|"Twas the Night"|
|Season 11, Episode 9|
|Air date||December 9, 2004|
|Written by||Julie Hebert|
|Directed by||Julie Hebert|
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"Twas the Night" is the ninth episode of the eleventh season of ER. It first aired on December 9, 2004. It was written and directed by Julie Hebert. It's a Christmas episode that has Abby Lockhart treat a man with lupus and makes a boldly decision without consent from the patient's "on call" doctor while John Carter and the others work to help a homeless family. Unable to get someone to cover her shift to care for her ailing father, Jing-Mei Chen quits the hospital. This was also the final episode of Ming-Na, who portrayed Chen.
Unable to find someone to cover her shift to tend to her ailing father on Christmas Eve, Chen quits the hospital. Worried, Pratt goes to Chen's house and discovers what she intends to do for her father. Abby tends to the man in need of dialysis, but his doctor who was supposedly on-call, isn't responding, allowing Abby to make a bold decision to save the man's life. Carter and Ray work to help a homeless family on the run from the abusive husband find shelter when one of the kids got hit by a car. Carter and Wendall share an awkward kiss while Abby and Neela work to bring holidays for the homeless children in the hospital.
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- John Carter
- Abby Lockhart
- Jing-Mei Chen (Final Appearance)
- Greg Pratt
- Neela Rasgotra
- Ray Barnett
- Susan Lewis
- Archie Morris
- Luka Kovač
- Samantha Taggart
- Kerry Weaver
- This episode marks Ming-Na's final appearance as a series regular.
- In this episode, it is revealed that Chen's address is 273 West Cedar Drive. In reality, there is no West Cedar Drive in the city of Chicago.
- Pratt (to Chen): Is it Chinese to euthanise your elders?
- Chen: It's Chinese to respect them.
- Abby: Next year, I'm going to invent a family so I don't have to come on Christmas.
- Dr. McPherson: Where's Lockhart?
- Abby: Dr. McPherson?
- Dr. McPherson: I didn't authorize dialysis for Sanders and you started it without my approval! I wanna speak to your Attending. (looks to see Carter off to the side)
- Abby: Your patient was drowning; he needed emergent dialysis. You're an Attending on-call, I covered your ass.
- Dr. McPherson: You can't just deceive Attendings when you don't agree with them!
- Abby: Well, if you report me for working the system, I'll report you for abandoning your patient.
- Ray: Go, Abby.