ER/Next of Kin

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Next of Kin
Season 9, Episode 9
Airdate December 5, 2002
Production Number 175159
Written by Dee Johnson
Directed by Paul McCrane
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Next of Kin is the ninth episode of the ninth season of ER, and the one hundred eighty-eighth episode overall.

Starring: Noah Wyle (Dr. John Carter), Laura Innes (Dr. Kerry Weaver) (credit only), Mekhi Phifer (Dr. Gregory Pratt), Alex Kingston (Dr. Elizabeth Corday), Goran Visnjic (Dr. Luka Kovac), Maura Tierney (Nurse Abby Lockhart), Sherry Stringfield (Dr. Susan Lewis), Ming-Na (Dr. Jing-Mei Chen), Sharif Atkins (Dr. Michael Gallant)

and Paul McCrane (Dr. Robert Romano) (credit only)

Special Appearance by: Sally Field (Maggie Wyczenski)

Guest Starring: Mary Carver (Matilda), Jeffrey DeMunn (Treatment Center Doctor), Megan Ryan Vint (Morgan Brenner), Marcello Thedford (Leon), Abraham Benrubi (Jerry Markovic), Conni Marie Brazelton (Conni Oligario), Laura Cerón (Chuny Marquez), Yvette Freeman (Haleh Adams), Monté Russell (Zadro), Gedde Watanabe (Yosh Takata), Elaine Bromka (Melody Cranston), Judith Hoag (Mrs. Brenner), Brian McNamara (), Dave Power (), Jurnee Smollett (Romy), Carl Weintraub ()

Special Guest Stars: Tom Everett Scott (Eric Wyczenski), Leslie Bibb (Erin Harkins)

Co-Starring: Perry Anzilotti (Perry), Michelle C. Bonilla (Harms), Tony Fitzpatrick (Mickey), Jordan Garrett (Bradley Wesson), Sandra P. Grant (Melinda Jackson), Dinah Lenney (Shirley), Brian Lester (Dumar), Sumalee Montano (Duvata Mahal), Sue Nelson (Brenda Wesson), Paul James Palmer (Louis Maddox), Michelle Wilson (Clerk), Austin Wolff (Timmy Wesson), Jake Zim (Edwin Trotter)


Plot Overview

Pratt treats a young girl injured in a car accident with her father who is revealed to be transgendered; Chen treats an abandoned newborn baby left in the hospital by his teenage mother; Abby is not happy when Maggie takes Eric out of treatment for his bipolar disorder; Kovac treats an elderly woman who gives him $10,000 as a tip; Lewis treats a woman who is revealed to have been physically abused by her son.


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