ER: Season 8, Episode 14

A Simple Twist of Fate (7 Feb. 2002)

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Greene confronts Corday when she orders Rachel out of their home; Abby tries to protect a battered neighbor who refuses to press charges against her husband.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Robert Romano (credit only)
Dr. Jing-Mei Chen (as Ming-Na)


Greene confronts Corday when she orders Rachel out of their home; Abby tries to protect a battered neighbor who refuses to press charges against her husband.

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This episode marks Abraham Benrubi's (Jerry Markovic's) first appearance on the show since Episode 113, the final episode of the show's fifth season. His character states that he has "come out of retirement". See more »


Eleanor Carter: Your brother believed me when I told him he'd get better. It didn't matter where he was, how he felt, what the doctor said. I told him he'd get better. He died believing me.
Dr. John Carter: No. He was pretending for you. That was another one of our secrets. I was supposed to not let you be sad. I was supposed to make you forget. To make you happy. He made me promise to make you happy... I'm sorry, Mom.
[they hug]
Eleanor Carter: I love you. Do you hear me? I love you.
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A Simple Twist of Fate (#8.14)
6 April 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Oh no, it doesn't look good for Mark. They are definitely preparing us for a story about his health issues. Why should it happen to him, he is such a nice person and in all that trouble.

Elizabeth has lost it, do female characters always have to lose brain cells with babies being born? Can't she be as reasonable as Mark? I am really not her fan now.

I do like the Abby story. It actually went a little bit different than I thought and I liked it. I actually liked Abby and was pretty impressed with Maura Tierney's acting in this episode.

It was also great to see Jerry! I have been missing him, I kind of like him more than Frank. And it was pretty funny with the bagel issue.

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