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Season 9 Episode 7

Tell Me Where It Hurts

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Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Nov 14, 2002 on NBC
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Abby fears the worst when her brother Eric suddenly disappears. He is actually AWOL and she forges Carter's name to obtain his medical records. Carter and Chen treat a frightened Chinese immigrant nanny, Tong-Yi, whom they suspect was impregnated by her employer. Meanwhile, new surgical resident Paul Nathan, who is struggling to overcome a physical disability, tries to help in the emergency room—but his fellow doctors do not appreciate his advice to patients. Unable to quench his sexual appetites, Kovac also gets into trouble in his professional life, despite his admirable resolve to find an eye specialist to treat a young gunshot victim. Gallant and fellow medical student Erin Harkins engage in an escalating competition of medical knowledge. And Weaver gets some much-needed good news.moreless

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  • The only constant thing...

    8.3
    It was beautiful episode - all the troubles we saw here, starting with Lewis whose patients all died, then Kerry who finally got some positive things and then ending with two major storylines for this episode - Abby and his brother Eric, who now comes out, may have a neurological disease. And to not make it all, he is in trouble with army too and in the end, when he shows up, he is arrested. Abby is out of herself and Carter is really there for her to support her. Sweet.



    And the second main storyline was about Nathan - he wants to help patient but Elizabeth is going to fail him with reason. What comes out of it, I am not sure.moreless
  • Nathan once again persuades a dying patient to undergo treatment. Elizabeth is furious, and performs the surgery, but the man does not come through.

    9.2
    Nathan is a great listener but struggling with the effects of his disease after working for so many hours. Elizabeth refuses to pass him, unless he promises not to practice clinical medicine. He will not agree.



    Gallant is facing stiff competition from Erin, who is proving to be a keen student. Abby is increasingly worried about Eric, when his girlfriend turns up without him. She contacts the airforce base for his medical records and brings MPs to find him, as he is UA. When Eric does show up, clearly manic, they arrest him and Abby feels unbelievably guilty and sad. Carter promises to never leave her alone to deal with her family problems.



    Kerry is pregnant and reveals this to Susan at the end of her shift. Susan has had a terrible day, with three of her patients dying. We see her at home sitting down to a meal alone. Just a reminder of how lonely a job with such difficult hours can make you.



    Luka is approached by a man who asks him to leave his wife alone. We see him in a bar, also alone after work. He is picked up by a woman, who turns out to be a hooker. You get the feeling that his thought is, at least this way he won't get into trouble at work.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

Karin Co

Karin Co

Kim Yeung

Guest Star

Eleanor Comegys

Eleanor Comegys

Monica

Guest Star

Randy Sherman

Randy Sherman

Rudy

Guest Star

Emily Wagner

Emily Wagner

Pickman

Recurring Role

Dinah Lenney

Dinah Lenney

Shirley

Recurring Role

Julie Ann Emery

Julie Ann Emery

Niki

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Goof: Carter brings a bag of fish 'n' chips for Abby from Brennan's. Although there are several Brennan's grills and pubs in the eastern, southern, and southwestern United States, there is not one in Chicago.

    • Goof: When the gunshot victim comes in, Luka says he is 16 years old. However, when he finds the eye specialist out on the golf course, Luka tells him the victim is 14.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Abby: My family's so screwed up. If I were you, I'd run for my life and never look back.
      Carter: You don't hold the monopoly on screwed up families. You met my mother.
      Abby: She's not certifiable.
      Carter: I have an idea. I think we should get them all together for the holidays... Gamma, my parents, your mom.
      (Abby laughs)

    • (to Susan, after two of her patients have died)
      Kerry: You're doing a good job of clearing the patients today.
      Frank: Easy to be fast when you're just killing them.

    • (Abby and Eric, discussing his medical condition)
      Eric: Every controller I know has had a couple of PTSD assessments. It's our way of working the system to get a little extra time off. We even joke about it. "How do you know when an air traffic controller is suffering from post traumatic stress? His tackle box is missing." You know? He's gone fishing?

    • (Susan and Abby are talking about the day)
      Susan: At least you haven't killed anyone, I'm 0 for 2. (looking at charts) All these patients could be my next victim.

    • Carter: We have laws against slavery in this country.

    • Elizabeth: You can do radiology, psychiatry, but you must give me your word that you will never treat patients.
      Paul Nathan: No, I can't do that.
      Elizabeth: Then you will fail, Mr. Nathan.

    • Hooker in bar: You look like you've had one of those days.
      Luka: Yeah, you could say that.
      Hooker in bar: What do you do?
      Luka: I'm a jockey.
      Hooker in bar: Oh, he has a sense of humor.
      Luka: Not really.

    • Chen: (to Gallant and Harkins) Okay, alright, settle down. This is a teaching hospital, not Medical Jeopardy.

    • Chen: Kovac is sleeping.
      Susan: With who?

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