While Dr. Greene and Dr. Weaver work out their differences regarding a policy for HIV-positive workers, Jeanie decides to put a stop to the rumors that a staff member has AIDS. Dr. Carter asks Dr. Gant to spend the holidays with his family, then backs out to accept an invitation from Dr. Keaton. Charlie, brings a seriously ill baby in to see Dr. Ross. Dr. Doyle treats a battered woman and helps her escape from an abusive husband. A severely burned homeless man makes Greene promise to look after his dog, Nick. Dr. Benton has a disappointing conversation with Keaton. Ross drops in on Nurse Hathaway's traditional Ukrainian Christmas to ask a favor.