Hathaway can't resist trying to help a fellow single pregnant woman who refuses to quit her unhealthy lifestyle and seems resigned to her fate, while Dr. Weaver questions the work of her former mentor, Dr. Lawrence. Dr. Benton agonizes over taking a self-administered paternity test that will determine if he really is the father of his toddler son. Dr. Finch is blamed for an explosion in the suture room but Dr. Malucci might have a different answer. After a nursing home fire, Dr. Carter is chastised for not convincing a frightened older woman to sign a consent form that would let her terminally ill husband die. Later, Carter is torn when a poor father asks him not to report that his son has diabetes until his worker's insurance kicks in, and after hours, he visits the moody Elaine. Elsewhere: a beaming Jeanie has startling news for Weaver, and a new desk clerk overcomes a rough beginning to his day and soon has the staff in stitches with his comic impressions.