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A Saint in the City 

Dr. Weaver is in a difficult situation when an alderman tests positive for syphilis. Dr. Carter is impressed when he meets a man who runs an inner city clinic.



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Jing-Mei Chen (as Ming-Na) (credit only)
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Carter and Abby squabble when they attend a posh fund raiser where the Carter family foundation makes a large donation. She feels he should be more supportive of his grandmother and her request that John take a greater interest in the family's activities. He's happy working as a doctor and is convinced he can't do both. A well-known alderman comes into the ER with a knee injury but when he is diagnosed with syphilis, he asks Dr. Weaver to ensure nothing appears on his medical record. Pratt and Lewis disagree on how best to deal with two young children when their mother is brought into the ER with severe pneumonia. Kovac has to convince a man to undergo an operation but refuses to leave his dying wife's bedside. Pratt's friend Leon is arrested by the police. Carter offers financial help to Dr. McNulty and his street clinic. Written by garykmcd

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Drama | Romance




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16 January 2003 (USA)  »

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Dr. Robert Romano: Okay, cowboy, I've got a vascular surgeon, an anesthesiologist, and three surgical residents waiting upstairs in an OR suite that rents for five grand an hour.
Dr. Luka Kovac: He wants to stay with his wife.
Dr. Robert Romano: Well, isn't that touching.
Dr. Luka Kovac: She's dying.
Dr. Robert Romano: Yeah, well, if doesn't die faster, he's going to be dying with her.
Dr. Luka Kovac: I've explained all that.
Dr. Robert Romano: I'm going upstairs. If he's not up there in five minutes, I'm going take out your spleen.
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A Saint in the City (#9.12)
11 April 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I was extremely excited to see Aaron Paul in this episode. Like many others I am a huge fan of Breaking Bad and it was great to see "Jesse Pinkman" again. The interesting thing is that he plays in this episode a similar character: a stoner whose mother does not want him around his younger siblings because of bad influence. He is not too much on screen but does a great job. Wonder if this role helped him to get the great part 6 years later similar to this character but much more developed.

The rest of the episode is a bit more slow but once again develops the characters and the story more. Such as the problems Pratt has with his brother as well as Carter dealing with being rich which he is usually very ashamed of.

Luka's story has been done so many times. Him accusing a father of abusing a child while it isn't true. They should stop repeating this idea. I am sure Luka could have learned by now.

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