Season 15 Episode 15

The Family Man

Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Feb 12, 2009 on NBC

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  • We are introduced to the character of Lucy

    In this episode of ER, the following happens. Sam and Gates are finding is strange still working together, now that they are no longer a couple. A mother and daughter crash into an ambulance outside of the ER. They are brought in and treated. Since the mother will be in hospital for a while, they contact her brother to look after her daughter. He comes to the hospital and they have a fight and as he walks out he tells the Doc and Sam that Lucy (the daughter) isn't his niece, she is his daughter. We soon learn that her mother isn't her mother and that Lucy doesn't know about it. The mother takes a turn for the worse and her heart stops beating. They manage to bring her back, but she is in heart failure. She will need to be in the hospital for at least a month and so they ask the real father again if he will take Lucy. If not she will go into foster care. The father agrees to take her. When it comes time to take Lucy home, her father vanishes. Lucy even says herself that he's not coming back, for her.