John apologizes to Althea for all the nasty things that he's said to her. Nick congratulates Vito on the good impression he made at Norcross, but later, an icy Martha lets Vito know that she's aware of his deceptions. At first Vito defends himself, but he ultimately becomes hostile, reminding Martha that she works for him, and he doesn't care about her opinion of him. When Steve mentions Cathy's continued reluctance to get another doctor, Nick tells him about the trouble she caused when she told Dr. Hendryx that she's pregnant. Nick says that he isn't worried because he'll make the board understand his position. Steve counters that the board is only concerned with the hospital, and they may decide that Nick's personal behavior will affect his professional behavior, too. Althea admits to Maggie that she finds John's apologies genuine. She also feels that his accident and recuperation have softened him. They discuss the latest developments with Cathy, balking at the notion that a nurse ...