This was a rough episode. The hospital has Susan and a hospital legal eagle (Armin Shimerman) go through the case that resulted in a patient's death under questionable circumstances last episode (Neela, Carter, and Gallant taking most of the fall for the death). Gallant continues to be the martyr on the incident. It appears that the family won't press charges against the hospital. Gallant receives his Army orders to be shipped out to Iraq. Gallant comes across a war vet who's been going around the hospitals to get vicadin to sell to buy some other drug that helps with his migraines because the VA won't give him anything for his migraines. So Gallant is gone from County General for the time being. Neela gives him a rabbit's foot as he's about to leave in a cab to the airport. They share a brief kiss. Corday finds out that she's been tabbed to be the head of surgery by Weaver, though Corday was never consulted for the position, and has to process such a nomination. Pratt continues to be supportive of Deb's situation with her father's worsening mental condition. Susan's pregnancy advances to the point that she was prescribed 5 weeks of bedrest, so she's pretty much gone from the ER. Kovach and Sam continue to get more cozy with the quickies. Unfortunately, Sam's ex-husband shows up to throw a monkey wrench into the mix. Abby failed her boards, while Neela passes (with flying colors, on presumes). One of the worst days in Weaver's life has her losing Sandy, a victim of fighting a fire at a warehouse, and Weaver had to endure watching hours of grueling surgery while being witness to the heroic efforts used to try and stabilize her condition, but to no avail. Then, Sandy's family, never all that keen on Sandy's gay relationship with Weaver, conspire to keep their son Henry away from her, and Weaver is absolutely crushed by these 2 events. The final shot of Weaver was haunting. Laura Innes showed some really fine anguish of Weaver's loss of Sandy, and subsequent kidnapping of son Henry.