By Mandi Bierly
November 21, 2007 at 05:00 PM EST

Have you ever been talking to someone about a TV show or movie and realized that you completely missed a major plot point even though you saw it? Or, if you’re like me, have you recently laughed hysterically at a person who’s done such a thing? Here’s what happened:

Saturday night, I’m home watching A Walk to Remember on TNT because I genuinely enjoy that “Only Hope” scene, which I’ve embedded below.

(I’ll pause…You ready to continue?)

Anyway, I hadn’t seen Shane West for awhile, because I stopped watching ER when Clooney left, so I needed to YouTube him immediately. I found all these Ray/Neela videos and got instantly caught up in their roomie sexual tension, as naturally I would. Then, I stumbled onto this video that shows him losing his legs in last season’s finale. WHAAAT? (Don’t you love how shocked I was even though I’d invested approximately six minutes into his character? This is what it’s like to be me.) So right at that moment or maybe a minute later when I was watching his PEOPLE hottest bachelors video, my friend Tamara calls. I’m like, “You watch ER. Tell me everything about Shane West’s story line.” She goes through his history, he gets hit by the truck, and then suddenly, she’s done. I’m like, “And then he loses his legs.” And she’s like, “Huh?” I’m like, “And then he loses his legs.” Nothing. She has no memory of this. Apparently she fast-forwarded through the episode and missed him being lifted into a hospital bed. You’ve got to be careful with your DVR, folks.

Your turn.

addCredit(“Shane West: Greg Gayne”)