"Scoop and Run"
Season 13, Episode 9
Air date November 23, 2006
Written by Lisa Zwerling
Directed by Stephen Cragg
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"Scoop and Run" is the ninth episode of the thirteenth season of ER. The episode first aired on NBC in November 23, 2006. It was written by Lisa Zwerling and directed by Stephen Cragg. It tells the story of Abby Lockhart going on a medical helicopter ride on Thanksgiving Day to transport an critically ill patient, then responses to a bus crash in a ravive and tries to save a life of a mother trapped inside the vehicle.

Plot Summary

On Thanksgiving Day, Abby is assigned to transport a critically ill patient by helicopter. The patient then ends up dying in route to the hospital. Then Abby and the helicopter medical crew responds to a bus crash near the ravine. Abby pulls all effort to save a trapped mother of a young boy inside the wrecked bus.

Meanwhile in the ER, Sam's son Alex is volunteering in the hospital and keeps a patient company when her parents never showed up. Pratt turns to Kerry, regarding his half-brother Chaz. Neela tries to slow things down with Gates.

NBC Description

A HEROIC HOLIDAY: It's Thanksgiving in the "ER", but all is far from being quiet. Abby (Maura Tierney) is about to head home when she is forced to respond to a bus crash accident on the side of a ravine.

Neela (Parminder Nagra) accepts Gates (John Stamos) invitation to go over to his house after work, but they are quickly interrupted by an unwelcome guest.

Meanwhile, Pratt (Mekhi Phifer) decides to discuss his brother with Dr. Weaver (Laura Innes).

Goran Visnjic, Linda Cardellini and Shane West also star.


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  • Scott Grimes never appeared in that episode, despite being credited in the opening credits.