Carla goes into labor eight weeks early, causing a frantic Benton to overstep his bounds. Benton and Carla grow further apart as their baby's life hangs in the balance. Carter contemplates whether or not he's cut out to be a surgeon, while Jeanie rekindles her relationship with Al. Ross helps the nurses surprise Carol with a birthday party. Greene, battered physically and psychologically, returns to work amid heightened security.