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Season 11 Episode 12

The Providers

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Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Jan 27, 2005 on NBC
8.7
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A 16-year-old is brought in with renal failure after a kidney transplant, and Carter concludes that a new drug she was taking for her condition is the culprit. He creates a media uproar and a public relations nightmare for the hospital when he openly questions the safety of the drug, which happens to have been recommended by the girl's neurologist, George Henry, a former student of Carter's. Meanwhile, Neela's crush on Luka is resolved, and med student Jake reveals an increasing interest in Abby.moreless

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  • Something on the water...

    8.1
    Somehow divided episode. A part of it concentrates on a case where 16 years old girl is brought in. She have had kidney transplant and some other medical problems. What first looks like something simple turns into the hard truth - the new drug she has been taken has damaged her new kidney and she will need transplant. But her unique immune system makes the possibilities low. And Carter has his own crusade against that kind of drugs and that pisses of Weaver.



    On the second half, the episode is somehow pathetic comedic .. I do not know what... as Abby and Neela.. they both have crushes.. On Neela's case.. Sam is on the way.. and on Abby's - her crush is her student.. so.. not much luckmoreless
  • "Did someone put something in the water today" Possible with some connection between Abby and Jake and a certain crush on Luka.

    9.3
    I loved the start of this episode with Abby and Neela talking about how neither of them has got any in a ridiculously long time , then saying how they have work to keep their minds of it only to have Luka walk in and contradict the whole conversation.True classic.



    Neela has a crush on Luka and sam isn't happy about how he's handling it.Neela was obviously getting the wrong idea from the last episode were he comforted her but Luka didn't exactly do much to stop it.I didn't like when he tried to pass her off but i was glad when he talked to her. (Sam's doing.?) I thought sam handled it quite well her sarcasm about it was quite refreshing to see from her.



    Abby and Jake do make a cute couple how ironic they happen to get sex related cases.Sam's comment about something in the water when Abby was extremely close to Jake was great! It's a shame the two can't date but something tells me Jake isn't going to give up that easily.



    The scenes with the girl's failed kidney were hard to watch;all down to a drug they're supposed to be safe so i get John's outrage.Those scenes were the dad killed himself were horrible but he loved his daughter maybe too much..!moreless
  • Neela has a crush on Luka and Sam is not impressed with how he is handling it. Abby and Jake clearly have some connection too!

    9.1
    Carter causes a stir when he and Neela post requests on the internet for information about a new drug. The drug has caused renal failure in a transplant patient of one of Crater's old med students. He was being paid to report on drug reactions etc and was aware of the potential problems. The girl's father, who gave her the original kidney, shoots himself in front of Carter, so that he can donate his remaning kidney to his daughter. Carter is furious about the behaviour of the physician and the drug company, but Weaver and Susan remind him that the drug company pays for a lot of the teaching and research in the hospital.

    Jake and Abby part with Jake jokily offering to drop out of his rotation so that she will agree to go out to dinner with him!!

    The interaction between Neela and Luka is amusing. When she is very close to him doing a femoral cut down, it is no different to any other close proceedure, except for the feelings. It emphasises how closely they work normally without anyone thinking anything of it, until feelings get confused. It is quite interesting to think we watch it all the time without comment, until it is pointed out. And probably explains why there are so many relationships in hospitals - apart from the fact most of them have time for little else!!!moreless
Goran Visnjic

Goran Visnjic

Dr. Luka Kovac

Laura Innes

Laura Innes

Dr. Kerry Weaver

Linda Cardellini

Linda Cardellini

Nurse Sam Taggart

Maura Tierney

Maura Tierney

Dr. Abby Lockhart

Noah Wyle

Noah Wyle

Dr. John Carter

Parminder Nagra

Parminder Nagra

Dr. Neela Rasgotra

Tom Irwin

Tom Irwin

Gabriel Milner

Guest Star

Chad Lowe

Chad Lowe

Dr. George Henry

Guest Star

Laura Leigh Hughes

Laura Leigh Hughes

Hannah Milner

Guest Star

Eion Bailey

Eion Bailey

Jake Scanlon

Recurring Role

Leland Orser

Leland Orser

Dr. Dubenko

Recurring Role

Yvette Freeman

Yvette Freeman

Haleh

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goof: When Carter asks Dr. Henry to take the parents to the family room, Henry says "Yeah, I think I remember the way." However, the family room hadn't been built yet when Henry was a med student at County (in Season 4).

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Abby: So basically neither one of us has gotten any in a ridiculously long time.
      Neela: Well at least we have work to keep our minds off men, romance, sex.
      Abby: Yeah, at least we have that.
      (Luka walks in and they both look round)
      Luka: Morning!
      Abby: Hello, Luka.
      Neela: Dr. Kovac.

    • (When watching Abby & Jake and Neela & Luka)
      Sam: Did someone put something in the water today?

    • (Carter went to the media about a drug)
      Luka: It's true, right?
      Carter: (nods)
      Luka: Then you did a good thing.
      Carter: You say that like it matters.

    • Neela: Maybe we need to talk?
      Sam: Nah, we really don't.
      Neela: It's just, he helped me to adjust coming back to work here. He made things a lot easier, and I guess... I don't know, I got confused.
      Sam: I get confused every time I look at him.

    • Neela: It's like I forgot where I was... I was just looking at him like he was this huge... cupcake.
      Clerk: You want one?
      Neela: Nah, just a metaphor. Thanks.
      Abby: So... you have a crush on Luka. That's kinda weird.

    • Luka: Do you have an intern on this?
      Carter: I've got Ray.
      Luka: Ah, would you think about taking Neela instead?
      Carter: Why? Is there a problem?
      Luka: Just do me a favor, O.k?
      Carter: Alright. Send the Punjabi powerhouse my way.

    • Neela: New scores?
      Susan: Yep. We don't suck as much as we used to. And maybe next week we'll suck a little less.
      Abby: Must be our motivation speeches.
      Susan: We're pairing attendings with interns. Abby you got me, Neela you got Kovac.
      Neela: What?
      Susan: Yeah. Big Croatian guy. You can't miss him.

    • Sam: It's not funny, Luka. You're doing everything to encourage it.
      Luka: That's not true.
      Sam: Yeah, well it better not be. Otherwise I'm gonna have to get into some nasty chick fight with Neela.
      Luka: In the mud? Just don't hurt her.
      Sam: Only person who's gonna get hurt in here, is you. You got it?

    • Sam: Neela on today?
      Luka: Hmm?
      Sam: Neela on?
      Luka: I don't know. Think she is.
      Sam: Funny how that keeps working out.
      Luka: What?
      Sam: Nothing... Come on! She's young, single, lonely. She's got a crush on you.
      Luka: I'm a teacher. She's just trying to learn.
      Sam: Yeah, bet she is.
      Luka: Ah, come on!
      Sam: What? Everyone can see it.
      Luka: Who's everyone?
      Sam: Ah, Pratt, Frank, Jerry, Morris, Chuny, Haleh, even Murray.
      Luka: Murray?

    • (about Jake)
      Abby: Why did you stick me with this guy?
      Susan: When did everyone become such scheduling divas?
      Abby: Well, I don't need a student. I'm better flying solo.
      Susan: Is there something wrong with him?
      Abby: No, he's excellent. He's very good.
      Susan: Oh, no... You like him, don't you?
      Abby: Okay, you know what...?
      Susan: You do! You're blushing!
      Abby: We never had this conversation. (starts to walk away)
      Susan: Hey, haven't you had enough of doctors?

    • Weaver: Susan, you're the boss. Tell him to keep his eye on the ball.
      Susan: (To Carter) No more computer access for you.

    • Sam: Dr.Carter, Dr.Weaver is on the phone for you. She sounds, kinda...
      Carter: Kinda what?
      Sam: ...Weaver-like.

    • Abby: Get yourself a six pack, a copy of the kama sutra, and shoot out the lights.

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