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Jordan sviene durante il suo turno colpita da un attacco ischemico transitorio dovuto alle complicazioni della gravidanza. TC e Topher ritornano dall'Afghanistan con Ali, che ha bisogno di un trapianto di cuore. Chavez fa la sua comparsa al pronto soccorso per dare una mano e cerca di riallacciare la sua storia con Krista, ma senza fortuna.
Sinossi originale: The San Antonio sniper death toll is up to eight after 48 hours of the city being under siege. Police have the sniper surrounded, but negotiations have broken down. The whole hospital watches a news report as shooting breaks out, knowing that Drew and Gwen are smack in the middle of the firefight. Just as the sniper zeroes in on Drew's head, a SWAT officer takes him down. Whew! He's injured but alive and as Gwen gets to work on him, he screams that it's not over... just as more shots ring out into the night. There's a second sniper?! Back at the hospital, the sniper refuses to give any information on his accomplice. Meanwhile, Ragosa and Paul meet a homeless girl named Maya with a gash on her head and possibly a broken collarbone. As the doctors push the sniper to the OR, nobody notices the smile that passes between him and Maya... nor the matching tally marks carved into their shoulders. When Ragosa and Paul take her to a room, Maya asks for details on the attacks and even records their conversation so she can relive all the gory details in private. She then asks if she can take a nap before she leaves - it's been a while since she's slept in a real bed. Just then, Nurse Mollie comes in to tell them the sniper died on the table, and the cops found the car and are dusting for prints. After working on Maya, Paul confides in Ragosa that while his hand is on the mend, there was some nerve damage, and he's worried he's screwed up his chance at the pediatric surgery fellowship. He's been on the fence about it, but having the choice possibly taken from him really put things into focus. His father found a surgery for his hand, but it's risky. He has a 50% chance of regaining full function and a 50% chance of causing further damage. If he doesn't have the surgery, he could never be a surgeon but would be a functioning ER doc in a few weeks. Is it worth the risk? Suddenly the staff members turn their attention to the TV. The police have identified the second sniper: it's Maya! Ragosa and Paul lead the cops to her room, only to find she's slit her wrist and is bleeding out. The doctors race in to save her - they want her healthy for her day in court. Ragosa beats himself up for being so stupid, but this whole thing has confirmed it for Paul: he's getting the surgery. He can't handle the pain and suffering of the ER - he needs the distance of surgery. Meanwhile, TC and Topher have finally made it back to the States, and TC races directly to Jordan's hospital room, where she lies in a coma since having a stroke. TC refuses to leave her bedside and can't believe he ever left her to begin with. He shows Gwen the engagement ring he was going to give Jordan and prays it's not too late. We then flash back to the second time the pair met during their residency, when TC returned the pink sweater Jordan lent him after he collapsed from running into a burning building. He asked her out and she reluctantly agreed to a drink. Back in the present, Jordan starts seizing and her lab tests reveal she has eclampsia - the pregnancy is toxic to her body. TC begs Scott not to do anything drastic until they're absolutely sure. If Jordan were awake, she'd want them to do everything they could to save the baby. Suddenly she starts crashing, and despite TC's protests, Scott has to get the baby out - NOW! TC flashes back to when he came back from war and was at his worst. He told Jordan he had to end things because he loved her and he refused to ruin her life. Just then, Scott comes out of surgery - the baby is gone, but Jordan is stable. While watching TC at Jordan's bedside, Scott flashes back to when he first met Jordan, when she hit his parked car. He was so smitten that when she went to give him her insurance, he asked her out on a date instead. Back at the hospital, Joey has returned. He's on the bone marrow donation list and got called in with a match. He's excited to see Krista, but in a few days he's off to Liberia, followed by who-knows-where. He wants Krista to visit him - and go on a date after the shift - but she sits him down for a talk. He's under contract for three years and she can't be in a holding pattern that long. He understands, and the two sadly go their separate ways. Meanwhile, Topher is still trying to figure out what's wrong with Ali, who still has a raging fever. If they can't get his fever down by morning, the donor heart will be given to another patient. Scott notices a rash on Ali's chest and his nose starts bleeding - they need to start a platelet transfusion! But no matter what the doctors do, Ali's fever keeps rising and Topher is getting very worried about the transplant. He's obsessed with saving Ali and repaying his debt to his friend, so much so that he ignores multiple calls from his wife. Finally Janet shows up at the hospital absolutely livid. He was supposed to come directly home from Afghanistan - and he didn't even call her! She's so tired of him breaking his promises; she spent the last few days terrified that her husband would never come back. He left his family to go to a war zone when he didn't have to. She's done keeping her anger inside and is done with their marriage as well. Despite his relationship falling to pieces, Topher still has to do his job. When Ali's tests come back, he realizes his friend has a blood disorder and needs a plasma exchange. Now all he can do is hope it's enough to get the heart. Luckily, the procedure works and Ali can have the transplant surgery! Now Topher just has to figure out his own situation. On the way to his car, Drew runs into Rick, who reveals he's decided not to take the job in South Carolina. Instead, he found a job in San Antonio training SWAT teams and state police. Drew is happy but doesn't want Rick to give up his dream job because of him; Rick explains he made a commitment and their relationship is what matters. An overjoyed Drew asks what they're waiting for? They should get married! Rick laughs since he was about to ask, but Drew beat him to the punch! He already packed their bags and made a hotel reservation in Santa Fe for that night. They're getting married! As Rick and Drew drive off, Janet pulls up. She's here to take Topher to their daughter's violin recital; they'll talk about their relationship later. This is definitely a good sign for Topher. Back at Jordan's bedside, TC, Gwen and Scott finally get what they've been waiting for: Jordan opens her eyes! She immediately asks about the baby and starts to cry when TC tells her what happened. She admits that when she was out, she heard TC talking about getting married. Always the romantic, TC brings out the ring and asks "how about it?," to which Jordan responds, "You don't have to do this because you want to make it up to me or you think it's the right thing." "I love you, and we've been through too much together, and I can't imagine my life without you," TC says, welling up. "I've seen what that's like, and I don't want to go through that again. So I'm asking my best friend, I'm asking you, Jordan Elizabeth Alexander, will you marry me?" Guess we'll have to wait 'til next season to hear Jordan's answer!
Titolo Originale: Darkest Before Dawn
Prima trasmissione Originale: Lunedì 18 Maggio 2015 su NBC
Premiere USA: Lunedì 18 Maggio 2015 su NBC
Prima trasmissione in Italia: Martedì 30 Giugno 2015 su Infinity
Serie Televisiva: The Night Shift
Stagione: 2 - Episodio: 14
Durata: 40 minuti
Genere: Medical Drama, Commedia, Drammatico
Ascolti Prima TV: 5.200.000 telespettatori