Season 1 Episode 9

Mother's Day

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Aug 11, 2009 on TNT
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Episode Summary

Christina battles Morrissey after he asks her to lay off nurses due to budget cuts. Therefore, Kelly's job is on the line and she also encounters some problems with a doctor. This episode also features a terrible tragedy inside the ER.

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  • Christina fights with Morrissey, who wants to fire 6 nurses by the end of the day. Meanwhile a woman takes to the ER her mother in bad conditions, but forgets about her daughter in the car, at more than 90°F.moreless

    This episode showed me something I'd never seen before in a medical serial.

    Hawthorne's not only the drama of a widow chief-nurse: it talks about death and life in a way we'd never seen before. The death of the little baby brings sadness in the whole ER: the nurses are completely shocked, Tom can't even declare the time of death, Kelly thinks she can't be a nurse anymore.

    In this hot and tragic day, Christina has to deal with her own job: she should find someone to fire, but she's not enough tough; Camille wants to go away with some friends, but Christina doesn't want her to.

    By the end of the day she realizes that her life is so difficult and she feels alone.

    Tough day for Tom too: he must say to an old doctor, who's been like a mentor to him, that he must leave the hospital by the end of the day.

    I loved this episode because I really saw something new. The nurses feelings are so true, I think this episode taught everybody a true and unfair lesson: life comes to an end, and doctors can't always save people.moreless
Erinn Hayes

Erinn Hayes


Guest Star

Anne Ramsay

Anne Ramsay

Dr. Brenda Marshall

Guest Star

Matt Malloy

Matt Malloy


Guest Star

Vanessa Lengies

Vanessa Lengies

Kelly Epson

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Ray: I know you're a fraud.
      Dr. Brenda Marshall: Get Out.
      Ray: No you're a fraud who screws up. Because you're too arrogant to believe that other people, Nurses know as much as you do and god forbid even more and then when you do screw up you hang us out to dry.
      Dr. Brenda Marshall: You can't talk to me like that.
      Ray: Oh really, What are you going to do, you going to fire me? Go ahead, try it, try it. Because then I will tell everybody what I know who you are. You're not so tough.

    • (Christina about to discuss budget cuts with John Morrissey)
      Christina: You got any pointers?
      Tom: Yeah, why don't you try driving a stake through his heart.
      John Morrissey: (calling from inside the office) Hawthorne!
      Christina: (to Tom) Is there a heart?

    • Dr. Brenda Marshall: Nurses second-guessing doctors in the ER has become an Olympic sport, hasn't it? And frankly, Tom, I'm sick of it.

    • John Morrissey: This hospital is dying. I'm trying to prune things back to help it recover and the board's coming after it with a chainsaw. And you...
      Christina: Me what?
      John Morrissey: You're soft! You think you can make the hard decisions, but you can't.

    • (after they lost a patient in the ER)
      Ray: Do you want to talk about it?
      Candy: What's there to talk about, Ray? You know, it's just another tragedy in a job full of awful tragedies.

    • Bobbi: (talking to the nurses) Let us be pissed because we can't save everyone. And that is all we want. Every damn one.

  • NOTES (2)