Shirley and Cris launch their election campaigns. Red Chisholm brings the Muldoon Wing out on strike when Ann refuses to co-operate with his demands. A young boy confronts his father about some prescribed drugs. Frank is suffering from writer's block while trying to write his musical "Cops.", Ann and Red compromise and the hospital gets back to normality once again. Shirley comes out on top in the election and Cris is magnanimous in defeat.