My Top 3 Doctors
After finishing "In the End...", I really was stuck on deciding who were my favorite doctors on ER were. I started with my Top 10, but it became too difficult to make that list. So here are my Top 3 Doctor's of ER:
3) Mark Greene - He was the heart and soul of ER for the first half of the series. We watched his character grow as he gets divorced, lives the bachelor life, finds love with Corday, fight cancer, raises his children, and inspire. I'd rank him higher but his departure in S8 made it difficult to rank above my next 2 docs.
2) Abby Lockhart - The moment when Neela and Sam are chatting with Dr. Ross in S15E19 Old Times, and Neela mentions Abby but Doug doesn't recognize the name is one of the most frustrating moments as a fan. C'mon Doug, Abby delivered your twins! Especially so because Carol is milling about. Dr. Lockhart, to me, was the most interesting character as the original cast started to leave. Her journey from nurse to dropping out of med school to re-enrolling to graduating, dating Luka, having Joe, relapsing into alcoholism, recovering from her addiction. And let's not forget her bipolar family (amazing guest starring role for Sally Field). Though she wasn't part of the original cast, I consider her the Wolverine of ER: a character introduced much later on, but one who brought new life into the series.
1) John Carter - Even though he left the show for 4-5 seasons, it was fitting to get the beloved Dr. Carter back. When I first rewatched S1E1and Benton teaches Carter to put in an IV, it's hard to deny how far this character has grown. We seem him graduate med-school, get stabbed, become a drug addict, move to Africa, lose a child, save Luka from death, and countless other stories that made him a pillar of ER.
Who's your Top 3?