Who's Chase?

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Ok, ok, I know if I spent all morning searching the faq or past episode summaries, I could find the answer to my question, but does anyone mind humoring me and giving me a brief recap on the story behind Chase?

-- why? (tkjjd@yahoo.com), February 02, 2001


Season 4: Do You See What I See?, Sharp Relief and My Brother's Keeper. There may also be some other sprinkling of him here and there, but these are the main ones.

-- Cathy (cybercathy@wi.rr.com), February 02, 2001.

Chase is Carter's cousin who is brain-damaged as a result of a heroin overdose. He was featured in several episodes a few seasons back.

-- Sarah Hansen (sashaeliz@hotmail.com), February 02, 2001.

Remember the eppi where Benton took Carter to Atlanta for rehab? In the rain outside the hospital, Benton asked Carter if he wanted to end up like his cousin, Chase. This is the Chase he was referring to.

-- HeatherZ (heather.zacny@dialogic.com), February 02, 2001.

I always thought Chase died....i'm not sure why....i guess when carter put the tape on his eyes i figured he was dead. oh well.

-- Jessica (sweetbebe0686@yahoo.com), February 02, 2001.

OK, you want the story? :o) Here goes: In season 4, Chase surprised Carter one day by showing up at work for a snake bite on his arm. Carter fixed it and Chase left. Then during the Christmas episode, Gamma came to looks around Carol's clinic that she was providing for, and Chase showed up as Santa, helping deliver toys to the kids on the peds floor. Later Carter was looking for him and found him in the limo outside, shooting up some heroin. Carter was pissed and Chase was all like I'm not addicted, I just do it when I'm bored. They got into a fight, and then Gamma showed up and they stopped. Then they left. I think Carter told Anna, although not shown on camera. A few weeks later, Chase showed up begging Carter for some Compazine. Carter refuses and gives Chase a list of rehab centers. Chase didn't want to go because he didn't want the family to find out. Later Carter arrives at Chase's apartment to help him out. Chase is a mess, obviously running a fever and naueseus (sp?) and all the good stuff that comes with going through withdrawal. Chase calls the hospital pharmacy to deliver some detox drugs to his apartment, and Anna shows up. She and Carter help him detox, and Anna tells Carter that her boyfriend went through the same type of thing. Then in another eppy, Chase showed up again at the hospital just to check in with John. In the next episode, we hear that there are a bunch of addicts who overdosed from a bad case of heroin. Carter works on one, and then we hear Anna in the background calling for him...he goes and finds out that it's Chase. He's been down for around 45 minutes, unconscious and not breathing. Carter doesn't accept the fact that he's probably going to be brain dead in they revive him, and they work and work until they get a rhythm. They get a brain scan and Carter sees that there's sow and idfuse activity, which is not good. His grandparents come by and ask John if they knew about the drug use and yells at him saying that the family should have known. At the end, we see Carter taping Chase's eyes down, preventing them from opening until he is awake. In the NEXT eppy, Chase has been moved to the Kenner Neurology Institute, and he's awake, but he can hardly do anything for himself. He can't hold a glass of water, or button his shirt. He can't really talk either. We don't see Chase for a little while, then we see him again in the beginning of 1 eppy. Gamma thinks that Chase should be brought home and work with a home aid. John doesn't think that should happen, because Chase has been making progress. That's the last we hear about him until in May Day when Peter refers to him while confronting Carter. Any other questions? :o)

-- Kimmy (swiss_cheesed1953@yahoo.com), February 02, 2001.

Just one correction: Chase said it was a spider bite not a snake bite.

-- james (eorejim@aol.com), February 02, 2001.

oops...my mistake. I'm sorry. :o)

-- Kimmy (swiss_cheesed1953@yahoo.com), February 02, 2001.

Don't be sorry- that was a great summary!! Snake- spider- who cares?? You got the important part correctly- who is Chase!

-- Minnie (tcminnie@aol.com), February 04, 2001.

You're right Minnie. That was a great summary Kimmie. I get stuck on small details too much. Sorry. And thanks for the great character summary.

-- James (eorejim@aol.com), February 05, 2001.

Wow, Kimmy, great response! You can summarize for us anytime. A question: during the time that Chase was in epis, Anna shared that she had a boyfriend who was an addict, didn't she? I was thinking that was one of the reasons she helped Carter. Later he showed up and she left with him, I think.

-- Diana (dilynne@juno.com), February 08, 2001.

yup, sounds right. After Anna witnessed Chase's yelling at Carter in the hospital, begging for compazine, she came up and offered to help. Carter basically told her to mind her own buisness that he could handle it, and Anna said that she had a friend who was a drug addict ad she's been through the whole detox thing more times than she remembers...then later at Chase's apartment, she told Carter that it was her boyfriend who was the drug addict. Then he came to Chicago to help Doug become a pediatricts (sp?) attending. Then apparently he asked Anna to move back to Philidelphia with him, and she did.

Thank you for the praise of the summary. It was kinda scary writing it though...I was thinking "I'm ding this off the top of my head!! I've watched this show too much!!" :o)

-- Kimmy (swiss_cheesed1953@yahoo.com), February 08, 2001.

HUH where the hell was this person!! call themselves a fan!!!

-- katrina (katrina_bucther@hotmail.com), March 27, 2001.

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