Season 3 | Episode 320 | Aired 04/21/2010
Cooper, Charlotte, Sam and Sheldon all welcome back their long lost friend. Violet tells them that she’s had a very therapeutic breakthrough that finally brought her back home. She says she’s ready to be Lucas’s mom. Meanwhile, Amelia sees the fact that Violet is back as an opportunity for Sam to fight for Addison. Amelia’s a bit of a buttinsky.
Carl the soldier is adamant about having a surgery that would allow him to get back in action. Sam is conflicted during the operation when a complication arises with multiple solutions. The most logical would be something that could allow Carl to return to duty. The second option would end his days in battle. Sam opts to do the latter. Afterwards, he tells Carl that even though it’s not what he wanted, the fact that he gets to be with his family is what most people fight for.