Pete’s patient, Neil, is dying of cancer but wants to stay alive long enough to see the birth of his daughter. The only way that can happen is through an experimental procedure from Dr. Fife. The treatment doesn’t work and Neil is dying. Dr. Fife recommends taking him off the protocol. He seems more concerned about the results garnered from Neil’s treatment than for the patient. This infuriates both Pete and Naomi. Fife then suggests that Neil’s wife, Margaret, deliver the baby now so that they can spend what little time Neil has left together as a family.
Addison doesn’t want to deliver the baby prematurely until Pete relates a story about how he was worried he’d never get to hold his son after Violet’s attack. The baby girl is born without issue. Margaret brings her daughter into her husband’s room so that she can meet her daddy. It’s a tear-filled moment that even seems to touch Dr. Fife. Naomi realizes that he actually does care about his patients. He’s just not very user-friendly.
Dell surprises everyone by announcing that he married Heather over the weekend. He says she’s clean and Betsey’s really happy. Violet and Naomi give him a marriage intervention. It does NOT go well. Violet stops by to chat with Heather, who seems very convincing as she lists her reasons for getting clean. Later, Dell goes off on Violet for talking to Heather behind his back. Violet apologizes but she isn’t sorry she visited Heather. She tells Dell he deserves to be happy. He tells her she does, too.
Addison gets a visit from her philandering father. He’s looking for a fresh start with his estranged daughter. When she stops by to see her dad in his hotel room, it’s to tell him that he’s not her family. She has a family. They work with her every day. Salvaging their relationship appears hopeless, especially when Addison says she doesn’t forgive him. But then her dad says, “But you’re here.” Addison responds, “I am. I’m here.” Maybe there is hope.