ER: Season 13
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"ER" follows the lives of the emergency room staff and doctors of Chicago's County General Hospital, a Level One Trauma Center where the difference between life and death rests on split-second decisions--and the pressure, joy and guilt are often overwhelming. These medical professionals are determined to save lives in a place where nothing is taken for granted and nothing is certain...nothing except that another desperate person will be rushed through the emergency room doors in the next moment, in need of their help. Some will live, and some will die, but the dedication and passion of these healers will endure.]]>
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improvement over season 12, partly because the writers stop forcing us to
sit through Africa episodes.
While I think this is one of the best seasons, there is one flaw I'd like to
mention early in the review, and that has to do with ER taking (bad) cues
from what became it's Thursday night hospital drama competition starting with
this season: Grey's Anatomy. During season 13, I got the feeling that the creative forces behind ER were trying to win over Grey's Anatomy fans
by increasing the amount of sex scenes and "cute" relationship storylines/moments.
ER always had it's relationship stories and sex scenes, and that was fine,
but for a brief period in the season, they piled it on too thick. The prime example is Neela's sex dream about Gates in episode 6 or 7. Fortunately, they backed away from that tactic quickly (although this type of scene made another appearance
late in season 14).
Now that I have that out of the way, I can mention what makes this an outstanding
season of ER. (CONTAINS SPOILERS) First and foremost, Dr. Weaver departs for
a (Dr. Sanjay Gupta) type job at a TV station in Florida. She is missed, but her
final two episodes (as a regular) are well written and, of course, her acting is
top notch. Another highlight is Forest Whitaker's emmy nominated role as Curtis
Ames, a former patient of Dr. Kovac who sues him for malpractice. Sally Field makes her final appearance, Abby and Kovac are married, Dr.Read more ›
John Stamos joins the cast as an intern (after completing medical school and serving as an EMT last season. There is nothing about Stamos role or acting which appeals to me especially (unlike Noah Whyle, Goren Visjnic, and Mekhi Phifer.
I suppose it's necessary to make a good drama, but I find it very hard to take when good characters leave the show. More often than not, or so it seems, many strong characters leave by dying than by any other means. Career failures are almost as wrenching, as when Carter went through his intervention and rehabilitation after his narcotics addiction. This season has its share of character tragedies and missteps.
Sally Field returns as Dr. Abby Lockhart's mother, but not in as heart-wrenching an episode as she did in earlier seasons.
The end of last season, the cliff hanger, and the beginning of this season may have been two of the best episodes in the entire run of the series. I didn't want to say anything about it in the review of last season, for fear of a spoiler, but I think I better go back and point it out. The twelfth and thirteenth seasons seem to be a mini-renaissance in the show's life.
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I love watching shane west and John stamos. That was a good show.Published 2 months ago by Dnnandrade