"The Test"
Season 14, Episode 6
Season fourteen
Air date November 1, 2007
Written by Lisa Zwerling
Directed by Felix Enriquez Alcala
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"The Test" is the 6th episode of the fourteenth season of ER. It was first aired on NBC in November 1 in 2007. It was written by Lisa Zwerling and directed by Felix Enriquez Alcala.


Moretti brings in new attending Skye Wexler to help with the patient load. Morris and Pratt cram for the medical board exam. Gates treats a returning patient from the ICU whose condition has worsen. Sam tends to a teenage girl who is feeling neglected by the staff. Neela's intern, Harold, seeks her advice on a personal matter. Abby struggles with her relapse.

Short summary

Abby and Moretti clash over how best to evaluate the interns. Morris and Pratt take over the lounge to do some last minute studying for the Boards. Neela asks them to assist her intern with a personal matter. Joshua comes back to the hospital in respiratory failure and Gates treats him. Sam is puzzled by a teen patient's changing symptoms and abrasive behavior. Moretti's son shows up for an unexpected visit. A new attending arrives at the ER. Abby continues to wrestle with her alcohol problem and it's consequences.



(to Neela, talking about his "first time" with his girlfriend)

Harold: I've never been to the dance. I don't know how to do the mambo, or pin the corsage.


(commenting on Frank relentlessly chasing her down with some information)

Abby: I think Frank has a crush on me.


(to Abby when they are discussing their interns)

Neela: I had to send mine to man camp.


(about working nights)

Dr. Skye Wexler: It's much better than being stuck in a hospital all day when it's beautiful outside.

Frank Martin: I hear you. I'm a big hiker, myself.

Nurse Haleh Adams: You bump your head?


Dr. Skye Wexler: What kind of creepy loser hangs out in the break room all night, second-guessing the Attendings when he's not even on the schedule? I don't know if I'm being Punk'd, or if you haze all new Attendings this way, but I don't need you double-checking my work. The only reason I am here is to make some extra cash for a surf trip. Come December, I am gone. So you can stop worrying that I'm after your job, or your promotion, or whatever you and your micropenis are so afraid of.

Dr. Archie Morris: Hi. Archie Morris. I have no idea who you are or what you're talking about. Gotta bounce. You good?