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...As the Day She Was Born 

Neela's marathon shift begins to affect her, and her demeanor isn't helped when she learns the med student she is mentoring is abandoning her specialty.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Abby Lockhart (credit only)
Bill Bolender ...
Hank Riley


On her feet for 30 hours, Neela's endurance is tested by a number of crises - including being assigned a complicated operation. She is bewildered when her med student tells her he is not going to pursue a surgical residency. And she is sucked into the old conflict with Tony and Sarah when Sarah's grandfather suffers what appears to be a heart attack and her diagnosis conflicts with Tony's. Meanwhile Pratt discovers why the woman he was romantically interested in has been avoiding him and he uses his management skills to smooth over a rift between Frank and Archie. Written by Ron Kerrigan <>

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Drama | Romance




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17 April 2008 (USA)  »

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1.78 : 1
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The title is from a biblical quote from Hosea 2:3: Otherwise I will strip her naked and make her as bare as on the day she was born; I will make her like a desert, turn her into a parched land, and slay her with thirst. See more »


[Harold has decided he doesn't want to be a surgeon]
Harold Zelinsky: Neela, it's over.
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: Was I not a good teacher? Did we not spend enough time together?
Harold Zelinsky: We both did our best to make this work.
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: Well, was it something I said, or didn't say?
Harold Zelinsky: It's not you, Neela. It's me.
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...As the Day She Was Born (#14.15)
26 June 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I am actually very sad to see Harold Zelinsky go! This was such a fun and original character. But they really made his leaving fun as well. Him explaining to Neela that it is not her but him was a great scene.

Her conversation with Dubenko was also very well written. What he said to her sure was supposed to make her feel better.

This episode indeed has a few scenes to laugh about. We also have the fight between Archie and Frank that Pratt so skillfully deals with, pretty amusing.

Sarah's grandpa ending up in the hospital was also a good story. Helped to develop a few of the relationships between characters.

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