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Shifting Equilibrium 

On Neela's last day at County, she has doubts as to whether she is making the right decision.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Cate Banfield (credit only)
Darrion Walters


On her last day, as she stands before the wall with ex-ER staff's name tags on it, Neela thinks back to when she first began at County and how she progressed. The gang throws her a party, and Frank tries to make up for years of racial stereotypical jokes at her expense. As she waits at the airport, Simon shows up to clear the air between them and thank her for helping him make the first step toward facing his past. Meanwhile Archie realizes Claudia's job is no more dangerous than his. Written by Ron Kerrigan <>

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Drama | Romance





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19 March 2009 (USA)  »

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When filming this episode dr. Neela was actually pregnant. They tried the cover it up with jackets and bags and stuff but a couple of times you can clearly see it. See more »


Nurse Haleh Adams: Did that soft collar come down from central?
Frank Martin: Yes.
Nurse Haleh Adams: Were you going to tell me, or keep me waiting?
Frank Martin: I forgot! So shoot me!
Nurse Haleh Adams: Don't tempt me.
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Shifting Equilibrium (#15.20)
2 July 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

So Neela is leaving now as well. If there would be more seasons left I would be happy about it as I would have many episodes without her to come. But this way I just got an episode all centered on my least favorite character.

Still they did it very well, so I appreciate this episode. I would have enjoyed it about somebody I liked. The famous wall, a great good bye party created by Frank that made one laugh. Her trying to see if she is making a mistake. And a big good bye from her great mentor Dubenko.

I actually think she made a mistake. Going to a lesser position for a guy....What a loser. But I don't feel bad for her, just for him. I wish she stayed with Simon, I dislike them both.

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