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The Greater Good 

Pratt and Kovac clash over a miscarriage-prone young woman who arrives to deliver a premature baby. Pratt wants to make heroic efforts to save the unborn child, while Kovac is adamantly ... See full summary »

Director:

Richard Thorpe

Writers:

Michael Crichton (created by), R. Scott Gemmill | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Noah Wyle ... John Carter (credit only)
Laura Innes ... Kerry Weaver
Mekhi Phifer ... Gregory Pratt
Alex Kingston ... Elizabeth Corday
Goran Visnjic ... Luka Kovac
Maura Tierney ... Abby Lockhart
Sherry Stringfield ... Susan Lewis
Ming-Na Wen ... Jing-Mei Chen (as Ming-Na)
Sharif Atkins ... Michael Gallant (credit only)
Parminder Nagra ... Neela Rasgotra
Linda Cardellini ... Samantha Taggart
Paul McCrane ... Robert Romano
Bob Newhart ... Ben Hollander
Michael Angarano ... Zack
Allison Smith ... Denny
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Storyline

Pratt and Kovac clash over a miscarriage-prone young woman who arrives to deliver a premature baby. Pratt wants to make heroic efforts to save the unborn child, while Kovac is adamantly against spending vast amounts of money to keep the forever sickly baby alive. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Language:

English

Release Date:

6 November 2003 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The title refers to the term "greater good" usually associated with the philosophy of utilitarianism or as stated in the Star Trek universe "the good of the many out weigh the good of the one". See more »

Quotes

Dr. Gregory Pratt: She was my patient!
Dr. Luka Kovac: Yes, and if I hadn't treated her, she would still be here. Now she's at home and feeling better.
Dr. Gregory Pratt: So, that's it? This is how I'm supposed to learn? Either I do it your way or you take it away from me?
Dr. Luka Kovac: Pratt, I'm trying to teach you the way you practice medicine here is inefficient.
Dr. Gregory Pratt: Oh, and letting babies die is?
Dr. Luka Kovac: You really think you saved that kid today? For what? 24-hours nursing care. He's probably gonna require a lifetime committment. Are you gonna be around to give it to ...
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References Mega Man (1987) See more »

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