ER: Season 10, Episode 8

Freefall (20 Nov. 2003)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Drama
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.4/10 from 124 users  
Reviews: 3 user

On Thanksgiving Day, a helicopter crash outside the ER leaves several injured, and kills Dr. Romano. Alex tries to bring Sam and Luka together.


(created by), , 2 more credits »
0Check in

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video


IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 493 titles
created 24 Jul 2011
a list of 7663 titles
created 18 Apr 2012
a list of 176 titles
created 13 May 2012
a list of 569 titles
created 02 Nov 2012
a list of 25 titles
created 19 Oct 2013

Related Items

Search for "Freefall" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Freefall (20 Nov 2003)

Freefall (20 Nov 2003) on IMDb 8.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of ER.
« Previous Episode | 209 of 331 Episodes | Next Episode »


1 video »


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


On Thanksgiving Day, a helicopter crash outside the ER leaves several injured, and kills Dr. Romano. Alex tries to bring Sam and Luka together.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis






Release Date:

20 November 2003 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


In the elevator (Neela and Romano) to the helicopter pad on the roof the song "Freefallin'" (by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) in playing in Muzak. See more »


Dr. Susan Lewis: This patient has been intubated with a central line. Who did this?
Abby Lockhart: Sign here and you can say you did.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Where ER jumped the shark...
4 December 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

...although the episode itself is very good, even daring. It takes courage to come up with a plot point straight out of a Looney Tunes cartoon.

I mean, really, Dr. Romano's arm has already been amputated due to an accident with a helicopter some time before, and he has just run downstairs due to a panic attack to get away from the roof top helicopter due to a flashback from the original accident and the helicopter crashes and falls on him anyways? And it takes the emergency responders trying to remove the twisted wreck of the helicopter for anybody to notice he is missing AND dead in the first place? That was a heck of a way to spend Thanksgiving 2003 and a heck of a way for the colorful yet completely unlikeable Dr. Romano to exit the show.

After this episode, ER just seemed to lose its direction, IMHO.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Worst /most annoying storylines? coldgreenwater
ER or Greys Anatomy parkes-164-979716
Character you wish was never on the show? annette111127
anyone remember Bob aareacode
Africa Episodes aurasja
Discuss Freefall (2003) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page