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The Book of Abby 

When a gunshot wound victim arrives, the new chief and Abby butt heads on how to treat the patient. Abby comes to Sam's defense when she goes before a nurses disciplinary board.


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Simon Brenner (credit only)


When a gunshot wound victim arrives, the new chief and Abby butt heads on how to treat the patient. Abby comes to Sam's defense when she goes before a nurses disciplinary board.

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16 October 2008 (USA)  »

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Six of the twenty-three names on the wall of locker name tags represent seven producers, writers, directors, and a key make-up artist (L. Woodward, N. Baer, S. Gemmil, B. Arrollo, J. Orman, and Salamunovich - the latter representing both Mike Salamunovich and Teresa Salamunovich). The rest are names of characters, mostly doctors (Del Amico, Barnett, Finch, Benton, Corday, Doyle, Lewis, Ross, Gallant, Chen, Pratt, Malucci, Greene, Weaver, and Romano) with one nurse (Hathaway) and one medical student (Knight). Nurse Haleh Adams stated that some had to be put up for them due to their deaths. (Romano, Gallant, Greene, Knight and Pratt) Lewis' tag was taken off by her and handed into the admit desk, so it is assumed her's was put up by someone else. Weaver, Ross, Hathaway, Barnett, Corday, Doyle, Malucci, Del Amico, Ross, Finch, Benton or Chen are not ever physically seen removing their locker tags. Carter is said not to have put his locker tag on the wall because he thought it defaced government property; though his return at the end of the final season negates the need for Carter to place his locker tag up anyhow. See more »


Malucci's locker name tag appears on the wall along with other past characters and a few key crew. However, in his last appearance (ER: Never Say Never) Dr. Malucci is clearly seen removing his name plaque from his locker door and putting it into a box with the rest of his belongings. then leaving the hospital. See more »


[about the wall with departed staff's locker labels]
Dr. Abby Lockhart: I don't see Carter up there.
Nurse Haleh Adams: He wouldn't do it. He said it was defacing government property.
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References Punk'd (2003) See more »

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Probably, the most important episode in the whole season
21 March 2011 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

This episode fades in with what can be depicted as Abby entering the ER, heading for the locker's room, in an atmosphere that symbolizes transition, transcendence: from the very beginning, it becomes evident enough that this episode will be filled with deep emotions, and at the same time, sad eyes (if it happens to be the case of a die-hard fan). As she opens her locker, she discerns a Holy bible, and starts reading. When it comes to medicine, this episode has nothing uncommon, just pretty much every-day handled situations. Dr. Banfield and Abby are introduced while treating a chest-bullet-wounded man, and sparks between the two arouse. Abby is aware that somehow, she'd eventually replace her post, metaphorically speaking. This episode is very important if you've been following the series from its start (or at least as of season 10). Mixed emotions, sense of nostalgia is felt all along.

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