Cooper senses something is wrong with his daughter so he orders some tests. She needs to be put back on the ventilator to treat a virus. In other news, Mason has a bite mark on his arm. He claims a kid at school beat him up. Charlotte makes a few calls to get to the bottom of this matter. As it turns out, Mason is the one who was doing the bullying. This leads to a big brouhaha between Charlotte and Cooper, who lets it slip that their baby is back on the ventilator.
Charlotte continues to be crabby to nurses, Christmas carolers and all friends who try to throw her a non-shower baby shower in her hospital room. She also has Mason hating on her once she doles out a lengthy punishment and orders him to apologize to the boy he pushed around at school. Charlotte is further devastated when she learns her daughter may die if they don't move forward with a risky procedure. This is crushing news for a mom who still hasn't been able to meet her little girl.
The baby gets a little stronger as each day passes. She's a fighter. Addison says she's heading in the right direction. As for Charlotte, she's feeling the effects of all this stress. Fortunately, Stephanie is there to help see her through. Charlotte pushes Sam into going for it with her personal nurse. Mason also comes around. He convinces Coop that their family Christmas tree needs to be where their family is. That's why they set it up in Charlotte's hospital room. Shortly after they put the star on top, Charlotte's water breaks. This is it!