Gail went to the jail to begin counseling Julie, who responds with
suspicion and anger that Kevin has turned her treatment over to Gail.
When Gail explains that Kevin is gravely ill, Julie demands to talk to
Karen as proof of Kevin's illness. When Gail told Julie that Karen is
busy at GH trying to fight the virus, she also told Julie that Frank
has succumbed to the flu. Julie grows agitated, convinced the whole
story is a lie.
When Frank develops cardiac problems, Lark insists that a dose of DL-56
is the only thing that can save him. Eve calls the lab, explains Frank's
condition, and asks Karen to give Frank a dose of the drug to keep him
alive. Karen agrees and takes the DL-56 to the ER. Before Karen
administers the drug, Frank regains consciousness briefly and told Eve,
Karen, and Lark that Julie is pregnant.
After giving Frank the DL-56, Karen begins to show symptoms of the flu.
Eve offers to take her into a treatment room, but Karen refuses to stop
working on her vaccine research. Matt visits Ellen, who regains
consciousness and, much to Matt's relief, recognizes him.
Eve calls Gail at the jail to tell her that Julie might be pregnant.
When Gail asks Julie if she is pregnant, Julie's paranoia escalates. She
tells Gail she refuses to have a pregnancy test because she believes
"they" will try to take her baby away from her.
With Lark at his side, Frank regains consciousness and shows remarkable
signs of improvement, including a healthy appetite. When Eve told him
that the ER is under quarantine and he can't lave, Frank becomes violent
and rips out his IV.
Back in lab, Matt told Karen and Eve that first batch of vaccine is a
failure--all the test rats he gave it to have died. In desperation,
Karen suggests they take Frank's recovery as a cue and administer DL-56
to all the patients infected with the flu. Eve argues that the side
effects are too dangerous, but Karen pleads with them to see that DL-56
might be the only hope they have of stopping the virus before it takes
the lives of all the people they love.
In Greece, Joe and Courtney convince the cafe owner to let them stay the
night in the room above his place. When he shows them to the room, Joe
is more than uncomfortable about the fact that the room has only one
small bed. He asks for some blankets and told Courtney he plans to
sleep on the floor, but she tries to convince him to sleep in the bed
with her. When he refuses, Courtney strips down to her bra and panties
and climbs into the bed by herself.
Friday, December 18, 1998
In Greece, Joe shows Courtney a newspaper carrying their pictures and a
story about their detention at the airport and escape from deportation.
Courtney begins to panic, but Joe calms her. He cooks up a plan to alert
Neil to their presence at the doctor's office. He told Courtney that
he'll write a note on a baseball and have a local boy toss the ball to
Neil. Later, when they put the plan into effect, the ball went astray
before Neil can read the note.
Eve told Karen that Frank is still showing aggression, but it doing
well after his injection of DL-56. Karen told Eve that a straight dose
of DL-56 has killed all the rats infected with the virus. Matt arrives
with Frank's blood test results, which show that Frank's system is full
of antibodies they may be able to use to create a vaccine.
After learning that Frank is recovering, Scott meets up with Karen and
learns that she has been infected with the virus. He tries to get her to
rest, but she told him she has to continue her research on the
vaccine. When Scott asks her about Frank's recovery, he learns that
Frank has been taking DL-56 for months, and that his recovery doesn't
mean anyone else can be treated for the flu.
A while later, Scott brought food to the lab where Karen and Eve are
working on extracting the antibodies from Frank's blood. Distracted by
Scott, Eve accidentally drops the sample, and declares they have to
start all over again. When Scott offers to help clean up the mess, Eve
and Karen tell him the whole backstory about Frank's addiction and
Chris's responsibility for creating the mutated virus. Scott leaves the
lab to go looking for Chris.
Scott finds Chris on a gurney in the ER and grabs him by the throat, He
pulls Chris from the gurney and drags him down the hall to Lucy's room,
shouting angry accusations at him. In Lucy's room, Scott grabs Chris by
the throat, but Lucy awakens in time to stop Scott from strangling him.
Chris went into convulsions, and Scott calls a nurse who administers a
drug, which improves his condition. Chris told Scott he never intended
to hurt anyone. Scott told Lucy the truth about the virus and lets her
know that Kevin has become quite ill.
Later in the lab, Karen, Eve, and Matt report to Dr. Perry that the
infected rats they have exposed to the antibody/DL-56 compound are
showing signs of recovery. He congratulates them, but told them they
can't begin using the drug on humans until they've done further testing
and have received FDA approval. Frustrated and angry over the notion
that people might die while they wait for approval, Karen injects
herself with the compound.