ER

Season 14 Episode 1

The War Comes Home

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Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Sep 27, 2007 on NBC
8.6
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Season Premiere: Moretti's first day is challenging as the ER is inundated with casualties from the peace rally - including Neela. Dubenko faces a crisis in surgery. Abby, Pratt and Morris conspire about how to deal with a shared problem. A new intern arrives unexpectedly, and Gates is reassigned.moreless

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  • One of them...

    8.5
    Oh.. this was intense episode and had all the tragic and all the emotions. The start was specially very tensional as everyone was waiting for Neela and they were bringing those patients in and when they were saying - they have woman in early twenties who are not going to make it - we all thought Neela.. but no.. she is brought in and her condition gets worse.. and there is struggle between Dubenko and Moretti over her treatment.. It was just so heartbreaking to see how Dubenko was trying to do everything to save her.. and Gates.. But it was not only about Neela. There was that little girl and his granddad and the irony - to take her to park to show her the power of democracy and how she ended up.. and the man who was behind it all..moreless
  • Not bad, but certainly could've been better.

    8.9
    I admit I didn't have high hopes for Season 14 as I was the last person I knew to have seen it, and the reviews I had heard wern't encouraging. However, this episode was a good start. I'm enjoying more patient storylines. I was having semi-flashbacks to the early days of season's 1 and 2.:



    The cast is smaller which I am liking. I know this is going to mean near-equal screen time unlike say, season 6 or season 10 in which the cast was above 10 and we only saw a few of those characters. A smaller cast is more personal. I love it.:



    It should be noted that I actually LIKED Gates in this episode. Usually I am opposed to his arrogance but it worked for this episode over his concern for Neela. It was nice. Maybe it was the scene in which he lit a lighter in front of the culprit's face. But it will be interesting to see him up in the ICU.:



    It was nice to see Abby emerge as a leader in this episode. As Luka's wife, and the doctor who has been at County the longest, it was crucial that she step up, and she did.:



    Finally, Moretti. I don't know what to think of him. He's kind of a pain in the neck, truth be told.moreless
  • This episode gives me a feeling of the early ER seasons. Nice touch!

    10
    Most dramatic story: Poor Neela is severely injured and Abby refuses to leave her side. In the OP Abby tells Dubenko to let Crenshaw take charge of the operation. I haven't read any spoilers, but I'm still pretty sure Neela will make it. I've never seen so much blood, though... Weirdest scene: Young patient "peeing" through a suprapubic catheter (a tube in the stomach).

    Weirdest patient: The magic mushroom patient who turns out to be a doctor of orthopaedics.

    Funniest scene: Pratt, Morris & Abby planning a revolution against Moretti.

    Funniest line: Abby (about Moretti) "Where is Mussolini?"

    Newest kid on the block: Grady. I didn't see enough of him to form an opinion of him.

    Best scene: The scene at the end, when Sam, Pratt, Morris, Abby, Frank and Gates are waiting for Neela to wake up after her op, reminds me of the old ER episodes. Great!moreless
  • it´s not their best season premiere but it was a really intense episode, i loved the whole neela situation, ER can still make great episodes after 14 years

    9.0
    well as i said before i don´t think this is the best season opener or even one of the best, but it was a great espisode full of intense drama and drama situations, i thought all the neela situation being hurt really bad was great, i just love when stephen cragg is the director because i think he really understands the show and what the writers want to do with each episode, for example i think the final scene was really good: everyone waiting news on neela it really made it a special scene, i hope that ER can make a great season even though they are short of carachtersmoreless
  • Huh...I really don't know what I think about this episode

    7.0
    A good episode...but nothing happened in it! OK. Neela...

    Neela was just a fact in this episode. Just one more pacient, like another one.

    I liked soooo much of Stanley Tucci's appereance.

    He's a very wonderful actor.

    I missed Abby...Hope...Luka...ever body!!!

    Episodes like this one, make me remember of Carter, Mark, Susan...Oh boy...I miss them :(

    This episode could be a episode like another, but it was to be the season premiere...not a simple episode

    Well...I like and dislike in the same time...

    But with a bad season finale...we have a bad season premiere...oh My! I love ER...but the end is really really close...=[...C'mon producers! Make ER better!!! 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

Scott Grimes

Scott Grimes

Dr. Archie Morris

Linda Cardellini

Linda Cardellini

Nurse Sam Taggart

David Clennon

David Clennon

Jared Morgan

Guest Star

Elden Henson

Elden Henson

Fingerless Guy

Guest Star

Hayley McFarland

Hayley McFarland

Candice

Guest Star

Lily Mariye

Lily Mariye

Lily

Recurring Role

Joe Manganiello

Joe Manganiello

Officer Litchman

Recurring Role

Leland Orser

Leland Orser

Dr. Lucien Dubenko

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goof: When Neela is being told she'll be going into Trauma Room 1, you can clearly tell her part is a voice over, as her mouth doesn't move until she says the word "yellow" at the end of her line.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • (in the truama room)
      Tony: Hey, Mayday, I've been looking for you.
      Neela: Well, I guess you found me.

    • Abby: You're not lost, are you? If you need directions...
      Moretti: No, no. (pauses) You know why we're here? Because of war. Without it, you would be a pediatrician or an oncologist. I'd probably still be losing my mind in the ICU.
      Abby: War, huh?
      Moretti: Uh huh. Emergency medicine is actually the result of centuries of warfare. It's a field that was defined by doctors and nurses, in bombed out buildings, trying to take care of patients on dirty canvas stretchers. And performing procedures in tent hospitals that were literally hundreds of feet away from where the battles raged. And these people, our predecessors, they had a simple primary focus: survival. And down in the bunkers they dug in deep, to try to save their patients lives and to try to save their own lives. And they ended up giving life to this whole new art form. This great collaborative enterprise, that we still carry on today. That's why we're here.
      Abby: (nods her head) You don't get out much, do you?

    • (Abby, Pratt and Morris are all complaining about Moretti)
      Morris: Hey, let's go grab a drink while we plan the revolution.
      Abby: I could use something to eat.
      Morris: Come on, Greg. You're buying.

    • (as members of the ER staff are waiting outside the recovery room to see Neela)
      Morris: I'm calling for pizza. Who's in? (all raise their hand) Cool! Pratt, you're buying.

  • NOTES (3)

    • This is the only season of the series to not feature any "and" credit regular cast in the opening theme.

    • For the first time since the series started out, ER has only six regular cast members.

    • This episode was nominated for a 2008 Golden Reel Award for Best Sound Editing in Television: Short Form – Sound Effects and Foley. It was also nominated for a 2008 Emmy Award for Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series.

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