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                YEAR 8 -- 2001/02 SEASON


                 "IT’S ALL IN YOUR HEAD"

                        EPISODE #227265

   THIS SCRIPT HAS BEEN ANNOTATED TO ENHANCE FOREIGN LANGUAGE TRANSLATIONS.



                                  As Broadcast

DATE CREATED: MAR. 19, 2002


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ER


“IT’S ALL IN YOUR HEAD”
                                        (colloquial for 'You are imagining
                                        it' - also note literal double
                                        meaning in a reference to Greene's
                                        brain tumor)


TEASER




MONTAGE OF CLIPS/RECAP
                                        (Recap: short for 'Recapitulation')


(CLIP OF GREENE HAVING A BRAIN SCAN)


WEAVER:                              (vo) Previously on “ER.”
                                        (ER: refer to Medical Glossary)


(GREENE TALKS TO LEWIS)


LEWIS:                               It’s an isolated dysfunction of the right
                                     hypoglossal nerve.
                                        (hypoglossal nerve: a nerve in the
                                        head needed for swallowing and
                                        moving the tongue)


GREENE:                              It’s a recurrence.


(GREENE BANGS HIS HEAD ON A TOWEL DISPENSER; RACHEL TALKS TO
CORDAY)


MUSIC CUE IN – BACKGROUND
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RACHEL:                            I know there’s nothing I can do to make it
                                   right.


CORDAY:                            You can leave.     You can pack up your things
                                   and leave my house.
                                      (pack up: pack)


(CORDAY GIVES GREENE AN ULTIMATUM)


CORDAY (CONT’D):                   Either she’s out of the house by the time I
                                   take that baby home or I’m not taking that
                                   baby home!


(CLIPS OF BRIAN ATTACKING ABBY)


ABBY:                              Brian...     Brian! (grunt)


(BRIAN IS AFRAID OF KOVAC)


BRIAN:                             I won’t mess with Abby again.     I won’t...I
                                   won’t even talk to her.
                                      (mess with: colloquial for
                                      'interfere with')


KOVAC:                             You touch her again, I’ll kill you.
                                      (You: If you)


(END RECAP; BLACK SCREEN)


TITLE:                             “It’s All In Your Head”


MUSIC CUE OUT – BACKGROUND


EXT. NEW YORK CITY-DAY


MUSIC CUE IN – BACKGROUND WITH VOCALS
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(THE CAMERA PANS OVER CENTRAL PARK)
                                        (Central Park: large park in the
                                        center of Manhattan)


DEAN MARTIN:                      (vo) (singing) How lucky can one guy be?
                                        (Dean Martin: well-known popular
                                        singer/actor known for his crooning
                                        style)
                                        (guy: slang for 'fellow')


INT. DOCTOR BURKE’S WAITING ROOM-CONTINUOUS


(GREENE SITS WAITING ALONE)


DEAN MARTIN:                      (vo) (singing) I kissed her and she kissed
                                  me.     Like a fellow once said, ain’t that a
                                  kick in the head?”
                                        (ain't: isn't - note improper
                                        grammar)
                                        (a kick in the head: colloquial for
                                        'a cause of enjoyment')


OPERATOR:                         (vo) (over singing) Dr. Hirsch, please pick
                                  up extension three-five-oh.       Dr. Hirsch,
                                  extension three-five-oh.
                                        (Dr.: abbreviation for 'Doctor')
                                        (pick up: access the telephone
                                        receiver)
                                        (three-five-oh: 350 - a fictitious
                                        telephone extension)


SINGER:                           (vo) (singing) “The room was completely
                                  black...” (unintelligible because too low)


MUSIC CUE OUT – BACKGROUND
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(MONTAGE AS GREENE TAPS A METAL SCULPTURE, DRINKS SOME WATER, CHECKS
HIS WATCH)


RECEPTIONIST:                     I apologize for how late he’s running.
                                     (how late he's running: how late he
                                     is)


GREENE:                           It’s okay.
                                     (okay: refer to Slang Glossary)


RECEPTIONIST:                     (os) I’m sure he’ll be with you any moment.
                                     (any moment: colloquial for 'at any
                                     time soon')


GREENE:                           I can wait.


(DR. BURKE ESCORTS A MAN AND WOMAN OUT OF HIS OFFICE)


BURKE:                            I’ll see you in two weeks.   Uh, Judy will
                                  give you all your pre-op instructions before
                                  you leave.
                                     (pre-op: short for 'pre-operative')


WOMAN:                            Mm...    Thank you.


BURKE:                            (os) You’ve come to the right place, Mary.


(THE COUPLE EXITS AND BURKE JOINS GREENE)


BURKE (CONT’D):                   Mark, you look good.


GREENE:                           You, too.


(THEY HEAD TO BURKE’S OFFICE)
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BURKE:                            How was your flight?


GREENE:                           Uneventful.


BURKE:                            The best kind.     Elizabeth with you?
                                        (Elizabeth: Is Elizabeth)


GREENE:                           Not this time.


BURKE:                            (vo) See this area?
                                        (See: Do you see)


INT. BURKE’S OFFICE-SHORT TIME LATER


(BURKE SHOWS GREENE HIS SCAN ON A COMPUTER SCREEN)


BURKE:                            It’s called "ring enhancement."       It
                                  encircles the cavity where we removed your
                                  tumor.


GREENE:                           Could it be inflammation from the vaccine?


BURKE:                            No.


GREENE:                           What about a side effect of the radiation?
                                        (What about: refer to Slang
                                        Glossary)
                                        (side effect: a peripheral or
                                        secondary effect, especially an
                                        undesirable secondary effect of a
                                        drug or therapy)


BURKE:                            The Spec MRI shows a peak of creatine and
                                  choline (os) with a depressed NAA, which
                                  rules out radiation necrosis. (on camera)
                                  I’m afraid it’s definitely tumor re-growth.
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                                     (Spec MRI: abbreviation for
                                     'Spectroscopic magnetic resonance
                                     imaging' - referring here to a type
                                     of brain scan)
                                     (creatine: a nitrogen compound made
                                     in the body)
                                     (choline: one of the B-complex
                                     vitamins in the body)
                                     (NAA: abbreviation for
                                     'N-Acetyl Aspartate' - prominent
                                     peak in proton magnetic resonance
                                     spectroscopy)
                                     (rules out: colloquial for
                                     'disqualifies as a possibility')
                                     (necrosis: death of tissue)
                                     (afraid: used colloquially to
                                     indicate regret)


GREENE:                           Don’t you need a biopsy?
                                     (biopsy: the removal and
                                     examination of a sample of tissue
                                     from a living body for diagnostic
                                     purposes)


BURKE:                            Mm-mm.   Spectroscopy was conclusive.
                                     (Spectroscopy: The brain scan)


GREENE:                           (pause) Mm...     How soon can you operate?


(BURKE LEANS TOWARD GREENE)


BURKE:                            I can’t. (os) Not this time.     The tumor’s
                                  invaded the eloquent areas of the brain that
                                  control speech and motor function.
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BURKE: (CONT'D)                   If I start digging around in there now, the
                                  side effects could be devastating. (on
                                  camera) You wouldn’t be able to walk, talk,
                                  feed yourself.


GREENE:                           Which is exactly what’ll happen as the tumor
                                  grows.


BURKE:                            Some of the cells must have been radiation-
                                  resistant.


GREENE:                           So, what are my options rather than sticking
                                  a shotgun in my mouth?
                                     (sticking a shotgun in my mouth:
                                     committing suicide by shooting
                                     myself through the mouth)


(BURKE SITS BACK, IGNORING GREENE’S REMARK)


MUSIC CUE IN – BACKGROUND


BURKE:                            Your best bet now is stereotactic radio
                                  surgery. (os) The Gamma knife is safe and
                                  effective.   And they can do it in Chicago.
                                     (stereotactic radio surgery: A
                                     method in neurosurgery for locating
                                     points within the brain using an
                                     external, three-dimensional frame
                                     of reference)
                                     (Gamma knife: a surgical device
                                     using electromagnetic radiation)


GREENE:                           And if it works?


BURKE:                            The average is four, maybe five...
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GREENE:                           Years?


BURKE:                            Months.


GREENE:                           So, I’m back where I started.


BURKE:                            (os) You should have been dead a year ago,
                                  Mark.     You got married, saw your daughter be
                                  born. (on camera) I’d say that was time well
                                  spent.


EXT. NEW YORK STREET-LATER


(GREENE LOOKS AROUND AT THE CROWDED STREET, DEEP IN SHOCK)


MUSIC CUE OUT – BACKGROUND


MUSIC CUE IN – MAIN TITLES


MAIN TITLES


MUSIC CUE OUT – MAIN TITLES


END TEASER
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ACT ONE




INT. GREENE’S BEDROOM-DAY


(GREENE IS ASLEEP)


RACHEL:                             (os) Dad?
                                          (slang for 'Father')


(RACHEL ENTERS)


RACHEL (CONT’D):                    (os) Dad, don’t you have work today?


(GREENE AWAKENS AND TURNS TO HER)


GREENE:                             I’m up.
                                          (I am awake)


RACHEL:                             I made you some coffee.


GREENE:                             (sigh) Thanks.


RACHEL:                             (os) You want some breakfast?
                                          (You: Do you)


GREENE:                             No.     I’m good, thanks.    I’ll be down in a
                                    minute.
                                          (I'm good: I am satisfied)
                                          (in a minute: soon; shortly)


INT. GREENE’S KITCHEN-SHORT TIME LATER


(GREENE JOINS RACHEL)
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RACHEL:                           Elizabeth called while you were in the
                                  shower.


GREENE:                           You should have come and got me.       Did she
                                  leave a number?
                                        (got: gotten - note improper
                                        grammar)
                                        (number: telephone number)


RACHEL:                           No.


GREENE:                           How am I supposed to call her back?
                                        (call her back: colloquial for
                                        'return her telephone call')


RACHEL:                           Oh, she just wanted you to bring some things
                                  for Ella to work.     I wrote them down.
                                        (wrote…down: noted in writing)


(GREENE TAKES THE NOTE SHE HANDS HIM AND TURNS TO POUR SOME COFFEE)


GREENE:                           Oh.


RACHEL:                           I can get all that stuff and put it in a bag
                                  or something if you want.
                                        (or something: or something else;
                                        or something similar)


GREENE:                           No, no, no, no.     I’ll do it.


RACHEL:                           I don’t mind.     How’d it go?


GREENE:                           What?


RACHEL:                           The conference in New York.
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GREENE:                           Oh, um, good.        You know, the usual.   Boring.
                                  So, everything’s set for staying tonight at
                                  Kelly’s?
                                      (You know: refer to Slang Glossary)
                                      (the usual: colloquial for 'what is
                                      normal, routine or usual')


RACHEL:                           Mm-hm.     Yeah.
                                      (Yeah: slang for 'Yes')


GREENE:                           (sigh)


RACHEL:                           Are you sure you should be doing this?


GREENE:                           This?


RACHEL:                           Working a double shift?        You still seem a
                                  little tired from your trip.


GREENE:                           I’ll be fine.
                                      (fine: refer to Slang Glossary)


CARTER:                           (vo) Iverson in...


INT. MAIN ER/ADMIT/MAIN HALLWAY-DAY
                                      (Admit: short for 'Admitting')


(CARTER BRIEFS CHEN ON THE PATIENTS HE’S ASSIGNING TO
HER AS THEY ENTER ADMIT)


CARTER:                           ...Four needs about another hour of
                                  monitoring.        Dunn, also in Four, is probably
                                  going to need a walking cast.        The foot X-
                                  rays are pending.        Dr. Lewis is crashed out
                                  in Three.
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                                     (Four: short for 'Examining Room
                                     Four')
                                     (walking cast: a cast on the leg
                                     and foot that allows the patient to
                                     walk rather than use crutches)
                                     (crashed out: slang for 'asleep')
                                     (Three: short for 'Examining Room
                                     Three')


CHEN:                             Susan?


(THEY REACH THE BIG BOARD)


CARTER:                           Yeah.    She, uh...she worked a double so
                                  don’t wake her up.     And, last but not least,
                                  is the lovely but kind of spooky Miss
                                  Armstrong in Two who is waiting on a psych
                                  consult before the sewer people come and get
                                  her.
                                     (double: double shift)
                                     (wake…up: awaken)
                                     (last but not least: colloquial for
                                     'last in sequence but not least in
                                     importance')
                                     (kind of: slang for 'somewhat')
                                     (spooky: frightening)
                                     (Two: short for 'Examining Room
                                     Two')
                                     (psych consult: short for
                                     'consultation with a psychiatrist')
                                     (the sewer people: note an invented
                                     enemy by someone delusional)


CHEN:                             What sewer people?
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CARTER:                           She’s crazy, Deb.     Hence, the psych consult.
                                  And there’s a bad burn trauma coming in.
                                  (sarcastic) So, have fun.
                                        (trauma: short for 'traumatic
                                        injury' - referring here to an
                                        afflicted patient)


CHEN:                             Mm, right.


(CARTER MOVES OFF AS JERRY HANDS CHEN A NOTE)


JERRY:                            He called again?


CHEN:                             (sigh) Randall?


JERRY:                            Five calls in eighteen hours?


FRANK:                            Sounds like a stalker.       You want me to talk
                                  to him?
                                        (Sounds: He sounds)
                                        (You: Do you)


CHEN:                             No.     Thanks.


(CHEN MOVES OFF AND FRANK SEES JERRY STARING AT HIM)


FRANK:                            What are you looking at?


(OLBES WHEELS IN A COMATOSE PATIENT NAMED THERESA MATTHEWS
AND CHEN JOINS THEM)


OLBES:                            (os) Theresa Matthews. (on camera) Comatose
                                  for over a year following an MVA.       Mom takes
                                  care of her at home.        She called nine-one-
                                  one because she thought her daughter was in
                                  discomfort.
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                                     (MVA: refer to Medical Glossary)
                                     (Mom: slang for 'Mother')
                                     (takes care of: attends to the
                                     needs of)
                                     (nine-one-one: 911 - an emergency
                                     telephone number used to summon
                                     police, firefighters and
                                     paramedics)


CHEN:                             How could she tell?


(THEY MOVE OFF AS ABBY APPROACHES ADMIT)


OLBES:                            (os) That was my question.     Vitals are
                                  normal.
                                     (Vitals: refer to Medical Glossary)


FRANK:                            (over Olbes) Abby, Dr. Kovac wants you to
                                  meet him in the ambulance bay with Mrs.
                                  Tartaglia’s X-rays.
                                     (Mrs.: abbreviation for 'Missus')


ABBY:                             Really?


FRANK:                            He said it was an emergency.


ABBY:                             Tartaglia from last night?


JERRY:                            She’s the one with the whiplash.
                                     (whiplash: an injury to the
                                     cervical spine caused by an abrupt
                                     jerking motion of the head, either
                                     backward or forward)


FRANK:                            I’m just telling you what he said.
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JERRY:                             You know, a little bit more information
                                   might have been helpful.


FRANK:                             (sarcastic) Am I talking to you?


ABBY:                              Can you guys knock it off and help me find
                                   it?
                                         (guys: slang for 'fellows')
                                         (knock it off: slang for 'stop it')


EXT. AMBULANCE-BAY-MOMENTS LATER


(AS ABBY COMES OUTSIDE, KOVAC DRIVES UP IN HIS SPORTS CAR
FOLLOWED BY A POLICE CAR WITH THE SIREN ON; ABBY
APPROACHES AS KOVAC GETS OUT OF THE CAR)


RADIO VOICE:                       (vo) Unit One-one-two... (unintelligible
                                   over radio and under dialogue)
                                         (a fictitious police unit)


KOVAC:                             Is that it?


ABBY:                              Yeah.


(KOVAC TAKES THE X-RAY AND WAVES THE POLICE CAR AWAY)


ABBY (CONT’D):                     (teasing) Who’s your friend?


(KOVAC LOOKS AT THE X-RAY IMPORTANTLY)


ABBY (CONT’D):                     Would you mind telling me what’s going on?
                                         (going on: colloquial for
                                         'happening')


KOVAC:                             Uh, he was gonna give me a ticket.
                                         (gonna: short for 'going to')
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ABBY:                             (laugh) Excuse me.


KOVAC:                            I told him I had an emergency.


(KOVAC WATCHES THE POLICE CAR LEAVE OFF-SCREEN AND HANDS THE
X-RAY BACK TO ABBY)


ABBY:                             Oh, so you used me to get out of a ticket.
                                     (get out of: colloquial for
                                     'avoid')


KOVAC:                            It would have been a big ticket.


(KOVAC GOES BACK TO HIS CAR)


MUSIC CUE IN – CAR RADIO


ABBY:                             (os; sarcastic) I’m glad you could pull me
                                  away from some patients so you could avoid
                                  traffic school.
                                     (traffic school: a training course
                                     given as a sentence for drivers who
                                     have received certain traffic
                                     tickets)


(HE STARTS THE CAR AND THE RADIO BLARES)


KOVAC:                            I owe you one.
                                     (I owe you a favor)


(HE REVERSES DIRECTION AS CARTER APPROACHES)


MUSIC CUE OUT – CAR RADIO
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CARTER:                           (os) Nice car. (on camera; sarcastic) Did he
                                  get the leopard-print interior? (beat) You
                                  off?
                                     (Nice: That is a nice)
                                     (Did he…interior: note Carter's
                                     suggestion that Kovac's sports car
                                     is flashy)
                                     (You: Are you)
                                     (off: off duty; not working)


ABBY:                             Not till ten.
                                     (ten: ten o'clock)


CARTER:                           What did you do to deserve that?


ABBY:                             (clears throat) I asked.     This way I’m never
                                  home when my neighbor is. (sniff)


CARTER:                           He’s out on bail?
                                     (out on bail: freed from jail by
                                     paying bail money)


ABBY:                             Mm, till the trial.     Then I can get my life
                                  back.
                                     (get my life back: resume my normal
                                     routines)


CARTER:                           How’s his wife?


ABBY:                             She’s good.     Safe.


CARTER:                           How are you?     How’s your eye?
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ABBY:                              Good.    I think my Good Samaritan days are
                                   over though.
                                      (Good Samaritan: a compassionate
                                      person who unselfishly helps
                                      others)


CARTER:                            You probably saved her life.     Steady
                                   midnights -- that can be tough.     Are you
                                   getting enough sleep? (reacting to her nod)
                                   Yeah?    Eating okay?   Feeling depressed or
                                   anxious?
                                      (Steady midnights: Continuing
                                      shifts working till midnight)
                                      (Eating: Are you eating)
                                      (okay: refer to Slang Glossary)
                                      (Feeling: Are you feeling)


(SHE WALKS TOWARD THE BUILDING)


ABBY:                              I have to get back.


CARTER:                            Call if you want to talk.


ABBY:                              I’m good.
                                      (I'm well)


CARTER:                            Coffee and pie on me if you change your
                                   mind.
                                      (on me: colloquial for 'as my
                                      treat')
                                      (change your mind: colloquial for
                                      'alter your decision')
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EXT. STREET-DAY


(CAMERA ANGLE ON GREENE AT THE MOBILE SNACK VAN AS LEWIS EXITS FROM
THE AMBULANCE BAY)


LEWIS:                            Hey!     (teasing) What does a girl have to do
                                  to get a cup of coffee around here?


(GREENE HASN’T HEARD HER AND SHE TOUCHES HIS SHOULDER)


LEWIS (CONT’D):                   Mark?


GREENE:                           Hey.
                                     (slang for 'Hello')


LEWIS:                            Hey, I just worked two shifts.     I’m the one
                                  who’s supposed to be a zombie.


GREENE:                           A little slow getting started this morning.
                                     (A little slow: I am a little show)
                                     (getting started: starting)


LEWIS:                            How was New York?


(THEY WALK TOGETHER)


GREENE:                           Well, I didn’t see as many Broadway plays as
                                  I’d hoped.     My tumor’s back.
                                     (Broadway: the theater district in
                                     New York City)


LEWIS:                            Oh, god, Mark, I’m sorry!
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INT. AMBULANCE BAY-CONTINUOUS


(GREENE AND LEWIS CONTINUE WALKING TOGETHER)


GREENE:                           I do Gamma knife today.


LEWIS:                            Today?    What are you doing here?


GREENE:                           It’s best to stay busy.


LEWIS:                            How’s Elizabeth taking it?


GREENE:                           I haven’t told her yet.


LEWIS:                            What?    Why not, Mark?   You shouldn’t be
                                  going through this alone.
                                     (going through: colloquial for
                                     'enduring')
                                     (this: referring to the recurrence
                                     of the tumor)


GREENE:                           I’ll see her this afternoon.


LEWIS:                            What time is your treatment?


GREENE:                           One-thirty.
                                     (short for 'Thirty minutes past one
                                     o'clock')


LEWIS:                            I’m gonna go home and get some rest.     But
                                  after, I’ll come by, see if you’re okay.
                                     (gonna: short for 'going to')
                                     (get some rest: rest)
                                     (come by: colloquial for 'visit')
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GREENE:                           No, no.     You don’t have to.


LEWIS:                            No.     I want to.


(GALLANT STEPS OUTSIDE AS THEY APPROACH)


GALLANT:                          Excuse me.        Dr. Greene, Dr. Weaver needs
                                  some help.


(LEWIS HEADS AWAY AGAIN)


LEWIS:                            All right, I’ll let you go. (os) Bye.        Good
                                  luck.
                                        (All right: refer to Slang
                                        Glossary)
                                        (Bye: short for 'Good-bye')
                                        (Good luck: colloquial for 'I wish
                                        you success')


GREENE:                           (to Gallant) What patient?


INT. MAIN HALLWAY/ADMIT/MAIN ER-CONTINUOUS


(GREENE AND GALLANT ENTER)


GALLANT:                          She’s got an elderly woman in CHF, an
                                  explosion trauma just rolled in, and there’s
                                  a multiple MVA with a possible spinal injury
                                  ten minutes out.
                                        (CHF: abbreviation for 'congestive
                                        heart failure' - circulatory
                                        congestion caused by heart
                                        disorders)
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                                     (explosion trauma: a traumatic
                                     injury from an explosion -
                                     referring to an afflicted patient)
                                     (rolled in: drove in by ambulance)
                                     (out: from arrival)


(JARVIK AND FRANK JOIN GREENE AS GALLANT CONTINUES ON)


JARVIK:                           Mark, they need you in Trauma Two. Burn
                                  victim.
                                     (Trauma Two: Trauma Room Two)


GREENE:                           Okay.


FRANK:                            I’m firing that new guy.
                                     (firing: dismissing; discharging)


(JARVIK TAKES GREENE’S JACKET AS HE DONS A LABORATORY COAT)


GREENE:                           What new guy?


FRANK:                            Jerry.


GREENE:                           Jerry was here before you, Frank.


FRANK:                            (sarcastic) So was the Neanderthal man.   But
                                  he didn’t last either.


GREENE:                           You can’t fire anybody.


FRANK:                            Either he goes or I go.


(GREENE AND JARVIK HEAD AWAY AS MALIK PASSES BY PUSHING A
ONE-LEGGED FELLOW NAMED TOBIAS IN HIS WHEELCHAIR)
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TOBIAS:                           (pointing at Greene) You!    You’ll be hearing
                                  from my lawyer.


GREENE:                           What’d I do?


JARVIK:                           Mark, Coffee.


INT. TRAUMA ROOM TWO-SHORT TIME LATER


(GREENE DONS GLOVES AS HE TALKS TO IAN NEVINGER, A VERY
BADLY BURNED MAN HAVING DIFFICULTY SPEAKING)


IAN:                              (painful moans throughout)


GREENE:                           Mr. Nevinger, did you pass out?
                                     (Mr.: abbreviation for 'Mister')
                                     (pass out: colloquial for 'lose
                                     consciousness')


IAN:                              No...


GREENE:                           Full trauma panel, portable c-spine, chest
                                  and pelvis.     Start a second IV with LR.   And
                                  an ABG with carboxyhemoglobin and a CK.
                                     (trauma panel: a series of blood
                                     tests for a traumatic injury)
                                     (portable c-spine, chest and
                                     pelvis: a portable X-ray of the
                                     neck and spine, chest and pelvis)
                                     (IV: refer to Medical Glossary)
                                     (LR: abbreviation for 'lactated
                                     ringers' - a saline solution')
                                     (ABG: same as 'blood gas' - refer
                                     to Medical Glossary)
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                                     (carboxyhemoglobin: a compound
                                     produced when carbon monoxide links
                                     with red blood cells)
                                     (CK: abbreviation for 'creatine
                                     kinase' - an enzyme protein found
                                     primarily in the heart muscle; here
                                     referring to the levels of the
                                     enzyme protein)


HALEH:                            Sats, ninety-four.   Pulse -- one-twenty.
                                  Can I give him something for pain?
                                     (Sats: short for 'Oxygen saturation
                                     levels')
                                     (ninety-four: ninety-four percent)
                                     (one-twenty: short for 'one hundred
                                     and twenty beats per minute')


GREENE:                           Uh, titrate ten of morphine.
                                     (titrate: deliver intravenously at
                                     a rate determined by blood
                                     pressure)
                                     (ten: ten milligrams)
                                     (morphine: a pain-killing narcotic)


MUSIC CUE IN – BACKGROUND


GREENE: (CONT’D)                  But watch his pressure.     Keep it above
                                  ninety.   Carbonaceous materials around his
                                  nose and lips.
                                     (pressure: blood pressure)
                                     (Carbonaceous: There are
                                     carbonaceous)


HALEH:                            He’s not moving much air.
                                     (moving much air: breathing well)
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GREENE:                           That’s because he’s in too much pain to
                                  breathe.


HALEH:                            How much fluid?
                                      (fluid: saline solution)


GREENE:                           One liter per hour for the first eight
                                  hours.


MUSIC CUE OUT – BACKGROUND


MARQUEZ:                          (vo) I’ll ask my super.
                                      (super: short for 'building
                                      superintendent')


INT. DOCTORS’ LOUNGE-DAY


(ABBY IS TALKING WITH MARQUEZ AND MALIK)


MARQUEZ:                          But I think there’s a waiting list for my
                                  building.


MALIK:                            Hey, there’s been an old lady who’s been
                                  sick on my floor.


ABBY:                             I don’t know if I want to live in an
                                  apartment...


(KOVAC ENTERS AND GETS SOME COFFEE)


ABBY (CONT’D):                    ...where somebody died.


MALIK:                            Well, all you need is some Lysol and some
                                  air freshener.    It’s all good.
                                      (Lysol: brand name of a
                                      disinfectant cleaner)
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                                        (It's all good: slang for 'All is
                                        or will be well')


KOVAC:                            Are you moving?
                                        (moving: relocating one's dwelling)


ABBY:                             Yeah.     The freak who hit me moved back in.


KOVAC:                            You can stay at my place till you find
                                  something else.


ABBY:                             Thanks.


(ABBY STANDS AND HEADS TOWARD THE DOOR)


ABBY (CONT’D):                    I don’t know if that’s a good idea.


KOVAC:                            Why not?


MARQUEZ:                          Yeah, Abby.     Why not?


MALIK:                            Yeah.


ABBY:                             (pointedly) Don’t you guys have something to
                                  do?
                                        (guys: used colloquially to refer
                                        to males and females)


(KOVAC FOLLOWS ABBY OUT)


MALIK:                            Oh.


MARQUEZ:                          (laugh)
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INT. MAIN HALLWAY-CONTINUOUS


(KOVAC WALKS WITH ABBY)


KOVAC:                            You shouldn’t have to leave your own place.
                                  I mean, he should be forced to move.
                                     (I mean: refer to Slang Glossary)


ABBY:                             Mm, he’ll be in jail soon.     I just don’t
                                  know if I want to live there after all this.
                                  (pause) What’s with the car?
                                     (this: referring to the violence
                                     against her and his wife)
                                     (What's with: slang for 'What is
                                     the situation with')


KOVAC:                            Like it?
                                     (Like: Do you like)


ABBY:                             Kinda flashy.
                                     (Kinda: short for 'It is kind of;
                                     It is somewhat')


KOVAC:                            You only live once.
                                     (used colloquially to suggest that
                                     one enjoy life and not postpone
                                     pleasure)


ABBY:                             Uh, not if you keep driving like a maniac.
                                  You look kind of tired.


KOVAC:                            Yeah.    I was up late.


ABBY:                             Oh, really?     What’s her name?
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KOVAC:                             Who?


ABBY:                              (laugh) It’s a joke, Luka.


KOVAC:                             No, seriously.     If you need a place...


ABBY:                              Thank you.


KOVAC:                             You can stay as long as you need.        (joking)
                                   And you only have to sleep with me on the
                                   weekends.
                                      (sleep with: colloquia for 'have
                                      sexual relations with')


ABBY:                              Excuse me?


KOVAC:                             It’s a joke, Abby.     It’s a joke.


(KOVAC MOVES OFF AS CORDAY APPROACHES)


CORDAY:                            Who called for consult?


ABBY:                              Uh...uh, burn patient.     Trauma Two.
                                      (Trauma Two: Trauma Room Two)


CORDAY:                            What doctor?


ABBY:                              Greene.


IAN:                               (vo) Make it...


INT. TRAUMA ROOM TWO-CONTINUOUS


IAN:                               ...stop hurting.


GREENE:                            (os) We’re trying, Ian.
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(CORDAY ENTERS)


CORDAY:                           How’s his P-oh-two?
                                     (P-oh-two: p02 - abbreviation for
                                     'oxygen pressure')


GREENE:                           Eighty-nine on ten liters.
                                     (Eighty-nine: Eighty-nine percent)
                                     (ten liters: ten liters of oxygen)


CORDAY:                           That’s pretty borderline.
                                     (pretty: slang for 'very')


GREENE:                           I don’t want to tube him yet.
                                     (tube: short for 'intubate' -
                                     insert a breathing tube)


CORDAY:                           Why the hell not?     He’s hypoxic.   He needs
                                  intubation.    Then I can assess him for
                                  escharotomy.
                                     (the hell: a mild slang curse or
                                     oath used as an intensive)
                                     (hypoxic: having too little oxygen
                                     in the cells)
                                     (escharotomy: a procedure in which
                                     an incision is run the length of
                                     the dry crust resulting from the
                                     burn and down to viable tissue
                                     beneath the skin)


(MALIK ENTERS)


MALIK:                            Dr. Greene, his wife’s here.
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GREENE:                           That’s why I’ve been waiting.        Keep an eye
                                  on him.
                                     (Keep an eye on: colloquial for
                                     'Watch closely; Monitor')


INT. MAIN HALLWAY-MOMENT LATER


(GREENE APPROACHES PAM NEVINGER AND HER TWO SONS)


GREENE:                           Mrs. Nevinger, I’m Dr. Greene.


PAM:                              Can I see him?


GREENE:                           The surgeon’s in with him now.


PAM:                              The surgeon?


GREENE:                           The burns caused constrictive tissue-
                                  swelling around his chest.        He may need a
                                  procedure to relieve that so he can breathe
                                  easier.


PAM:                              You have to do an escharotomy?


GREENE:                           (surprised) Maybe.     You in the medical
                                  profession?
                                     (You: Are you)


PAM:                              Yeah.     I’m a nurse at Mercy.     Is he
                                  intubated?
                                     (Mercy: short for 'Mercy Hospital'
                                     - a fictitious hospital)


GREENE:                           Not yet.
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PAM:                              What’s the surface area?
                                        (surface area: burned surface area)


GREENE:                           Over fifty percent.


PAM:                              (shocked) Oh, god!


GREENE:                           Do you know how it happened?


PAM:                              He was in the garage painting some new
                                  furniture for our son’s bedroom. (sob)


GREENE:                           Did he have a heater on in the garage?


PAM:                              No.     He paints cars.   He knows he has to be
                                  careful around that stuff.


GREENE:                           Well, we’re gonna do everything we can.
                                  Okay?


INT. MAIN ER/MAIN HALLWAY/ELEVATOR LOBBY-MOMENT LATER


(HALEH AND CORDAY WALK TOGETHER TOWARD THE MAIN HALLWAY)


CORDAY:                           Repeat the blood gas in twenty minutes.      And
                                  have a fiberoptic scope standing by.
                                        (fiberoptic scope: a flexible
                                        fiberoptic instrument used to view
                                        an object or area, such as a body
                                        cavity, that would otherwise be
                                        inaccessible)
                                        (standing by: colloquial for
                                        'waiting and remaining ready')


(GREENE OVERTAKES CORDAY AS HALEH MOVES OFF)
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GREENE:                           Elizabeth?   How is he?


CORDAY:                           In need of intubation.


GREENE:                           I brought the things you asked me to bring.


(THEY HEAD OVER TO THE ELEVATOR AND CORDAY PRESSES THE CALL
BUTTON)


CORDAY:                           Thank you.


GREENE:                           What are we doing?   I miss you and Ella.   I
                                  need you to come home.


CORDAY:                           I can’t.


GREENE:                           You have every right to be angry with me.
                                  But staying in a hotel isn’t gonna solve
                                  anything.


CORDAY:                           Mark, I’m not trying to punish you.


(SHE STEPS INTO THE ELEVATOR)


CORDAY (CONT’D):                  I’m just trying to do what’s best for Ella.


GREENE:                           Don’t you think what’s best for her is to be
                                  with her mother and father?


CORDAY:                           Yes, I do.


GREENE:                           So, when are you coming home?


CORDAY:                           I don’t know.
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(THE ELEVATOR DOOR CLOSES)


GREENE:                           (sigh)


END ACT ONE
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ACT TWO




INT. TRAUMA ROOM ONE


(WEAVER AND GREENE ARE EXAMINING A THIRTEEN-YEAR-OLD BOY
NAMED AARON JAMES)


WEAVER:                           Aaron, how many lights do you see?


AARON:                            One.     There’s nothing wrong with my eyes.
                                  It’s my arms and my legs.


GREENE:                           Okay, Aaron.     I need you to lie absolutely
                                  still.


WEAVER:                           No sign of cranial-nerve impaction or
                                  blowout fracture.     Bilateral TM’s clear.     No
                                  blood.
                                     (No: There is no)
                                     (cranial-nerve impaction: the
                                     squeezing together of any of twelve
                                     pairs of nerves emerging from the
                                     cranial cavity through openings in
                                     the skull)
                                     (blowout fracture: skull fracture)
                                     (Bilateral: On both sides of the
                                     head)
                                     (TM: abbreviation for
                                     'temperomandibular joint' - lower
                                     jaw)
                                     (No: There is no)


(GREENE APPLIES PRESSURE TO AARON’S HEAD)
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GREENE:                           Does it hurt when I press here or just on
                                  the sides?


AARON:                            Both.


(AARON’S FATHER WATCHES THROUGH THE WINDOW AS WEAVER EXAMINES
AARON’S TEETH)


WEAVER:                           Fore-face is stable.        No dental fractures.
                                        (No: There are no)


AARON:                            Oww!


GREENE:                           Okay.     We’re gonna leave the collar on for
                                  awhile.     Let’s tape down his head...
                                        (collar: a stabilizing collar for
                                        the neck and spine)


(OFFICER DARCEY ENTERS)


GREENE (CONT’D):                  ...and use sandbags to stabilize.


(GREENE EXAMINES HIS BELLY)


GREENE (CONT’D):                  Can you feel this?
                                        (this: referring to pressure)


AARON:                            No.


DARCEY:                           (os) How’s he doing?


GREENE:                           It’s too early to tell.


DARCEY:                           Can he tell me what happened?
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WEAVER:                           I thought it was a sledding accident.


DARCEY:                           Yeah.     His father got smashed and was
                                  pulling him and his friend on a sled (os)
                                  behind a snowmobile.


WEAVER:                           You smelled alcohol on his breath?


DARCEY:                           No.     But he seemed out of it.   Maybe drugs.
                                        (out of it: colloquial for
                                        'disoriented')
                                        (Maybe: Maybe from)


WEAVER:                           (os) Lungs are clear bilaterally.
                                        (Lungs: His lungs)


(GREENE LOOKS UP AT THE CLOCK)


WEAVER (CONT’D):                  (os) Normal heart tones. (on camera) You
                                  going somewhere?
                                        (Normal: He has normal)
                                        (You: Are you)


GREENE:                           What?


WEAVER:                           That’s the third time you’ve looked at the
                                  clock.


GREENE:                           Aaron, can you feel this?


(GREENE’S RUNNING A COTTON SWAB ON THE BACK OF AARON’S HAND)


AARON:                            No.


(HE MOVES TO AARON’S WRIST)
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GREENE:                           How about now?
                                        (How about: refer to Slang
                                        Glossary)


AARON:                            No.


(GREENE CONTINUES UP THE ARM)


GREENE:                           Anything?


AARON:                            No.     Why can’t I feel my arms?


WEAVER:                           Just relax, Aaron.     We’re trying to help
                                  you, okay?


GREENE:                           I’m gonna go out and speak with the father.


(DARCEY FOLLOWS GREENE OUT)


WEAVER:                           Prep the Solu-Medrol and hold the scanner.
                                  Okay, give me a reflex hammer.
                                        (Prep: short for 'Prepare')
                                        (Solu-Medrol: trademark name for a
                                        steroid)
                                        (reflex hammer: a small hammer used
                                        to test the reflexes)


INT. TRAUMA WING HALLWAY/MAIN ER/ADMIT-CONTINUOUS


(GREENE APPROACHES AARON’S FATHER, KEVIN JAMES, FOLLOWED BY
DARCEY)


GREENE:                           Mr. James, I’m Dr. Greene.     I’m treating
                                  your son Aaron.


KEVIN:                            He got hurt.
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GREENE:                           He has no feeling in his arms and legs.
                                  We’re sending him for X-rays and an MRI.
                                  And we’ll have a better idea of what we’re
                                  looking at once the neurosurgeon’s had a
                                  chance to assess his injury.
                                     (looking at: colloquial for
                                     'confronting')
                                     (neurosurgeon: a specialist in
                                     problems of the nervous system)


KEVIN:                            This is all my fault.
                                     (This: referring to the accident)


GREENE:                           You were pulling him and his friend behind a
                                  snowmobile?


KEVIN:                            I knew it was wrong.


GREENE:                           You been drinking?
                                     (You: Had you)


KEVIN:                            You mean booze?     No.   I told them.
                                     (booze: slang for 'alcohol')


GREENE:                           Told who?


KEVIN:                            Aaron and Chris that we shouldn’t.        But they
                                  kept bugging me to.
                                     (bugging: slang for 'bothering')


GREENE:                           That’s where adult judgment comes in.
                                     (comes in: colloquial for
                                     'functions')


MR. SPENCER:                      (os) Hey, idiot!
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(THEY TURN AS THE OTHER BOY’S FATHER, MR. SPENCER, ANGRILY
APPROACHES)


GREENE:                           Is there a problem?


MR. SPENCER:                      Yeah.    My son’s got a broken arm thanks to
                                  Dumb & Dumber here.     You could have killed
                                  both of them!
                                     (thanks to: due to; because of)
                                     (Dumb & Dumber: a disparaging
                                     nickname for Kevin referring to his
                                     limited intelligence, derived from
                                     the title of a 1994 film about two
                                     idiot friends going across the
                                     country)


(DARCEY KEEPS MR. SPENCER FROM GETTING CLOSER TO KEVIN)


KEVIN:                            I didn’t mean to.     It was an accident.


GREENE:                           You need to settle down, sir.
                                     (settle down: colloquial for
                                     'become more calm')


MR. SPENCER:                      I’ll settle down after he’s arrested. (os)
                                  Look, he shouldn’t be allowed (on camera) to
                                  operate a motor vehicle.     He’s only got half
                                  a brain. (os) I’m serious.     His wife even
                                  left him because he’s lost it.
                                     (lost it: colloquial for 'lost
                                     one's mental faculties')


DARCEY:                           Let’s go over here and talk, sir.
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(GREENE TURNS BACK TO KEVIN AS DARCEY MOVES OFF WITH MR.
SPENCER)


GREENE:                            Sorry about that.
                                      (Sorry: I am sorry)
                                      (that: referring to the outburst)


KEVIN:                             It’s okay.     He’s kind of right.    I never
                                   would have done something like this before I
                                   was stupid.
                                      (this: referring to towing the boys
                                      on a sled behind a snowmobile)


GREENE:                            Here, sit down.
                                      (sit down: sit)


(GREENE HAS KEVIN SIT ON A BED)


GREENE (CONT’D):                   What happened?


KEVIN:                             July seventeenth, nineteen-ninety-seven.        It
                                   was very hot.     I took off my hardhat so I
                                   could wipe the sweat off my forehead.       And a
                                   pipe fell loose from the fitting above me
                                   and...boom.
                                      (nineteen-ninety-seven: the year
                                      1997)
                                      (took off: colloquial for
                                      'removed')
                                      (boom: a sound indicating something
                                      happening suddenly and
                                      unexpectedly)


GREENE:                            Head injury?
                                      (Head: It was a head)
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KEVIN:                            My brain doesn’t work as good as it used to.
                                     (good: well - note improper
                                     grammar)
                                     (used to: colloquial for 'formerly
                                     did')


GREENE:                           Does Aaron live with you now?


KEVIN:                            Sometimes.    We’re buddies now.   We don’t
                                  fight like we used to.     He’s gonna get
                                  better, right?
                                     (buddies: slang for 'friends')
                                     (get better: colloquial for 'be
                                     restored to health')


GREENE:                           I hope so.


ABBY:                             (os) Dr. Greene...


(ABBY APPROACHES WITH PAM)


ABBY (CONT’D):                    ...Mrs. Nevinger’s wondering about an update
                                  on her husband.


GREENE:                           (to Kevin) Sit tight.     I’ll be back to tell
                                  you about your son.
                                     (Sit tight: slang for 'Wait
                                     patiently')


KEVIN:                            Thank you.


GREENE:                           (to Abby) Can you get a red top on Mr.
                                  James?
                                     (red top: a blood sample)
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ABBY:                             Sure.
                                     (colloquial for 'Certainly')


(GREENE WALKS WITH PAM)


PAM:                              Nobody’s telling me anything.


GREENE:                           Okay.     Well, he’s still in with the surgeon.
                                  Why don’t you sit down here...
                                     (Why don't: refer to Slang
                                     Glossary)


(GREENE AND PAM MOVE OFF-SCREEN AS ABBY WALKS OVER TO ADMIT)


GREENE (CONT’D):                  (os) ...and I’ll find out.
                                     (find out: colloquial for 'learn or
                                     discover something')


FRANK:                            Oh, Abby.        District Attorney’s office
                                  called.     Your subpoena’s been revoked.
                                     (District: The District)


ABBY:                             Revoked?


FRANK:                            Trial’s been canceled.
                                     (Trial's: The trial has)


ABBY:                             What?     Why?


FRANK:                            I don’t know.        Some legal snafu, I guess.
                                  You know about lawyers.        They’re half as
                                  smart as doctors but twice as sneaky.
                                     (snafu: slang for 'a chaotic or
                                     confused situation')
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INT. TRAUMA ROOM TWO-MOMENTS LATER


(GREENE ENTERS AND TALKS TO IAN)


GREENE:                             Ian, your wife’s here.      She wants to come in
                                    and see you.


IAN:                                (speaks with difficulty because of the pain)
                                    Is she alone?


GREENE:                             No.     Your sons are with her.


IAN:                                I don’t want them to see me like this.


GREENE:                             I’m gonna have to put a tube down your
                                    throat to protect your airway.        Once I do
                                    that, you won’t be able to talk to them.
                                          (airway: windpipe)


IAN:                                I don’t care.


GREENE:                             Your urine tested positive for amphetamines.
                                    (os) Want to tell me why?
                                          (amphetamines: nervous-system
                                          stimulant drugs)
                                          (Want: Do you want)


IAN:                                I’ve been working two jobs.       Sometimes I
                                    need a little help to keep going.
                                          (keep going: colloquial for
                                          'maintain functioning')


GREENE:                             How do you take it? (pause) You smoke it?
                                    (reacting to Ian’s look) Did you light up
                                    with all those fumes in the garage?
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                                          (You: Do you)
                                          (light up: colloquial for 'light a
                                          pipe or cigarette')


IAN:                                (weak laugh) I wanted to finish the dresser.
                                    Birthday’s on Saturday.
                                          (Birthday's: Her birthday's)


INT. OPERATING ROOM HALLWAY-DAY


(ROMANO OVERTAKES CORDAY AS SHE WALKS DOWN THE HALLWAY,
ABSORBED IN HER THOUGHTS)


ROMANO:                             Hey, where have you been?     Elizabeth!


(SHE FINALLY HEARS HIM AND TURNS)


CORDAY:                             I was down in the ER.


ROMANO:                             (laugh; joking) Let me guess.        Rule-out appy
                                    on a corpse?
                                          (Rule-out appy: short for 'The
                                          surgical removal of the appendix
                                          having been disqualified as the
                                          condition')


CORDAY:                             No.


(THEY WALK TOGETHER)


ROMANO:                             Well, you’re lucky.     (sarcastic) I’m
                                    starting to think ER stands for “Everyone’s
                                    Retarded.”     (exaggerating) I mean, I know
                                    your hubby’s one of the big giant heads down
                                    there but, honestly, it’s a wonder they all
                                    find their way to work every day.
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                                      (stands for: colloquial for
                                      'symbolizes; represents')
                                      (hubby: slang for 'husband')
                                      (big giant heads: intelligent ones;
                                      speaking figuratively and
                                      colloquially)
                                      (it's…day: note Romano's sarcastic
                                      suggestion that the ER physicians
                                      have limited intelligence)


(CORAZON APPROACHES WITH A MESSAGE)


CORAZON:                          Excuse me.     Dr. Corday, your nanny called,
                                  said they’re just leaving the hotel.


CORDAY:                           Thanks.


(CORDAY TAKES THE NOTE AND CORAZON MOVES AWAY)


ROMANO:                           That sounds kinky.
                                      (That: referring to the message)
                                      (kinky: slang for 'showing or
                                      appealing to bizarre or deviant
                                      tastes, especially of a sexual or
                                      erotic nature')


CORDAY:                           Do you need something, Robert?


ROMANO:                           Yes, actually.      Your buddy Benton left us
                                  with eight delinquent operative reports.


CORDAY:                           Yeah.     Well, he said he was stopping by
                                  sometime this week.
                                      (stopping by: colloquial for
                                      'paying a visit')
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ROMANO:                           (sarcastic) Yeah, right.     He wouldn’t be
                                  caught dead in this hospital, which means
                                  they are now your problem.
                                     (wouldn't be caught dead in:
                                     colloquial for 'would detest being
                                     in')


CORDAY:                           I’m not the operating surgeon.


ROMANO:                           I don’t give a damn.   I just want...
                                     (give a damn: slang for 'care')


(CORDAY’S PAGER SOUNDS)


ROMANO (CONT’D):                  ...a dictated op note on every chart before
                                  our JACO review.
                                     (op note: short for 'operative
                                     note')
                                     (JACO: abbreviation for 'Joint
                                     Actions Control Office')


CORDAY:                           I’m being paged to the ER.


(CORDAY HEADS AWAY)


ROMANO:                           If I don’t have them by tomorrow, I’m gonna
                                  report him to the State Medical Board.


JERRY:                            (vo; teasing) Someone...


INT. ADMIT/MAIN HALLWAY-DAY


(JERRY HOLDS A FLOWER ARRANGEMENT AS CHEN TURNS TOWARD HIM
FROM THE BIG BOARD)


JERRY:                            ...is very popular today.
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CHEN:                             Oh.     Jerry, give me a break.
                                        (give me a break: slang for 'stop
                                        it')


(CHEN TAKES THE FLOWERS AND LOOKS AT THE CARD)


FRANK:                            You know, I could have one of my old buddies
                                  on the force do a background check on this
                                  Randall character.
                                        (force: police force)


JERRY:                            (sarcastic) Isn’t that nice to know?


FRANK:                            Now what’s that supposed to mean?


JERRY:                            It means that the continuing invasion of
                                  personal privacy by law enforcement is
                                  appalling, not to mention immoral.
                                        (not to mention: colloquial for
                                        'without even mentioning')


(IN THE BACKGROUND, CHEN MAKES A PHONE CALL)


FRANK:                            Well, you have nothing to worry about...if
                                  you don’t have anything to hide. (turning
                                  away) Malcontent.


JERRY:                            (snort) Psycho fascist.
                                        (Psycho: slang for 'Insane')


(FRANK TURNS TO JERRY)


FRANK:                            Now, that’s it!
                                        (that's it: slang for 'that is
                                        enough')
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CHEN:                               Hey, settle down, you two!


FRANK:                              No, no.     You want to start something, tough
                                    guy?!
                                          (You: Do you)
                                          (start something: provoke an
                                          argument)


JERRY:                              Bring it on, Gramps.
                                          (Bring it on: colloquial for 'Cause
                                          it to happen')
                                          (Gramps: slang for 'Grandfather' -
                                          used here as a disparaging nickname
                                          referring to Frank's age)


FRANK:                              Gramps?!


(FRANK ATTACKS JERRY AND THEY START WRESTLING)


FRANK (CONT’D):                     Who are you calling Gramps?!


CHEN:                               (os) Guys, stop it!     Both of you stop it!


FRANK/JERRY:                        (unintelligible fighting sounds)


CHEN:                               Hey!     Hey!


(CHEN GETS KNOCKED TO THE FLOOR)


CHEN (CONT’D):                      Oh!


(THEY STOP FIGHTING)


FRANK:                              Now look what you did!
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JERRY:                              No, you did it!


CHEN:                               Would you both shut up?!
                                       (shut up: colloquial for 'be
                                       quiet')


FRANK:                              (to Chen) Are you okay?


NIKI:                               (os) Can I get a doctor here?


(CHEN STANDS)


CHEN:                               (sigh) What happened?


(SHE GOES TO A PARAMEDIC NAMED NIKI TRYING TO REVIVE A
GUNSHOT VICTIM BEING WHEELED IN)


NIKI:                               (os) Dennis Cooper, thirty-two. (on camera)
                                    Multiple GSW’s to the chest.     I got his
                                    eight-year-old daughter, too.
                                       (GSW: refer to Medical Glossary)


(THE DAUGHTER, BRIANNE, IS ON THE NEXT GURNEY)


CHEN:                               Was she shot?


NIKI:                               Not that I could see. (os) Dad arrested
                                    about a minute out.     No BP but good pulse
                                    with CPR.
                                       (Dad: The dad)
                                       (arrested: experienced the
                                       cessation of heartbeat)
                                       (out: away from the hospital)
                                       (No: He has no)
                                       (BP: refer to Medical Glossary)
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                                     (CPR: abbreviation for
                                     'cardiopulmonary resuscitation' -
                                     various methods to revive a heart
                                     that has stopped beating and lungs
                                     that have ceased to function)


CHEN:                             All right.     Somebody page Corday and open a
                                  thoracotomy tray.
                                     (thoracotomy tray: a tray
                                     containing implements and equipment
                                     for making a surgical incision into
                                     the chest cavity)


VOICE:                            (os) I’m clear.


INT. TRAUMA ROOM ONE-LATER


(CHEN FINISHES THE THORACOTOMY INCISION AS CORDAY ASSISTS)


CORDAY:                           Spreader.
                                     (Rib spreader - a device for
                                     spreading apart the ribs)


CHEN:                             Okay, crank it open.      Suction.
                                     (Suction: refer to Medical
                                     Glossary)


(WEAVER ENTERS)


WEAVER:                           What do you need?


CHEN:                             Uh, no.     It slipped.   I need to reset the
                                  lip. (to Weaver) I could use a subclavian.
                                     (the lip: the lip of the rib
                                     spreader)
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                                     (subclavian: a central venous
                                     catheter - a tube used to measure
                                     central venous pressure threaded
                                     through the veins of the body until
                                     its tip rests in the right atrium
                                     of the heart)


WEAVER:                           Eight French cordis introducer.
                                     (Eight French: referring to a tube
                                     size)
                                     (cordis introducer: a tube that can
                                     be passed into a body aperture)


CHEN:                             (grunt)


(THEY SPREAD THE RIBS OPEN)


CHEN (CONT’D):                    Gallant’s next-door with the daughter.
                                  Paramedics didn’t (os) think she was
                                  injured.   But she was covered in blood.
                                     (Paramedics: The paramedics)


CORDAY:                           I’ve got it, Kerry. (to Chen) Open up the
                                  pericardium.
                                     (I've got it: I can handle it)
                                     (Open up: Open)
                                     (pericardium: a double-layered sac
                                     of membranes around the heart)


CHEN:                             Pick-up.
                                     (A surgical tweezers)


INT. SUTURE ROOM-MOMENTS LATER


(WEAVER JOINS GALLANT WITH BRIANNE; A DETECTIVE NAMED WATKINS
IS ALSO THERE)
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WEAVER:                           What’s her status, Gallant?


GALLANT:                          She has a couple superficial abrasions.       No
                                  evidence of any penetrating injuries.     I
                                  don’t think any of this is her blood.
                                     (No: There is no)


WEAVER:                           Hey, who is your friend?


(WEAVER REACHES TO TOUCH HER STUFFED ANIMAL BUT BRIANNE PULLS
IT BACK WITHOUT ANSWERING; GALLANT TURNS TO WEAVER TO TALK)


GALLANT:                          The first officers on the scene found her
                                  hiding under a table.   But, by the looks of
                                  it, she saw everything, including who shot
                                  her father.
                                     (on the scene: at the scene)
                                     (by the looks of it: judging by the
                                     appearance of things)


(WEAVER SITS NEXT TO BRIANNE)


WEAVER:                           So, what’s your name?


GALLANT:                          I couldn’t get her to say anything.


WATKINS:                          Her name is Brianne Cooper.


WEAVER:                           Brianne, I’m Dr. Weaver.    And we’re trying
                                  to make your daddy better, okay?
                                     (make…better: restore to health)
                                     (daddy: slang for 'father')


BRIANNE:                          Okay.
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WEAVER:                            All right.     Now, are you hurt?


BRIANNE:                           I don’t think so.


(WATKINS LEANS DOWN TO BRIANNE)


WATKINS:                           Did you see who shot your father?


WEAVER:                            Do you mind?
                                      (used colloquially to suggest one
                                      is doing something another objects
                                      to)


WATKINS:                           I need to know.


WEAVER:                            Yeah.    And I need to make sure that she’s
                                   all right.     You can wait outside until we’re
                                   finished.
                                      (make sure: colloquial for 'be
                                      certain')


WATKINS:                           Her father is known...


WEAVER:                            (interrupting) Outside means outside.


(WATKINS STEPS AWAY)


GALLANT:                           Should I call DCFS?
                                      (DCFS: abbreviation for 'Department
                                      of Children and Family Services' -
                                      a social welfare agency)


WEAVER:                            Mm-hm.


(GALLANT MOVES AWAY)
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WEAVER (CONT’D):                  Don’t worry, Brianne.    You and your daddy
                                  are safe here.    Nobody’s gonna hurt you now,
                                  okay?


WATKINS:                          (vo) She wasn’t hurt.


INT. MAIN HALLWAY-SHORT TIME LATER


(WEAVER WALKS WITH WATKINS)


WEAVER:                           Physically, no.    But she’s already showing
                                  signs of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
                                  You have to wait until the pediatric
                                  psychiatrist is finished with her.
                                     (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: a
                                     form of anxiety and nervousness
                                     caused by a tragic event)
                                     (pediatric: of the branch of
                                     medicine that deals with the care
                                     of infants and children and the
                                     treatment of their diseases)


WATKINS:                          How long is that gonna take?


WEAVER:                           Hey, look, that little girl just saw
                                  somebody put five bullets into her father.


WATKINS:                          Yeah.    And I need to know who did it.


(THEY STOP)


WATKINS (CONT’D):                 Her father’s a well-known drug dealer and a
                                  murder suspect in his own right.     If whoever
                                  did this finds out that she was the only
                                  witness, they may decide to finish the job.
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                                     (in his own right: colloquial for
                                     'through his own skills or
                                     qualifications')
                                     (this: referring to the shooting)


WEAVER:                           What about her mother?
                                     (What about: refer to Slang
                                     Glossary)


WATKINS:                          She’s a junkie and a possible suspect.
                                     (junkie: slang for 'heroin addict')


WEAVER:                           All right.     Post an officer outside her room
                                  and, uh, I’ll try to speak with her.


WATKINS:                          Okay, fine.


(WEAVER JOINS CORDAY)


CORDAY:                           We did the best we could.     But the bullet
                                  passed through Mr. Cooper’s aorta.       How’s
                                  the little girl?
                                     (aorta: the main artery of the
                                     heart)


WEAVER:                           She’s still in shock.


CORDAY:                           Would you like me to speak to her for you?


WEAVER:                           No, I...I think I should deal with it.       But,
                                  thanks.
                                     (deal with: handle)
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INT. GAMMA KNIFE ROOM-DAY


(DR. MORRISON ENTERS AS GREENE GETS FITTED IN HIS
STEREOTACTIC HEADFRAME)


MORRISON:                         Sorry about the delay.     I got a little
                                  backed up.
                                     (Sorry: I am sorry)
                                     (backed up: colloquial for
                                     'experiencing an accumulation')


GREENE:                           (os) No problem.
                                     (slang for 'It is not a problem')


MORRISON:                         The whole procedure only takes about forty
                                  minutes once we get started, okay?       This
                                  frame provides reference points so we can
                                  (os) pinpoint the tumor with two hundred and
                                  one separate gamma rays.


GREENE:                           (wry) Hope you’re a good shot.
                                     (Hope: I hope)


MORRISON:                         (os) Well, the machine’s accurate up to
                                  point-three millimeters.
                                     (point-three: .3 - three tenths)


GREENE:                           What if I sneeze?


MORRISON:                         Just try not to.    (teasing) Could vaporize
                                  all the brain matter in your skull (os)
                                  cavity. (on camera) I’m kidding, Dr. Greene.
                                  You won’t be able to move once we lock the
                                  frame down, okay?    Any last questions?
                                     (Could: It could)
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                                     (kidding: slang for 'teasing;
                                     joking')
                                     (Any: Do you have any)


GREENE:                           Nope.
                                     (slang for 'No')


MORRISON:                         All right.    See you in a few minutes.
                                     (See: I will see)


(THE BED ACTIVATES AND GREENE IS FED INTO THE GIANT MACHINE)


MUSIC CUE IN – BACKGROUND


MORRISON (CONT’D):                (into microphone) Just try and relax, (os)
                                  Dr. Greene.


(THE BED STOPS)


GREENE:                           I’m ready.


MUSIC CUE OUT – BACKGROUND


END ACT TWO
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ACT THREE




INT. ADMIT-DAY


(CORDAY, DRESSED TO LEAVE, APPROACHES JERRY)


CORDAY:                           Has anyone seen Dr. Greene?


JERRY:                            Yeah, he left.


CORDAY:                           Already? (grunt) Did he say where he was
                                  going?


JERRY:                            Sorry.
                                     (I am sorry)


CORDAY:                           (frustrated sigh) We have an appointment.


JERRY:                            I can page him.


INT. GAMMA KNIFE ROOM-DAY


(GREENE STANDS AS MORRISON ENTERS)


MORRISON:                         You should take it easy for the rest of the
                                  day, okay?
                                     (take it easy: colloquial for
                                     'relax')


GREENE:                           No problem.


MORRISON:                         A few people report headaches, nausea, and
                                  vomiting.
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GREENE:                           What about seizures?


MORRISON:                         Less than ten percent experience seizures in
                                  the next twenty-four hours.    But you’re on
                                  Dilantin, and we gave you some Decadron to
                                  reduce the risk of brain edema.     Is there
                                  someone here to drive you home?
                                     (you're on: you are taking, as a
                                     medication)
                                     (Dilantin: trademark name for a
                                     drug used to prevent convulsions)
                                     (Decadron: trademark name for a
                                     steroid used to treat swelling)
                                     (edema: an abnormal pooling of
                                     fluid)


GREENE:                           I took the El.


MORRISON:                         But do you have someone staying with you
                                  tonight?


GREENE:                           My daughter.


MORRISON:                         It would be better if it’s an adult.


GREENE:                           Rachel’s a teenager.


MORRISON:                         Okay.    Well, just have her check on you and
                                  call if there are any problems, all right?
                                     (check on: colloquial for
                                     'investigate the condition or
                                     progress of')
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INT. NEUROLOGY CORRIDOR/PEDIATRIC NEUROLOGIST’S WAITING
  ROOM-LATER


(GREENE STEPS OFF THE ELEVATOR INTO THE CROWDED HALLWAY)


VOICES:                           (os and on camera) (unintelligible chatter)


TIMMINS:                          (os) Call Dr. Sanders and tell him I can’t
                                  see his patient until Monday.


NURSE:                            (os) Yes, Doctor.


(GREENE ENTERS THE PEDIATRIC NEUROLOGIST’S WAITING ROOM)


TIMMINS:                          (os) Reschedule Jenna Kline for Thursday and
                                  fax (on camera) Dr. Horton Brook Yeung’s MEG
                                  results.
                                     (fax: short for 'send by facsimile
                                     transmission')
                                     (MEG: abbreviation for
                                     'magnetoencephalograph - an
                                     instrument that records magnetic
                                     signals proportional to the
                                     electroencephalographic waves
                                     emanating from
                                     electrical activity in the brain)


NURSE:                            (os) Mm-hm.


GREENE:                           I’m Dr. Greene.     My daughter has an
                                  appointment.


TIMMINS:                          (recognizing him) Ella?


GREENE:                           (os) Yes.     My wife should be bringing her.
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TIMMINS:                            You just missed them.


ABBY:                               (vo) Well, what does that mean exactly?


INT. COUNTY COURTHOUSE STAIRWELL/HALLWAY-DAY


(ABBY FOLLOWS DISTRICT ATTORNEY RIDGEWAY DOWNSTAIRS)


RIDGEWAY:                           It means in the interest of legal
                                    efficiency, we cut a deal.
                                          (in the interest of: colloquial for
                                          'for the benefit of')
                                          (cut a deal: colloquial for
                                          'arranged an agreement or
                                          compromise')


ABBY:                               A deal for what?      For jail time?


RIDGEWAY:                           No.     One year parole, forty hours of
                                    community service.


ABBY:                               Community service?      This guy attacked me.


RIDGEWAY:                           This is his first offense.


ABBY:                               Yeah.     But he’s pathological.    I’ve had to
                                    call the police on him before.
                                          (call the police on: telephone the
                                          police about)


(ABBY FOLLOWS HIM DOWN A HALLWAY)


RIDGEWAY:                           Look, he has no prior arrests.         We’re also
                                    insisting he undergo mandatory therapy.
                                          (therapy: psychotherapy)
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ABBY:                             (sarcastic) Oh, that’s great.       So, what?   He
                                  counts to ten before he hits somebody now?
                                        (great: slang for 'excellent')
                                        (counts to ten: note Abby's
                                        reference to a familiar method of
                                        calming oneself)


(THEY STOP)


RIDGEWAY:                         I’m sorry.     This is the best we could do.
                                        (This: referring to the compromise)


ABBY:                             The best you can do?


RIDGEWAY:                         Let’s not overlook the fact that someone
                                  beat the hell out of Brian Westlake a couple
                                  hours after you were attacked.
                                        (beat the hell out of: colloquial
                                        for 'thoroughly beat or thrashed')


ABBY:                             (confused) What?


RIDGEWAY:                         But you didn’t know anything about that?
                                  Right?


ABBY:                             No.


INT. EXAMINING ROOM FOUR/MAIN HALLWAY-NIGHT


(GREENE IS EXAMINING AARON)


GREENE:                           Wiggle your toes.


(AARON WIGGLES THEM)
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GREENE (CONT’D):                  Fingers?


(AARON WIGGLES THEM)


AARON:                            (grunt) I’m not paralyzed?


GREENE:                           You’re showing signs of improvement.        It’ll
                                  only get better as the swelling in your
                                  spinal cord goes down.     You are lucky.    Put
                                  this behind you.
                                     (get better: improve)
                                     (goes down: colloquial for
                                     'subsides')
                                     (Put…behind: colloquial for 'try to
                                     forget')
                                     (this: referring to the accident)


(GREENE PUTS A PILLOW BEHIND AARON’S HEAD AND SITS)


AARON:                            (grunt)


GREENE:                           Your dad is gonna be glad to hear this.
                                  (sigh) You know, the police think that he
                                  was drinking.
                                     (this: referring to the news of
                                     Aaron's improved condition)


AARON:                            My dad doesn’t drink.


GREENE:                           They’re pretty angry about what he did,
                                  pulling you behind a snowmobile. (os) Your
                                  dad should know better.
                                     (know better: colloquial for 'be
                                     able to recognize something as
                                     wrong')
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AARON:                            He does.


GREENE:                           Then what happened?


(AARON DOESN’T ANSWER)


GREENE (CONT’D):                  It wasn’t your dad’s idea to pull you behind
                                  the snowmobile, was it?


(GREENE SEES CORDAY THROUGH THE WINDOW AND LEAVES THE ROOM)


AARON:                            It was Chris’s idea.     We were just trying to
                                  have a little fun.


GREENE:                           Elizabeth?


(GREENE JOINS CORDAY)


CORDAY:                           Where were you?


GREENE:                           I’m sorry.     Something came up.
                                     (came up: colloquial for 'happened;
                                     occurred')


CORDAY:                           Something more important than our daughter?


GREENE:                           I was there.     I just missed you.   I talked
                                  to the doctor.     Everything’s gonna be okay.


CORDAY:                           Yeah.    Well, any long-term effects remain to
                                  be seen, don’t they?
                                     (remain to be seen: will be seen at
                                     a later time)


(HALEH APPROACHES)
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HALEH:                            Dr. Greene?        Ian Nevinger’s sats are down to
                                  seventy-eight.


CORDAY:                           I’m down for a GSW.        You had better hope you
                                  can still intubate him.
                                        (had better: colloquial for 'ought
                                        to')


INT. SUTURE ROOM-NIGHT


(WEAVER APPROACHES BRIANNE)


WEAVER:                           You still awake in here?
                                        (You: Are you)


BRIANNE:                          A little.
                                        (Somewhat)


(WEAVER SITS BESIDE HER)


WEAVER:                           Brianne, I have some bad news about your
                                  father.      The surgeons did their best to help
                                  him.     But one of the bullets hit his heart
                                  and damaged it.        They couldn’t fix it.    He
                                  died. (pause) I know it’s hard and you feel
                                  really sad.        But it’s very important that
                                  you talk with the police.


BRIANNE:                          No.


WEAVER:                           They just want to make sure that they find
                                  out who did this so that they don’t hurt
                                  anyone else.        Did you see who shot your
                                  father?


BRIANNE:                          Yes.
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WEAVER:                           And do you know who they were?


BRIANNE:                          Yes.


WEAVER:                           Will you tell the police?


(BRIANNE SHAKES HER HEAD "NO")


BRIANNE:                          I can’t.


WEAVER:                           Honey, you don’t need to be afraid.      Was it
                                  your mother?
                                        (Honey: a term of endearment)


BRIANNE:                          No.


WEAVER:                           Then who?


BRIANNE:                          Me.


WEAVER:                           You?     You shot your father?


BRIANNE:                          He fell asleep on the couch and left his gun
                                  on the coffee table.
                                        (fell asleep: colloquial for 'began
                                        sleeping')


WEAVER:                           Why did you shoot him?


(BRIANNE LOOKS AWAY)


WEAVER (CONT’D):                  Brianne, was he hurting you?     Honey, was he
                                  doing things to you that he shouldn’t be?
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BRIANNE:                          He wouldn’t let me watch TV.
                                     (TV: abbreviation for 'television')


WEAVER:                           So you shot him?


BRIANNE:                          He said if I turned on the TV while he was
                                  asleep, he’d shoot me.   So I shot him first.
                                     (turned on: colloquial for
                                     'switched on')


WEAVER:                           (sigh)


INT. EXAMINING ROOM FOUR HALLWAY-NIGHT


(PAM JOINS GREENE WHEN SHE SEES HIM COMING)


GREENE:                           We can’t protect his airway much longer.


PAM:                              Can we go in before you intubate him?


GREENE:                           He’d prefer if you didn’t.


PAM:                              This is the last chance we’ll have to speak
                                  with him.


GREENE:                           He doesn’t want you to see him in his
                                  present condition.


PAM:                              I’ve seen worse.


GREENE:                           This is your husband.


PAM:                              Yes, he is.


GREENE:                           (pause) If they stay here.
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PAM:                               Okay. (to sons) Brendan, (os) watch your
                                   brother.     I have to talk to the doctor.


INT. TRAUMA ROOM TWO-CONTINUOUS


(GREENE AND PAM ENTER)


HALEH:                             Carboxyhemoglobin’s thirty.


IAN:                               (gasping in pain throughout) I said no.


PAM:                               I said yes. (os) You’re gonna be okay, Ian.


IAN:                               How’s my hair look?


PAM:                               You might want to get a wig until it grows
                                   back.
                                      (grows back: regrows)


IAN:                               (laugh) Maybe I can get an Afro, huh?


GREENE:                            Haleh, suction?
                                      (suction: refer to Medical
                                      Glossary)


PAM:                               Uh, I can do that. (os) I’m an RN.
                                      (RN: abbreviation for 'registered
                                      nurse')


(SHE ASSUMES THE SUCTION FOR HALEH)


IAN:                               I’m sorry.


PAM:                               Sh, don’t talk.
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GREENE:                           Burn unit have any beds?
                                     (Burn unit: Did the burn unit -
                                     referring to a hospital unit with
                                     specialists who treat burn victims)


HALEH:                            (os) Still holding.
                                     (Still: I am still)
                                     (holding: slang for 'waiting to
                                     speak with someone on the
                                     telephone')


(PAM PICKS UP HER HUSBAND’S LABORATORY TEST RESULTS)


GREENE:                           (os) He’s gonna need a Swan-Ganz catheter.
                                     (Swan-Ganz catheter: a special long
                                     thin catheter
                                     introduced into a large vein in the
                                     neck, chest or groin and advanced
                                     through the right heart to the
                                     pulmonary artery)


PAM:                              Are these his labs?
                                     (labs: short for 'laboratory test
                                     results')


GREENE:                           Some of them.


PAM:                              (os) He tested positive for amphetamines?
                                  (on camera) (to Ian) Were you smoking up?
                                     (smoking up: slang for 'smoking
                                     crack' - a crystalline form of
                                     smokeable cocaine)


IAN:                              It was an accident.
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PAM:                              You lied to me.   You told me you were gonna
                                  stay clean.   You promised me you’d quit.
                                     (clean: slang for 'free of using
                                     illegal drugs')


IAN:                              I did.


PAM:                              (os; sarcastic) Was it good?   Did you get
                                  (on camera) nice and stoned?
                                     (nice and: colloquial for 'very')
                                     (stoned: slang for 'intoxicated on
                                     drugs or alcohol')


IAN:                              I just wanted to finish the dresser.


PAM:                              No, Ian.   You just wanted to get high!
                                     (high: slang for 'intoxicated on
                                     drugs or alcohol')


(PAM RUSHES OUT)


IAN:                              (can barely breathe) Pam...!


GREENE:                           (os) Let’s get the heliox started.
                                     (heliox: a mixture of helium and
                                     oxygen used in the treatment of
                                     airflow obstruction)


EXT. ABBY’S APARTMENT-NIGHT


(ABBY IS WALKING AND STOPS WHEN SHE SEES BRIAN HEAD UPSTAIRS
AND ENTER; SHE TURNS AND GOES THE OTHER WAY)
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INT. TRAUMA WING HALLWAY-NIGHT


(GREENE STEPS OUT AND SEES ADELE NEUMAN DOWN THE HALLWAY
WITH DARCEY AND KEVIN)


GREENE:                           (sigh)


DARCEY:                           (os) (unintelligible in distance)


NEUMAN:                           (seeing Greene) (quietly from distance) Oh,
                                  hold on.


(HE TURNS TO MARQUEZ PASSING BY WITH A PATIENT)


GREENE:                           Chuny, have you seen Mrs. Nevinger?


MARQUEZ:                          No, sorry.
                                     (sorry: I am sorry)


(GREENE JOINS NEUMAN)


GREENE:                           What’s going on?


NEUMAN:                           We’re trying to decide what to do with
                                  Aaron.     We can’t reach the mother.


GREENE:                           You know the father’s blood alcohol level
                                  was negative.


NEUMAN:                           Yes.     But what he did was still reckless.   I
                                  mean, I don’t want to split up his family.
                                  But the father is as much a kid as his son.
                                     (split up: separate)
                                     (kid: slang for 'child')
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GREENE:                           The boys talked him into it.        They should
                                  take some of the blame.     You need to talk to
                                  them.
                                        (talked…into: colloquial for
                                        'persuaded to do')


NEUMAN:                           I did.     And they didn’t say anything.


INT. EXAMINING ROOM FOUR-MOMENTS LATER


(GREENE JOINS AARON)


GREENE:                           Hey.     Did you talk to the social worker and
                                  the police?


AARON:                            Yeah.


GREENE:                           What did you tell them?


AARON:                            What do you care?
                                        (What: Why)


GREENE:                           You worried about getting in trouble?
                                        (You: Are you)
                                        (getting in trouble: colloquial for
                                        'getting into difficulties,
                                        especially with an authority')


AARON:                            No.


GREENE:                           What is it then?


(GREENE SITS ON THE BED)


GREENE (CONT’D):                  You want your dad to be arrested?
                                        (You: Do you)
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AARON:                            Maybe it’ll smarten him up.
                                     (smarten…up: make smarter)


GREENE:                           What?


AARON:                            My dad’s always doing stupid stuff and
                                  saying things that are totally embarrassing.


GREENE:                           Every teenager thinks that about their
                                  parents.
                                     (their: his or her - note improper
                                     grammar)


AARON:                            Yeah.     My dad’s really a moron.


GREENE:                           (sigh) Well, you won’t have to worry about
                                  that...


(GREENE STANDS AND STARTS FOR THE DOOR)


GREENE (CONT’D):                  ...once Child Services puts you into a
                                  foster family.
                                     (Child Services: short for
                                     'Department of Children and Family
                                     Services')


AARON:                            He could have said no.


(GREENE TURNS BACK TO AARON)


GREENE:                           Could he? (pause) Do you think your father
                                  likes what happened to him?      He lost his
                                  wife.     He lost his job.   He lost himself.
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GREENE:   (CONT'D)                (os) You’re the only thing he has left. (on
                                  camera) And he still thinks that you two are
                                  buddies.


AARON:                            We are.


GREENE:                           Well, then you need to grow up and start
                                  acting like one.
                                        (grow up: colloquial for 'begin
                                        behaving maturely')


AARON:                            Are the cops still here?
                                        (cops: slang for 'police officers')


GREENE:                           They might be.


AARON:                            Well, can I talk to them again?


GREENE:                           I’ll see what I can do.


AARON:                            (os) And (on camera) could you tell my dad
                                  I’m sorry?


GREENE:                           No.     But you can.


INT. EXAMINING ROOM FOUR HALLWAY-CONTINUOUS


MUSIC CUE IN – BACKGROUND


(GREENE GOES INTO THE HALLWAY AND SITS AS HE BECOMES OVERCOME WITH NAUSEA)


MUSIC CUE OUT – BACKGROUND


END ACT THREE
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ACT FOUR




EXT. AMBULANCE BAY-NIGHT


(GREENE COMES OUTSIDE AND TAKES SOME PAINKILLERS BEFORE SITTING ON A BENCH)


GREENE:                           (sighs)


(LEWIS APPROACHES)


LEWIS:                            Why are you still here?


GREENE:                           I’m on till eight.
                                     (eight: eight o'clock)


LEWIS:                            You shouldn’t be on at all.     Do you have a
                                  headache?
                                     (at all: colloquial for 'for any
                                     reason')


GREENE:                           Just a...just a little stress.
                                     (Just: It is just)


LEWIS:                            (sarcastic) Yeah.     That and several hundred
                                  beams of radiation zapped into your brain
                                  this afternoon.     You need to go home.


GREENE:                           There’s just a half an hour left.


LEWIS:                            Did you tell her?


GREENE:                           Who?


LEWIS:                            Mark?
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(HE SHAKES HIS HEAD "NO")


LEWIS (CONT’D):                   You said you were gonna talk to her.        Does
                                  Rachel know?


GREENE:                           (sigh)


LEWIS:                            Mark, they’re gonna figure it out.
                                     (figure…out: colloquial for
                                     'solve')


GREENE:                           Let them figure it out. (sigh)


LEWIS:                            So, you’re gonna keep this is a secret, act
                                  like nothing’s wrong until you pass out in
                                  public?
                                     (this: referring to his tumor
                                     recurrence)
                                     (pass out: colloquial for 'lose
                                     consciousness')
                                     (in public: publicly)


GREENE:                           The moment you tell them they start treating
                                  you differently.     They start giving you that
                                  look.


LEWIS:                            What look?


GREENE:                           That look.     That look like you’re half dead,
                                  like you’re already gone.     Believe me, I’ve
                                  seen it before.


LEWIS:                            Yeah.     Well, you’re still here.


(HE LOOKS AT HER FOR A MOMENT)
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GREENE:                           Goodnight.


(HE STANDS TO WALK AWAY AND IS OVERCOME BY NAUSEA)


GREENE (CONT’D):                  Ohh!


LEWIS:                            What is it?


(HE SITS BACK DOWN)


GREENE:                           Nothing.


LEWIS:                            Mark!


GREENE:                           I’m just a little nauseous.


LEWIS:                            You know, that’s it.     I am taking you home.
                                        (that's it: slang for 'that is
                                        enough')


GREENE:                           No.     I am not going home.


LEWIS:                            You know what?     You have two choices.   I am
                                  taking you home right now or I’m ratting you
                                  out to Weaver.     What’s it gonna be?
                                        (You know what?: used colloquially
                                        to preface one's remarks)
                                        (ratting…out: slang for 'informing
                                        on')


(LEWIS HELPS HIM STAND AND THEY LEAVE)


LEWIS (CONT’D):                   You had better not vomit in my car.
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INT. PHARMACY/TRAUMA WING HALLWAY-NIGHT


(HALEH FINDS CORDAY IN THE PHARMACY)


HALEH:                            The burn unit’s ready for Nevinger, Dr.
                                  Corday.


CORDAY:                           Haleh, do we have Marcaine?
                                       (Marcaine: Marcaine Hydrochloride -
                                       trademark name for a local
                                       anesthetic)


HALEH:                            Right in front of you.
                                       (Right: It is right)


CORDAY:                           Right.


(SHE FINDS IT AND COMES INTO THE HALLWAY)


HALEH:                            Can you take him up?     I don’t want to lose
                                  his airway in the elevator.
                                       (lose his airway: have him stop
                                       breathing)


CORDAY:                           Who?


HALEH:                            Nevinger, the surface burn.


CORDAY:                           I thought he was intubated.


HALEH:                            He’s stabilized on a heliox but he’s
                                  drifting down again.
                                       (drifting down: deteriorating)


CORDAY:                           Well, he’s Dr. Greene’s patient.       Why don’t
                                  you ask him?
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HALEH:                             Dr. Greene went home.


CORDAY:                            (surprised) He did?


HALEH:                             Half hour ago.     It says “Corday” on the
                                   chart.
                                      (Half: A half)


CORDAY:                            Fine.


INT. TRAUMA ROOM TWO-CONTINUOUS


(CORDAY ENTERS)


CORDAY:                            Mr. Nevinger, how’s your breathing?


IAN:                               (speaks with difficulty because of the pain)
                                   Did you find her?


CORDAY:                            Who?


IAN:                               My wife.


CORDAY:                            Uh, she isn’t here?


HALEH:                             (os) Dr. Corday, sats down to ninety
                                   percent.


CORDAY:                            Point-eight of Pav, prep twenty of
                                   Etomidate, one-twenty of Sux.     Mr. Nevinger,
                                   we’re going to have to intubate you for
                                   transfer.     You might not be able to talk for
                                   a few days.     But your wife will be able to
                                   talk to you.
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                                     (Point-eight: .8 - Eight tenths of
                                     a milligram)
                                     (Pav: short for 'Pavulon' - a fast-
                                     acting anesthesia drug)
                                     (prep: short for 'prepare')
                                     (twenty: twenty milligrams)
                                     (Etomidate: a drug that produces
                                     sleep very quickly used in rapid
                                     anesthesia induction)
                                     (one-twenty: short for 'one hundred
                                     and twenty milligrams')
                                     (Sux: short for 'Succinylcholine' -
                                     a fast-acting anesthesia drug)


IAN:                              I let her down.
                                     (let…down: colloquial for
                                     'disappointed')


(CORDAY LOOKS AT HALEH)


HALEH:                            (os) Tested positive for amphetamines.
                                     (Tested: He tested)


IAN:                              I promised her.


CORDAY:                           All you need to worry about now is getting
                                  better. (to Haleh) Eight-oh ET tube.
                                     (Eight-oh: 8-0 - referring to a
                                     tube size)
                                     (ET tube: refer to Medical
                                     Glossary)


IAN:                              Even if I live, she’ll leave me.


CORDAY:                           Oh, I’m sure that’s not true.
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IAN:                              (sputters/laughs) Wouldn’t you?           I mean,
                                  look at me.


CORDAY:                           Things might be difficult for both of you
                                  for awhile, yes.        But you just need to give
                                  her some time.


IAN:                              Could you find her?


HALEH:                            (os) Meds are in.
                                     (Meds: short for 'The medications')
                                     (are in: have been delivered
                                     intravenously)


IAN:                              Tell her I love her.         I’m sorry.


CORDAY:                           Yes, of course. (to Haleh) Yankauer tip and
                                  a three-mac.
                                     (Yankauer tip: a suction tip)
                                     (three-mac: referring to a suction
                                     apparatus)


HALEH:                            Got it.     Bag him.
                                     (I got it: colloquial for 'I will
                                     do it')
                                     (Bag: Help breathe with a breathing
                                     bag)


INT. REAR HALLWAY/MAIN HALLWAY-SHORT TIME LATER


(PAM IS TALKING ON A PUBLIC PHONE AND CORDAY SEES HER IN THE
DISTANCE)


PAM:                              (on phone) Yeah.        I had Debbie pick up the
                                  kids.     Okay.     Thanks, Evelyn.   No, I will.
                                  I will.     Yeah.     Bye.
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                                     (pick up: colloquial for 'collect')
                                     (Bye: short for 'Good-bye')


(SHE REPLACES THE RECEIVER AS CORDAY APPROACHES)


CORDAY:                           Mrs. Nevinger, I’m Dr. Corday.        I helped
                                  work on your husband.        They told me you were
                                  in Chairs.     I couldn’t find you.     I was
                                  afraid you’d left.
                                     (work on: treat)
                                     (Chairs: the waiting area)


PAM:                              No, I’m leaving now.        I just called Ian’s
                                  mom.     She’s coming.     I didn’t tell her about
                                  the drugs.     I should.     I should let the boys
                                  see him.


(SHE STARTS TO WALK AND CORDAY FOLLOWS)


PAM (CONT’D):                     Show them what drugs did to their father.


CORDAY:                           Well, they’ll see that soon enough.


PAM:                              Yeah.     Assuming we’re still around when he
                                  gets out.
                                     (around: colloquial for 'nearby; in
                                     the vicinity')
                                     (gets out: is released)


CORDAY:                           We just moved your husband up to the burn
                                  unit.     Look, I know what he did was wrong
                                  and obviously you have some things to work
                                  out, but he really needs you right now.
                                     (work out: colloquial for
                                     'resolve')
                                     (right now: presently; currently)
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(PAM STOPS AND TURNS TO CORDAY)


PAM:                               Yeah?     What about me?   What about my sons?
                                   They really need a father.      But they don’t
                                   have one now.


CORDAY:                            Yes, they do.


PAM:                               No.     They have a drug addict in a hospital
                                   bed with burns over fifty percent of his
                                   body.


CORDAY:                            He’s still their father.      He’s still your
                                   husband.


PAM:                               (disgusted sound)


(PAM STARTS WALKING AND CORDAY FOLLOWS)


CORDAY:                            Look, you do know that he could succumb to
                                   infection and could die within the next
                                   week?


(PAM STOPS AGAIN)


PAM:                               That is not my fault.      I begged him to stop
                                   using drugs.


CORDAY:                            And I’m certain he’s sorry for what he did.


PAM:                               Is he?!


CORDAY:                            Mrs. Nevinger, he’s in unbelievable pain.


PAM:                               (sigh)
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CORDAY:                           He’ll be permanently disfigured.      He’ll
                                  never look like the father your sons
                                  remember.    I think he’s suffered enough
                                  punishment, don’t you?


INT. ADMIT-NIGHT


(WEAVER ENTERS ADMIT AND HANDS FRANK AND JERRY ENVELOPES)


WEAVER:                           You two can go home.     You’re both suspended
                                  until Monday.


FRANK:                            For what?


WEAVER:                           For fighting.


JERRY:                            We weren’t fighting.


WEAVER:                           Yeah?    I was told you two got into a fist
                                  fight.
                                     (got into: colloquial for 'became
                                     involved in')


FRANK:                            I’m afraid somebody’s pulling your leg
                                  there, Chief, so to speak.
                                     (pulling your leg: colloquial for
                                     'playing a joke on you' - also note
                                     literal double meaning and a
                                     reference to Weaver's handicap)
                                     (so to speak: colloquial for
                                     'seemingly')


JERRY:                            Yeah.    I...I love this old guy.
                                     (guy: slang for 'fellow')
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(JERRY PUTS HIS ARM AROUND FRANK AS CHEN APPROACHES)


FRANK:                            (laughs with difficulty)


WEAVER:                           Dr. Chen, did you or did you not witness
                                  these two getting into an altercation?


CHEN:                             What altercation?


WEAVER:                           You were knocked to the floor.


CHEN:                             No.     I tripped over a phone cord earlier but
                                  (os) that was my own fault.


(WEAVER RELENTS AND WALKS AWAY; CHEN LOOKS OVER AND SEES
FRANK AND JERRY GLARING AT EACH OTHER)


CHEN (CONT’D):                    Hey, knock it off, you two.


(CARTER APPROACHES)


CHEN (CONT’D):                    Carter!     Ah, just the man I want to see.
                                  Oo, look.     I got six patients for you.


CARTER:                           I’m not on for eight minutes.


CHEN:                             Yeah.     But you’re here.


(HE HOLDS UP HIS FOOD AS RANDALL APPROACHES)


CARTER:                           But I’m eating.


CHEN:                             Oh, well, too bad...
                                        (too bad: colloquial for 'that is
                                        unfortunate')
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RANDALL:                          (interrupting) Jing-Mei?


CHEN:                             Randall.


RANDALL:                          I’ve been calling you all day.     Did
                                  you...did you get my flowers?


CHEN:                             Um, yes.     Thanks.


RANDALL:                          So, are you off?
                                     (off: off duty; not working)


(SHE LOOKS AT HER WATCH)


CHEN:                             Um...you know, actually, I have, uh...


CARTER:                           (helping) Aren’t you supposed to be covering
                                  Dr. Greene?


CHEN:                             Yes.     Yes, I am.


RANDALL:                          Well, what about after that?


CHEN:                             Uh...


(CARTER PUSHES HER TOWARD RANDALL WITH HIS FOOT)


CHEN (CONT’D):                    Um...look, Randall, you’re a nice guy and
                                  all.     But, uh, I just don’t think this is
                                  gonna work out between us.
                                     (and all: colloquial for 'and
                                     everything else that accompanies
                                     that statement')
                                     (this: referring to a romance)
                                     (work out: colloquial for 'end
                                     successfully')
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RANDALL:                          Well, I had fun.


CHEN:                             Yeah. (sigh) Sorry.    I’ve got to get back to
                                  work.
                                     (Sorry: I am sorry)
                                     (get back to: colloquial for
                                     'resume')


RANDALL:                          Can I call you?


CHEN:                             (sigh) No.


RANDALL:                          Bye.


(RANDALL WALKS OFF WITH HIS HEAD LOWERED AND MARQUEZ LEANS IN)


MARQUEZ:                          Don’t tell me you just broke up with that
                                  guy.
                                     (Don't tell me: used colloquially
                                     as a preface to convey surprise or
                                     disappointment)
                                     (broke up with: colloquial for
                                     'ended a romance or relationship
                                     with')


CHEN:                             (laugh) It was hardly a breakup.     I mean, we
                                  just went out once.
                                     (went out: went out on a date)


CARTER:                           One date and he’s buying you flowers?


CHEN:                             Yeah.    Can you believe it?   You know, you
                                  give a guy a hand release during “Harry
                                  Potter” and he wants to marry you.
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                                        (Can you believe it?: colloquial
                                        for 'Is it not amazing?')
                                        (a hand release: note sexual
                                        innuendo)
                                        ("Harry Potter": title of a popular
                                        film based on British writer J.K.
                                        Rowling's first book about the
                                        young wizard of the title)
                                        (and he…you: note exaggeration)


CARTER:                           (chokes on his food under Chen)


CHEN:                             You okay?
                                        (You: Are you)


CARTER:                           (weakly) Thank you.


INT. KOVAC’S APARTMENT CORRIDOR-NIGHT


(ABBY APPROACHES KOVAC’S DOOR AND KNOCKS AS MUSIC COMES FROM
THE APARTMENT)


SINGER:                           (vo) (unintelligible singing)


(NO ONE ANSWERS AND ABBY HEADS BACK TO THE FRONT DOOR; A
WOMAN NAMED PETRA OPENS KOVAC’S DOOR)


PETRA:                            Hi.
                                        (slang for 'Hello')


ABBY:                             Hi.


PETRA:                            Can I help you?


ABBY:                             Nope.
                                        (slang for 'No')
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(ABBY TURNS AND HEADS OUT AS KOVAC COMES TO THE DOOR)


KOVAC:                            Hey, Abby?


ABBY:                             Hey.


KOVAC:                            Come on in.


ABBY:                             No, I...I...I just wanted to say hi.          I
                                  didn’t want to bother you.      I didn’t know
                                  you had company.


KOVAC:                            No.     Just a couple of friends.
                                        (Just: It is just)


ABBY:                             I’ll see you tomorrow.


KOVAC:                            No.     You need a place to stay; let me help.


ABBY:                             It’s okay.     Really.


KOVAC:                            Please?     For me?   I need you.   They’re
                                  kicking my ass in Pictionary. (laugh) Come
                                  on.
                                        (kicking my ass: slang for
                                        'thoroughly defeating me')
                                        (Pictionary: name of a popular
                                        parlor game)


(SHE RELENTS AND ENTERS)


EXT. RIVERWALK-NIGHT


(CORDAY TALKS TO BENTON)
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CORDAY:                           Three lap-choles, two inguinal hernias,
                                  lefort three reduction, vagotomy, and a
                                  pancreatico-duodenectomy.
                                     (lap-chole: short for 'laparoscopic
                                     cholecystectomy' - a surgical gall
                                     bladder removal by means of a small
                                     incision into the abdominal cavity)
                                     (inguinal hernia: a hernia in which
                                     a loop of intestine enters the
                                     inguinal canal, the tubular passage
                                     through the lower layers of the
                                     abdominal wall)
                                     (lefort three reduction:
                                     realignment of the bones in a
                                     crosswise fracture
                                     involving the orbits of the eye)
                                     (vagotomy: a cutting of certain
                                     branches of the vagus nerve to
                                     reduce gastric acid in the stomach
                                     and reduce the chance of a return
                                     of a gastric ulcer)
                                     (pancreaticoduodenectomy: the
                                     excision of the head of the
                                     pancreas and the encircling loop of
                                     the portion of the small intestine
                                     to which it is connected)


BENTON:                           I only assisted on the LeFort.     Daniels was
                                  the primary.
                                     (primary: primary surgeon)


CORDAY:                           Yes.     Well, Daniels has moved to Las Vegas.
                                     (Las Vegas: a city in the Nevada
                                     desert known for its gambling
                                     casinos and entertainment)
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BENTON:                           (sigh)


CORDAY:                           Growing demand for breast implants,
                                  apparently.
                                     (Growing: There is a growing)


BENTON:                           Yeah.     Well, I guess I should have moved
                                  further away myself.


CORDAY:                           This doesn’t have to be so clandestine,
                                  Peter.     (sarcastic; exaggerating) You won’t
                                  burst into flames if you actually step
                                  inside the hospital.
                                     (This: referring to their meeting)


BENTON:                           I know.     I just...I just wanted to make a
                                  clean break.
                                     (make a clean break: colloquial for
                                     'fully sever a connection')


CORDAY:                           Yeah.     Well, finish those and you’ll be free
                                  of us.     Oh, and you owe me twenty-seven
                                  dollars for Xerox.
                                     (those: referring to the post-
                                     operative notes)
                                     (Xerox: used colloquially to mean
                                     'photocopying')


BENTON:                           (laugh) How’s the baby?


CORDAY:                           Normal background rhythms, low amp activity.
                                     (Normal: She has normal)
                                     (rhythms: heart rhythms)
                                     (low amp activity: referring to low
                                     electrical activity in the heart)
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BENTON:                           Make sure you get SSEP’s.      You seem to be
                                  holding up okay.
                                     (SSEP: abbreviation for
                                     'somatosensory evoked potential' -
                                     involving the perception of sensory
                                     stimuli from the skin and internal
                                     organs)
                                     (holding up: colloquial for
                                     'enduring; maintaining')


CORDAY:                           (unconvincing) Yeah.


BENTON:                           What? (pause) What?


CORDAY:                           I think I may have left my husband.


BENTON:                           You “think?”


CORDAY:                           Well, I moved out.     I’m living in a hotel.
                                     (moved out: relocated to a new
                                     dwelling)


BENTON:                           What happened?


CORDAY:                           (sigh) I’ve never made demands on him, not
                                  real ones anyway.     The only time I ask him
                                  to put his family first, he can’t do it.
                                     (put his family first: give his
                                     family first priority)


BENTON:                           Whoa.    Whoa.   Back up.   You lost me.
                                     (Whoa: slang for 'Wait; Stop')
                                     (Back up: Return to an earlier part
                                     of the story or explanation)
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CORDAY:                            He won’t send Rachel away.       It’s like he has
                                   to prove he loves her.


BENTON:                            And you want him to prove he loves you.


CORDAY:                            Yes!     No...   I don’t know.   I don’t know if
                                   I’m protecting my daughter or if I’m just
                                   angry.


BENTON:                            Look, Elizabeth, I’d be angry, too...


CORDAY:                            (interrupting) At Mark.      You see, I think I
                                   do blame him for what happened.       And I think
                                   I’ve found a way to avoid being with him
                                   because I blame him. (pause) He’s different.
                                   It’s like he’s...it’s like he’s disconnected
                                   from us somehow.      Or maybe it’s me, you
                                   know?     I just don’t have the energy to
                                   figure it out.


BENTON:                            What happens if he sent Rachel home
                                   tomorrow?


(CORDAY DOESN’T HAVE AN ANSWER)


REPORTER:                          (vo) Usually, about...


INT. GREENE’S LIVING ROOM-NIGHT


(THE NEWS IS BEING BROADCAST)


CHYRON ON TV:                      Significant Snowfall


REPORTER:                          (vo) ...this time of year when Chicagoans
                                   are tired of the cold and snow...
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                                     (Chicagoans: those living in
                                     Chicago)


(LEWIS BRINGS IN A TRAY FROM THE KITCHEN)


REPORTER (CONT’D):                (vo) ...wondering if winter will ever end...
                                  (unintelligible under dialogue because too
                                  low)


LEWIS:                            You’re out of mustard.
                                     (out of: colloquial for 'having
                                     exhausted one's supply of')


(GREENE IS ON THE COUCH WITH A THERMOMETER IN HIS MOUTH)


GREENE:                           I told you I’m not hungry.


LEWIS:                            You have to eat.


(SHE TAKES THE THERMOMETER)


GREENE:                           (joking) That’s right.   Starve a cold, feed
                                  a tumor.
                                     (Starve a cold, feed a tumor: note
                                     Greene's humorous variation on the
                                     familiar axiom 'feed a cold, starve
                                     a fever' suggesting treating a cold
                                     with food and treating a fever by
                                     refraining from eating)


LEWIS:                            You need to keep your strength up.
                                     (keep…up: maintain)


GREENE:                           I need to take a nap.
                                     (take a nap: nap)
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LEWIS:                            Well, I’ll help you upstairs if you have
                                  some soup.


GREENE:                           No.     I mean right now right here.


LEWIS:                            What if Rachel comes home?     She’ll see
                                  you’re sick.


GREENE:                           She’s sleeping over at a friend’s.
                                        (sleeping over: colloquial for
                                        'spending the night at another's
                                        home')


LEWIS:                            Mark, you have to have someone watch you
                                  following (os) Gamma Knife therapy.


GREENE:                           (sarcastic) Oh, great.


LEWIS:                            (os) What?


GREENE:                           I can’t close my eye.


(HE DEMONSTRATES AND ONLY ONE EYE WILL CLOSE)


LEWIS:                            (teasing) I’ve heard of cowboys who sleep
                                  with one eye open.


GREENE:                           (sarcastic) I’m glad you think this is
                                  funny.
                                        (this: referring to his inability
                                        to close his eye)


LEWIS:                            Okay.


(SHE REACHES FOR HER PURSE AND GETS OUT SOME TAPE)
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LEWIS (CONT’D):                   Hold still.


(SHE TAKES HIS GLASSES)


LEWIS (CONT’D):                   You’re gonna have to start using artificial
                                  tears.
                                     (artificial tears: a solution that
                                     simulates natural tears and keeps
                                     the eyes moist)


MUSIC CUE IN – BACKGROUND


GREENE:                           (near whisper) Yeah.


(SHE TAPES HIS EYE CLOSED)


LEWIS:                            How’s that?


GREENE:                           It’s good.     Thanks. (pause) Don’t let the
                                  soup get cold, huh?


(LEWIS COVERS HIM WITH A BLANKET AND HE SLEEPS, SINKING TO HER LAP)


LOGO


MUSIC CUE OUT – BACKGROUND


ANNOUNCER:                        (vo) Stay tuned for scenes from next week’s
                                  all-new “ER” on NBC.
                                     (Stay tuned: Remain watching)
                                     (NBC: abbreviation for 'National
                                     Broadcasting Corporation' - one of
                                     the major American television
                                     networks)


END ACT FOUR
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PREVIEW




MONTAGE OF CLIPS


(QUICK CLIPS)


ANNOUNCER:                        (vo) NBC, next Thursday, “ER” is all new.


MUSIC CUE IN – BACKGROUND


LEWIS:                            (os) I was over at Mark’s.


CARTER:                           Mark Greene?


LEWIS:                            I spent the night.


ANNOUNCER:                        (vo) A couple’s destiny changes.


CARTER:                           Tell me.


LEWIS:                            None of your damn business!
                                     (None: It is none)
                                     (None of your…business: colloquial
                                     for 'Not your concern')


ANNOUNCER:                        (vo) And a revelation...


LEWIS:                            Carter’s still stuck on you.
                                     (stuck on: slang for 'infatuated
                                     with')


ANNOUNCER:                        (vo) ...will pit doctor against doctor.
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CARTER:                           Oh!   Ah!


KOVAC:                            Carter!


MUSIC CUE OUT – BACKGROUND


ANNOUNCER:                        (vo) An all-new “ER,” NBC, next Thursday.


THE END
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SLANG GLOSSARY OF DEFINITIONS


All of a sudden:                  Colloquial for 'suddenly'.


All over:                         Idiom meaning 'everywhere; in every part'.


All right:                        Idiomatic expression used to convey
                                  acquiescence or approval, or sometimes to
                                  preface one's remarks; well and uninjured or
                                  agreeable.


Around:                           Colloquial for 'nearby; in the vicinity'.


Awful:                            Colloquial for 'great; remarkable'.


Babe:                             Slang for 'a good-looking woman'; a term of
                                  endearment for a woman or man - sometimes
                                  used as a term of address.


Baby:                             A slang term of address for one's lover or a
                                  'thing, gadget or machine'.


Big deal:                         Slang for 'something really important' or, as
                                  an exclamation, 'what does it matter?!'


Blow; Blow it:                    Colloquial for 'To fail at something;
                                  Blunder'.


Boss:                             Slang for 'leader; supervisor'.


Boy!:                             A slang exclamation of wonder, surprise,
                                  pleasure, exasperation, etc.


Buddy:                            Slang for 'friend; chum' - also used as a
                                  term of address, sometimes for a stranger.


Bus:                              Slang for 'Ambulance'.


Butt:                             Slang for 'buttocks'.


Bye-Bye:                          Slang for 'Good-bye'.
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Call back:                        Idiom meaning 'Return someone's telephone
                                  call'.


Can't believe:                    Colloquial for 'am shocked or amazed'.


'Cause:                           Short for 'because'.


Come on!:                         Let us go!; an exclamation of mild disdain or
                                  contempt - also slang for 'you are wrong!' or
                                  an idiomatic expression used to coax or
                                  persuade.


Cool:                             Slang for 'excellent or exciting; stylish and
                                  sophisticated; safe or well; showing
                                  agreement'.


Cute:                             Colloquial for 'pretty or attractive; clever
                                  or cunning'.


Dad; Daddy:                       Slang for 'Father'.


Damn:                             Used colloquially as a curse or strong
                                  intensive.


Deal:                             Colloquial for 'bargain or agreement'.


Drive crazy; Drive nuts:          Colloquial for 'annoy; irritate; entice'.


Dumb:                             Slang for 'stupid; moronic'.


Far:                              Colloquial for 'very much; considerably'.


Figure; Figure out:               Colloquial for 'assume; calculate; solve or
                                  discover'.


Fine:                             An expression of acquiescence or approval;
                                  very well.


Forget it:                        Slang for 'No; It is not possible; It does
                                  not matter'.
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Funny:                            Colloquial for 'odd; curious; out of the
                                  ordinary'.


Gee!; Geez!:                      Slang for 'Wow!'


Get:                              Colloquial for 'understand'.


Give a break:                     Idiom meaning 'Allow someone a chance; Stop
                                  criticizing someone'.


Give a hand:                      Colloquial for 'Help; Assist'.


Gonna:                            Short for 'Going to'.


Gotcha:                           Slang for 'I understand you' or 'I fooled
                                  you'.


Gotta:                            Short for 'Got to' - have to.


Grandma; Granny:                  Slang for 'Grandmother'.


Grandpa; Grampa:                  Slang for 'Grandfather'.


Great!:                           Slang for 'Excellent!; Wonderful!'


Guys:                             Slang for 'fellows' - also often used as a
                                  slang term of address when speaking to
                                  persons of either gender.


Hang around; Hang out:            Slang for 'spend time; waste time'.


Hey; Hey or Hi there:             Slang for 'Hello'.


Hold it; Hold on:                 Colloquial for 'Wait or Stop; Remain waiting
                                  on the telephone'.


How about:                        Idiomatic expression used to ask for an
                                  opinion, action, decision or explanation.


How come:                         Idiom meaning 'Why?'
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How is it going?:                 Colloquial for 'How are you?'


How're you doing?:                Colloquial for 'How are you?'


I mean:                           An expression used to qualify a statement or
                                  to preface further   information or
                                  explanation; also sometimes used to fill in
                                  while groping for what to say.


Into:                             Slang for 'interested in'.


It looks like:                    Colloquial for 'it seems as if; it seems that
                                  there will be'.


Jerk:                             Slang for 'a stupid or worthless person'.


Kidding:                          Slang for 'teasing; joking'.


Kids:                             Slang for 'children or adolescents; also used
                                  as a slang term of address'.


Kind of:                          Colloquial for 'somewhat of'.


Like:                             An expression which, when used frequently,
                                  marks the speaker as speaking in a very
                                  casual or slangy mode.


Look:                             Colloquial for 'Listen'.


Lot:                              Colloquial for 'a large number or amount'.

Ma'am:                            Colloquial for 'Madam'.

Ad:                               Colloquial for 'angry; furious'.


Make fun of:                      Idiom meaning 'Ridicule'.


Make up:                          Colloquial for 'invent; pretend'.


Make sure:                        Be or cause to be certain or secure.


Mama; Mom; Mommy:                 Colloquial for 'mother'.
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Man!:                             A slang exclamation of surprise,
                                  frustration, etc.; also used as
                                  a familiar form of address for a
                                  man.

Mr.:                              Abbreviation for 'Mister'.


Mrs.:                             Abbreviation for 'Missus'.


Ms.:                              Abbreviation for 'Miss or Missus'.


Nah; Nope:                        Slang for 'No'.


Never mind:                       Slang for 'It is not important'.


No kidding?!:                     Slang for 'You are not joking, are you?!'


No problem:                       Slang for 'that is not a problem; without a
                                  problem'.


No way!:                          Slang for 'No!'


No wonder:                        Colloquial for 'that is not surprising'.


Not to mention:                   Colloquial for 'without even mentioning'.


Not to worry:                     Slang for 'There is no reason to worry'.


Nuts:                             Slang for 'crazy; foolish'.


Of course:                        Certainly; However.


Okay:                             A slang expression used to convey
                                  acquiescence or approval, or sometimes to
                                  preface one's remarks; feeling well or
                                  agreeable.
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On the other hand:                Colloquial for 'from another point of view;
                                  as the other side of an issue.'


Out of one's mind:                Colloquial for 'crazy; irrational'.


Out of town:                      Colloquial for 'Temporarily not in one's own
                                  town'.


Pal:                              Slang for 'friend; chum' - sometimes used as
                                  a term of address for a male stranger.


Phone:                            Colloquial abbreviation of 'telephone'.


Pick up:                          Idiom meaning 'collect in a car; purchase'.


Please!:                          An exclamation of mild disdain or contempt.


Pretty:                           Colloquial for 'Considerably; Rather large in
                                  amount or extent'.


Quite:                            Colloquial for 'Very; to a considerable
                                  degree or extent'.


Real:                             Slang for 'Very; really'.


Rig:                              Slang for 'Ambulance'.


Screw up:                         Slang for 'Ruin; err'.


Shut up:                          Slang for 'be quiet'.


So long:                          Slang for 'good-bye'.


So what?!:                        Slang for 'What does it matter?!'


Sort of:                          Colloquial for 'somewhat'.


Stop by; Stop in:                 Colloquial for 'stop and pay a
                                  visit'.
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Stuck with:                       Idiom meaning 'burdened by'.


Sure:                             Colloquial for 'certainly; indeed'.


Take a look at:                   Colloquial for 'examine briefly'.


Take it easy:                     Colloquial for 'rest; relax'.


Talk someone into doing:          Idiom meaning 'Persuade someone to do'.


Talk someone out of:              Idiom meaning 'Persuade someone against'.


Terrible:                         Colloquial for 'Very bad or unpleasant'.


Terrific:                         Colloquial for 'excellent; extraordinary'.


That's it:                        Slang for 'That is enough; That is all'.


The other day:                    Colloquial for 'recently'.


TV:                               Abbreviation for 'television'.


Up to:                            Colloquial for 'doing; planning or scheming'.


Wait a minute:                    Colloquial for 'wait; stop'.


Wanna:                            Short for 'want to'.


Way:                              Colloquial for 'very much; very far'.


Well:                             Sometimes used to preface one's remarks or to
                                  fill in while groping for what to say.


What about:                       Idiomatic expression used to ask for an
                                  opinion, action, decision or explanation.


What's up?:                       Slang for 'What is happening?'


What's with:                      Colloquial for 'What is the matter with; What
                                  is the situation with'.


Whoa!:                            A slang exclamation of surprise.
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Why don't:                        Used to preface a suggestion or idea.


Why not?!:                        Slang for 'Of course!; Certainly!'


Ya:                               Short for 'You'.


Yeah; Yep; Yup:                   Slang for 'yes'.


Yo:                               A slang greeting.


You bet!:                         Slang for 'Certainly!; Yes!'.


You know:                         Sometimes used to preface one's remarks or to
                                  fill in while groping for what to say.
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GLOSSARY OF MEDICAL TERMS


Amp:                              Short for 'Ampule' - a small sterile
                                  container holding a dose of a drug to be
                                  given in the vein or muscle.


Antibiotic:                       A drug which inhibits the growth of or
                                  destroys bacteria and other microorganisms.


Asystole:                         The absence of a heartbeat.


Attending:                        Short for 'Attending physician'.


Blood gas:                        Same as 'blood gas determination' - a kit to
                                  draw arterial rather than venous blood and
                                  analyze its acid-base balance.


Bolus:                            A dose of a drug or fluid injected all at
                                  once.


BP:                               Abbreviation for 'Blood pressure'.


Bradying down:                    Medical slang for 'experiencing bradycardia'
                                  - an abnormally slow heart rate.


Bullet:                           A list of the medical highlights of a
                                  patient's condition.


CC:                               Abbreviation for 'cubic centimeter'.


CBC:                              Short for 'complete blood count' - the
                                  number of red and white blood cells per
                                  cubic millimeter of blood.
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C-collar:                         Short for 'cervical collar' - used to
                                  stabilize the neck area.


Chairs:                           Short for 'A waiting area outfitted with
                                  chairs'.


Chem seven:                       A blood test including electrolyte levels,
                                  etc.


Chest tube:                       A hollow drainage tube into the chest wall
                                  to help evacuate blood or air that's not
                                  allowing the patient to breathe normally.


Crit:                             Short for 'Hematocrit' - a measure of the
                                  number of red blood cells.


CT:                               Abbreviation for 'computerized tomography' -
                                  a technique for examining internal
                                  structures in the body.


Curtain area:                     An examing area separated by a curtain.


Doc:                              Short for 'Doctor'.


DNR:                              Abbreviation for 'Do Not Resuscitate' - a
                                  note written in a patient record telling
                                  staff members not to attempt to revive the
                                  patient in the event of heart or lung
                                  failure.


Dopamine:                         Dopamine hydrochloride - a drug used to
                                  treat shock, low blood pressure and low
                                  heart output.


Dr.:                              Abbreviation for 'Doctor'.
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EKG:                              Abbreviation for 'Electrocardiogram' - a
                                  picture record made by an
                                  electrocardiograph, a device used to record
                                  the electric activity of the heart.


Epi:                              Short for 'epinephrine' - a stimulant drug.


ER:                               Abbreviation for 'Emergency Room' - an area
                                  in a hospital where patients with
                                  emergencies are treated.


ET tube:                          Abbreviation for 'endotrachial tube - a tube
                                  inserted through the mouth or nose into the
                                  trachea.


Exam:                             Short for 'Examining; Examination'.


Film:                             An X-ray.


Foley:                            Short for 'Foley catheter' - a rubber tube
                                  with a balloon tip placed in the bladder.


GSW:                              Abbreviation for 'Gunshot wound'.


ICU:                              Abbreviation for 'Intensive Care Unit' - a
                                  hospital unit in which patients needing
                                  close monitoring and intensive care are
                                  housed for as long as needed.


Intern:                           A doctor serving an apprenticeship as an
                                  assistant resident in a hospital generally
                                  just after graduation from medical school.


In the field:                     Medical slang for 'pre-hospital'.


Intubate:                         Pass a tube into a body aperture.
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IV:                               Abbreviation for 'intravenous; intravenous
                                  line'.


Lab:                              Short for 'Laboratory test result;
                                  Laboratory'.


Lac:                              Short for 'laceration' - a torn or jagged
                                  wound.


Lavage:                           The process of washing out an organ or
                                  cavity for therapeutic purposes.


Lidocaine:                        A local anesthetic agent that can also be
                                  used internally to treat irregular heart
                                  rhythm.


Med:                              Short for 'medical'.


Meds:                             Short for 'medications'.


MI:                               Abbreviation for 'myocardial infarction' - a
                                  blockage of a heart artery.


MVA:                              Abbreviation for 'Motor Vehicle Accident'.


O-neg:                            Short for 'O-negative blood' - a common
                                  blood type.


OR:                               Abbreviation for 'operating room'.


Palp:                             Short for 'By palpation - using the hands to
                                  feel during a physical examination'.


Pedes:                            Short for 'Pediatrics'.
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Pediatrician:                     A physician specializing in the branch of
                                  medicine that deals with the development and
                                  care of infants and children and the
                                  treatment of their diseases.


Portable chest:                   Short for 'a portable chest X-ray machine'.


Pulse/ox:                         Short for 'Pulse-oximetry reading' - a
                                  measurement of the blood's oxygenation.


Rapid infuser:                    An 'arteriovenous rapid infuser' - a device
                                  which infuses fluid back and forth through
                                  the arteries and veins.


Resident:                         A doctor at a hospital doing his or her
                                  training.


RN:                               Abbreviation for 'registered nurse'.


Scrub in on:                      Medical slang for 'Be scrubbed for surgical
                                  procedures in a sterile environment and join
                                  in operating on'.


Suction:                          The removal of gas or fluid by lowering air
                                  pressure over its surface, usually by
                                  mechanical means.


Trauma One:                       Trauma Room One - an   emergency room in a
                                  hospital devoted to trauma patients, those
                                  with injuries caused by violent or
                                  disruptive action or by a poisonous
                                  substance invading the body.


Type and cross:                   Short for 'type and crossmatch - determine
                                  blood type and crossmatch to determine
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                                  whether donated blood can be used by a
                                  patient.


Type-specific:                    A recipient's actual blood type.


Urinalysis:                       The physical, microscopic or chemical
                                  examination of urine.


Vent:                             Short for 'ventilator' - any of several
                                  devices used in respiratory therapy to
                                  provide assisted breathing.


V-fib:                            Short for 'ventricular fibrillation' -
                                  having a very fast, very uneven heartbeat.


Vitals:                           Short for 'vital signs' - the measurements
                                  of pulse rate, rate of breathing, body
                                  temperature and, sometimes, blood pressure
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ER


“IT’S ALL IN YOUR HEAD”


CHARACTER LIST




MARK GREENE -- ER ATTENDING DOCTOR (233 lines of dialogue)


DR. BURKE – GREENE’S NEW YORK SPECIALIST (29 lines of dialogue)


RACHEL -- GREENE’S DAUGHTER (18 lines of dialogue)


JOHN CARTER -- CHIEF RESIDENT (37 lines of dialogue)


JING-MEI CHEN -- RESIDENT DOCTOR (60 lines of dialogue)


JERRY – TALL BRAWNY CLERK (16 lines of dialogue)


FRANK -- GRUFF, OLDER CLERK (34 lines of dialogue)


OLBES -- FEMALE PARAMEDIC (6 lines of dialogue)


ABBY LOCKHART – NURSE (67 lines of dialogue)


LUKA KOVAC -- ER ATTENDING DOCTOR (34 lines of dialogue)


SUSAN LEWIS -- ER ATTENDING DOCTOR (63 lines of dialogue)


MICHAEL GALLANT -- MEDICAL STUDENT (10 lines of dialogue)


LILY JARVIK – NURSE (3 lines of dialogue)


HALEH – NURSE (23 lines of dialogue)
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CHUNY MARQUEZ – NURSE (7 lines of dialogue)


MALIK -- MALE NURSE (6 lines of dialogue)


ELIZABETH CORDAY -- ASSOCIATE CHIEF OF SURGERY (113 lines of dialogue)


KERRY WEAVER -- HEAD OF ER (74 lines of dialogue)


ROBERT ROMANO -- CHIEF OF STAFF/SURGEON (15 lines of dialogue)


CORAZON – OPERATING ROOM NURSE (2 lines of dialogue)


ADELE NEUMAN – SOCIAL WORKER (9 lines of dialogue)


BENTON – SURGEON WHO QUIT HIS JOB AT THE HOSPITAL (21 lines of dialogue)
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OPERATOR –- VOICEOVER ONLY (2 lines of dialogue)


RECEPTIONIST –- DR. BURKE’S RECEPTIONIST (2 lines of dialogue)


WOMAN –- DR. BURKE’S PATIENT (1 line of dialogue)


TOBIAS – ONE-LEGGED ANGRY PATIENT (2 lines of dialogue)


IAN NEVINGER -– BURN VICTIM (28 lines of dialogue)


PAM NEVINGER -– IAN’S WIFE (65 lines of dialogue)


AARON JAMES –- THIRTEEN-YEAR-OLD BOY PARALYZED IN ACCIDENT (28 lines of
                                 dialogue)


KEVIN JAMES –- AARON’S FATHER (23 lines of dialogue)


MR. SPENCER –- FATHER OF AARON’S FRIEND (9 lines of dialogue)


DARCEY –- POLICE OFFICER (8 lines of dialogue)


NIKI –- FEMALE PARAMEDIC (7 lines of dialogue)


BRIANNE –- LITTLE GIRL FOUND WITH HER SHOT FATHER 13 lines of dialogue)


WATKINS –- DETECTIVE (12 lines of dialogue)


MORRISON –- GAMMA KNIFE DOCTOR (19 lines of dialogue)


TIMMINS –- ELLA’S NEUROLOGIST (5 lines of dialogue)


NURSE –- OFF-SCREEN ONLY (2 lines of dialogue)


RIDGEWAY -- DISTRICT ATTORNEY (10 lines of dialogue)
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RANDALL – CHEN TELLS HIM SHE’S NOT INTERESTED IN HIM ROMANTICALLY
  (8 lines of dialogue)


PETRA – FRIEND OF KOVAC’S (2 lines of dialogue)


RADIO VOICE – VOICEOVER ONLY (1 line of dialogue)


VOICE – OFF-SCREEN ONLY (1 line of dialogue)

								
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