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                YEAR 8 -- 2001/02 SEASON


                                  "LOCKDOWN"

                         EPISODE #227272


   THIS SCRIPT HAS BEEN ANNOTATED TO ENHANCE FOREIGN LANGUAGE TRANSLATIONS.



                                  As Broadcast

DATE CREATED: JUNE. 3, 2002


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ER


“LOCKDOWN”
                                    (Locking all doors to prevent
                                    persons from entering or leaving)


TEASER




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


CARTER:                          (vo) Previously...


(WEAVER TALKS TO CARTER)


CARTER (CONT’D):                 (vo) ...on “ER.”
                                    (ER: refer to Medical Glossary)


WEAVER:                          Mark’s gone. (os) That means you’ve been
                                 here longer than any other doctor.


MUSIC CUE IN – BACKGROUND


WEAVER: (CONT’D)                 (on camera) People will look to you to step
                                 in (os) and fill the void.
                                    (look to: colloquial for 'expect')
                                    (step in: colloquial for 'enter
                                    into a situation')


(CARTER FINDS PRATT AND GALLANT WITH THEIR HANDS INSIDE A MAN’S CHEST)


CARTER:                          Are you guys insane?
                                    (guys: slang for 'fellows')
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PRATT:                           I need to cross-clamp the aorta with...that
                                 big-ass clamp.
                                    (aorta: the main artery of the
                                    heart)
                                    (big-ass: slang for 'very big')


CARTER:                          If you don’t know what it’s called, then you
                                 sure as hell shouldn’t be using it.
                                    (sure as hell: colloquial for 'most
                                    certainly')


(CARTER TALKS TO PRATT)


CARTER (CONT’D):                 You want to stay here, you do what I tell
                                 you when I tell you.    It’s that simple.
                                    (You want: If you want)


(CARTER TRIES TO TAKE ABBY TO A MEETING)


ABBY:                            No, no, no.


CARTER:                          This meeting starts at one.
                                    (one: one o'clock)


ABBY:                            Well, that’s great.     Go on ahead.   I’ll
                                 catch up.
                                    (Go on ahead: Go; Proceed)
                                    (catch up: colloquial for 'overtake
                                    someone later')


CARTER:                          (over Abby) When was the last time that you
                                 went?


ABBY:                            What do you think?
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CARTER:                          Well, then what’s it gonna hurt?
                                    (gonna: short for 'going to')


ABBY:                            Well, it’ll kill my buzz for starters.
                                    (buzz: slang for 'intoxication from
                                    alcohol or drugs')
                                    (for starters: colloquial for
                                    'first; initially')


CARTER:                          (over Abby) Come on, Abby.   One step at a
                                 time.
                                    (Come on: refer to Slang Glossary)
                                    (One step at a time: colloquial for
                                    'First one step, then the next, and
                                    the next, etc.' - signature saying
                                    of members of Alcoholics Anonymous,
                                    an organization whose members are
                                    dedicated to achieving and
                                    maintaining sobriety)


ABBY:                            (laugh)


CARTER:                          (vo) You went for you or because you
                                 promised me you would?


(CLIP OF ABBY AND CARTER THE NEXT DAY)


ABBY:                            I went for you.


MUSIC CUE OUT – BACKGROUND


(END RECAP/BLACK SCREEN)


TITLE:                           “Lockdown”
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INT. ADMIT/MAIN HALLWAY-DAY
                                      (Admit: short for 'Admitting')


(LEWIS IS LOOKING AT THE BIG BOARD)


LEWIS:                           How come the dog bite’s still here?
                                      (How come: slang for 'Why')
                                      (the dog bite: referring to an
                                      afflicted patient)


JERRY:                           I don’t know.


(PRATT STEPS OVER AND WRITES ON THE BOARD)


PRATT:                           Waiting on his IV Unasyn.
                                      (Waiting: We are waiting)
                                      (IV: refer to Medical Glossary)
                                      (Unasyn: trademark name for a type
                                      of penicillin)


LEWIS:                           Any particular reason?
                                      (Any: Is there any)


PRATT:                           Nurses aren’t back from the ACLS class yet.
                                      (Nurses: The nurses)
                                      (ACLS: short for 'Advanced Cardiac
                                      Life Support')


LEWIS:                           The sooner he gets his meds, the sooner he
                                 gets discharged.
                                      (meds: refer to Medical Glossary)


PRATT:                           Well, I’ve done my share of IV’s at the VA.
                                      (VA: abbreviation for 'Veterans
                                      Administration Hospital')
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LEWIS:                             There’s no “I” in "team", Pratt.
                                         (note Lewis's suggestion that
                                         teamwork implies cooperation rather
                                         than ego)
                                         ("I": note double meaning in both
                                         the letter "I" and the pronoun)


PRATT:                             (to Abby) People really say crap like that
                                   around here?
                                         (crap: slang for 'nonsense')


ABBY:                              No.     But they should.


(JERRY HOLDS OUT A PHONE TO LEWIS)


JERRY:                             Dr. Weaver on line one with a mouthful of
                                   marbles.
                                         (Dr.: abbreviation for 'Doctor')
                                         (on line one: waiting to speak on
                                         telephone line number one)
                                         (with a…marbles: note Jerry's
                                         figurative suggestion that Weaver's
                                         speech is hard to understand)


ABBY:                              What happened to her?


LEWIS:                             Chipped her tooth in Barbados.
                                         (Chipped: She chipped)


(LEWIS WALKS OFF WITH THE PHONE)


ABBY:                              (joking) I told her to stop opening beer
                                   bottles with her teeth.


LEWIS:                             (under Abby) Hello?
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(ABBY HOLDS OUT A CHART TO PRATT)


ABBY:                               So, Pratt, you want to check orthostatics in
                                    Exam Three?
                                       (you: do you)
                                       (orthostatics: orthostatic
                                       hypotension - a measurement of
                                       blood pressure to determine if it
                                       is unusually low)
                                       (Exam Three: short for 'Examining
                                       Room Three')


(CARTER APPROACHES)


CARTER:                             Why are you asking him?


(GALLANT IS AT THE BIG BOARD)


ABBY:                               I don’t know.     (joking) He’s got a cute ass?
                                    We’re down three nurses.
                                       (ass: slang for 'buttocks')


GALLANT:                            Hey, we can help.


PRATT:                              Point is why should we?
                                       (Point: The point)


CARTER:                             Let’s all pitch in, shall we?     Pratt, why
                                    don’t you check vitals?     Gallant, why don’t
                                    you start IV’s?     And I’ll discharge Martinez
                                    here.
                                       (pitch in: colloquial for 'help;
                                       cooperate')
                                       (why don't: refer to Slang
                                       Glossary)
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                                       (vitals: refer to Medical Glossary)


PRATT:                           All this because a nurse tells us to?


CARTER:                          No.     Because Abby is the Obi-Wan Kenobi of
                                 nurses.
                                       (Obi-Wan Kenobi: sage and mentor
                                       played by Alec Guinness in the 1977
                                       science-fiction film "Star Wars")


PRATT:                           So, what does that make you?       (sarcastic)
                                 Yoda?
                                       (Yoda: name of the guiding
                                       dwarf/troll character from "Star
                                       Wars")


(PRATT WALKS OFF)


CARTER:                          Learn from her you will.


(CARTER MAKES A HAND GESTURE FROM “STAR TREK”)
                                       ("Star Trek": popular science-
                                       fiction television and film series)


HARMS:                           (os) Might have to separate these two.
                                       (Might: We might)


(CARTER JOINS HARMS WHO HAS WHEELED IN A MAN AND WOMAN
SITTING ON A GURNEY NAMED KEN AND FAITH)


HARMS (CONT’D):                  Partial-thickness burns on the soles of the
                                 feet from hot coals.
                                       (Partial-thickness burns: Burns
                                       that have partially penetrated the
                                       outer skin layer)
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CARTER:                       Fire-walkers?


KEN:                          Lawyers.


FAITH:                        (over Ken) Attorneys.


KEN:                          (sigh)


CARTER:                       Why walk on hot coals?


KEN:                          It was a bonding exercise.     We’re partners
                              at the same firm.


FAITH:                        It was a stupid idea.    If I could walk, I’d
                              kick your ass!
                                 (kick your ass: slang for
                                 'thoroughly beat or thrash you')


KEN:                          It would have worked (os) if she hadn’t
                              pushed me!


FAITH:                        My feet were burning, you idiot!


CARTER:                       (to Abby) Does anybody smell smoke?


ABBY:                         Yeah, kind of.
                                 (Yeah: slang for 'Yes')
                                 (kind of: slang for 'somewhat')


FAITH:                        Of course you do.   We were charbroiled.
                                 (Of course: Certainly)


CARTER:                       (os) No, it’s...


MUSIC CUE IN – BACKGROUND
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(SUDDENLY THE SMOKE IS VISIBLE AND COMING FROM KEN’S PANT CUFF)


CARTER (CONT’D):                 (os) Aah!     It’s coming (on camera) from your
                                 cuff!


KEN:                             Oh, my god!     I’m on fire!
                                    (my god!: an exclamation of alarm)
                                    (on fire: colloquial for 'ignited
                                    and burning')


(ABBY RUNS OFF AS KEN JUMPS OFF THE GURNEY)


EVERYONE:                        (os) (unintelligible confused yelling) Hold
                                 still!/Sit!     Sit!


KEN:                             (gasping/grunting)


(THE GURNEY IGNITES; CARTER USES A JACKET TO DOUSE
THE FLAMES ON THE GURNEY AS ABBY APPROACHES HIM WITH
A FIRE EXTINGUISHER)


CARTER:                          (grunts)


(JUST AS CARTER DOUSES THE FIRE, ABBY AIMS THE FIRE EXTINGUISHER
AT HIM AND HE IS COVERED IN WHITE POWDER)


MUSIC CUE OUT – BACKGROUND


CARTER:                          (cough)


ABBY:                            (laugh) Oops!
                                    (an exclamation of embarrassment)
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MAIN TITLES


MUSIC CUE IN – MAIN TITLES


END TEASER


MUSIC CUE OUT – BACKGROUND
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ACT ONE




INT. MAIN HALLWAY/ADMIT/CURTAIN AREA TWO-DAY


(CHEN WALKS WITH REGULAR PATIENT, STAN THE CAN)


CHEN:                            This is not a hotel, Stan.
                                    (This is not a hotel: note Chen's
                                    suggestion that Stan doesn't
                                    require emergency treatment as
                                    often as he appears)


STAN THE CAN:                    I got the chills so bad my teeth are
                                 rattling.     I don’t get no rest behind a
                                 dumpster.
                                    (no: any - note improper grammar)
                                    (dumpster: a very large trash bin)


(THEY REACH ADMIT)


CHEN:                            Okay, I have the flu.     And you don’t see me
                                 in bed.
                                    (Okay: refer to Slang Glossary)
                                    (flu: short for 'influenza')


PRATT:                           I’d like to.
                                    (note sexual innuendo)


STAN THE CAN:                    What about that hippo oath you guys took?
                                 Do some good, be nice.
                                    (What about: refer to Slang
                                    Glossary)
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                                       (hippo oath: note Stan's reference
                                       to the Hippocratic Oath, an oath of
                                       ethical professional behavior sworn
                                       by new physicians, attributed to
                                       Hippocrates, Ancient Greek who was
                                       the Father of Medicine)
                                       (guys: used colloquially to refer
                                       to males and females)


CHEN:                            Well, ask Dr. Pratt.     He’s handling you
                                 today.


PRATT:                           Is this because I’m new?


CHEN:                            No.     Because you’re annoying.


STAN THE CAN:                    Sure could do with a rubdown, my brother.
                                       (Sure: I sure; I certainly)
                                       (could do with: colloquial for
                                       'could benefit from or enjoy')
                                       (brother: a term of address for a
                                       fellow African-American male)


(ABBY PASSES BY AND HEADS TO CURTAIN AREA TWO WHERE CARTER
IS WITH KEN AND FAITH)


ABBY:                            Who wants the first tetanus shot?
                                       (tetanus shot: a booster shot to
                                       prevent tetanus - an acute, often
                                       fatal disease which typically
                                       infects the body through a deep
                                       wound)
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FAITH:                         Me, so I can get away from this moron.
                                  (get away from: colloquial for
                                  'escape')


CARTER:                        You know, you both have to come back for a
                               wound check tomorrow.
                                  (You know: refer to Slang Glossary)
                                  (come back: colloquial for
                                  'return')


KEN:                           (exaggerating) I’d rather have my feet
                               amputated.


ABBY:                          You don’t have to do it together.


FAITH:                         What about showers?


CARTER:                        You don’t have to do that together either.


ABBY:                          That’s fine.
                                  (fine: refer to Slang Glossary)


(MALIK APPROACHES)


ABBY (CONT’D):                 Just pat the burns dry with a clean towel.


CARTER:                        Dirty water running down to the foot
                               increases the chance of infection.


ABBY:                          Okay.   How about the bathtub?
                                  (Okay: refer to Slang Glossary)
                                  (How about: refer to Slang
                                  Glossary)


CARTER:                        How about just keeping them dry?
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MALIK:                           How about y’all kiss and make up?      Multiple
                                 MVA, two minutes out.
                                    (y'all: colloquial for 'you all')
                                    (make up: colloquial for 'reconcile
                                    one's differences')
                                    (MVA: refer to Medical Glossary)
                                    (out: from arrival)


EXT. AMBULANCE BAY-DAY


MUSIC CUE IN – BACKGROUND


(OLBES BRINGS OUT A BUS DRIVER NAMED MARGE SATTERFIELD)


OLBES:                           Marge Satterfield, restrained driver of a
                                 gambler’s special, fifty years old, altered
                                 at the scene.
                                    (restrained: seatbelted)
                                    (gambler's special: a bus carrying
                                    gamblers to and from a casino)
                                    (altered: disoriented)


CARTER:                          How’s her airway?
                                    (airway: windpipe)


OLBES:                           Wide open.     Pulse/ox -- ninety-eight, BP --
                                 one-ten over eighty.
                                    (Pulse/ox: refer to Medical
                                    Glossary)
                                    (ninety-eight: ninety-eight
                                    percent)
                                    (BP: refer to Medical Glossary)
                                    (one-ten over eighty: short for
                                    'one hundred and ten over eighty')
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MARGE:                          (gasping/moaning under dialogue)


CARTER:                         You were in an accident, ma’am.    We’re gonna
                                try and help you. (to Olbes) Let’s take her
                                to Trauma One.
                                   (ma'am: short for 'madam')
                                   (gonna: short for 'going to')
                                   (Trauma One: Trauma Room One)


OLBES:                          She had a (os) busload of senior citizens.


(KOVAC RUSHES OVER)


KOVAC:                          How many do we have?


CARTER:                         I’m not sure.


KOVAC:                          Then where are you going?


CARTER:                         To work up this blunt head injury.
                                   (work up: examine)
                                   (blunt: with a blunt instrument or
                                   from a blow)


KOVAC:                          I’ll take her.    First one out triages.
                                   (triage: sorting injured people
                                   into groups based on their need for
                                   or likely benefit from immediate
                                   medical treatment)


CARTER:                         She could have a subdural hematoma.
                                   (subdural hematoma: a bruise on the
                                   brain)


KOVAC:                          The next one might be worse.
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(KOVAC MOVES OFF WITH OLBES AS CARTER JOINS MORALES WITH
TWENTY-ONE-YEAR-OLD COLIN PRENTICE)


MORALES:                         Colin Prentice, twenty-one-year- old driver,
                                 high-velocity head-on collision with the
                                 bus.


CARTER:                          Was he restrained?


(PRATT RUSHES OVER)


MORALES:                         Not very well.    Two-inch scalp lac and he
                                 broke the steering wheel with his chest.
                                      (lac: refer to Medical Glossary)


PRATT:                           This guy driving a matchbox?
                                      (This: Was this)
                                      (guy: slang for 'fellow')
                                      (matchbox: slang for 'a compact
                                      car')


MORALES:                         Worse, a Gremlin.       We intubated for a GCS
                                 two-two-three.    BP’s one-twenty over
                                 seventy, pulse -- ninety-six.
                                      (Gremlin: an ugly former compact-
                                      car model made by the American
                                      Motors Corporation, a major
                                      American automobile manufacturer)
                                      (intubated: inserted a breathing
                                      tube)
                                      (GCS: abbreviation for 'Glasgow
                                      Coma Scale' - a scale that measures
                                      responsiveness)
                                      (two-two-three: a scale reading)
                                      (ninety-six: ninety-six beats per
                                      minute)
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PRATT:                           All right, Trauma Two, let’s go.
                                       (All right: refer to Slang
                                       Glossary)
                                       (Trauma Two: Trauma Room Two)


CARTER:                          Not by yourself though.      Get Dr. Lewis to
                                 help you.


(CARTER MOVES OVER TO ZADRO BRINGING IN AN ELDERLY MAN
NAMED RALPH MEYERS)


RALPH:                           Hey, Doctor.      How’s Marge doing?      Our
                                 driver?


CARTER:                          We don’t know, Mister, uh...


ZADRO:                           Ralph Meyers, seventy-three.       Obvious
                                 forearm fracture with deformity.


CARTER:                          You having any chest or belly pain?
                                       (You: Are you)


RALPH:                           No.     But how am I supposed to play the slots
                                 now?
                                       (slots: short for 'slot machines')


CARTER:                          Just use your other arm.


(CARTER RUSHES OVER TO PICKMAN BRINGING OUT A PATIENT
NAMED LENORE FONG)


PICKMAN:                         I got another one for you, Doc.
                                       (Doc: short for 'Doctor')


CARTER:                          Facial lac?
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(CHEN JOINS THEM)


PICKMAN:                         From broken glass.     Name’s Lenore Fong.
                                 Neuro’s grossly intact.
                                    (Name's: Her name is)
                                    (Neuro's: short for 'The
                                    neurological is' - The nervous-
                                    system response is)


CARTER:                          How old is she?


PICKMAN:                         Got me.     She doesn’t speak English.
                                    (Got me: slang for 'I do not know')


CHEN:                            (speaks Mandarin; translation: How old are
                                 you?)


LENORE:                          (speaks Mandarin)


CARTER:                          What did she say?


CHEN:                            Uh, it’s rude to ask a woman’s age.


CARTER:                          Take her to Curtain Two.     Get it out of her,
                                 Deb.
                                    (Curtain Two: an examining area
                                    separated by a curtain)
                                    (Get it out of her: Get the
                                    information from her)


(THEY MOVE OFF AND CARTER LOOKS AROUND)


CARTER (CONT’D):                 Ah, good.     That might be it.
                                    (That might be it: That might be
                                    all)
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(HE HEARS ANOTHER SIREN)


CARTER (CONT’D):                 Or not.


INT. ADMIT/MAIN ER/MAIN HALLWAY-DAY


(ABBY PASSES BY JERRY)


MUSIC CUE OUT – BACKGROUND


ABBY:                            Did you call back the nurses from the ACLS
                                 class?
                                      (call back: colloquial for 'return
                                      a telephone call; call again at a
                                      later time')


JERRY:                           I would if I could.    But they’re all on a
                                 break.


ABBY:                            Well, then get some clerks or something.
                                 We’re dying down here.
                                      (or something: or something else;
                                      or something similar)
                                      (dying: having great difficulty;
                                      overwhelmed)


(ABBY PASSES BY FAITH AND KEN)


FAITH:                           Could we have our after-care instructions,
                                 for god's sake?!
                                      (for god's sake!: a colloquial
                                      exclamation used as an intensive)


ABBY:                            I’ll be right with you.
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(A SENIOR NAMED LOUISE STOPS ABBY AS SHE CONTINUES ON)


LOUISE:                          Miss, my colostomy bag is leaking.
                                    (colostomy bag: a bag that holds
                                    feces after a surgical opening is
                                    created for feces to pass through
                                    the abdominal wall)


ABBY:                            Just a minute, okay?
                                    (Just a minute: Wait briefly)


(ABBY IS STOPPED AGAIN BY A MAN NAMED CRAIG TURNER)


CRAIG:                           My family has been here for a long time.


ABBY:                            I’m sorry.   We just got hit with a really
                                 big accident.
                                    (got hit with: received, as a blow)


CRAIG:                           Both of my kids are sick.
                                    (kids: slang for 'children')


ABBY:                            And someone will see them as soon as we can.
                                    (as soon as: as early as)


(ABBY CONTINUES ON)


CRAIG:                           Yeah, we were here first.


INT. TRAUMA ROOM ONE/TRAUMA ROOM TWO-DAY


(KOVAC IS EXAMINING MARGE AS LEWIS ENTERS)


MARGE:                           I hope my passengers are okay.     They’re all
                                 so old.
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KOVAC:                           (to Lewis) No hemotympanum, toes downgoing.
                                    (hemotympanum: perforations of the
                                    tympanic membrane – a thin membrane
                                    in the middle ear)
                                    (toes downgoing: a condition
                                    indicating the body is not
                                    neurologically compromised)


LEWIS:                           She need the OR?
                                    (She: Does she)
                                    (OR: refer to Medical Glossary)


KOVAC:                           Nothing surgical so far.
                                    (Nothing: There is nothing)
                                    (so far: colloquial for 'up to this
                                    point')


(LEWIS PASSES INTO TRAUMA ROOM TWO WHERE PRATT IS EXAMINING COLIN)


KOVAC (CONT’D):                  (os) Marge, any pain here?
                                    (any: is there any)


PRATT:                           (os) Good breath sounds (on camera)
                                 bilaterally. (grunt) No tracheal shift.
                                    (bilaterally: in both lungs)
                                    (No tracheal shift: The trachea is
                                    centered)


MORALES:                         Look, I got to go.


PRATT:                           Not until you get a vent.
                                    (vent: refer to Medical Glossary)
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LEWIS:                          Call for a c-spine, chest and pelvis.
                                      (c-spine, chest and pelvis: X-rays
                                      of the neck, spine, chest and
                                      pelvis)


PRATT:                          The nurses usually call.     I don’t know the
                                numbers.
                                      (numbers: telephone numbers)


LEWIS:                          Try looking at the phone list.


(PRATT MOVES OFF RELUCTANTLY)


MORALES:                        Systolic’s down to eighty.
                                      (Systolic: One of two blood-
                                      pressure readings)


LEWIS:                          Run in two liters wide open.
                                      (Deliver two liters of saline
                                      solution at the maximum rate
                                      intravenously)


MORALES:                        This really isn’t my job.


LEWIS:                          It is today.     It feels like a pelvic
                                fracture.


PRATT:                          (on phone) Hello, this is Dr. Pratt at the
                                ER.     I need a...


OPERATOR:                       (vo) (under Pratt) Please hold.
                                      (hold: wait to speak with someone
                                      on the telephone)


PRATT:                          (frustrated grunt)
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LEWIS:                           (to Pratt) Draw blood for a CBC and chem
                                 panel.
                                    (CBC: refer to Medical Glossary)
                                    (chem panel: a series of blood
                                    tests)


PRATT:                           I’m on hold.
                                    (on hold: colloquial for 'waiting
                                    to speak with someone on the
                                    telephone')


LEWIS:                           (over Pratt) Type and cross for four.
                                    (Type and cross: refer to Medical
                                    Glossary)
                                    (four: four units of blood)


(ABBY ENTERS WITH AN ULTRASOUND MACHINE)
                                    (Ultrasound: a device that uses
                                    sound to image internal structures)


LEWIS (CONT’D):                  And find some O-neg.
                                    (O-neg: refer to Medical Glossary)


PRATT:                           (angry grunt)


ABBY:                            I found the Sonosite.
                                    (Sonosite: trademark name for an
                                    ultrasound machine)


(PRATT APPROACHES WITH THE PHONE RECEIVER STILL AT HIS
EAR)


LEWIS:                           Oh, good.   I need to rule out an intra-
                                 abdominal bleed.
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                                 (rule out: colloquial for
                                 'disqualify as a possibility')
                                 (intra-abdominal: within the belly)
                                 (bleed: bleeding)


PRATT:                        Chem panel goes in a red top or green top?
                                 (red top; green top: two vials for
                                 holding blood with different color
                                 tops)


LEWIS:                        Abby, help.


PRATT:                        Excuse me?


LEWIS:                        Go see if Kovac needs you.


(CARTER ENTERS)


CARTER:                       Dopamine.
                                 (refer to Medical Glossary)


LEWIS:                        What?


(PRATT MOVES OFF)


CARTER:                       I need to start a dopamine drip.
                                 (drip: intravenous drip)


ABBY:                         Top right drawer.   How’s it going out there?
                                 (Top: It is in the top)


CARTER:                       Well, we might get some more criticals.
                              Everybody’s got multiple medical problems.
                              Is this four hundred in two-fifty?
                                 (criticals: critically ill or
                                 injured patients)
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                                      (four hundred in two-fifty: short
                                      for 'four hundred in two hundred
                                      and fifty - referring to a
                                      concentration)


ABBY:                            It’s a pre-mix.


(AN ELDERLY MAN NAMED GRADY ENTERS)


GRADY:                           Hey, where’s the head?
                                      (the head: slang for 'the toilet')


LEWIS:                           It’s not in here.


GRADY:                           Then where?


LEWIS:                           No fluid in Morrison’s pouch.      Carter, take
                                 him out with you.
                                      (No: There is no)
                                      (Morrison's pouch: a space below
                                      the liver)


CARTER:                          Yeah.    Sir, you can’t be in here.


GRADY:                           But I got to take a whizz.
                                      (take a whizz: slang for 'urinate')


CARTER:                          Come with me.     Hang a left.
                                      (Hang a left: slang for 'Turn
                                      left')


INT. MAIN HALLWAY-CONTINUOUS


(CARTER PASSES THROUGH A GAUNTLET OF ELDERLY PEOPLE)


PATIENTS:                        (unintelligible chatter throughout)
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LOUISE:                          Can you call my daughter?


CARTER:                          Okay.     I need everybody to move to the admit
                                 area so I can assess all of your injuries.
                                       (admit: short for 'admitting')


GRADY:                           You want to see my bruises?
                                       (You: Do you)


CARTER:                          Not right now.


GRADY:                           It hurts when I walk.


(CARTER SEES GALLANT)


CARTER:                          Hey, Gallant, deal with this.
                                       (deal with: handle)
                                       (this: referring to the patient)


LOUISE:                          (over Carter) She’s expecting to hear from
                                 me!


(CARTER CONTINUES ON)


GALLANT:                         Listen.     Everybody proceed to the north and
                                 we’ll get you all taken care of.
                                       (taken care of: treated)


GRADY:                           Where the hell is north?
                                       (the hell: a mild slang curse or
                                       oath used as an intensive)


INT. CURTAIN AREA TWO-MOMENT LATER


(CARTER JOINS CHEN AND LENORE)
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CARTER:                          All right, I got the pressors.
                                       (pressors: substances that cause
                                       blood pressure to rise)


CHEN:                            Oh.


CARTER:                          I thought you said she was hypotensive.
                                       (hypotensive: having abnormally low
                                       blood pressure)


CHEN:                            Sorry.     She probably just vagalled with the
                                 blood draw.
                                       (Sorry: I am sorry
                                       (vagalled: short for 'vaso-
                                       vagalled' - fainted)


(CHEN POINTS AT RALPH IN THE NEXT BED)


CHEN (CONT’D):                   You know, you could check him for
                                 compartment syndrome.
                                       (compartment syndrome: a condition
                                       caused by inward pressure of an
                                       artery reducing blood supply)


LENORE:                          (speaking Mandarin; partial translation -
                                 “We’re playing
                                 mahjongg, then boom!”)
                                       (boom: a sound, as of an explosion,
                                       suggesting something happening
                                       suddenly and unexpectedly)


CARTER:                          (over Lenore) Why not?
                                       (colloquial for 'There is no reason
                                       not to')
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(AS LENORE CONTINUES TALKING, CARTER MOVES OVER TO RALPH)


CARTER (CONT’D):                 (over Lenore) Can you wiggle your fingers
                                 for me, Mister Meyers?


RALPH:                           (over Lenore) Damn foreigners ought to just
                                 get their own bus!


(LENORE GLARES AT HIM)


LENORE:                          (speaking Mandarin)


CHEN:                            (over Lenore) (sigh) (speaks Mandarin under
                                 Lenore)


CARTER:                          (over Lenore and Chen) What’d she say?


CHEN:                            (over Lenore) That I had a fever and then
                                 something about his mother.


RALPH:                           Probably what set the driver off, all that
                                 gibberish.
                                    (Probably: It is probably)
                                    (set…off: colloquial for 'angered')


CHEN/LENORE:                     (continue talking Mandarin quietly)


RALPH:                           Marge was twitching, she was so mad.


CARTER:                          Twitching?
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RALPH:                              Like a holy roller.
                                       (holy roller: a disparaging term
                                       for a member of any of various
                                       religious denominations in which
                                       spiritual fervor is expressed by
                                       shouts and violent body movements)


CARTER:                             Excuse me.


INT. TRAUMA ROOM ONE-MOMENT LATER


(CARTER JOINS KOVAC AND PRATT)


CARTER:                             She might have had a seizure.


PRATT:                              Before or after the accident?


CARTER:                             Before.     Did she have a medical alert
                                    bracelet?
                                       (medical alert bracelet: a bracelet
                                       indicating a medical condition)


KOVAC:                              Check her wallet.     Mental status is
                                    consistent with a post-ictal state.
                                       (post-ictal: after-seizure)


(GALLANT ENTERS)


GALLANT:                            Dr. Carter, I’ve got a couple of really sick
                                    kids.


CARTER:                             I’m a little busy right now.     Let’s do a
                                    half load of phenytoin and send off levels.
                                       (a half load: a half dose)
                                       (phenytoin: an anti-seizure drug)
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                                     (send off levels: send to the
                                     laboratory levels of various
                                     chemicals in the bloodstream)


GALLANT:                          Listen.   They were seen here a week ago with
                                  fever, then developed a rash.


CARTER:                           No myoclonus.
                                     (myoclonus: muscle spasms)


GALLANT:                          It’s pretty bad.     I think you need to see
                                  them.
                                     (pretty: colloquial for 'very;
                                     fairly')


KOVAC:                            Go, Carter.     We got this.
                                     (got: can handle)


INT. WAITING AREA/DOCTORS’ LOUNGE/MAIN HALLWAY/TRAUMA WING
HALLWAY-SHORT TIME LATER


(CARTER AND GALLANT JOIN THE TURNER FAMILY)


GALLANT:                          (os) Sir, ma’am, this is Dr. Carter.


CARTER:                           Okay, let’s take a look. (sigh)
                                     (take a look: colloquial for
                                     'briefly examine someone or
                                     something')


(ROBIN TURNER PULLS DOWN THE BLANKET OVER THE LITTLE GIRL
NAMED BREE, REVEALING HER FACE)
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CRAIG:                           We thought it was chicken pox.
                                       (chicken pox: an acute contagious
                                       disease, primarily of children,
                                       that is caused by a virus and
                                       characterized by skin eruptions,
                                       slight fever, and malaise)


MUSIC CUE IN – BACKGROUND


CRAIG: (CONT’D)                  But I’ve never seen it as bad as this.


(CARTER’S IRRITATION TURNS TO SHOCK)


CARTER:                          Can you lift up her shirt?


ROBIN:                           It’s not on her chest or her stomach.


CRAIG:                           (os) Adam doesn’t have it as bad.
                                       (bad: badly - note improper
                                       grammar)


(CARTER LOOKS OVER AT THEIR SON ADAM)


CARTER:                          When did the rash start?


(ROBIN’S FACE IS COVERED IN LITTLE WHITE BUMPS)


ROBIN:                           Three days ago.


CARTER:                          (pause) How long have you been waiting?


CRAIG:                           Too long.        I tried to tell that nurse but
                                 she said (os) it was busy.


ROBIN:                           Could it be an allergic reaction?
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CARTER:                             No.     Would you, uh, excuse me? (to Gallant)
                                    Get...get masks on them.
                                          (Get masks on: Affix oxygen masks
                                          to)


(CARTER CROSSES OVER TO THE DOCTORS’ LOUNGE)


MALIK:                              Hey, what’s up?
                                          (what's up?: slang for 'what is
                                          happening?')


CARTER:                             Where are the tubes?


MALIK:                              (os) What?


CARTER:                             You know those tubes with the posters in
                                    them?


MALIK:                              Oh, those Public Health things?


CARTER:                             Yeah.       They send them every month.


MALIK:                              Yeah.       They should be over there, man.
                                          (man: a slang term of address for a
                                          male friend or stranger)


(CARTER FINDS THEM AND OPENS ONE)


CARTER:                             Oh, man!
                                          (man!: a slang exclamation of
                                          frustration or surprise)


(CARTER HEADS OUT)
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MALIK:                           What?   Hey, what’s going on?
                                    (going on: colloquial for
                                    'happening')


(CARTER HEADS BACK OVER TO THE WAITING AREA)


CARTER:                          Michael?


GALLANT:                         Yeah?


CARTER:                          Would you go get Dr. Lewis... now!


(CARTER PICKS UP BREE)


CARTER (CONT’D):                 I’m gonna move you to a private room.        Can
                                 you take Adam?     Follow me quickly.


(THEY FOLLOW CARTER DOWN THE CROWDED HALLWAY)


CRAIG:                           What is it?


CARTER:                          It’s just a precaution.     Excuse me.   Coming
                                 through here.     Can you move out of the way?
                                    (Coming: We are coming)
                                    (out of the way: colloquial for
                                    'aside')


ROBIN:                           Why are we running?


CARTER:                          Just stay with me.     It’s right up here.


INT. SUTURE ROOM-CONTINUOUS


(THEY ENTER THE SUTURE ROOM AND CARTER PUTS BREE ON THE
BED)
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CARTER:                           All right, stay here.   I’ll be right back.


CRAIG:                            What is going on?


INT. TRAUMA WING HALLWAY-CONTINUOUS


(CARTER EXITS AND SEES GALLANT)


CARTER:                           Where is she?


GALLANT:                          Getting a central-line kit.
                                      (central-line kit: a kit containing
                                      equipment for the insertion of a
                                      central venous catheter, a tube
                                      used to measure central venous
                                      pressure that is threaded through
                                      the veins of the body until its tip
                                      rests in the right atrium of the
                                      heart)


(CARTER FINDS LEWIS)


CARTER:                           Susan, come with me.


INT. TRAUMA WING HALLWAY/SUTURE ROOM-MOMENT LATER


(CARTER LOOKS THROUGH THE WINDOW INTO THE SUTURE ROOM)


CARTER:                           I think I’ve got two cases of smallpox.


LEWIS:                            Oh, my god!
                                      (my god!: an exclamation of alarm)
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CARTER:                       Firm, deep-seated pustules all in the same
                              stage of development.
                                    (pustule: an inflamed, pus-filled
                                    lesion)


LEWIS:                        No, it’s probably just a bad case of the
                              chicken pox.


CARTER:                       No.     Centrifugal distribution sparing the
                              trunk.     It’s all the major criteria.


LEWIS:                        We haven’t had a case here since the
                              forties.


CARTER:                       It’s airborne.     We need to lock this place
                              down.


MUSIC CUE OUT – BACKGROUND


END ACT ONE
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ACT TWO




INT. ADMIT/MAIN HALLWAY-DAY


MUSIC CUE IN – BACKGROUND


(CARTER FINISHES A PHONE CALL)


CARTER:                          (on phone) Okay. (off phone) Elevator lobby,
                                 north stairwell and south corridor are all
                                 secure.


JERRY:                           Security’s trying to lock the ambulance-bay
                                 doors.


CHEN:                            Isn’t that a fire-safety violation?


ABBY:                            Okay, we’re closed to trauma.
                                    (trauma: traumatically injured
                                    patients)


CARTER:                          Is Public Health on the way?
                                    (Public Health: the Public Health
                                    Department)
                                    (on the way: colloquial for
                                    'coming; along the route')


LEWIS:                           Do I call the city, the county, or the state
                                 department?


CARTER:                          Check the emergency-response plan.


LEWIS:                           This is the emergency-response plan.
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CARTER:                       Well, I don’t know.       Call all three.


KOVAC:                        Hey, hold on.     You think maybe you’re
                              jumping to conclusions?
                                    (hold on: slang for 'wait')
                                    (You: Do you)
                                    (jumping to conclusions: colloquial
                                    for 'forming an opinion or judgment
                                    hastily')


CARTER:                       You ever seen smallpox before?
                                    (You: Have you)


KOVAC:                        No.     But that’s my point.    It could be
                              anything.     Scabies, pityriasis, chicken pox.
                                    (Scabies: a contagious disease
                                    marked by intense itching of the
                                    skin and damage from scratching)
                                    (pityriasis: a skin disease in
                                    which a scaly pink rash spreads
                                    over unexposed parts of the body)


CARTER:                       This is not chicken pox.


KOVAC:                        Herpes, impetigo.       Are you a hundred percent
                              certain?
                                    (Herpes: any of several viral
                                    diseases causing the eruption of
                                    small blisters on the skin or
                                    mucous membranes)
                                    (impetigo: a contagious skin
                                    infection that causes blisters and
                                    crusted sores)
                                    (a hundred percent: totally)


CARTER:                       Do you want to risk exposure to the city?
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MALIK:                        Whoa!   How bad is it?
                                 (Whoa!: an exclamation of surprise)


CARTER:                       Killed half of Europe.
                                 (Killed: It killed)


GALLANT:                      Yeah.   But they have a vaccine for it now.
                              The CDC should have a stockpile of it.
                                 (CDC: abbreviation for 'Center for
                                 Disease Control')


MALIK:                        In Chicago?
                                 (a major city in Illinois)


CARTER:                       Atlanta.
                                 (the capital of Georgia)


MALIK:                        (sarcastic) Oh, great.
                                 (great: slang for 'excellent')


CHEN:                         Look, Luka’s right.      Smallpox has been
                              eradicated.


JERRY:                        I heard the Russians had some on ice.        If a
                              terrorist group got a hold of it...
                                 (on ice: colloquial for 'in reserve
                                 or readiness')
                                 (got a hold of: colloquial for
                                 'obtained')


CARTER:                       (interrupting) Shut up, Jerry.
                                 (Shut up: slang for 'Be quiet')
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MALIK:                        Damn!     I should have called in sick today.
                                 (called in sick: telephoned to say
                                 one is not coming to work due to
                                 illness)


LEWIS:                        (on phone) Okay, thank you.


CARTER:                       What did they say?


LEWIS:                        Lock it down.     They’re on their way.


ABBY:                         The entire hospital?


LEWIS:                        The ER.


KOVAC:                        So, what do we do about the critical
                              patients?


CARTER:                       You’re asking me?


CHEN:                         The infected kids -- they’re brother and
                              sister?
                                 (kids: slang for 'children')


LEWIS:                        Yeah.


CHEN:                         Five and ten?
                                 (Five and ten years old?)


LEWIS:                        Yeah, why?


CHEN:                         I think I treated them last Tuesday.      They
                              presented with the flu.     I have a fever.


CARTER:                       Well, you need to be quarantined.
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CHEN:                            Oh, god!


KOVAC:                           Hey, come on.     Slow down, guys.
                                    (Slow down: Proceed more slowly)


CARTER:                          No, no, no.     Susan, you gotta come up with a
                                 plan, like, now.
                                    (gotta: short for 'got to')
                                    (come up with: colloquial for
                                    'invent; provide')
                                    (like: refer to Slang Glossary)


LEWIS:                           Okay, okay.     Deb, Carter’s right.    You’re
                                 quarantined to Exam Four.
                                    (Exam Four: short for 'Examining
                                    Room Four')


(CHEN MOVES OFF)


LEWIS (CONT’D):                  Jerry, pull the staff schedule and the
                                 patient log from last Tuesday.       Luka,
                                 reassess all the patients, group the
                                 criticals.     I’ll take care of Public Health.
                                    (pull: withdraw from the files)
                                    (take care of: handle)


ABBY:                            What about the kids?
                                    (What about: refer to Slang
                                    Glossary)


(EVERYONE LOOKS AT CARTER; HE MOVES OFF AND ABBY FOLLOWS)


LEWIS:                           Nobody panics.     Nobody starts any rumors.
                                 This is just routine.
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KOVAC:                           Then you had better tell them why the doors
                                 are locked.
                                      (had better: colloquial for 'ought
                                      to')


(CAMERA ANGLE ON THE AMBULANCE BAY DOORS BEING LOCKED AS
KEN AND FAITH WATCH)


ABBY:                            (os) Carter, wait.


CARTER:                          (os) Did you know that family...


INT. TRAUMA WING HALLWAY-CONTINUOUS


(CARTER WALKS WITH ABBY)


CARTER:                          ...sat in Chairs for forty-five minutes?
                                 They should have been isolated right away.
                                      (Chairs: the waiting area)
                                      (right away: colloquial for
                                      'immediately')


ABBY:                            Yeah.       And they would have been had I seen
                                 them.


(CARTER DONS A SURGICAL GOWN)


CARTER:                          Pretty hard to miss.
                                      (Pretty: They were pretty; They
                                      were very)


ABBY:                            We had a huge trauma and we’re down three
                                 nurses.      I told you that.


(ABBY DONS A SURGICAL GOWN)
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CARTER:                          What are you doing?


ABBY:                            Well, if you’re right about smallpox, they
                                 could get septic.
                                    (septic: having blood poisoning)


CARTER:                          Well, let’s hope I’m not right.


ABBY:                            You’re gonna need some help.


CARTER:                          You don’t have to come in here if you’re
                                 worried about exposure.


ABBY:                            I’ve already been exposed.


KEN:                             (vo) Who’s in charge...


INT. ADMIT-DAY


(KEN COMES ANGRILY TO THE COUNTER WITH FAITH FOLLOWING)


KEN:                             ...here?     I got some rent-a-cop telling me I
                                 can’t go.
                                    (rent-a-cop: slang for 'security
                                    guard')


FAITH:                           Why are you detaining us?


MUSIC CUE OUT – BACKGROUND


(SOME ELDERLY PEOPLE ARE ALSO AT THE COUNTER)


LEWIS:                           I’m about to explain.


MAN:                             (under Lewis) I have a son outside.
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LOUISE:                           Look, honey, if I don’t get a cigarette, I’m
                                  gonna go postal.
                                     (honey: a term of endearment)
                                     (go postal: slang for 'lose control
                                     and become violent')


PATIENTS:                         (unintelligible protests throughout)


LEWIS:                            (over everyone) Ma’am, please.


(LEWIS GOES TO WHERE JERRY IS ARRANGING A PUBLIC-ADDRESS SYSTEM)


LEWIS (CONT’D):                   Okay.   Jerry, Jerry.    Does this thing still
                                  work?
                                     (this thing: referring to the
                                     public-address system)


JERRY:                            It did in ninety-five.
                                     (ninety-five: short for '1995')


MAN IN GLASSES:                   What the hell is going on, huh?


GRADY:                            Does this place even have a license?


(THE PUBLIC-ADDRESS SYSTEM SQUAWKS, QUIETING EVERYONE)


LEWIS:                            (over PA) All right, sorry.    I’m Dr. Lewis.
                                  Uh, as you may have noticed...
                                     (sorry: I am sorry)
                                     (PA: abbreviation for 'public-
                                     address system')


INT. TRAUMA ROOM TWO-CONTINUOUS


(KOVAC AND PRATT ARE TREATING COLIN AS THEY LISTEN)
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LEWIS:                              (vo) ...there are guards posted at all the
                                    exits.


(THROUGH THE DOORS THEY CAN SEE SECURITY WORKING DOWN
THE HALLWAY)


LEWIS (CONT’D):                     (vo) This is because we have a potential
                                    public-health concern.     I would like to
                                    emphasize the word “potential.”


INT. MAIN HALLWAY-CONTINUOUS


(A GUARD HANGS A QUARANTINE SIGN ON THE DOOR AS CHEN
WATCHES FROM INSIDE)


LEWIS:                              (vo) Because at present, we don’t have any
                                    conclusive evidence.     City authorities are
                                    on their way to assist.     However...
                                       (at present: presently)


INT. SUTURE ROOM-CONTINUOUS


(ROBIN AND CRAIG LISTEN IN SHOCK)


LEWIS:                              (vo) ...until we have more information, we
                                    ask that no one enter...


INT. ADMIT-CONTINUOUS


(BACK TO LEWIS)


LEWIS:                              (over PA) ...or leave the department.


PATIENTS:                           (start yelling unintelligibly again
                                    throughout)
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LOUISE:                          What do you mean we can’t leave?


MAN:                             For how long?


MAN IN GLASSES:                  We can’t go home?


LEWIS:                           (over everyone) That’s all.     When I know
                                 more, you’ll know more.


(SHE STEPS AWAY AS THEY CONTINUE YELLING AND DIALS A
NUMBER ON THE PHONE)


LEWIS (CONT’D):                  Thanks for your patience.


(THEY FOLLOW HER AND CONTINUE THEIR UNINTELLIGIBLE
YELLING; IN THE BACKGROUND A MAN NAMED RICK IS FORCIBLY
DETAINED)


RICK:                            I want out of here!     I’m getting out!
                                    (want out of here: want to leave)
                                    (getting out: leaving)


MAN IN GLASSES:                  My wife is expecting me!


VOICE:                           (os) ...lady!


FAITH:                           ...statement like this.     Don’t you
                                 understand?!     What authorities are you
                                 talking about?


INT. SUTURE ROOM-DAY


(BREE LIES MOTIONLESS AS ABBY TREATS ADAM, WHO SITS AT THE
FOOT OF THE BED USING AN INHALER; ABBY AND CARTER ARE
BOTH WEARING MASKS)
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ABBY:                            (os) That helping?
                                    (That: Is that)


ADAM:                            (sarcastic) Do I look like her?


ABBY:                            (joking) Not as bad.


(CAMERA ANGLE ON CARTER TALKING TO CRAIG AND ROBIN)


CARTER:                          Was anybody sick around you?


CRAIG:                           (os) I don’t think so.


ROBIN:                           We were at the embassies, hotels.     We stood
                                 out.
                                    (stood out: colloquial for 'were
                                    conspicuous')


CARTER:                          Where?


ROBIN:                           Central Africa.    Craig works for the State
                                 Department.


CARTER:                          When did you get back?


CRAIG:                           Two weeks ago.


CARTER:                          Okay.    Okay, we need to keep you both in
                                 isolation.


ROBIN:                           Why?


CARTER:                          Because you could be incubating the virus.
                                 You probably both are.


CRAIG:                           You said ten to fourteen days.
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CARTER:                          We need to know every place that you’ve
                                 been, everyone that you’ve come into contact
                                 with since your kids developed (os) a fever.


CRAIG:                           The kids were in school.


ROBIN:                           They could get sicker than that?


CARTER:                          We need to get skin biopsies and smears and
                                 send them to the (os) CDC biocontainment
                                 lab.
                                     (biopsy: the removal and
                                     examination of a sample of tissue
                                     from a living body for diagnostic
                                     purposes)
                                     (biocontainment: containment of
                                     potentially dangerous biological
                                     hazards)
                                     (lab: short for 'laboratory')


CRAIG:                           They could die?


ABBY:                            We’re just doing this to be careful.
                                 Nothing’s been confirmed.      Dr. Carter?


(CARTER FOLLOWS ABBY OVER TO BREE)


CARTER:                          (os) Is she tachycardic?
                                     (tachycardic: having an abnormally
                                     rapid heartbeat)


ABBY:                            (quiet voice) I don’t know.      But you’re
                                 freaking them out.     Slow down.
                                     (freaking…out: slang for
                                     'panicking')
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INT. MAIN HALLWAY/EXAMINING ROOM FOUR-DAY


(GALLANT COVERS HIS FACE AND ENTERS FOLLOWED BY STAN THE
CAN)


GALLANT:                         Hey, you okay?
                                    (you: are you)


CHEN:                            Yeah.    Biggest public-health emergency of
                                 the century and I’m stuck here.
                                    (Biggest: The biggest)


STAN THE CAN:                    Stuck?     This is the damn Ritz if you ask me.
                                    (Ritz: a chain of luxury hotels -
                                    note Stan's figurative suggestion
                                    that the hospital atmosphere is
                                    very comfortable)
                                    (if you ask me: colloquial for 'in
                                    my opinion')


GALLANT:                         Sorry.     You got a roommate.
                                    (Sorry: I am sorry)


(GALLANT HEADS TO THE DOOR)


CHEN:                            Oh, come on! (to Stan the Can) Were you
                                 really here last Tuesday, Stan?


STAN THE CAN:                    Yeah, sure I was.
                                    (sure: certainly)


CHEN:                            You know, they say this could be very
                                 serious.
                                    (this: referring to the smallpox
                                    outbreak)
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STAN THE CAN:                 I’ve had gastritis, hepatitis, and
                              pancreatitis.    A little pox is not gonna
                              bother me.
                                 (gastritis: chronic or acute
                                 inflammation of the stomach,
                                 especially of the mucous membrane
                                 of the stomach)
                                 (hepatitis: inflammation of the
                                 liver)
                                 (pancreatitis: inflammation of the
                                 pancreas)


CHEN:                         (clears her throat)


STAN THE CAN:                 (sigh) You got a temperature, too?


CHEN:                         Ah, probably just the flu.
                                 (probably: it is probably)


MUSIC CUE IN – VOCALS


STAN THE CAN:                 (singing) “Everybody’s got the fever.    This
                              is something we all know.”
                                 (note that Stan is singing the 1958
                                 song "Fever" made famous by popular
                                 singer Peggy Lee)


CHEN:                         (over Stan the Can) It’s not smallpox.       It
                              can’t be.    It’s just gotta be a mistake.


STAN THE CAN:                 (os) (singing) “Fever isn’t such a new
                              thing.   Fever started long ago.”


CHEN:                         (sigh)
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STAN THE CAN:                    (os) (singing) “You give me fever...when you
                                 kiss me.   Fever when you hold me tight.”


MUSIC CUE OUT – VOCALS


INT. ADMIT/MAIN HALLWAY-DAY


(JERRY ANSWERS THE PHONE AS A GUY NAMED EDDY PESTERS HIM)


JERRY:                           (on phone) County.
                                    (short for 'County General
                                    Hospital' - a fictitious hospital)


EDDY:                            How in the hell long is it gonna be?
                                    (in the hell: a mild slang curse or
                                    oath used as an intensive)


JERRY:                           Sir, I really don’t know.


EDDY:                            Well, are you gonna pay me for the hours I
                                 miss at work?


JERRY:                           (on phone) (answering another line) County.


(LEWIS APPROACHES GALLANT)


LEWIS:                           Gallant, how are the seniors?


GALLANT:                         Mostly sprains and contusions.
                                    (Mostly: They have mostly)
                                    (contusions: bruises)


LEWIS:                           Ah, thank god for small favors! (to Jerry)
                                 What about Public Health?
                                    (thank god for small favors!: a
                                    colloquial exclamation of relief)
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JERRY:                           En route.      But Chicago PD is here.
                                       (PD: abbreviation for 'Police
                                       Department')


(THEY LOOK AT THE POLICE OUTSIDE THE DOOR)


RADIO VOICE:                     (vo) (unintelligible over radio and under
                                 dialogue)


JERRY (CONT’D):                  (os) With billy clubs and handcuffs.
                                       (billy clubs: nightsticks)


LEWIS:                           (sarcastic) Gee, I feel safe now!
                                       (Gee!: refer to Slang Glossary)


(LEWIS FOLLOWS KOVAC AS HE WHEELS MARGE DOWN THE HALLWAY)


LEWIS (CONT’D):                  Where do you think you’re going?


KOVAC:                           She needs a head CT and she’s not
                                 infectious.
                                       (CT: refer to Medical Glossary)


LEWIS:                           Does she have a blown pupil?
                                       (blown pupil: a dilated pupil
                                       indicating a serious problem in the
                                       brain)


KOVAC:                           No.


LEWIS:                           Then she can wait.


KOVAC:                           She’s an older trauma patient.


LEWIS:                           Ma’am, do you know where you are?
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MARGE:                           Looks like a hospital.    A crappy one.
                                     (Looks: It looks)
                                     (crappy: slang for 'worthless')


LEWIS:                           (wry) I’d say she’s pretty lucid.


TORRES:                          (os) Dr. Lewis?


(LEWIS TURNS AND HEADS TOWARD DAVID TORRES)


TORRES (CONT’D):                 David Torres, Department of Public Health.
                                 We can take over now.
                                     (take over: colloquial for 'assume
                                     control')


LEWIS:                           The crisis or the patient care?


(HE SNAPS A BAND AROUND HER WRIST)


TORRES:                          This is for contact tracing.    And this is
                                 for you.


(HE HANDS HER A RADIO AND SHE FOLLOWS HIM TO ADMIT)


LEWIS:                           O-kay.


TORRES:                          The CDC will be flying in from Atlanta.       In
                                 the meantime, we’re gonna need this area for
                                 our staff.


VOICE ON WALKIE-TALKIE:          (vo) Dr. Torres, I’m down in engineering.
                                 The first and second floor share
                                 ventilation.


TORRES:                          (on radio) Kill the AC.
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                                       (AC: abbreviation for 'air
                                       conditioning')


LEWIS:                              It’s eighty degrees outside.
                                       (eighty degrees: eighty degrees
                                       Fahrenheit)


TORRES:                             (wry) Welcome to the hot zone.     May I see
                                    the infected kids, please?


INT. SUTURE ROOM-SHORT TIME LATER


CARTER:                             No, the infection’s in the bloodstream...


(JERRY AND TORRES APPROACH AND LOOK THROUGH THE WINDOW)


CARTER (CONT’D):                    ...which makes the lungs leak fluid.     But
                                    she’s been responding to oxygen.


ROBIN:                              Oh, god!   We never should have been there in
                                    the first place!
                                       (in the first place: colloquial for
                                       'initially')


CRAIG:                              Look, you could have stayed home.


(AFTER MAKING SOME NOTES, TORRES MOVES OFF)


ROBIN:                              (sarcastic) Yeah, right.     And your children
                                    don’t see you for a year.
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ABBY:                         Hundred over sixty.   Pulse -- ninety-eight.
                                 (Hundred over sixty: One hundred
                                 over sixty - a blood pressure
                                 reading)
                                 (ninety-eight: ninety-eight beats
                                 per minute)


CRAIG:                        If there’d been an outbreak, we would have
                              heard.


ADAM:                         Dad?
                                 (slang for 'Father')


ROBIN:                        (over Adam) Craig, we were a target.   Some
                              maniac is using this as a weapon.
                                 (this: referring to smallpox)


CARTER:                       Look, there are a lot of unknowns that we’re
                              dealing with.
                                 (dealing with: coping with;
                                 handling)


(AN ALARM SOUNDS)


ADAM:                         Dad, there’s something wrong with Bree.


MUSIC CUE IN – BACKGROUND


(EVERYONE APPROACHES)


ABBY:                         Pulse/ox is down to eighty-three on fifteen
                              liters.
                                 (eighty-three: eighty-three
                                 percent)
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                                       (on fifteen liters: on fifteen
                                       liters of oxygen)


CRAIG:                           What does that mean?


CARTER:                          It means that she’s not getting enough
                                 oxygen.


(CARTER CARRIES ADAM TO ANOTHER BED)


CARTER (CONT’D):                 Come with me, Adam.       You’re fine.   I just
                                 need a little room to work on your sister.
                                       (work on: treat)


ADAM:                            Okay.


(ROBIN STAYS WITH ADAM AND CARTER RETURNS TO BREE)


CARTER:                          Etomidate, Atropine and Sux.
                                       (Etomidate: a fast-acting
                                       anesthesia drug)
                                       (Atropine: a drug that stimulates
                                       the heart)
                                       (Sux: short for 'Succinylcholine' -
                                       another fast-acting anesthesia
                                       drug)


ROBIN:                           What is that?


CARTER:                          It’s medication to help sedate her.        We may
                                 need to put a tube down her throat to help
                                 her breathe.       Abby, wait!


(ABBY STOPS AT THE DOOR)


CARTER (CONT’D):                 We don’t want to infect Pratt’s patient.
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ABBY:                            We need a pediatric intubation tray.
                                    (pediatric intubation tray: a tray
                                    containing equipment for inserting
                                    a breathing tube into an infant or
                                    child)


CARTER:                          All right.    I’ll go...I’ll go around.   Keep
                                 her on a hundred percent non-rebreather.
                                    (Keep her on: Maintain for her)
                                    (a hundred…rebreather: a delivery
                                    of total oxygen by mask)


ABBY:                            We’re gonna need another room.


CARTER:                          And a decontamination area.


INT. TRAUMA WING HALLWAY/TRAUMA ROOM TWO-CONTINUOUS


(CARTER REMOVES HIS GOWN AND MASK BEFORE ENTERING TRAUMA
ROOM TWO WHERE PRATT IS SUCTIONING COLIN’S BREATHING TUBE)


CARTER:                          You got to clear out.
                                    (clear out: empty; leave)


PRATT:                           Sats are down.    He could have a pulmonary
                                 contusion.
                                    (Sats: short for 'Oxygen saturation
                                    levels')
                                    (pulmonary contusion: bruised lung)


CARTER:                          What’s his P-oh-two?
                                    (P-oh-two: PO2 - abbreviation for
                                    'oxygen pressure')
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PRATT:                        I can’t get an ABG down to the lab.
                                 (ABG: abbreviation for 'arterial
                                 blood gas' - same as 'blood gas';
                                 refer to Medical Glossary)


CARTER:                       Nah, it’s just a mucous plug.    He just needs
                              suction.
                                 (Nah: slang for 'No')
                                 (suction: refer to Medical
                                 Glossary)


PRATT:                        Then a vent, a Neurosurg consult, maybe even
                              a burrhole.
                                 (Neurosurg consult: short for
                                 'consulting neurosurgeon')
                                 (burrhole: an access hole drilled
                                 into the brain which is
                                 approximately twelve millimeters in
                                 diameter through which surgeons can
                                 operate)


CARTER:                       I got an airborne deadly virus in there.


(CARTER REMOVES THE TUBE)


PRATT:                        What are you doing?


CARTER:                       I’m moving him.


PRATT:                        He could crash in the hallway.
                                 (crash: rapidly deteriorate and
                                 need resuscitation)


CARTER:                       Or smallpox could get him.   Little girl
                              needs an airway.   I need this room.
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                                    (Little: The little)
                                    (needs an airway: needs a clear
                                    breathing passage)


PRATT:                           Why don’t you calm down?     We don’t even know
                                 if it’s smallpox yet.
                                    (calm down: become more calm;
                                    relax)


CARTER:                          Bag him.    Let’s go.
                                    (Bag him: Help him breathe with a
                                    breathing bag)


EXT. AMBULANCE BAY-DAY


(WEAVER APPROACHES THE BARRIER BEFORE THE AMBULANCE BAY)


MUSIC CUE OUT – BACKGROUND


RADIO VOICE:                     (vo) (unintelligible over radio) Check it
                                 out.
                                    (slang for 'Look at it')


WEAVER:                          I need to get by.
                                    (get by: pass)


SERGEANT HEMBREE:                I’m sorry, you can’t.


WEAVER:                          Yeah, it’s all right.     I work here.


SERGEANT HEMBREE:                The ER’s been locked down.     You need to move
                                 back, please.


WEAVER:                          For what reason?


SERGEANT HEMBREE:                We’re just trying to secure the building.
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WEAVER:                          I’m the Chief of Emergency Medicine.        If
                                 there’s a situation, I need to get in there.


(JARVIK AND HALEH APPROACH AS WEAVER PRODUCES HER MOBILE
PHONE)


SERGEANT HEMBREE:                I said step back!


HALEH:                           Dr. Weaver?


WAVER:                           What’s going on?


JARVIK:                          We had class on the second floor.        They
                                 wouldn’t let us back down.


WEAVER:                          (on phone) Yeah, hi.     It’s Kerry Weaver.
                                 Get Dr. Romano.     Don’t...   No, don’t you
                                 dare put me on hold!
                                    (hi: slang for 'hello')
                                    (put me on hold: colloquial for
                                    'make me wait to speak with someone
                                    on the telephone')


HALEH:                           I heard the cops say it was something
                                 contagious.


(A WOMAN NAMED KRISTEN SHOOP APPROACHES AS AN AMBULANCE DRIVES IN)


WEAVER:                          (sarcastic) Like what?     The plague?


KRISTEN:                         Excuse me, are you in charge?
                                    (in charge: colloquial for
                                    'responsible')


WEAVER:                          (on phone) No, find him.
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KRISTEN:                         They brought my fiancé here and I can’t get
                                 in.
                                       (get in: gain admittance)


HALEH:                           They’re not letting anyone in, honey.
                                       (letting…in: admitting)
                                       (honey: a term of endearment)


WEAVER:                          (on phone) Yes, it’s an emergency.


KRISTEN:                         I was following him in the car and he got
                                 into a bad accident.
                                       (got into: became involved in)


(PICKMAN IS PULLING THE VICTIM OF A GUNSHOT WOUND FROM THE
AMBULANCE)


PICKMAN:                         Marta Guzman, eighteen, GSW to the right
                                 chest.     Last BP -- eighty palp.
                                       (GSW: refer to Medical Glossary)
                                       (palp: refer to Medical Glossary)


WEAVER:                          They’ve shut down the ER.
                                       (shut down: colloquial for 'closed
                                       to operations')


PICKMAN:                         Nobody radioed us and I’ve got a GSW here.


(WEAVER HANDS JARVIK HER PHONE AS KRISTEN PLEADS WITH SERGEANT HEMBREE)


WEAVER:                          Here.     Hold that.
                                       (that: referring to the phone)


KRISTEN:                         (os) I need to get inside. (on camera) My
                                 fiancé may be dying.
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SERGEANT HEMBREE:                   You cannot go inside, ma’am.


KRISTEN:                            Please.


(WEAVER IS HANDED A STETHOSCOPE AS A NEWS VAN APPROACHES,
ITS HORN HONKING)


WEAVER:                             Can you take her to Mercy?
                                       (Mercy: Mercy Hospital - a
                                       fictitious hospital)


PICKMAN:                            Not with her pressure dropping.
                                       (pressure: blood pressure)


WEAVER:                             No breath sounds on the right. (to Hembree)
                                    You need to let us in.
                                       (on the right: in the right lung)
                                       (let…in: admit)


SERGEANT HEMBREE:                   Not this entrance.   Not this floor.


WEAVER:                             This woman is bleeding into her chest.


INT. TRAUMA ROOM ONE/TRAUMA ROOM TWO/SUTURE ROOM-DAY


(ABBY HELPS CARTER INTO HIS GOWN)


ABBY:                               How long do you think we’ll be stuck in
                                    here?


CARTER:                             I don’t know.   Maybe a day or two.


(CARTER HELPS ABBY WITH HER GOWN)
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CARTER (CONT’D):                 Might have to spend the night together.     You
                                 afraid?
                                    (Might: We might)
                                    (You: Are you)


ABBY:                            (sarcastic) What?     Of catching smallpox or
                                 waking up next to you?
                                    (waking up: awakening)


(THEY DON THEIR MASKS AND JOIN CRAIG AND ADAM IN TRAUMA
ROOM TWO)


CARTER:                          Okay, looking good.     No retractions.
                                    (looking: it is looking)
                                    (retractions: visible sinking-in of
                                    the soft tissues of the chest
                                    between the ribs as occurs with
                                    increased breathing effort)


CRAIG:                           He likes having his own room.


ABBY:                            You like having a little sister?
                                    (You: Do you)
                                    (little sister: younger sister)


(ADAM NODS)


CARTER:                          I bet you two never fight, do you?
                                    (I bet: I imagine)


CRAIG:                           (laugh) Ah, I don’t think so.


(ROBIN ENTERS FROM THE SUTURE ROOM WHERE AN ALARM IS SOUNDING)


ROBIN:                           The alarm is going off!
                                    (going off: sounding)
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(CARTER AND ABBY RUSH INTO THE SUTURE ROOM BEHIND ROBIN)


ABBY:                            Sinus brady at forty-five.
                                    (Sinus brady: short for 'Sinus
                                    bradycardia' - an abnormal
                                    heartbeat)
                                    (forty-five: forty-five beats per
                                    minute)


CARTER:                          (over Abby) All right.    Push point-four of
                                 atropine.    Sometimes kids drop their heart
                                 rate when their oxygen gets low.
                                    (Push: Deliver intravenously all at
                                    once)
                                    (point-four: .4 - four tenths
                                    milligrams)
                                    (atropine: a drug that stimulates
                                    the heart)


ROBIN:                           I thought you fixed that.


(A SECOND ALARM SOUNDS)


ABBY:                            Lost the pulse.
                                    (Lost: I lost)


MUSIC CUE IN – BACKGROUND


CARTER:                          Oh, V-fib.    Starting compressions.   Go get
                                 Lewis.
                                    (V-fib: short for 'ventricular
                                    fibrillation' - a life-threatening
                                    heart rhythm)
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                                       (compressions: rhythmic massage of
                                       the heart through the chest wall to
                                       restore a normal rhythm)


ROBIN:                           Oh, god!


(ABBY SEES PRATT THROUGH THE WINDOW)


ABBY:                            Hey, Pratt!     Pratt!   Get in here!


CARTER:                          (os) Hurry up!
                                       (Hurry)


(PRATT RUSHES TO ARRIVE EARLY ENOUGH)


ROBIN:                           (os) Help her, please!


ABBY:                            (os) Do you want me to start bagging?


CARTER:                          (os) Uh, no.     Charge the paddles to fifty.
                                       (paddles: paddles which deliver
                                       electricity through the chest wall
                                       to restore a normal heartbeat)
                                       (fifty: an electric current level)


(PRATT HURRIES IN)


PRATT:                           What’s up?
                                       (slang for 'What is happening?')


EXT. AMBULANCE BAY-DAY


(WEAVER IS TREATING MARTA OUTSIDE)


MUSIC CUE OUT – BACKGROUND
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WEAVER:                          Vascular clamp.
                                    (Vascular: Of or for the blood
                                    vessels)


HALEH:                           Oh-silk’s ready.
                                    (Oh-silk: 0-silk - a size of silk
                                    suturing thread)


MARTA:                           (weakly) My children, they need me.


WEAVER:                          Yes, they do, Marta.     So, hold on.   All
                                 right, tube’s in.     Needle driver.
                                    (hold on: slang for 'persevere')
                                    (tube's in: the tube is inserted)
                                    (Needle driver: a suturing needle)


MARTA:                           My kids...


(ON THE FIRE ESCAPE, ROMANO STEPS OUT WITH A LARGE PACKAGE)


ROMANO:                          (wry) Somebody say Thoraseal?
                                    (Somebody: Did somebody)
                                    (Thoraseal: brand name for a device
                                    that seals the area when the chest
                                    is opened so that no fluid escapes)


PICKMAN:                         Ah, right here!


(PICKMAN RUSHES OVER)


ROMANO:                          Be careful.   You break it, you buy it.
                                    (You break it, you buy it: a
                                    familiar saying suggesting that if
                                    one examines something for sale and
                                    breaks it, one must pay for it;
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                                    Romano is suggesting care be taken
                                    with the device)


(SHE CATCHES IT)


WEAVER:                          How about some Vaseline gauze?
                                    (Vaseline gauze: sterile gauze
                                    impregnated with petroleum jelly)


ROMANO:                          (sarcastic) How about a two-ton safe?
                                    (note Romano's humorous reference
                                    to old movies and cartoons in which
                                    large heavy safes are dropped from
                                    upper-story windows)


WEAVER:                          Robert, I need to get this girl to surgery.


ROMANO:                          Tell me something I don’t know.     Security’s
                                 holding the freight elevator.     I’ll meet you
                                 there.
                                    (Tell me…know: used colloquially to
                                    suggest one is thoroughly aware of
                                    something)


(ROMANO GOES INSIDE)


JARVIK:                          Five hundred cc’s out so far.
                                    (cc: refer to Medical Glossary)
                                    (so far: colloquial for 'up to this
                                    point')


PICKMAN:                         Pressure’s up to a hundred.
                                    (Pressure's: Blood pressure is)


(A TELEVISION REPORTER NAMED MEADOWS APPROACHES WITH A CAMERAMAN)
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MEADOWS:                         Doctor, why has the Public Health Department
                                 closed the ER?


WEAVER:                          I have no idea.     Elastoplast now.
                                    (Elastoplast: Adhesive bandage)


MEADOWS:                         Is there a communicable disease in the ER?


WEAVER:                          There usually is.     Pressure bags on both
                                 liters.


INT. ADMIT-CONTINUOUS


(LEWIS, TORRES AND OTHERS ARE WATCHING THE LIVE BROADCAST)


MEADOWS:                         (vo) Are you in touch with anyone inside?
                                    (in touch with: colloquial for 'in
                                    communication with')


WEAVER:                          (vo) Yes, I am.


TORRES:                          Who the hell is that?


LEWIS:                           Chief of Emergency Medicine.


WEAVER:                          (vo) (over Lewis) Can you have them set up
                                 the cell saver?
                                    (set up: colloquial for 'prepare')
                                    (cell saver: a device used for
                                    transfusing a patient's own lost
                                    blood)


MEADOWS:                         (vo) How many patients are infected?


CHYRON ON MONITOR:               Live
                                 County General Hospital
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WEAVER:                          (on monitor) We don’t know that anyone is
                                 infected with anything.


MEADOWS:                         (vo) What kind of disease can close down a
                                 hospital?
                                    (close down: colloquial for 'cease
                                    to operate')


LEWIS:                           Don’t say it, Kerry.


MEADOWS:                         (vo) Maybe Ebola virus, anthrax?
                                    (Ebola: A virus that causes acute,
                                    highly fatal hemorrhagic fever that
                                    spreads through contact with bodily
                                    fluids or secretions of infected
                                    persons)
                                    (anthrax: an infectious, usually
                                    fatal disease of warm-blooded
                                    animals, especially of cattle and
                                    sheep, caused by a bacteria)


WEAVER:                          (on monitor) I told you.   I don’t know.


(LEWIS NOTICES PEOPLE GATHERING TO WATCH)


WEAVER (CONT’D):                 (vo) Set the chest tube on water seal.
                                    (chest tube: refer to Medical
                                    Glossary)


MEADOWS:                         (vo) Doctor, are you aware that the Smallpox
                                 Response Team has been dispatched from the
                                 CDC?


PATIENTS:                        (unintelligible yelling throughout)
                                 Smallpox!
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FAITH:                            Oh, my god!


KEN:                              Why the hell didn’t you (os) tell us?


GRADY:                            (os) We’re sitting ducks!
                                       (sitting ducks: colloquial for
                                       'easy targets')


MEADOWS:                          (vo) (unintelligible under pandemonium
                                  inside)


INT. SUTURE ROOM/TRAUMA ROOM TWO-DAY


(CARTER SHOCKS BREE'S HEART)


CARTER:                           Clear...
                                       (Stand away)


ABBY:                             Still fib.
                                       (fib: short for 'ventricular
                                       fibrillation' - a life-threatening
                                       heart rhythm)


PRATT:                            Five minutes since the last epi.
                                       (epi: refer to Medical Glossary)


CARTER:                           Another point-two.
                                       (point-two: .2 - two tenths of a
                                       milligram)


ROBIN:                            Why isn’t it working?


CARTER:                           Charging to eighty and clear!


(CARTER SHOCKS HER HEART AGAIN)
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ABBY:                             No change.
                                     (No: There is no)


CARTER:                           Let’s try procainamide.
                                     (procainamide: procainamide
                                     hydrochloride - a drug used to
                                     treat various heart disorders)


PRATT:                            You want to give that to a kid?
                                     (You: Do you)


CARTER:                           Two hundred at twenty per minute.
                                     (referring to a dosage)


PRATT:                            I think she’s lighter than that.


ROBIN:                            Do you know what you’re doing?


ABBY:                             (os) We’re following the protocols.


CARTER:                           Charging to ninety.     Clear.


(CARTER SHOCKS HER HEART AGAIN)


ROBIN:                            Call someone!     Get someone!


(CAMERA ANGLE ON CRAIG AND ADAM IN TRAUMA ROOM TWO)


ABBY:                             (os) Still fib.


ROBIN (CONT’D):                   (os) I want somebody with more experience!


PRATT:                            (os) There isn’t anyone!


ROBIN:                            (os) Just call them now!
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CARTER:                          (os) He means that nobody’s (on camera) seen
                                 this disease for fifty years.     Clear.


INT. ADMIT/MAIN HALLWAY-DAY


(PEOPLE ARE STILL GATHERED AROUND THE DESK)


MAN IN GLASSES:                  Why aren’t you telling us anything?


KOVAC:                           We don’t even know if it’s smallpox!


PATIENTS:                        (unintelligible yelling starts again)


KEN:                             Then give us masks!


LEWIS:                           You don’t need masks.     You’ve already been
                                 exposed.


FAITH:                           To what?!


LEWIS:                           We don’t know, but we can help.


(A TOUGH FELLOW NAMED SEAN EMERGES AS A LEADER)


SEAN:                            Yeah, by letting us go!     I got to get out of
                                 here.
                                    (letting…go: colloquial for
                                    'releasing')


PATIENTS:                        (yelling unintelligible agreement; yelling
                                 continues)


TORRES:                          We can’t do that.     We won’t do that.    We
                                 need (os) time...
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GALLANT:                         (yells over everyone) Listen!       Listen!   The
                                 exits...


(THE PATIENTS ARE QUIETED)


GALLANT (CONT’D):                ...are surrounded by the Chicago Police
                                 Department!


PATIENTS:                        (unintelligible murmurs) The police...?


GALLANT:                         If you leave, you will be arrested.


VOICE IN CROWD:                  (os) Arrested?    We’ve been prisoners already
                                 for four hours.


(MALIK APPROACHES LEWIS)


GALLANT:                         You will be arrested.    Now, will you
                                 please...


MALIK:                           (over Gallant) Dr. Lewis?


LEWIS:                           What is it?


MALIK:                           You had better come check on Carter.
                                      (check on: colloquial for
                                      'investigate the progress or
                                      condition of')


MUSIC CUE IN – BACKGROUND


(LEWIS RUSHES OFF WITH MALIK)


GALLANT:                         Will you please return to your seats?


(A PREGNANT WOMAN INTERCEPTS LEWIS)
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PREGNANT WOMAN:                  Doctor, please!     I have to go home!    I don’t
                                 want my baby getting sick!


LEWIS:                           (over pregnant woman) I’m sorry.       I’m sorry.


PREGNANT WOMAN:                  Please!   Please!


INT. SUTURE ROOM-CONTINUOUS


(THEY ARE STILL SHOCKING BREE'S HEART)


CARTER:                          Clear.


ABBY:                            Fine V-fib.


PRATT:                           Looks like artifact.     There could be a loose
                                 wire.
                                    (Looks: It looks)
                                    (artifact: irrelevant electronic
                                    signals)


CARTER:                          It’s not the leads, Pratt.     Charging again
                                 to a hundred.
                                    (leads: electrical connections
                                    attached to the body)


ROBIN:                           If something’s loose, then maybe it’s not
                                 shocking her right.


CARTER:                          Everything is working fine.     Clear.


(CARTER SHOCKS HER HEART AGAIN AND THE MONITOR REGISTERS
NO HEARTBEAT)
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ABBY:                         Asystole.
                                 (refer to Medical Glossary)


CARTER:                       Damnit!
                                 (a mild slang curse or oath)


PRATT:                        She could be hypovolemic.     Check for a pulse
                              with compressions. (os) If you can’t feel a
                              pulse, (on camera) she needs a fluid bolus.
                                 (hypovolemic: experiencing
                                 hypovolemic shock - a state of
                                 physical collapse caused by massive
                                 blood loss, circulatory failure and
                                 too little blood to the tissues)
                                 (compressions: rhythmic application
                                 of massage to the chest wall over
                                 the heart to restore a normal
                                 heartbeat)
                                 (bolus: refer to Medical Glossary)


CARTER:                       That’s not the problem.


ROBIN:                        (os) Well, maybe (on camera) it’ll help!


CARTER:                       Good pulse with CPR.   She doesn’t need
                              fluids. (to Abby) How long has it been?
                                 (CPR: abbreviation for
                                 'cardiopulmonary resuscitation' -
                                 various efforts to restore a normal
                                 heartbeat and breathing)


ABBY:                         Forty minutes.


PRATT:                        How about a high-dose epi?
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CARTER:                            (sigh) We’ve done everything.


(LEWIS WATCHES FROM THE HALLWAY)


PRATT:                             (os) Could be worth a shot.
                                      (Could: It could)
                                      (shot: try; effort)


CARTER:                            (os) I said no.


(CARTER PUSHES PRATT’S HANDS AWAY)


CARTER (CONT’D):                   That’s it.
                                      (slang for 'That is all; That is
                                      the end')


ROBIN:                             (os) What are you doing?     You have to keep
                                   going!   He had an idea!    You have to keep
                                   going!
                                      (keep going: continue)


(CARTER SHAKES HIS HEAD "NO" AT LEWIS)


ROBIN (CONT’D):                    (wails) Help her! (continues crying)


LEWIS:                             (over Robin) (on radio) Tell the CDC we have
                                   our first casualty.


ROBIN (CONT’D):                    (os) (continues crying)


MUSIC CUE OUT – BACKGROUND


END ACT TWO
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ACT THREE




INT. TRAUMA ROOM ONE-DAY


(CARTER FOLLOWS PRATT PAST CRAIG AND ADAM IN TRAUMA ROOM
TWO INTO TRAUMA ROOM ONE)


PRATT:                           (sigh)


CARTER:                          What are you doing?


PRATT:                           I thought I was helping.


CARTER:                          Well, you’re not.     When I call a code,
                                 that’s it.   No discussion.
                                    (call a code: pronounce the end of
                                    resuscitation efforts)
                                    (No: There is no)


PRATT:                           You overlooked high-dose epi...


CARTER:                          (interrupting) Especially when the mother of
                                 the little girl is sitting there right in
                                 the room.


PRATT:                           Well, it was worth a shot!


CARTER:                          Well, you were wrong.


PRATT:                           Well, now we’ll never know.


CARTER:                          Do you ever listen?     I mean, do you ever
                                 listen?
                                    (I mean: refer to Slang Glossary)
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PRATT:                        Do you?


CARTER:                       High-dose epi does not result in the return
                              of spontaneous circulation or in increased
                              survival.


(ABBY ENTERS)


CARTER (CONT’D):              If you read the literature, you would know
                              this!


PRATT:                        Or you could teach me.


CARTER:                       You know, I don’t have time, Pratt, to stop
                              and explain things to you.


PRATT:                        So, I’m supposed to read your mind?
                                    (read your mind: guess your
                                    thoughts)


CARTER:                       No, your job is to shut up and follow my
                              lead!
                                    (follow my lead: follow my example;
                                    follow me)


PRATT:                        Then lead!


ABBY:                         (interrupting) Excuse me.     The Health
                              Department wants us to double-shroud her.


PRATT:                        I’ll take care of it.


CARTER:                       No.     You’re not going back in there.


PRATT:                        Look, the mother still has questions...
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CARTER:                            (interrupting) I’ll take care of it.


PRATT:                             She trusts me.


(CARTER GRABS PRATT’S SHOULDERS)


CARTER:                            I said no.


PRATT:                             (sigh)


(CARTER TOUCHES PRATT’S FOREHEAD AND PRATT PUSHES HIS HAND
AWAY)


CARTER:                            Oo, you feel hot.


PRATT:                             What?


CARTER:                            Abby, can you take his temperature?


PRATT:                             (os) It’s a hundred degrees in here.
                                      (a hundred degrees: one hundred
                                      degrees Fahrenheit)


CARTER:                            Yeah.    You feel hotter than that to me.


PRATT:                             I feel fine.


(ABBY TAKES PRATT’S TEMPERATURE FROM HIS EAR)


CARTER:                            You have a fever.


PRATT:                             (big sigh)


(THE THERMOMETER BEEPS)
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ABBY:                            One-oh-one-point-four.
                                    (short for 'One hundred and one and
                                    four tenths degrees Fahrenheit')


PRATT:                           You always have to be right?
                                    (You: Do you)


CARTER:                          And you have to be quarantined.


PRATT:                           (sigh)


INT. MAIN HALLWAY/WAITING AREA/ADMIT-NIGHT


(FAITH IS INTERVIEWING PEOPLE IN THE WAITING AREA AS MALIK
SWITCHES OFF A FAN IN THE BACKGROUND AND ADDS IT TO A
CART)


FAITH:                           Now, you say you’ve been here for five
                                 hours?


OLD WOMAN:                       Six.


FAITH:                           Six? (sigh) That’s outrageous.     I’ll be with
                                 you in just a moment.
                                    (in just a moment: soon; shortly)


(RICK APPROACHES MALIK AS HE HEADS DOWN THE HALLWAY)


RICK:                            Hey!     Where are you going with these?
                                    (these: referring to the fans)


MALIK:                           They said we can’t blow the germs around.


RICK:                            Ohhh!
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LEWIS:                             (os) (on phone) Forget smallpox.
                                      (Forget: Do not be concerned with)


(CAMERA ANGLE ON LEWIS IN ADMIT)


LEWIS (CONT’D):                    (on phone) (exaggerating) We’ll have a
                                   hundred starvation deaths if we don’t get
                                   food down here.    (continuing) You’ve got
                                   twenty minutes, then I’m ordering out pizza.
                                      (ordering out: colloquial for
                                      'ordering from a restaurant to be
                                      taken elsewhere to eat')


(SHE REPLACES THE RECEIVER AS KEN APPROACHES)


KEN:                               Hey, what’s the name of that Public Health
                                   guy?


LEWIS:                             David Torres.


KEN:                               Your first name?
                                      (Your: What is your)


LEWIS:                             Why?


KEN:                               Class-action lawsuit.     This is false
                                   imprisonment (os) with intentional
                                   infliction of emotional distress.
                                      (Class-action lawsuit: a lawsuit
                                      brought by one or more plaintiffs
                                      for the benefit of a large group of
                                      others who have a common interest)
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JERRY:                              (vo) (under Ken) ...uh, well, we’re working
                                    closely with the Health Department...
                                    (unintelligible under dialogue)


LEWIS:                              The Public Health Department has the
                                    authority...


JERRY:                              (vo) ...history has shown that isolation of
                                    those with the disease...


LEWIS:                              (over Jerry) Malik, who is that?


MALIK:                              (over Jerry) What?


LEWIS:                              (over Jerry) That voice.


(THEY LOOK OVER AT THE TELEVISION WHERE A HIGH SCHOOL
PICTURE OF JERRY IS ON THE MONITOR)


JERRY:                              (vo) ...and vaccination of contacts...


MALIK:                              (os) (over Jerry) Jerry?


JERRY:                              (vo) ...can avert a widespread epidemic.    We
                                    refer to this strategy as “surveillance and
                                    containment.”   Now, uh, I want to assure the
                                    public that there is no need for panic.    And
                                    that...


(LEWIS SEES SOMETHING AND WALKS FAST)


JERRY (CONT’D):                     (vo) ...only those in close contact with the
                                    infected...


(LEWIS OPENS THE DOOR TO A PUBLIC PHONE WHERE JERRY IS
SITTING AND TALKING ON THE PHONE)
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JERRY (CONT’D):                  ...individuals need the vaccine.


LEWIS:                           (os) (over Jerry) Jerry!


(THE LINE GOES DEAD)


JERRY:                           What?


TELEVISION ANCHORMAN:            (vo) We seem to be having technical
                                 difficulties with the feed.


JERRY:                           (over television anchorman) I was just
                                 calling my mom. (pretending to talk on the
                                 phone) I love you too, Mom.
                                    (mom: slang for 'mother')


TELEVISION ANCHORMAN:            (vo) We’ll be back to Mr. Markovic just as
                                 soon as we can.


(JERRY WALKS PAST LEWIS)


TELEVISION ANCHORMAN
  (CONT’D):                      (vo) Brian Meadows is at the scene talking
                                 to two nurses who are unable to report for
                                 work because...


INT. SUTURE ROOM/TRAUMA ROOM TWO-NIGHT


(CRAIG AND ROBIN WATCH AS CARTER AND ABBY PUT THE SHROUD
OVER BREE’S BODY)


ROBIN:                           What?    Do you have to cover her face?


CARTER:                          Yes.    I’m sorry.
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ABBY:                             Um...do you want to take a minute?
                                     (take a minute: have a brief space
                                     of time for oneself)


ROBIN:                            Yeah.


MUSIC CUE IN – BACKGROUND


(CARTER AND ABBY STEP AWAY AND ROBIN BENDS DOWN AND KISSES BREE)


ROBIN (CONT’D):                   (whispers) Bree... (kiss) (sigh)


(CRAIG TRIES TO PUT HIS ARM AROUND HER BUT SHE REACTS BADLY)


ROBIN (CONT’D):                   Don’t... (starts crying)


(CRAIG HEADS INTO TRAUMA ROOM TWO AND CARTER FOLLOWS; IN
THE BACKGROUND, TORRES AND HIS TEAM ARE WITH ADAM)


CARTER:                           Mr. Turner?


CRAIG:                            My wife didn’t want to go.


CARTER:                           We don’t know how the kids got sick.


CRAIG:                            No, it’s my fault.


TORRES:                           Punch biopsy is next.
                                     (Punch biopsy: A type of biopsy)


LABORATORY TECHNICIAN:            Okay.


(CARTER AND CRAIG TURN TO THEM)


TORRES:                           Private jet will take the samples to Atlanta
                                  for EM and PCR.
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                                       (Private: A private)
                                       (EM: abbreviation for
                                       'electronmicroscopy')
                                       (PCR: abbreviation for 'peak cell
                                       rate')


(CARTER COMES OVER AND EXAMINES ADAM)


CARTER:                          How’s your breathing?


ADAM:                            (shrugs) Dad?
                                       (slang for 'Father')


CRAIG:                           Yeah?


ADAM:                            Was she scared? (labored breathing
                                 throughout)


CRAIG:                           What?


ADAM:                            Bree.     When it...it happened?


CARTER:                          She was asleep.


ADAM:                            Am I next?


CRAIG:                           No.


ADAM:                            You...promise?
                                       (You: Do you)


CARTER:                          I promise.


INT. EXAMINING ROOM FOUR-NIGHT


(CHEN REPEATEDLY PRESSES THE EMERGENCY "CALL" BUTTON)
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MUSIC CUE OUT – BACKGROUND


CHEN:                            (grunt) I have been ringing for ten minutes!


STAN THE CAN:                    Hell, I had to ring for an hour!


CHEN:                            (angry sigh)


(CHEN GOES TO A DOOR AND LOOKS OUT)


PRATT:                           What do you need?      Do you have to use the
                                 bathroom?


CHEN:                            Yes.     Not that it’s any of your business.


PRATT:                           How bad is it?


CHEN:                            (angry sound over Pratt)


(SHE RETURNS TO PRESSING THE BUTTON)


CHEN (CONT’D):                   Really, really bad.


PRATT:                           Come on.      What are you doing?    What’s the
                                 point? (groan)


CHEN:                            If they bring me an N-ninety-five mask and a
                                 cover gown, I can at least use the ladies
                                 room.
                                       (N-ninety-five mask: a surgical
                                       mask)


PRATT:                           Don’t hold your breath.
                                       (colloquial for 'Don't expect it;
                                       it's not likely')
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CHEN:                            (grunt) It’s not my breath I’m worried about
                                 holding.
                                      (note Chen's suggestion that she's
                                      having trouble holding her bladder)


(STAN THE CAN HOLDS OUT HIS URINAL)


STAN THE CAN:                    Hey, um...you want to use mine?
                                      (you: do you)


CHEN:                            (angry sound)


PRATT:                           (chuckles)


INT. MAIN HALLWAY/CURTAIN AREA TWO-NIGHT


(KOVAC STUDIES A LABORATORY TEST SLIP AS HE WALKS WITH
GALLANT)


KOVAC:                           Her Dilantin level was eight?
                                      (Dilantin: trademark name for a
                                      drug used to prevent convulsions)


GALLANT:                         Lab even re-checked it.
                                      (Lab: short for 'The laboratory')


(GALLANT MOVES OFF AS KOVAC PASSES A LINE AT THE WATER
FOUNTAIN)


SEAN:                            It’s a water fountain, not a birdbath.
                                      (note Sean's sarcastic suggestion
                                      that the person drinking is taking
                                      too long)


KEN:                             Yeah, come on.
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LOUISE:                          Doctor, I can’t take my Naprosyn on an empty
                                 stomach.
                                    (Naprosyn: trademark name for an
                                    anti-fever and pain-reducing drug)


KOVAC:                           We may have some crackers.


PATIENTS:                        (on camera and os) (unintelligible
                                 complaining under Kovac)


RICK:                            (os) Crackers?    You got crackers?


(KOVAC CONTINUES ON TO CURTAIN AREA TWO WHERE MARGE LIES
IN BED PLAYING CRAPS ON A BEDSIDE TABLE WITH FAITH AND
SOME OF THE SENIORS)


MARGE:                           Eight-er from Decatur!     Boxcars!
                                    (Eight-er from Decatur: craps slang
                                    for 'eight showing on a dice
                                    throw'; note rhyme)
                                    (Boxcars: a pair of sixes on the
                                    first throw in craps)


EVERYONE:                        (laughter)


KOVAC:                           You’ll have to play somewhere else.     I need
                                 to talk to Marge.


GRADY:                           But she’s our lady luck.
                                    (lady luck: lucky charm; lucky
                                    woman)


KOVAC:                           It’s important.


RALPH:                           Party pooper.
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                                      (slang for 'one who declines to
                                      participate with enthusiasm,
                                      especially in the recreational
                                      activities of a group')


MARGE:                           (laugh)


(THE GROUP DISPERSES AS KOVAC SITS)


MARGE (CONT’D):                  What’s up, Doc?
                                      (What's up?: slang for 'What is
                                      happening?')
                                      (note Marge's use of a familiar
                                      question frequently posed by well-
                                      known and beloved cartoon rabbit
                                      Bugs Bunny)


GRADY:                           (os) Set it up right here.


MARGE:                           Ah, I bet you hear that all the time.
                                      (I bet: I imagine)
                                      (all the time: colloquial for
                                      'constantly')


KOVAC:                           How’d you get a commercial driver’s license?
                                 You have epilepsy, Marge.
                                      (epilepsy: any of various
                                      neurological disorders
                                      characterized by sudden, recurring
                                      attacks of motor, sensory or
                                      psychic malfunction with or without
                                      loss of consciousness or convulsive
                                      seizures)


MARGE:                           Just an occasional tic.       I haven’t had a
                                 seizure in years.
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                                     (Just: It is just)


KOVAC:                           Where’d you get your Dilantin?     Mexico?   The
                                 Internet?
                                     (Internet: a worldwide computer
                                     network)


MARGE:                           You’re not gonna rat me out to the insurance
                                 company, are you?
                                     (rat me out: slang for 'inform on
                                     me')


KOVAC:                           You had a seizure while you were driving.
                                 You could have killed everyone on that bus.


MARGE:                           You said they were okay.


KOVAC:                           Come here.


(MARGE FOLLOWS KOVAC AND HE POINTS THROUGH AT COLIN; LEWIS
AND GALLANT ARE WITH HIM AS ALARMS SOUND)


KOVAC (CONT’D):                  That’s the guy you hit.     Does he look okay?


MARGE:                           What’s wrong with him?


LEWIS:                           Luka!


MUSIC CUE IN – BACKGROUND


KOVAC:                           I’ll be back.


INT. EXAMINING ROOM TWO-CONTINUOUS


(KOVAC ENTERS)
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GALLANT:                         Pressure’s down to sixty.


KOVAC:                           Where’s he bleeding?


LEWIS:                           Probably the pelvic fracture.      I should re-
                                 scan the belly.
                                    (Probably: It is probably)


GALLANT:                         Looks like the IV’s infiltrated.
                                    (Looks: It looks)
                                    (infiltrated: infiltrated with
                                    blood)


KOVAC:                           Yeah, throw in a central line.     Be ready to
                                 transfuse two units.
                                    (throw in: insert)
                                    (two units: two units of blood)


LEWIS:                           Yeah.    If we could get to the blood bank.
                                    (blood bank: a place where whole blood or
                                    plasma is typed, processed and stored for
                                    future use in transfusion)


INT. DRUG CLOSET/TRAUMA WING HALLWAY/TRAUMA ROOM ONE-NIGHT


(ABBY IS IN THE DRUG CLOSET AS RICK APPROACHES)


RICK:                            I hear you have crackers.


(ABBY STEPS OUT AND HE BLOCKS HER PATH)


ABBY:                            I haven’t seen any.


RICK:                            What?    Are people lying to me?


ABBY:                            Excuse me.
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RICK:                             I will kick someone’s ass if I don’t get
                                  something to eat!
                                     (kick someone's ass: colloquial for
                                     'thoroughly beat or thrash
                                     someone')


(RICK STARTS TO FOLLOW HER INTO TRAUMA ROOM ONE)


ABBY:                             Don’t come in here!


INT. TRAUMA ROOM TWO-CONTINUOUS


(ABBY JOINS CARTER AS HE TREATS ADAM)


CARTER:                           Etomidate’s on board.
                                     (Etomidate: a fast-acting
                                     anesthesia drug)
                                     (is on board: has been delivered
                                     intravenously)


ABBY:                             Sixty of Sux.    Okay, you’re gonna go to
                                  sleep now, Adam.
                                     (Sixty: Sixty milligrams)
                                     (go to sleep: begin sleeping)


CARTER:                           Not like with Bree.     Just for a little
                                  while.


ABBY:                             Your mom and dad will be right here, okay?


ROBIN:                            Adam?


ABBY:                             (os) He’s out.
                                     (out: unconscious)
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CARTER:                          Some crichoid pressure, some suction.
                                       (crichoid pressure: pressure over
                                       the cricoid cartilage, a ring-
                                       shaped cartilage in the larynx)
                                       (suction: refer to Medical
                                       Glossary)


(CARTER STARTS TRYING TO INSERT A BREATHING TUBE FOR ADAM)


CARTER (CONT’D):                 Oh, god!     His upper airway is covered in
                                 lesions.


ABBY:                            Can you see the cords?
                                       (cords: vocal cords)


CARTER:                          No.     I’m never gonna be able to pass that
                                 tube.     Bag him.
                                       (Bag him: Help him breathe with a
                                       breathing bag)


CRAIG:                           Oh, no.


ABBY:                            You have to crike him?
                                       (crike: medical slang for
                                       'cricothyrotomy' - an emergency
                                       surgical cut into the larynx to
                                       open the throat)


CARTER:                          I can’t crike him.


ABBY:                            I’ve seen you.


CARTER:                          If I cut through the pox, it’ll seed his
                                 lungs and make him worse.


ROBIN:                           (sigh)
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INT. EXAMINING ROOM TWO-NIGHT


(KOVAC, LEWIS AND GALLANT ARE STILL TREATING COLIN)


LEWIS:                           No free fluid.    It’s a pelvic hematoma.
                                    (No: There is no free)
                                    (hematoma: a localized swelling
                                    filled with blood)


GALLANT:                         Systolic’s only fifty.


KOVAC:                           I get a flash but I can’t thread.
                                    (flash: a sudden rush of blood)
                                    (thread: thread the intravenous
                                    line)


LEWIS:                           His veins are collapsing.    I’m gonna go get
                                 a cutdown tray.
                                    (cutdown tray: a tray containing
                                    implements for cutting through
                                    tissue to find a vein)


(LEWIS EXITS)


GALLANT:                         Lost the carotid.
                                    (Lost: I lost)
                                    (carotid: pulse in the carotid
                                    artery, an artery in the neck)


KOVAC:                           Start compressions.


(ABBY ENTERS AS GALLANT STARTS COMPRESSIONS)


ABBY:                            Carter’s patient’s in trouble.
                                    (in trouble: having difficulty)
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KOVAC:                        So is ours.


ABBY:                         He needs a surgical airway.
                                 (surgical airway: a conduit for
                                 breathing created surgically)


KOVAC:                        This guy’s bleeding out.
                                 (bleeding out: losing blood from an
                                 orifice in the body)


ABBY:                         What should I tell him?


KOVAC:                        To do the best he can, okay?


INT. TRAUMA ROOM TWO-NIGHT


CARTER:                       We need to open the lower neck to avoid the
                              lesions. (os) A surgeon will come down and
                              do a formal tracheostomy.
                                 (tracheostomy: an opening through
                                 the neck into the windpipe)


ROBIN:                        Then he’ll be better?
                                 (be better: have improved health)


CARTER:                       (os) Definitely.


(ABBY ENTERS)


ABBY:                         Luka’s patient’s in arrest.
                                 (in arrest: experiencing the
                                 cessation of heartbeat)


CARTER:                       Get Romano.
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ABBY:                            I don’t think they’re letting any...


CARTER:                          (interrupting) Just get him.


INT. RECOVERY ROOM INTERCUT WITH TRAUMA ROOM TWO-MOMENT LATER


SHIRLEY:                         (os) Dr. Carter for you.


(ROMANO SPEAKS ON THE PHONE WITH CARTER)


ROMANO:                          (on phone) How are things in the leper
                                 colony?
                                    (the leper colony: note Romano's
                                    sarcastic and exaggerated reference
                                    to the smallpox quarantine area)


(ABBY PUTS CARTER ON THE SPEAKER PHONE)
                                    (speaker phone: a telephone that
                                    allows one to hear and be heard
                                    over a speaker)


ABBY:                            You’re on with Romano.
                                    (You're on with: You're speaking on
                                    the telephone with)


ROMANO:                          (vo) Hello?     You called me.


CARTER:                          One of the kids needs a trake. (os) I’d like
                                 to bring him upstairs.
                                    (trake: short for 'tracheostomy')


ROMANO:                          (on phone) Forget it.     You’ll infect the
                                 entire hospital.
                                    (Forget it: slang for 'It is not
                                    possible')
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CARTER:                           (vo) Why don’t you come down here yourself?


ROMANO:                           (on phone) That’s easier said than done.
                                     (easier said than done: colloquial
                                     for 'more readily talked about than
                                     accomplished')


CARTER:                           Look, I need some help.


ROMANO:                           (on phone) Well, I’ll see what I can work
                                  out.   But under the circumstances, you may
                                  be on your own.
                                     (work out: colloquial for
                                     'resolve')
                                     (under the circumstances:
                                     considering the circumstances)
                                     (on your own: colloquial for
                                     'alone; independent')


INT. TRAUMA ROOM TWO-CONTINUOUS


(ALARMS SOUND)


CARTER:                           Get your ass down here.
                                     (your ass: slang for 'yourself')


(THE PHONE LINE DISCONNECTS)


ABBY:                             Sats are dropping.
                                     (Sats: short for 'Oxygen saturation
                                     levels')


CARTER:                           (after a pause) All right.     Prep the neck.
                                     (Prep: short for 'Prepare')
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ABBY:                               You sure?
                                       (You: Are you)


CARTER:                             Yeah, I’m sure.


ROBIN:                              You said a surgeon has to do this.
                                       (this: referring to the
                                       tracheostomy)


CARTER:                             Yeah, I started out in surgery.
                                       (started out: colloquial for
                                       'began')


CRAIG:                              What does that mean?


ABBY:                               It means Dr. Carter can do this.
                                       (this: referring to the procedure)


CARTER:                             Give me a ten blade.
                                       (ten blade: scalpel)


ELEVATOR LOBBY/MAIN HALLWAY-NIGHT


(JERRY IS SURROUNDED BY ANGRY PATIENTS AS HE TRIES TO
DISPENSE SOFT DRINKS)


MUSIC CUE OUT – BACKGROUND


JERRY:                              Form a single-file line!


PATIENTS:                           (unintelligible protests throughout)


RALPH:                              I need it for my blood sugar!


MAN IN GLASSES:                     ...thirsty and hungry!
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JERRY:                        Damnit, people!     We are not animals!
                                    (We are not animals: note Jerry's
                                    suggestion that the behavior of the
                                    patients is wild and uncontrolled)


GRADY:                        And we are not children either!
                                    (note Grady's suggestion that they
                                    are not being treated like mature
                                    adults)


(JERRY SEES LEWIS PASS BY)


JERRY:                        (os) Dr. Lewis!     Dr. Lewis!


LEWIS:                        Not now, Jerry.


(SEAN BLOCKS HER PATH)


SEAN:                         It stinks in here, okay?!        Can we open a
                              window?
                                    (stinks: is foul smelling)


LEWIS:                        No!


(LEWIS MOVES ON)


SEAN:                         Bitch!
                                    (a derogatory slang term for a
                                    woman)


LOUISE:                       They didn’t bring any diet soda.          I only
                              drink diet.
                                    (diet: low-calorie)
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LEWIS:                          You know what?     We’re doing the best we can.
                                A little sugar is not gonna kill you.
                                   (You know what?: used colloquially
                                   to preface one's remarks)


INT. TRAUMA ROOM TWO-NIGHT


MUSIC CUE IN – BACKGROUND


(CARTER IS OPERATING ON ADAM)


CARTER:                         His thyroid isthmus is huge.     Suction.    Come
                                on, suction!
                                   (thyroid isthmus: a narrow strip
                                   enjoining a two-lobed endocrine
                                   gland found in all vertebrates)


ABBY:                           I’m trying.


ROBIN:                          God, there’s so much blood!     Oh!


(ROBIN TURNS AWAY)


CARTER:                         All right, hemostat.
                                   (hemostat: forceps)


(AN ALARM SOUNDS)


ABBY:                           Bradying down.
                                   (refer to Medical Glossary)


CARTER:                         I can’t even see the tracheal rings.        Give
                                me another Kelly, get me four-by-fours, and
                                keep suctioning.
                                   (tracheal rings: ring-shaped
                                   cartilage of the trachea)
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                                       (Kelly: a pair of forceps)
                                       (four-by-fours: gauze dressings
                                       that are four inches wide)


ABBY:                            Okay.     All right, Mr. Turner, I’m gonna need
                                 you to squeeze this bag.


CRAIG:                           No...     No.


(ABBY MAKES HIM HELP)


ABBY:                            Yes, yes.       Just put your hand here to keep
                                 the mask secured over his face and squeeze
                                 every three seconds.       One, two, three, bag.
                                 One, two, three, bag.


(ANOTHER ALARM SOUNDS)


ABBY (CONT’D):                   He’s dropping his pressure.        Do we spike
                                 another liter?
                                       (pressure: blood pressure)
                                       (spike another liter: rapidly
                                       transfuse another liter of blood)


CARTER:                          No.     I want you to keep his field clean so I
                                 can see what I’m doing.       Give me some four-
                                 by- fours.
                                       (field: operating field or area)


MUSIC CUE OUT – BACKGROUND


EXT. AMBULANCE BAY-NIGHT


(KRISTEN PUSHES HER WAY THROUGH PEOPLE TO REACH WEAVER)


KRISTEN:                         They’re not answering the phone anymore.
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WEAVER:                          Things are a little hectic.


KRISTEN:                         Is he still okay? (crying)


WEAVER:                          As soon as I get in, I’ll check on him.
                                       (As soon as: colloquial for 'Just
                                       after')
                                       (get in: gain admittance)


(POLICE MOTORCYCLES ESCORT A VEHICLE INTO THE AMBULANCE
BAY; DR. TERRY LUTZ AND HIS TEAM EMERGE FROM THE VEHICLE
AND ARE IMMEDIATELY SURROUNDED BY REPORTERS)


REPORTERS:                       (unintelligible comments throughout) Dr.
                                 Lutz...


LUTZ:                            No statements at this time.        No comments.   I
                                 have no statement at this time.


(WEAVER APPROACHES AND LUTZ TREATS HER LIKE A REPORTER)


WEAVER:                          I’m Kerry Weaver.


LUTZ:                            No comment whatsoever.


WEAVER:                          I chair the hospital’s Bioterrorism
                                 Committee in addition to being Chief of the
                                 ER.
                                       (Bioterrorism Committee: a
                                       committee to handle the event of
                                       biological weapons being used by
                                       terrorists)


LUTZ:                            Why aren’t you inside?
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WEAVER:                          I wasn’t here when it started.


(LUTZ IS ALLOWED PAST THE BARRICADE)


LUTZ:                            Well, at least you weren’t exposed.


(WEAVER FOLLOWS)


WEAVER:                          I would like to be able to assist.


LUTZ:                            We can only bring in necessary personnel at
                                 this point.


WEAVER:                          This is my ER.


LUTZ:                            Not anymore.


(LUTZ MOVES ON AND SERGEANT HEMBREE BLOCKS WEAVER’S WAY)


SERGEANT HEMBREE:                Sorry, Doctor.
                                       (Sorry: I am sorry)


INT. TRAUMA ROOM TWO-NIGHT


MUSIC CUE IN – BACKGROUND


(ALARMS STILL SOUND AS CARTER WORKS)


CARTER:                          Tracheal hook. (pause) Okay, retract
                                 cephalad.
                                       (Tracheal hook: A part of the
                                       trachea)
                                       (retract cephalad: move tissues
                                       back toward the head)
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ABBY:                         Short run of V-tach.          You want lidocaine?
                                    (V-tach: short for 'ventricular
                                    tachycardia' - a life-threatening
                                    heart rhythm)
                                    (You: Do you)
                                    (lidocaine: refer to Medical
                                    Glossary)


CARTER:                       No.     He needs oxygen.       Eleven blade.    I got
                              it.
                                    (Eleven blade: a scalpel)
                                    (I got it: I can handle it)


ABBY:                         (to Craig) Bag faster.


CARTER:                       All right.        Number four Shiley.
                                    (Number four Shiley: referring to a
                                    size of plastic tubing coupling)


(ANOTHER ALARM SOUNDS)


ABBY:                         Pressure’s seventy.          Sats are down to
                              eighty-one.        What?
                                    (eighty-one: eighty-one percent)


CARTER:                       It won’t go.


ABBY:                         What about a heliox?
                                    (heliox: a mixture of helium and
                                    oxygen used in the treatment of
                                    airflow obstruction)


CARTER:                       I can’t pass the tube.


ROBIN:                        Help him, please.          Help him!
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ABBY:                            I just have to switch the tank.
                                     (tank: oxygen tank)


CARTER:                          Do it.     Do it.   Do it.


(ABBY WORKS UNDER THE TABLE WITH THE TANK)


CARTER (CONT’D):                 I’ll try a cruciate incision.
                                     (cruciate: cross-shaped)


(ABBY RETURNS AND SUCTIONS)


CARTER:                          You know what?      Pull off my mask!
                                     (mask: surgical mask)


ABBY:                            What?


CARTER:                          Pull off my goggles, my mask.        I can’t see.
                                 I can’t breathe.      Just do it.


ABBY:                            Carter?


CARTER:                          Do it.     I don’t care.


ABBY:                            All right, all right.


CARTER:                          Come on!


(SHE REMOVES HIS GOGGLES AND MASK)


CARTER (CONT’D):                 (gasp)


ABBY:                            Multifocal PVC’s.
                                     (Multifocal: In various locations)
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                                    (PVC's: abbreviation for 'pre-
                                    ventricular contractions' -
                                    contractions of the heart that are
                                    occurring too early)


CARTER:                          Come on, Adam!


(AN ALARM SOUNDS)


ABBY:                            Lost the pulse.
                                    (Lost: I lost)


ROBIN:                           (starts crying in background)


ABBY:                            Starting CPR.


CRAIG:                           (os) Please... (on camera) Please...


(CARTER KEEPS WORKING)


CARTER:                          There.   There, there, there.


(CARTER INSERTS THE BAG INTO THE TUBE AND ALARMS START SWITCHING OFF)


ABBY:                            Heart rate’s up to forty. (pause) Sats are
                                 coming up. (relieved) Strong carotid.
                                    (forty: forty beats per minute)
                                    (coming up: rising)
                                    (carotid: carotid pulse)


CRAIG:                           Is he okay?


ABBY:                            Yes! (laugh)


CARTER:                          (near whisper) Yeah.
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CRAIG:                        (os) Thank you.


MUSIC CUE OUT – BACKGROUND


END ACT THREE
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ACT FOUR




INT. ADMIT/MAIN HALLWAY/WAITING AREA-NIGHT


(ON THE TELEVISION APPEARS HISTORICAL FOOTAGE OF SMALLPOX OUTBREAKS)


NARRATOR:                        (vo) Somalia was the site of the last
                                 naturally acquired case of smallpox in
                                 nineteen-seventy-seven... (continues
                                 unintelligibly)
                                      (nineteen-seventy-seven: the year
                                      1977)


EDDY:                            Oh, god!


SEAN:                            That’s horrible.


(IN ADMIT, LEWIS EXAMINES JERRY’S LIP)


JERRY:                           It’s a pox.    I know it.


LEWIS:                           It’s a cold sore.    And I don’t want to think
                                 about how you got it.
                                      (cold sore: A small blister
                                      occurring on the lips and face and
                                      caused by a herpes virus)
                                      (And I…it: note sexual innuendo)


KEN:                             (os) Aaaaaaah!


(KEN BREAKS OPEN THE SNACK MACHINE)


KEN (CONT’D):                    (grunt)
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SURPRISED VOICE:                    (os) Oh!


(LEWIS APPROACHES AS KEN AND FAITH RAID THE MACHINE)


LEWIS:                              What are you doing?        That is completely
                                    illegal.
                                       (That: referring to forcibly
                                       robbing the vending machine)


FAITH:                              Necessitas non habet legem.


KEN:                                Necessity has no laws.


(A SECURITY GUARD PULLS KEN AWAY)


SECURITY GUARD:                     Hey, hey.     Come on...


KEN:                                (over Security Guard) Hey, hey, hey, hey.
                                    Get your hands off me.
                                       (Get your hands off me: Release
                                       your hold on me)


INT. EXAMINING ROOM FOUR-NIGHT


CHEN:                               (os) (moan)


PRATT:                              Now, you are just peeing in there, right?
                                       (peeing: slang for 'urinating')


CHEN:                               (os) Oh, shut up!


STAN THE CAN:                       I’m getting thirsty.


PRATT:                              Water’s the best I can do for you, bro.
                                    (sigh)
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                                    (bro: short for 'brother')


(PRATT GETS SOME WATER FROM THE SINK)


PRATT (CONT’D):                  (as the water runs) (to Chen) Does this
                                 help?
                                    (this: referring to the water
                                    running from the faucet)
                                    (help: help you urinate)


CHEN:                            (os) No.


PRATT:                           (teasing) You got a shy bladder, huh?


(PRATT GIVES THE WATER TO STAN THE CAN)


STAN THE CAN:                    Thanks.


CHEN:                            (os) Why aren’t you guys talking?


PRATT:                           Not exactly like we have a lot in common.
                                    (Not: It is not)
                                    (have…in common: colloquial for
                                    'have as shared characteristics')


(PRATT RETURNS TO HIS SEAT)


CHEN:                            (os) Stan?


STAN:                            Yeah?


CHEN:                            (os) You feel like singing?
                                    (You: Do you)
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STAN THE CAN:                    I’m not in the mood.
                                    (in the mood: colloquial for 'in an
                                    agreeable state of mind')


CHEN:                            (os) (moan)


MUSIC CUE IN – VOCALS


PRATT:                           (clears his throat) (singing) “Row, row, row
                                 your boat gently down the stream.”
                                    (note that Pratt is singing a
                                    familiar children's round)


STAN THE CAN:                    (Stan joins the round) (over Pratt) “Row,
                                 row, row your boat gently down the stream…”


PRATT:                           (singing) “Merrily, merrily, merrily,
                                 merrily, life is but a dream.”


CHEN:                            (os) (joins over Stan and Pratt, completing
                                 the round) “Row, row, row your boat gently
                                 down the stream…”


STAN THE CAN:                    (singing) (over Pratt) “Merrily, merrily,
                                 merrily, merrily, life is but a dream.”


(PAN OVER TO CHEN BEHIND A PRIVACY CURTAIN)


CHEN:                            (os) (singing) (over Stan and Pratt)
                                 “Merrily, merrily, merrily, (on camera)
                                 merrily, life is but a dream.”


MUSIC CUE OUT – VOCALS


CHEN: (CONT’D)                   (sighs as she is finally able to urinate)
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INT. TRAUMA ROOM TWO/TRAUMA ROOM ONE-NIGHT


(CAMERA PANS FROM VIEW OF CRAIG IN SUTURES SITTING NEXT TO
BREE’S BODY, OVER TO CARTER AND ABBY WITH ROBIN AND ADAM)


CARTER:                          (os) His oxygen level’s up to ninety-five.
                                    (ninety-five: ninety-five percent)


ROBIN:                           (os) So, he’s better?


CARTER:                          (os) For now. (on camera) The lesions are on
                                 the inside, too.    There’s still the risk of
                                 organ failure.


ROBIN:                           But you can prevent that?


CARTER:                          We’ll have to watch him very closely.    How
                                 are you holding up?
                                    (holding up: colloquial for
                                    'maintaining')


ROBIN:                           Oh, I don’t know. (sigh)


CARTER:                          How about your husband?


ROBIN:                           You’d have to ask him.


CARTER:                          (inhales deeply)


(CARTER CROSSES INTO TRAUMA ROOM ONE AND SITS BY ABBY AS
SHE CLOSES A TEXTBOOK)


CARTER (CONT’D):                 (exhales)
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ABBY:                            The good news is it’s not the hemorrhagic
                                 form, which is ninety-eight-percent fatal.
                                     (hemorrhagic: profusely bleeding)


CARTER:                          That’s a relief.


(THEY SIT IN SILENCE FOR A MOMENT)


ABBY:                            Do you think it would have made a
                                 difference?


CARTER:                          What?


ABBY:                            If I’d gotten to them sooner?


CARTER:                          Probably not.


(GALLANT POKES HIS HEAD IN THE DOORWAY)


GALLANT:                         Abby, Dr. Lewis needs you.


ABBY:                            (pause) Really nice save, Carter.
                                     (Really: It was a really)
                                     (save: rescue)


INT. TRAUMA WING HALLWAY/MAIN HALLWAY-CONTINUOUS


(ABBY OVERTAKES GALLANT)


ABBY:                            You know what she wants?
                                     (You: Do you)


GALLANT:                         (os) Something about (on camera) setting up
                                 the vaccine clinic.
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ABBY:                            What does that have to do with me?
                                      (have to do with: colloquial for
                                      'have as a relationship to')


GALLANT:                         I guess you’re doing it.


(GALLANT GOES TO THE WATER FOUNTAIN AS CHEN POKES HER HEAD
OUT OF EXAMINING ROOM FOUR)


CHEN:                            We need Ativan!
                                      (Ativan: a tranquilizing drug)


INT. EXAMINING ROOM FOUR-CONTINUOUS


MUSIC CUE IN – BACKGROUND


(ALARMS ARE SOUNDING AS CHEN TURNS BACK TO PRATT WHO
IS TREATING STAN THE CAN)


CHEN:                            Fifteen liters oh-two by mask.      He needs a
                                 line.
                                      (oh-two: O2 - abbreviation for
                                      'oxygen')
                                      (by mask: delivered via an oxygen
                                      mask)
                                      (line: intravenous line)


PRATT:                           (sigh) He needs a drink.


CHEN:                            He’s having an alcohol-withdrawal seizure.


PRATT:                           Like I said, he needs a drink.
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CHEN:                            Okay, I’m in.
                                    (I'm in: I have inserted the
                                    intravenous line)


(GALLANT, WEARING A MASK, OPENS THE DOOR)


GALLANT:                         Dr. Chen, four of Ativan.


PRATT:                           Throw it.


CHEN:                            Get Sux and (os) Etomidate.


PRATT:                           Benzo’s on board.
                                    (Benzo: short for 'Benzodiazepine
                                    derivative' - a tranquilizer)


CHEN:                            I’m gonna bag him.


(ANOTHER ALARM SOUNDS)


PRATT:                           Pulse is weak and thready.
                                    (Pulse: His pulse)
                                    (thready: weak and shallow)


CHEN:                            He’s cyanotic.     Stan, damnit!    You’re not
                                 dying (os) in here!     You hear me?!      Stan?!
                                    (cyanotic: showing a bluish
                                    discoloration of the skin and
                                    mucous membranes from lack of
                                    oxygen)
                                    (You: Do you)


(THE ALARMS SUDDENLY STOP AS STAN THE CAN STOPS SEIZING)


CHEN (CONT’D):                   (relieved sigh)
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PRATT:                           I guess he heard you.     Sats are up.


MUSIC CUE OUT – BACKGROUND


CHEN:                            He’s gonna need some Librium.
                                    (Librium: trademark name for an
                                    anti-anxiety drug)


PRATT:                           Not for hours.


CHEN:                            (relieved sighs) (os) That was exhausting.


(PRATT LIES ON A BED AND CHEN LIES ON ANOTHER ONE)


PRATT:                           Oh, yeah.


CHEN:                            (moans/sighs)


INT. CURTAIN AREA THREE/MAIN HALLWAY/WAITING AREA-NIGHT


(ABBY, TORRES AND LUTZ ARE VIEWING A VIDEO SHOWING VACCINE
INSTRUCTIONS)


VACCINE NARRATOR:                (vo) Prick the skin fifteen times as shown
                                 here.   This should be done rapidly in a
                                 perpendicular fashion within a five-
                                 millimeter diameter area... (continues very
                                 low and unintelligibly)


(LEWIS ENTERS)


LEWIS:                           You have enough room in here?
                                    (You: Do you)
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ABBY:                            Yeah.   I think if we clear this bed out,
                                 we’ll be fine.
                                    (clear…out: empty)


(SEAN AND RICK ARRIVE WITH A GROUP OF MEN)


SEAN:                            (os) We took a vote.


LEWIS:                           (os) Excuse me?


EDDY:                            They told us if we get the shot, we won’t
                                 get sick.   We’re ready.


LEWIS:                           Yeah.   Unfortunately, that’s not my call.
                                    (call: decision)


(RICK PULLS UP HIS SLEEVE)


RICK:                            Fine.   Right here.    Let’s go.
                                    (Fine: a slang expression of
                                    acquiescence)


ABBY:                            We haven’t started yet.


LEWIS:                           Look, you’ll all get the vaccine.


EDDY:                            When?


LUTZ:                            After we get confirmation.


PATIENTS:                        (unintelligible comments)


SEAN:                            (os) (over patients) Oh, come on. (on
                                 camera) We’re hot as hell, we’re starving to
                                 death, and you haven’t done a damn thing!
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                                    (as hell: colloquial for
                                    'extremely')
                                    (starving to death: colloquial for
                                    'exceedingly hungry')


LEWIS:                           We are running the tests right now.


RICK:                            (os) Yeah?     How about you let us leave (on
                                 camera) and you call us when you know
                                 something?


(TORRES STOPS RICK FROM PASSING THROUGH)


PATIENTS:                        (unintelligibly yelling simultaneously)


TORRES:                          (over patients) Sir, move back and give us
                                 some room.


RICK:                            (over patients) Listen, jack-off!       You move
                                 back!
                                    (jack-off: slang for 'idiot')


LEWIS:                           (interrupting everybody) Okay, wait.      I know
                                 you’re frustrated.     I know you’re upset.


SEAN:                            Forget it.     I’m not waiting anymore.


LEWIS:                           There is a reason we have to do things this
                                 way.


MAN IN PLAID:                    Stop stalling!


BIG GUY:                         Yeah, right!


RICK:                            You had your chance!
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MAN IN PLAID:                       (os) Forget the tests!


(LEWIS MOVES AWAY IN FRUSTRATION)


TORRES:                             (os) All right, all right. (on camera)
                                    Please.     Just relax, okay?    It’s gonna be
                                    all right.     Just relax. (os) Please.


(TORRES GOES BACK INSIDE; AFTER A MOMENT SEAN WHEELS A GURNEY OVER)


SEAN:                               We can use this!


MUSIC CUE IN – BACKGROUND


PATIENTS:                           Let’s go!     Let’s go!/Come on!


(THE PATIENTS RUN DOWN THE HALLWAY WITH THE GURNEY YELLING
FOR PEOPLE TO MOVE)


PATIENTS (CONT’D):                  (unintelligible yelling) Come on!/Let’s
                                    go!/Move, move, move...!/Aaaah...!         Come on!


(KOVAC STEPS IN FRONT OF THEM)


KOVAC:                              (over patients) Hey, slow down.       Slow down,
                                    guys.


(KOVAC HAS TO MOVE ASIDE AND TRIES TO FOLLOW THEM)


KOVAC (CONT’D):                     Hey, slow down!     Slow down!


(KOVAC PULLS OFF THE BIG GUY AND THEY ARE LEFT BEHIND
FIGHTING AS THE OTHERS CONTINUE ON)


KOVAC/BIG GUY:                      (fighting sounds under patients)
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(THE MEN REACH THE AMBULANCE BAY DOORS)


RICK:                            Ready, one, two, three!


(JERRY COMES AROUND THE DESK AS THE MEN RUN TOWARD THE
DOOR)


PATIENTS:                        Aaaaah...!


(THEY BOUNCE OFF THE DOOR AND BACK UP TO TRY AGAIN AS
SEVERAL OF THEM DEFEND AGAINST JERRY)


RICK/SEAN:                       More!/One, two, three!


(THEY BOUNCE OFF AGAIN AND FALL BACK; CAMERA ANGLE ON KEN
AND FAITH TRYING TO FREE THEMSELVES FROM THE POLICE TAPE
IN WHICH THEY’VE BEEN BOUND TOGETHER)


PATIENTS:                        (os) (continue unintelligible yelling/grunts
                                 throughout)


KEN:                             Keep pulling.


(KOVAC RUSHES OVER AGAIN AS THEY TRY TO MAKE ANOTHER RUN)


KOVAC:                           No!    Stop it!


RICK:                            (os) (over Kovac) One, two, three!


(GALLANT RUSHES OVER)


GALLANT:                         Hey!


INT. TRAUMA ROOM TWO/TRAUMA ROOM ONE/ADMIT/MAIN HALLWAY
CONTINUOUS
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(ROBIN AND CARTER WATCH SECURITY GUARDS RUN BY)


PATIENTS:                           (os) (unintelligible yelling in background)
                                    ...one, two, three...!


ROBIN:                              What is going on out there?


CARTER:                             I don’t know.


(CARTER RUNS THROUGH TRAUMA ROOM ONE AND DOWN THE HALLWAY
TO ADMIT; HE DUCKS WITH JERRY)


CARTER (CONT’D):                    Where’s Abby?


JERRY:                              I don’t know.


PATIENTS:                           (os) (continue unintelligible yelling)
                                    ...one, two, three...!


CARTER:                             Why aren’t we doing anything to stop this?
                                       (this: referring to the patient
                                       revolt)


JERRY:                              I tried.


(THE PATIENTS FINALLY GET THROUGH THE FIRST DOOR)


PATIENTS:                           (grunts)


EXT. AMBULANCE BAY-CONTINUOUS


(ADDITIONAL POLICE CARS SPEED IN)


HALEH:                              Something bad’s happened.


JARVIK:                             No one’s answering?
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MUSIC CUE OUT – BACKGROUND


WEAVER:                          My phone’s dead.


(SERGEANT HEMBREE APPROACHES TO MOVE EVERYONE BACK)


SERGEANT HEMBREE:                (os) Let’s go.     Across the (on camera)
                                 street.


WEAVER:                          What happened?


SERGEANT HEMBREE:                Expanding the perimeter.
                                     (Expanding: We are expanding)


WEAVER:                          Why?


SERGEANT HEMBREE:                Nothing’s changed.    Just a little
                                 precaution.
                                     (Just: It is just)


WEAVER:                          Look, I need to speak to your supervisor.


SERGEANT HEMBREE:                Doctor, if I were you, I would go home and
                                 be glad I didn’t come to work today.


INT. MAIN HALLWAY/ADMIT-CONTINUOUS


(THE MEN ARE HAVING MORE TROUBLE WITH THE OUTER DOOR AND
RAM IT REPEATEDLY; MEANWHILE, KOVAC THROWS A PATIENT OVER
THE ADMIT DESK NEAR CARTER AND JERRY)


PATIENTS:                        (os) (unintelligible chatter/grunts
                                 throughout)


THROWN PATIENT:                  Aaaah!    Oh!
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(JERRY HELPS HIM STAND AND REMOVES HIM AS CARTER STEPS ON
A STOOL AND HOLDS THE MICROPHONE TO THE SPEAKER, CAUSING
A DEAFENING FEEDBACK NOISE; EVERYONE IS FORCED TO STOP)


PATIENTS:                        (gasps/grunts fade)


(EVERYONE TURNS TO CARTER)


CARTER:                          (over public-address system) Uh...this
                                 morning a five-year-old girl came in here
                                 with a rash that looked like smallpox.         She
                                 died quickly.   Her older brother is still
                                 critical.   We don’t know what it is.        And we
                                 don’t know how they got it.     But it’s here
                                 and it needs to be contained. (os) This is
                                 not about denying your civil rights.         This
                                 is about protecting you. (on camera) If we
                                 let you go, you could carry the disease home
                                 to your own families.     So, please stay here,
                                 help us and we’ll all get through this.
                                    (critical: in critical condition)
                                    (get through: manage to endure)


(CARTER GETS DOWN AND WALKS AWAY; AS MORE SIRENS APPROACH,
SEAN TURNS TO THE DOOR AND IS SHOCKED TO SEE POLICE IN
RIOT GEAR; CAMERA ANGLE ON LUTZ TALKING ON THE PHONE)


TELEVISION REPORTER:             (vo) (unintelligible in background)


LUTZ:                            (on phone) Uh-huh.     Yeah, okay.   Good.
                                 Let’s talk in two hours.


(SHE REPLACES THE RECEIVER)


LEWIS:                           What?
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LUTZ:                         Electron microscopy shows a brick-shaped
                              virus.
                                 (Electron microscopy: Examination
                                 under an electron microscope)


KOVAC:                        An orthopox?
                                 (orthopox: short for
                                 'orthopoxvirus' - a pox virus
                                 causing general infection and a
                                 rash in some hosts)


LUTZ:                         Right.


LEWIS:                        So, it is smallpox.


LUTZ:                         Not necessarily.   They’re still running the
                              PCR.


LEWIS:                        How much longer?


LUTZ:                         Make yourselves comfortable.
                                 (Be comfortable - note Lutz's
                                 suggestion that it may take awhile)


(LUTZ AND TORRES MOVE OFF)


KOVAC:                        Hey, look at the bright side.    Only two
                              critical patients and we’re closed to
                              paramedics.
                                 (look at the bright side: view
                                 things from a positive perspective)
                                 (Only: We have only)


GALLANT:                      So, what now?
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LEWIS:                          Well, we can watch ourselves on TV.
                                   (TV: abbreviation for 'television')


TELEVISION REPORTER:            (vo) So far the only suspected cases of
                                smallpox are at County General in Chicago.
                                   (So far: colloquial for 'Up to this
                                   point')


INT. TRAUMA ROOM ONE-NIGHT


(ABBY JOINS CARTER)


ABBY:                           Fifty cc’s of urine output in the last hour.


CARTER:                         Well, I guess that’s something.
                                   (something: something positive)


ABBY:                           Yeah.    At least his kidneys are working.


CARTER:                         I cannot wait to get out of here. I’m gonna
                                take, like, a two-hour shower.
                                   (cannot wait: colloquial for 'am
                                   eager or anxious to')


ABBY:                           Yeah.    I’m gonna sleep for twenty-four
                                hours.


(TORRES ENTERS)


CARTER:                         (tired sigh)


TORRES:                         How is he?


CARTER:                         He’s stable.
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TORRES:                       We know it’s some form of orthopox.       So, we
                              need to limit contact.


ABBY:                         Haven’t we been doing that?


TORRES:                       You’ve been doing a great job of handling
                              the situation and the department would like
                              to thank you.


CARTER:                       You’re welcome.
                                 (a polite reply to an offer of
                                 thanks)


TORRES:                       Unfortunately, I’m afraid the two of you are
                              gonna have to remain in this quarantine
                              area.
                                 (afraid: used colloquially to
                                 indicate regret)


CARTER:                       Why?    We’re not infectious.


TORRES:                       It’s just a precaution.


ABBY:                         For what?     Why don’t you just follow
                              protocol and give us the vaccine?


TORRES:                       We will.     As soon as we get final
                              confirmation on exactly what we’re dealing
                              with here.


CARTER:                       It’s smallpox.
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TORRES:                          Nobody in the U.S. has seen this since
                                 nineteen-forty-nine. (os) And due to the
                                 unknown origin of this outbreak, (on camera)
                                 we’re being extra cautious. (pause) It won’t
                                 be much longer.    Thanks, guys.
                                    (U.S.: abbreviation for 'United
                                    States')
                                    (nineteen-forty-nine: the year
                                    1949)


(TORRES EXITS)


CARTER:                          Oh, man!
                                    (man!: a slang exclamation of
                                    frustration)


ABBY:                            (exhales) How much does this suck?
                                    (this: referring to their being
                                    quarantined)
                                    (suck: slang for 'is bad or poor')


CARTER:                          (imitating Torres) “The department would
                                 like to thank you but we can’t bring you a
                                 fan.” (sigh) Is it me?    It’s like a sauna in
                                 here.    I’m soaked.
                                    (Is it me?: colloquial for 'Am I
                                    the only one with this opinion or
                                    feeling?')
                                    (like a sauna: exceedingly hot -
                                    speaking figuratively)


(ABBY APPROACHES TO TOUCH HIS FOREHEAD)


ABBY:                            Do you have a fever?
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CARTER:                          No!


ABBY:                            Well, just sit down.


CARTER:                          I’m fine.


ABBY:                            Sit down.


(CARTER SITS AND ABBY GOES TO GET A THERMOMETER)


ABBY (CONT’D):                   Take your temperature.


CARTER:                          I’m not infectious.


ABBY:                            (over Carter) Just stick the thermometer in
                                 your ear.


(CARTER TAKES HIS TEMPERATURE)


CARTER:                          Things started out like a normal day, huh?


(THE THERMOMETER BEEPS)


CARTER (CONT’D):                 See?     Ninety-nine.    I told you.
                                       (Ninety-nine: Ninety-nine degrees
                                       Fahrenheit)


ABBY:                            Okay.


(ABBY PUTS A COLD PACK ON CARTER’S NECK AND HOLDS IT
THERE)


ABBY (CONT’D):                   You’re still hot.       Is that better?
                                       (that: referring to the cold pack)


CARTER:                          Mm-hm.
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ABBY:                             (after a pause) The worst of this is over,
                                  right? (pause) Tell me we’re gonna be okay.


(CARTER KISSES ABBY; HE STANDS)


CARTER:                           We’re gonna be okay.   We’re gonna be okay.


(THEY KISS AGAIN)


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?'


How is it going?:             Colloquial for 'How are you?'
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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


“LOCKDOWN”


CHARACTER LIST


SUSAN LEWIS -- ER ATTENDING DOCTOR (120 lines of dialogue)


JERRY – TALL MUSCULAR CLERK (29 lines of dialogue)


GREGG PRATT -- NEW ER INTERN (88 lines of dialogue)


ABBY LOCKHART – NURSE (154 lines of dialogue)


JOHN CARTER -- CHIEF RESIDENT (328 lines of dialogue)


MICHAEL GALLANT -- MEDICAL STUDENT (36 lines of dialogue)


HARMS -- FEMALE PARAMEDIC (2 lines of dialogue)


JING-MEI CHEN -- ER ATTENDING DOCTOR (68 lines of dialogue)


STAN THE CAN -- REGULAR PATIENT; HOMELESS MAN (24 lines of dialogue)


MALIK -- MALE NURSE (20 lines of dialogue)


OLBES -- FEMALE PARAMEDIC (4 lines of dialogue)


LUKA KOVAC -- ER ATTENDING DOCTOR (61 lines of dialogue)


ZADRO – PARAMEDIC (2 lines of dialogue)


MORALES – PARAMEDIC (9 lines of dialogue)


PICKMAN – PARAMEDIC (11 lines of dialogue)
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KERRY WEAVER -- HEAD OF ER (52 lines of dialogue)


HALEH – NURSE (5 lines of dialogue)


LILY JARVIK – NURSE (4 lines of dialogue)


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


SHIRLEY -- OPERATING ROOM NURSE (1 line of dialogue)
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KEN -- ATTORNEY WITH BURNT FEET (24 lines of dialogue)


FAITH -- ATTORNEY WITH BURNT FEET (19 lines of dialogue)


MARGE SATTERFIELD -- BUS DRIVER (15 lines of dialogue)


RALPH MEYERS -- ELDERLY MAN WITH FOREARM FRACTURE (11 lines of dialogue)


LENORE FONG -- SPEAKS MANDARIN ONLY (4 lines of dialogue)


LOUISE -- ELDERLY WOMAN WITH LEAKING COLOSTOMY BAG (8 lines of dialogue)


CRAIG TURNER -- BRINGS IN HIS ILL CHILDREN (30 lines of dialogue)


OPERATOR -- VOICEOVER ONLY (1 line of dialogue)


GRADY -- OLD MAN WHO NEEDS TO URINATE (11 lines of dialogue)


ROBIN TURNER -- CRAIG’S WIFE (51 lines of dialogue)


MAN -- WITH ANGRY PEOPLE (2 lines of dialogue)


MAN IN GLASSES -- WITH ANGRY PEOPLE (5 lines of dialogue)


RICK -- TRIES TO GET PAST GUARDS (22 lines of dialogue)


VOICE -- VOICEOVER ONLY (1 line of dialogue)


ADAM TURNER -- BOY WITH SMALLPOX (9 lines of dialogue)


DAVID TORRES -- FROM DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH (34 lines of dialogue)


VOICE ON WALKIE-TALKIE -- VOICEOVER ONLY (2 lines of dialogue)


RADIO VOICE -- VOICEOVER ONLY (1 line of dialogue)
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SERGEANT HEMBREE -- POLICEMAN GUARDING AMBULANCE DOOR (16 lines of dialogue)


KRISTEN SHOOP -- COLIN’S FIANCÉE (8 lines of dialogue)


MARTA GUZMAN -- GUNSHOT WOUND VICTIM (2 lines of dialogue)


MEADOWS -- REPORTER (7 lines of dialogue)


SEAN -- LEADS CRY TO BE RELEASED (14 lines of dialogue)


VOICE IN CROWD -- OFF-SCREEN ONLY (2 lines of dialogue)


PREGNANT WOMAN -- FRIGHTENED ABOUT GETTING SICK (5 lines of dialogue)


OLD WOMAN -- INTERVIEWED BY FAITH (1 lines of dialogue)


TELEVISION ANCHORMAN -- VOICEOVER ONLY; TALKS TO JERRY (3 lines of dialogue)


LABORATORY TECHNICIAN -- WORKS WITH TORRES (1 line of dialogue)


NARRATOR -- VOICEOVER ONLY (1 line of dialogue)


EDDY -- PESTERS JERRY (6 lines of dialogue)


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


LUTZ -- FEMALE DOCTOR FROM CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL (18 lines of dialogue)


SECURITY GUARD -- PULLS KEN FROM VENDING MACHINE (2 lines of dialogue)


VACCINE NARRATOR -- VOICEOVER ONLY (2 lines of dialogue)


MAN IN PLAID -- WITH ANGRY MEN (2 lines of dialogue)


BIG GUY -- WITH ANGRY MEN (1 line of dialogue)
 “ER - LOCKDOWN”   #227272                                    (147)




THROWN PATIENT -- GETS THROWN OVER COUNTER (2 lines of dialogue)


TELEVISION REPORTER -- VOICEOVER ONLY (1 line of dialogue)

				
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