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Season 9 Episode 21

When Night Meets Day

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Aired Thursday 10:00 PM May 08, 2003 on NBC
8.7
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Carter's day shift and Pratt's night shift (his final shift at County) are intercut. Both men have extremely busy days. Doc Magoo's burns down. Luka calls Carter from the Congo and asks for help. Carter decides to go. Pratt decides to stay at County. In other parts of the hospital, Romano has his now-useless left arm amputated.moreless

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  • It's the 200th episode, and they made it awesome. We see how the shifts from Pratt and Carter went. One at night, one at daylight.

    9.6
    Perhaps to celebrate the 200th episode they made an awesome episode.

    We see seperatly the 2 shifts from Pratt that is going away and has his last night shift, and from Carter in the day that a solar eclipse is going to happen, and later on , a fire in Doc Magoo's.

    The episode is really well directed and well done, we often see the shifts being switched with an eye blink and the same persons being treated, in the two different shifts, like they were being updated.Carter treats several patients that then come into Pratt's shift and die , or Pratt treats the unsolved Carter ones.

    This is also the day that Romano is getting his arm amputated.



    A really interesting and well done episode.moreless
  • Read review.

    9.9
    This is definetly a top ten episode. It has such an interesting story line with the shifts of Carter and Pratt being separate but yet intertwining. Carter deals with a gang banger that stabs an enemy and runs away, and Pratt pronounces the same gang banger. Carter revives an almost drowned victim, and tells the father that she may not recover, while the same victim get better on Pratt's shift.



    And how Carter deals with the nun and realizes that he has a greater purpose, while Pratt decides to stay at county at the end of the episode.



    This is a great episode that will have you on the edge of your seat.moreless
  • Gorgeous way to celebrate 200. episode.

    9.1
    This was first little confusing as I hardly understand the logic they were having there but when I got it - it was amazing. The way those patients who were the long and how they showed everything totally mixed up and only in the end we learned and understand what happened.



    The storyline jumping, the motion, all the emotions there - it was superb.



    Also those patients, their stories.. and I so much understand why in the end, Carter felt he has to get away. Sooner or later it will get to him.



    I specially loved Romano part - he is so complicated char and the way he is ending now - it is really hard but... somehow it was beautiful. Elizabeth has been there for him always, no matter what he said and I thought we all knew.. It was really beautiful episode.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

Peter Pergelides

Peter Pergelides

Hal

Guest Star

Noel Nicholas

Noel Nicholas

Nelson

Guest Star

George Miserlis

George Miserlis

Fireman #2

Guest Star

Brian Lester

Brian Lester

Dumar

Recurring Role

Dinah Lenney

Dinah Lenney

Shirley

Recurring Role

Michelle Bonilla

Michelle Bonilla

Harms

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Goof: The only total solar eclipse (also only visible in the Southern Hemisphere) that occurred in the year 2003 was on November 23. This episode aired May 3, 2003, more than 4 months earlier.

    • The screen splits vertically during the treatment of Dr. Carter's patient to include Dr. Pratt's simultaneously on the screen's right side.

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Kerry: How was your last shift?
      Pratt: Lots of excitement.
      Kerry: Well if you're ever bored, God knows we need the staff.

    • Firefighter #1: (Firefighters are talking with Susan at the Admit desk)
      The old paint factory on Hudson was probably the worst: hot as hell and the smoke...
      Firefighter #2: Couldn't see your hand in front of your face.
      Abby: Isn't the fire outside, boys?
      Firefighter #1: It's out.
      Abby: Really? Then shouldn't you be rolling up your hoses, heading back to the station? (Susan joins her in meeting an ambulance outside) Feeding that little spotted dog? Polishing your poles?
      Susan: Are you cranky or flirting?
      Abby: What?
      Susan: 'Polishing your poles'?

    • Abby: Oh and Mr. Johnson made a 'biscuit'.
      Pratt: A biscuit?
      Abby: He took a dump on a gurney.
      Pratt: Oh, that's beautiful. Hey Jerry, what's the County to Northwestern biscuit ratio?
      Jerry: It's gotta be 8:1.
      Pratt: Haha, the odds are in my favor, baby!

    • Corday: (After treating Curtis' younger brother Turner, now a young gang member) They just keep getting younger, don't they?
      Carter: Is neurovascular in tact?
      Corday: Completely, but I'd observe for an expanding hemotoma.
      Carter: You could at least take his staples out. ((Turner was shot in the stomach the week before)
      Corday: Or we could implant a zipper, make it easier for all concerned.

    • Pratt: (The ER staff are watching the fire department put Doc Magoo's fire out)
      Whoa! Somebody overcooked their burger.
      Jerry: It's arson. Definitely arson.
      Susan: Could be electrical; the place wasn't exactly a model of code compliance.
      Chuny: I've been brown-bagging it since they closed.
      Jerry: Yeah, now the cafeteria has a monopoly.
      Pratt: Was anybody in there?
      Susan: (shakes her head no) The CFD did a sweep.
      Pratt: Oh, well I guess we're closed then.
      Susan: Oh, we never close.
      Pratt: Yeah, neither did Doc Magoo's and look what happened.
      Susan: I wouldn't deprive you of your last shift.
      Pratt: Oh come on. Declare 'internal disaster' so that we can all go home.
      Susan: No, you're an internal disaster. That's an external disaster. (Pratt laughs, Abby walks by) Hey Abby, got any marshmallows?

    • Carter: (Sees giant trucks and equipment in the ambulance bay)
      What is this?
      Chen: Weaver's moving triage. Something about more beds.
      Carter: Oh, good. So the patients can wait lying down?

    • Susan: Where's Jimmy Carter when you need him? (hands off a bunch of charts to Carter) Bus full of Texans with food poisoning, all puking hash browns.
      Carter: Morning.
      Susan: Yeah, for you maybe. Apparently I'm a vampire.
      Pratt: Oh wow, you go it so rough: three night shifts in a row. I've been doing graveyard two weeks straight.
      Susan: I did my residency, thank you. (to Carter) They're insisting on being discharged by 2:16 so they can see the stupid eclipse.
      Carter: I thought vampires liked eclipses?
      Susan: The moon blocks out the sun, big deal. I've got a billboard outside my apartment that does the same thing.

    • (still under the effects of anesthesia)
      Romano: She's one hell of a surgeon. So beautiful. You're taking good care of me. I love you, Elizabeth.

    • (as he is about to get his left arm amputated)
      Romano: Do me a favor. Write "not this one, idiot" on my right arm… Oh, like it doesn't happen!

    • Chen: Congratulations Greg, you survived the County experience.
      Pratt: Oh no, not just survived. I whooped it's ass.

    • Fat Patient: I didn't even eat dinner, just a pie.
      Pratt: How much pie?
      Fat Patient: You know, a pie...

    • Patient: It's all ending today! Today is the last day!
      Carter: Can you tell us your name?
      Patient: 2:16 PM. The end of the world!
      Carter: Oh, great, I have to work. I'm always working when the world ends.

    • Abby: You have a rough shift?
      Carter: Yeah. There was this guy, this MI; he asked me for a pen and some paper to write a note to his kids. I couldn't save him, but I could of...
      Abby: What?
      Carter: Nothing. Nothing's right here. (he turns and starts to walk away)
      Abby: Hey! I haven't seen you in a week. That's it? Luka called me, looking for you, he was under the impression I might know where you were. You're going, right? To Africa?
      Carter: It's not Rio, but it's not here.

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