Another great episode IMO. I liked the story and the acting was excellent. Many times I forgot I was watching Alex and thought instead about how I was watching a doctor.
In this episode we see the return of Dr. Andy’s creepy Uncle Mike. He comes to Andy’s office with a stab wound and initially it appears that he wants Andy to patch him up without reporting it to the authorities which is against the law. Andy is saved from this sticky scenario by the arrival of his wife Rena, who is a cop. She knew of the stabbing and figured Uncle Mike would go to Andy for help.
In the meantime two firefighters and a fire victim arrive at Three Rivers. The fire captain needs new lungs if he is to survive but Dr. Andy cannot get him listed with UNOS because of his injuries. He asks the man’s team of firefighters if they will submit to tests to see if they are a match and can donate a portion of their lungs to the captain. 4 of the firefighters are found to be matches. A female firefighter named Gwen is put in a tough position when she comes back as a match. She does not want to donate part of her organ to the man that allowed her would be rapist and fellow firefighter to get away with his crime. She is swayed though to donate to protect her injured co-worker from having to make that sacrifice.
A young man who was burned in the fire presents several health problems that mystify them but eventually they figure out that an underlying auto immune disorder is at work.
Dr. Andy and Dr. Reed agree to a drink date later on so they can talk about what happened between them. Rena interrupts them though with the news that Uncle Mike killed a man and that the police want Andy’s assistance to put him away or they will put a hold on the money Uncle Mike donated to Kuol. Andy is conflicted about what to do and he is conflicted further as Rena takes his hand and tells him to go and enjoy his date. The look he gives Rena when she takes Â makes it all to obvious that he still loves his wife. Alas the love triangle is getting interesting and we have few episodes in the series left. :0(