Carter begins the first day of his internship with the difficult task of filling in for Benton as the ER surgery consult. Haleh and the other frustrated nurses teach Carter a lesson. Jeanie makes a difficult decision regarding her HIV-positive status, while Benton's test comes back negative. The ER staff is buzzing regarding a rumor that a Chicago hospital may be closing. Weaver implements an incoherent system for tracking patients. The ER staff plays in a Fourth of July softball game, where Carol runs into Shep and his new girlfriend. Benton runs into an old friend, Carla Reese, at Jackie and Walt's barbecue.