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Twas the Night 

Abby has a dialysis patient in critical condition, but she cannot find his physician, who does not want to be bothered during the holidays.

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John Carter
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Luka Kovac
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Jing-Mei Chen (as Ming-Na)
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Neela Rasgotra
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Samantha Taggart
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Kerry Weaver
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Wendall Meade
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Mr. Chen (as Henry O/Xi Reng Jiang)
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Abby has a dialysis patient in critical condition, but she cannot find his physician, who does not want to be bothered during the holidays.

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The title refers to the Clement Clarke Moore poem 'A Visit from St. Nicholas', more commonly known today as 'Twas the Night Before Christmas'. See more »

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Jing-Mei Chen: [to Pratt] My father's a doctor. He knows what he's asking. Without the G-tube and IV, he would've died weeks ago.
Gregory Pratt: Oh, so now lifesaving technology is bad?
Jing-Mei Chen: If someone doesn't want it...
Gregory Pratt: How do you know he doesn't? He's not even in his right mind.
Jing-Mei Chen: After he sleeps, he's lucid. Each time, every day, he begs me to help him. Removing the support's not enough. It would take him days to die of dehydration and he'd be in misery.
Gregory Pratt: Put him in a nursing home.
Jing-Mei Chen: So he can be somebody else's problem? Who ...
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Twas the Night (#11.9)
23 April 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

A Christmas episode that is pretty sad. The big part of it is that this is the last episode of Dr. Chen. She quits on Christmas Eve as nobody can be found to cover for her and Susan doesn't want to let her have a night off. The story is pretty good as it involved Chen's dying father. She decides to provide him with the euthanasia that he wants. Pratt who comes to see her after he hears about her quitting is first against it, but he supports her through it. Very good and thoughtful episode that sometimes is a bit painful to watch. I never really liked Dr. Chen's character and am happy that she leaves especially with such a powerful story, but Ming-Na Wen is a great actress and her talent is well seen in this episode.


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