The police wheel in a casualty of a drug deal-turned-shoot-out. They also bring in an injured woman who was the shooter, plus a pair of wounded brothers who were shot by the man who was shot dead. A 13-year old girl with sickle cell disease is brought in because of abdominal pains; Neela takes her case while Tracy learns from her. Banfield's pregnancy test is negative, which leads to a discussion with his husband and a visit to a specialist.
A girl who was hit by a car while driving a bicycle is treated in the ER. When her boyfriend turns up it turns out it may not have been an accident. While a lottery has made millionaires of several nearby convenience store workers, Dr. Banfield and her husband are at the fertilization clinic hoping for their one in a million chance. And as an older woman is brought in assisted by her on-and-off husband, three love stories continue in the ER: Dr. Morris meets policewoman Diaz again, Sam discovers that Tony has been seeing Daria, and Neela plays it cool with the ...
A single mother is hurt in a car accident, and must find someone to take care of her daughter. Gates treats a 78-year-old man who refuses surgery that would save his life. Meanwhile Morris's afternoon date with Claudia is not what he expected.
Dr. Carter returns to Chicago and talks Dr. Banfield into allowing him to pick up a number of shifts (without pay). Other happenings include Banfield's dogged pursuit of motherhood, Neela's intensifying personal relationship, and Archie's involvement with a patient who was probably beaten while in police custody - with his new girlfriend the detective standing by.
A girl drops off a sick baby at the ER and then leaves; Carter may get a kidney transplant; Gates and Daria care for an elderly woman with multiple sclerosis; Neela and Sam are in Seattle to transport a heart for Joanie Moore, while Doug and Carol are concerned that the donor's grandmother might not consent.