The Family Man is the fifteenth episode of the fifteenth season of the NBC medical drama series ER . It premiered on February 12, 2009.

"The Family Man"
Season 15, Episode 15
The Family Man
Air date February 12, 2009
US viewers 7.25 M
Written by Andrew Fash
Directed by Eriq La Salle
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A car accident in the ambulance bay injures a woman with a young child and leaves the mother in need of surgery with a significant recovery time. Brenner has difficulty finding a family member to care for the daughter. Gates treats an elderly patient who refuses treatment because he's afraid his condition will prolong an inevitable death. Morris impresses Claudia and her family. Neela tells Brenner about her job offer from North Carolina.

Cast and CharactersEdit


Parminder Nagra as Dr. Neela Rasgotra

John Stamos as Dr. Tony Gates

Linda Cardellini as Nurse Sam Taggart

Scott Grimes as Dr. Archie Morris

David Lyons as Dr. Simon Brenner

Angela Bassett as Dr. Cate Banfield


Justina Machado as Detective Claudia Diaz

Laura Cerón as Nurse Chuny Marquez

Gil McKinney as Dr. Paul Grady

Troy Evans as Frank Martin

Emily Wagner as Pickman

Montae Russell as Zadro

Angel Laketa Moore as Nurse Dawn Archer

Ariel Winter as Lucy Moore


Michael Raymond-James as Stuart Moore


Episode StillsEdit

Behind the ScenesEdit


  • Music: "Southside of Heaven," Ryan Bingham
  • Although listed in the opening credits, Angela Bassett does not appear in this episode.
  • Lucy's mention of the song "about dinosaurs" refers to "Walking in Your Footsteps," from The Police's 1983 album Synchronicity.


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  2. "Eriq La Salle Back in the ER — to Direct " TV Guide. November 5, 2008. (November 5, 2008).

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