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ER

Season 14 Episode 18

Tandem Repeats

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Aired Thursday 10:00 PM May 08, 2008 on NBC
8.4
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91 votes
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Episode Summary

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Neela's aortic rupture patient is in need of yet another follow up surgery, and they are starting to take a toll on her. Morris talks with a shrink about his experience with the jewelery thieves. Abby needs to make a tough decision when a new opportunity is presented to her.moreless

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  • Dealing with cases

    6.5
    So.. we have two major cases this episode - one is the patient we saw some episodes ago who Neela is operating and she needs another surgery and it ends all bad and she takes it hard.



    The other takes place in ER where a young woman is brought in and when her mother comes, she searches for his son. A long family story unfolds and there is room for tears, movement and emotion but also misunderstanding and hate. SO, I really think this was a quite good storyline and moving also.



    And then is Abby... who thinks about leaving but gets attending potion.moreless
  • In this episode Abby is offered a job she cannot say no to. Some CCTV foottage is found of Sam and Gates and is accidently shown at a meeting. Neela's patient is again in for surgery and has bad news. Morris is at therapy but is sure he is ok.moreless

    9.0
    Really Enjoyed this epidsode i love the storyline about Sam and Gates Not very keen on Brenner find him a bit irritating. Kinda worried about Abby in the next season, havn't seen Luka in a while will he ever return? Hope the season finale will be better knowing Maura Tierney is leaving at the beginning of the next season. :( Think she is brilliant in this episode ad shows truly what a good doctor can be like. Morris also stands out in this when he refuses therapy then goes back shows someone can change their mind about something. Overall quite a good episode.moreless
  • Another ok episode.

    8.7
    In this episode we discover that, Morris is in therapy after being taken hostage in the previous episode. Abby goes for a new job and the ER gets a new medical student. Lois is in an accident and is brought into the ER. Her mother is called and from her reaction when she arrives, we learn that she was a he and her mother didn't know. They haven't seen each other in 6 years.



    Jerry & the security guard watches footage of people having sex in the hospital. It is Sam and Gates on the tape, and yet no one seems to realise. Lois is in liver failure, as she had hormone injections from Mexico. Gates tries to get the disc which has him and Sam on. Sheryl (from previous episode) 's condition is getting worse. We learn that Abby has accepted the other job offer. Lois's father turns up and we learn that she has to have a liver transplant. Then Abby mentions that a parent could be a match. Gates gets back the disc only at Morris's trauma speech, it becomes known that gates took back the wrong disc and so the sex tape is played to everyone. Lois's mother is a match but she also has a condition due to the fact that she used to drink. And so she can't donate. Lois's heart stops, but they manage to bring her back. Father asks if she is alright and Abby tell him that she will keep arresting or die until she gets a new liver. Now everyone in the ER knows that Sam and Gates are sleeping together. Neela watches Sheryl's family's videos on their family websites and she starts to cry. Pratt speaks to Abby about her job and Morris goes back to therapy. Pratt makes an announcement to the ER that Abby is new attending. She phones Luka and leaves a voice mail for him to tell him the good news.moreless
  • Slow and boring. What happened to the ER ?

    6.9
    Slow episode. Boring episode. I hate Brenner, I hate Gates and Sam, their storyline this week was like a bad sitcom, or a really bad episode of Grey's Anatomy. I don't know what the writers are playing with these characters. Hopefully, Pratt and Morris are more likeable than ever in this episode. Pratt is friendly and Morris more interesting. But where is Luka ? And why Abby's fake departure when we know that Maura Tierney will leave at the beginning of the next season? And the ER seemed empty, and we have not many doctors... I hope season finale will be better...moreless
Mekhi Phifer

Mekhi Phifer

Dr. Gregory Pratt

Parminder Nagra

Parminder Nagra

Dr. Neela Rasgotra

John Stamos

John Stamos

Dr. Tony Gates

Linda Cardellini

Linda Cardellini

Nurse Samantha Taggart

Scott Grimes

Scott Grimes

Dr. Archie Morris

Maura Tierney

Maura Tierney

Dr. Abby Lockhart

Marina Benedict

Marina Benedict

Lois Landry

Guest Star

Beth Broderick

Beth Broderick

Edith Landry

Guest Star

Sam McMurray

Sam McMurray

Mike Landry

Guest Star

David Lyons

David Lyons

Dr. Simon Brenner

Recurring Role

Leland Orser

Leland Orser

Dr. Lucien Dubenko

Recurring Role

Gina Ravera

Gina Ravera

Dr. Bettina DeJesus

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • QUOTES (1)

    • Dubenko: (about Neela's dying patient Sheryl Hawkins) I know what it's like to be close to a patient, but you're not a little intern anymore and I expect you to handle bad outcomes like a professional.
      Neela: What does that mean? That I should stop giving a damn?
      Dubenko: No. It means that no matter how much we care, sometimes the people we try to save die.
      Neela: Are you actually trying to rationalize this? 'Cause we both know you should never have left that room this morning!
      Dubenko: That's enough. Please. There are more patients than there are doctors in this place and I can't be everywhere. None of this should be news to you, this is the job.

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