Love is a many splendored thing. It's also a battlefield, isn't always on time, and in the case of ER, is fraught with the same kind of dramatic turns and sudden emergencies the staff of County General Hospital came to expect as their day to day lives. So if you're feeling like your opinion on love is going into cardiac arrest, we've got the defib: here are 14 romantic ER quotes that'll make you believe in love again.
For every patient saved and shunt put in, there were makeups and breakups, hookups and revelations, rolling through every member of the staff. Most famously, Doug and Carol's on and off, and on, then off, then secretly on, then off, then on again romance took up the lion's share of fan attention, but subtler non-romances like Mark Greene and Susan's sustaining friendship also get their due. Sustaining a relationship is difficult, and when you throw in late nights, last-minute shift extensions, and looooooong hours, it's even harder. As such, most of the series' relationships hinged on couples realizing they were together out of convenience and weren't really compatible, or desperately trying to make it work in spite of their busy schedules. The biggest surprise in the emergency room was how often love did triumph.