I also like Dr. Chen "Deb". I dont know why the writers insist on jacking her around so much or so little as the case may be.Originally Posted by babs1003
Remember Deb was a cast member early on and then left (I cant recall if Ming Na left or was written out). Her charecter was under-developed then, so why bring her back and still make her just a background body?
All we really know about Chen is that she is a good doctor, has a bit of a short fuse, comes from a traditional Chinese family background which has caused some strife and that she has a sweet tooth for good looking black men - one of which fathered a child which she gave up for adoption and another who seriously stained her best sweater and another she appeared to be making googlie eyes at last episode.
Another point I wanted to bring-up, and i LOVE this show - is that County General - which is a self-proclaimed "also ran" in the scheme of things - has always had these great doctors. They really need to write in at least one hack - M*A*S*H had Frank Burns, ER needs one too. Lets face it, after 10 years, a realistic presentation of a County Operated hospital is going to have at least a few hacks pass through the ER - medical students not withstanding.
They toyed a bit with Susan having patients drop dead on her left and right but that was passed off more as bad luck than bad medicine.
Another inconsistancy is Neela has been the first real charector of Middle-Eastern or Indian decent. Anyone who has been in any big city hospital will tell you that you are likely to encounter more than one in 10 years.
That is not fair to people of that region. And even Neela is played up more as being from London and just happens to be of Indian decent.