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


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Jing-Mei Chen (as Ming-Na) (credit only)


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

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Drama | Romance




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20 November 2003 (USA)  »

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This episode is Paul McCrane's final appearance as a main cast member. He returned for a guest appearance in 2008. See more »


[about Luka]
Nurse Samantha Taggart: Why did you invite him?
Alex Taggart: Because he's my friend.
Nurse Samantha Taggart: Well, you shouldn't have friends who are over 30.
Alex Taggart: Why not?
Nurse Samantha Taggart: Because you're a kid.
Alex Taggart: So? I like him. He's cool.
Nurse Samantha Taggart: I know what you're trying to do.
Alex Taggart: Am not.
Nurse Samantha Taggart: And I'd rather not be going out with someone right now, okay?
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Freefall (#10.8)
16 April 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

No, no, no!!! Not Romano, how could they do it to me!!!! I have a feeling the show will go down even faster now, all the characters I like are being killed off and the ones that appear are not as great. I wish it was Abby who was under that helicopter...She is a constantly bitter witch. Romano was a huge douchebag but extremely entertaining, the show will sure miss Romano moments. I guess Paul McCrane wanted to be written off, otherwise I see no reason. He will sure be missed by me, great acting!.

Well, my rating has nothing to do with how happy I am now, it just about how it was done. The whole helicopter thing was pretty unpredictable and kind of had a feeling of fate in it considering his accident in the previous season.

The story of Chuck is also pretty great. When the helicopter crashed I already forgot if he was on it as I was so upset about Romano. So it was surprise for me as well when Susan got to see him all alive.

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