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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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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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This episode is Maura Tierney's final appearance as a main cast member. Her departure means that, besides guest appearances by former cast members, all main cast members from the show's first nine seasons are gone except for the nurses played by Deezer D, Yvette Freeman and Laura Cerón. Parminder Nagra, now the most senior cast member playing a doctor, joined the show in 2003 at the beginning of the 10th season. 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 »


Dr. Abby Lockhart: Why is light given to those in misery, and life to the bitter of soul. To those that long for death that does not come, that search for it for more than for hidden treasure. For are filled with gladness and rejoice when they reach the grave. For sighing comes to me instead of food. My groans pour out like water. What I feared has come upon me. What I dreaded has happened to me. I have no peace, no quietness. I have no rest, but only turmoil.
Dr. Abby Lockhart: -Have the gates of death been shown to you. What is ...
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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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