ER

Season 14 Episode 19

The Chicago Way

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Aired Thursday 10:00 PM May 15, 2008 on NBC
8.6
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Season Finale: When a drunk patient is admitted to the ER, his actions endanger everyone at County. Pratt is still pursuing his dreams of becoming Chief of the ER, and Gates is worried about his future with Sam. Luka unexpectedly runs into Dr. Moretti.

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  • Disaster waiting to be happened

    8.0
    This episode really rolls on the excitement and the pulse as from the some minutes we realize that a man brought into the ER is not some usual drunk and there is reason behind everything he says. So, the whole episode is just matter of time and waiting when someone will make the move to kill the patient. On the other side, we have Neela storyline and she has to tell the her case with the patient who died in last episode. Dubenko stands up for her and somehow ends up making everyone mads and now he is leaving. I really hope he does not do that as I liked his char.. there are not much continues chars around.. but he was.. And the end.. I am glad Luka and Abby managed to talk about their problem and who knows what happened with her as she was crossing the street..moreless
  • The season finale of ER is always bound to bring excitement.

    9.5
    I saw this episode back in May when it first aired and I have not seen it until the re-airing this past week. The reason why this show is awesome is because after 14 years, ER still does something to shock the heck out of me! There is a guy who comes into the ER telling everyone he is dangerous to have there and tries to convince the staff and police to arrest him, but we find out he is in Witness protection hiding out from the mob. His WitSec advisor comes in and tells him he is going to be transferred out of there and not a minute too soon, since he already has had his life threatened. Moretti confronts Luka to tell him that he is sorry for sleeping with Abby and to get even, Luka punches him. After that, Luka goes to find Abby and tells her everything is going to be okay between them and they should "get out of town". By this point, Abby has already taken a position at a new medical facility in Chicago, so we can only assume that's where she was headed before the end of the show. Meanwhile, back at the hospital, Pratt and Sam find out there is one spot available on the rig to transfer the Witness Protection patient. Since this was the season finale, we of course do not know who went, but at the very end with Abby is close proximity of the ambulance, it explodes and the episode ends. Who is dead? Who is alive? I already know, but I will not spoil it, but next week's season premiere should be exciting!!moreless
  • This is one season finale that I wont be re-watching.

    8.6
    This episode opens with a drunken man is brought into the ER by the police. We also see Luka giving Abby a lift to work, it's their first wedding Anniversary and Luka seems to have forgotten, and she gives him a paper (paper for 1st anniversary). When the police put the drunken man's name over the wire, they are told to keep him there until further notice. Moretti is back in the hospital. Drunken man's brother in law comes in. We learn that Moretti's son is in a group home. Pratt goes to check on the drunk man and finds brother in law trying to kill him. Moretti asks if Abby is on, and seems happy that she is. Moretti and Abby talk, about marriage and she tells him that her marriage is over. How can the Luby dream be over?





    The drunken man is with the US Marshalls. Frank researches about the drunken man and his true identity. He is in Witness Protection. Luka and Moretti bump into each other. Luka drops his bag of pancakes (which are for Walter) and punches him. We also learn that Pratt's brother is going to medical school. Luka is back with pancakes for Walter but Walter is leaving. He says there is a six month time only in the hospice, so he is going back with his nephew. Pratt calls in the bling man to look for a ring for his girlfriend. Luka comes in to the ER to see Abby. Greg agrees to transfer the drunken man in the rig. We learn that Lusion is leaving the ER department. Neela and the new doctor hook up which is totally unrealistic. That is not the Neela that we have grown to love. Luby go for a walk. Luka wants them to move away. They kiss. The US Marshalls agree to take one of them (Sam and Pratt) on the rig, we see Abby walking and then BANG! The ambulance is blown up. But who was on it? Who will survive will Abby be caught up in the blast!





    A very disappointing season finale. Ever since the amazing season finale of 21 guns, ER seems to be trying to top it but are unable to do so. This episode didn't pack any punches or even having a gripping storyline. I was told that someone within the main cast would be leaving this episode and we would have to wait until the next season to find out if they survived (which kind of reminded me again of 21 guns). But as I waited and waited, the less I believed in the ER dream. When the ending we were promised finally happened, I was left disappointed. I'm not sure what I was expecting but I was still disappointed. But reports have said that we will find out who the fatality was when the show returns for (what has been reported to be), its final season in the fall. But come on how could anyone survive it and if by some miracle they did, they would be terribly burnt.





    Overall I am still looking forward to season 15, but if the reports are true that it is the last one, maybe it is a blessing in disguise after the last few episodes.moreless
  • Worst finale ever.

    4.6
    Ive been quite generous when ive reviewed previous episodes this season mainly 10's but this episode.. this was just bad.



    there where some high points (mainly Abby and Luka)



    but the rest was just dull. i know there was a strike but they really didnt try hard enough to make this episode a good one. they should have told NBC that they needed more time to make this



    im hoping that season 15 will have more to it.



    i think we all know that Greg is died/will die. hes to much of a show off to have let sam go on the ambulance.



    I am also a little worried for abby - i know she's leaving but im hoping she wasnt hurt by the explosion.



    Im hoping morretti wont be back next seasonmoreless
  • I knew it!! I knew it!!

    9.5
    I knew someone was going to die! My bet was in Pratt's brother, i thought he would be Arnie's paramedic and something would happen during the transport! Who was it? Pratt or Sam?? I guess it was Pratt, he was the one insisting about going with him! Abby and Luka...so cute they're back together!

    I can't believe Dubenko is leaving! I think he was my favorite character this season (oh crap, I think I said that about somebody else last review! lol)

    A lot of people are leaving! We are running out of doctors...let's think: Abby and Luka (I guess they're moving, wasn't what he said?), Dubenko, Sam/Pratt...

    Is Carter comming back?? The nurses said that a few epsiodes ago and nothing until now! Our last season can't be all about unknown doctors! I think they all should come back Doug (George Clooney is too famous now, he'll never accept), Carol, Carter, Susan, Benton, Weaver, Elizabeth...and we should have ghosts appearences like Romano, Greene, Gallant and Lucy! Okay, my idea suck, but seriously we have to have a review of all the years....the best moments...and the lasr episode must be like 2 or 3 hours long.

    ER can't end!!! Please!!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

Steve Buscemi

Steve Buscemi

Art Masterson

Guest Star

Michael Gaston

Michael Gaston

Rick

Guest Star

Liza Lapira

Liza Lapira

Christine

Guest Star

Leland Orser

Leland Orser

Dr. Lucien Dubenko

Recurring Role

John Aylward

John Aylward

Dr. Donald Anspaugh

Recurring Role

Laura Cerón

Laura Cerón

Nurse Chuny Marquez

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • QUOTES (7)

    • Dr. Anspaugh: (during the M&M) Sit down, Lucien! You're out of line!
      Dubenko: No. I won't sit down and I'm not out of line, I'm not out of line at all. That's a joke. Wanna know what's out of line? I'll tell you what's out of line: a system so pathetically underfunded that we have a single trauma attending to cover the entire hospital at night. That's out of line. Letting a patient bleed out in the ICU because of a stupid rule; that's out of line. And you wanna know what else? Wanna know what else? Sitting by and watching my resident try and hide the fact that I left her alone in the OR; that's out of line. It's all out of line.

    • Luka: Let's just go some place new. Somewhere where nobody knows us. I know we have good friends here in Chicago, and you've got this great job...
      Abby: Do you know that I love you more than I could ever explain? (they kiss) Let's get outta here.

    • Mr. Masterson: The only place worse than South Dakota: North Dakota. I had to move my whole family there; wife, two kids, and they hate me for it. I hate me for it!
      Pratt: So, why did you leave them?
      Mr. Masterson: I could tell you that, but then I'd have to kill you.

    • Abby: ...I got you this.
      Luka: A paper!
      Abby: It's what you're supposed to get for the first anniversary. (Luka stays very still) Okay, uh, thanks for the ride.

    • Abby: Ahh, hi guys! Hey, I missed you guys! (she takes Joe from Luka's arms) I missed you. (talking to Joe) How was your weekend with daddy?
      Luka: Uh, pretty good. He only ate frozen waffles and strawberry yogurt.
      Abby: It's part of the new environment. But it's okay, strawberries are almost a vegetable, right? (talking to Joe, almost whispering) Hey, how are you buddy? Huh? (talking to Luka) Do you want a cup of coffee?
      Luka: Huh, no, no, I'm off caffeine.
      Abby: Really! Wow! Good for you. What happened to his (Joe's) knee?
      Luka: Huh, he felt, I think.
      Abby: You think?

      Luka: Yeah, I left him with Marnia, yesterday, for a couple of hours...
      Abby: It's your first weekend alone with your son and you left him with a babysitter?
      Luka: It was just for two hours, Abby. Come on.

    • Drunk patient: Listen up, everybody. I'm the last guy you want in the ER.

    • Moretti: Can we talk for a minute?
      Abby: Let's not.
      Moretti: Abby, I've tried to call you.
      Abby: I know, but it's... this is just not really a good time because I'm totally slammed.
      Moretti: Oh, than why are you walking out?
      Abby: Because I don't want to do this.
      Moretti: Can I talk to you for five minutes?
      Abby: No. Look, my marriage is over, okay> Can you just leave me alone?
      Moretti: Five minutes!
      (they end up talking on the street)
      Moretti: Abby, I didn't know about you and Luka. I'm sorry.
      Abby: Me too.
      Moretti: Look, I just want to talk to you, just for a sec, about the way that I left.
      Abby: It doesn't matter.
      Moretti: Well, my kid was really sick, okay? And, and I lost my footing for awhile.
      Abby: Yes, I know how that feels, trust me.
      Moretti: Good. He was in a psych ward for eight weeks. Told me he wanted to die.
      Abby: I'm very sorry to hear that. I am sorry but I...
      Moretti: Anyway, in the middle of it, his mother and I, you know, we started talking, really talking, and by the time he got out of the hospital, we were a family again.
      Abby: That's great for you. Really, really great.
      Moretti: Look, all I'm trying to say is that every couple goes through some awful and messed up stuff.
      Abby: Kevin, are you feeling guilty or responsible? Because you, because you're not. You don't have to.
      Moretti: I just wanted to tell you I'm sorry.
      Abby: You don't have to be sorry. All you did was help me to ruin my life a little bit faster. That's it. I have to go back to work. (she walks away)

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