So, what did everyone think of this episode? I just cried for the last twenty minutes straight. I’ve been watching ER since the very first episode, but this was by far the saddest show I’ve seen. I cried a bit when Doug left; I cried even more when Nurse Hathaway left with the twins and they played “Taking You Home” as she walked up to Doug on the pier. I cried when Lucy died, when Mark was attacked, and I really sobbed when Susan left just as Mark called, “I love you!”
But this show takes the cake. It was too, too much. Especially when they played Israel Kamakawiwo’ole’s “Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World,” which is one of my favorite songs ever. The balloon at the end guaranteed that my tears would spill over into the scenes from next week’s episode.
Did anyone love it like I did? Was it a fitting tribute? What did you think?