Dr Morris agitates a patient who then leaves, steals a tank, and rampages through Chicago on his way to County General. He makes it all the way to the ambulance bay before the CPD finally stops him. Sam tries to figure out her relationship with Kovac while Gillian shows up at the ER to cement plans for dinner with Carter, Kem & Kovac - making things that much more difficult. Neela confronts Frank about his arrogant bigotry, bluntly telling him she wants nothing from him but silence from this point forward. During the initial onrush of patients due to the tank rampage, Frank has a heart-attack, which is thankfully caught. Frank's wife & daughter show up and are rushed up to the cath-lab where Dr. Pratt is helping Dr. Kayson keep Frank alive. In the end, Neela winds up in the family room with Frank's family listening to them describe a side of Frank that no one has ever seen. Meanwhile Kovac treats a 13 year old with Chlamydia and counsels him to contact his sexual partner - which turns... Written by
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The Plot of the Guy stealing the tank in this episode has a remarkable resemblance to Shawn Nelson, who also had back and neck problems, was angry with Medical, and Government facilities, and went on a rampage also with an M60 tank, similar to the one with the episode. It also ends in a very similar way, with police opening the hatch of the tank and gassing the inside, and finally shooting the suspect (3 times in the show, 1 time in real life) and he later died in the hospital from his injuries (the show's managed to survive). See more
[about a patient who is coming to the ER in a tank
If he's coming here, we'll feed him onto the Eisenhower, force him to run out of gas.
Dr. Archie Morris
That's your plan? Let him run out of gas?
Nurse Abby Lockhart
They're also getting a helicopter with a gigantic magnet.
References The Thing