Abby becomes concerned when her neighbor beats his wife and calls the police, but they say it was all a misunderstanding. Dr. Lewis treats a death row inmate who is brought in with stab wounds but would rather die than undergo treatment. Jing-Mei asks to be re-instated as an attending physician and threatens a law suit if her request is not met. Carter plays intermediary between his divorcing parents but his father insists the marriage is over. He also treats a rising rapper who won't accept that he is HIV positive. Kerry Weaver and Sandy have an argument about Kerry's refusal to come out.
Did You Know?
This episode's rather cryptic title refers to the Nile, as in "in denial". Several characters in this episode are in that predicament - the rapper who is secretly having sex with his male friend and insists that he's not gay even when he gets diagnosed with HIV, and Kerry Weaver who is forced to confront her true feelings about firefighter Sandy Lopez (Lisa Vidal
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References Marcus Welby, M.D.