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ER Episode: "Owner of a Broken Heart"

Season 14, Episode 14
Episode Synopsis: Pratt butts heads with a new colleague over his treatment of the interns. Meanwhile, Gates tends to a young patient's serious heart condition; Abby considers coming clean to Kovac about her affair as she travels to Croatia; and Sam discovers Gates and Julia are no longer together.
Original Air Date: Apr 10, 2008

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Season 14, Episode 14
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Length: 43:22
Aired: 4/10/2008
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Owner of a Broken Heart Season 14, Episode 14

It's been too long, my fellow ER fans. But we are back now and with the recent announcement of a fifteenth and final season, I'd say we have much to look forward to. While the strike was a big blow to a lot of shows, I think it was a mixed blessing in the case of ER. Had this season been allowed to play out as expected, our beloved staff of County General may very well have limped to the finish line and quietly gone out with a whimper. This landmark show simply deserves better than that and the abbreviated season seemed to ensure that the planned story lines and possible return engagements would carry over to next season, allowing the dedicated fans some closure. The more things change at County, the more they stay the same. Since the earliest days of Doug and Carol, the doctors and nurses have been mixing it up and now we can add Tony and Sam to the list. As they awkwardly dealt with the aftermath of their kiss and Sam learned that Tony and Julia had broken up, they also handled the difficult case of a heart-transplant patient desperately (and dangerously) trying to extricate herself from a complicated relationship with the fiancé of the donor who kept her alive. I love that these two are finally giving in to their chemistry. I only hope that their relationship is given a chance to evolve a little bit. In a shocking and unexpected twist, Pratt butted heads with someone! This time, it was cocky new attending, Dr. Tom Brenner, whose egregious lack of professionalism in dealing with the interns was certainly hard to overlook. Usually, the new attendings make their entrance right into the chaos of the ER so I was surprised and somewhat confused at how they introduced this particular character. (For a moment, I thought that NBC had played a switcheroo and dropped in an episode of Lipstick Jungle.) However, I wouldn't get too attached as attendings don't seem to last very long these days. As for our beloved Luka and Abby, we watched the aftermath of Abby's relapse played out through bittersweet flashbacks. Their ongoing struggles with the "collateral damage" of Abby's alcoholism and tryst with Dr. Moretti were painful to watch, but played against some of the touching and beautiful moments that have shaped and defined their relationship, I feel reassured that everything is going to work out. That look on Luka's face as he locked eyes with Abby in that last scene was further proof that the bond these two share is stronger than any obstacle they will face. If the rest of this season packs even half the emotional wallop of their reunion, we're in for a good ride. Need more ER, STAT? Check out the Online Video Guide for interviews and clips. show less
Its been too long my fellow ER fans But we are back now and with the recent announcement of a fifteenth and final season Id say we have much to look forward to While the strike was a big blow to a lot of shows I think it was a mixed blessing in the case of ER Had this season been allowed to play out as expected our beloved staff of County General may very well have limped to the finish line and quietly gone out with a whimper This landmark show simply deserves better than that and the abbreviated season seemed to ensure that the planned story lines and possible return engagements would carry over to next season allowing the dedicated fans some closureThe more things change at County the more they stay the same Since the earliest days of Doug and Carol the doctors and nurses have been mixing it up and now we can add Tony and Sam to the list As they awkwardly dealt with the aftermath of their kiss and Sam learned that Tony and Julia had broken up they also h read more

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Premiered: September 19, 1994, on NBC
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