A new surgical attending Cole Guthrie (Cress Williams) joins Angels Memorial with the help of his estranged father and clashes with Leanne over their contrasting approaches to medicine. Also, Christa has a crisis of confidence in the middle of a procedure on her first infant since the loss of her son.
Did You Know?
The episode title is a reference to a slogan often taught to medical student: "When you hear the sound of hoof beats, think of a horse, not a zebra". That is, when doing diagnosis, consider the most common explanations first, since they're (by definition) the most likely. On the other hand, sometimes unusual conditions do occur. See more
[on caring for a repeat visitor who is an alcoholic
Doesn't it bother you? After all you did, he's not even gonna make his daughter's wedding?
Dr. Leanne Rorish
His daughter died 10 years ago on her wedding day. This is what is known as a grief ritual. Trauma One was the last place he saw her alive. He's stuck in that moment, he tries to escape it, but... he can't.