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Old 09-22-05, 02:27 AM
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er -- "Canon City" -- 09.22.2005


Canon City

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Sam (Linda Cardellini) and Kovac (Goran Visnjic) report Alex missing to the police and suspect that he is trying to find his father. Kovac and Sam are especially worried because Alex is diabetic and he has forgotten his insulin. Neela (Parminder Nagra), Ray (Shane West) and Abby (Maura Tierney) struggle with their first shifts in charge of the new interns. Mehki Phifer, Sherry Stringfield, and Scott Grimes also star.
Old 09-22-05, 02:46 AM
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I wonder how many episodes Sherry Stringfield taped before she quit again? I read they weren't going to write much of an exit for her
Old 09-22-05, 08:10 PM
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Haven't seen it yet, but I hate that it is starting at an odd time. (9:55 says my tv).
Old 09-22-05, 10:03 PM
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Here's to Alex getting written out of the show in this episode, one way or another.
Old 09-22-05, 10:07 PM
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So... they re-cast Alex?
Old 09-22-05, 10:16 PM
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Originally Posted by wetsprockets
Here's to Alex getting written out of the show in this episode, one way or another.
A-fuckin'-men, man. Ugh.
Old 09-22-05, 10:23 PM
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"So, where's his father?"

"Canon City."

[kramer]"Oh. I spent a month there one night..."[/kramer]
Old 09-22-05, 10:25 PM
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Is Kovac leaving this season too? Has he be on longer than Abby? I was surprised when he got top billing in the opening credits since he wasn't listed second last season, Abby was (and still is)
Old 09-22-05, 10:29 PM
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It's been a weird start to the season. It was jarring to see Goran get first billing in the title credits, and it was more jarring to see Scott Grimes in the credits too, mainly because I can't stand his character (Morris).
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Originally Posted by invisiblegt
So... they re-cast Alex?
I was flipping through the channels one night and the kid is on some p.o.s. sitcom on ABC called Rodney.

Sam keeps saying that he won't be coming home - I hope she's right.

Luka talked about his family.

This may be the first time that I can remember disliking a majority of the characters. And Sam was on her way last season and this ep confirms her as a member of the majority. What an annoying character. Her family sub-plots are getting worse than Abby's ever were.

Neela should have just kicked Morris in the nuts while she was at it.

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Old 09-22-05, 10:36 PM
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Man, Neela's new student is awwwwwful.
Old 09-22-05, 10:47 PM
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Crap.... they found him.
Old 09-22-05, 10:59 PM
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Luka is too good for Sam. He needs to get back together w/ Abby.
Old 09-22-05, 11:20 PM
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They re-casted the role of Alex, and I don't like him as much as the original Alex, who had spunk and a gleam in his eye, the new kid is a bit on the dull side.

Neeleh's intern was the classic f-up who apologized and complimented his way through med school, but now, his deficiencies are showing up in a glaring way. Hope he is gone because he is creepy.

During the search for Alex, Sam and Luka pretty much get a chance to talk about what's important to each in a relationship and find that they don't have coincident objectives when it comes to bringing forth new children into the world. Luka wants kids, Sam doesn't. Oh well, I guess Luka needs to cut bait and find a new pond...

Abby gets chided by Pratt for doing but not teaching her interns on her rounds, which isn't good for a R2 in her position.
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Terrible, terrible episode.

Could give a rat's ass about Sam's hellspawn [though I did enjoy watching her in tight jeans]. The County stuff was just as bad.

Looks like Sam is the new Abby..
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And that makes Abby the new Neelah...
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On the plus side, the police station Sam and Luka kept going to is relatively close to my house (on the corner of Addison and Halsted, two blocks east of Wrigley Field). I feel like I know someone famous! I've bought gas at the Shell station across the street! I've been to the Midas behind the police station! I've been in that police station!
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Originally Posted by Rogue588
Terrible, terrible episode.

Could give a rat's ass about Sam's hellspawn [though I did enjoy watching her in tight jeans]. The County stuff was just as bad.

Looks like Sam is the new Abby..
I agree. That was one of the worst ER's I've ever seen. Hope that's not a sign for this season. Already was worried with no more Carter (or only in a couple eps anyway).
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Originally Posted by nightwing82
Is Kovac leaving this season too? Has he be on longer than Abby? I was surprised when he got top billing in the opening credits since he wasn't listed second last season, Abby was (and still is)
He was a regular when season six began, while Tierney was a recurring. She jumped to second billing, I think, once Noah Wyle became top billing. Besides, Mekhi Phifer jumped everyone to third billing when he joined the show, so it's not just a senority thing.
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My gawd I hate that kid.
Old 09-23-05, 10:32 AM
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Yep, this show has gone to hell. It's sucked for a couple of seasons now. I think the writing was on the wall last season. I hate the way the preview for each next episode makes it sound like something will actually happen (I think the deep voice and the flash sequences help).

Bring back Benton!
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Why couldn't Alex have died? Why?
Old 09-23-05, 11:55 AM
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Ok episode. Not great. If it becomes the Abby show again, I'm just going to stop watching. Same goes if it continues to be the Sam show. I don't really like any of the current characters. The only thing close to eye candy is Sam, and she's nothing extraordinary. They should have let Bibb stay around.
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TV Guide says they are going to have an Africa episode in November. Carter and some unname older cast member (not Clooney) will be there. I don't fancy Carter but the Africa episodes were pretty good
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Have to agree with most everyone here. I'm usually one of the "ER defenders" but this one wasn't just a terrible opener, it was a terrible episode all over.
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Ughhh, it just plain sucked...I think the show jumped the shark.

And that moron they picked to play Alex...I was hoping by the end he would just go into the coma and die...

Sam is turning into a real piece of crap....Kovac should have just left her there...hell, he could be tearing off a lot better than that in Chicago....

Story lines were boring, I don't think there are any characters save Kovac I really give a crap about anymore.

And someone please kill of Morris, what a douche!

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