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Oh my God, this episode of ER totally freaked me out. I remember reading about what was going to happen, that Lucy and Carter were both going to be stabbed but I didnt pay too much attention to the air date they mentioned and I was shocked to see it happen last night although I was beginning to suspect that it was going to happen in that episode. Talk about shocked beyong belief. I was just totally creeped out by the whole thing it scared me and I felt immense dread in seeing the patient behind the door staring at Carter and then seeing him collapse and look across the floor at Lucy. Amazing.

-- (, February 11, 2000


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This was one of the best ER shows I have seen in a while. I could not believe that the patient stabbed him. I was even more shocked to see Lucy lying on the floor with blood on her! That was a huge shock to me. I felt dread and even scared myself. I love this show. It is the greatest!!

-- Susan Hebert (, February 11, 2000.

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I had to come to a site like this to try and process this episode. I'm still reeling. After the last scene, I'd felt like I'd been assaulted. It was so eerie, with that music. I'm glad I'm not alone in my feelings.

-- (, February 11, 2000.

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Shock! Disgust is a better word. NBC owes viewers an apology in my opion. Hell who can even sleep after that, it was worse than the Blair Witch and it certainly doesn't belong on prime time TV. Is anyone else disgusted that NBC has no sense of responsibility to their viewers. Even a violence warning would have been considerate. Don't people realize that this constant "shock" entertainment dulls us to the violence and makes it more tollerated. What in the hell are our kids going to be watching. Do w

-- tracy (, February 12, 2000.

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I don't think it was too graphic at all. Creepier than hell, yes...but if you are going to watch a show called ER, ya better expect a lot of blood and's not for the faint of heart. And also, I'll say it shouldn't be up after 10pm on a school night! :) Yes we all want to protect our youth from the real world, it's a nice thought, but not realistic.

-- Joy Norrie (, February 12, 2000.

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I didn't get to watch the episode until tonight (Friday)...had to have my mom tape it, the cable went out. I am really freaked out by this had me saying OH MY GOD out loud. I really hope I don't have nightmares.

-- Shannon (, February 12, 2000.

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Okay, first of all I would like to say I found the end of this episode amazing! The writers should get the boot for making him such an incredible sweetie the whole ep. b/c it only made my response to the attack all the more hearfelt.

Also, I feel I must put a word in here. I have never posted here before and only came because of last nights episode. I am a 16 year old teenager and I think its disgusting how adults have such little faith in us. Viewing this episode will NOT make me want to go out and shoot my school up. I also did NOT think it was overly graphic, espescially not for ER; it was very tastefully done in my opinion. There was very little blood, it was over as quickly as possible and we were made to see that this was a VERY wrong thing done by someone who needs psychiatric help/drug therapy.

I just hope our babyfaced boy pulls through alright. Anna

-- Anna (, February 12, 2000.

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I am 23 and I DO NOT think it was distaseful. I was never really told I could not watch a movie or tv show, My family had faith that I had maturity to handle it, and they knew if I didn't like it or couldn't handle it i'd stop watching. People really need to give kids and teens more credit. Just because you see something violent does not mean you will go kill someone. YOu people ever heard of a thing called the evening news, it is verry violent. I grew up watching it and I still watch daily and read the newspaper cover to cover(which I know lots of so called "older adults" do not do) saying Tv makes someone violent is like saying that growing up in an abusive home leads to violence. What about people who commit crimes who come from wonderufl homes and families, what about people who grow up in abusive homes and grow up to be wonderufl people. No the cause is parents expecting the schools and other people to educate their children, it is parents not taking the time to TALK to their chidlren and to listen to them, not taking the time to be honest with them about their own experiences(yeah parents, you all made mistakes and did crazy things when you were young even if you don't want to admit it) and by parents not taking the time to discuss important issues, but more importantly by not giving the kids time to share their feeling and views. I know this is off the topic of the show, but it just makes me soo mad when people act like people of my generation or younger are stupid or helpless.

-- Alex(andra) (, February 12, 2000.

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I'm surprised by how many people think this was "too violent" or "too graphic." We've seen more blood on the gowns and the floor than on Carter and Lucy last night. The stabbing was not shown, only Carter's excellently acted reaction to it. I think people who call it "too graphic" and "too violent" are reacting to their own shock at the impact of the scene. Mark Greene's beating was much more violent and graphic -- and also excellently acted. I think the E.R. cast and director Laura Innes deserve praise for this episode, not criticism.

-- Chessie King (, February 12, 2000.

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I agree with Anna & Alex. Our generation is a lot more aware and smart than adults give us credit. I am thirteen, & hopefully on to med-school, and that scene was not gorry at all. It had hardly any blood. Now that guy throwing up those gallons of blood last week kind of quenched my stomach. And one of the reasons they made those TV-14 and TV-PG things were for episodes like this. Just out of curiosity, what was the TV rating for this episode?

-- Cai (, February 13, 2000.

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