oh my hormones and that epi

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I don't know if it was my hormones or the sadness of the whole epi. From the girl who killed her baby when she didn't want to have a c-section to poor Carter. i didn't stop bawling my eyes out for the whole hour. The whole confontation with Carter and everyone and then the interaction with Benton and Carter. AHHH!! it just gets me going all over again! What a wonderful epi to end the season with. no really HUGE melodrama to brew about over the summer, but you know that Carter is going to take the time to heal and get over his addiction. I think that the whole staff deserves a HUGE standing ovation for all their hard work and an excellent job done. BRAVO

-- Heather (charliegirll@hotmail.com), May 19, 2000


Heather, I totally agree. It was less dramatic than I thought it would be; nothing totally shocked me (except maybe Carter breaking down), but it was still good. One of the most heartbreaking looks from Carter was of him sitting on the plane, looking out the window, with this helpless look of "How did all of this happen?" At least Benton didn't leave him alone, that would have been worse.

-- Elaine (mrsclooney78@hotmail.com), May 19, 2000.

oh, elaine, when they showed him looking out the window of the plane, i just kept saying to myself..please let benton be sitting next to him!! and, thank god he was! i was imagining carter getting to atlanta and taking off. about that intervention.....it was kinda cold hearted, arent people supposed to cry and hug and tell them how much they care and love the person so as not to put them on the defensive? that ultimatum was kinda harsh, its no wonder carter bolted at first. well, it worked out anyway, i was so happy when carter broke down bentons arms.. GREAT acting in that scene, i loved it!!

-- ALexis Springer (lexicat1@webtv.net), May 19, 2000.

Alexis, unfortunately with drug intervention, the people trying to help the drug abuser have to be tough. You can't give them a choice because they don't think they have a problem. I know of a doctor where this was the situation. They (a group from Atlanta) came in & just basically told him he was going, put him in the car and took him to the treatment center. It's rough at first, but hopefully the person realizes that people do care. Sometimes it takes a brave person to make the call & say that they know of a doctor with a problem. There are groups out there that medical professionals can call if they know of a person having trouble. They try to intervene before the doctor does harm to himself and to patients.

-- Ellen (dbspunky61@hotmail.com), May 19, 2000.

I think an intervention would always have to include an ultimatum (I'm leaving with the kids, you'll lose your job, we'll dissolve the partnership--I know someone where this one was used and worked) of what will happen if the person doesn't seek help and go to treatment. It's the only card the people doing the intervention truly have.

-- Diana (dilynne@juno.com), May 19, 2000.

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