At the Recovery Room. Matt told Joe that he'll probably just get a slap on the wrist. Joe says his only concern is for Neil. He runs down the progress of his and Neil's relationship for those just joining PC already in progress.
Neil's doctor is just starting to tell Frank and Courtney about Neil's condition. He get paged and leaves, telling them that Karen will fill them in. She told them they've upped his antibiotics and are waiting for it to kick in. Karen says they'll keep trying until Neil recovers, Frank worries Neil doesn't have the strength to keep fighting. Later, Mary comes out of the room and told them they've found a way for Courtney to go in and hold Neil. They think that'll help. Karen takes Courtney off to scrub. Mary apologizes to Frank that he can't go in too. Frank doesn't mind - the important person to Neil right now is Courtney. He says he'll have to count on faith right now. And your mother, adds Mary. Karen and the completely covered Courtney return. Courtney enters the plastic tent and cuddles Neil. After she leaves the tent, she tells her how good it felt- he assures her she'll have all the time in the world to be with him once he's out of there. Out in the hall, Matt beckons to a gowned Joe. Joe watches Courtney and Frank in the room, and struggles to control his emotions.
Julie and Chris arrive home, Julie is still upset about Kevin being asked to be the Godfather. She wonders what an ex-stalker, former psychopath has to offer - no, she's talking about Kevin, not herself. She's worried that Kevin to keep her from seeing Christina. Chris assures her that the Godfather has no real power, it's just an honorific. Chris makes her a martini - he's working on making her a martini lover. His attempts to calm Julie work. He suggests they either go out dancing or stay home and watch the sappiest, most romantic "chick" flick they can find. She chooses the evening at home - he's happy with the choice. After the movie, Julie is crying, despite the movie's happy ending (Tom Cruise moving heaven and earth to be with "her"). She tells Chris it's because they won't have a happy ending. She thinks Chris isn't attracted to her because they haven't made love. Chris told her he just didn't want to rush her. Julie says she's ready. They kiss and head to the bedroom and consummate the marriage. Afterwards, Julie dreams of a perfect life with Chris - she told him all they need is Christina. He smiles and points behind her. She sees Kevin holding Christina, he told her "Not even in your dreams". She told him how she is all better and turns to Chris to side with her. But Chris has disappeared. She turns back to continue telling Kevin that she's better, he laughingly mocks her. As he tells her she'll never have the baby - she wakes and sits up.
Kevin arrives home, looking disturbed. Eve greets him, and Kevin told her about the Godfather offer. She's lighthearted, until Kevin shows her the obit he received. He calls the police and asks them to tell Mac to stop by his house. An anxious Eve offers to make him a drink and they can watch NYPD Blue. He pulls her into a hug and told her he's okay. She relaxes a bit, but says she had a bad feeling all day. She thinks the obit is from Julie. He's doubtful. Later, Mac comes over and they fill him in on the obit. Mac doesn't think they'll find any, but promises to check for fingerprints. Eve tells Mac about the missing keys, broken picture, and shrunken head and suggests Julie. Mac will check the handwriting on the note. They discuss whether Julie would be likely to kill. Mac leaves, Eve takes a call - a Neil update. Kevin says he'll check on Neil in the morning - Neil is going to go now. Eve worries about leaving him alone and they talk about the possibility of Julie being the person playing the "pranks". She leaves and Kevin stands alone in his living room (meanwhile, Julie is having the above dream).
Julie and Chris are cuddling in bed in the morning. They chat very much like married people in love. :) He asks what she was thinking about just then while she was pretending to be asleep. She told him she was thinking that the previous night had turned out better than she'd ever expected. She asks if it was everything he'd hoped and he says it was better than hitting the trifecta. He tries to get up but Julie stops him saying she doesn't want it to end. Chris complies and much pleasure ensues.
At the hospital, Joe is filling another doctor in on his patients and preparing to leave. Karen stops and asks what he's doing there. Joe says he's dropping off a few notes on his patients and she asks if that's all. He was just outside Neil's room. She says he has to stop this, if Frank and Courtney had seen him... He says he's surprised she hasn't told them. She says she's not out to get him. He asks her if keeping him away from Neil is in Neil's best interest. Karen says he did a BMT without any permission; he did what he had to do. Karen doesn't want to hear it. He's on suspension and he has to stay away from Neil. Joe launches into his blah blah blah and he used paradol last time Neil had pneumonia. He says he has to ask one more thing - what does Neil think about him not being there?
Outside Neil's room, Alan is updating Courtney and Frank on Neil's condition - he's not getting any worse. Alan told them that Joe's conduct was unconscionable and that he will not be dealt with lightly. They are more concerned about Neil's recovery. Alan leaves and they talk about Neil. Frank told Courtney she looks beat but she won't leave. They go into Neil's room and Courtney reads from Tom Sawyer some more. Neil wakes up and asks where Joe is and why hasn't he come to see him? Out side the room, Frank and Courtney decide they will have to let Joe see Neil - for Neil's sake.
At the desk, Karen is instructing a nurse while Joe gets ready to leave. Joe begs to see Neil but Karen says it's impossible; his parents won't allow it. He begs and begs, telling her how Neil held his hand when no one was around but she can't help him. She does tell him she'll try the antibiotic he suggested though.
Chris, at the table while Julie makes breakfast, told her it smells good! Julie, dancing happily around in one of his shirts, serves food and seems domestically blissful - they both do. She says she's a good cook and he offers to help. She says no; she wants to do it herself. The doorbell rings. Rachel! She says she's there because Julie called her the previous night and sounded upset on the machine and barges in. Julie enters from the kitchen, seeming shy in just the shirt (no reason with *those* legs!). Rachel pushes her to talk about the upset over Kevin being Christina's Godfather but Julie says she talked to Chris and is fine now. Rachel says she can see that. Julie apologizes for making her come out for nothing but Rachel says she is glad she didn't miss the chance to see how obviously happy they are together. Julie excuses herself to get into something less comfortable. Rachel leaves with Chris telling her to call first next time.
At Neil's room, Karen comes out after examining him and Courtney has questions. He seems better; is he? No. He's not responding to the antibiotics. Courtney's stress pushes her over the edge and she reams Karen, who takes it sympathetically and with grace. Karen told her she's probably feeling overwhelmed and that's okay; it's okay to take it out on her and it's okay to fight. In fact, she HAS to keep fighting cause that's where Neil gets his strength. Courtney apologizes but Karen says it's okay; she has every right.
Joe, still leaving, has a flashback about Karen finding him just after the BMT. Frank approaches and tell Joe that Neil is worse and needs to see Joe...
Julie serves breakfast and Chris says he hope here are more pancakes - they're delicious. She says there's not - they burned while Rachel was there. Julie hopes Rachel wasn't put out having to come over there for nothing. Chris says she was only put out because Julie didn't need her. She may say she wants Julie to be independent, but she's doesn't. Alan is explaining why they're short staffed to a doctor when Rachel comes over and offers any help she can give.
In Neil's room, Joe lovingly looks at Neil as Courtney and Frank watch from the window. Neil reaches out to take Joe's hand and smiles; Joe gives him a thumbs up.