Unfinished Business is the thirteenth episode of the second season and the 31st overall episode of Code Black.

Short SummaryEdit

As Guthrie takes on a new position as the hospital chaplain, he considers having a risky surgery to treat his Parkinson's. Also, the doctors treat patients who arrive at Angels from an apartment fire.

Full SummaryEdit


  • Leanne Rorish
  • Will Campbell
  • Malaya Pineda
  • Rollie Guthrie
  • Angus Leighton
  • Mario Savetti
  • Heather Pinkney
  • Jesse Sallander
  • Ethan Willis
  • Cole Guthrie
  • Leo Fields
  • Elliot Dixon
  • Noa Kean
  • Emmanuel Johnson/Emmanuel Guthrie
  • Tracy Harris
  • Larry
  • Devon
  • Lola Johnson
  • Rima
  • Jared
  • Risa Park
  • Eloise Munello
  • Jack Harris
  • Interpreter
  • Fire Chief
  • Paramedic #1
  • Paramedic #3
  • Paramedic #4
  • First-Year Rollie Guthrie
  • Child Rollie Guthrie

Main CastEdit

Guest StarringEdit


Medical NotesEdit

Emmanuel JohnsonEdit

  • Diagnosis:
    • Smoke inhalation
    • Myocardial infarction
    • Diastolic murmur
    • Aortic rupture
    • Cardiogenic shock
  • Treatment:
    • Cardiac bypass
    • Aortic repair

Emmanuel, 55, came into the ER after an apartment fire. He had smoke inhalation and was short of breath. He also had severe chest pain. He was having a heart attack, so they took him to the OR for bypass. Before they could take him, he crashed, so they did CPR as they took him to surgery. He survived his surgery, but his aortic valve later ruptured, so they rushed him back to surgery, where he died.


  • Diagnosis:
    • Smoke inhalation
  • Treatment:
    • Haldol
    • Breathing treatment

Rima, 28, came into the ER after an apartment fire. She had smoke inhalation and was extremely agitated when they brought her in. The paramedics believed she was hypoxic. However, Ethan heard her speaking Arabic and said she was saying something about a baby. Her breathing got worse, so they gave her a breathing treatment to open up her lungs and haldol to calm her down.


  • Diagnosis:
  • Treatment:

Larry came into the ER after an apartment fire.

Lola JohnsonEdit

  • Diagnosis:
    • Hepatic laceration
    • Broken legs
    • IVC fracture
  • Treatment:
    • Closed reduction
    • Surgery

Lola, 26, fell two stories out a window helping her father get out of a burning building. She had blunt trauma to her abdomen and both her legs were broken. She had no blood flow to her foot, so the reduced her fracture in the ER, which restored blood flow. They also ordered a CT of her abdomen, which showed a laceration to her liver. Despite warnings to stay in bed, she tried to get up and her pressure dropped. She opened up her liver laceration and her abdomen filled with blood. They moved her to Center Stage and opened her abdomen to try to stop the bleeding so they could move her to the OR. They stopped the bleeding and took her to the OR, where will believed he'd be able to save most of the liver. She survived the surgery and was awake and stable afterward.


  • Diagnosis:
    • First-degree burns
    • Second-degree burns
  • Treatment:
    • NICU Care

Sami was bought into the ER after an apartment fire. He had first- and second-degree burns, but was stable. He was taken to the NICU.


  • Diagnosis:
    • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Treatment:
    • Hyperbaric therapy

Adira was in an apartment fire. She was alive, but not responsive when they brought her into the ER. She had no burns, but was found in a room full of smoke. She had carbon monoxide poisoning. She was taken to the hyperbaric chamber. In the chamber, Elliot tried to intubate her, but he was unable to. She flatlined, so he started chest compressions. However, CPR was unsuccessful and she was pronounced dead at 11:01 PM.


  • Diagnosis:
    • Second-degree burns
  • Treatment:
    • Burn care

Jared came into the ER after an apartment fire. He had second-degree burns to his chest and abdomen.

Tracy HarrisEdit

  • Diagnosis:
    • Burns
    • Bradycardia
    • Beta blocker overdose
    • Lacerated wrists
  • Treatment:
    • Oxygen
    • Glucagon

Tracy, 30, came into the ER after an apartment fire. She had minor burns, but was bradycardic and hypotensive from smoke inhalation. They gave her oxygen in the ER and observed signs that she had a history of suicide attempts. Paramedics brought in a bottle of atenolol. She'd overdosed on beta blockers. They gave her glucagon. She then lost pulse, so they started CPR. They were able to resuscitate her and Angus talked to her about her suicide attempt. She was also informed that because of the pills she'd taken to try to kill herself, she inhaled less smoke and that saved her life. She later attempted suicide again at the hospital by cutting her wrists.

Rollie GuthrieEdit

  • Diagnosis:
    • Parkinson's disease
  • Treatment:
    • Deep-brain stimulation

Rollie had deep-brain stimulation to treat his Parkinson's symptoms. It was successful and he was stable and awake after his surgery.

Notes and TriviaEdit

  • This episode scored 6.33 million viewers.


Episode StillsEdit


See AlsoEdit

A complete overview of this episode's crew can be found here.

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