Episode PremiereNovember 18, 2011
Show Period2011 - 2012
Production CompanyCBS Television Studios, Timberman-Beverly Prod.
Rita's son Lenny comes home from Afghanistan just in time for Thanksgiving, but the happy reunion is put on hold when he ends up unconscious and temporarily paralyzed after a motorcycle accident. As Michael preps for the risky operation, Rita and her husband struggle over the question of what would be best for their son if he were to need a machine to stay alive. At the Clinica, Kate and Zeke intubate and bag a near-unconscious man who is brought in by a bus driver. But after stabilizing their patient, the doctors find a "Do Not Resuscitate" bracelet in his coat pocket. Since no hospital will take a patient who was revived against his will, Kate and Zeke take turns pumping the bag while deciding what to do next.