Max takes a chance on a new assistant and goes toe to toe with the board on a new plan. Meanwhile, Iggy struggles to figure out what is causing a unit-wide illness and Kapoor receives some shocking news.
Max interviews candidates to replace Dora, who left for a new job. He ends up hiring a veteran, Todd, who desperately needs a job, over other qualified candidates. Dr. Reynolds finds himself performing a repeat surgery on a patient who injured herself. Max attempts to start a visiting nurse service but is shot down by the board. He then attempts to nominate a new board member who would side with him. He ends up successfully nominating his new assistant to the board. Dr. Frome and Dr. Kapoor deal with an outbreak, which seems to be caused by mass hysteria, but the original patient does not get better, and it is revealed that she has a brain tumor.