Doug and Mark push open the doors into the ambulance bay. A woman's voice off-screen calls, "There he is!" Immediately Doug and Mark are surrounded by reporters begging for "just a moment of [Doug's] time" and asking how it feels to be a hero. Doug is blinded by the lights, and finally, we get a crane shot in which Mark and Doug are crushed on all sides by cameras and journalists, unable just to end their day in peace.
And speaking of ending in peace...that'll just about do it for me. As much as I have enjoyed recapping ER, I realized over the summer that between editing and posting half the recaps on the site, writing half the content over at Fametracker, and also (I hope) embarking on some entirely new projects this fall -- [cough] book [cough] -- something had to give, and I just will not have time to write the ER recaps, at least for the foreseeable future. Thank you all for reading the past season and a half of poorly fact-checked, lazily medically researched, and obscenely long recaps, and for being so smart and funny and well-behaved on the forums.
I am placing this space in the eminently capable hands of Heathen, formerly of Making the Band and Deadline and currently of Band of Brothers, Wolf Lake, and Undeclared. If you've read her recaps, you know she is going to rock ER like it's never been rocked before. If you haven't...you in for something good.
(Also -- and you didn't hear this from me -- keep an eye out for the Rex the Wonder Preemie store. No, I am not joking.)