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Flashpoint Season 3

So what the hell happened to Leah?  She came in to replace Lou at the end of last season and then disappeared without a trace by the start of the season.  Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t miss her presence and the show worked with the team as it is but still I would’ve expected some sort of explanation!

I don’t think anything is going to be able to match the first season in terms of cases but this was an okay season.

3×06 – The Other Lane – great case around Ed’s brother and how the viewer and the team were never sure whether he was a good or bad guy.

3×08 – Jumping at Shadows – Favourite episode of the season without a doubt.  Amazing little actress they found to play the girl.  Liked seeing Greg connect with his son.

3×11 – Terror –  When I read that this episode was a Jules-centric one I had high hopes but it was quite disappointing in the end.  It was good for some !jealousSam but the case was a bit boring.

3×13 – Fault Lines –  Victor Garber and the return of Officer Sabine who I really like.  It was interesting getting into the psyche of the team.  Was interesting seeing flashbacks to the cases that affected each of them the most.  This must be the start of Wordy’s illness that I read about?  Poor Ed, he’s had it rough this season. Yay for Sam/Jules getting back together.

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Flashpoint Season 2

The start of the season wasn’t amazing for me as the cases just didn’t get me as emotionally invested as all the ones in season one.

I missed Jules but liked Officer Sabine.  I kept thinking how the actress looked familiar but it wasn’t until I looked her up on imdb that I realised she was Paula Cassidy from NCIS!  I much preferred her to Leah.

Some standout episodes:

2×04 – Aisle Thirteen with the kid trying to save his friend in the shop
2×07 – Perfect Storm with the bullied kid trying to get revenge on his bullies
2×08 – Last Dance with the heartbreaking story of the girl that was dying and her boyfriend wanting to give her the perfect last evening and starring the actress who played Flack’s sister in CSI:NY!
2×09 – Exit Wounds with the guy trying to save his brother from gang members and playing cat and mouse in the hospital
2×10 – One Wrong Move …. oh god this episode! I CAN’T BELIEVE THEY KILLED LOU OFF!  Granted he was the character with the least characterisation but SERIOUSLY?!  Such an amazing episode for Lou and Spike.  When it started off, I wasn’t overly invested since there weren’t any perps to feel sympathetic to and then Lou stood on the landmine …..

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I missed Sam/Jules together of course but understand why they broke up and I hear there are good things in store for them in the future!

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Flashpoint Season 1

THIS SHOW!

On the one hand I am annoyed with myself for not picking up this show when it was still on air and getting to enjoy the experience “live”.  On the other hand, I am grateful that I have discovered this show when I can get my hands on the whole series at once and be wowed episode after episode.

I’ve only watched the first season so far but it is just wonderful.  It combines all the things I love about my favourite procedurals: great team, cute ship, high stakes situations, and perps you can sympathise with.

The Team

Greg ParkerVeronica Mars‘s Dad!  What a steady leader who knows exactly what his team needs

Ed Lane – The first episode was very Ed-centric and I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about a whole show where he was the main character but it turns out they only chose to focus on him in that episode and ultimately whilst “his” storyline bookended the season, it is very much a team show.  He definitely grew on me more and more as the season went on.

Jules Callaghan – my favourite character.  Yes you’re shocked I know!  Smart sassy female in a man’s world.

Sam Braddock – when we first met him my initial thoughts were that he was a cocky lad but he won me over as much as he won Jules over.

Spike – he brings the laughs.

Wordy – loved how we found out about how he met his wife early on in this season and that he doesn’t mind getting in touch with his feminine side since he has daughters

Lou – probably the only character we know nothing about at the moment!

The Perps

As much as I love the team, the cases are what makes this show amazing.  There wasn’t a single episode I didn’t love and I would go as far as to say the majority of them were outstanding.  Favourite ones:

1×02 – First In Line with the father of the heart transplant girl.  That’s when I knew I had to keep watching this show.  Wow.
1×04 – Asking For Flowers with the familiar face of Rebecca from Played.
1×06 – Attention Shoppers with the poor teenage girl and great setting for an episode in a busy shopping mall.
1×08 – Never Kissed A Girl with the wrongly imprisoned boy.
1×10 – Eagle Two with the team on protective detail

Sam/Jules

Gah!!!!  I spoiled myself completely for what happens in future seasons when I was looking for gifs which I’m slightly mad at myself for but still, I can’t wait to see their happy ever after play out

  • I loved Sam’s flirting at the start
  • I loved the scene in the changing room where he was examining her back
  • I am surprised they got together so soon
  • I liked the whole blue paint thing meaning that Parker knew about them
  • The look on Sam’s face when Jules got shot!!

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Rewatch: Third Watch Season 1

1×01 – Bosco and his epic footchase. Love the retro background music and the medical/personal talk. Sully/Ty. I must have watched this episode a few times, it all seems very familiar. Mantooth the firehouse dog! The peanut butter prank Kim pulled on Carlos. “Think he’s pissed? I think he’s pissed.” Such a gripping Pilot, especially the last twenty minutes.

1×02 – The team talking about Jerry’s pranks. The homeless guy crapped in Bosco’s car! Ah Bobby’s interested in “someone else” …. Perving at Kim. I’m getting vertigo just looking at Carlos hanging out of that window. “Now it just smells like someone took a dump in a pine forest.”

1×03 – Bosco pranked Sully’s car …. Except Bosco didn’t even do it! Sully and Ty having to rescue the family from the car in the river. That is so obviously a dummy Jimmy just rescued from the boot of the car. Sully’s flour prank on Bosco! Bosco’s car prank on Sully. Bosco/the captain’s daughter caught on camera! Who stole Bosco’s car? “How are we not going to attract any attention? We’re chasing another squad at 12 miles/hour?!” Bobby/Kim have a fight which sends her running to Jimmy

1×04“He’s just getting even because I parked my car in his space.” “Is that what they’re calling it nowadays?!” Bosco and his weird walking. Bosco and Faith losing that jumper. Jimmy vs Bosco. Carlos and Doc butting heads. Bobby and Joey. It’s been a bad bad Monday for everyone. Bobby’s sweet and replaced the money Sunny stole. Bosco wants in on the BBQ so badly.

1×05 – Jimmy getting his son to pull a woman for him in the shop. The mugger trying to get more jail time to stay inside and avoid the mob. “I know you’re upset but if we’re going to rely on me being the level-headed one, we’re going to have some problems.” Jimmy fighting Bobby for Joey’s affection. Faith is on the warpath.

1×06 – Bobby’s brother! OMG that’s Jon Seda from Chicago PD! What a small world! Sully/Ty’s mother Maggie. Carlos knocked someone over! It’s been a few episodes since we’ve seen Jimmy/Fire in action. Sully and Ty singing in the car together. Doc calling Bobby on his feelings for Kim. Doc/Carlos fighting. Sweet Bosco/Faith moment. Oh god awkward moment when Bobby goes to kiss Kim. Love and Happiness – I love this song.

1×07 – Dead body in the burning car! Oh man surely Carlos is never going to be left to drive again after that crash. “Got a call about a man stuck up a tree?” “Looks like gravity took care of it.” Sully/Ty’s Mum.

1×08 – Thanksgiving madness. Bosco is missing Faith. Hostage-taker at Thanksgiving dinner.

1×09 – Look at those mobiles! Doc’s father is in hospital. Morbidly obese girl. I like seeing Bosco’s softer side. Ty trying to do the right thing has got the boy into more trouble.

1×10 – Poor Faith. She is too good for her husband. Building coming down! Look at the size of that camera!! What a heartbreaking episode.

1×11 – Oh no the poor woman jumped in front of her son. Kitten! Poor Kim is really feeling this one. Furry hats! Bosco is obsessed with that homeless person’s car. Doc/Morales. Kim’s looking after the cute kitten. Poor Sully.

1×12 – Bobby definitely doesn’t want to listen to Matty’s list of misdeed. Foot patrol for Davis. The retarded couple. Poor schoolgirl – brains in her hair. Bobby and Kim on the ice rink. LOL! Jimmy’s gambling. Bosco’s geography knowledge – or lack thereof! Poor Bobby, his brother his putting him through the ringer.

1×13 – Doc/the doctor. Epic gunfight and crazy amount of shots fired and then manhunt. Moral question – was Bosco right to let the perp bleed out and die? Oh no some Bobby/Kim pity sex coming. This is not going to end well.

1×14 – Mass shooting at a church! “I think you should know we’re having physical relations.” “Physical relations? What you’re arm wrestling with her?” Nice Doc/Carlos moment. Faith arresting her husband. Malcolm, Ty’s friend makes a reappearance. I can’t believe the out-dated attitude towards gays. Jimmy down the fireman pole. Faith calling Bosco out on being a bigot. Oh God Carlos and that crazy chick. Bobby moves on fast.

1×15 – I really don’t remember this episode. Poor Ty accidentally shooting an innocent guy. Bosco’s being hard on Faith for splitting up with her husband. Oh man this whole episode about police shooting an innocent black man – nothing has changed in 16 years since this episode was written ….. Carlos’s creepy stalker girlfriend. The boy trapped between the two walls – cute dog.

1×16 – Bosco becoming a robber from a robbee. Doc and Carlos caught in the middle of a gang war. Jimmy’s gambling is catching up with him. “FOOD! NOW”. Bosco and Faith are hilarious in this episode. Kim/Faith girl talk. Jimmy is a LOUSY father.

1×17 – Faith and Bosco hanging out in the kitchen. Funny hearing references to Hilary Clinton. The whole gang hanging out. Hilarious Bosco making fun of “President Hilary”. Storytelling time – worst cases, political sides, for/against the death penalty/religion

1×18 – Candyman is back. The guy with a screwdriver coming out of his head. Doc’s dad. Basketball competition – PD Vs Fire. Never got to find out who won!

1×19 – LOL that poor cat having to witness that! OMG that’s Lea Michele from Glee!!!!!! Carlos’s crazy stalker girlfriend is back …. And she’s pregnant! Sully’s priest was stabbed and now he’s on a mission

1×20 – Massive fire! Davis impersonating Sully! Bosco’s good with that little boy. Doc/Morales are cute together.

1×21 – Sully letting Davis drive. Jimmy’s getting married! Carlos is in trouble. “This guy is going to wallpaper with all the tickets I’m going to write him” Bosco and Faith’s epic car chase. “Looks like we found our combatants.” “Either that or a ballroom dance competition.” Candyman’s back. Bosco in his tux. Kim is being really unfair by talking to Bobby about Jimmy when she knows how he feels/felt about her. Doc and Carlos looking at cassette tapes – not even CDs!!!!

1×22 – Jimmy/Kim – really?! Doc/Moralez is cute. I hate that Faith is pregnant – I can’t stand her husband. Crazy fire and Doc and Carlos are trapped! The firehouse dog finally makes an appearance again. The guy shooting at Jimmy and all the firemen! I don’t remember any of this! Kim driving like a boss. Hmm, I always thought Bobby got killed in this episode ..

Rewatch: The West Wing Season 2

2×01 – The President has been hit!  Gina <3.  Definitely not a drill!  I love the way the Vice President just gets grabbed.  Margaret and Mrs Landingham watching the news.  Abby rocks.  I love flashbacks <3.  Leo trying to recruit Josh and nab him from the Vice President’s campaign.  Nancy!  Toby/Ginger hug.

2×07 – I love Airforce One episodes!  CJ mocking Notredam and having to wear the hat!  Everyone looking out for Leo <3.  Donna and her dating life.  Sam and his writer’s block.

2×08 – The turkeys!  CJ and the turkeys!  CJ AND THE TURKEYS!!!
C.J.: They sent me two turkeys. The most photo-friendly of the two gets a Presidential pardon and a full life at a children’s zoo. The runner-up gets eaten.  Bartlet: If the Oscars were like that, I’d watch. The President and his carving knife.  Leo’s sister!  Love the way they handled the Chinese immigrants arc.  The President giving Charlie his carving knife.  The President fake-pardoning the turkey.

2×11 – Josh and Sam building a fire in the fireplace!  CJ forgot the President in the epic seating plan.  Moving the Press room.  The whole Karen Cahill thing.  Sam and his Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan mix-up.  Toby got screwed.  Donna’s underwear.  Charlie telling the President about Donna’s underwear.  Toby and Leo discussing re-election.

2×13 – CJ isn’t wearing any trousers!  Nor is Ainsley and she is dancing in a dressing gown when the President walks in.  Abby <3.  The poor police officer.  Josh and his obsession over the polling data.

2×17 – Stackhouse Filabuster!  Loved the way the episode worked with CJ, Sam and Josh’s voiceovers all writing emails to their families and telling Stackhouse’s story.  Hoynes is making his move.  The hilarious Leo/President candlelit dinner moment.

2×18 – Toby is on a MISSION to find out the President’s secret.  Donna/Josh/anniversary.  Ainsley still actually exists!  The President comes clean to Toby.  Josh and Sam trying to make a speech funny.

2×20 – I always wish that we get to see the moment that Josh, Sam and CJ get told the ~news~.  Babish/CJ.  I love that Abby/President scene.  I love that Joey Lucas/Josh scene in the airport.  I also love that Abby/CJ scene in CJ’s Office.  Donna and the Chinese satellite falling to earth.

2×22 – FAVOURITE EPISODE.  DIRE STRAITS.  That’s all I need to say.

Rewatch: The West Wing Season 1

I was never won over by the Pilot.  The Newsroom and Studio 60‘s pilots captured my interest instantly but I remembered when I watched TWW the first time, it took me half a season to get into it properly.

1×01 – Best thing about the Pilot?  C.J.: Is there anything I can say other than “The President rode his bicycle into a tree?”
Leo: He hopes never to do it again.
C.J.: Seriously, they’re laughing pretty hard.
Leo: He rode his bicycle into a tree, C.J. What do you want me to – “The president, while riding a bicycle on his vacation in Jackson Hole, came to a sudden arboreal stop.” What do you want from me?
C.J.: A little love, Leo.

1×03 – I love this episode with the follow up to Morris Tolliver’s killing (who, btw, I liked a lot). CJ in Josh’s office – “Wow, are you stupid!” The CJ/Sam showdown. The President’s whole dilemma with ordering his first military attack and being pissed off with everyone. Charlie’s interview with Josh. The President/Leo showdown. The President/Charlie’s first conversation <3.

1×10 – Christmas episode! Who doesn’t like Christmas episodes?! “Flamingo Is On Her Way”. LOL! I love that now I’ve been to DC I recognise all these places that they film at. The President joking around with the kids <3. Mrs Landingham telling Charlie about her sons. So sad. “An hour with you in a rare books store? Couldn’t you just drop me off the top of the Washington monument instead?” “My secret service code name is Flamingo.” “Nice bird.” The homeless vet’s funeral.

1×12 – The episode where the President’s MS is revealed. I love Abby in this episodes, especially when she was speaking to Leo. Leo’s alcoholism is revealed. Sam’s loyalty to Leo. The State of the Union speech. Lord John Marbury – always a laugh! I’ve never been able to truly ship Danny/CJ but that scene in her office was mightily cute. I love the last scene between the President and the guy picked to stay behind in case of an emergency.

1×15 – CJ had root canal! The President’s secret plan to fight inflation! Oh Josh doing the press briefing = epic disaster. Sam+Toby roadtrip to fetch Mendoza! Charlie trying to wake the President up. Lol!

1×16 – Air Force One! Love it! JORJA FOX! Margaret being pissed at Leo that she didn’t get to go to California. OMG Donna gave Josh the “Gather ye rosebuds while ye may” speech. I KNEW WHEN MAC USED THAT ON JIM IN THE NEWSROOM I HAD HEARD IT BEFORE!!! David Hasselhoff!!

1×18 – Toby not wanting to jinx the Mendosa vote. Sam/Mallory/Leo. CJ DOING THE JACKAL!!! CJ coaching Carol on her response to the drugs bust. Zoe learning French. Gina is so awesome! Sam/Cathy and his schedule. Toby being cheerful! Ron’s secret service briefing. CJ standing up to the President.

1×22 – The signal!!!! Gina <3. “I swear I’m invading Baghdad”. Oh if you only knew …. Toby’s brother on the shuttle. Josh/Vice President jogging. Sam/ President and the signal!!! Women’s softball! That must have been an amazing end of season episode when it aired with that cliffhanger. The show is usually all talk, no action and then –boom-.

Rewatch: The Newsroom Season 1

I rewatched The Newsroom so have some completely random exclamations of love.

I have got to say how perfect the Pilot is. The first scene between Mac and Jim when she is trying to orchestrate him flirting with Maggie …… the whole handling of the BP oil spill …. The instrumental score …… the end scene between Will/Mac by the elevators …. God, so much love.
Oh god the Sloan/Mac conversation in episode 2 – absolutely brilliant. Love it when Mac is trying to convince her that Will did not cheat on her and is loveable. Oh and the mass emails <3 <3.The end of episode 4 with ‘Fix You’ playing = one of my all time favourite TV scenes.The end of episode 5 with the Will/Mac hug …….!!!The engagement ring!!!!! That whole arc is so deliciously twisty and whilst I don’t appreciate Will messing with Mac’s mind like that … HE KEPT THE RING!

I love every single Sloan/Mac scene. “I have wisdom.”

The Osama Bin Laden episode and the scene on the plane where Don tells the pilots? Makes me cry every time. GOD I LOVE THIS SHOW. HOW DID I NOT BLOG ABOUT THIS WHEN I WATCHED IT THE FIRST TIME AROUND?!?!?! MOST AMAZING SCENE FROM TV LAST SEASON!!!!!

Mac’s LOSING IT scene. Hilarious. God I love Mac.

Oh the finale …. MAC IS AWESOME. Hitting Will with the magazine, hitting Jim with the pillow.  “Do you want to end up like me and him, wasting time and now he’s practically dead.”

I love this show so so much. I think the only episode which isn’t near-perfection for me is episode 3.

Rewatch: ER Season 3

3.01 – It’s Hodges from CSI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Doug/Mark! “Are you suggesting you and I date?!” Kerry the admin monster! Carter’s getting a little uppity! Baseball! Awwh, Doug’s really into it! Love that fireworks moment. E-Ray the desk clerk! Mark/Carter/sparklers.

3.02 – The nurses wrestling with the woman on PCP! Mark/Susan’s blind dates. That moment where Mark walks into something and Kerry and Susan stifle laughs, I am pretty sure that wasn’t scripted? Poor Carol’s house. Mark/Susan/Doug and the coke bottles! Party in the ER! Did Morganstern just ask Kerry out on a date? Mark/Susan in the photobooth!

3.03 – Maggie Doyle! Jorja Fox! I love her more in this role than I did in CSI. Carol’s chemistry teacher. Hee Carter! Awkward Mark/Susan-ness. Awkward Carol/Maggie-ness. Carter’s reaction to the medicine. Kangaroo! Nice Jeanie/Kerri moment there. Jerry/Carol/kangaroo!

3.04 – Doug’s one night stand! Oh no Peter’s presentation – Carter doesn’t have the slides. Awkward! The “hot guy” in exam 2. Mark/Doug fight. Line dancing. I actually really like the Kerri/Jeanie dynamic. That’s some tough love that Carol gave Doug there.

3.05 – Halloween. Awwh William – Carol’s lab partner. Charlie! Kirsten Dunst! Maggie Doyle <3. Halay singing <3. Peter and the kids. Lol.

3.06 – Carol and her lab partner! ‘Locomotion’ is playing! Susan and the helicopter. Rhonda the nurse! Poor woman. She got told by Carol. That will teach you Peter.

3.07 – Mark called Carol “Susan”. Awkward. Wendy’s taffy! Eray and his magneticism! Mark thinking that there’s something going on between Susan and Morganstern. Carter, Anspaugh – karaoke!!!!!! Susan is leaving!

3.08 – Lydia/Al are getting married! Wait, I just realised that technically this is the first Carter/Abby ship! Hahahahahahahahahaha! I really love the instrumental music playing over Susan’s last scene in the hospital when everyone is rushing around her. And also when Mark is rushing around town to find her.

3.09 – Mark called a staff meeting. Love the little Doug/Carol moments. It’s been a long time coming. Doug treating old patients. Mark knows about Jeanie. Sad times. Poor Gant. The bat-man and all the children! I love it when Doug and Carol work together. Doug/Carol/William’s night on the town! Lol.

3.10 – I really like the Kerry/Jeanie friendship. Did I mention that already? It makes both characters a lot more likeable. OMG that is a cute dog! Go Jeanie! Surely that is a different dog that Mark has got in the sink? Carol’s costume!!! Awwh nice Jeanie/Maggie moment there.

3.11 – Wow, the ER on a slow night! Poor Carol – she’s got to fire a friend. That’s never good. Carter is going to regret being mean to Dennis. Carol and Doug doing the safety check! Jeanie on the exercise bike! OMG! Doug/Carol <3. Poor Jeanie! Mark/Tunie – no. Dennis <3 <3 <3 :(.

3.12 – Love Carter giving Benton grief over Dennis’ death. The Nurses’ sick-out. Greg/Jeanie – I approve. And, again, with the Jeanie/Kerry friendship. That Peter/Carter moment on the platform. So powerful.

3.13 – Poor Carol at the cemetery. Carol “I killed a man and no one around here seems to give a damn.” <3 <3 <3. Mark Vs Kerry and their prospective med students. Doug/the little superman boy. SO ADORABLE. This is where the Benton/Carter relationship is actually interesting. CAROL <3 <3 <3.

3.14 – Mark the manwhore – do not like. Doug/crutch + Kerry/crutch – LOL! “Doug that’s not funny.” Jackie giving Peter a talking to! Maggie Vs Carter! Peter has appendicitis! Haha! Look at the mouse on that computer!!!! Carter’s reaction at Peter needing surgery!!!! Haleh’s ordering mistake!! Boxes everywhere! Carter operating on Peter! The photos! The music! Mark juggling his women! OMG Peter’s pregnant hallucinations! How could I forget this?! Maggie/Carter at the shooting range! LOL! Doug/Mark on a date! Greg/Jeanie <3.

3.15 – I know both of those guys playing the robbers…. DUDE, THAT’S MASHBURN FROM ‘THE MENTALIST’!!!!!

3.16 – Everyone looking at Carter’s photos of Peter. Cute Doug/Carol moment there. Greg/Jeanie <3. Maggie/the Down’s girl <3. Doug/Carol <3 <3 <3 <3.

3.17 – The boys playing basketball <3. Nice that Peter let Jeanie draw his blood. He’s finally stopped being a prick about her HIV.

3.18 – Kerry/Jerry. LOL! The woman who ate all the medical instruments. Crazy. Carol/Maggie don’t like each other. No Jeanie, stick with Greg!!

3.19 – Maggie/Carter/bed! Lol! Mark’s cute dog! Doug/Carol <3 <3 <3. Jeanie with a mousetrap on her foot!!! Poor Carter. That is so blatantly a doll. The “bum in a bucket” couple! Hee. Maggie trying to help Carter “Well, you sure told him.”. Carter sort of asking Maggie out!!! Jeanie/Jerry/Wendy and the mouse!!!!! Nurses’ night out.

3.20 – Doug/Mark/golf. The story written about the doctors/nurses!!! “No meat, no men. I’m your woman.” LOL Maggie. The brother/sister donors. The Doug/Carol/Anspaugh/golf scene. “OMG Kerry, you wrote it!” Mark/Kerry working together. Love that scene where Carol watches Doug and the kid. “I did not write the damn book.” ANNA DEL AMICO!!!!!!! I am going to make sure I appreciate her this time around! Mark! Jeanie, NO.

3.21 – Hee, I like Anna. And Randi. Maggie and her arsenal. Lol. Have I mentioned how much I like Jorja Fox both in ER and in TWW?! Maggie/Carter/pepper spray! Carol’s birthday and Doug being adorable. Jeanie trying to be a friend to Peter. Doug/Carol singing to the little boy. Carol’s surprise party!

3.22 – Carter doesn’t need a salary! How nice to be in that position. Charlie again! I actually forgot about the whole Anspaugh/Carter not getting along story arc. Kerry/Jeanie. Mark/gun. You know, Doug/Anna – that wouldn’t have been a bad story arc ….. I like Carter during this period. DOUG/CAROL <3 <3 <3 <3. The end.

Rewatch: ER Season 2

Okay so when I marathoned the series the first time around, apparently I wasn’t too keen on Season 2 and deleted a lot of the episodes and only kept my favourites.

2.07 – Doug and the kids! Harper the medical student! Jerry’s “hi-tech” computer. LMAO. Modem? WOW. Cannabis lady! LOL! Carol playing computer games! Doug the hero! Mark playing computer games! “Ugh, TV doctors.” Poor little girl! Poor Harper!

2.08 – Look at them crawling back to Doug now he’s a hero! I can’t decide what scrubs I dislike the most. Ouch what Shep say about suicide to Carol. Foot in mouth. Oh god the brother/sister/incest/pregnancy! It’s RON RIFKIN!!!!! The nanny!! Doug’s drunken speech. I quite like Harper actually. Forgot all about her.

2.09 – Carter/Harper! Lol. Kerry! Poor Josh. Doug’s Mum!

2.10 – Carol/Shep and her very cold house! The singing of ‘Carol of the Bells’. Oh I love the Christmas episodes. The way Carol is eyeing that Father Christmas-like guy! Kerry’s African boyfriend! Wow that is some snow! Susan having to look at everyone’s Christmas presents. Carol carol singing! Party at Carol’s! Doug/little Susie CUTEST THING EVER!

2.11 – That girl asking Jeanie to be her mother was adorable. Loretta! Thank you Jeanie for yelling at Peter. Mr Rubidoo! This story arc is so tragic. I forgot about Jeanie/Carol friction. The fat pregnant lady who didn’t know she was pregnant!

2.14 – Carter is so shipping Mark/Susan! Haha! Doug/Carol also shipping Mark/Susan! Lol. Peter’s trying to do the right thing – you’re meant to encourage him Mark! Carter is all emo. You know, I am liking Carter/Susan scenes. Although it was super awkward when he had a crush on her in early Season 1, I like the mini story arc when she comes back and they date/become good friends.

2.21 – Susan <3 <3 <3 <3. MARG HELGENBERGER!!!! “He really wanted me to have his mother’s ring but she’s still alive.”. LOL! Lydia <3. Susan giving Carol the brush off. Iris! The start of Jeanie and the HIV storyline ….. Susan <3.

2.22 – The awesome opening with the singing and grooving to the music. Awwh Peter gave Carter the brush-off. Mark’s deal with Kerry. Naked, singing woman. Carol quits! Carter missed his graduation. Nice Benton/Carter moment there.

Rewatch: ER Season 1

1.01 – Old school! Jerry! Timmy! Look at Susan’s hair!!! The instrumental music is really ~intense~. Lol. Gosh look at how old that waiting room is! Haha. The doctor’s lounge! The really badly made ID badges. Jennifer and Rachel! It’s been awhile since I thought about them!! I’ve always wondered about the lack of toilets but they have toilet signs in the pilot, opposite the trauma rooms. Carter’s like a baby in this! Awwh Doug/Carol. I remember when I watched this the first time around I kept waiting for her suicide moment. That was kind of what I knew about the Pilot so everything else was kind of ignored. FRANK!!! Look at that fake snow, can anyone say FAKE! I am sorry I will never find the birth of a baby a magical moment, not even if you play nice music over it. How comes they stopped with having a paediatrician on the floor later on? See they have metal detectors already in the waiting room! Wendy! SHIRI APPLEBY!!! “You set the tone” Carol!! Benton and his surgery!

1.03 – It really bugs me when the names don’t match the pictures in the credits. Haha Carter’s German tourists. Carter’s curtain hair! Gloves or no gloves I would definitely wash my hands after doing what Carter was doing. Carter to the rescue! Oh the start of one of Carter’s many ill advised love interests. The old devoted couple mirrors the old devoted couple that Tony/Sam treat in the series finale. The ER cafeteria! We don’t get to see that later on in the series!

1.04 – Benton being woken by the singing woman! Nice! OMG look at that vending machine! Old school! “I met you my first day.” “My last … or so I thought.” I LOVE the way Carol makes fun of what happened to her <3 <3 <3 <3. Doug’s ‘sensitive to Carol’ policy! LOL! I love how many extras there are during the trauma room scenes! Later on even the minor characters get names. Casen/Lewis. Morganstern <3. Rosemary Clooney!

1.05 – OMG that mobile phone! The crazy lady hearing Princess Diana’s voice! The burping lady! Carter and the wheelchair! Carol/the little boy! The mobile phone affecting the equipment! Haha! You can tell how old this is! OMG it’s the guy who plays Meredith’s dad on GA! He looks so young here!! Dr Green Day! Carter <3! Peter’s brother-in-law! God the birth of a baby is ugly. Doug/Carol … awwh.

1.06 – I find it weird that the episode opens with Carol not being remotely mad at Doug considering the ending of the previous episode. Ivan the liquor store owner! Waiting for the heart episode. Doug <3 <3 <3 <3.

1.07 – And a car came crashing into the ER! This really is the most dangerous place to work! And the guy wasn’t really stabbed! Love the blood alcohol pool bets! CHLOE!!! Rachel! Wait, now there is a reference to Doug showing up at Carol’s place? Did I label them wrong or did they air them in the wrong order?! No wait, it can’t be that because of Ivan the liquor store owner’s storyline. I am so confused! Linda!! Wendy/Rachel! Carol punching Doug in the arm! Jerry coming to Susan’s rescue <3. ARTHUR! The dead guy is still there! Not a lot of Carter in this episode. Isn’t Doug’s son one of the biggest mysteries of the show?! I kept excepting him to show up needing a kidney or something. Susan’s cute cat!!!

1.08 – Patrick!!!! Patrick’s knock-knock joke with Carol! Lol! The cop/Lydia!!!! Susan’s birthday surprise!!!! Doug/Carol kiss <3 <3 <3!!!! Haleh being made at Peter! Doc McGoos! Chloe!! Doug/Carol … awwh! Carter/Susan on the rooftop! Carter’s adorable in this scene.

1.09 – Doug as Chief Resident! Mookie! Peter’s Mum!!! “I think his people owned our people …. But you’re a nice boy.” BOB!!!!!!!! Love Walt for putting things into perspective for Peter.

1.10 – Oh dear Div’s losing it. Prepare yourself Susan! Bob and the Halloween decorations!!! “Piss off” “That’s ironic coming from a man with no kidneys.” Bob’s Easter decorations!!! Al – Lydia’s policeman!!! Susan/abusive patient. I can’t believe she stuck a sunflower in his bum! Carter and the suicidal she-he. OMG she jumped! I remember the first time I watched that really shocked me. Thanksgiving buffet!!! The turkey man!! Peter making Carter go to thanksgiving dinner with him.

1.11 – Jerry and the snow! Wendy and the rollerskates! Mark and Susan plastercasting Carter’s leg!!! Snowball fight!!!! Stool football! I LOVE THIS EPISODE! Awwh the look on Doug’s face when Carol announces her engagement. Bless. Roxanne the desk temp!!!!! Mass trauma! The look on Mookie’s face! Haleh singing <3. Patrick! Angela Hicks!! The X-Ray guy! Patrick and the little boy! Doug’s girlfriend mucking in! Patrick playing music over the tannoy system! BOB TO THE RESCUE!!!! The look on Lydia and Wendy’s faces is classic! The biker taking Carter’s cast off for him. Carter/Bob! “Do you think there’s one perfect person ………. Because for Doug, it’s you.” The Christmas lights are so pretty!

1.12 – Is ER Season 1 the only series on television to have 2 Christmas episodes per season?! I know 1.11 was sort of a pre-Christmas thing but they were playing Christmas music and had decorations which is more than we get in a lot of shows. Lydia, Mark and Haleh singing ‘It’s my party!’ Mark/Lydia and the mistletoe!! Patrick!!! Patrick and Rosemary Clooney singing!! Oh no poor Susan! Div has disappeared! Awkward Carter/Susan moment! I like them “together”/as friends when she comes back but this moment is just so awkward! And yet …. Is it wrong that I am sort of shipping Carter/Susan this time around? Is it bad that this is probably my favourite Susan ship. Carter’s gift to Susan! Chloe!!! Oh dear she’s pregnant! Doug don’t do this!

1.13 – Poor Carter!!! Susan/Chloe!!! Lydia and her nicotine withdrawal! Why is Carol wearing blue scrubs? Jackie! Shirley!!! Carter in the operating room! LOL! Poor Susan is having the worst day ever!

1.14 – DEB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Awwh Carol got stuck by a needle. Again, mention of Doug’s son. Deb electrocuted Carter!!!!!!!!! Peter’s mum! Morganstern’s obsession with that piano showroom!!! Haleh and Deb joking with Carter!!! The sociologist guy!! Everyone at Doc McGoos <3 <3 <3 Awwh poor Susan just watching!

1.15 – Carter upset with Deb for doing his scut work. Lol. I can’t believe the little girl domestically abuses her mother. That’s so horrible. Susan’s mad at Mark <3. Jeanie!!!!! Whatever happened to that kid that Haleh made Peter mentor?? The very dead body. I cannot believe they’re smoking inside a hospital!! Haha Susan didn’t offer Casen her lighter. The guy with the arrow in the back of his head!!! Jacob!!! The start of Doug/Diane, right? Dr Lewis treating Casen!! Haha! Love the karma! The Elvis impersonators!! Doug <3 <3 <3.

1.16 – Carter and Mark rolling around in the back of the ambulance …. That sounds wrong ….!!! Clearly Carter you wouldn’t wear a coat like that to work!!! Doug/Carol and the snake!! Carol is so excited about the new crash carts!!! Haleh giving Peter a hard time. I love it when she does that. I can’t believe that little kid was going to shoot that other little kid. Carter’s trauma presentation! Deb’s trauma presentation! The look on Carter’s face!!! Carter and the snake!!!!!! Carol getting the crash carts back <3 <3 <3. Doug, Carol, Carter and Lydia all in one toilet stall!!!!! Carol and the weird patient under the sheet!

1.17 – OH! It’s the start of Carol/Russian girl storyline! Al and the dog! Bless <3. Carter giving mouth-to-mouth! Susan and her ‘Anatomy Of A Dog’ book! Al kissing Lydia!!! Carol speaking Russian! Cheerleaders on acid! Dr Casen giving Susan flowers!!! LOL! DEB ON SPEED!!! Wendy’s hand! Bill the dog is so cute!!!! WENDY AND DEB!!!!! LOL! Lydia earwigging on Mark/Susan’s conversation! Jake is sort of cute the way he wanted to set Doug up with his Mum. The old lady and the ironing. Benton/Mum. Mark/Susan ice-skating!

1.18 – Doug <3 <3 <3. Carter trying to talk the suicidal man down. Lol. The kid with his face stuck in the stuffed tiger’s mouth!! Peter’s birthday belly dancers!!! LOL! Carol wants to adopt Tatiana. Love the whole Peter’s fake birthday thing. DONNA MOSS! Hehe. Doug going crazy on the man who kicked his daughter out of the window! Jeanie!

1.19 – Fake coma guy! As Susan says “Hell of a way to get a free meal.” The conman! The poor cancer guy without a voice box. “Jagman’s bowel, Benton’s stone”. LMAO! Doug/Carol <3 <3 <3. Oh poor Carol! Oh Doug/Carol <3 <3 <3 <3 <3. The fake doctor!!! Peter’s Mum!!

1.20 – Before I started the series, I read a few articles about the show and they always mention this episode so I was quite apprehensive about it as it sounded really tragic and angsty. Doug/Mark playing ball! Peter’s Mum! Bradley Whitford!! “Will you sign a good well card?” “Sure, who’s it for?” “Me.” Poor little old lady! “Everyone is so old and sick around here.” “Yeah, this is a hospital.”. I have to admit that it is a good episode but not one I get much enjoyment from rewatching!

1.21 – The guy on the commode! PCP guy smashing the trauma window! Deb/Carter being all competitive. Dr Swift the moonlighter/new ER chief! Carol in her lice outfit!! Paper explosion! “Disaster” faked by Dr Swift! Carol and the werewolf. Carol/Susan friendship. “Every full moon should be ladies’ night.” Carol asking Susan to be her bridesmaid!! Susan/Carter/Carol dancing to ‘Twist and Shout’.

1.22 – The old ladies and the dog! The paranoid woman! Doug and the bike! Deb doing a chest tube by herself! She ran! I love when Doug is having that convo with Dianne about the bike and then gets the trauma call about a 12 year-old on a bike being hit, you think it might be Jake. Peter’s Mum <3! Chloe!! Deb/Carter! Susan/Chloe!

1.23“I’ve always wondered why there’s a naval base on Lake Michigan. Who’s going to invade? Canada?” Doug’s therapy appointment! Lol. Peter being caring, wow.

1.24“I’m going to play Romeo.” “Comic version?” “No.” “Oh.” Div! OMG that’s Amy Ryan from The Office!!!! Look how young she looks!! Carter and his pony story! Dumb and Dumber!! Doug coaching baseball is adorable. Walter’s Peter’s Barry White impression.

1.25 – Funny opening scene with Susan/Chloe! Carter falling off his chair! OMG look how young Tunie is!!!!!!!!!!! The whole ‘Blackbird’ singing! Carter’s choice between ER and surgery! I feel so sorry for Susan having a family like that. Ethel and Ada the two VERY old ladies. Susan and Carol sunbathing! We needed more Carol/Susan scenes! Crazy gang girls! Peter’s Mum died!! Doug/Mark basketball! I kinda hate that Doug cheats on Diane. He had grown up such a lot! Peter/Jeanie! Susan singing!

1.26 – Poor Carter! Carter’s evaluation of Peter! Carter’s freaking out! Irritable cancer boy. Carol’s wedding! Poor Susan. Poor Carol! Doug/Carol <3. Carol’s wedding reception. Dude that is so the song that Archie and Tony perform in the penultimate episode of the series!!!!!! Wow, echo alert! Carol’s speech. Doug kissing Susan! Dancing! I love the instrumental music at the ending there.

26 episodes! Wow this is a long season!