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A Thousand Cranes 

The police question Drs. Pratt and Gallant about a rampage at the diner across from the ER. Dr. Lewis befriends her teen admirer, a cancer patient.



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


The ER has to treat the victims of a shooting and robbery at Doc Magoo's across the street. Chen and Kovac discover the bodies when they stop in for coffee. With only limited information available, the police are sweeping the area and take Gallant and Pratt into custody as possible suspects. Abby's mother is still in Chicago and staying at her apartment. Dr. Lewis goes out on a date of sorts with her young admirer. Carter considers proposing to Abby. Written by garykmcd

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20 February 2003 (USA)  »

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Dr. Susan Lewis: Yeah, I work at the hospital.
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A Thousand Cranes (#9.16)
12 April 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This episode starts with a very gory moment when Chen and Luka find an assassination happened in the diner across the street. And this also goes into the story of racial profiling. Would fit into today's time as well considering all the stories we hear all the time. Well portrayed both by the doctors and the cops.

Susan has a great time with the cancer patient talking to him about his fears and what he hoped for in life. This is actually such a sad story but so well and sincerely done by them all.

Glad Carter didn't propose to Abby, ssh would be a mistake. Luka really needs to see a shrink if he thinks what he has with Abby was anything good or worth missing.

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