This is a continuation of the last episode. One twin woke up and seems to be in good shape. The other hasn’t woken up yet. The team talks about it when Murphy rolls in. He’s back from his personal emergency aka a road trip with his girlfriend. He and Browne head off to do brain scans.
Melendez is pissed and goes to confront Glassman about Murphy’s situation. Murphy and Browne run the scans and figure out that the twin is getting hardly any blood to her brain. Glassman pulls him out to reprimand him. Murphy gives his two weeks notice.
Legal counsel for Kalu brings a lawsuit to Preston’s office. Apparently there have been incidents in the past related to race and he uses that as framework for such a suit. The team discusses how to save the twin with no bloodflow to her brain. Murphy gets an idea and the neurosurgeon asks him to scrub in. He asks Melendez for a letter of recommendation.
The emergency procedure doesn’t work. She will not wake up. They want to give her heart to the other twin. Andrews, Melendez and the neuro go to the mother and ask her to donate the coma twin’s heart to the one that woke up.
Browne talks to Glassman about Murphy. She lets him know that the young doctor thinks he is mad and that might be motivating this. Melendez wrote his letter and hands it off for Glassman to sign it. The mother unplugs life support but the twin starts breathing on her own.
They can’t use her as an organ donor while she is functioning on her own so they are back at square one, until Murphy gets another idea. Re-conjoin the twins via the femoral artery. It should work and they are pleased with this.
The awake twin is not. She doesn’t want to use her sister as life support and is annoyed her mother pulled the plug. Andrews tries to explain that she will not wake up but it doesn’t get through. Browne has an idea. Put the coma sister in a room with the one that’s awake.
Coma twin is brought in and it works. She sees that her sister won’t get any better but with the conjoining and then transplant her sister will always be with her. They go ahead with the procedure and it is a success.
Glassman asks Murphy why he wants to go to Hershey and he admits it is because Leah is moving there. Glassman gives him the letter of recommendation but tells him that he would like him to stay and if he does he’ll back off.
It’s taking some time for the vitals to stabilize for the twins. Melendez isn’t sure what the problem is but then coma twin wakes up. Melendez sends Browne and Murphy to do a full workup. The team doesn’t know what it is but the mom does. She says they need each other.
One twin still needs a heart of the transplant and now they need a donor fast. Kalu gets a huge settlement from the hospital. It’s not what he wants though. He wants his job back. Browne asks Murphy if Leah knows he is moving for her. She knows he is moving but not for her. She makes him happy. Browne tells him that she will miss him.
Test results are back. The heart transplant twin is killing the other. They need emergency disconnection surgery. During prep one twin crashes. The twin with the bad heart dies. The other won’t let them disconnect. If they don’t, she will die. They call in the mother to convince her.
She tells her that she can’t lose both daughters. Andrews is on his way out when he runs into Kalu. He tells him that he doesn’t want him there. Misrepresenting the case as racism sets everyone two steps back.
They do the surgery to separate the twins. Murphy doesn’t leave because of his talk with Browne. Melendez gets home and Preston is sitting there. She tells him she wants to break up. She wants to give him everything he wants and that includes kids. She doesn’t want him to resent her.
She would rather have her heart broken than be resented so she wants him to go and find someone to have kids. Murphy says goodbye to Leah. She lets him borrow a signed baseball she has. Borrow, because she expects him to come visit and bring it with him.
Obviously Murphy wasn’t going anywhere. I don’t think anyone was fooled by that. I felt bad for the twins and moreso for their mother. I also feel bad for Melendez, especially because that is exactly the same thing I watched like two months ago with Alex and Maggie on Supergirl.