Synopsis by Hal Erickson
This episode takes place before the events of the previous episode "The Letter," in which the staff of the ER was informed of the death of Mark Greene (Anthony Edwards). Spending his final days in Hawaii, where he had been brought up, Mark hopes to mend fences with his estranged daughter Rachel (Hallee Hirsh). The unexpected arrival of his wife, Elizabeth (Alex Kingston), and their baby daughter, Ella, provides Mark with the opportunity to make amends to them as well -- but will he ever be able to persuade Elizabeth and Rachel to forget their very serious differences? The now-famous climactic sequence permits Mark to use a four-letter expletive seldom heard on network television -- but this does not in the least detract from the episode's poignancy and pathos.