Season 12 Episode 8

Two Ships

Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Nov 17, 2005 on NBC
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Episode Summary

For Neela, what begins as a routine ride-along with Gates and Zadro turns into a defining day when a commercial jet and a private plane crash over Chicago. As Clemente manages the trauma in the ER, Pratt joins Neela on-scene. Luka and Abby wake up together at Luka's, but the crash soon takes them back to work, where the tension between Luka and Clemente continues. As patients flood in, Sam recalls Haleh when extra nurses are needed, and earns Eve's approval. Luka and Abby care for a patient with severe facial injuries while Pratt struggles to save a patient with a heart injury. Ray's youthful friend returns and creates a nuisance. As the day ends, Luka and Abby talk, and awkwardly decide to stay "just friends," while Neela has a welcome, and overdue, visitor.moreless

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  • Ik heb egt geen idee wat ik hier moeten zetten dus zet ik dit maar neer=P XXX

    Hee allemaall,,

    Jullie kunnen dit niet lezen,, jammer,, maar ik kan niet zoo goed engels praten, jammer voor jullie...

    ik wil ffies zegge dat ik maura tierney egt goed vind spelen!! ER is egt een goede serie!! Deze episode heb ik eerlijk gezegt nog niet ge zien,, dus k ga hem maar eens nu kijkee.. want ik moet vn jullie een stuk van 100 woorden schrijven, maar dat is niet egt gemakkelijk als je het filmpje nog niet heb ge zien maar ik doe me best voor jullie, omdat ik gewoon dat filmpje wil zien!! nu nog maar drie woorden en die heb ik nu..

    ER is great!!

  • One of those episodes you do not want to miss, what makes you cry.

    Oh, it was really beautiful episode. First the emotional level this episode had, then the motion, action - the way the story was build. I was looking at Pratt, seeing those two lights on the sky but I never even understand that there might be coming something like it was - a plain crash. It was stunning on effect side - to built that scenery.. and the way it looked so real.. and all the action - non stop motion - I have missed it quite a lot.

    Neela - as it was mainly her development episode. The way she got involved, how well she felt herself on the field. Maybe now she has what she wants to do and the end - she going home.. and Michael comming. A really gorgeous end for that episode.moreless
  • Neela ..high on adrenelin!

    I loved seeing Neela rise to the occasion.As much as I love Abby she can\'t be the star resident every episode as it would get boring.

    Neela performing a surgical procedure on Gates in the middle of a plane crash site was RAD!

    Glad Michael came home in the end ..she really needed him.

    Abby and Luka were so funny during the whole \"Panties\" scene and I loved that he made her breakfast and she didn\'t leave straight away like she planned.

    I thought Luka being recalled to work and turning up in jeans and t-shirt was cute..very cute.Abby in \"yesterdays\" clothes was funny because I thought someone would notice and question why she is still wearing the same clothes as yesterday.

    A great episode of Drama and Humour interlaced.

    I am not going to mention how much I squirmed during the whole \"About last night scenes\" Abby and Luka are sooo in denial about their true feelings it\'s obvious.moreless
  • I enjoyed finally watching the character development of Neela.

    This episode had everything: drama, love, lust, and an explosion. I was relieved that finally we would see a episode that mainly focused on Neela, because she is one of my favourite characters on the show. I really love the part where Abby is trying to get her to stay at the hospital:

    Abby: Is there anything, anything I can say to make you stay?

    Neela: No. (she continues to walk away)

    Abby: I slept with Luka!

    Neela: Yeah. Nice try.

    I was actually shocked to find Serena Williams can act. She did a fantastic job playing a mother who couldn't find her child after the plane crashed. I was nearly crying when I found out she died at the end and that her children had no mother afterwards. I was so happy to see Gallant and Neela reunited at the end of the episode after she had a tough and emotional day. Truly a wonderful episode.moreless
  • I always like the episodes where the docs have to go out in the field. But this episode was a bit of a let down.

    I love a good disaster on ER. Sounds awful, but it's true. After all, the show is about emergencies and nothing beats a big happening where the docs have to go out into the field. So far the best episode in the Field Disaster genre is The Crossing. This episode does not nearly compare.

    For a disaster episode it was rather dull. The crash itself was done in a splendid way, but the storyline never gripped me. I love Neela's character but she and Pratt out in the field didn't interest me half as much as Kovac and Carter did in The Crossing. All in all it seemed to ordinary somehow, like all they changed was the setting.

    I'm starting to root for a Neela/Ray romance here. He obviously cares about her and as much as she is trying to be annoyed with him you can tell she cares about him too. I love Gallant, but honestly he and Neela would be dull together. They are too uptight, they need to be paired up with people who will challenge them.

    Abby needs to get a brain... Saying she'll spend the night at Neela's to make sure she's okay? Neela lives with a doctor, I am pretty sure Ray can handle anything that might happen.

    It was a good episode all in all, but for a Disaster episode it was only so-so. I expect more from these episodes and this one did not deliver.

Linda Cardellini

Linda Cardellini

Nurse Sam Taggart

Mekhi Phifer

Mekhi Phifer

Dr. Greg Pratt

Shane West

Shane West

Dr. Ray Barnett

Goran Visnjic

Goran Visnjic

Dr. Luka Kovac

Maura Tierney

Maura Tierney

Dr. Abby Lockhart

Parminder Nagra

Parminder Nagra

Dr. Neela Rasgotra

John Stamos

John Stamos

Tony Gates

Guest Star

Serena Williams

Serena Williams


Guest Star

Alex Rocco

Alex Rocco

Martin Trudeau

Guest Star

John Leguizamo

John Leguizamo

Dr. Victor Clemente

Recurring Role

Kristen Johnston (I)

Kristen Johnston (I)

Eve Peyton

Recurring Role

Abraham Benrubi

Abraham Benrubi


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Goof: When Luka throws Abby her underwear, it appears black, but when the camera goes back to Abby, it seems to have changed to white.

    • Goof: In the previous episode, "Human Shield," Luka's hair is significantly longer, despite the negligible time differences between the two episodes.

    • A bag just like the one you see Eve carrying before she leaves for the airport is later seen at the scene of the crash, leading you to believe that Eve may have been on the plane that crashed.

  • QUOTES (16)

    • Neela: Gates is like a dog in heat.

    • Inez: (to Ray) Yo Rocky.

    • Ray: He's still coming home right?
      Neela: Not at the moment.
      Ray: Oh, cool!...I mean, too bad. But erm, maybe I can come home now?
      Neela: No.
      Ray: No?
      Neela: It's actually quite nice without you and that smell hasn't been there since you've been gone.
      Ray: But it's my place!

    • Neela: Today was so... terrifying... and amazing. There was no labs, no x-rays, no rapid infusors or cut down trays, just me. Maybe it's the adrenaline, but I feel high. I need to go back out.
      Abby: Sounds like I need to call for a psych consult.

    • Luka: What are you doing?
      Abby: Looking for my underwear
      Luka: You on tonight?
      Abby: No.
      Luka: Why are you leaving?
      Abby: I just thought I should.
      Luka: You should stay
      Abby: I probably shouldn't. I have a lot of stuff I need to do and...
      (Luka, in bed, flips the blanket)
      Luka: Oh. Your bra.
      Abby: Thank you
      (Luka continues looking, then throws something to Abby, a naughty look on his face)
      Luka: Panties... Still like ketchup on your eggs? I'll make you some breakfast.
      Abby: I think we probably slept through breakfast... And lunch.

    • Pratt: OK, I'm going out with Pickman.
      Clemente: Congratulations, have her home by ten.

    • (about Ray sleeping with the 14 year-old)
      Neela: All things considered, you got off easy.
      Ray: Oh, you bet my ass kicking was a breeze. All I had to do was lie there.
      Neela: It beats jail time.

    • Luka: I was just thinking about, uh, I was thinking about what happened. Last night.
      Abby: It was nice.
      Luka: Nice?
      Abby: Yeah. Wasn't it?
      Luka: No. Yeah, of course...
      Abby: But...?
      Luka: What?
      Abby: I don't know? (pause) I don't know, what do we do now?
      Luka: Not sure.(struggling for words) For a long time, even when we weren't connecting a lot, you've... you've been the one person I can count on.
      Abby: I feel like that, too.
      Luka: You know that means a lot to me, that friendship.
      Abby: Me too... So...? Maybe we should just leave it at that then?
      Luka: I don't know... I don't wanna lose that, you know, but if that's what you...
      Abby: So what we're saying is just, stay friends, like... (pause)
      Luka: Need a lift?
      Abby: No. I have, uhm, some stuff I need to finish inside...
      Luka: Night.
      Abby: See ya.

    • Abby: (following Neela, trying to keep her from leaving the hospital) Is there anything, anything I can say to make you stay?
      Neela: No. (she continues to walk away)
      Abby: I slept with Luka!
      Neela: Yeah. Nice try.

    • Neela: You can come back on the following conditions: no more dirty dishes in the sink and no more using the couch as a clothes hamper.
      Ray: Didn't I let you move in?

    • Eve (to Sam) Where do you need me?
      Jerry: How about Peoria?

    • Jerry: (when he sees Eve walking into the ER) Ah, it's alive.

    • Neela: (to Abby) If I start to die, you'll be the first one I call.

    • Abby: I'd hate for you to stop breathing.
      Neela: I'd hate for that too.
      Abby: Neela, come on.
      Neela: Can I at least go pee first?
      Abby: I'll get you a bed pan.

    • Neela: You can stop being a med student.
      Gates: As soon as you stop being a firefighter.

    • Kovac: Haleh?
      Haleh: Sam called. Good thing too. It's been over two weeks and my husband was driving me crazy.

  • NOTES (3)


    • Clemente: This incident is like Night of the Living Dead.
      Clemente is referring to the 1968 zombie classic.

    • Title: "Two Ships"
      The title of this episode is a reference to the expression "two ships passing in the night," that is, a random encounter or missed opportunity. In this case, it refers to Luka and Abby's night together as well as their inability to share their true feelings afterward.