Two Steps Back
Season 4 | Episode 15 | Aired 02/24/11
Sam treats Tanya, a pregnant teenage girl with Down syndrome. There are cardiac issues that make Tanya’s pregnancy high risk, but she should be okay with proper monitoring. Tanya’s mom, Erin, wants her to have an abortion. Naomi convinces her to hold off any decision until they do a test to see if the baby will be healthy. The child’s father, Ricky, also has special needs. Nevertheless, both Ricky and Tanya are thrilled to learn they made a baby together. Then they are devastated when Erin says they may not get to keep their child.
Sam and Naomi discuss Tanya’s case over a late night dinner. The conversation segues into one about Maya, who may be moving to New York to attend Columbia. That means their grandchild would likely be going with her. That conversation segues into one about how Naomi still feels some stinging effects that come with Sam’s relationship with Addison.
Naomi and Sam tell Erin that her daughter’s baby shows no signs of have Down syndrome. This news comes a little late, as Erin took Tanya to have an abortion a few hours earlier. Naomi can’t believe it. Sadly, what’s done is done. Back home, Sam comforts Naomi after the events of the day. He gives her a hug which then turns into a passionate kiss. When exactly is Addison getting back into town?