Sharon is a widowed woman who has been having seizures for seven years. Her caring daughter, Julie, jots down every medical incident in her trusty notebook. Amelia wants to perform a risky surgery in which a probe burns away the trouble spot causing the seizures. The mom opts against the procedure so as not to risk leaving her daughter alone should something go wrong. Addison supports this decision. Amelia…not so much.
Addison believes that Sharon and Julie could still have 10 good years together without surgery, but Amelia is offering them a lifetime. That’s an option she never had with her own dad after he was murdered. This is probably the most vulnerable we’ve seen Amelia since she arrived on the scene. It’s really quite moving.
Addison comes to realize that maybe the “10 good years” argument doesn’t apply here, as this mom and daughter have a truly special relationship. Amelia kicks some serious neurological butt and Sharon comes through the surgery with flying colors. The case has Addison thinking about doing the whole mom thing herself. She tells Sam that she wants a baby. Soon.