|Season 14, Episode 18|
|Air date||May 8, 2008|
|Written by||Virgil Williams|
|Directed by||Anthony Hemingway|
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The Chicago Way
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.
[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.