The pilot episode was aired on a Thursday at 10PM, the timeslot of NBC's #1 hit drama, ER,. NBC hops it can grab some viewers from their hit drama.
Ratings: Households: 8.3/13,
Adult 18-49: 4.5/12
11.8 million viewers overall
This episode marks the debut of creator Jason Horwitch's first series.
NBC aired a repeat of this episode on October 22nd, 2004.
Connor: Jack! Jack, what kind of ball is that? A Wilson or a Spalding?
Jack: Dad, I have no idea
The team's coach: Dr. Connor
Connor to Jack: Isolate the ball from everything. Forget about the pitcher. Forget about the score. Just focus on the ball and tell me what the word is between the stitching. Then, swing through it.
Coach: Dr. Connor!
Connor to coach: Thank you
(after Dr. Connor yelled at McCabe)
Durant: Don't take it personally. He suffers from a bad case of high expectations.
McCabe: You think?
Dr. Gorden: Thank God the feds are here, cause us local yokels, we see a guy come in bright blue, we just put his feet up and give him a glass of lemonade.
Durant: They all have alcohol in their system.
Connor: Maybe, they all went to the same bar or ordered from the liquor store. Maybe, we're just looking for bad booze.
Durant: We already ran it down. They all drank different things in different places. And most, only, had a beer or a glass of wine.
Connor: So, we've got nothing? That's just great!
Connor: How are you doing with the press?
Eva: Quiet as mice, sir.
Eva : (speaking about Dr. Connor) Uh-oh. Looks like he's about to hand somebody their head."
Frank: "Very "Reanimator". It's an excellent flick."
Eva: "Can I just ask why are you so obsessed with horror movies, when your day job pretty much is a horror movie?
Frank: Cause I love my work
(Connor walks into the room)
Connor: All right, listen up. We have nine patients out here. They all have something in common. Tell me what it is. And don't say they're all blue.
Connor: Is the ball still in the air?
Jack: It wasn't a Wilson or a Spalding. It was a Rawlings.
Connor: You see what happens when you focus. I'm so proud of you, pal.
McCabe: Incredible. The whites of her eyes, they're not white. They're blue.
Kelly: Which means?
McCabe: I don't think she's been abused. I think we're dealing with an orphan disease.
Kelly: A what?
McCabe: "It's a disease so rare it's almost never diagnosed correctly
Eva: So, I slunk back home to Mom and Dad. I mean, doesn't everybody at some point? And it turns out that they had just moved to within a stone's throw of the NIH.
Novak: National Institutes of Health
Eva: Exactly. Which should explain why all the secrecy now.
Novak: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. Hey, hey, hey, hey. You don't actually think you're going to ditch me down here, do you?
Eva: Around that corner is a door. Behind that door is an isolation ward. You won't find it on any of the hospital's plans but inside, you will find your story."
Eva: The choice is yours, Mr. Novak
(As Novak heads down the corridor, Eva takes off her shoes, runs back up, shuts the light, and shuts the door, leaving Novak in the dark
Novak: Oh, that's nice. Sneak away, you little snake! I still got my cell...She took my battery?!
McCabe: Hey, you guys leaving already?
Connor: How was Richmond, McCabe?
McCabe: "Uh - it went very well. I made the diagnosis. Technically, it's osteogenesis imperfecta, but it's commonly known as...
Connor: Brittle Bone Disease. You don't see that every day.
McCabe: Yeah. I guess it was my day
Connor: Then, there's tomorrow