"Tandem Repeats"
Season 14, Episode 18
Season fourteen
Air date May 8, 2008
Written by Virgil Williams
Directed by Anthony Hemingway
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"Tandem Repeats" is the 18th episode of the fourteenth season of ER. It was first aired on NBC in May 8 in 2008. It was written by Virgil Williams and directed by Anthony Hemingway.

Plot Edit

Neela's aortic rupture patient is in need of yet another follow up surgery, and they are starting to take a toll on her. Morris talks with a shrink about his experience with the jewelery thieves. Abby needs to make a tough decision when a new opportunity is presented to her.

Short summary Edit

Neela is shocked by Dubenko's decisions during her mother-of-four's surgery, and things get worse for her when she has to give the mom devastating news. Abby goes after a position at an upscale medical facility when it does not appear news on an attending position is in the offing, but shines at County while treating a young woman with a huge family secret. Meanwhile, Brenner and his medical student have issues; a DVD of CCTV footage featuring Sam and Gates circulates at the hospital; Pratt is there for Bettina and tries to help Abby's career; and Morris seeks help in the aftermath of the previous week's hostage situation.

Characters Edit

Quotes Edit

[the staff has found some grainy security footage of Tony and Sam having sex in the hospital]

Frank Martin: I know it's been a long time, but that does not look like sex to me.


Dr. Lucien Dubenko: [about Neela's dying patient Sheryl Hawkins] I know what it's like to be close to a patient, but you're not a little intern anymore and I expect you to handle bad outcomes like a professional.

Dr. Neela Rasgotra: What does that mean? That I should stop giving a damn?

Dr. Lucien Dubenko: No. It means that no matter how much we care, sometimes the people we try to save die.

Dr. Neela Rasgotra: Are you actually trying to rationalize this? 'Cause we both know you should never have left that room this morning!

Dr. Lucien Dubenko: That's enough. Please. There are more patients than there are doctors in this place and I can't be everywhere. None of this should be news to you, this is the job.

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