ER 15 Seasons 2003

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Season 9
(74) IMDb 7.8/10
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21. When Night Meets Day TV-NR CC

In the Emmy Award-winning series' landmark 200th episode, an innovative dual storytelling device contrasts Pratt's night shift with Carter's day shift. On the night scheduled to be his last in the emergency room, Pratt treats a woman whose unborn child was brutally cut out of her, prompting a search for the baby.

Starring:
Noah Wyle, Laura Innes
Runtime:
47 minutes
Original air date:
May 8, 2003

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When Night Meets Day

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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful By K. F. Dickie on March 30, 2008
Format: DVD
Spoilers: While the television show ER lost some of its finest cast members in the preceding years, including founders Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Julianna Margulies and the great Eriq LaSalle, it also gained some high calibre acting talent in the process.

Noah Wyle takes charge following the death of Mark Greene (in season eight), while Laura Innes's Kerry Weaver (a great characterization) continues with her usual ambitious plans, facing health and moral dilemmas on the way. Maura Tierney ably continues her role as Abby Lockhart, with Goran Visnjic maintaining his rebel ways. Newcomer Mekhi Phifer receives a top billing credit for his part as Gregory Pratt and although he has his moments, Sharif Atkins takes the upper hand with his portrayal of the likable Michael Gallant. Alex Kingston, a staple of the series has little to do this season while Sherry Stringfield returns as Susan Lewis, displaying some fine moments including a nice friendship with a terminal cancer patient. Ming-Na returns as Jing-Mei Chen, turning up the heat with her relationship with Pratt.

Season nine however, is highlighted by the brilliance of the underrated Paul McCrane. McCrane's Robert Romano faces a hard road to recovery after a devastating accident in the season opening. Though previously considered the shows 'villain', McCrane's character (who previously had few redeeming features other than his brilliance as a surgeon) is fleshed out more during season nine. With a more deeply felt characterization, McCrane gets the opportunity to display some brilliant acting talent, with a mix of the poignant and a touch of his trademark satiric wit. His friendship with Alex Kingston steps up a notch, with the two sharing a great mutual respect after years of relative hostility.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Nathan B. Blake on June 23, 2008
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First off, it would be a lie to say the departures of Eriq La Salle and Anthony Edwards didn't hurt the show. They did. Dr. Greene was the heart of the ER, and Dr. Benton was the heart of the OR. After they both left the show in season eight, some reinventing would clearly be needed. ER continued on brilliantly for season nine. No, it was not the same show
it had been a season before, but season eight was much different than the first season. Nine was different. It had to be. It was not awful by any means.

Season nine picks up where eight left off. The hospital is in lockdown after a smallpox scare. It turns out the infection within County General is not smallpox, but monkeypox. Everyone is vaccinated and evacuated. Everyone except Carter, Abby, Chen and Pratt. During the evacuation, Dr. Romano is involved in an accident that will change the rest of his life. That accident has time and again been hailed as one of the most shocking moments of TV history!

The rest of the season is just as excellent as the season premiere. There are guest appearances by Sally Field, Don Cheadle and Edward Asnwer, among others. There is also a memorable Christmas episode that plays in reverse (a la MEMENTO) and of course the intense 200th episode, which alternates between the day and night shifts.

This season marks a change for ER. But the change isn't as bad as some people say. I think of season nine as the last truly CLASSIC season of ER. And while I'm still a loyal fan to this day, seasons 1-9 were the best of the best and I'll gladly add season nine of ER to my DVD collection.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By T. Powers on July 31, 2008
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There is a void in the ER with Dr. Green and Dr. Benton gone and John Carter fills it nicely. It was really cool to see him and Abby get together finally. They have such great chemistry, even if its explosive at times! This season is just as good, maybe better, than the other seasons in my mind. If you love ER, this season is a must have in your collection. Can't wait for the next season to be released!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Marcos Rodriguez on April 30, 2008
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ER continues to just as great as its previous seasons. Despite the departure of Anthony Edwards and Eriq La Salle, the drama and action still remains.

In this season, Carter must step up as the leader while dealing with his dysfunctional relationship with Abby. Luka hits rock-bottom and questions his desire in medicine. Weaver gets into hot water after an unethical favor for an alderman has tragic results. Pratt and Chen begin a relationship. Corday grieves after the death of Greene while teaching a medical student with Parkinson's Disease played by Don Cheadle. Romano's "dead" arm begins to be a burden and may derail his career in surgery. Susan treats a teenager with testicular cancer played by Patrick Fugit.

Highlight episodes: "Chaos Theory", "Hindsight", "When Night Meets Day" (ER's 200th episode)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Benjamin P. Krantz on July 12, 2008
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What a fantastic season, Less whining more action. a lot happens in Season 9, they seem to embrace the idea o being around several more years and ramp up a few characters. This season Luca goes through some deep stuff and it was the interesting to watch him completely lose it. The episodes he narrates are my favorite.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Rons Reviews on March 17, 2009
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ER: The Complete Ninth Season (2001)

On June seventeenth 2008 Warner Brothers released the ninth season of ER in a six DVD set.

It's rare that the jumping of the shark in a television series can be spotted so easily, but there it is in all its gory glory in the first episode (Chaos Theory) of season nine of ER.

The proverbial shark in this case turned out to be the rotor blade of a helicopter that famed surgeon Dr. Robert "Rocket" Romano (Paul McCrane) manages to walk into resulting in the amputation of his arm. This shockingly graphic plot twist would eventually lead to the ruining of one of the greatest antagonists on television.

Though attempts would be made in future years to introduce similar characters, none have been as well acted or appreciated.

Season nine also marks the first full season without the stabilizing force of the now deceased Dr. Mark Greene (Anthony Edwards). That absence is felt throughout the season, as other leaders such as Dr. John Carter (Noah Wyle) and Dr. Kerry Weaver (Laura Innes) attempt to be a calming force in the ER. No help is given by other characters such as Luka Kovac who spends most of the season going from one bed and problem to another, or Abby Lockhart RN (Maura Tierney) who spends a substantial amount of time dealing with her family and her relationships.

The family issues of Abby do allow for all-star guest appearances by Sally Fields as her mother and Tom Everett Scott as her brother. Unfortunately the characters are one-dimensional, and the writing allows for little range by these talented actors.

The success of ER was built on the stories revolving around the patients coming into the hospital.
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