|Season 13, Episode 19|
|Air date||April 19, 2007|
|Written by||Joe Sachs|
|Directed by||Richard Thorpe|
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Kovac and Gates deal with a hopeless father whose son succumbs to heart failure; Pratt tries to resolve the tension between him and his brother; an Armenian man tries to be a good samaritan but ends up crashing near the ER; Abby sneaks in baby Joe when she worries his sickness may be worse than it seems; Also, Sam injures the instructor of a self-defense seminar.
Luka treats a man with a failing heart, and later must make heartbreaking decisions concerning the man's Alzheimer's-stricken father. Language presents a challenge when Neela and Abby treat a good Samaritan. Meanwhile, Pratt tries to help Chaz make a new career choice, Gates has troubles with his own father, and Sam's got her hands full with a seminar on handling aggressive patients.
- Although listed in the opening credits, Scott Grimes does not appear in this episode.
- The man with the failing heart was portrayed by Andy Prosky, and that character's Alzheimer's-sticken father was portrayed by Robert Prosky, Andy Prosky's father in real life.
(about Mr. Rutley)
Abby: Poor guy. So sad.
Luka: Ahh. He's lucky.
Luka: He doesn't have to remember losing a son every day.
(Sarah shows up at the hospital for a vaccine)
Neela: Why didn't you go to your pediatrician?
Sarah: He only takes care of little kids. Besides, I think I need a new doctor anyway. Do you know a good GYN?
Tony: Is that your history project?
Sarah: No, I'm paying the bills.
Luka: I guess uh... his urine tested negative? Pratt doesn't think he needs a CBC?
Abby: (smiling) No. I know, you think I'm acting crazy.
Luka: No, I think you are acting like a mother -- a slightly crazy one.