The last thing Lucy heard : LUSENET : ER Discussions : One Thread

Did anyone else find it unfortunate (and just plain bad taste on Romano's part) that the last thing that Lucy heard before she died was his comments about how they had put so much money into Lucy as a student that they couldn't afford to lose her now? I know it was probably meant from Romano to be light, but geez! She looks so despondent after he says this, and then immediately codes. I really don't think I would like the last thing that I would hear before I die to be something that Romano says, even if he did try heroically to save her. And his response afterward was right in character.

-- Laura (, February 18, 2000


I thought it seemed a little harsh, but I tried to look at it that he was trying to make light of her injuries because they were so serious and she was so scared. It was sad that it was the last thing she heard.

-- Crystal (, February 18, 2000.

I think that it would have been a lot worse if Romano had been all sappy and not optimistic to Lucy. If *you* were Lucy and you heard *Romano* say something like 'Lucy, don't worry, you will be just fine', which is totally unRomano, you would have been more worried!


-- Amelia (, February 18, 2000.

To me it seemed like when Romano said that, I could read in Lucy's face, that there was no way in hell that she was gonna be a doctor after that experience, so she chose to die. Does that seem weird?

Also, do anyone think that people from the show sit and read the comments on this website? It would be great if they actually listened to the fans of the show and threw alittle bit of our ideas in the story lines.

-- Ina (, February 18, 2000.

I doubt they do read them but if they do, how about a magical episode where Lucy resuerects (sp), marries Carter and lives happily ever after? I know, I know, Kelli wanted off the show...but it is to the writers credit that they managed to make me care about a girl who doesnt even exist and want a happy ending for her,.... sigh.

-- SandyVH (, February 18, 2000.

I thought that Romano's comment to Lucy was something that lightened the moment. I think it was the one time I smiled during that episode. It was just so typical of his character, and I think that if he was mushy it would have ruined the moment. He was just Romano to the very end, and I think that the look on Lucy's face displayed that thought.

-- Stacey (, February 18, 2000.

These last 2 episodes of ER will remain with me for a long while. I also did not care much about the Lucy character when she started on the series. I felt when she entered the program her youth and ambitions made Carter seem not so young and innocent anymore. However, I too found myself thinking of ways that Lucy could be resurrected, perhaps a twin sister that Lucy never talked about that wanted to see the way her sister lived and died. She could meet fall in love with and of course marry Carter.

-- mary (, February 18, 2000.

I thought Romano said "We've invested too much into you to lose you now Lucy." In other words I thought he was trying to say that she was a damn good doctor! JMHO:)

-- mckenzie (, February 18, 2000.

Yes, the comment was typical Romano statement. It seemed to me that Lucy rolled her eyes at his comment and would have responded to him if she could have. She is a wonderful actress to express everything she felt in her facial expressions without saying a word. She will be missed on the show, but am looking forward to seeing her in more challenging roles from now on.

-- grace (, February 19, 2000.

I am almost positive that Romano said "We (or you) have invested too much time and effort into your practice to lose you now"...I don't think he said anything about investing too much money.

-- Elaine (, February 19, 2000.

Everyone just needs to get off Romano's back. You've never said anything simply to lighten the mood? Come ON! He was obviously joking with her and she'd have to be a complete idiot not to know that. Since we know she wasn't. . .

-- (, February 22, 2000.

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