ER: Season 2, Episode 18

A Shift in the Night (4 Apr. 1996)

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Mark has to work for the fourth night in a row while a lot of the staff are absent and the number of patients is towering.

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Weaver asks Mark to do a night shift. It's his fourth in a row and he's very unhappy about it. To make things worse, Doug has a whiplash and can't work, Susan has an appointment with her lawyer and Weaver has other business to attend to. Meanwhile, traumas keep coming in and the waiting room is getting more and more crammed with people. Written by Marco van Hoof <k_luifje7@hotmail.com>

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[about an unruly small dog that keep barking and snapping at him]
Dr. Mark Greene: This isn't a dog. It's a small furry object suitable for punting.
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After 4 straight night shifts Mark gets tired of having a full ER he cleans house
16 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode by far is THE BEST episode of ER, and the last 10 minutes of this episode is probably the TEN BEST MINS. During the end of the episode The ER is full in the waiting area as well as in the beds, so in order to get the job done Mark decides to treat everyone in the waiting room without charts or admissions. They take a cart of supplies out to the waiting room and treat their patients the way its supposed to be done - creatively. A child swallows a battery - and instead of ordering Xrays to find out where its gone - mark grabs a metal detector and passes it to carter. Carter passes it over the abdomen of the child and finds its in the intestines and so the patient would be fine. At the end of the episode Carter says when I started medical school thats what I thought it would be like - really helping people, mark answers with - thats what its supposed to be like. What are you going to do today Carter? - I don't know? what about you? I don't know? - and they walk back out into the rain. THIS EPISODE MADE me want to be a doctor even more. As a first yr medical student I hope this is what it could be like JUST for 1 day.


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