Eve continues to press Chris for more information about the compound he
mixed with the virus culture, but he refuses to tell her anything, even
after Ellen shows them results of Frank's blood tests, which reveal the
mutated virus is a particularly virulent strain.
When Scott carries Lucy into the ER, Ellen begins her treatment after
asking if they had dinner at Mario's that evening.
As Frank's condition worsens, Eve convinces Chris that recreating his
"herbal" mixture may help them find a treatment for the mutated virus.
He agrees to try, and Kevin volunteers to help them in the lab. Just
then, Kevin hears Ellen calling for help with Lucy. Eve told him to go
to Lucy, and Kevin promises to meet them in the lab as soon as he can.
When paramedics bring Lark into the ER, Mario asks Chris if he has any
idea why the outbreak seems ties to his restaurant. Chris evades the
question and told Mario to keep an eye on Lark.
While Ellen is treating Lucy, Scott begins to develop a cough. Ellen
takes Scott to another exam room to give him a shot, and Kevin arrives
to help take care of Lucy. When Lucy's breathing becomes labored and she
develops chills, Kevin holds on to her until she feels better. Lucy
drifts off to sleep, and Scott returns to the exam room. Kevin leaves
for the lab, and Scott takes up vigil at Lucy's bedside.
Lark insists on seeing Frank, who regains consciousness long enough to
tell her that he believes he has gotten sick from the new DL-56 formula
that Chris has developed. He begs her to find Chris and get him some of
the original formula.
In the lab, Chris continues to conceal the true nature of his research
from Eve, listening to his recorded notes using an earphone. When Eve
mentions that he is beginning to develop flu symptoms, Chris notes that
Eve is not getting sick. She hypothesizes that her exposure to the
original virus may have made her immune.
Between waking and sleeping, Lucy calls out for Kevin, but awakens to
find Scott at her side. Burning with fever, she asks Scott to cool her
down by telling her stories about Canada. When her fever once again
turns to violent chills, Scott climbs onto the gurney with her and holds
her in his arms to keep her warm.
Kevin catches Lark trying to leave the ER, she explains that she has to
find Chris immediately. Kevin offers to find him for her and has her
taken back to bed. Kevin notices that Ellen is also developing symptoms,
though he is not. Kevin heads off for the lab while Ellen talks to Matt
on the phone. Matt offers to help out in the ER, but Ellen persuades him
to stay put. She told him she plans to close the ER in hopes of
containing the outbreak. He agrees to stay away, but offers his help if
she needs it. After hanging up, Ellen calls the Association for Disease
Control to ask for help.
Moments after Kevin arrives at the lab, Chris collapses, and the tape
recorder on which he has made his notes went flying into a beaker of
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Ellen calls the Scanlon house to inform Mary of Frank's condition. Mary
wants to go to the hospital, but Ellen told her the ER is under
quarantine. Karen takes the phone, and Ellen told her that Scott is
also sick with the flu. Karen leaves for the hospital, promising to call
Mary as soon as she has any news.
Association for Disease Control doctors have arrived at GH, and one of
them prevents Matt from entering the ER. When Karen arrives, she and
Matt conspire to get into the ER. Karen fakes symptoms while Matt told
one of the ADC guards that he has to get her into the ER for treatment.
Once inside, they find isolation suits to wear to protect them from the
In the lab, Chris's condition worsens while Eve told Kevin that all of
Chris's research was on the tape destroyed by acid. While Kevin tries to
rouse Chris to get some information from him, Ellen calls to inform Eve
that she plans to ask the ADC virologist to come to the lab to help
determine what has caused the virus to mutate.
Still sitting at Lucy's side, though he is quite sick himself, Scott
calls Gail to check on Serena and ask her to postpone Serena's birthday
party. Gail agrees and puts Serena on the phone. Scott explains that he
wants Serena to stay with Gail and Lee because both he and Lucy are
sick. Serena agrees, saying she wouldn't want to have her birthdaY party
if Scott and Lucy can't be there. Lucy takes the phone from Scott and
promises to throw Serena a big party just as soon as she is feeling
In the ER, Karen and Matt check in with Ellen, who is growing sicker by
the minute. She sends Karen off to check on Lucy and Scott and catches
Matt up on Eve's theory that Chris's research caused the virus to
mutate. She asks Matt to go up to the lab to help Eve and Kevin take
care of Chris.
The ADC virologist questions Frank in an attempt to discover how he
contracted the virus. Once again Frank lies when he is asked if he is
taking any medications. Ellen comes into Frank's room and told the
virologist about Eve's suspicions the virus mutated during Chris's
research. He volunteers to go to the lab and help isolate the mutating
Karen arrives in Lucy's room and tries to persuade Scott to go to his
own bed. He refuses to leave Lucy's side. Karen checks Lucy's breathing
and determines that she needs to be put on a ventilator to keep her
lungs clear of fluid. Ellen stops to check on Lucy after Karen has put
her on the ventilator and Karen leaves to check on Frank. Seconds after
Karen leaves, Ellen collapses into a chair.
When the virologist arrives at the lab, he and Kevin begin looking
through the lab computer files to see if Chris has left any trace of his
research. Eve brought Matt up to speed on their attempts to recreate
Chris's research. Unsurprised that Chris was responsible for the mutated
virus, Matt begins to work on him, hoping to keep him alive long enough
for them to learn how to stop the disease.
While Karen is checking on Frank, he drifts in and out of consciousness.
Lark comes into the room and told Karen that Frank's illness was caused
by the new DL-56 formula developed by Chris.
The ADC supervisor arrives at the lab and announces that they have to
shut it down in order to prevent further risk of contamination.