Former ER star Goran Visnjic will trade life-saving for life-taking in Leverage's two-part season finale, TVGuide.com has learned.
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Visnjic, who played Dr. Luka Kovac for nine years on ER, will play Damian Moreau, a ruthless international financier who runs money for drug dealers, gun runners, smugglers and other nefarious groups. Moreau is described as a jack-of-all-trades — most of them deadly — when it comes to financing crime.
Nate (Timothy Hutton) and his team searched for Moreau throughout the third season...
As we celebrated the landmark 300th outing of ER tonight with a rare episode directed by series executive producer John Wells I was thrilled to see the powerhouse acting of Maura Tierney and Goran Visnjic as the centerpiece of the episode For those of us who have been fans since that very first episode 14 years ago is that even possible it is gratifying to see this show still telling compelling heartfelt stories about characters that we care about I havent always liked where the story went but Ive certainly enjoyed the ride Thank God Abby finally came clean to Luka I honestly didnt think I was going to be able to take much more of relapse Abby and I was so relieved that all the secrets and lies were out on the table There are a million things I could say about the unfortunate timing of Abbys disclosure in the wake of Lukas loss but my complaint would be mostly about the acrobatics that the writers have had to perform to work aro
Theres a new chief in townagain And apparently shes just as horny as the last one I love that Lucien happened to be the beneficiary of Wexlers love the one youre with approach to relationships though I dont think that will end up satisfying him emotionally in the long run Despite some light moments in this episode directed by the former Dr Watch out for that helicopter Romano Paul McCrane there was some heavy stuff going on tonight Wexlers first night in her new job brought a tragic case of a misunderstanding gone terribly wrong The bigoted sons misguided attempt at revenge over his fathers life-altering injury went awry and resulted in the murder of the Hispanic womans son Meanwhile Pratt found himself at a career crossroads as he began to doubt his future at County and Tony juggled the demands of his own parenting adventures while handling the case of an injured boy and his emotionally-detached
I dont know about all of you but as tonights episode started I was still reeling from last weeks gut-wrenching exploration of Abbys dark night of the soul So when I saw Luka come around that corner I practically cried tears of joy But my happiness like Abbys was short-lived as it became obvious that the repercussions of her drunken mistake have yet to fully play out I agree with those of you who continue to post about Maura Tierneys amazing consistently compelling performance After watching her give another bravura turn tonight under the direction of ER vet Laura Innes I have to say that it would be criminal for her to be overlooked again come awards time Unfortunately it seems that the shows buzz-worthiness has long since worn off a fact that keeps it off the radar of most Emmy voters Though it should be noted guest stars are regularly rewarded for their ER efforts so it appears someone is taking notice Back to the ac
Goran Visnjic and Maura Tierney, ER
If Luka knew what was waiting for him, he might've stayed in Croatia. After several months in his native country tending to his ill father, a clueless Dr. Kovac (Goran Visnjic) finally returns to Chicago in tonight's ER (10 pm/ET, NBC). And what a homecoming he'll get.
As viewers know, Luka's wife, fellow doc Abby Lockhart (Maura Tierney), hasn't been in the best emotional shape lately. Lonely and overwhelmed by work and new motherhood, Abby has gone back to boozing, leading to a very bad choice involving emergency-room chief Kevin Moretti (Stanley Tucci). Let's just say that she's harboring some guilty secrets.
"Through the years, we talked about having Abby fall off the wagon," Tierney says. "It's a great
I still remember when Mark Greene and Doug Ross were running the place Me too Chuny Me too What a nice shout-out to the long and storied history of our beloved ER I do love the episodes that allow the cast to interact outside the workplace Not only did we learn that Chunys real name is Ethyl who would have guessed but we also got to see the chemistry between Dubenko and Neela on full display Pratt exercising his newly legit attending muscles and sadly Abby falling even further into the abyss of her alcoholism while still proving what excellent instincts she has as a doctor Witnessing Abbys disintegration was really painful especially for those of us who have seen this character turn her life around over the past few years I know that the writers had to work around the absence of Goran Visnjic in some way but I really wish Abbys character hadnt taken such a hit It is most certainly a credit to Maura Tierney that my reaction to toni
Goran Visnjic phoned it in tonight literally as we caught a too-quick glimpse of him and an aggravated and sadly hung-over Abby conversing about his extended stay in CroatiaDespite this painful separation Luka still looks as gorgeous as ever with his longer tousled hair We also had a chance to get reacquainted with two old favorites who are still making the ER rounds Arrogant resident-hating cardiologist Dr Kasen consulted on the unusual case of the young father-to-be suspected of self-inflicting a dangerous arrhythmia with amphetamines The always-wonderful Amy Aquino also reprised her role as obstetrician Dr Coburn who worked to save the mans baby while offering Abby counsel as she dealt with her fall from the wagon Was I the only one who was surprised to learn that Coburn was Abbys sponsor Was this established previouslyI have to say that despite Lukas absence it seems very uncharacteristic of Abby to be handling this situation so badly As a pa
Question: You weren't by any chance talking about Goran Visnjic on ER, were you?
ER's Goran Visnjic by Mitch Haaseth/NBC Universal Photo
Speaking to the Croatian women's magazine Story, Goran Visnjic confirmed that yes, he did have an affair with Mirela Rupic, the 36-year-old woman who earlier this week filed a paternity suit claiming that the ER star is the father of her 4-month-old daughter. "It is not something that I am proud of, of course," says Visnjic, who has been wed to Ivana Vrdoljak since 1999. "But I am ready to accept all the consequences of my act" and agree to a paternity test.
Goran Visnjic by Greg Gayne/NBC Photo
A 36-year-old Croatian woman has slapped Goran Visnjic with a paternity suit, claiming that the ER hunk is the father of her 4-month-old daughter and that he knew about the pregnancy "from the start." According to the Associated Press, Mirela Rupic filed suit after trying to settle the matter privately, only to have Visnjic say that he would support the child financially, but never recognize her as his own. Since 1999 Visnjic has been married to Croatian artist Ivana Vrdoljak, with whom he adopted a son this past May. Should the actor formally deny that he is the girl's father, a paternity test would be required, says Rupics attorney. Visnjic could not immediately be reached by the AP for comment.