Pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu is adamant about bringing transparency to the topic of brain damage in football players who suffer multiple concussions. His audience, however, is more concerned about how Dr. Omalu's work will affect the business of football.
Dr. Adams is confronted by the board, who tells him that practicing medicine without a license is unlawful. His response reminds everyone of the fundamental role of doctors: to open your door to those in pain, care for patients, and listen to patients.
Derek is tasked with performing a risky surgical procedure in order to remove a spinal tumor from a patient. He and Meredith discuss the problem and potential solutions. During the discussion, Derek draws a diagram of the spine that illustrates the issue the patient is facing. Derek faces a dilemma: if he cuts the cord, he will kill the tumor, but the patient will lose function in both of his legs. Derek tries to find a way to cure the tumor without cutting the cord.
Frank reflects on a medical malpractice case in which he was offered a settlement. Upon reflection, he cannot take the settlement and decides to fight for the victim's rights. Frank also realizes that, by not taking the money, he is endangering the health of his suffering law practice.