"Brothers and Sisters"
Season 8, Episode 19
Air date April 25, 2002
Written by R. Scott Gemmill
Directed by Nelson McCormick
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"Brothers and Sisters" is the nineteenth episode of the eighth season of ER. It first aired on NBC on April 25, 2002. It was written by R. Scott Gemmill and directed by Nelson McCormick. The episode crosses over with ER's sister NBC show Third Watch as Susan Lewis learns that her sister Chloe and niece Suzie are missing in New York City. She works with police officers Faith Yokas and Maurice "Bosco" Boscorelli to find them.

NBC Description

DR. LEWIS RACES TO NEW YORK TO SAVE NIECE AND SISTER IN TWO-PART CROSSOVER WITH NBC'S 'THIRD WATCH': Dr. Lewis (Sherry Stringfield) is frightened when she receives a traumatic call for help from her 6-year-old niece in New York and she rushes East to search for the child and her trouble-prone sister (guest star Kathleen Wilhoite, "Pay It Forward"), where she enlists the aid of Officers Yokas (Molly Price) and Bosco (Jason Wiles) from NBC's Peabody Award-winning "Third Watch" to comb the mean streets.

Elsewhere, Dr. Corday (Alex Kingston) fears the worst when she is phoned by Dr. Greene's teenaged daughter in Hawaii where the pair are vacationing.

Arrogant newcomer Dr. Pratt (Mekhi Phifer) causes havoc and clashes with the staff when he tries a dangerous unauthorized procedure on a dying patient.

Dr. Carter (Noah Wyle) chastises Dr. Kovac (Goran Visnjic) for allowing Abby (Maura Tierney) to slip back into using alcohol as a crutch and Dr. Weaver (Laura Innes) contends with a crushed couple who can't decide if they want to disconnect their brain-dead son's life support.

Paul McCrane, Ming-Na and Sharif Atkins also star.


Susan receives a frightening answering machine message from her niece Suzie and is unable to reach her sister. She travels to New York City and works with police officers Yokas and Boscorelli to find her missing family.

Pratt hits on Chen and performs an unauthorized procedure on a dying man with Gallant's help.

Carter discovers Abby's drinking relapse and confronts her and Luka about it.

Corday leaves the hospital to be with Mark and Rachel in Hawaii.



  • Although listed in the opening credits, Anthony Edwards didn't appear in this episode.
  • This episode crosses over to the episode of Third Watch titled "Unleashed", first broadcast on April 29, 2002. Third Watch series regulars Molly Price, Jason Wiles, Kim Raver and Amy Carlson appear in the ER crossover episode.
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