Later in the season he went on a cruise with Charge Nurse Samantha Taggart's grandmother Gracie and even though the cruise was only supposed to last 1 week they ended up gone for 2 months which he explained was because they went to Singapore and they also later got stuck at the Cambodian border. "Officer Down". Dawn Archer appeared as an ER nurse beginning in season 13. Dr. Moretti later returns in the Season 14 Finale and apologizes separately to Abby and Luka for his role in their marital crisis. Front Desk is also fairly heartbreaking. Themes. Cynthia waits until Mark has finished work and asks if she can talk about the job. That episode was also one of the last episodes to show Jerry smoking a cigar. Kerry Weaver started an investigation and forced Romano to retract an inaccurate, critical review of Maggie's job performance, but this did not prevent Maggie from leaving the ER. Neela is shocked and angry with Gallant, but realizes that there is nothing she can do or say to stop him from going. She locked Mark in the CT scanner room when he was calming a patient suffering from agoraphobia after her CT scans. She worked at County General between 1994 and 1997 and gave both Peter Benton and John Carter advice in many aspects. Even when consistently reminded that Brenner works in a teaching hospital, he still refuses to teach procedures to those who need or want the practice. As season 15 progresses, Morris is shown to have matured a great deal following Pratt's death, becoming the senior figure for the doctors in the ER, much like Mark Greene and John Carter before him. Despite his attitude, most of the doctors and nurses regarded him with a mixture of affection and exasperation- especially Neela Rasgotra and Luka Kovac, both of whom are non-American nationality and thus put up with Frank's insults often. Summary. Episode 11. Morris is initially an inept second-year resident who avoids work whenever possible. Skye later got involved in a "friends with benefits" relationship with Dr. Lucien Dubenko. Number 1: She lives in a motel, not a big house. The whole ER is shocked, especially Pratt, who takes his death hard. Chapters 1-12. Imagine a front-desk agent losing his or her bearings during these times. Kerry Weaver, on the other hand, although never openly rude to Morris, never views him as having much potential and does not support him as much as other ER doctors; she only gave him support as Chief Resident because he was, in her words, "a paperwork hound". Morris asks her out for dinner but she instead invites him to her Bible study group, as she is a born-again Christian (often praying while taking care of patients). Thanks for exploring this SuperSummary Study Guide of “Front Desk” by Kelly Yang. Eve told Sam that it was a good move. He then helps Weaver deliver the pregnant woman's baby. It continues to follow the Front Desk main character, Mia Tang, through the trials and tribulations of her hotel community, immigration status, and school life. Gabriel Lawrence is Kerry Weaver's mentor. Clemente's former girlfriend Jodie (portrayed by Callie Thorne), whose relationship with Victor in Newark caused unspecified problems that Kerry Weaver said were not his fault, tracks him down to Chicago and initiates a new relationship between them. He explains that he works in rehabilitation, helping disabled and amputee patients. But she also had a hostile attitude towards most if not all of her working ER nurse staff; nearly all the doctors apart from Weaver instantly disliked her, and many of the nurses eventually began to turn against her. Anspaugh opted to promote Skye Wexler instead. Lily Jarvik is one of only six characters to appear in every season of the show, having made her first appearance in episode 1.08 "9½ Hours". He also fails his medical boards while Dr. Pratt passes them. Clemente is subjected to drug tests and is kept under close watch by Luka Kovač and other staff; Kovač wants him gone but neither he nor Kerry take any steps to fire Victor from his job. Symbols & Motifs. He returns to Iraq soon after. They perform essential front desk administrative duties including answering phone calls, greeting clients, and overseeing the office budget. The character was appointed County General's new chief of staff after South Side closed and merged with County. Many readers will recognize themselves or their neighbors in these pages. Number 2: Her parents hide immigrants. He ran background checks on patients in order to help the police round up criminals (which earned him the anger of Kerry Weaver), opposed giving medical care to illegal immigrants, and attempted to beat up a homeless man with a stick. Clemente has relatively minor injuries while Jodie ends up in a coma.  Due to his connections, he helps Tony Gates get a 13-year-old ICU patient into a clinical trial there. Lydia returned in the 2009 series finale. He was Dr. Carter's first patient and then as a desk clerk in the Season 6 episode "Such Sweet Sorrow," temporarily replacing Jerry Markovic. She’s resourceful and independent and puts up with a lot of nonsense from adults. The event gives Weaver a lot of respect for Gallant and his ability to keep his head under pressure. The relationship between the two men became quite cordial, eventually developing into a genuine friendship; when Jerry was shot and nearly died in the Season 12 finale/start of Season 13, Frank was constantly at Jerry's side. Donald Anspaugh is a surgeon working at County General as well as the chief of staff and a member of the hospital board. Number 2: Her parents hide immigrants. Barnett becomes Neela Rasgotra's roommate and starts to develop feelings for her, but he has a girlfriend named Katey, and Neela is married to Michael Gallant. Her abrasive and unpleasant personality became especially clear when she forced Samantha Taggart to fire Haleh. He returns several hours later, dazed and holding a scorched paper bag. However, Gallant, who is supervising at the time, takes the blame When he is told he will be investigated, he reveals he has been called up for service, forcing the administrators to drop the investigation. Lydia Wright-Grabarsky was the second character to be introduced in the pilot episode of the ER. He initially clashes with Dr. Pratt, a brash new intern who disparages Gallant's abilities. In the following weeks, he clashes numerous times with the new chief Catherine Banfield whom Morris resents upon her arrival, seeing that she holds the position his deceased friend had earned. Despite this, he proves to be intelligent and quite adept at attending/diagnosing patients, and (at least initially) his system seems to work. Ethel "Chuny" Márquez is one of six characters who has been in all seasons of ER. Character Analysis. as Luka walks away. After Benton was suspended, Morgenstern admitted the truth to the hospital and told it to Benton in County's parking lot and resigned because the incident showed "I'm not a very great man, and that's what I need to work on.". Jerry's mom had also appeared in a long shot in the Season 3 episode "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," berating Jerry for using her trashcans to trap a kangaroo on the loose. They get married in the Emergency departments waiting area. Afterwards, he immediately decided to relieve Dr. Weaver of her position of chief of staff, which he took over himself until a full-time successor was found. Clemente's behavior includes relieving himself in public, property damage, and threats of violence. Unhappy with how things ended, Mark uses his doctor status to find Cynthia's new address. Morris declines, much to his own surprise, recognising that she is lonely and he would be jeopardising a longer-term relationship by taking advantage of that. He, along with Peter Benton, succeeds in saving John Carter's life after Carter and medical student Lucy Knight were stabbed by a patient. Susan later had a baby boy named Cosmo, whom Chuck looked after when Susan was promoted to Chief of Emergency Medicine after Dr. Romano's death. He achieves this coveted position because of a lack of competition (the more capable Greg Pratt turns down the post), an eleventh hour push of publications, and an elaborate presentation for the interview. Her interview with Mark Greene and Carol Hathaway does not go well as she appears very emotional and somewhat unreliable and inexperienced given her work history. Previous. She supervises a pediatric surgical rotation with Dr. Benton. Shortly after arriving (season 8), Gallant accompanies Dr. Weaver to the scene of an ambulance that had been transporting a pregnant woman to hospital and been trapped under fallen power lines. Kelly Yang. She has sung at both Christmas and Halloween parties in the ER and has a truly fantastic voice. Morgenstern first arrived at County in 1968 as a volunteer in his pre-med days. Eventually, Eve herself was fired on Christmas Eve for punching a drunk patient who mocked some blind children and pouring urine on him. Goldman's name was never mentioned again after she stopped appearing. She lives in a motel, not a house. Because of his great height and girth, Jerry is also used as a bouncer if patients or customers become aggressive, although he claims he avoids violence and generally has a gentle nature. Chapter Summaries & Analyses. He also participated in Susan Lewis' tenure-review panel. Meet the Characters Hank Lupe José Mr. Tang Mia Mrs. Tang Mr. Yao Jason The Motel Character illustrations © 2018 by Maike Plenzke At the beginning of Season 10, new medical student Neela Rasgotra has started her rotation at County. He invites her to get some coffee and, having made a personal connection with her, gives Cynthia the job without discussing it with Carol. Summary. Later in the season, we learn that Morris has been hired by a pharmacy laboratory. He was good friends with Abby Lockhart, having worked with her during her years as an ER nurse. This leads to them sleeping together. Victor Clemente first appears in the 250th episode of ER, "Wake Up", as a new attending physician from Newark who is seeking the Chief of Emergency Medicine position vacated by Susan Lewis and attempting to introduce modern equipment and diagnostics to the ER. His character is superficially very charming, especially with the ladies. Angela Hicks arrived in the Season One episode "Blizzard", and had to start working immediately because of a blizzard which led to many patients visiting the ER. The hefty and satisfying dose of wish fulfillment that closes the story feels fully earned by the specificity and detailed warmth of Yang's setup. Vocabulary.com. Initially liberal Jerry and fellow desk clerk, arch-conservative Frank Martin, clashed, to the point that they were involved in a fight in which they crashed on Dr. Chen. During the fourth season, Jerry accidentally blew up an ambulance with a grenade launcher; this led to a suspension from day turns by Kerry Weaver, thus Jerry was forced to attend at nights, but he would get his job back on days later that season. Jerry's mother tells Archie Morris that she applied to Harvard four times for him, but he was never able to make it into college, and complains about Jerry's paycheck. As a result of this, Barnett loses both legs and moves back to Baton Rouge to live with his mother. Much to her surprise, not to mention Pratt's, Anspaugh appointed Skye as the temporary head of the ER. In season 14, Morris discovers that his father has died, and laments to Abby that he and his dad never mended their long-broken relationship. Up until the third season, Jerry was a cigar smoker (as was Benrubi himself, although it is not known if he still smokes). Front Desk Kelly Yang. Jerry Anthony Markovic was desk clerk of the emergency room and later promoted to supervising emergency services coordinator (a position that carries no additional responsibilities and/or benefits, but requires him to wear a tie.) Simon Brenner is portrayed by David Lyons. In the episode "I Feel Good", Morris tells Claudia that he plans to one day propose to her, which she says she would accept.  Alda said that his great experience working with John Wells in the role of Lawrence led him to accept the role of Arnold Vinick on Seasons 6 and 7 of The West Wing. Lee" and pictured an Asian male in his 40s; Lee claimed he was a classmate that she was often confused with and that the following month's publication had corrected the error. Conni and fellow nurses Lydia and Yosh protest their treatment and ask chief nurse Abby Lockhart to talk to Romano about it. In the episode Separation Anxiety, Morris becomes attracted to a female patient whom he later learns is an undercover narcotics cop (Claudia Diaz, played by Justina Machado). In the ER, she became friends with John Carter, who became attracted to her, but it is later revealed that she is a lesbian. Episode 3. Dubenko becomes friends with residents Abby Lockhart and Neela Rasgotra, and later seems to fall for both of them, most notably Neela after she becomes a surgical intern. During season 5, she accuses Dr. Romano of sexual harassment. Kim Legaspi first appears in season 7 and is introduced as a psychiatrist. In the Christmas episode City of Mercy, he gets through a difficult shift as the only ER attending, and at the end of the day Hope tells him how much she has learned watching him. Chapters 54-67. Haleh is a confident and skilled nurse who at times displays a motherly disposition to the staff. Toward the end of Season 9, Anspaugh fired Romano over his insubordinate attitude and gave Kerry Weaver the job. Janet Coburn is the head of the OB department at County General Hospital, serving in that position throughout the entire run of the series (although her character appears in only 26 episodes of the show's 15 seasons). The American medical drama ER features an extensive cast of fictional characters. Jason is Mr. Yao’s son and Mia’s classmate. ER. Also known as a front desk receptionist. Jerry ultimately survives the surgery, but was not seen again in the ER until Season 15. She marries police officer Alfred Grabarsky in season 3. Heavy themes, including extortion, fraud, and racism, are balanced with the naïve dreams and determination of a 10-year-old Since then she has proved to be a valuable resource in the County General Emergency Department. In season 12, it is revealed that Morris donated sperm many times earlier in his life. If Mr. Yao finds out the Tangs have been hiding immigrants in the rooms, they’ll be doomed!… He is easily angered when residents in the ER question his medical decisions. The main characters of Chris Carter's Millennium have summaries and biographies where available. He remained both a surgeon and a leading board member but his exact position was unspecified for several seasons. In real life, Fox left ER because she kept getting larger roles on successful drama shows, starting with The West Wing and peaking with her work as Sara Sidle on the hit show CBS drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. He later resigned in protest over the death of patient Sheryl Hawkins, when he had to leave the OR and leave Dr. Rasgotra (Junior Resident) to finish the operation, because he was the only surgical attending available in the hospital, this outburst enraged Dr. Anspaugh during the M&M. Then later returns to treat patient Jules "Ruby" Rubadoux with Dr. Anspaugh. It quickly becomes apparent that Lawrence is in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. Lucien Dubenko is the current Chief of Surgery. He was involved in a "friends with benefits" relationship with new ER Chief Dr. Skye Wexler, which later ended after he lashed out at her for excluding him from her life and accused her of being a slut. Jerry and Frank received a warning from Dr. Weaver, and since then Jerry and Frank seemed to be getting along better. Front Desk. In Episode 031 "Days Like This", she knocks out a violent patient with Dr. Weaver's crutch after he has knocked down both Weaver and Jeanie Boulet. Morris abruptly quits, storming out of the ER, only to return the next day claiming his father would deny him financial support if he didn't see this "thing" through. Haleh Adams is a nurse in the ER of County General Hospital. When Ray Barnett protests angrily at Haleh being allowed to evaluate him to Susan Lewis, Lewis sharply tells him, "Haleh has been here longer than anyone- she knows what she's talking about." Chapters 13-26. 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Their relationship does not last long because Kerry is in the closet and uncomfortable at being in public with Kim. It will take all of Mia's courage, kindness, and hard work to get through this year. When Greg Pratt died in the Season 15 premiere "Life After Death," Frank was deeply shaken and upset. Front Desk Summary and Study Guide. Efforts by Neela and Simon Brenner led to his return in Season 15, and he later justly criticized Neela for her dismissive attitude towards teaching surgical residents by giving her the choice of doing her job well or getting the hell out of County (she took the former path, and her leaving later that year was for unrelated personal reasons). In the Season 12 finale "Twenty-One Guns," Luka Kovač states that Clemente has been fired from his position at County. Scott eventually dies. They are a family of Chinese immigrants and word has spread through the Chinese community up and down the coast of California that if you need help, the people at this motel is the place. Front Desk. Maggie's older sister (by three years) is identified as a former classmate of Carol Hathaway in a Catholic school. When Jerry came back to work, he and Frank fought over politics, eventually coming to blows and injuring Dr. Chen by accident. Will she be able to hold on to her job, help the immigrants and guests, escape Mr. Yao, and go for her dreams? In talking with her, Mark discovers that she is new to Chicago and feels sympathy for a lost soul in a new city. Her first episode was in the pilot, "24 Hours", in 1994. Neela is also attracted to Barnett, but they never get into a formal relationship, even after Gallant's death. They argue, but part on good terms. He has at times, been shown doing procedures in the cardio cath lab. Next. He enters the series in an unusual way, by posing as a patient. Job brief. In Season 14, Episode 3, Frank, trying to find someone to work the desk, complains, ”Now even Randi's not available.” so, though she hasn't been seen, she is still apparently on staff. As a front desk clerk you spend a lot of time in front of a computer. Along with fellow nurses Conni and Lydia, Yoshi is laid off in the tenth-season episode "Dear Abby" by character Dr. Romano during hospital staffing cuts and did not return to the show. The book’s main character, Mia, is a likeable child. The American medical drama ER features an extensive cast of fictional characters. Every day, Mia manages the front desk of the motel while her parents clean the rooms. Chapters 41-53. Gallant first appears at County General Hospital in late 2001 as a medical student in his third year. Create engaging Jeopardy-style quiz games in minutes or choose from millions of existing Jeopardy game templates. Encourage regularly scheduled breaks so they can step away and decompress. He usually appears in board discussions, and is sometimes called down to the ER for cardiology consults. Jack Kayson is the chief of Cardiology and member of the hospital board. Front Desk Kelly Yang. Try Remote Buzzer-Mode for even more fun! Morris takes Dr. Pratt's death harder than anyone else in the ER. "City of Mercy". We need to develop an inner Zen among our team members, so they remain calm and composed even when push comes to shove. Gallant is now working in a military hospital (holding the rank of Captain). Anspaugh later resurfaced in Season 12 to deal with the lawsuit issue caused by Clemente. Some of her clothes are designed and made by herself, and she attempts to market them under the label "Randi wear". He teases Mia about her pants and takes what isn’t his. It was explained in his return to the show in season 13 as to why he left County he said it was because he had felt trapped in Chicago and needed to do something new, so he left to travel the world. Dr. Coburn later appeared in season 15 to assist Dr. Rasgotra with a pregnant patient, and advise Dr. Banfield on IVF treatment. Frank also tends to show a bit more patience and concern around children, and when a ten-year-old girl who had been kidnapped and raped for months died from gunshot wounds in the ER (Season 12) even Frank was too appalled to say anything witty. Resilient Mia stumbles over and over again, but she satisfyingly picks herself right back up, often with the help of her parents, Calivista family, and friends. Symbols & Motifs. During season 6 Randi punches an extremely obnoxious man who sets off the fire alarm (causing chaos in the ER) in order to get attention as he has a migraine. Only a few months in to his internship, a helicopter crashes in the ambulance bay and Gallant is in the thick of the action. Frank exhibited a more traditionalist, conservative, law and order type of philosophy that often put him at odds with some of his more liberal co-workers, especially in matters of sex outside marriage; when giving the expecting Abby Lockhart a gift basket, he remarked, 'That's for you and the little bastard". The audience soon learns that Clemente is not the consummate professional he was originally portrayed as. Yang's first book was focused on their immigration from "The Front Desk" is author Kelly Yang's first young adult novel which earned her a spot on the New York Times best-selling Author List as well as the 2019 Asian American Award for Children's Literature. Eventually, she begins a clandestine relationship with Dr. Carter, but their relationship ends when Keaton leaves for a volunteer mission to teach Pakistani surgeons. Every day her parents clean the motel rooms while ten year-old Mia manages the front desk. However, unlike Romano, Frank was a generation out of step and eventually his attitude began to mellow; in later seasons, very few of his inappropriate comments had real malice attached to them. Luckily, he is frequently bailed out by another resident named Nick Cooper. He has an older sister named Victoria who lives in an assisted-care facility in Evanston, IL because she was in a car crash on prom night caused by her drunken teenage boyfriend that left her with brain damage at age 17. .”, Jerry is also a Universal Life Church Minister, and officiated Neela and Michael Gallant's wedding in the episode "I Do." ", -- Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books, starred review, "Mia herself is an irresistible protagonist, and it is a pleasure to see both her writing and her power grow through a series of letters that she sends to remedy injustices. Parents need to know that Kelly Yang's Front Desk is a powerful, moving tale about 10-year-old Mia Tang and her parents, who live and work at the Calivista Motel in California during the early 1990s. It is ultimately revealed by Randi that she went to jail for "malicious mischief, assault, battery, carrying a concealed weapon, and aggravated mayhem.". In season four it is revealed that his son Scott (portrayed by Trevor Morgan) has B-cell lymphoma. In the episode "Freefall", Morris is caught smoking confiscated marijuana by Dr. Robert Romano, but avoids punishment when Romano is killed by a falling helicopter in the ambulance bay. The relationship with Lucien ended due to his jealousy when Skye begins a friendship with ladies man Dr. Simon Brenner and also when she kept dismissing his efforts to become more involved in her non-sexual social life. Although they are innocent, and subsequently released, the incident shakes Gallant and his faith in the fairness and equality of the police. When Kim is falsely accused of sexual misconduct on a case, Dr. Romano leads a witch hunt and Kerry does not support Kim, leading Kim to break off their relationship. Even if everyone working on a patient is against Clemente, he always seems to get away with it because Kerry Weaver (who hired him) likes his credentials. He makes amends with his son in California, and goes to live with him. She has been Nurse manager two times over her 35 years at County; in 1997 when Carol Hathaway was home following her suspension from the ER and between 2000 and 2002, doing a terrible job in her first time there but a competent one the second time around. Morris's lack of commitment and slacking have already been well-established when his neglect costs a patient's life. He was first introduced shortly before Elizabeth Corday departed, as an arrogant but obviously talented surgeon, bragging about, and then showing his ability to run the bowel with a laparoscope. She has also forgotten her references. In the Season 10 episode "Forgive and Forget," Frank suffered a heart attack while at work. He is on a convoy of trucks, when the unit is ambushed by Iraqi insurgents. Although he has not had any luck getting a job, he is presumably re-hired at County General, because Dr. Banfield needs someone to cover for Frank, who is under the influence of marijuana-laced brownies. Arthur A. Levine $16.99 ISBN 9781338157796 Timmy was one of the many special County General ER staff members that was in the show's 2-hour pilot episode.