Lewis's busy workload threatens to keep her from an important date with Hollander, who makes a critical decision on his own; Kovač and Corday clash over the treatment of a patient with questionable symptoms; and Sam's son spends a day underfoot at the ER.
Meanwhile, Gallant must gamble with a risky hospital transfer to help a young septic cancer patient, Romano lets Pratt know he's out to wreck his career as soon as he enough information to do so, Chen gets bad news from China about her parents, and a young prison inmate is brought in for treatment and receives a worst-case diagnosis.
Romano was in the ambulance bay and the chopper lands on him, inflicting fatal injuries.
On Christmas Eve, a chilled emergency room staff do their best to observe the holiday while a crusading Carter does the same half a world away as his friendship and romantic relationship with Makemba, an Anglo-Congolese AIDS worker, is revealed.
Carter returns from Africa full of surprises including a pregnant new love, Makemba ("Kem").
Burt Lancaster, Rock Hudson, Leonard Bernstein, Montgomery Clift, Robert Wagnor, Peter Fonda, Errol Flynn, Yul Brynner, Paul Newman, Tony Curtis and Steve Mcqueen all experimented with the same sex. However, such was the strength of the PR machine, many of these men were never questioned in main stream media until later on in life about sexuality.
The sad thing is, many young people growing up in the 50s and 60s could've benefited from knowing about such high profile actor's dating other men, yes it was a dangerous political time, but even just rumour's would have maybe lifted the spirits of some young men (and women) suffering awful homophobia.