Dr. Sam Griffith deals with the fallout following her actions at the hospital fundraising gala, and Griff returns to the OR for the first time since his shooting to perform a bypass surgery. Also, Malcolm's estranged mother, hospital board chairwoman Tina Kingsley, arrives in town.
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.