Rita is thrown when her husband Mark turns up at the ED after being badly beaten in prison. He refuses to have any treatment unless she agrees to talk to him about their divorce. Connie, unaware of Rita's connection with Mark, resorts to disrupting the nurse's job interview in order to get him to surgery. How long will Rita be able to keep her secret? Lofty and Cal use some creative thinking to reunite a couple struggling to cope with their autistic son, Cal also continues his game of chess with brother Ethan.