Wow! What a tear jerker!! But a very powerful episode as well.
In this episode Scott returns to Three Rivers with his new heart being rejected by his body. Dr. Andy at first tries various treatments to get him out of rejection but they are not working. Scott, who has been through so much already, is ready to let nature take its course but after years of a bad relationship with his parents he can’t imagine how they would suffer, so he keeps fighting.
A young woman is brought to Three Rivers after a drowning incident but transferred to Dr. Andy when it is discovered she is internally bleeding. While she is at the hospital she crashes and nearly dies a second time of an insulin overdose…which the staff did not give her. This leads to the staff to find out which visitor has tried to kill their patient.
A runner is brought to TR with kidney failure and he requires a transplant. His wife is not a match but Dr. Foster arranges a daisy chain where 4 family members of patients all donate kidneys so that each patient gets a new kidney. The chain is almost broken when the runner is offered a kidney outside the chain but his wife, having met one of the other families who will benefit, cannot break the chain and decides to donate anyway. This storyline was VERY tense and I kept waiting for the worst to happen and the chain to be broken!! Alas it all ended well.
Scott is offered a new heart and he undergoes surgery. The new heart is immediately rejected though and Dr. Andy loses Scott on the operating table. Dr. Andy cared for Scott very much and battled for months in his corner, so he is particularly upset by the loss. Dr. Reed finds him in the cafeteria to comfort him and they end up going back to Dr. Andy’s hotel room. Thus begins the affair we saw coming between Dr. Andy and the adorable Dr. Reed.