrong, butthead!
      Morris: Bite me!

    • Dr. Anspaugh: So you are going to give up if you don't get this?
      Dr. Pratt: No. I'm gonna go somewhere I am respected....Consider this my two weeks notice.

    • Jeanie: You're not so bad, Dr. Pratt.
      Pratt : I know. Usually it takes people a while, but I eventually win them over.

    • Neela: Harold, I'd like you to meet my cousin, Jaspreet.
      Harold: Hi. I'm... uh... (looks at Dr. Crenshaw, panicked)
      Dr. Crenshaw: Harold. You're Harold.
      Harold: Right! Harold.

    • Jeanie: I'm not trying to be disrespectful, but would it be possible for me to speak to your attending?
      Pratt: (somewhat miffed) Ma'am, I am the attending.

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