“Old Times” originally aired in 2009 which to me doesn’t feel like that long ago, but so much has changed in TV since then. Before this episode aired NBC ran promos all week long telling us that all of our избранное would be there.
"See, there's two kinds of doctors. The kind that gets rid of their feelings. And the kind that keeps them. If you're going to keep your feelings, you're going to get sick from time to time. That's just how it works."
Nurse Carol Hathaway tried to kill herself. The only reason she wasn't successful? Because her character tested so well with the audience. So instead of saying goodbye to Hathaway on such a somber note.