Meredith, Richard and Alex must deal with the consequences after Bailey fires them for insurance fraud; after disappearing in the fog, Jackson helps a man in a dangerous situation; Tom gets new responsibilities at the hospital.
The doctors operate on a man who crashed into Maggie's car; Owen, back from paternity leave, struggles with Tom's new position; Meredith's recent firing doesn't stop her from diagnosing those around her; Richard and Alex start anew and it's not easy.
Meredith tiptoes the line of protocol as she helps Jo with a difficult procedure from afar; the sisters of a patient who is brain dead after a fall into a construction site must decide whether or not to keep her alive.
Meredith inadvertently stirs up negative press for the hospital; Jackson stands up to Koracick when he goes too far with a patient's family; Bailey receives unexpected news.
Meredith has a court hearing after skipping out on community service; Bailey and Jo have a patient that Jo realizes is from the treatment facility; Richard and Gemma grab breakfast together and things go awry.
Alex enlists Richard to help distract investors when he hears disturbing news about skeletons on the construction site grounds; Teddy tasks herself with creating original Halloween costumes for Allison and Leo.
Catherine is back in town and has no idea what's been going on between Jackson and Maggie; Owen and Amelia treat a woman who fell in the basement and quickly find that there is more to the story; Maggie is shocked after meeting Richard's relatives.