When Michael realises that his marriage to Annalese is dead in the water, he finally hits rock bottom. Trying to keep his marital woes from becoming hospital gossip, the surgeon throws himself into work, attempting to help a patient, Samuel whose reluctance to have an operation frustrates Michael.
As he loses his grip on the case, Michael takes his anger out on his staff, causing Donna to reprimand him for mismanaging the situation. Though Michael finally talks him into surgery, Samuel dies on the operating table. A broken Michael teeters on the edge of a breakdown – can anyone save him?
Also this week: Penny is desperate to impress Linden. Elliot hopes to treat football hopeful Ben, but agrees to dodge some red tape in return for much-needed medical equipment.