|"Body & Soul"|
|Season 12, Episode 13|
|Air date||February 2, 2006|
|Written by||Joe Sachs|
|Directed by||Paul McCrane|
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"Body & Soul" is the thirteenth episode of the twelfth season of ER. It first aired on NBC on February 2, 2006. It was written by Joe Sachs and directed by Paul McCrane. It has Dr. Nate Lennox, a former biochemistry professor and mentor of Abby Lockhart, brought to the ER for his last stages of ALS disease while his progression of the disease is shown in flashbacks. Actor James Woods, who portrayed Dr. Lennox, received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series.
Abby's former biochemistry teacher, Dr. Nate Lennox, is brought in the ER. Dr. Lennox has advanced ALS and is admitted with pneumonia. His progression of the disease is shown in flashbacks at the reverse direction.
A LONG GOODBYE- JAMES WOODS AND ALLY WALKER GUEST STAR: When an abandoned ALS (Lou Gerigs disease) patient arrives at the ER, many of the doctors are shocked when they recognize the former medical school professor (guest star James Woods).
Abby (Maura Tierney) and Kovac (Goran Visnijic) try to understand Dr. Lennox's wishes for his life after the professor is struck with pneumonia as well as the nerve degenerating disease.
As the disease continues to cripple Dr. Lennox, Abby struggles with the possibility of losing the professor that was responsible for making her a doctor. After a controversial decision to attach a trake to help Dr. Lennox breathe, Abby and Fran (guest star Ally Walker) wonder if they made the right decision.
Mehki Phifer, Parminder Nagra, Linda Cardellini, and Scott Grimes also star.
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