Mark rushes out to San Diego when his mother has a serious fall and is hospitalized. When he gets there he finds her suffering from mild dementia and questions the care she is receiving. To his surprise Cynthia Hooper follows him unannounced and uninvited, leading his parents to form a conclusion about their relationship. Mark also learns a lot about his parents' relationship and while he continues to struggle with his difficult relationship with his father, he also learns of some of the sacrifices the man made for his family.
Did You Know?
This is the second episode in this fourth season to take place entirely away from the ER at County General. In this case, it involves Mark Greene visiting his parents in San Diego after his mother suffers a series of strokes. See more
Dr. Black says that you and your father are responsible for your own feelings. But I know I started. I blamed him. I blamed you. I didn't want a baby. It was too soon. We'd only dated a couple of times. Of course, when I saw you, I loved you. And I tried to make up for it. But I'd already spoiled everything between you and your father. And it just kept going wrong, no matter how much I loved you both.
References Charlie's Angels