Addison disagrees with Naomi on the designer baby methods she did for Molly and Eric Madison in order to save their 7 year old son. But when 6-month pregnant Molly decides to bring on her labor as her son's condition deteriorates it is up to Addison to save the baby and reluctantly donate the core blood to the baby's brother. Meanwhile, Cooper and Charlotte continue their behind closed doors affair and it causes him to abandon his usual annual holiday with Violet. Elsewhere, Pete asks Addison out just as Kevin comes back on the scene, Dell quits and Naomi tells Addison that the practice is in trouble which causes Sam to relieve her of administrative duties.
Episode in detail.
- Kate Walsh as Dr. Addison Montgomery
- Tim Daly as Dr. Pete Wilder
- Audra McDonald as Dr. Naomi Bennett
- Paul Adelstein as Dr. Cooper Freedman
- KaDee Strickland as Dr. Charlotte King
- Chris Lowell as Dell Parker
- Taye Diggs as Dr. Sam Bennett
- Amy Brenneman as Dr. Violet Turner
- David Sutcliffe as Kevin Nelson
- Amy Acker as Molly Madison
- Cheryl White as Robin Miller
- Blake Robbins as Mark Miller
- Tyler Patrick Jones as Dean Miller
- Selective IVF
- C-section delivery
Molly came into the practice 27 weeks pregnant. Naomi had helped her conceive as a donor for her older son and since he was dying of leukemia. When his condition deteriorated, she came in to convince the doctors to induce or do a c-section so they could use the cord blood immediately. When Addison refused, Molly broke her own water with a knitting needle, forcing Addison to complete the delivery.
- Acute lymphoblastic leukemia
- Naomi Bennett (reproductive endocrinologist)
- Cord blood transplant
Jason, 7, had ALL. They had a partial match donor lined up, but that donor ended up with pneumonia, so he couldn't donate, but since Jason had been prepped for donation, he had no immune system, leaving him vulnerable to infection. Desperate to save him, his mother induced labor while only 27 weeks pregnant, as her baby had been selected using IVF to be a match for Jason. The cord blood was harvested after her birth and transplanted into Jason.
- Human immunodeficiency virus
- Cooper Freedman (pediatrician)
Dean, 14, had HIV, but wasn't aware of his condition. When he confessed to Cooper during an exam that he was going to have sex with his girlfriend, Cooper encouraged him to use condoms, because his parents were unwilling to tell Dean about the HIV. When Cooper backed the parents into a corner, forcing them to tell Dean, he confessed that he and his girlfriend had already had sex.
- Addison Forbes Montgomery (OB/GYN)
- Liquid ventilation
Baby Madison was born at 27 weeks gestation after her mother broke her water with a knitting needle. Desperate to save her, Addison tried liquid ventilation, an experimental procedure. It improved her condition.
|"On and On and On"||Wilco||
|"Groove is in the Heart"||Deee-Lite||
|"10 AM Automatic"||The Black Keys||
|"Dizzy Spells"||Ryan Auffenberg||
|"Maybe Maybe"||Nico Stai||
|"Mercy, Mercy"||Don Covay & The Goodtimers||
|"Devil's Thunder"||Rachael Cantu||
Notes and TriviaEdit
- This episode scored 8.16 million viewers.
A complete overview of this episode's crew can be found here.
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|#01||"A Family Thing"||#09||"Know When to Fold"||#17||"Wait and See"|
|#02||"Equal and Opposite"||#10||"Worlds Apart"||#18||"Finishing"|
|#03||"Nothing to Talk About"||#11||"Contamination"||#19||"What Women Want"|
|#04||"Past Tense"||#12||"Homeward Bound"||#20||"Do the Right Thing"|
|#05||"Let It Go"||#13||"Nothing to Fear"||#21||"What You Do for Love"|
|#06||"Serving Two Masters"||#14||"Second Chances"||#22||"Yours, Mine & Ours"|
|#08||"Crime and Punishment"||#16||"Ex-Life"|
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