A weary Dr. Greene remains at home to care for his father and shares a tender moment, while a robust Dr. Kovac tries to court Nurse Hathaway. In addition, faulty hospital procedure causes Dr. Benton to assail Kovac for not checking up on a patient who now might lose his leg; likewise, Dr. Chen is horrified to learn that a simple metabolic test for infants could have prevented a boy's disabling brain seizure. Dr. Carter assumes Greene's shift and is a whirling dervish of activity who can't resist taking over other doctors' cases as well. When an anemic teenager refuses crucial treatment, Dr. Corday makes a calculated gamble in order to assist her. Dr. Malucci is enraged when a 6-year-old car accident victim claims that her father has been sexually abusing her.