Wyatt Cole stuggles to cope with his gambling addition, a demanding surgeon father and a his romance with his ex-girlfriend Alice, all this while taking on his job as a paremedic where he deals with a belligerent drug user and victims of a car accident involving a drunken driver.
Cole continues to confront his romantic feelings for ex-girlfriend Alice, who considers taking her relationship with her new boyfriend to another level. Meanwhile, Cole goes on a call to treat a high priest in the throes of a seizure, but complications arise when his flock believes he's actually possessed. Cole also tries to help an old schoolmate suffering from leukemia.
Songs: Joni Mitchell
-- Blue, R.E.M.
-- Driver 8, Screaming Jay Hawkins -- I Put A Spell On You
Under the glow of a full moon, Cole and Sack go on bizarre emergency runs that involve shadowy government agents, a man who mysteriously dropped from the sky and landed on a car, and an imposter EMT who's the first to respond to an attack at a gay bar. Meanwhile, Cole's conflict with his demanding father intensifies.
A heavy fog sets in over the town, causing a major pileup that Cole and Sack are dispatched to. The two have to help a liver transplant patient get to the hospital for treatment as well as a crane operator who is experiencing extreme chest pain. Meanwhile, Cole asks his psychologist's mother to help Sack's son.
Songs: Ben Lee
-- Gamble Everything For Love, HellHounds -- Hey Sandman, Luther Russel -- Keo's Blues, James Combs -- Let's Talk About Love, Sing Sing -- Lover, Pet -- No Yes No, Silversun Pickups
-- Well Thought Out Twinkles, Black Toast Musci -- Who You Leaving With
As his demanding father's 60th birthday approaches, Cole grapples with various personal issues---his wilted relationship with Alice and his gambling addiction among them. He also goes on an emergency run to assist a ravishing but vacuous underwear model and transports a liver-transplant patient. Meanwhile, Sack decides to enroll his gifted son in a new school.
-- Emergency Surgery, Girls In Hawaii -- Flavor, Fundamental Music -- Get Naked, Extreme Music -- Making Of A Million, Snow Patrol
-- Open Your Eyes, Kinsey Report -- This Old City
Lifeshield becomes a living hell for Wyatt after corporate-minded Kroll is hired as the new medic supervisor. Kroll proceeds to whip Lifeshield into shape, but Wyatt stubbornly resists the efforts to clean up and acknowledge authority even risking his job to save an accident victims life by unauthorized means.
Cole deals with Big Brother in the form of his strict new supervisor, who installs monitoring systems inside the ambulances to track the paramedics' every move. Elsewhere, Cole tries to save a transplant patient's life; and Alice treats an elderly woman who believes that Cole is her late husband.
Cole reevaluates his relationship with Alice after discovering a secret about her. On the emergency beat, he and Sack treat a gang member with a gunshot wound---but the call is complicated by the hardened gang leader, who refuses to let his injured underling go to the hospital. Elsewhere, a bond begins to grow between Angela and novice EMT Harper.
Songs: Eric Bachmann -- Home, The Badge -- Super Fine
After a bomb explosion rips apart a medical clinic, Cole and Sack race to the scene to rescue trapped victims---including a pregnant nurse. At the site, Cole's fellow first responders, Angela and Harper, are shadowed by two Japanese firemen who are in Portland to learn rescue skills.
Wyatt Cole and his paramedic partner John Sack Hallon face legal proceedings when the father of the baby they saved through an emergency C-section decides to sue them over the death of his wife. They also have their hands full with the media, who are attempting to turn the heroes into pariahs. But Wyatt finds an unlikely ally in his legal fight, none other than his own father, Dr. Martin Cole.
Songs: Lou Reed
-- Busload Of Faith, The Teddybears With Mad Cobra -- Cobra Style, John Hiatt
-- Cry Love
Drug-addled thugs carjack Cole's ambulance. Meanwhile, Angela is appointed temporary dispatcher, but she exasperates her fellow paramedics with her overly authoritative style.
Black Toast Music -- Crash And Burn, Sonic Youth
-- Incinerate, Spartan Fidelity -- Pinpoint
Tension mounts when Cole and Sack prepare to testify at a deposition for a lawsuit. Plenty is at stake, as the legal action threatens to destroy Cole and Sack's friendship---and might shut down Lifeshield for good.
-- Bridgin The Gap, Luis Vinicio E La Sua Orchestra Tipica Argentina -- Gelosia (Jealousy), Submarines -- Love And Hate, 5 Alarm Music -- Tango Flambe
Wyatt must finally decide what he really wants from his job and his relationship with his ex-girlfriend Alice, who may have a job opportunity on the other side of the country. As he struggles to help a young boy who may be a victim of abuse, Wyatt must also deal with the fact that Lifeshield, the ambulance service for which he works, is on the auction block.
Dujeous -- All MC's, Warren Zevon
-- El Amore De Mi Vida, Cloud Room -- Hey Now Now, Jerry Moss -- Pick A Card, Ween
-- Voodoo Lady