Outside, Charlotte's waiting for the cardiac surgeon to take over for Sam when Cooper comes out and tells a story about Maya coming to see him when she was eight, to check her parents' birds-and-bees story. He asks if Charlotte thinks she'll walk again, but she's focused on whether she survives. Cooper tells Charlotte to marry him, and she asks him not to be hysterical. He says he's not, and was going to do it the next day at dinner with flowers and Etta James. She thinks he's just upset, but he pulls out the ring to prove he was planning it. He tells her Violet almost died a year ago and now Maya. "Life is scary and short, and I love you." He says he's been stupid and can't be anymore. (Riiiiiiight. Like that will happen.) He tells her they have to be together, and something good has to happen today. Then, "Charlotte King, I want to spend my whole damn life with you. Marry me?" She just looks at him, teary. He tells her to speak now, but she doesn't. "Seriously, now you can say something."
Naomi's in a hallway when Addison finds her. Naomi tells Addison she's been horrible to her, and She asks Addison to please forgive her before Addison operates on Maya, because she forgives Addison. Then Addison says there's nothing to forgive, since she didn't sleep with Naomi's husband, who's not even her husband. Naomi asks her to please forgive her, and Addison tells her she does and she loves her and she loves her daughter. She tells her stories about watching Maya grow up, and promises she will take care of her. They get up and walk away arm in arm. Charlotte brings the new surgeon in, who tells Sam he's a good man for operating on this guy in these circumstances. Sam looks at Pete, then says that's the driver, and Charlotte lied to Pete. Pete looks guilty, and Sam says, "You knew?" Pete starts telling Sam that they have to save lives, and he's sorry. Sam turns and punches him in the face and asks him what else he's going to take away from him. "What else?" Because, you guys, it always comes back to being about Addison.
Waiting room. Everyone's there, pretty much, except Addison, Little Shephard, and Charlotte. Pete offers Violet a water, which I think we're supposed to see as sweet and touching. Then she asks if everyone's just waiting for her to have a PTSD freakout. They're all like, "What? No." But you know they're lying. She tells them she is freaking out, because a year ago, she was dying, and now here they are again. She wants to scream to stop bringing them here with another of their own dying. Pete says she's not dying. She's not. Cooper says it's almost worse to be the ones out here waiting for the news, but Violet says she has to be honest; it's actually worse to be the one sliced open and bleeding on the table. Then she tells Pete and Cooper she knows that was a bad day for them too. She and Pete hold each other's gaze. She changes the subject to something less morbid. She wanted to do something for Lucas's birthday, so she swiped Pete's camera, but there isn't a picture of Pete and Lucas together. So she took everyone's phones; everyone has a picture of Pete and Lucas, but it's a crappy collection of out-of-focus cell phone pictures. She passes them around, and everyone pretty much agrees they're bad. Addison comes in and sees the Violet-Pete bonding, but charges ahead and says Maya and Baby both look good, and Little Shephard's about to get started. She leaves again, and everyone's quiet.