disappointed in the episode...especially after the hype

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was anyone else kind of disappointed to not see Romano? i know he isn't a regular, but i was kind of hoping to see how he was handling all this. i also was a little diasappointed to not see more of the Dr. Kovac defining moment. they made it seem like such a big deal, and it didn't seem anymore important than any other story. i agree that the humor in this epsode was a nice break, but somehow, i wanted to see that lucy was missed. I did love Carter's scenes. and the friendship between he and benton. oh well, can't wait until the next new eppy!

-- Erin (googoofoos@hotmail.com), February 25, 2000


I absolutely agree with what you said. Romano was so good last week and then we don't even see him this week. As for Kovac that definetely was a bust. I figured it was one of those episodes devoted solely to him. He was hardly the main character and we did not learn much more about him. I think the Lucy situation was dealt with in a satisfactory way. I liked how they showed her mother and when she started cleaning out Lucy's locker I started crying. I suppose the whole ordeal is much like life in the ER. Sure, you're sad, but you have to move on.

-- Alicia (packhawk@excite.com), February 25, 2000.

I mentioned this in an earlier thread, but it applies here too.

I think that the NBC preview writers have been attending the UPN School of Overblown Hype, especially when it came to the one for this episode.

Many people were afraid, based on the preview, that the Lucy/Carter story was going to be ignored altogether. As I mentioned then, I felt that the Luka storyline was going to be a secondary one. They did deal with Lucy and Carter (albeit in bits and pieces), and as far as I could tell, there was no "defining moment" for Luka's character (except that he got to join the "I going with my gut, not the regulations" club like everyone else on the show).

So, it must always be kept in mind that watching previews, especially during sweeps months, can be misleading, overblown and downright frustrating. In a word, don't believe everything you see in the last two minutes of an ER episode.

-- Victor (mata9@flash.net), February 25, 2000.

I too was disappointed about the whole Kovac "defining moment" thing. Some characters--like Malucchi--are easy to get to know on the job, because they are outgoing. Others (Weaver, Benton) are more reserved and professional and you don't get to know them well until you see their personal lives (Benton with Jeannie, Carla, Reese; Weaver's affair with that HMO guy). Kovac is one where he is so reserved about sharing personal information with co-workers that I don't think we will really get to know him until we see or hear more about his personal life outside of the ER. I hope the writer's have something like that in mind before the end of the season.

-- Jocelyn (jc_cookin@hotmail.com), February 25, 2000.

I have watched this show for so long I feel that I am going to give it up it is becoming too grim

-- david hodgson (davidhodgson@mindspring.com), February 25, 2000.

Just so you know, Dr. Ramano is a regular. They made him a regular this year on the show. i was dissapointed too. i wanted to see what he thought. He's one of my favorite characters.

-- Kate (KNielo15@hotmail.com), February 27, 2000.

I'll just have to jump in here and say that so many things could have been done with Romano's character that would have been wonderful. He and Lizzie could have gone to the diner just to be there for each other and he could have revelaed something abut himself that we would probably only see if he said it to her. He could have seen Lucy's mother and told her a little bit about what a fighter her daughter was and how hard she fought for her patients.(Domino heart) I think he has been shown to be such a ___hole that all of us would like to see another side of him. I personally would like to see if he could actually win the girl of his dreams---the doc with the frizzie red hair. Joan

-- joan (joanofarc24@hotmail.com), February 27, 2000.

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