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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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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 »


When Abby looks at her hand after suffering a cramp, the blood is bright red, but when she holds it up to the glass window it's darker, and there's more of it. 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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best ER season finale yet!!
8 June 2006 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

this was the best ever!! i hope ER goes on for many more seasons because this episode displays exactly what the show is capable of - greatness!!!

i think maura tierney is probably the best actress ER has ever seen. and the rest of them are great too. shane west is exactly the type of young actor i like to see on TV.

i also like the fact that the show is quite real and it doesn't have any crap. its fast and real yet sometimes sad and emotional.

i hope that the next few seasons will display this type of episode we have seen so far on ER.

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