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When Deb shocks Carter with the defibrillators, what exactly happens to Carter that he's unconscious? Do they show the doctors treating him on a stretcher in a DRAMATIC way or a COMICAL way? How do they treat him? I know Haleh and Deb pull a prank on him but I need a detailed summary of what happens, I'm in the works of a website and Im recapping Season 1 eppy's right now.

-- Samira (, August 06, 2000


I haven't watched this episode in a while, but I'm pretty sure I remember what happens. It's definetly portrayed in a comical way. Deb is rushing to hand Mark the defibs and shocks Carter accidently. As he falls, he hits his head on the gurney, which causes him to be unconscious. Mark thinks nothing of it and tells Deb and Haleh to take care of Carter as he goes back to the patient. Later, we see Haleh checking Carter's eyes, as he's lying in a exam room wearing a hospital gown. He wakes up and Haleh hints that Deb worked him up really well. Carter takes the chart and is shocked to see that Deb gave him a rectal. Haleh keeps a straight face but Deb starts to laugh, and both admit that they didn't do a rectal.

I'm pretty sure that's how it happened!

-- Joanne (, August 06, 2000.

It was pretty comical. I thought it was hilarious!

-- Stephanie (, August 06, 2000.

Also, if I remember correctly, everyone is at Doc Magoo's at the end of the day and Benton, Carter, and Deb are sitting together. Carter says something to Benton, who in turn asks Carter how his rectal exam went and Carter gives Deb a surprised look as Deb turns away embarrassed. It was too funny!

-- anne (, August 06, 2000.

To make sure that Carter did not receive enough juice to stop his heart, Mark asked immediately what the setting was on the defibrillator. At the very end of the episode we also hear Carter asking everyone at Docs quite loudly "Who put me in that gown?", and then the others laughing. It seems every time Carter starts to get a little too full of himself, the writers love to bring him down a couple of notches. It is usually funny. It certainly was that time.

-- Nancy Wilson (, August 06, 2000.

I only saw the first part of it. So after Deb shocked Carter, they shocked him AGAIN?! Oh dear. Poor thing. But I hope TNT airs it soon!

-- Emily (, August 06, 2000.

I don't think they shocked him again. They just pretende that they did something else to him. Did I get that right?

-- Cammie (, August 06, 2000.

I remember it as Carter falls over when he's shocked and the next time we see him he is lying in a bed and Deb and Haleh are talking to him. They discuss his condition with him and that they had to do a rectal. Carter listens to them in shock as Deb and Haleh keep up this serious discussion about the rectal and Carter. Eventually they admit that they didn't really perform the rectal as Carter is still wide-eyed. I don't remember any of the conversations at Doc Magoo's...maybe they cut it out of the reruns, or I just don't remember it.

-- Elaine (, August 06, 2000.

Let's not forget Haleh correcting Deb's chart notation by telling her that she should use the phrase "normal male genitalia" rather than "ordinary male genitalia". Carter's expression is priceless.

Anne is right about the rectal - Benton asks Carter about it while they are at Doc Magoo's, and Deb blushes and looks away.

-- Beth (, August 07, 2000.

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