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|"Life After Death"|
|Season 15, Episode 1|
|Air date||September 25, 2008|
|Written by||Joe Sachs|
|Directed by||Christopher Misiano|
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Another Thursday at County
th and final season of ER begins with the devastating repercussions of the ambulance explosion. As Morris and Neela do everything they can to save a wounded colleague, Abby treats a young girl injured during the blast.
Short summary Edit
Gates hurries to the scene of the ambulance explosion after learning it was Pratt, not Sam, in the ambulance. Pratt is rushed back to County suffering from blast injuries, where the ER staff work to stabilize him. Eventually, a carotid tear develops, and he dies. Meanwhile, Abby misdiagnoses a patient, and talks about her plans to leave Chicago with Kovač, while Morris must pick up the pieces after Pratt's death.
- Mekhi Phifer makes his final appearance as Dr. Greg Pratt in this episode, while David Lyons joins the main cast as a series regular.
Abby: (to Haleh) Everything was going really well, till the ambulance blew up.
(about Pratt's condition)
Morris: Might get worse, before it gets better.
Haleh: Did I see Luka stop by today?
Abby: Uh huh.
Abby: And I think, (pause) things are going to be okay.
Haleh: I'm glad to hear that.
(Sam and Gates arrive at the accident scene)
Sam: Abby, what are you doing here?
Abby: Wrong place, wrong time.
Abby: Something's wrong here.
Morris: (looking at Pratt's x-ray) What?
Abby: The tibia and fibula are intact.
(Morris, Gates, Abby, and Sam stare at the x-ray)
Abby: Pratt, that's not your bone sticking out.
Morris: Listen, I don't think we all need to be here. There's nothing more we can do for now. (long pause) We'll take shifts. There're a lot of patients. He would tell us to get out there and take care of business. That's what he'd say.
(before being intubated).
Pratt: Morris, don't screw this up.
(yelling into the adjacent room while being treated)
Pratt: Hey, Brenner! You better be teaching in there!