St. Eligius is reopened thanks to a new corporate owner, whose plans please Craig but leave Westphall wondering; Elliot is missing from the returnees; Fiscus finds the first patients; the Craigs' marriage seems to be headed for court.
A student nurse's lie comes back to haunt her; Warren wants better conditions for the orderlies; Craig's artificial-heart program improves as his marriage deteriorates; Wade's hostelry is filled with hostility.
Plans change for the Craig 9000. Rosenthal returns to the OR. Morrison's real life clashes with his new public image. A gaybashing incident leads to an understanding between Griffin and Brett Johnston. Ellen and Gideon start a relationship.
Morrison races to deliver the 100,000th baby at the hospital. Fiscus plans his last prank before turning 30. Craig attempts to deal with his feelings about his father by sparring. A man makes his final walk along Freedom Trail.
The artificial-hear press refuses to speak to the press; Auschlander wonders about his last days on Earth; Fiscus visits his father during his suspension; sparks fly between Novino and a man called Pee Wee.
Craig and Gideon are both affected by death; Ehrlich is too busy with his work to spend time with Papandrao; Rosenthal feels pressure under visual scrutiny; Luther shares his thoughts on size with a big man.
Ehrlich verbally assaults Craig; Griffin fails as a spiritual counselor; Elliot undergoes surgery; Rosenthal enters family therapy with little support; Gideon is made the victim of another high-tech innovation.
A fire starts at the Doctor of the Year dinner; Papandrao and her in-laws look for Ehrlich; Chandler is in for a surprise; Fiscus tries to figure out how to tell his plans to his mother; Wade is upset by her patient's bickering parents.
Third year doctors end their residencies. Auschlander tries to keep the hospital open but complications arise. Griffin places his trust in God. Ehrlich comes back from a soul searching surf safari. Ellen is offered a job in Cleveland.