|Season 6, Episode 10|
|Air date||January 6, 2000|
|Written by||Patrick Harbinson|
|Directed by||Anthony Edwards|
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Family Matters is the 10th episode of the 6th episode of "E.R."
MING-NA RETURNS AS ER RESIDENT AND TREATS ANGRY RUNAWAY GIRL WHO HARBORS SECRET: Former emergency room resident Jing-Mei Chen (Ming-Na) (once known as Deb Chen) returns to resume her career in medicine and immediately makes an impact when she treats a runaway teenaged girl (guest star Mae Elvis) who bitterly keeps her identity secret.
Elsewhere, Dr. Corday (Alex Kingston) is asked to coax an injured murderer (guest star Lawrence Monoson) to confess the whereabouts of a woman's body to better give her family some peace of mind.
The energetic Dr. Malucci (Erik Palladino) tries to fix Dr. Weaver's (Laura Innes) car while he later discovers that a child hockey player (guest star Cody Kasch) suffering from shortness of breath has a more serious complication than first thought.
Dr. Finch (Michael Michele) reconsiders discharging a talented teenaged athlete (guest star Gabrielle Union) who's exhausted by her unrelenting practice schedule and need to satisfy her parents.
Dr. Kovac (Goran Visnjic) sympathizes over two scruffy teenage brothers (one developmentally disabled) who would rather remain on the street than be separated by social services.
Dr. Greene (Anthony Edwards) bails out of the ER when he learns that his stubborn father (guest star John Cullum) ran off from his San Diego retirement home.