Earlier than Gray’s Anatomy got here onto the scene, ER was TV’s must-watch medical drama. The NBC sequence ended its run in 2009 after 15 seasons, leaving a formidable listing of alums in its wake.
One in every of our favourite forged members from the present’s later years is Parminder Nagra, who started taking part in medical pupil turned surgical resident Neela Rasgotra in 2003. However after six seasons, the character doesn’t finish the sequence at Chicago’s County Normal Hospital. Right here’s a fast recap of her remaining story arc.
What occurred to Neela on ‘ER’?
Although Parminder made temporary cameos within the present’s remaining two episodes, Neela’s storyline largely wrapped up in Season 15, Episode 20 — which is titled “Shifting Equilibrium.” Viewers watched the physician go away the Windy Metropolis for Le Chatelier Medical Middle in Baton Rouge, La.
The transfer got here after Neela’s ex, Ray Barnett, visited his former colleagues in Chicago with an replace on his new life in Louisiana, which included a job he loves within the incapacity bodily rehabilitation area.
After catching up with the previous resident, Neela determined that she needed to be with Ray, so she adopted him down South and took a place at his hospital. Within the sequence finale, the brunette magnificence appeared through webcam to verify in with Drs. Carter, Morris, and Brenner.
Even if ER was already on Season 10 by the point Parminder joined the forged, she mentioned in a 2006 interview that the Emmy-winning drama nonetheless felt recent. “It’s simply nice that persons are nonetheless recognizing it,” the actress informed TVGuide.com on the time.
“We have an entire new technology of individuals watching the present,” she continued. “It’s good that persons are nonetheless and are liking the characters. It is vitally flattering and a testomony to how properly the present is doing.”
Parminder famous that whereas “it’s cool to do the drugs and get the ability of that down,” the sequence is in the end concerning the relationships the characters kind on the job. “The actual drama is the non-public storylines of those individuals and what they undergo,” she defined. “It has been wonderful for me, and I’ve cherished taking part in it.”
The rom-com ‘Bend It Like Beckham’ helped Parminder ebook ‘ER’.
The mom of 1 beforehand credited her breakout function as Jesminder “Jess” Bhamra within the soccer-themed movie for her ER gig. Due to the thrill surrounding her efficiency as an athletic outsider who often clashed along with her strict Indian dad and mom, Parminder scored conferences with a few of Hollywood’s high producers, together with media mogul John Wells.
“[John] requested me about my background, how I began within the enterprise. Then he very casually mentioned, ‘How would you fancy being on ER?'” Parminder recalled to SFGate in 2003. “I simply sat there going, ‘Did he simply supply me a job?’ And naturally, I in a short time adopted it with ‘Sure, I feel so.'”
When it got here time to say goodbye to her first main TV function six years later, the 13 Causes Why alum shared, “I’ve had such a blast… It is a type of uncommon locations the place they’re very nurturing.”
Not less than Gray’s Anatomy remains to be cranking out new episodes for us to binge.