Maria's scan comes back and Ric informs her that the news isn't good due to the un-stability of her vertebrae. Ric tells her that there is an operation that could give her a good chance of walking again but it could also kill her on the operating table. Maria seizes the opportunity despite pleas from her family and Donna. Faye's son Archie is rushed to AAU and after an emergency operation by Elliott and Joseph he was transferred to ICU where he remained critical. Joseph also sought out Linden to find out his side of the story and his attraction to Faye. Meanwhile, in trying to impress Jac over a patient Penny makes a bad mistake but ends up finding out from a journalist who leaked the story on Ric which she duly takes to Ric.