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On the Beach 

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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John Carter
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Kerry Weaver
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Elizabeth Corday
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Robert Romano
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Luka Kovac
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Abby Lockhart
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Susan Lewis
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Cleo Finch
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Jing-Mei Chen (as Ming-Na)
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Michael Gallant
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Peter Benton
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Jennifer Simon
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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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9 May 2002 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Eriq La Salle and Michael Michele make cameo appearances in this episode. See more »

Goofs

(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 »

Quotes

Dr. Mark Greene: I'd get here at 6 a.m., sweep up, mop the locker rooms, skim the pool. $1.25 an hour.
Rachel: That's slave wages.
Dr. Mark Greene: It was enough to keep me in new records and good weed.
[Rachel looks at Mark, surprised]
Dr. Mark Greene: What? You know, records, LPs, vinyls. Those funny, big black things that your hip-hop heroes are always ripping off for their songs.
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References The Little Mermaid (1989) See more »

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One Step Closer
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Performed by Linkin Park
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This is the most bittersweet episode
25 June 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I first saw this when i was 21, my father had been diagnosed with prostate cancer (certainly not the type Dr Greene had) but I had buried the feelings I had about it. When I saw this particular episode, it allowed me to get in contact with those emotions. I watched this episode today and one particular scene hit me really hard. You see when my father died of cancer he had a stroke, so when Greene starts telling his daughter about the one thing he feels he needs to impart to his daughter is generosity, to be generous of time and love, and he is slurring his words it really hit home. This is one of the few episodes of television dealing with death that really hits the nail on the head. That really depicts the sadness and the reality of death, especially by cancer. Some body really did their homework, and they really treated it all with incredible dignity.


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