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On the Beach 

Dr. Greene's final days are spent in Hawaii with Rachel, teaching her to drive and surf. When he suffers a seizure, Elizabeth is called. Mark refuses to go home. He manages to make amends with his daughter before his eventual death.

Director:

John Wells

Writers:

Michael Crichton (created by), John Wells
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Edwards ... Mark Greene
Noah Wyle ... John Carter
Laura Innes ... Kerry Weaver
Alex Kingston ... Elizabeth Corday
Paul McCrane ... Robert Romano
Goran Visnjic ... Luka Kovac
Maura Tierney ... Abby Lockhart
Sherry Stringfield ... Susan Lewis
Michael Michele ... Cleo Finch
Ming-Na Wen ... Jing-Mei Chen (as Ming-Na)
Sharif Atkins ... Michael Gallant
Eriq La Salle ... Peter Benton
Hallee Hirsh ... Rachel Greene
Christine Harnos ... Jennifer Simon
Natalie Bridgman Natalie Bridgman ... Serena
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Storyline

Dr. Greene's final days are spent in Hawaii with Rachel, teaching her to drive and surf. When he suffers a seizure, Elizabeth is called. Mark refuses to go home. He manages to make amends with his daughter before his eventual death.

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Drama | Romance

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Trivia

Eriq La Salle and Michael Michele make cameo appearances in this episode. See more »

Goofs

(at around 24 mins) When Dr. Corday and Ella arrive to meet Dr. Greene the reflection of a crew member can be seen on the front of the car as she steps out of it. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Mark Greene: I'd get here at 6 a.m., sweep up, mop the locker rooms, skim the pool. $1.25 an hour.
Rachel: That's slave wages.
Dr. Mark Greene: It was enough to keep me in new records and good weed.
[Rachel looks at Mark, surprised]
Dr. Mark Greene: What? You know, records, LPs, vinyls. Those funny, big black things that your hip-hop heroes are always ripping off for their songs.
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Connections

References Gilligan's Island (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Over The Rainbow/What A Wonderful World
(uncredited)
Over The Rainbow written by E.Y. Harburg, Harold Arlen
What A Wonderful World written by George David Weiss, Bob Thiele
Performed by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
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ER - The Most Emotional Episode

Wow,I don't know how any fan of ER could not break down in tears to this episode, (male or female). I have never seen a movie or TV show that was this much of an emotional roller-coaster. And being a father of a little girl, I think it hit home just that much more.

Mark Greene takes his daughter to Hawaii to have a last shot at teaching her some of life's important lessons, knowing that any day now would be his last. To top it off the song playing in the final few minutes of the show, (Somewhere over the rainbow/What a wonderful world), really just nails the exact feel to the episode. I don't want to ruin the experience of this episode, so I won't elaborate on it, just watch it for yourself.

This is one of the best ER episodes, (Love, Labour, Lost), probably being the best. If you have never even watched ER, this one would probably show you just how important the show has been over the 15 years.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

9 May 2002 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Hawaii, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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