Next of Kin

Season 9, Ep 9, Aired 12/5/02
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  • Episode Description
  • Abby is distressed when her mother interferes with Eric's treatment at a psychiatric hospital. Pratt treats a frightened young girl who has been injured in an auto accident and desperately wants to hide a secret. An unhappy Luka forms an unlikely bond with a lonely elderly woman who makes him a surprising offer. Chen is overcome with upsetting memories when a baby is abandoned in the emergency room. Pratt takes action after Leon is fired from his menial job.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Dee Johnson

  • Paul McCrane

  • Sally Field

    Maggie Wyczenski

  • Mary Carver


  • Jeffrey DeMunn

    Treatment Center Doctor

  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • the writers of this episode wanted to make the waters a little more murky

    By michael_colvin, Jun 27, 2005

  • troubles...

    By Parricida, Feb 20, 2008

  • Family dynamics are explored in every storyline.

    By OpalRisa, Oct 19, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (10)

    • (to the director of an in-patient treatment facility) Eric: What about recess? I mean, no swings, no monkey bars, no slides, not even a merry-go-round. Maggie: Honey, why don't we go talk to some of the other people. Eric: For bipolar show-and-tell? Okay.

    • Susan: I so need a margarita. Are you ready? Chen: I think I'm gonna pass. Susan: Oh come on. I hate drinking alone. I mean I'll do it, but...

    • Pratt: A 12 year old cross-dresser? Erin: All I know is that anatomically she's a he. Pratt: You're sure about that? Erin: I've seen my fair share of penises.

    • Eric: Are you alone? Abby: No, mom's here too. Eric: (to Maggie) Why'd you bring her? Maggie: She's worried about you, Eric. Eric: I don't want you here. Abby: Just hold on, alright? Eric: I don't want you in my life right now. Abby: What? Eric: (to Maggie) Are you coming in? (Maggie goes inside and Eric tries to close the door) Abby: Okay. Eric, don't do this. Eric: Move your hand. Abby: You need help. Eric: I don't want to hurt you. Abby: You can't do this by yourself! You need structure and stability. Eric: Let go. Abby: Someone you can rely on and trust! Eric: That's not you anymore, okay? You don't understand. Abby: Yes, I do! Eric: You think you do! But you don't. You're not like us! You never will be. Maggie: I'll call you when we get settled. Abby: Don't bother. (walks away)

    • Morgan: Is my dad gonna be ok? Harkins: Morgan, your dad's in good hands Pratt: Yeah we got our second best doctor working on him Morgan: Second? Pratt: Well, number ones here working with you, isn't he?

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    Notes (2)

    • Music: "Harder to Breathe," Maroon 5

    • Although in the opening credits, Laura Innes and Paul McCrane do not appear in this episode.

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