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 »


Dr. Archie Morris: I'm sick of getting bit, kicked, and pissed on.
Dr. Abby Lockhart: Guess you stopped dating too, huh?
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creating a simple scene is so appealing.
13 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have found throughout my medical career that so often the less said

and simply acting to any situation is extremely desirable. Maura

Tierney has done this so naturally, it begs one to remember she is an

actress and not a physician. Of course the essence of the final scene,

I can almost feel the entire atmosphere as it seemed "oh not again."

I was holding my breath and my eyes were darting about looking for key characters. Goran was totally helpless in the situation and Shane was the consummate doctor and not the rocker he thought he wanted to be. We saw a boy become a man when given an ultimatum. I will be looking forward to the return come the new season.

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