ER: Season 8, Episode 21

On the Beach (9 May 2002)

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Dr. Greene's final days are spent in Hawaii with Rachel, teaching her to drive and surf. When he suffers a seizure, Elizabeth is called. Mark refuses to go home. He manages to make amends with his daughter before his eventual death.

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Dr. Greene's final days are spent in Hawaii with Rachel, teaching her to drive and surf. When he suffers a seizure, Elizabeth is called. Mark refuses to go home. He manages to make amends with his daughter before his eventual death.

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This episode is Anthony Edwards's final appearance, although he is still in the opening credits in the next episode. He returned for a guest appearance in 2008. See more »

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(at around 24 mins) When Dr. Corday and Ella arrive to meet Dr. Greene the reflection of a crew member can be seen on the front of the car as she steps out of it. See more »

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Dr. Mark Greene: Don't cry for me.
Rachel: I won't.
Dr. Mark Greene: Be generous... always.
Rachel: I will. Daddy... I remember the lullaby. I remember you used to sing it to me every night. I remember.
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ER - The Most Emotional Episode
2 May 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Wow,I don't know how any fan of ER could not break down in tears to this episode, (male or female). I have never seen a movie or TV show that was this much of an emotional roller-coaster. And being a father of a little girl, I think it hit home just that much more.

Mark Greene takes his daughter to Hawaii to have a last shot at teaching her some of life's important lessons, knowing that any day now would be his last. To top it off the song playing in the final few minutes of the show, (Somewhere over the rainbow/What a wonderful world), really just nails the exact feel to the episode. I don't want to ruin the experience of this episode, so I won't elaborate on it, just watch it for yourself.

This is one of the best ER episodes, (Love, Labour, Lost), probably being the best. If you have never even watched ER, this one would probably show you just how important the show has been over the 15 years.


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