I for one liked this episode. It shows three different possible outcomes based on choices Neela makes during the day. The first time she goes through her day she has a horrible day - she loses both patients and never gets to her job interview with Duke (a great reprising role for Elizabeth Corday!). The second time she wonders in voiceover what would happen if she decided to be assertive. During this run, she is, but overly so and the outcome is also bad. Losing again both of the patients and botching the interview. Third time she finds a balance between the two, not trying to much nor backing down to much. Both of the patients are saved and she does great on her interview, and sleeps with Simon Brenner.
What I loved about this episode is a critique for some fans; that nothing of it did ever happen. Neela usually is one or the other, something she learns very early on in her career when she still works in the ER. All of the three was indeed possible for her, but knowing Neela, the happy third (especially the sleeping with Simon) is the most unlikely. The fact that she woke up a second time makes us wonder the eternal question - the way it should - are my actions really influential on the world around me? And most importantly: what course of action will