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Dream Runner 

Neela experiences alternate versions of the same day.

Director:

Andrew Bernstein

Writers:

Michael Crichton (created by), Lisa Zwerling | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Parminder Nagra ... Neela Rasgotra
John Stamos ... Tony Gates
Linda Cardellini ... Samantha Taggart
Scott Grimes ... Archie Morris
David Lyons ... Simon Brenner
Angela Bassett ... Cate Banfield
Alex Kingston ... Elizabeth Corday
Leland Orser ... Dr. Lucien Dubenko
Imani Hakim ... Anastasia Johnson (as Imani A. Hakim)
Abraham Benrubi ... Jerry Markovic
Keiko Agena ... Mrs. Vasquez
Max Arciniega ... Nick Vasquez
Monique Daniels ... Sheila Johnson (as Moe Daniels)
Perry Anzilotti ... Perry
Dinah Lenney Dinah Lenney ... Nurse Shirley
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Storyline

Neela's day is filled with three significant events: the arrival in the ER of a man who acts out his dreams, and this time jumped through a window thinking he was escaping a plane; the deterioration of a young girl who has been her patient for a while and with whom she has a special bond, and job interviews, set up by Lucien, who also tells her he wants her to stay at county. But which version of the day is the true one? The one in which both the dream runner and the girl die because decisions turn out to be wrong, the one in which both of them die even though the decisions were right (and in which Neela blows off an interview conducted by ex-ER doc Corday)? Or the one where both patients live and she is offered the job by Corday? Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 2009 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Neela's ringtone plays the opening riff from Tears For Fears' "Mad World". Variations of the song are used throughout the episode. In one scene after Neela and Simon are talking outside there is a guitar player singing the song. The singer stays blurred out in the background to hide the fact that the singer is really a wig-wearing Scott Grimes. See more »

Quotes

[in voiceover]
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: The toughest thing about being a doctor isn't the terrible hours. It isn't the loneliness, the isolation, or the knowledge that one day, we lose out to the relentless decay of the human body. No, it's something else.
Dr. Neela Rasgotra: [later] The toughest thing is making the right call when it counts.
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Connections

References Guitar Hero (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Prélude from Suite No. 1 in G Major for Cello, BWV 1007
(uncredited)
by Johann Sebastian Bach
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