ER - Season 8

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Overview

Resolving the cliffhanger ending of season seven, season eight of the award-winning hospital drama ER surveys the damage done when the emergency room of Chicago County was besieged by a gun-wielding lunatic whose son Dr. Greene Anthony Edwards had put in foster care. In subsequent episodes, two new characters are introduced: medical student Michael Gallant Sharif Atkins and intern Dr. Gregory Pratt Mekhi Phifer, two polar-opposite personalities whose only common bond is the fact that they are both ...
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Overview

Resolving the cliffhanger ending of season seven, season eight of the award-winning hospital drama ER surveys the damage done when the emergency room of Chicago County was besieged by a gun-wielding lunatic whose son Dr. Greene Anthony Edwards had put in foster care. In subsequent episodes, two new characters are introduced: medical student Michael Gallant Sharif Atkins and intern Dr. Gregory Pratt Mekhi Phifer, two polar-opposite personalities whose only common bond is the fact that they are both African-Americans. Under normal circumstances, the season's most dramatic development might have been the return after a five-year absence of Dr. Susan Lewis Sherry Stringfield, who finds herself re-upping with the ER even though that hadn't been her original intention the fate of Susan's troublesome sister Chloe and Chloe's daughter, Suzy, would be explained in a "crossover" episode with another NBC series, Third Watch. However, too much happens this season for any one plot strand to predominate. For starters, Dr. Benton Eriq La Salle enters into a bitter custody battle over his son, Reese, with Roger Vondie Curtis-Hall, the widow of Reese's late mother, who had previously been helping to raise the boy, during which Benton's paternity is called into question; this and other crises ultimately inspire Benton to leave the ER and go to work in a small clinic with his current girlfriend, Dr. Cleo Finch Michael Michele -- who, ironically, has become exposed to the HIV virus, just like Benton's former sweetheart Jeanie Boulet. Elsewhere, nurse Abby Lockhart Maura Tierney tries to mediate an argument between her neighbors, only to get beaten up for her trouble; though East European émigré Dr. Luka Kovac Goran Visnjic seizes upon this incident to appoint himself Abby's "protector," she is still sweet on Dr. John Carter Noah Wyle. As for Carter, he is burdened with family problems brought about by his estranged parents -- especially his guilt-tripping mom. On a lighter note, a case of on-the-job political incorrectness gets several of the ER doctors "sentenced" to a weekend sensitivity-training session, which evolves into the series' own version of The Breakfast Club. In addition to the departing Eriq La Salle, season eight of ER marks the exit of Anthony Edwards as Dr. Mark Greene. After learning that his tumor has returned and is now truly inoperable, Greene slowly loses his faculties and wastes away, as his new wife, Elizabeth Corday Alex Kingston, and daughter Rachel Hallee Hirsh stand by helplessly. Greene's final episode, largely told in flashback, is one of the series' most poignant moments. Curiously, however, the demise of Dr. Greene does not take place in the season finale; that particular episode is reserved for a cliffhanger situation involving a smallpox scare, a lockdown at the ER, and a riot -- not to mention a passionate kiss between two of the principal characters.
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Special Features

Outpatient Outtakes: unaired scenes; Cutups: gag reel
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/22/2008
  • UPC: 085393365721
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  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Language: English
  • Time: 16:21:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 23,020

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Disc #1 -- ER: The Complete Eighth Season
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   Episodes
      Four Corners
         Outpatient Outtakes
      The Longer You Stay
         Outpatient Outtakes
      Blood, Sugar, Sex, Magic
         Outpatient Outtakes
      Never Say Never
   Outpatient Outtakes
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      "The Doctor Can Kiss My Wild Black Ass" From Four Corners
      "The Prince Has Been Delyaed in Oxford" From Four Corners
      "Need a Lift?" From Four Corners
      "You Said You Wanted B-Roll" From Four Corners
      "Are You Feeling Any Better?" From Four Corners
      "Slow Down Cowboy" From Four Corners
      "Too Late, You Stay and Face Them" From the Longer You Stay
      "Nurse That Puppy Before it Pops" From the Longer You Stay
      "I'm Sorry, I Misdialed" From the Longer You Stay
      "My Man Left Me" From Blood, Sugar, Sex, Magic
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Subtitles: English (For the Hearing Impaired)
      Subtitles: Off
Disc #2 -- ER: The Complete Eighth Season
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   Episodes
      Start All Over Again
      Supplies and Demand
      If I Should Fall From Grace
         Outpatient Outtakes
      Partly Cloudy, Chance of Rain
         Outpatient Outtakes
   Outpatient Outtakes
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      "I Feel Like Frankenstein" From If I Should Fall From Grace
      "Were These Safety Scissors?" From If I Should Fall From Grace
      "Pick Up Something" From If I Should Fall From Grace
      "I Don't Hate Cats" From Partly Cloudy, Chance of Rain
      "Okay, Stab Wound" From Partly Cloudy, Chance of Rain
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Subtitles: English (For the Hearing Impaired)
      Subtitles: Off
Disc #3 -- ER: The Complete Eighth Season
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   Episodes
      Quo Vadis?
         Outpatient Outtakes
      I'll Be Home For Christmas
      Beyond Repair
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      "Not into Boxing, Huh?" From Quo Vadis?
      "Reese Needs a Full-Time Dad" From Quo Vadis?
      "What Do You Want, Ex?" From Quo Vadis?
   CUTups Aka Gag Reel
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Subtitles: English (For the Hearing Impaired)
      Subtitles: Off
Disc #4 -- ER: The Complete Eighth Season
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   Episodes
      A River in Egypt
         Outpatient Outtakes
      Damage is Done
         Outpatient Outtakes
      A Simple Twist of Fate
         Outpatient Outtakes
      It's All in Your Head
         Outpatient Outtakes
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      "Good Work Out There" From A River in Egypt
      "Call the Pound" From Damage is Done
      "Don't You Hate it When They Beg?" From a Simple Twist of Fate
      "Hey You...Nurse!" From a Simple Twist of Fate
      "That Man's a Saint" From a Simple Twist of Fate
      "He's a Sad, Sorry Sack" From a Simple Twist of Fate
      "Where the Hell is My Leg?" From a Simple Twist of Fate
      "She's Pregnant!" From It's All in Your Head
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Subtitles: English (For the Hearing Impaired)
      Subtitles: Off
Disc #5 -- ER: The Complete Eighth Season
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   Episodes
      Secrets and Lies
      Bygones
      Orion in the Sky
         Outpatient Outtakes
      Brothers and Sisters
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      "I Don't Even Need to Use a Pump" From Orion in the Sky
      "She Blames Her Boyfriend" From Orion in the Sky
      "Trauma 2" From Brothers and Sisters
      "It's a Good Thing They Don't Ask" From Brothers and Sisters
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Subtitles: English (For the Hearing Impaired)
      Subtitles: Off
Disc #6 -- ER: The Complete Eighth Season
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   Episodes
      The Letter
         Outpatient Outtakes
      On the Beach
         Outpatient Outtakes
      Lockdown
   Outpatient Outtakes
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      "Need a Locker?" From the Letter
      "Playing Doc After Hours" From the Letter
      "Not My Fault You Don't Have a Life" From the Letter
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Subtitles: English (For the Hearing Impaired)
      Subtitles: Off
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best Season

    Season #8 was a truly outstanding one. It really brought charactor definition to the forefront. There were still wonderful medical scenes that we have all grown to love, but the charactors were brought to life. The final show with Dr. Greene has to be my all time favorite, with the last show with him as a doctor coming a close second. I would highly recommend this DVD whether you are a devote of ER, or just joining in.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    ER changed this season. Mark fought his battle so well, but he finally lost. Everyone was devastated, Carter taking Mark's stethoscope while cleaning out Mark's locker. Mark was great, but it's Carter's turn to show the ER his great compassion.

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