One month later...
Noah and Addison bump into each other again in the OR. There's tons more flirting between them and it looks like something nice is developing. Why doesn't he ask her out already?
Cooper checks in on Annie and gets a heartbreaking request. The young girl is tired of all the surgery. She'd rather leave the hospital and live happily for a year or two than have another procedure and live the rest of her life in and out of hospitals. Yet, Noah insists that he can help her with one more operation. Annie's bewildered parents don't know what to do.
Eventually, they decide to honor their daughter's request. But before they can get Cooper to remove her catheter, a judge steps in and says the law is clear in this case. Annie's parents are forbidden to do anything to harm their child, so Annie must have the surgery that can save her life.