When Gloria Brancusi learns that Andrea, the orphan girl, has come back to the hospital as a patient her first reaction is to run away. Gloria has second thoughts after deciding to adopt the troubled orphan.
Gonzo's professional confidence and bedside manner are affected by a malpractice lawsuit, after a young patient asserts that he has begun to feel worse after an emergency operation. A patient is mistaken for a hospital inspector.
Gonzo rescues a woman who was injured on some broken stairs inside a rundown apartment building. After he traces the ownership of said building to SFM, the board decides that the best solution is to tear down the building and build condos in its place.
Trapper gets called into the hospital on his birthday to deal with a possible epidemic. Stanley is finally able to track down the source of the problem, but that does not do much for John's mood, as everyone seems to have forgotten him.
A 119-year-old man, seemingly in good health, says that he has come to the hospital to die. He changes his mind after media attention makes him feel important again, but Trapper discovers an aortic aneurysm that may kill him after all.
Andrea finds out who her real mother is, and wants to meet her. Trapper's concern over the emotional state of a Greek patient brings out the good Samaritan in Gonzo, who decides to contact the man's daughter in Greece.
Everyone is happy for Gloria when she earns her accreditation in Advanced Cardiac Life Support Care, except one doctor. He does not believe nurses should be doing this kind of work, and tries to have Gloria fired.