When Sam refuses to concede her role as chief, her father orchestrates a costly surprise. Also, Sam's mother, hospital administrator Vivian, turns to her new spouse, therapist Asher Pyne, for help navigating the battle between her daughter and ex-husband.
Dr. Samantha Griffith learns the ropes as the new top surgeon at Lakeshore Sentinel Hospital, a role she's had ever since the legendary leader of the place - her father - fell into a coma. But complications have set in: Having recovered, the elder doc wants to resume his duties. Sam can only relent, right? The result is a clash of family wills between old guard and new methods in a life-and-death business.