Brandon's mistakes catch up to him when a classmate plots against him. The Winter Ball causes the twins to stress about dates. Someone visits to make amends with Callie. Ana returns with distressing news.moreless
Jesus becomes distracted over needing to make a tough choice, and his inattention affects his wrestling in an important match. Callie needs to choose between helping Brandon and protecting someone she cares about. She and Jude need to make a decision when a caveat stands between them and adoption. With the appearance of Zac's mother, Mariana gets a glimpse into his home life.moreless
Callie adjusts to her life away from home and encounters Rita Hendricks, a tough but compassionate foster care worker. Meanwhile, Brandon is determined to find her after revealing the reason she left to Stef and Lena. Mariana joins the school play to get closer to Chase, a senior; and Jesus goes out for the wrestling team.moreless
The Ana situation comes to a boiling point when someone is rushed to the hospital. It hits the family hard, and they try to process Jesus' and Mariana's lies. Callie tries to help Brandon understand her perspective.moreless
Mariana plans her Quinceanera as her 15th birthday approaches. Tensions between Brandon and Talya rise when she questions his relationship with Callie. Lexi is tired of keeping her relationship with Jesus behind Mariana's back. Lena's mother visits for Mariana's party, complicating things for Lena.moreless
Emily struggles to decide whether she should start a relationship when Will learns about their situation and starts to jealous. Emily and Tyra treat an unruly patient, but after learning of the woman's hoarding situation at home, Emily starts to think that the woman's personality changes may be caused by her cats. After Cassandra and Will's break-up, Will is distracted by Cassandra's strictly professional behavior and misdiagnoses a patient. Meanwhile, Micah's sister comes to visit after learning the truth about their mother.moreless
The hospital is flooded with victims from a bus crash when a winter storm hits Denver, and Emily is assigned to run triage in the E.R. In the middle of the chaos, Emily has to perform an emergency skull procedure on a heroic Marine who unexpectedly collapses. Tyra is frustrated by her father's lack of respect for her as a doctor, but they make a breakthrough in their relationship after they perform an emergency c-section together. Meanwhile, Will and Emily secretly work together to treat an unexpected patient, which causes Sandra to wonder if Will has feeling for Emily. Micah finally decided to make a bold move in his personal life.moreless
Emily, Will, and Cassandra are the final candidates for a research assistant position with Dr. Bandari, and feelings get hurt when Bendari asks them to describe one another's flaws. Emily works to solve the mystery of a boy whose x-rays reveal a bullet lodged in his lung, yet he shows no signs of a gunshot wound or scar. Meanwhile, Emily has an epiphany in her personal life after working with an adrenaline junkie patient with a rare disease that forces him to change his lifestyle.moreless
After a year away from the hospital, Dr. A.J. Aquino returns to Denver Memorial. However, before he allowed to rejoin the staff, the Chief insists that he smooth things over with Dr. Bandari. Emily treats a patient who claims to have psychic abilities and fears that her tarot cards predict her own impending death. Dr. Bandari and Cassandra treat a patient who needs a lung transplant, but the patient faces a difficult decision after Micah uncovers a separate medical problem. Meanwhile, Emily tries to confirm her theory that Will was jealous of her recent blind date, so Tyra offers to teach Emily how to flirt.moreless
Emily and Will work a patient dressed as a costumed character, and though Will immediately assumes that the man's symptoms are caused a psychotic episode, Emily isn't so sure. Dr. Bandari treats a powerful businesswoman who refuses to lighten her workload after suffering a heart attack. When the patient's husband tells Dr. Bandari that he plans to leave his wife after she recovers, Dr. Bandari starts to consider the fate of her own marriage. Meanwhile, Emily goes on a blind date with Cassandra's friend, but the night ends suddenly when her date suffers a serious allergic reaction.moreless
A female car accident victim is brought to the ER, and the staff immediately blames her boyfriend for causing the accident, which stirs some painful memories for Will. Emily learns that her patient is refusing to undergo surgery to treat her cancer, fearing that reconstructive surgery will damage both her career and her relationship. Meanwhile, as Will prepares for an upcoming exam, he struggles to decide between using Cassandra's study method over Emily's legendary flashcards, which brings out Emily's competitive side.moreless
The hospital's popular flower delivery man collapses, and Emily sets out to diagnose his condition. However, she is confused by his refusal to accept treatment. Will and Emily are assigned to a help an ailing criminal, but they struggle to maintain their professionalism and not be influenced by the crimes that he has committed. Meanwhile, Dr. Dupre continues mend his relationship with Tyra, but Emily once again finds herself in the middle when Dr. Dupre and Tyra hit a rough patch and he turns to Emily for help.moreless
Emily provides some constructive criticism for Dr. Bendari on the attending evaluation form, but panics and tries to get the form back when she learns that Dr. Bendari reads the evaluations herself. Will asks Cassandra to befriend Emily, and they both watch while Will makes his first cut on the operating table. Dr. Bendari's first heart patient returns for another procedure, but he must remain awake due to an allergic reaction to the anesthesia. During the operations he suffers a near-death experience, causing him to start questioning his faith in God. A young couple brings their baby in for stomach pains, and they are shocked to learn that they have an intersex child and must decide if they want him to remain a boy or switch genders. Tyra learns some unsettling news about her father and becomes upset with Emily after finding out that Emily had been hiding the truth from her. In retaliation, Tyra tells Cassandra that Emily asked Will not to date her.moreless
Emily suffers a major embarrassment in front of her colleagues at the hands of a drug-impaired patient. In the aftermath, Emily decides to follow Dr. Bandari's advice and tries to toughen up. Emily and Will find that a teenage patient needs a partial liver transplant, but they uncover some surprising information when neither of the teen's parents is a match. Meanwhile, Cassandra starts treating Emily better in an effort to learn more about Will, and Tyra sets Emily up on a date with her ex, a fact which she doesn't reveal to Emily.moreless
Emily and Micah are scrambling to help a patient who desperately needs a kidney transplant, but they are confused when she turns down a kidney donation from her new husband. Emily helps Dr. Bandari and Dr. Hamada with a dangerous surgery to repair a defective heart valve in a baby that a patient is carrying for her sister. Emily vies for a position as Dr. Bandari's research assistant, hoping to prevent Cassandra from spending too much time with Will. Cassandra, however, is willing to do whatever it takes as she pursues Will.moreless
The surgical interns are presented with an impromptu medical quiz with a chance to assist in surgery as the prize, and Emily and Cassandra emerge as the winners. Emily reluctantly agrees to speak to a group of girls about safe sex after an STD outbreak at a local high school. Meanwhile, Emily struggles to forget about her feelings for Will.moreless
Emily is oblivious to her bad reputation among the nurses until one of them presents her a with a very specific case as payback. After revealing her feelings to Will, Emily tries to avoid more awkward encounters by telling him she that she already has another crush. With a patient barely clinging to life, Emily considers using the secret she knows about the chief to obtain a fast approval on a procedure. Meanwhile, Micah is surprised when he finds someone new spending time with his mother during her chemotherapy.moreless
While investigating the firing of a lesbian couple from a news station, Kate discovers a scandal that may involve D.A. Davidson. Kate has to choose between Justin and Ben.
Justin's election may be in jeopardy when he introduces Kate to a Brazilian singer and activist. Lauren is attracted to a wealthy businessman who may not be all he seems.
While Lauren helps out Justin, Kate and Ben head to Lake Tahoe to help solve a jurisdictional dispute.
It's Kate and Ben versus Justin and District Attorney Davidson when a surprise witness surfaces in a mediation case.
Judge Nicastro needs Kate's help when a contract dispute with transit workers' union goes awry.
Kate and Ben take a personal interest in a prison mediation and find they have feelings for each other. Leo persuades Lauren to take a case on his behalf.
There's a clash over strategy at the firm when Kate's former private school asks for her to mediate with an expelled student.
Ben's client alleges police brutality and points the finger at Justin and the SF Police Department.
Kate gets involved with her client's mortgage problems while mediating bankruptcy negotiations.
Kate's latest mediation case deals with an aeronautics company and a severance package for a terminated employee.
Kate is ordered by Judge Nicastro to mediate an insurance dispute.
Kate is asked by Justin to negotiate a case for the FBI but things aren't as simple as they appear.
Kate doesn't stay fired for long when she returns to work and immediately mediates a case between a former employee and corporation whose working conditions might be the reason for the man's cancer. Reed & Reed's finances are on shaky ground and Kate and Justin's relationship is up in the air.moreless