ER: Season 12, Episode 22

21 Guns (18 May 2006)

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Chaos reigns in the ER when two prisoners are brought in for treatment, but instead plot a violent escape. Their desperate actions place one doctor in harm's way, and forces one nurse to become a tool in their plan.



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Colonel James Gallant
Gloria Gallant


Chaos strikes in County General when shots are fired and the gunmen get more and more desperate to make it out of the hospital. Kovac unknowingly puts himself in harms way while Abby is in the line of fire. Meanwhile, Pratt tries to help Neela as she attends to Gallant's concerned parents. Written by Alex

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The title refers to the 21 gun salute that is used internationally for heads of state. In 1842 the United States established the 21 gun salute to honor the President of the United States. See more »


Luka would have needed continuous ventilation if he was given a paralytic. Just intubating and bagging him a few times would not give him sufficient air if his diaphragm muscles are paralyzed. See more »


[Abby calls Morris a name in Croatian]
Dr. Archie Morris: Oh, what is that, some kind of nasty Croatian word? Something about me and a goat?
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13 June 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

ER is the best programme on TV and this episode was the best of the best. I can't wait for the next series to find out what happened - can't believe I have to wait until next year. Where's Sam? What about Abby and her baby? Poor Kovac is hand cuffed to a bed and can't get up to help Abby. Will Morris leave? Will Nilah and Ray ever to get together (there is definitely something going on between them). This episode had everything, love, tears, adventure, thrills and even an amazing gun fight at the end. The best cliff hanger in the history of ER without a doubt. Forgot about Jerry - will he survive his gun shot wound? Will they find Abby in time??

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