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Season 15, Episode 17
Air date February 26, 2009
US viewers 8.73 M
Written by David Zabel & Lisa Zwerling
Directed by Rod Holcomb
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T-Minus-6 is the seventeenth episode of the fifteenth season of the NBC medical drama series ER. It premiered on February 26, 2009.


The Banfields explore their options with an adoption agency. Carter holds his own in spite of the procedural and technological advances made to emergency medicine since he's been gone. Brenner has concerns about Lucy's foster family. Morris treats a couple who takes his advice a little too far. Sam gets quite the shock when her mother comes into the ER. Neela makes a decision about her future. Banfield discovers Carter's secret.

Cast and Characters


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

Noah Wyle as Dr. John Carter


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

Leland Orser as Dr. Lucien Dubenko

Courtney B. Vance as Russell Banfield

Ariel Winter as Lucy Moore

Angel Laketa Moore as Nurse Dawn Archer


Tony Hale as Norman Chapman

Amy Madigan as Mary Taggart

Shannon Woodward as Kelly Taggart

Judy Greer as Tilde Mulligan


  • The title quite possibly refers to the fact that, including this episode, there are six episodes left until the series finale.


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