Nobody should like him with Sam. She's just horrible. I agreed with the poster on that one. I LOVE Linda Cardellini (the actress who played Sam), but I hated the character. Nothing was ever her fault! Ugh. I digress. You can find rants on that subject from me elsewhere on the board.
So in honor of the anniversary, I watched season 9 this weekend (Joe was out of town, and I had to work in the morning Saturday, but the rest of the weekend was for sloth. I didn't change out of my PJ's until about 6 on Sunday when we had to head to my parents for dinner. *sigh* Been a LONG time since I've had the time to do that!). I love that season. Absolutely my favorite (with seasons 7, 8, 12 and 13 very close behind. My other favorite is 4, but since Goran wasn't around at that point, I won't talk about that.
). Luka is such a mess, emotionally, in a different way than we see him in the rest of the series. He had broken up with Abby a full season before, but neither of them really moved on until Abby and Carter started dating. There, we see Goran play his heart on his sleeve. It's obvious he knew he screwed up with her and lost something special (witness the exchange in the bedroom in "Hindsight"...my all time favorite episode...). I love how, all season, even though he's boffing anything with girl parts, they show his reaction any time he witnesses a tender moment between Abby and Carter. His face is heartbreaking. I also love Susan's little digs (she's one of my favorite characters. A shame they wrote her off the way they did, with barely a mention. Ugh.
). "Kovac's sleeping." "With who?" LOL
"You're late." "Blame my alarm clock!" "Oh yeah? What's her name?" Again. LOL.
The entire season, Luka was a mess. It was great to see him transform in the last few episodes. He had resolve to just be a great doctor and kick start his "new" life. Which of course leads him to Sam. But that's, again, another issue.
I'll probably throw in the first disc of season 10 to watch "The Lost" and the episodes where Luka comes home and the aftermath of "Dear Abby". Those are always fun to watch. But then I mostly skip that season, and 11. Ugh. The "Samka" seasons.
Kelly, if you first discovered Goran in "Red Widow" or "Welcome to Sarajevo" (his first "American role"), we don't care here. You're here, and that's great! You've found a brilliant actor who has improved with every role he's acted. No worries about not knowing about "ER" previously! Just catch up.