Joe enters the on-call room, flicking on the lights to wake the sleeping residents. Chris and Matt get up complaining and Chris an Joe bicker until Karen told them some people are trying to sleep! She send them on their way and told Joe to kill the lights. After they leave she comments to herself that she should have gone to cosmetology school.
Julie and Chris are hugging in the lobby when Lucy zooms in with the workmen. Julie asks about the girls but Lucy, distracted, says she's busy and excuses herself. Julie told Chris she was blown off but Chris reminds her that Lucy doesn't know how much Christina means to her. Well, says Julie, she will. Soon.
At the med cart, Frank approaches Joe saying he heard Joe had crossed the picket line. How did Mary take it? Not that well, Joe says, but it felt like the right thing to do. Frank attempts to anger Joe but Joe says he was just about to give Neil his meds. Frank says he'll do it; he and Neil are getting closer. Joe told him they'll have plenty of time together when Neil and Courtney move in with him. Joe does relent anyway and gives Frank Neil's meds to deliver.
Julie approaches Lucy again who explains that she's even busier than she was earlier. Julie comments on how much Lucy has taken on and Lucy asks for her help. Would Julie order some food from the Grill for Ms. Stewart? Julie gives Lucy thee folder she has for Ms. Stewart, slides in an insult and went to order the food. Lucy enters the room, turns on the light and finds the lady herself snoring in cold cream with a towel on her head! DS immediately covers her head up with the sheet and refuses to come out, demanding Lucy GO! Apologizing profusely, Lucy leaves but stops to chuckle outside the room.
Courtney stops Frank with the med cart and gives him a change of clothes and a brochure for an apartment complex. She asks if Neil has said anything about the move and Frank told her he seems to be getting used to the idea. She knows a very romantic linen closet where he can change but he told her he needs to make a living and moves on past her.
Joe, in Mr. Phelps (a pt) room, is going over his chart when Chris, his doctor, enters. He asks why Joe paged him and is told Joe can't administer meds if he can't read the writing. He says Chris' writing is way past acceptable. Chris good-naturedly asks Joe to discuss it outside and blasts him for criticizing him in front of a patient. Joe keeps talking so Chris reminds him he's NOT a doctor and, since he's so concerned, Mr. Phelps has a cyst that needs draining. He can do that. Joe, chagrined, went back into the room. Julie, who has seen the exchange, stops to talk to Chris. He says knocking Joe off his pedestal was the highlight of his day. Julie says, from pedestal to low man on the totem pole sucks. She vents about Lucy and says she could just put her fist through a wall. Chris suggests she hit something more forgiving - so she slugs him. She says he was the most forgiving thing she could think of. Julie is sick of Lucy and constant orders. She starts with the Christina will never be hers, blah, blah blah. Chris says he won't let that happen. Chris told her they'll get Christina back and then maybe they can start a family of their own too. Julie would love that. They kiss and start to enter the linen closet only to find Bimbo Barrington rocking out to a walkman in there. They laugh.
Ms. Stewart is perusing the research on Lucy's project when Courtney knocks. She enters, cheerfully, with the info on Lucy that DS asked for. DS went over the info and they chat about Lucy and not kindly. DS seems to feel she is superior to everyone. DS notes Lucy's penchant for wealthy men, including Scott with his $100 million inheritance. Courtney bows and scrapes along until she is dismissed by DS telling her the info would have been nice 2 days ago and tossing it. File under 'T' for trash.
Karen, working on a stack at the desk, is told by Dr (I can't think of his NAME) of the scrap between Chris and Joe. He is agitated and complains that it's bad enough the press is out to get them. Karen told him she'll handle it and keeps working. When he leaves she turns around and rubs her face in frustration and exhaustion. Joe sees her and looks very concerned.
Chris and Julie find an empty room and go to play. Just as they start to roll around on the bed, another worker enters and collapses on the next bed. Chris says "excuse me" and the response is "don't mind me. I'm so tired I'll sleep through the whole thing." Julie has a better idea and they leave.
Courtney catches Frank in the hall and asks if he's looked at the brochure yet. He says no and she told him she was just hoping. She suggests they just fight this one out, offering up clenched fists. He almost smiles and she told him she can see it - he can't resist her. He says he's going to have to learn to because he needs this job. He leaves and Courtney sighs. Lucy, flying by, is paused when Courtney asks if she's going to see DS. Lucy says yes and how does Courtney know her. Courtney says she's been practically living there with Neil and they've gotten to be friends. Lucy wouldn't want her for a friend but Courtney says she likes her. She offers to go in with Lucy to run interference. Lucy agrees. In the room, Lucy asks DS if she liked the samples Lucy sent. She did not and would never let Lucy decorate any of *her* residences. Lucy explain that she's in charge of designing a custom suite just for DS. DS says small town people are so gracious and eager to please. It's refreshing and agrees to look at them. She suggests that Lucy find her a decent lunch while she and Courtney go over them. Lucy suggests Courtney do that and she agrees. DS told Lucy she seems to get things done and Lucy told her she can jump through any hoop DS holds up. DS says that'll be just like having her own trained seal!
Up on the roof, Chris and Julie, wrapped in a blanket, are kissing as Karen comes through the door. She coughs and asks if they both don't have something else to do. Chris reminds her of when she and Joe got caught up there in a compromising positions. Karen says she'll just pretend she didn't see them. Julie says no, Karen needs the space more and they leave. Karen gazes off into the distance as Joe comes up and asks if she's thinking of jumping.
In DS room, Lucy adjusts her traction and DS comments that she's much too eager to please; it's common in women with her kind of ambition. Lucy thanks her and says she wants to bring up aligning their companies one more time. DS says she has one rule - never mix business and trash. Frank enters with her meds and she drools all over him. She tells Lucy he's a little slice of heaven on toast. Lucy says she'd have stiff competition and DS says the stiffer the better. Lucy told her to go for it and exits. DS' phone rings and she discusses Lucy's project and the possibility of stealing it.
Julie and Chris are going at it in the shower in the on-call room. They avoid an interruption my Bimbo and continue with their passion. On the roof, Karen and Joe talk and he told her she's doing a good job. He says anyone in charge would be disliked right now. She says she wanted to be Chief Resident but she keeps wonder if people are just seeing a mixed up kid making mistakes. Joe says no, they see her intelligence and her beauty; at least that's what he sees. Karen says when she runs and hides he always finds her. Finding her was the best thing he ever did, says Joe. She touches his face and says he's her best friend just as the rain begins to pour down. She went in but he enjoys the rain for a moment and then follows.
Gail agreed to help Kevin get reinstated at the hospital. Rachel set up a clandestine meeting with Dean, the head of an HMO conglomerate, who promised to make her the Chief of Staff when his corporation took over the hospital. Meanwhile, the nurses committee backed out of a deal they had made to move forward with the negotiations. Karen began to question her priorities as a doctor. A passionate Eve took a stand and claimed that as doctors they were obligated to treat all patients. Eve's words were later put to the test when Greg Cooper was rushed into the emergency room. Dr. Boardman ordered Karen not to treat an injured nurse who had been brought to the emergency room. Alan, however, went over Boardman's head and told Karen to treat the nurse.
After Chris was unable to bring himself to operate on Cooper, Eve took over and attempted to save his life. Despite her best efforts, Eve was unable to revive Cooper and he died. Chris admitted to Julie that he had backed away from operating on Cooper because he didn't want to be responsible for saving his life. Rachel attempted to undermine Kevin's relationship with Neil and pointed out to Neil that Kevin had been neglecting him. Camille Owens, a former patient at the hospital, returned and complained about discomfort after her recent surgery. Camille, however, decided to leave without being checked out by a doctor when Chris was unavailable.
The doctors were forced to spend the night at the hospital after random acts of sabotage starting breaking out. Kevin became furious when he discovered that Rachel had used Neil to get back at him. After Alan refused to discuss the strike negotiations with her, Rachel made an important ally in Dr. Boardman and ended up seducing him. Kevin was troubled when he realized that Eve was avoiding intimacy with him. Eve admitted to Kevin that she was afraid making love would put a strain on his heart and said she was scared of losing him. Joe and Karen spent the night together in Karen's office and made love. Later, a blackout hit the hospital.