Last night’s ER: The – now closed – Book of Abby

by Lynn Connolly

Oh what a downer… Abby left ER last night but at least we got to see Luca, if only for a few seconds.

I was all weepy after last night’s episode in which Abby finally said goodbye to County General after a decade of doing her superwoman best to save lives and be the all round good egg she is/was.

It was a great send off for her even if it was on the down-low; normally, ER farewells involve a fair amount of retrospectives and soppy melancholic “See ya” moments but this was a clean cut. Only a small crew gathered by a waiting ambulance to wave Abby off to the distant shores of Boston where she and Luca – oh god he’s fit – are to start a new life…

And at least she went out on a high. Not only was it her very first day as an Attending, she got to save several lives before she went. One of those lives belonged to a screwed up teenager who was threatening to jump off the hospital roof but Abby being Abby, she managed to ‘connect’ with him and bring him down from the ledge.

Just on that point, I’d love to know if this happens to anyone else… when I watch people who are at great heights and could well fall off, my feet tingle. What’s that about?? Does that happen to anyone else or am I just a freak? Answers in a comment box please!

Anyway, back to Abby and she’s never been one to take see-wrap from anyone or to keep her opinions quiet, both of which are qualities that were in evidence when she deftly handled the new Chief and stood up to the board on Sam’s behalf.

She also called Neela on liking Lucien and not doing anything about. About time too! Those two have been circling each other in the longest most protracted mating ritual since Ross and Rachel!

And with time to spare, she taught big Frank to Tango, saved a gunshot victim with the application of glue and organised a mad old lady’s ongoing care.

So with no more to do, off she went to be a superdoc in Boston. Here’s a clip from last night’s show which shows her last and best bits…


Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, I'm A Celeb and Big Brother.