Let’s recap: Natalie’s mom has a new heart, and while it’s far from perfect, the transplant is going well. Natalie apologizes to Crockett for not being fair and honest with him. “Regardless of everything, I will always be grateful to you,” Crockett replies gently. “My life was pretty empty before I met you.”
Natalie also has to deal with Will, who gets fired for giving Nat’s mom the pills. At the end of the finale, Natalie confesses to Goodwin that she stole the drugs and begs her to reinstate Will.
Meanwhile, April enters the nurse practitioner program – but not before seeing Ethan almost die! Dean’s appendicitis patient confronts him with Ethan in the hospital parking lot, waving a gun and shouting that they pulled out “the red pill” during the operation. Ethan rushes over for the guy to try to get the gun and accidentally gets shot in the chest.
Dean and Will argue over how to treat Ethan, who is in terrible shape. Dean, who is pushing for immediate surgery, believes Will’s issues with Ethan cloud his clinical judgment. Luckily, Ethan succeeds in the risky operation, but he will need physical therapy. In the meantime, Goodwin – unaware that Ethan has concerns about his colleague – appoints Dean the acting head of ED.
When Ethan wakes up, he is greeted by April, who confesses that seeing him on that stretcher reminded him how much she loves him.
Elsewhere, Ethan chose Vanessa to continue working in the ER. Goodwin cautions Maggie against telling Vanessa the truth and showing favoritism to her daughter. But Vanessa puts two and two together and tells Maggie that she wasn’t right to come into her life like this. And Vanessa doesn’t want anyone to know about their relationship, lest they think she didn’t win this job on her own merit.
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